What’s up droogs, it’s finally stabtember! And from that sentence alone you can derive which book I’m most excited for this month! September is a good month for me in terms of new releases, so let’s dive straight into my most anticipated releases for this month!
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff – 3 September
I picked up Nevernight due to a combination of hype on Bookstagram and a pretty cover. Those are good reasons right? Anyway, I loved it! And I loved Godsgrave too. There are so many twists and turns in this series that you’ll never know what happens next. Not to mention that massive cliffhanger ending in Godsgrave. Thus Darkdawn is hands down top of the list when it comes to most anticipated releases. Here is a blurb from Goodreads:
A ruthless young assassin’s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy.
The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva’s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city’s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.
Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia’s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will at last discover the origins of the darkin, and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world.
But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake – 3 September
I’ve been a fan of the Three Dark Crowns series since I read the first book. Though I have to admit the blurb didn’t really speak to me. I think I wasn’t really a fan of the “competition” premise. But now I love how dark and mysterious the books are and they come with a good deal of grit. I love how at this point I’m kind of rooting for everyone, so I can’t wait to see how this series concludes. Blurb from Goodreads below:
After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters.
Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.
Queen Katharine’s rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.
In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.
The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.
Tunnel of Bones by V.E. Schwab – 3 September
Have you read City of Ghosts yet? I read it in July and thought it was a really entertaining read! These books are a middle grade series about ghosts and one girl that see them all. The thing I really like about this series is that each book will take place in a different city. The first one was Edinburgh, and this one will be Paris! Really excited for that, because I’ve been to Paris and I love it when places I know show up in books. Goodreads blurb below:
Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.
She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities. Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.
When Cass accidentally awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter — and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery. But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.
And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever.
Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco – 10 September
I’m currently reading Escaping from Houdini and hope to finish it well before Capturing the Devil comes out. I thus don’t have a lot to say about my expectations yet, because I’m still catching up. I successfully copied and pasted the Goodreads blurb for Capturing the Devil without accidentally spoiling anything for myself, yay me!
In the shocking finale to the bestselling series that began with Stalking Jack the Ripper, Audrey Rose and Thomas are on the hunt for the depraved, elusive killer known as the White City Devil. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse has them fighting to stay one step ahead of the brilliant serial killer—or see their fateful romance cut short by unspeakable tragedy.
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell have landed in America, a bold, brash land unlike the genteel streets of London they knew. But like London, the city of Chicago hides its dark secrets well. When the two attend the spectacular World’s Fair, they find the once-in-a-lifetime event tainted with reports of missing people and unsolved murders.
Determined to help, Audrey Rose and Thomas begin their investigations, only to find themselves facing a serial killer unlike any they’ve heard of before. Identifying him is one thing, but capturing him—and getting dangerously lost in the infamous Murder Hotel he constructed as a terrifying torture device—is another.
Will Audrey Rose and Thomas see their last mystery to the end—together and in love—or will their fortunes finally run out when their most depraved adversary makes one final, devastating kill.