Most Anticipated Fall/End of Year Releases
It's that time again—time for some anticipated reads! I find that the end of the year always has some fantastic releases. It's when it's getting a little cooler out, people are spending more time inside cozying up with a blanket, cup of tea and a good book. I have quite the lengthy list for you here and knowing me, I won't actually read these books close to their release date (save one or two). But let's get on to these exciting releases.
Wildcard by Marie Lu - September 18th
I read Warcross earlier this year and it has quickly become one of my favourite Marie Lu books. There isn't a whole lot that I would be able to say about Wildcard because it's a sequel, but it seems like it picks up right from where Warcross had left off, and Emika is left wondering who she can honestly trust and how she can survive.
The first book, Warcross, takes place in a world very similar to our own where a virtual reality game called Warcross is a significant part of people's lives. We follow kick-ass hacker and bounty hunter Emika Chen from barely making it by to accidentally hacking herself into the Warcross Championships and becoming an overnight sensation. While trying to hunt down someone who is believed to threaten Warcross, Emika uncovers more has been going on than anyone could have known.
Pride by Ibi Zoboi - September 18th
I hadn't previously heard of Pride or any of Ibi Zoboi's other books until I had heard it being talked about on Emmmabooks' Epic Reads Day Vlog, and I was immediately intrigued.
Pride is a Pride and Prejudice retelling that takes place in Brooklyn and follows Zuri Benitez, who has pride. Particularly, pride in her city, family and Afro-Latino roots. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with them, even though her sister is forming a close connection with one of the brothers. She's forced to try and find commonalities with the arrogant Darius, but they find that they understand each other more than they initially thought. But with college applications and a whole lot of other stuff going on in her life, Zuri struggles to find her place in fear that she may lose it.
The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee - October 2nd
I know I still haven't read the first book, but I can't help but be excited for this one! The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy takes place a year after Felicity's adventures with her brother in A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue. I don't want to say too much more (mostly because I don't want to know), but it sounds like this book is going to be a thrilling adventure.
What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera - October 9th
This is one of my MOST ANTICIPATED books of this year! I adore both Becky Albtertalli and Adam Silvera, so when I heard they were going to be writing a meet-cute book together about two boys, I squealed (not even joking).
What If It's Us is a dual-perspective novel that follows Arthur and Ben. Arthur is a hopeless romantic who is only in New York for the summer and believes that Broadway romances can happen in real life. Being fresh off a breakup, Ben, on the other hand, is a little more cynical and thinks the universe needs to screw off. When they meet-cute at the post office and have a series of failed dates, they're left to wonder if this is meant to be.
Odd One Out by Nic Stone - October 9th
I hadn't really heard of Odd One Out (I feel like this is mostly me being an out of touch old lady.) until I was scrolling through lists on Goodreads and it caught my eye. But what really grabbed me was the Goodreads summary. I don't want to know much more going in, but from what I can tell it's about three people who form complicated relationships with each other, but it's also about exploring friendships and new crushes, while also discovering yourself.
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas - October 23rd
Kingdom of Ash has been a long time coming. Lately, I have been feeling a bit disconnected from this series. I find myself disinterested with Aelin and Rowen, and a few other characters that you would consider the "main characters." That being said, I love the side characters and am excited to see how their story plays out in the conclusion of the Throne of Glass series.
I can't say much more as this is the seventh and final book, but for more on the first book, check it out on Goodreads.
This Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender - October 30th
This is another recent addition to my anticipated releases because again, I was just scrolling through Goodreads when I saw this book.
According to the summary, This Kind of an Epic Love Story is a great book for fans of Becky Albertalli’s Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. It follows Nathan Bird who doesn’t believe in happy endings, and he believes in playing it safe in order to protect his heart. But his best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence is determined to set him up. When Nate’s former best friend Ollie moved back in town, Nate is thrown for a loop, and he’s forced to face feelings that he had previously not been honest about.
How She Died, How I Lived by Mary Crockett - November 13th
How She Died, How I Lived is described as a thought-provoking novel about a girl handling survivor’s guilt after a classmate is murdered. Due to the situation surrounding this murder, she is left wondering, how do you continue to live when it could have been you.
It sounds like this book will be raw and impactful and I anticipating reading it. That said, based on the Goodreads summary, I would say that this story could be triggering for people who have been close to a murder case. This is only a feeling I’m getting based on the Goodreads summary, so I can’t say 100% for sure, but please take care of yourself and consider your own mental health before picking up this book.
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare - December 4th
I’ve been waiting ALL year for Queen of Air and Darkness and I’m excited that it’s almost here. Cassandra Clare’s books have only been getting better and better, so you know that I needed this book yesterday.
There isn’t a lot that I’m able to say about this book because it’s the third book in a trilogy that’s also a spin-off of a six book series. But I’m excited. Did I say I’m excited? I’m excited.
That’s all for the books that I’m anticipating for the rest of the year. What book are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!