One of the best ways to welcome in a new season is hauling ALL the books. I was very fortunate to receive a bunch of exciting releases this month from publishers & blog tours, I bought one of my most anticipated 2020 releases, and as per usual, borrowed a book or five from the library.
Sent to Me/Provided by the Publisher
Simon & Schuster sent me a package this month with four YA sci-fi and fantasy books that are & have come out this fall. The Nemesis by S.J. Kincaid is the last book in the Diabolic series, which has received great reviews from some of my book blogging friends. They also sent me book #2 in the Shatter the Sky series, Storm the Earth. I think I’m most excited to read Night Shine by Tessa Gratton because it’s been described as a romantic fantasy! It’s been a while since I’ve read a historical fantasy, so I’m excited to check out Magic Dark and Strange by Kelly Powell in October.
While I tend to reach for a fantasy or two in October and November, I also especially love thrillers this time of year. Just this weekend, Simon & Schuster also sent me two upcoming YA thrillers, Those Who Prey by Jennifer Moffett and Lies Like Poison by Chelsea Pitcher. I’m honestly about to switch up my TBR plans and pick up Those Who Prey immediately because of its college setting – a college freshman gets seduced to join a cult. Lies Like Poison also sounds like such a unique and mysterious thriller read.
All this Time by Mikki Daughtry and Rachel Lippincott (ARC) – I participated in a blog tour for Mikki Daughtry and Rachel Lippincott’s All this Time earlier this month. I thought this was a deep YA read that is perfect for binge-reading and I could see myself picking up their debut, Six Feet Apart, some time in the future.
Recommended For You by Laura Silverman – I received a finished copy of Laura Silverman’s Recommended For You, and I’m SO excited to add this one to my collection because it’s my new favorite YA holiday read. I participated in a blog tour for Recommended For You in the beginning of September.
Majesty (American Royals #2) by Katharine McGee – I admit I debated waiting to buy Majesty until it came out in paperback to match my print ARC and just borrow it from the library for now… but I couldn’t wait! The covers for this series are just too pretty to stay away from my bookshelves for too long.
Running by Natalia Sylvester – Running was my read this weekend & I really enjoyed it! Super timely & perfect if you want a political YA contemporary right now, as Mari’s dad is running as a Democratic candidate for president and has to figure out she agrees with his campaign’s take on the issues…
Bookish and the Beast (Once Upon a Con #3) by Ashley Poston – I’m very excited to jump back into the Once Upon a Con series with this bookish take on Beauty and the Beast.
You by Caroline Keepnes – You was one of the first shows I binge-watched on Netflix in the beginning of the pandemic, so I’m looking forward to see how the books & TV show compare.
What books did you haul in September? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Share in the comments!