September is exciting for a number or reasons, Autumn will finally be upon us, Once Upon A Time is returning, the Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children movie is coming out, it’s my birthday, (did I already mention Once Upon A Time is returning?…) but most importantly, some utterly wonderful sounding books are being released and here are a few I am most highly anticipating…
It’s finally here!!! The Throne of Glass series is one of my all time favourites, so it’s safe to say I’m very excited for the release of Empire of Storms (also slightly terrified, as I’m 99% certain there is no hope left for my ship in this series… *heart hurts forever more*)…
I won’t post the summary for this as it’s the fifth instalment in this fabulous series and I don’t want to spoil anyone who might just be starting it but I have it’s Goodreads and Amazon linked above if you want to find out more about it!
A romance about a book blogger?! Erm, yes please…
Romance book blogger Vivian Galdi is a girl on a mission: the Replacement Crush Mission. After Jake the Snake pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crush targets, determined to avoid anyone who pings her zing meter. But nerd-hot Dallas, the new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter mission, analysing his target and taking advantage of the tactical errors in her strategy. Does Dallas just like a good game of Replacement Crush Battlefield, or is he on his own mission to prove to Vivian that true love can’t be strategized? And how much collateral damage can they both sustain during the heat of battle?
This is without a doubt one of my most highly anticipated releases of the year, the concept sounds so interesting. I’m also very much in love with it’s gorgeous cover!!
LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. Toya doesn t know where she fits in, but after a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were . . . different. And then a higher power answers her prayer: to be anything but black.
Toya is suddenly white, blond, and popular. Now what?
The summary for this is giving me slight ‘The Little Mermaid’ vibes, so of course, being the
*possibly slightly overly obsessed* Disney fan I am, I’m immediately very intrigued…
Hanging out with Chris was supposed to make Lorelei s life normal. He s cooler, he s older, and he s in a band, which means he can teach her about the music that was forbidden in her house growing up. Her grandmother told her when she was little that she was never allowed to sing, but listening to someone else do it is probably harmless right?
The more she listens, though, the more keenly she can feel her own voice locked up in her throat, and how she longs to use it. And as she starts exploring the power her grandmother never wanted her to discover, influencing Chris and everyone around her, the foundations of Lorelei s life start to crumble. There s a reason the women in her family never want to talk about what their voices can do.
And a reason Lorelei can to seem to stop herself from singing anyway.
What isn’t written, isn’t remembered. Even your crimes. Nadia lives in the city of Canaan, where life is safe and structured, hemmed in by white stone walls and no memory of what came before. But every twelve years the city descends into the bloody chaos of the Forgetting, a day of no remorse, when each person’s memories — of parents, children, love, life, and self — are lost. Unless they have been written.
In Canaan, your book is your truth and your identity, and Nadia knows exactly who hasn’t written the truth. Because Nadia is the only person in Canaan who has never forgotten.
But when Nadia begins to use her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, she discovers truths about herself and Gray, the handsome glassblower, that will change her world forever. As the anarchy of the Forgetting approaches, Nadia and Gray must stop an unseen enemy that threatens both their city and their own existence – before the people can forget the truth. And before Gray can forget “her.”
A bolt of lightning inspires an incredible journey in this charming, magical realism adventure that takes four teens on an all-night journey through the streets of New York City.
Extraordinary things happen when we least expect them.
Tiny, Lu, Will and Nathaniel used to be best friends. Then life-defining events the summer before high school tore them apart. Now, three years later, they hardly talk anymore. Nathaniel has become obsessed with winning the prestigious science scholarship that his genius older brother once won. Will has risen from anonymity to popular soccer star. Lu grew into a brash, impetuous actress. And shy, poetic Tiny has slowly been fading away.
But fate weaves their lives together again the night before the SATs, during a wild thunderstorm that threatens to shut down New York City. And lightning strikes.
Before they know what’s hit them, the four teens embark on an epic all-night adventure to follow their dreams, fall in and out of love, reconcile the past, and overcome the fears that have been driving them since that one lost summer. And by the time the sun rises, odds are they ll discover that there s a fine line between science and magic, and that the mysteries of love and friendship can t be explained.”
In the Hackensack Police Department, Vic Benucci and his friend Mad are explaining how they found themselves wrapped up in a grisly murder. But in order to tell that story, they have to go way back…
It all started when Vic’s dad died. Vic’s dad was his best friend, and even now, two years later, he can’t bring himself to touch the Untouchable Urn of Oblivion that sits in his front hall. But one cold December day, Vic falls in with an alluring band of kids that wander his New Jersey neighbourhood, including Mad, the girl who changes everything. Along with his newfound friendships comes the courage to open his father’s urn, the discovery of the message inside, and the epic journey it sparks.
Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane. The Fearless Five, inseparable as children growing up in a sleepy English seaside town. But when Max’s older sister is killed, the friendship seems to die with her.
Only Max and Ella are in touch, still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. But Ella is hiding things – like why she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level. And when underdog Corey is bullied, the Fearless Five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them.
But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves?
Not only does this make me extremely excited for christmas, it features so many fabulous authors and part of the sale goes to a wonderful charity?! This is definitely one I’ll be picking up during christmas!
The UK’s top Young Adult authors join together in this collection of new stories and poems on the theme of home. Contributors include: Tom Becker, Holly Bourne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Melvin Burgess, Katy Cannon, Cat Clarke, Juno Dawson, Julie Mayhew, Non Pratt, Marcus Sedgwick, Lisa Williamson and Benjamin Zephaniah. £1 from the sale of every book will be donated to Crisis, the national homelessness charity.
I would love to know if you’ll be picking up any of these titles and which ones! Also, if there are any other September releases you’re looking forward too, please let me know in the comments. I hope you have a wonderful September. xoxo