Oh my poor wallet. September seems to be one of the busiest months for new book releases and there are seven upcoming books about which I am super excited. Without further ado, here’s the list.
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Having just finished Heir of Fire, I am impatient for Queen of Shadows, the next volume in the Throne of Glass series. Heir of Fire was for me the strongest so far in the series and left some very interesting storylines to be followed in the next book. I look forward to the confrontation between Celaena and Arobynn and to see how Dorian is affected by the events of Heir of Fire.
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Also released on September 1st is Holly Black’s and Cassandra Clare’s The Copper Gauntlet. This is the second in the Magisterium series, which, like Harry Potter, is set in a school for magic. Despite the comparison with Harry Potter, it’s the contrasts with that series that make the Magisterium so interesting. I did enjoy the Iron Trial, the first book in the series, so I’m interested to see what book two has in store for Calum and his friends.
I have preordered this in Kindle format.
William Shakespeare’s Tragedy of the Sith’s Revenge by Ian Doescher
This is the third and final book in Ian Doescher’s retelling of George Lucas’ epic Star Wars prequels in Shakespearean format. While I have not enjoyed the prequel trilogy as much as the original one – like the films – they are very cleverly written. I do wish there would be audiobooks produced for the prequel trilogy as the ones for the original Star Wars were wonderful. As Doescher himself said, Shakespeare is meant to be listened to, not read.
The Sith take their Revenge starting on September 8th and I have preordered it in Kindle format.
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
The Scorpion Rules is a young adult dystopian novel in which a superpower maintains peace on Earth by holding prisoner the children of world leaders. If their country starts a war, the children die. We follow the story of one such prisoner of peace, Greta and how her life and world view is altered by a new arrival. I actually don’t know a great deal about this one, however, the premise seems intriguing and reviews are positive.
I’ve preordered this in Kindle format – I may add the Audible one before the book is released on September 22nd.
The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley
Following on from the success of the web series adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, the writers are continuing the story in novel form in The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet. This will continue the story of Lydia, the youngest sister after the events of the LBD. Lydia was one of my favourite characters and her character development was so beautifully written and portrayed by actress Mary Kate Wiles. I see that Mary Kate will be narrating the audiobook.
Although I have a Kindle preorder, I will likely cancel that and preorder the Audible version if it becomes available before release date of September 28th.
The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
Jim Butcher. Author of The Dresden Files. Steampunk. Aerial shenanigans. Talking cats. I’m convinced.
My preorder is placed to download to my Kindle on September 29th.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is the author of the Grisha trilogy. While I did have a few issues with that series, one of its key strengths was the worldbuilding. Bardugo created a wonderful Russianeque fantasy world with a fascinating magic system. Six of Crows is a new series set in the same world, involving some kind of heist. It sounds very promising. The first couple of chapters are up on Amazon for free if you want to check it out.
My preorder should hit my Kindle on September 29th.
So there you have it. Those are the books about which I’m most excited in the coming month. Which of these will you be picking up?