My most anticipated book releases of this summer 📚☀️

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This is it, summer is really here in the northern hemisphere! ☀️

With a new season comes a new list of books I’m anticipating, which makes me so happy, because I love writing these posts! As always, I’ll be talking about the books I’m anticipating the most for the next season, meaning the books I’m anticipating that are due to be released in July, August and September. I find it easier to track new releases on a shorter period of time, otherwise I’m scared I’d forget some of them, so that’s why I’ve been doing seasonal most anticipated book releases for a few years now!

So, without further ado, here are the books I’m excited for that will be released this summer:

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Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Published: July 7th 2020 by Flatiron Books

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? This Persian-inspired fantasy novel is about a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch, which sounds amazing! I also know there is a f/f romance in it and someone mentioned there were monster girlfriends (sorry, but that’s one of my favourite tropes)? I don’t need any other information about this book, I am so in! 😱

Loveless by Alice Oseman

Published: July 9th 2020 by HarperCollins Children’s Books

Genre: contemporary

Why do I want it? Alice Oseman is one of my favourite authors, so I’m super excited about her newest book! Loveless follows Georgia, who starts attending Durham University with her best friends and is ready to find romance. However, she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people, but not for her and discovers herself more and more. This book is an aromantic asexual coming-out story and we so need more of those!

Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Brain Murphy

Published: July 21st 2020 by HMH Books For Young Readers

Genres: historical fiction, fantasy

Why do I want it? This book is a historical fantasy set in nineteenth-century Denmark, so considering how much I love Denmark, it was all I needed to get excited about it. It is about Marit, who uses magic to secure a job as a seamstress in the Vestergaard household. Marit’s father died in the Vestergaards’ jewel mines, so she starts to investigate what really happened, which leads her to a deception that goes all the way up to the king of Denmark. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read it!

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Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May

Published: August 6th 2020 by Gollancz

Genre: science-fiction

Why do I want it? Seven Devils is the first book in a feminist space opera duology following seven resistance fighters who will free the galaxy from the ruthless Tholosian Empire, or die trying. The main character is the heir to the galaxy’s most ruthless empire and faked her death! Her partner on her newest resistance mission is a mechanic and hotshot pilot who bears an old grudge against her! These two informations 100% got me. I really want to get more into sci-fi and this one sounds amazing, so I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Published: August 11th 2020 by HarperTeen

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? This debut is a contemporary fantasy inspired by Hindu mythology, so that’s enough to get excited about! Star Daughter follows Sheetal, the daughter of a star and a mortal, who is used to keeping secrets, until her powers puts her human father in the hospital and she needs a full star’s help to heal him. To save him, Sheetal must go to a celestial court and take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens. Also, can we take a moment to appreciate this stunning cover? I’m speechless. 😍

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Published: August 25th 2020 by Wednesday Books

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? This book was pitched as The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge. That’s all I need to know to want it. 😱 It’s about a group of magicians facing off in a competition to become part of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. The competition becomes more and more dangerous as it goes along, so the magicians will be forced to reckon with their secrets and it just sounds amazing!

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Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Published: September 15th 2020 by Bloomsbury

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? I adored Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke when I read it two years ago, so I’m beyond excited that she’s releasing a new book! This one follows Piranesi, who lives in a house that he is always exploring… this house being essentially a labyrinth, with infinite rooms, thousands upon thousands of statues, as well as an ocean. It seems like a very whimsical read and I’m so ready for it!

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite, edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker

Published: September 22nd 2020 by Imprint

Genres: anthology, fantasy, paranormal

Why do I want it? Here it is: I miss vampire stories a lot (not some of the most popular paranormal tropes, though), so I’m quite excited that a new YA anthology focusing on vampires is coming out! 🧛‍♀️ I first got interested in this anthology because Victoria Schwab wrote a short story for it, but anthologies are also the perfect way to discover new authors (I’m really interested in Zoraida Córdova’s and Rebecca Roanhorse’s works, for example), so I can’t wait to discover all of these short stories and new-to-me authors!

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

Published: September 29th 2020 by Del Rey Books

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? Naomi Novik is one of my favourite authors, so of course I’m over the moon that she’s starting a new fantasy series! A Deadly Education is set in a magical school where monsters are lurking in the halls and failure means certain death, which sounds super brutal, but really intriguing! The main character also apparently has dark magic and I’m so there for it! I got lucky enough to get an e-ARC of it (!!) and I can’t wait to read it soon! 😍

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My most anticipated book releases of this spring 📚🌸

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Hello There

I can’t believe spring is almost there in the northern hemisphere: days are getting longer, sunshine is slowly coming back and flowers are starting to bloom. 🌸 The world is a terrifying place right now and I’m hoping you will all stay safe as much as you can: please take care of yourself and your loved ones!

I’m trying to stay as positive as I can right now and to carry on as I usually do. Because of that, I thought that I’d speak about my most anticipated releases for spring today. As always, I’ll be talking about the books I’m anticipating the most for the next three months (so from April to June), I find it easier to track new releases on a shorter period of time, otherwise I’m scared I’d forget some of them. But anyway, here are the books I’m anticipating this spring:

EDIT, May 2020: due to lockdown, several of these books’ release dates have been pushed back, so I’ve changed the planned dates for the ones affected.

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The Silence of Bones by June Hur

Published: April 21st 2020 by Feiwel & Friends

Genres: historical fiction, mystery

Why do I want it? This debut is a mystery novel set in 1800 Korea and I’m so there for it. It follows Seol, who has been tasked with assisting a well-respected young inspector with the investigation into the politically charged murder of a noblewoman. She forms an unlikely friendship with said inspector… until he becomes the prime suspect in the investigation and she’s the only one who might be able to figure out what really happened on the night of the murder. I love mystery novels in a historical setting, so I can’t wait to read it!

Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston

Published: May 5th 2020 by Disney Lucasfilm Press (moved to June 2nd 2020)

Genre: science-fiction

Why do I want it? Whenever a new Star Wars novel is announced, there is a 90% chance I’ll want it and I’m REALLY excited for this one. It follows Padmé when she wins the election for Queen of Naboo, becomes Padmé Amidala and the group of handmaidens forms around her. It will also follow the events of The Phantom Menace to some extent and while so many people don’t like that movie, I was basically raised with it and I love it. I wasn’t too impressed with Johnston’s Queen’s Shadow (which is also about Padmé), but loved her Ahsoka, so fingers crossed I’ll love Queen’s Peril!

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Published: May 19th 2020 by Scholastic Press

Genre: dystopia

Why do I want it? Like so many readers, I was a huge Hunger Games fan back in the day, so I’m over the moon that we’re getting another book set in Panem. That being said, there’s been a lot of controversy online because this book is about a young Coriolanus Snow. Now, I 100% understand why people don’t want to feel sorry for him because it’s a villain origin story, he’s a privileged white kid and there doesn’t seem to be any diversity. But. Personally, all I’ve ever wanted was a book set in the Capitol, to see how rotten they all are and what the Hunger Games are like from their perspective… so we can hate them even more. We already know what it’s like for tributes and I don’t think the author would have waited that long to give us another book about them. Considering how Collins wrote Katniss, I don’t think she’s going to glorify Snow too much (at least I hope I’m not wrong), that she’s going to challenge us and make us think, so I’m really excited for this novel.

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The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Published: May 26th 2020 by Delacorte (moved to February 9th 2021)

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? The Gilded Ones is about Deka, who is waiting for the ceremony that will determine whether she will become a member of her village or not. On that day, her blood runs gold, the colour of impurity, which means she will face a consequence worse than death. Then, a mysterious woman arrives and offers her another choice: to leave with her to join an army of girls just like her, who are called alaki — near-immortals with rare gifts, and fight for the emperor. I’m so ready for a fantasy novel with an army of powerful women, that is all. 🙌

Where Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles

Published: June 2nd 2020 by Wednesday Books (moved to August 25th 2020)

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? This book was pitched as The Phantom of the Opera meets Moulin Rouge. That’s all I need to know to want it. 😱 It’s about a group of magicians facing off in a competition to become part of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. The competition becomes more and more dangerous as it goes along, so the magicians will be force to reckon with their secrets and it just sounds amazing!

The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant

Published: June 4th 2020 by Harper Voyager

Genres: historical fantasy

Why do I want it? This one is a reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book, so as Les Misérables is my favourite book, I need it. It is set in a 1828 alternate Paris, in the aftermath of a failed French Revolution, where cat-burglar Eponine “Nina” Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette “Ettie”. Just by rereading this synopsis, I got super excited for it yet again: May can’t come soon enough!

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The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty

Published: June 11th 2020 by HarperVoyager

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? The Daevabad Trilogy is THE fantasy series which impressed me the most in the past two years, so I’m anticipating its conclusion SO MUCH. It’s a Middle-East inspired fantasy trilogy all about Nahri, a con woman who accidentally summons a djinn warrior. He brings her to Daevabad, the mythical city of brass, to which Nahri is irrevocably bound and it all goes from there. I have no words to express how excited I am for this, it definitely is one my top 3 most anticipated releases of the year. 🤩

Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Published: June 23rd 2020 by Page Street Kids

Genre: fantasy

Why do I want it? Forest of Souls seems like it has it all: shamans? a dark forest? necromancy? I’m sold. It’s about Sirscha, who has trained all of her life to become the queen’s next royal spy, until shamans kill her best friend… Whom she somehow returns to life. Because of that, she is summoned to the spider King, who has used his influence over the Dead Wood to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only someone like Sirscha could help maintain the peace. I’m so curious about this one!

Are you planning on reading any of these books? Which books are you anticipating this spring (or autumn, depending where you are in the world)? 🌸

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My most anticipated book releases of this winter 📚❄️

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We’re nearing the end of December, and it feels like everyone is making plans and resolutions for the new year, but I’m not *quite* there yet… I can’t believe a new year is coming? That being said, I have been thinking about 2020 book releases, so I thought I’d talk about this more exciting topic (at least for me it’s more exciting)!

As always, I’ll be talking about the books I’m anticipating the most for the next three months (so from January to March), I find it easier to track new releases on a shorter period of time, otherwise I’m scared I’d forget some of them. But anyway, here are the seven books I’m anticipating for this winter:

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The King of Crows by Libba Bray

Published: February 4th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genres: historical fantasy

Why do I want it? The Diviners is one of my favourite YA series: it’s set in 1920s New York, follows an amazing and diverse cast of characters, some of them with supernatural abilities, it has a deliciously creepy atmosphere and it doesn’t shy away from important topics some people would like to ignore in history (such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, eugenics, and so much more). It is such an important book series and I can’t recommend it enough. This one is the last book in the series and I have waited for it for so long, I can’t believe it’s finally coming out! 😱

The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Published: February 6th 2020 by Bantam Press

Genres: fantasy

Why do I want it? This novel sounds like a dark fairy tale and I’m all for it! It follows four girls who were born to different mothers on the same day. At nearly eighteen, they have to find each other again, before meeting their father in Everwhere, then discover who they are and what they can do. From the summary, it says that by the end of the book, three will live and one will die, which got me really intrigued?! I already need answers.

The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Published: February 6th 2020 by Pan Macmillan

Genre: historical fiction

Why do I want it? This book is set in 17th Norway and was inspired by the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials, which is enough to get me intrigued, to be honest. I adore historical fiction, especially novels focusing on witches, even though they’re usually heartbreaking, so of course I’m anticipating this one. I also know there is a f/f romance in it, so basically I need it NOW.

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The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Published: February 6th 2020 by Manilla Press

Genres: historical fiction

Why do I want it? I loved The Familiars by Stacey Halls (another witchy novel 🙈) this year, so I can’t wait to read more by her. Set in 1754 London, this novel is about a mother who comes to reclaim her illegitimate daughter at a Foundling hospital, but found out that she’s already been reclaimed… by her. She then tries to figure out who took her and why. The story also follows a young widow who hasn’t left her house in a decade and hires a nursemaid from the Foundling hospital for her daughter. I’m quite curious about this one!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare

Published: March 3rd 2020 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Genres: historical fantasy

Why do I want it? Well, I’ve been waiting for this book since March 2013, so I think that’s explanation enough, right? 😂 Chain of Gold is the first book in The Last Hours trilogy, which follows the children of the characters from The Infernal Devices trilogy. I am so excited to go back to the Shadowhunter world, to read about these new characters (we met some of them in novellas, but still), to meet my namesake Lucie Herondale (!!) and to time travel to Edwardian London. March can’t come soon enough.

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The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu

Published: March 3rd 2020 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genres: historical fantasy

Why do I want it? You might not know this about me, but I was obsessed with the Mozart family when I was a teenager, and this book is about Nannerl, sister to Wolfgang Amadeus. All she wants in life is to be an acclaimed composer, but her father wants her to marry and settle down… Until a stranger appears and makes her an offer: her wish can come true, but it may cost her everything. Honestly, I need anything that comes close to being Nannerl’s story (like Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones ❤️), so I’m beyond happy this book is finally coming out.

The Rise of Skywalker by Rae Carson

Published: March 3rd 2020 by Del Rey

Genres: science-fiction

It will come to no surprise that I can’t wait for the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker. I’m a huge Star Wars fan and have read all the novelizations of the sequel trilogy movies, so of course I want this one as well! I’m living for all the new details we get through those and I trust Rae Carson (I loved her Gold Seer trilogy so much!), I’m sure she’ll give me everything I want and that I’ll sob some more, because I can’t believe the sequel trilogy is over. 😭

Are you excited for any of these books? Which new releases are you anticipating the most for this winter?

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My most anticipated book releases of this autumn 🍂

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Hello There

Autumn is right on the corner and with that, so many new books are being released. Like I usually do, I wanted to share my most anticipated book releases for these next three months (October-December), so that’s what I’m doing today. My Goodreads shelves will soon be overflowing, but well, I’m really excited to get to all of these books!

Writing this post, I remembered how there was this new trend of putting snakes on book covers and I’m deadly terrified of snakes… I can’t wait for this trend to wear off because I don’t like it at all, especially when it concerns some of my most anticipated releases. *sigh* But anyway, let’s jump right into it!

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Published: October 1st 2019 by Flatiron Books

Genre: adult fiction

Leigh Bardugo releasing new books is always exciting, so of course this one is on my list! Ninth House is her adult debut and is about Alex, the sole survivor of a multiple homicide, who is offered a second chance at life and starts attending Yale, where she has to monitor the activities of Yale’s secret societies. Now, I’m a bit wary of going into this one as I’ve seen there are many trigger warnings for it, but nonetheless, I’m so ready for a book set at Yale AND about secret societies (it makes me think of Gilmore Girls, but oh well, it definitely won’t be lighthearted like that).

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys 

Published: October 1st 2019 by Philomel Books

Genre: young adult historical fiction

I read Between Shades of Gray by the same author a few years ago and I really enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to this one! All I know is that it’s set in 1950s Spain, under the dictatorship of General Franco. I haven’t read anything set during that time period, so it got me curious, plus I recently got back to learning Spanish and would like to learn a bit more about Spanish history, it’ll be a good one to read for sure!

Daughters of Nri by Reni K. Amayo 

Published: October 1st 2019 by Onwe Press

Genre: young adut fantasy

I discovered this one when they released the latest version of the cover, and oh my, is this stunning! 😍 This fantasy novel is set in the ancient Nigerian Kingdom of Nri (!!) where a war resulted in the old gods’ departure from earth and the only remnants of their existence lie in two girls. These twin sisters were separated at birth, goddesses who grew up as humans, as they embark on a journey to discover themselves and to be together again.

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The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

Published: October 8th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

Genres: young adult historical and paranormal fiction

I am so excited about this one, as it is set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight. This setting sounds amazing and I’ve enjoyed some of Renee Ahdieh’s previous books. I’ve been longing to read vampire books as I somehow miss them (not the cheesy and unhealthy ones, though) and this one is releasing not too far from Halloween, so it’ll be perfect for the season! 🧛

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 

Published: November 5th 2019 by Harvill Secker

Genres: adult fantasy

It’s been such a long time since The Night Circus came out, so I’m really intrigued to read something new from Erin Morgenstern. This one is about a graduate student who discovers a mysterious book… which tells a story from his own childhood. Trying to understand, he uncovers a series of clues that lead him to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth. I also know there are pirates and ships, I’m always there for a story that has something to do with the sea, so I’m really excited!

Girls of Storms and Shadows by Natasha Ngan 

Published: November 5th 2019 by Jimmy Patterson Books

Genre: young adult fantasy

I read Girls of Paper and Fire earlier this year, so I’m excited to read its sequel! The first book was about a young woman chosen to become a concubine, but ended up falling in love with another girl and getting involved in a rebellion. I loved the main characters so much and I can’t wait to read about what they’ll be up to next!

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Supernova by Marissa Meyer

Published: November 5th 2019 by Feiwel & Friends

Genre: young adult science-fiction

Supernova is the conclusion to the Renegades trilogy, so I’m curious to see how the author will wrap it up! I really enjoy how it is about superheroes and supervillains, how it discusses whether the way they’re acting is right and how political it has gotten. The previous book was a little bit too heavy on the romance for me, but I have faith in this one, bring on all the conflict instead!

The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black 

Published: November 19th 2019 by Little, Brown

Genre: young adult fantasy

Another conclusion I’m impatiently waiting for! Holly Black’s Folk of the Air is such a gripping trilogy, I adore how she writes faeries, it is full of terrible characters and I’m living for it. The previous book ended on quite a big cliffhanger, so I really need to get my hands on this one (thankfully it’s released sooner than it was supposed to). I can’t wait to go back to Elfhame, its politics and of course Jude and Cardan.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi

Published: December 3rd 2019 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Genres: young adut fantasy

Children of Blood and Bone was one of my favourite books of 2018 and I’ve been anticipating its sequel for quite a while now, as they’ve been pushing it back again and again. It is about a land where magic disappeared, as the king decided to kill everyone who had magic. Years later, Zélie has the chance to bring magic back and there the story begins. I just reread my review for it and I’m even more excited now, I might reread the first book, we’ll see. In any case, I can’t wait to finally know what’s next for these characters.

Are you excited for any of these books? What are your most anticipated Autumn releases?lots of love

My most anticipated book releases of this summer

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Summer is here, so is the heat (at least in France, that is), and with that also comes so many new book releases! I haven’t dedicated any blog post to my most anticipated releases since last winter’s releases and I have missed it. Per usual, this list is mostly made of historical fiction, because that’s one of my favourite genres. It also features my second most anticipated release of the year, which I have been waiting for TWO YEARSI cannot wait to get to it, it is SO close now. Without further ado, let’s dive into this list!

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♡ Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman

Published: July 11th 2019 by Hodder Children’s Books

Genres: graphic novel, contemporary

I (finally) read all of Alice Oseman’s works last year and she quickly became one of my favourite authors.  I used to read Heartstopper as it updated as a webcomic online, but I decided to try to wait for every volume to be released as physical copies now, so I’m so excited to finally continue reading Nick and Charlie’s story, they are the cutest!

♡ The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

Published: August 13th 2019 by Putnam

Genre: historical fiction

To be honest, I’m always there for YA historical fiction and this one seems amazing, it follows Jo Kuan, who works as a lady’s maid for a cruel woman by day and is the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, “Dear Miss Sweetie” by night, which leads her to write about fixed ideas on race and gender. It’s also a coming-of-age story about a girl trying to figure out her past and to stop living in the shadows and I’m so excited about it!

♡ The Dragon Lady by Louisa Treger

Published: August 13th 2019 by Bloomsbury Caravel

Genre: historical fiction

I stumbled upon this book on Netgalley and stared at it for a minute, because I was so intrigued. It follows the fictionalized life of Virginia Courtauld from the 1920s to the 1950s, who is ostracized by society because she’s a divorcée at the time of Wallis Simpson. She rejected the submissive role women were expected to play and started a new life with her second husband in Rhodesia… Where someone shot her. WHAT? I’m already so curious about this novel, also why did she have a dragon tattooed on her leg? I’ve got to know.

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♡ The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier 

Published: September 3rd 2019 by Ace

Genres: fantasy, historical fiction

OKAY, so this book is my most anticipated read for the second half of the year, I waited for it for two years, it sounds absolutely perfect. In two words: warrior. bards.* That’s it, that’s all, that’s the name of the trilogy and I’ve been silently screaming about it for so long, but now it’s finally there! Juliet Marillier’s works are beautifully woven with folklore and it sure looks like it will be the case here, once again. It’s about two siblings who want to join a team of elite warriors and end up taking part in a mission to retrieve an ancient harp (!!), how exciting does it sound? I recently read Daughter of the Forest by the same author and adored it so much, so I cannot wait to get to The Harp of Kings (and in the meantime I can catch up on her other works).

*Fun fact: I haven’t played in forever, but my Dungeon & Dragons character is a bard with white hair and purple eyes (yes, she looks like Daenerys Targaryen), so you can imagine how much I need this!!

♡ Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab 

Published: September 3rd 2019 by Scholastic Press

Genres: middle grade, paranormal

I don’t usually read middle grade novels, but I really enjoyed City of Ghosts and I’m looking forward to reading its sequel! Cassie’s parents go to Paris for their TV show, but Cassie ends up accidentally awakening a frighteningly strong spirit. I’m a little bit on the fence as it is set in France and it always scares me a little, but it’s Victoria Schwab and it features the Catacombs, which I’ve always been scared to go to, to be honest. I’ll probably wait until Halloween to get to it, it is the perfect time to do so!

♡ The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

Published: September 10th 2019 by Redhook

Genres: historical fiction, fantasy

This debut novel is about January Scaller, who lives in a mansion with her guardian, when one day she finds a strange book, which tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. This book, set in the 1900s, has strange truths about the world within, as well as a story that seems to be intertwined with January. Truly, who doesn’t love a book about books? I’m always there for those. I am so intrigued by this novel and I adore the cover, so I cannot wait to get to it!

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♡ His Hideous Heart, edited by Dahlia Adler 

Published: September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

Genres: short stories, retellings, horror

Here’s another book I will probably saving up for Halloween! His Hideous Heart is a YA anthology edited by Dahlia Adler and is made of thirteen short stories which are retellings of Edgar Allan Poe’s works! Anthologies can be quite uneven, but I love that they help me discover more authors. Out of the thirteen contributors, I only read Kendare Blake’s works, so I’m quite excited to read her story and I’ll be able to discover the others’.

♡ The Testaments by Margaret Atwood 

Published: September 10th 2019 by Chatto & Windus

Genres: dystopia

I still can’t believe that Margaret Atwood is actually publishing a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale? I’m not quite sure what will come of it, but I am so excited, especially since it gives me an excuse to reread it! The Testaments picks up fifteen years after the previous book, and I’m so curious to see what will happen!

♡ The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Published: September 19th 2019 by Orion Children’s Books

Genres: fantasy, gothic, retelling

I didn’t know about this book until Samantha Shannon mentioned it on her Instagram, but wow, I need it now. To sum it up, this book is the untold story of the brides of Dracula, which is so intriguing, and once again… perfect around Halloween! I adore reading rather dark YA, so this one is right up my alley and apparently, two of the girls will fall for each other? How is in not in my hands already?

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♡ Bone China by Laura Purcell

Published: September 19th 2019 by Raven Books

Genres: historical fiction, gothic

I read The Silent Companions by the same author last year and adored it, so now I have to read everything she writes. Bone China and follows Louise, who has moved into the house with her father, a doctor devoting himself to controversial medical trials, while she learns tales of fairies that hunt the land. Forty years later, Hester comes to work in the house as a nurse for Louise and discovers what happened there. I love the gothic atmosphere of Laura Purcell’s books, so I cannot wait to get back to her words and it’s set in Cornwall, which I’m always there for.

♡ The Confession by Jessie Burton

Published: September 24th 2019 by Picador

Genres: contemporary, historical fiction

I adore novels that follow perspectives in different timelines, which answer to each other, so of course, I cannot wait to get my hands on The Confession, plus I had adored The Muse! On one hand, this book is set in the 1980s, when Elise meets Constance, a successful author whose novel is being turned in a Hollywood movie. Elise follows her to LA and at a party, she makes a decision that will change her life. On the other hand, three decades later, a woman named Rose seeks answers about her mother who disappeared when she was a baby and Constance might be the one to hold it.

So that’s it, those books are my most anticipated releases for July, August and September! I hope I’ll be able to get to most of them as soon as possible, so many of them sound perfect for Autumn, so it looks like I’ll already have a TBR for that time of the year.

What about you? What are your most anticipated releases of this summer?

lots of love