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My Most Anticipated September Releases

So it’s September and I’ve got to say that this is one of the months that I’ve been anticipating most strongly this year. Firstly, and most obviously, because it’s my birthday month but also because there seem to be one hell of a lot of my most anticipated releases out this month. The timing of these releases couldn’t be better… although it has led to me cheating slightly with this list. Instead of the usual top five I’m doing a top ten for this (and next) month as there are just too many fantastic options to pick from. In November I’ll return to my usual top five however.

I also said that I’d give a rough guide as to which posts are coming as I catch up and, also, work on some new content too. So on the catch up side of things I have:

♥ Four tags (Spring Cleaning, Summer Bucket List, Blogging Firsts & 20 Questions)
♡ A summer reading (yes, incredibly late I know) literacy list.
♥ A series of posts on upcoming books to movies that I drafted but never got around to posting.
♡ This month’s list which is ready and not technically late yet.
♥ And, of course, several book reviews too.

I also have several plans for the future; some near, some far. These include a once a month post about some of the places that I’d most like to visit, a series of posts about fairytale retellings that I have been wanting to do since I fell in love with the new Aladdin film (this will come once I’ve had a chance to read a few of the retellings that I’m most desperate to but it will happen eventually) and (most likely) a post about my recent visit to Highclere Castle (the setting of Downton Abbey!) combined with details of the wonderful day out that has been planned for my birthday.

One day I also hope to have a Harry Potter month on my blog where I do a series of related posts and publish my reviews on here too. Originally I hoped to do this in October (with the Halloween feasts and involvement of magic Harry Potter screams October to me) but instead, as I want to do this whilst re-reading the series and I have so many other books that I long to read, I think maybe this will end up happening in January? At the moment that’s the plan anyway; there’s just something really appealing about bringing in the new year with a beloved favourite for me.

Anyway now that, that long – sorry – introduction is out of the way onto this months top ten:

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

Kingdom Of Souls by Rena Barron

Magic has a price—if you’re willing to pay.

Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval.

There’s only one thing Arrah hasn’t tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom’s children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit.

She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees… unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.

Caster by Elsie Chapman

If the magic doesn’t kill her, the truth just might.

Aza Wu knows that real magic is dangerous and illegal. After all, casting killed her sister, Shire. As with all magic, everything comes at a price. For Aza, it feels like everything in her life has some kind of cost attached to it. Her sister had been casting for money to pay off Saint Willow, the gang leader that oversees her sector of Lotusland. If you want to operate a business there, you have to pay your tribute. And now with Shire dead, Aza must step in to save the legacy of Wu Teas, the teahouse that has been in her family for centuries.

When Aza comes across a secret invitation, she decides she doesn’t have much else to lose. She quickly realizes that she’s entered herself into an underground casting tournament, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Real magic, real consequences. As she competes, Aza fights for her life against some very strong and devious competitors.

When the facts about Shire’s death don’t add up, the police start to investigate. When the tributes to Saint Willow aren’t paid, the gang comes to collect. When Aza is caught sneaking around with fresh casting wounds, her parents are alarmed. As Aza’s dangerous web of lies continues to grow, she is caught between trying to find a way out and trapping herself permanently. 

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.

There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

The Age of Darkness approaches.
Five lives stand in its way.
Who will stop it… or unleash it? 

For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations―until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared.

All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. As chaos takes hold, five souls are set on a collision course:

A prince exiled from his kingdom.
A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand.
A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. 
A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone.
And a dying girl on the verge of giving up.

One of them―or all of them―could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer?

American Royals by Katharine McGee

Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown. 
Two girls vying for the prince’s heart. 
This is the story of the American royals.

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren’t just any royals. They’re American. And their country was born of rebellion.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.

Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Emperor needs necromancers.
The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.
Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service.

Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die.

Of course, some things are better left dead.

Stormrise by Jillian Boehme

If Rain weren’t a girl, she would be respected as a Neshu combat master. Instead, her gender dooms her to a colorless future. When an army of nomads invades her kingdom, and a draft forces every household to send one man to fight, Rain takes her chance to seize the life she wants.

Knowing she’ll be killed if she’s discovered, Rain purchases powder made from dragon magic that enables her to disguise herself as a boy. Then she hurries to the war camps, where she excels in her training—and wrestles with the voice that has taken shape inside her head. The voice of a dragon she never truly believed existed.

As war looms and Rain is enlisted into an elite, secret unit tasked with rescuing the High King, she begins to realize this dragon tincture may hold the key to her kingdom’s victory. For the dragons that once guarded her land have slumbered for centuries . . . and someone must awaken them to fight once more.

Bone China by Laura Purcell

Consumption has ravaged Louise Pinecroft’s family, leaving her and her father alone and heartbroken. But Dr Pinecroft has plans for a revolutionary experiment: convinced that sea air will prove to be the cure his wife and children needed, he arranges to house a group of prisoners suffering from the same disease in the cliffs beneath his new Cornish home. While he devotes himself to his controversial medical trials, Louise finds herself increasingly discomfited by the strange tales her new maid tells of the fairies that hunt the land, searching for those they can steal away to their realm.

Forty years later, Hester Why arrives at Morvoren House to take up a position as nurse to the now partially paralysed and almost entirely mute Miss Pinecroft. Hester has fled to Cornwall to try and escape her past, but surrounded by superstitious staff enacting bizarre rituals, she soon discovers that her new home may be just as dangerous as her last.

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

At the very southern tip of South America looms an isolated finishing school. Legend has it that the land will curse those who settle there. But for Mavi—a bold Buenos Aires native fleeing the military regime that took her mother—it offers an escape to a new life as a young teacher to Argentina’s elite girls.

Mavi tries to embrace the strangeness of the imposing house—despite warnings not to roam at night, threats from an enigmatic young man, and rumors of mysterious Others. But one of Mavi’s ten students is missing, and when students and teachers alike begin to behave as if possessed, the forces haunting this unholy cliff will no longer be ignored.

One of these spirits holds a secret that could unravel Mavi’s existence. In order to survive she must solve a cosmic mystery—and then fight for her life.

September Sequels:

The World Of Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Only Ashes Remain by Rebecca Schaeffer
The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
Eclipse The Skies by Maura Milan
Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Shatter City by Scott Westerfeld
Capturing The Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
When She Reigns by Jodi Meadows
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Steel Tide by Natalie C. Parker
Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
Sword And Pen by Rachel Caine
Bid My Soul Farewell by Beth Revis
A Dream So Dark by L.L. McKinney
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan

Other September Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:

The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
Rated by Melissa Grey
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas
A Treason Of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
The Institute by Stephen King
The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow
Unspoken by Celia McMahon
What Happened That Night by  Deanna Cameron
His Hideous Heart by Various Authors
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams
No Judgments by Meg Cabot
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Anya And The Dragon by Sofiya Pasternack
Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

As I said above there’s definitely a lot of books out this month! I honestly have no idea how I’ll ever find the time to read even a fraction of them but I love having these posts for future reference. Terribly I still have to start all of the above series except from one… BUT I am planning to treat myself to Stalking Jack The Ripper so I’ll hopefully start catching up on that series soon, I recently found a wonderful secondhand copy of Give The Dark My Love so that’s high on my TBR right now plus I’m determined to re-read and finish Throne Of Glass soon so I guess I’ll just have to wait and see how things go.

Just as a final note The Girl The Sea Gave Back is a companion novel, not a sequel, but I’ve listed it as such as I’d imagine it’s best to read the other book first?

What are your most anticipated September releases? Have you read any of them yet; if so which would you most recommend? Let me know and, of course, I hope you all enjoy your reading.

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29 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated September Releases

  1. These books all look really amazing and I cannot wait for all the wonderful books this month! I have read Kingdom of Souls and can confirm that it’s really good once you get into it! I hope you enjoy all the books you read!

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    1. Me either, there are so many and they all seem to be coming out at once. That’s fantastic to hear (: I’m glad you enjoyed it and look forward to hopefully reading it soon too. Thank you, I hope you enjoy all the books that you read too.

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  2. There are so many great books out this month and it is ideal that it is your birthday month as well!! 😂
    All your blogging posts ideas sound amazing– I can’t wait to see them!!

    Serpent and Dove does sounds amazing and I heard good things so far so I would love to read that one too!!
    There will come a darkness sounds so cool. I love the way the blurb is set up and the cover is amazing 😍
    Gideon the Ninth is another anticipated read of mine!! It sounds so good!!
    I really want to start the Nevernight series soon!!
    Yay I am very excited to read The Infinite Noise!! I love the idea of it!!
    Great post and I loved hearing about all the books coming out!! 💛

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    1. Yes the timing couldn’t be better 😀 although I am going to have to come up with another excuse for next month :L At the very least I’m getting The Beautiful then.
      Aww thank you 💖💖

      Ooh hopefully we both get to then 😀 because I agree it sounds incredible.
      Yes I agree. I’m surprised I haven’t really seen it mentioned much really.
      Ah well I hope we both get to read and enjoy that too then (:
      So do I, it’s been on my TBR forever! Plus the gorgeous cover for the latest one is only adding to my desire to pick it up :L
      Yes it sounds intriguing 😀 Thanks for mentioning it before, otherwise I may not have heard of it.
      Thank you (: I’m glad you enjoyed it 😀 I’ve actually just bought one of these books (American Royals) as I was about to order myself a paperback copy anyway then saw that it, ridiculously, was only 99p on Kindle right now!! So yes, I’ll definitely be getting on with that one soon, I just need to read a couple of library books that I have out atm first though.

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      1. Yes it is perfect!! Well next month can be extended birthday celebrations 😂 yes that’s exciting!! Of course 💛

        Yes hopefully!!
        I know I haven’t seen too much about it but it does sound AMAZING!! 😍
        Thank you!! I know same– hopefully soon we will read Nevernight 😂!! Yes the cover is amazing.
        Ahh yay it’s fine. I’m glad I brought it to your attention 😊
        I certainly did!! 😊 oohhh yay I’ve heard good things about that one and that is a very good price so win win!! Happy reading!! 💛

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      2. That’s true 😀 Thanks for the idea :L

        Yeah it sometimes surprises me what I do and don’t see mentioned on here and Bookstagram.
        Yes hopefully 😀 and hopefully we’ll both also end up loving it 😀
        So am I (:
        Aww thanks (: I know, I was going to treat myself to the paperback then thought, for that price, I should just get the ebook tbh. Plus it does make it easier to get sequels – you can get them without waiting or rushing out once they’re released.
        Thanks, you too 💕💕

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      3. haha of course!! 😉
        Yes it can be surprising as you can be sure something will be popular but then it isn’t– it can be weird what does and doesn’t get the hype!!
        I am sure we will from what I’ve heard!! 🙂
        Yes that was an amazing price and I never really thought about that with the sequels but that it a great point– no waiting or anything!!
        Thank you!! ❤

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      4. I know, I’ll never understand how some books end up overlooked.
        I still can’t believe it tbh, it had literally just came out and was that price. It was the same with Priory Of The Orange Tree though; that was slightly more but still ridiculously cheap for a 2019 popular release of that length. eBooks don’t wear out either, which I love, but I still adore physical books too as there’s nothing quite like them.

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      5. Yes I don’t get it either!! Many something to do with the marketing of it!!
        I know that is very surprising!!! Oh wow.. yeah I wouldn’t expect Priory to be cheap either as everyone was talking about it!! I wish all new releases were like that, ahah!! That’s true about ebooks! I do love physical books though– they are special!! 🙂

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      6. Maybe.
        I know, that’s why I was so surprised too. Crown Of Feathers is another that’s always fairly cheap for some reason. Me too, especially in hardback 😂 yes so do I. I kind of just end up with a mixture of every format 😅

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    1. I’ve actually just got a copy of American Royals so hopefully I’ll get to it soon (I’ve also got several library books out atm so I should probably prioritize those first so that I can return them). I’m also looking forward to reading the Throne Of Glass book although I need to finish the series first I’d imagine :L it’s release is a good reason to hurry up with that though.
      Thank you (: I’m glad that you enjoyed it and it does sound intriguing. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to read it soon. I hope you’re enjoying whatever your reading atm.

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    1. I still need to read the first one but I’m hoping to do so soon. It sounds really intriguing. Plus I love the sound of a special edition of Wayward Son that I was told about. I hope that you love the sequel as much as the first when you get a chance to read it.

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  3. Wow, that is A LOT of books to read ;0 I’m about to go to Germany, and I’m bringing four books to last me six months .. they are all nonfiction; political and historical. I used to read a ton though, so this makes me sad for myself but happy to see others still reading a ton.

    MB: keturahskorner.blogspot.com
    PB: thegirlwhodoesntexist.com

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    1. I definitely won’t get a chance to read all of them but I’m hoping that I’ll get a few read at least. I hope you have a good time in Germany (: and that you enjoy the books that you’re taking with you. I don’t really read nonfiction but I do love history, I find it fascinating. I hope you manage to get back into reading more sometime, if you want to. And thank you for the comment (:

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    1. I know, me too. There are just so many books coming out this month. And next month actually. Aww yes I remember you mentioning the author before, I hope the wait isn’t too long over there. It can be so frustrating when you have to wait for a book to come out where you are.

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  4. Ahhh happy early or late birthday if I missed it already, happy birthday month!! ❤ ❤
    September is filled with so many interesting book releases. I loved The Lady Rogue and American Royals SO much, can't wait for you to read them both 🙂

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    1. Thank you ❤️❤️ it’s already been but I had a fantastic day.
      I’m glad you enjoyed then both so much 😊 and I know, there are so many amazing sounding books out this month. Hopefully I’ll get to American Royals soon as I’ve got it now although I also have a lot of library books out too so I kind of need to focus on them first so I can return them.

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    1. Aww well I hope you still get a chance to read it and end up enjoying it. I always worry when reviews end up mixed too though. And yes, I definitely need to get a copy of that one. Thank you & thanks for commenting (:

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  5. There are so many new releases in a month HAHA. publishers just never let us breathe 😂 I’m both mad and thankful that they don’t!

    I’ve seen wonderful reviews for Serpent and Dove, but I’m being petty and putting off downloading it because that cover is just, honestly really ugly. I had e-arcs for There Will Come a Darkness and Gideon the Ninth, but I sadly wasn’t able to get to the former, and the text of my e-arc of the latter was SO SMALL and unreadable that I just couldn’t force myself do push through! Haha, but I’m so excited for these new releases! I hope you’re not disappointed for any of them 💕

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    1. There really are; especially the next two months for some reason :L Although, to be fair, I think the only quiet(ish) month I have atm release wise is December.

      Oh is that the one you meant in the comment that I just replied to? I’m definitely planning to pick it up soon as it sounds like the sort of book I’d love. Oh really? That’s a shame; I do seriously love the sound of There Will Come A Darkness. I hope that you can get hold of a copy of Gideon The Ninth with a better text size sometime too. Thank you (: I hope you end up enjoying the ones that you read as well.

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