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My Most Anticipated October Releases

This month I’m back with another top ten rather than the usual five but how could I limit myself in such a way when there are so many fantastic sounding book releases coming out this month? Next month I’m back to my usual top 5 though, and December will hopefully be the same… if I can find that many releases out that month. I’ve actually already read the first book listed here (you can find my review for it here), am already set on buying another of these and have another five on order at my local library. So basically this month I may actually get most of this top ten read (fingers crossed, anyway). Now onto the important stuff:

The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis

Aster, the protector
Violet, the favorite
Tansy, the medic
Mallow, the fighter
Clementine, the catalyst

THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS

The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–they know their luck is anything but. Sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. Trapped in a life they would never have chosen.

When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things. Pursued by Arketta’s most vicious and powerful forces, both human and inhuman, their only hope lies in a bedtime story passed from one Good Luck Girl to another, a story that only the youngest or most desperate would ever believe.

It’s going to take more than luck for them all to survive.

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding.

Liliath knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighboring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran’s descendants. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will turn to ash. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. They are the key to her quest.

The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. All become pawns in Liliath’s grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else. . . 

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive. 

Into The Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

The streets of Creije are for the deadly and the dreamers, and four crooks in particular know just how much magic they need up their sleeve to survive.

Tavia, a busker ready to pack up her dark-magic wares and turn her back on Creije for good. She’ll do anything to put her crimes behind her.

Wesley, the closest thing Creije has to a gangster. After growing up on streets hungry enough to swallow the weak whole, he won’t stop until he has brought the entire realm to kneel before him.

Karam, a warrior who spends her days watching over the city’s worst criminals and her nights in the fighting rings, making a deadly name for herself.

And Saxony, a resistance fighter hiding from the very people who destroyed her family, and willing to do whatever it takes to get her revenge.

Everything in their lives is going to plan, until Tavia makes a crucial mistake: she delivers a vial of dark magic—a weapon she didn’t know she had—to someone she cares about, sparking the greatest conflict in decades. Now these four magical outsiders must come together to save their home and the world, before it’s too late. But with enemies at all sides, they can trust nobody. Least of all each other.

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Survive the year.

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.

In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend or woman against woman, but as her own grace year draws near, she quickly realizes that it’s not just the brutal elements they must fear. It’s not even the poachers in the woods, men who are waiting for a chance to grab one of the girls in order to make a fortune on the black market. Their greatest threat may very well be each other.

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

Generations of twin goddesses have long ruled Aeon. But seventeen years ago, one sister’s betrayal defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet ceased to spin, and a Great Abyss now divides two realms: one cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun. 

While one sister rules Aranth—a frozen city surrounded by a storm-wracked sea —her twin inhabits the sand-locked Golden City. Each goddess has raised a daughter, and each keeps her own secrets about her sister’s betrayal. 

But when shadowy forces begin to call their daughters, Odessa and Haidee, back to the site of the Breaking, the two young goddesses —along with a powerful healer from Aranth, and a mouthy desert scavenger —set out on separate journeys across treacherous wastelands, desperate to heal their broken world. No matter the sacrifice it demands. 

Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

In the walled city-state of Alu, Kammani wants nothing more than to become the accomplished healer her father used to be before her family was cast out of their privileged life in shame. 

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammani’s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. It’s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. 

But Kammani sees the selection for what it really is—a death sentence.

Desperate to save her sister, Kammani schemes her way into the palace to heal the ruler. There she discovers more danger lurking in the sand-stone corridors than she could have ever imagined and that her own life—and heart—are at stake. But Kammani will stop at nothing to dig up the palace’s buried secrets even if it means sacrificing everything…including herself.

A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.

October Sequels

The Sinister Mystery Of The Mesmerizing Girl by Theodora Goss
Rebel by Marie Lu
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris
The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
A Kingdom For A Stage by Heidi Heilig
Crownbreaker by Sebastien de Castell
Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
The Name Of All Things by Jenn Lyons

Other October Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:

Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Hex Life: Wicked New Tales Of Witchery by Various Authors
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Words On Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Shadow Frost by Coco Ma
Cupid Match by Lauren Palphreyman
The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
Marrow Charm by Kristin Jacques
Glow Of The Fireflies by Lindsey Duga
Untitled by Paula Hawkins
^^ (I have no idea if this is still actually out as it’s still ‘Untitled’ yet listed on more than just Goodreads?) ^^
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
The Giver Of Stars by JoJo Moyes
Scars Like Wings by Erin Stewart
Heart of The Moors by Holly Black
Evermore Academy: Winter by Audrey Grey
Tarnished Are The Stars by Rosiee Thor
The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
Rose Coffin by M. P. Kozlowsky
I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
The House Of Brides by Jane Cockram
Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
The Mermaid And The Bear by Ailish Sinclair
Supernova Era by Cixin Liu
Beyond The Black Door by A.M. Strickland
Light At The Bottom Of The World by London Shah
Black Canary Ignite by Meg Cabot

Once again I have some series catch up to do if I want to be able to get on and read this month’s sequels. I have read half of the Spellslinger series but ideally I’d like to re-read and refresh my memory before finishing the series off. I also want to re-read His Dark Materials before finally picking up The Book Of Dust.

Originally Poison For Breakfast by Lemony Snicket was on here but I’m not convinced that it’s out in October any longer. Does anybody know? I doubt I’ll get much from this second section read – I have so many books on my TBR right now – but at the very least I plan to pick up Hex Life (:

What are your most anticipated October 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.

35 thoughts on “My Most Anticipated October Releases

    1. Oh yay I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it. I’m definitely treating myself to a copy of it once it’s out. That’s one I hope to get to this month too (: I hope you enjoy that one as much.

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  1. I’m currently reading an arc of The Never Tilting World, and it’s pretty enjoyable so far! Though it’s straight fantasy, so there’s a bit of a learning curve. I’m loving its commentary on environmental issues though!
    I can’t wait for The Beautiful as well! Renee Ahdieh’s writing is filled with angst, and it would be so suitable for a story featuring vampires!

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    1. Yay that’s wonderful. I’m glad you’re enjoying it (: and yes it’s wonderful when issues like that are mentioned.
      I still need to read her other books, although I own them, but im so, so exited for The Beautiful. I hope we both end up loving it when we get a chance to read it.

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  2. Great post! I’m looking forward to The Beautiful. I love the whole vibe and culture of New Orleans so I really can’t wait to read a YA fantasy set there. And I just love the title “Into the Crooked Place” a ton. So many exciting releases!

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    1. Yes it definitely seems like a setting that’ll be fantastic for that kind of story. I loved The Originals TV series which was set there too. Plus I have a weak spot for vampires. Fingers crossed we both end up enjoying it.
      I read a ‘First Look’ of that one and it looks really good. I know, there’s an absolute mountain of new releases this month.

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      1. I loved The Originals too but I never finished watching the series. I seriously need to get back to it! I don’t LOVE vampires (I haven’t read many books with them) but I love TVD and the originals. They were just 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 I really want to watch True Blood too.

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      2. I hope you get to finish it sometime then (: yes I love both of those too. And I enjoyed True Blood, I hope you get a chance to watch it sometime. I’ve read most of the books it’s based on too but need to reread the series so that I can read the final three.

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    1. I’m glad to hear it, I hope you continue enjoying it (: I’ve read it, but left it on the list as it was definitely still one of my most anticipated books of the month, and really enjoyed it

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  3. This is such a fantastic post, thank you for always sharing all of these new releases with us! ❤ I got to read The Beautiful already and, unfortunately I fell a little let down by it, I hope you'll love it better than I do! 🙂 I'm also very, very eager to read A River of Royal Blood, this book sounds great and I LOVE this cover haha 🙂
    Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much ❤️ ❤️ aww I’m sorry to hear that. I did hear that it’s getting mixed reviews although I’m still looking forward to it. Yes it does sound interesting ☺️ there are so many fantastic sounding books out this month.
      Thank you, Happy Reading to you too.

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  4. Oh gosh, so so many great ones here it’s hard to pinpoint them all! I currently have Angel Mage, Hex Life, The Beautiful, The Never Tilting World, and Into the Crooked Place to review and I’m so so excited ❤ Moreover, I can't wait to get my hands on Fireborne and Ninth House – they sound absolutely amazing.
    Great post, Charlotte! 🙂

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    1. I know, this month is jam-packed with exciting new releases; even picking a top ten was hard. Ooh yay (: I hope you love them all. I have quite a few of those ones on hold at the library. And I’m 100% treating myself to a copy of The Beautiful.
      Thank you ☺️ and I really hope all of the books that you mentioned are wonderful.

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  5. There is a lot of books coming out in October– I think people find it the perfect time for spooky, mysterious and dark reads which makes it very hard for readers to keep up 😂
    As I’ve mentioned I want to read good luck girls now and ninth house (I think my book might be on it’s way)!!
    I know you are super excited for The Beautiful so I hope you get to read it soon and love it!!
    I’m excited for Crier’s War and I hope you get this message but I’m not 100% sure when I will get to them!!
    Great post!! I love seeing all the new releases so thank you!! ❤

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    1. Yes definitely. I think I got an email saying that last week is one of the busiest weeks publishing wise of the year. Although I could be remembering wrong, it was something along those lines though.
      Ooh yay I hope it turns up soon ❤️ I’ve ordered it into the library for now so I should hopefully get to read it soon as well. And I’ve treated myself to The Beautiful so fingers crossed it arrives quickly. Although I still need to get these review books that I couldn’t read last week done and a few of my library ones. Still, if my head eases, I’m super excited to get reading.
      Me too, everyone seems to love it 😊
      It’s okay, I find them useful for reminding myself what I was looking forward to as well 😊 my December post is very small atm though 😅

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      1. Wow I can see that though as there certainly our a lot of books!!
        YES– I’m glad you’ve got it from the library and I hope you enjoy it!! Yay, I hope it arrives quickly for you too!!
        Yes once you get into reading it is hard to stop so hopefully you will feel better!!
        Haha that’s great!! 🙂 Oh haha yeah I don’t know any books coming out in December at the minute!!

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      2. I know, it’s ridiculous how many there are but in a very, very good way.
        Thank you, I’m still waiting for it to come in atm but hopefully I’ll get it soon. The Beautiful had turned up though:D although saying that I should still probably get a few more of my library books read first.
        I hope your copy of Ninth House arrives soon if it hasn’t yet.
        And I basically know two sequels and one other book that I’m desperate for

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      3. I know haha but it is a good thing and so exciting!! 😍
        Yes aww.. finger crossed it soon!! 😊 yay!! I bet it looks wonderul!! I know I try to read the books I’ve had for longer but it is hard when you get a new book 😂
        Yes it arrived and it is so beautiful!! I think it will be much later this year when I read it though!! 😊
        Haha well at least there is one reslly good one 😂

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      4. I know. I really want to read all my new books but I need to focus on this library stuff first. At least, once they’re in, I have a few October releases included in that though.
        I’m glad it’s beautiful. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it.

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