Hey guys, I hope you all are having a great day! This is my September 2015 Anticipated Releases list! This is going to be a long list, just so you guys know. I think the most books I’m anticipating in this year so far is in this month.
So, without further ado these are the September 2015 releases on my TBR:
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
hardcover: 656 pages
releasing September 1st, 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.
Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
THE AMAZING FOURTH BOOK IN THE Throne of Glass SERIES! Yep, Heir of Fire was kind of more of a build-up and really focused on character growth. So, I have quite high expectations from this book after the way the last one ended! And we all seriously need a good Celaena-Chaol reunion because I will have a heart attack if I don’t! Also, Celaena is finally going to kick Arobynn’s butt.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
hardcover: 320 pages
releasing September 1st, 2015 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.
OMG this book sounds so interesting! Personally, I’m not one for the romance in this book. But that’s not why I decided to read this one. I feel like YA doesn’t really have a whole lot of variety in illnesses—otherwise it is romanticized. That is the only thing that is bugging me about this one, but other than that, give me your best shot, Everything Everything!
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
hardcover: 384 pages
releasing September 15th, 2015 by Balzer + Bray
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.
With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.
Honestly, I read the synopsis of this one and I fell in love. I’ve heard of books where people maybe want to work towards making their body “better”. This is the first book where I’ve heard about a girl who is beginning to become self-conscious and is going to prove to everyone that she can stay that way! Also the fact that she has a boyfriend who actually likes her for who she is, because I’ve kind of had enough of the “girl’s beauty is equivalent to Ms. Universe but her mirror has some defects and that’s why she can’t see it” so I have, once again, HIGH expectations from this one! Also, this is a standalone so I will be delivered all this greatness in one go.
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bows
hardcover: 384 pages
releasing September 22nd by Margaret K. McElderry Books
A world battered by climate shift and war turns to an ancient method of keeping peace: the exchange of hostages. The Children of Peace—sons and daughters of kings and presidents and generals—are raised together in small, isolated schools called Prefectures. There, they learn history and political theory, and are taught to gracefully accept what may well be their fate: to die if their countries declare war.
Greta Gustafsen Stuart, Duchess of Halifax and Crown Princess of the Pan-Polar Confederation, is the pride of the North American Prefecture. Learned and disciplined, Greta is proud of her role in keeping the global peace—even though, with her country controlling two-thirds of the world’s most war-worthy resource—water—she has little chance of reaching adulthood alive.
Enter Elián Palnik, the Prefecture’s newest hostage and biggest problem. Greta’s world begins to tilt the moment she sees Elián dragged into the school in chains. The Prefecture’s insidious surveillance, its small punishments and rewards, can make no dent in Elián, who is not interested in dignity and tradition, and doesn’t even accept the right of the UN to keep hostages.
What will happen to Elián and Greta as their two nations inch closer to war?
This is a standalone (from what I’ve heard) and these days, I’m really enjoying standalones because they’re . . . less stressful to read (you know what I mean?). So the premise of this book sounds like that there’s a lot to offer, since the world is so different and there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of romance in this one! Just . . . everything about this book sounds awesome to me! :D
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
hardcover: 432 pages
releasing September 22nd, 2015 by Greenwillow Books
The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.
Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.
Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.
Three things about this one: (1) I am a historical fiction nerd even if I don’t know a whole lot about that time period myself, (2) umm, gender-bending (duh, that’s like my all-time favorite trope) and (3) Rae Carson who has written one of my all-time favorites: The Girl of Fire and Thorns WROTE THIS *fangirls* so I am waiting for this book to come out! I want to read her new trilogy and worship her and stuff. I think this author is amazing at world-building and making really in-depth characters, so I can’t wait to meet some new ones!
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
hardcover: 480 pages
releasing September 29th, 2015 by Henry Holt and Company
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone . . .
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.
This book sounds so badass, that I can’t even comprehend how badass it’s going to be. Also, Leigh Bardugo wrote The Grisha trilogy which isn’t my favorite, but was very enjoyable for me! I believe this is going to be a series, so I’m ready for that! I’ve heard that this book is based in the same world as The Grisha so I’m hoping to see more on how this world is after the events of Ruin and Rising! Maybe we’ll even get to see more characters in this one from The Grisha! I also really love heist themes in this book and characters that are familiar with street-smarts! I am. VERY. EXCITED. AS YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL.
Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, and Deborah Biancotti
hardcover: 560 pages
releasing September 29th, 2015 by Simon Pulse
Ethan, aka “Scam,” has a way with words. When he opens his mouth, whatever he wants you to hear comes out. But Ethan isn’t just a smooth talker. He has a unique ability to say things he doesn’t consciously even know. Sometimes the voice helps, but sometimes it hurts—like now, when the voice has lied and has landed Ethan in a massive mess. So now Ethan needs help. And he needs to go to the last people who would ever want to help him—his former group of friends, the self-named “zeros” who also all possess similarly double-edged abilities, and who are all angry at Ethan for their own respective reasons. Brought back together by Scam’s latest mischief, they find themselves entangled in an epic, whirlwind adventure packed with as much interpersonal drama as mind-bending action.
I think this is a first in a new series! To be honest, I just looked at the title and cover and decided this was going to be cool. Also, like I mentioned above, I feel like this book may be a heist theme, and since the main character is known as Scam I want to see how he earned that name! I feel like the Zeroes may be a really cool group, and I haven’t really heard of anything like this one. I’m kind of going to jump into this without listening to reviews because I want to see what this could be for myself!
And that’s it! Let me know down below what you guys think about some of my anticipated releases for 2015! :D Thanks for reading!