New releases are always exciting. We get to read an anticipated book from a series we love or we get to start a new adventure through a book we recently found. It’s a time filled with excitement but also dread. I’m look at you, Kingdom of Ash.
These are the new releases that have me jittery with nerves and excitement!
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: Oct. 23
(Throne of Glass #7)
Years in the making, Sarah J. Maas’s #1 New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series draws to an epic, unforgettable conclusion. Aelin Galathynius’s journey from slave to king’s assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world. . .
Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture.
Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…
With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them.
Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.
And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.
As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.
Now, I am not ready for this series to end. I have started a reread and it has brought home how much this series has meant to me over the last couple of years. This a damn good series and if you haven’t checked it out, then I suggest you do. My review for Assassin’s Blade, the prequel to the series is here.
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Release Date: Oct. 2
(Strange the Dreamer #2)
Sarai has lived and breathed nightmares since she was six years old.
She believed she knew every
She was wrong.
In the wake of tragedy, neither Lazlo nor Sarai are who they were before. One a god, the other a ghost, they struggle to grasp the new boundaries of their selves as dark-minded Minya holds them hostage, intent on vengeance against Weep.
Lazlo faces an unthinkable choice–save the woman he loves, or everyone else?–while Sarai feels more helpless than ever. But is she? Sometimes, only the direst need can teach us our own depths, and Sarai, the muse of nightmares, has not yet discovered what she’s capable of.
As humans and
What was done with thousands of children born in the citadel nursery? And most important of all, as forgotten doors are opened and new worlds revealed: Must heroes always slay monsters, or is it possible to save them instead?
Love and hate, revenge and redemption, destruction and salvation all clash in this gorgeous sequel to the New York
There was something so beautiful and terrible about Strange the Dreamer. That terrible is meant is a good way, I promise. Strange the Dreamer was definitely more on the dark side but not because it was trying to be. The lives there characters live because of war and the gods is just… gah! I don’t even know how to explain it!
All I can say is this: Strange the Dreamer left me in a mess and I can’t wait for the second installment! If you haven’t read it, go get it now!
Consumed by J.R. Ward
Release Date: Oct. 2
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed…
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn’t believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again–until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.
From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.
I love the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and also the Black Dagger Legacy series. BDB is in my Paranormal Romance Recommendations list so you could say I’m a fan.
It should come as no surprise that I am READY for a new series. Ward is great at creating characters I love and couples I root for. She is also not afraid to let bad sh*t happen. It ads an element of unpredictability that I love!
Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
Release Date: 2 Oct.
(The Murderbot Diaries #4)
The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.
Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?
Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.
But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?
And what will become of it when it’s caught?
The Murderbot Diaries took me by surprise because it’s not something I would usually read, never mind actually enjoy. I picked it up after a hectic reading slump with the mission to get out of my usual genres. Boy, am I glad I did. These are
I mean, a killing machine trying to find its feelings? That’s just adorable.
The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Release Date: 2 Oct.
(The Folk of the Air #1.5 )
Sometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . .
While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.
Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.
I have mentioned this before but I’ll say it again. I don’t just read any novellas. It’s usually only with series’ that I LOVE. The Folk of the Air falls into that category. The Cruel Prince (Read the review) has left me reeling and I don’t know what to do with myself until The Wicked King is released. So yes, I can’t wait for The Lost Sisters because it means I will
Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
Release Date: 2 Oct
(Shadow of the Fox #1)
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.
There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together.
With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.
Julie Kagawa is the writer to one of my first and
I will probably publish a review Shadow of The Fox soon so keep an eye out!
Are you excited for any of the new releases I mention above?
While these are my most anticipated picks, tell me about yours! There are so many great books being published daily and it’s so sad that I won’t get to read them all. (If you have found the cure