Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.
What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.
For September, Hollis’ hotly anticipated titles are :
AMERICAN ROYALS by Katharine McGee is out September 3, 2019, and is geared towards everyone who can’t get enough of Harry and Meghan, or Will and Kate, but personally I’m just curious to see what this reimagined world is like, and the logistics of it all, with America having a royal family.
A smashing fantastic historical romance debut (!) you don’t want to miss out on is BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE by Evie Dunmore, also out September 3, 2019. This is feminist and fierce and fun and forking swoony (alliteration stretch..). This might not sound like anything new but it’s a concept somehow made fresh because of circumstances and characters that leap off the page. And hella chemistry. Hollis read it what feels like ages ago and absolutely loved it. Keep an eye out for that review very shortly!
THERE WILL COME A DARKNESS by Katy Rose Pool was a fantasy surprise for me. It’s a little bit GRACELING and a little bit Falling Kingdoms and a whole heck of a lot of fun, surprise, and cleverness. This is yet another September 3, 2019, release and Hollis’ review will be up very soon.
One of the most anticipated releases for so many people also comes stab stab stabbing into the world on September 3, 2019, and that’s DARKDAWN by Jay Kristoff. Hollis’ review will be live on release day and she can’t wait to see reactions from longtime fans!
One of the taglines for Tamsyn Muir’s GIDEON THE NINTH was “lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space” and nothing has ever made me happier. This debut is out September 10, 2019.
BEARD WITH ME might be book 5.5 in the Winston Brothers series but it’s also the origin story, the prequel, to what we know of Billy and Claire so far. It’s the beginning of the end (hah) and I’m ready for the pain Penny Reid is no doubt going to unleash. This anticipated heartbreaker is out September 16, 2019.
WAYWARD SON, the hotly anticipated sequel to Rainbow Rowell’s CARRY ON, is out in US/CAN on September 24, 2019, and if the insides are half as amazing as all those special edition limited covers we’ve been tortured with? I’ll be a very very happy gremlin. But seriously, I can’t wait for more post-Chosen One antics and Baz just being.. Baz.
For September, Micky’s hotly anticipated titles are :
AFTER THE FLOOD. Stunning cover, stunning story, stunning debut. This is a post-apocalyptic/dystopian read that feels frightingly close to future possibilities. The story is told through the lens of a mother and her children, get ready to feel.
THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK is also a top excitement for Micky but I’m not going to repeat what Hollis has already said. This was immediate cover love for me and as half-Viking blood, I’m so ready for this.
BRINGING DOWN THE DUKE again, I know, we’ve had hype from Hollis but I want add mine. Feminist, feminist, feminist read alert! Also as soon as I read my arc, I pre-ordered a hard copy. Go!
BEARD WITH ME, ditto Hollis, many warnings from Penny Reid about how romance-orientated this is as it is Claire and Billy’s origin story. Brace and read!
THE AVANT GUARDS a new graphic novel that is gorgeously diverse and sports-orientated, LGBTQIA+ and a fun read. This edition starter really is lots of building and holds lots of potential for future episodes.
What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!