For those of you who don’t know how I choose my most anticipated books each month I use Google’s list of most popular releases based upon how often people that choose book as “want to read”. I usually skim through the list for the books that appeal to my taste or if I’m lucky a book that one of my favorite authors has coming out. Surprisingly in September there were quite a few that I’d already marked as wanting to read, but alas, no favorite authors, although there were quite a few that I’ve enjoyed in the past. Here are my 5 most anticipated book choices for next month.
#5 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE
I like YA novels that deliver a great message and this one appeals to me a lot. I’m looking forward to this story and this new to me author!
Olivia “Liv” James is done with letting her insecurities get the best of her. So she does what any self-respecting hot mess of a girl who wants to SMASH junior year does…
After Liv shows up to a Halloween party in khaki shorts—why, God, why?—she decides to set aside her wack AF ways. She makes a list—a F*ck-It list.
1. Be bold—do the thing that scares me.
2. Learn to take a compliment.
3. Stand out instead of back.
She kicks it off by trying out for the school musical, saying yes to a date and making new friends. Life is great when you stop punking yourself! However, with change comes a lot of missteps, and being bold means following her heart. So what happens when Liv’s heart is interested in three different guys—and two of them are her best friends? What is she supposed to do when she gets dumped by a guy she’s not even dating? How does one Smash It! after the humiliation of being friend-zoned?
In Liv’s own words, “F*ck it. What’s the worst that can happen?”
A lot, apparently.
Click this link to purchase!* Smash It!
#4 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE
I love a great fantasy action adventure and that is what this synopsis sounds like it will deliver. It looks to be a fun ride!
A girl’s quest to find her father leads her to an extended family of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World of England when it intrudes on the modern world. From the bestselling master of teen fantasy, Garth Nix.
In a slightly alternate London in 1983, Susan Arkshaw is looking for her father, a man she has never met. Crime boss Frank Thringley might be able to help her, but Susan doesn’t get time to ask Frank any questions before he is turned to dust by the prick of a silver hatpin in the hands of the outrageously attractive Merlin.
Merlin is a young left-handed bookseller (one of the fighting ones), who with the right-handed booksellers (the intellectual ones), are an extended family of magical beings who police the mythic and legendary Old World when it intrudes on the modern world, in addition to running several bookshops.
Susan’s search for her father begins with her mother’s possibly misremembered or misspelt surnames, a reading room ticket, and a silver cigarette case engraved with something that might be a coat of arms.
Merlin has a quest of his own, to find the Old World entity who used ordinary criminals to kill his mother. As he and his sister, the right-handed bookseller Vivien, tread in the path of a botched or covered-up police investigation from years past, they find this quest strangely overlaps with Susan’s. Who or what was her father? Susan, Merlin, and Vivien must find out, as the Old World erupts dangerously into the New.
Click this link to purchase!* The Left-Handed Booksellers of London
#3 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE
I LOVED the first novel in this series and have to admit that I am so looking forward to sitting down for a fun read with this book. This is a historical romance but Evie Dunmore surprised me with the depth and detail she included previously and I hope she does the same in this book. Can’t wait!
Synopsis: A lady must have money and an army of her own if she is to win a revolution—but first, she must pit her wits against the wiles of an irresistible rogue bent on wrecking her plans…and her heart.
Lady Lucie is fuming. She and her band of Oxford suffragists have finally scraped together enough capital to control one of London’s major publishing houses, with one purpose: to use it in a coup against Parliament. But who could have predicted that the one person standing between her and success is her old nemesis and London’s undisputed lord of sin, Lord Ballentine? Or that he would be willing to hand over the reins for an outrageous price—a night in her bed.
Lucie tempts Tristan like no other woman, burning him up with her fierceness and determination every time they clash. But as their battle of wills and words fans the flames of long-smoldering devotion, the silver-tongued seducer runs the risk of becoming caught in his own snare.
As Lucie tries to out-maneuver Tristan in the boardroom and the bedchamber, she soon discovers there’s truth in what the poets say: all is fair in love and war…
Click this link to purchase!* A Rogue of One’s Own (A League of Extraordinary Women)
#2 MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE
I read this writing duo’s Unearthed and Undying and enjoyed that sci-fi world. The Other Side of the Sky looks like a fantasy novel and well, you know I’m a sucker for a great fantasy series!
Prince North’s home is in the sky, in a gleaming city held aloft by intricate engines, powered by technology. Nimh is the living goddess of her people on the Surface, responsible for providing answers, direction—hope.
North’s and Nimh’s lives are entwined—though their hearts can never be. Linked by a terrifying prophecy and caught between duty and fate, they must choose between saving their people or succumbing to the bond that is forbidden between them.
Click this link to purchase!* The Other Side of the Sky
MOST ANTICIPATED SEPT’20 BOOK
You know when you read a romance that’s light, funny, and kind of quirky and the end just leaves you feeling happy? That’s how Well Met, the first novel in this series made me feel. After that, I can’t help but look forward to reading this book when it’s released!
Synopsis: Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.
When Stacey imagined “The One,” it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she’s not sure what to make of it.
Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
Click this link to purchase!* Well Played
Now that you all know the books I’m looking forward to reading after their release next month, please let me know if there’s a favorite of yours that I need to keep on my radar!
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