I thought for today’s blog post I would compile a list of October to December new releases that I am really excited for. These may be from authors that I have read previous works or new-to-me/debut authors; it really depends what catches my eye.
I will be going off of UK release dates, as this is where I am from rather than the US dates. So some of these books may have already been released in other countries. I will list them in order of release date, making it easier to read across the months.
Without further ado, here are the new releases that I am most looking forward too.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
I am really looking forward to V. E. Schwab’s latest release. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue seems to be a lot more focused on romance, which is something that I am really excited to see from V. E. Schwab as we don’t usually get it from her other books. It also has one of the most gorgeous front covers, which is always a bonus.
Release Date: 6th October 2020
The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.
But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.
There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.
A book combining both witches and the Suffragettes will always sound interesting to me. I have not read The Ten Thousand Doors of January also by Alix E. Harrow, but I have heard many people rave about it. So I am looking forward to this new release, which sounds perfect for the spooky season as well.
Release Date: 15th October 2020
Kingdom of the Wicked – Kerri Maniscalco
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost – even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…
I enjoyed the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco, so I’m excited to see what her new series will be like. It feels like it has different vibes to her original series, and it sounds as if it could have dark romance elements, which could be interesting.
Release Date: 27th October 2020
The Flip Side by James Bailey
Penny wise or pound foolish? A heartbroken young Brit decides to turn his love life over to the flip of a coin—in this delightfully British rom-com in the vein of Jenny Colgan, Rosie Curtis, Nick Hornby, and David Nicholls.
To coin a phrase, Josh is suffering a quarter-life crisis. He just broke up with his long-term girlfriend, lost his job, and moved back home with his parents (shudder). Welcome to rock bottom in Bristol. As Josh starts questioning all his life choices, he has a mad thought: Maybe he would just be better flipping a coin. After all, careful planning has landed him homeless, jobless, and single.
What starts as a joke soon becomes serious and Josh decides to start putting his faith in the capriciousness of currency. He doesn’t have anything to lose.
But when the chance of a lifetime and the girl of his dreams are on the line, will the coin guide him to a rich love life or leave him flat broke?
I am not generally a fan of adult contemporary romance, but there is something about The Flip Side by James Bailey that has me intrigued. It could be the fact it’s set in the UK or the idea of leaving your entire life up to the flip of a coin. I’m not sure, but I certainly will be picking this up when it’s released in November.
Release Date: 26th November 2020
A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
Picking up just a few months after A Reaper at the Gates left off…
The long-imprisoned jinn are on the attack, wreaking bloody havoc in villages and cities alike. But for the Nightbringer, vengeance on his human foes is just the beginning.
At his side, Commandant Keris Veturia declares herself Empress, and calls for the heads of any and all who defy her rule. At the top of the list? The Blood Shrike and her remaining family.
Laia of Serra, now allied with the Blood Shrike, struggles to recover from the loss of the two people most important to her. Determined to stop the approaching apocalypse, she throws herself into the destruction of the Nightbringer. In the process, she awakens an ancient power that could lead her to victory–or to an unimaginable doom.
And deep in the Waiting Place, the Soul Catcher seeks only to forget the life–and love–he left behind. Yet doing so means ignoring the trail of murder left by the Nightbringer and his jinn. To uphold his oath and protect the human world from the supernatural, the Soul Catcher must look beyond the borders of his own land. He must take on a mission that could save–or destroy–all that he knows.
A Sky Beyond the Storm is the fourth and final instalment of the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabba Tahir. I have followed this series since the beginning and can’t wait to see how everything is going to be resolved. There are definitely lots of unanswered questions, and I don’t think that everyone will be getting their happily ever after. Thankfully there is not too long to wait.
Release Date: 10th December 2020
There you have it, some of my most anticipated new releases for the rest of the year.
Do you have any new releases that you are exited by?
Let me know in the comments below!