Most Anticipated Releases of Fall 2016

Hey all, Dani here.

Hopefully you’ll think this is a fun little post. I read a lot of books; in fact, I’m already up to 103 books read in 2016 and we’re only 2/3 of the way through the year. Because of this I have to keep track of book news, particularly when it comes to publication dates. This is helpful for planning my book hauls, though I do try to leave myself space for browsing and impulse buys.

Mostly I keep a list of titles I’m interested in as well as their publication dates. Then I tend to highlight the titles based on which month they’ll be out. That makes it easier for me to do a quick scan of my list, which evolves and grows as the year progresses and I hear about more new books.

So today I would like to share 13 of the books I’m really excited about that will be released in the months of September, October, and November.

Let’s start with September.

  1. Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas. This is the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series and I can’t wait to have this behemoth sized continuation of an epic fantasy series that I greatly enjoy reading. Also, I simply devour Sarah J Maas’s writing, so this will also be a relatively quick read for me. Empire of Storms will be released September 6th.
  2. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman. This is the sequel to The Invisible Library, which honestly reminded me a bit of the TV show “The Librarians,” but was also a bit like “Doctor Who.” I love books that center on either libraries or librarians with fun magical twists and this series definitely has those elements. The Masked City will also be released September 6th.
  3. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess. The cover is gorgeous and the premise seems really interesting. I have had this fantasy YA book on my B&N wishlist for a couple months now and the publication date is drawing near. This book will be released September 20th.
  4. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. Three sisters who must all fight over the same crown, which is interesting in and of itself, but then throw in the fact that each sister is supposed to have control of a different magic and it becomes even more interesting. I don’t exactly know what to expect with this one but I am really looking forward to it. This lovely book will also be released September 20th.
  5. Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch. This is the third book in the Ice Like Fire series and I just love the covers for these books. The world is interesting and I don’t really know what else to say except that clearly I want to read a lot of fantasy books this fall. September 20th is going to be a good day for little bibliophile me.
  6. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. This is the conclusion to the Six of Crows duology and I wish I had this book in my hands already. I loved Six of Crows so much more than the Grisha trilogy, and I need more of the world and the characters. I’m curious to see how the story will wrap up, and I want to know what will happen to the group. This amazing book–the hardcover will have red edged pages–will be released September 27th
  7. Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson. This is the second book in the Gold Seer trilogy, and once again I am in love with a book cover. I really liked the cover for Walk on Earth a Stranger, but LaRG is even more stunning. Plus I enjoy this historical YA that has just the smallest dash of magic in it. It is definitely worth a read. This little beauty will also be released on September 27th.

Now onto October:

  1. The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan. This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series, which is basically a spin-off of the Percy Jackson series. It follows Annabeth’s cousin Magnus, who is affiliated with Norse Gods, whereas Annabeth is clearly a demigod from the Greek pantheon. I love the sarcasm of Magnus, and the rest of the Norse demigods are pretty interesting too. I think this book will go a little deeper into the mythology and what exactly is going on. Magnus Chase kicks off the month of October with an October 4th release date.
  2. Replica by Lauren Oliver. This will be my first Lauren Oliver book, but it sounds really cool and I like that it can be read a few different ways. You can start the book from Gemma’s perspective and read all the way through before flipping it over to read Lyra’s perspective, or you can start with Lyra and then read Gemma, OR you can read a chapter of Gemma followed by a chapter of Lyra and so on and so forth. It’s an incredibly cool concept. Replica will be released October 4th. (However, I received a copy of an ARC from Barnes & Noble’s Teen Book Fest so I’ll be reading it soon.
  3. The Librarians and The Lost Lamp by Greg Cox. This is the first book in what will hopefully be a lengthy series of media tie-in novels that give us bonus adventures for the show “The Librarians.” It is one of my favorite shows on television right now so I’m excited to get more information about the characters and see some of their quests that don’t make it onto the show. This book will be released October 11th.
  4. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This is the second of the Illuminae Files series, and I am really excited about it, despite the fact that Illuminae is still sitting on my TBR. I will read it, guys. I promise. And probably before this sequel is officially out, which will be on October 18th.

Finally we have November, and I’m kinda glad that I don’t have a lot of new books on my radar for November. The month is already crazy enough thanks to NaNoWriMo.

  1. Curse on the Land by Faith Hunter. This is the second book in the Soulwood series that follows Nell Ingram. It is a spin-off of the Jane Yellowrock series, and gives us a new perspective on the world and some characters we may have encountered before. Plus, I really like the covers for these books, so I can’t wait to add it to my collection. This book will be out November 1st.
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer. I’m a bad bookworm, you guys. The Lunar Chronicles are still on my TBR list, but this still sounds like an awesome Alice in Wonderland retelling, so I’m really looking forward to its release, which will be on November 8th.

So, there you have it…the books I am most eagerly anticipating in Fall 2016. If there are any books you are really looking forward to, let me know in the comments.

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