Hey all, Dani here.
So, between my experience at BookExpo and BookCon and all of the e-galleys I am approved for thanks to NetGalley, there are a lot of books I am really excited to read. Today I figured I would just talk about some of the ones that I am super excited to read in the near future.
First up, is Invictus by Ryan Graudin, and this book will be released on September 26th. This is the next book I plan to read so expect a review for this probably next week. I picked up an ARC of this back at BookExpo and I really wanted to read it back then but I told myself to hold off. Well now is the time to go on a time traveling adventure.
Next is A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne, which will be out on October 17th. I have loved reading Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles, so I’m definitely excited to see how he handles an epic fantasy novel. Thankfully I have been granted a galley from NetGalley and I’m going to dive into this book as soon as I can.
The third book I want to mention is The Empress by S.J. Kincaid, which is coming out October 31st. When I read The Diabolic last year, I absolutely loved it, but I had heard that it was a standalone. Imagine my excitement when it turns out that a surprise sequel just happened to come out. I was very recently approved for a galley for this from NetGalley and you know I’ll be devouring it very soon.
Now I have to talk about the upcoming release from one of my favorite authors. This book was originally supposed to come out on my birthday, but it was then pushed back two months. Thanks to NetGalley, I no longer have to wait to read Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines, which will be out on November 7th. Come on, guys, it’s about space janitors. like janitors on a space ship. The idea just sounds awesome and rather funny.
After that I simply must talk about Bonfire by Krysten Ritter, out on November 9th. Yes, this is the same Krysten Ritter who plays Jessica Jones in the Marvel Netflix series. And yes this book does sound like it is very Jessica Jones in tone, so I’m excited to read this detective novel. I’m glad I managed to grab a copy at BookExpo.
Coming out on November 14th, I have to mention City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty. The cover for this is beautiful and is said to be something that fans of The Golem and the Jinni would like. This follows a con woman in 18th century Cairo who doesn’t believe in magic, until she accidentally summons a djinn warrior to her side. It just sounds like a novel that is going to be wonderful.
Wrapping up the 2016 ARCs I’m really excited for is The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, which will be released on December 5th. This is the sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale, which I read at the beginning of the year (or was it the very end of last year? Either way, excellent book). I was approved for this by NetGalley, but then I was also contacted by the publisher since I had reviewed the first book and they offered me a print ARC for this release. I am very excited to continue on with Vasya’s story.
Then I have two books with January releases, and I have already read half of one of them before telling myself that I needed to put it down.
First there is Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely, which will be out on January 2nd, 2018. I have been in a bit of a western mood here recently, and I need to start reading some of the western/fantasy books I have, as well as this lovely ARC I snagged at BookExpo.
Finally there is Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings, which will be released on January 16th, 2018. Yes, I am halfway finished with this book already, and I can totally tell what improvements were made between the first segment released when it was a serial novel, and what was bound together in the signed ARC I received at BookExpo. Needless to say, I’m excited about reading the rest of this book.
Are there any ARCs and/or e-galleys that you’ve received and are really excited about reading? Let me know in the comments. I know I’m working on purging my TBR, but I’m always looking for new and interesting books to read anyway.