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September Releases

August 31, 2017

I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of September. School is back in session for me, and I’m already swamped with reading assignments. Even though I probably won’t read too many books this month, here are the books’ releases I’m most looking forward to!

 

22718738Release Date: September 5, 2017

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.

I’ve heard incredible things about Adam Silvera’s novels, but I have yet to read one yet. I’m really excited for The Both Die at the End, which sounds amazing. Plus, look at that cover—it’s absolutely stunning.

 

 

 

 

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Release Date: September 5, 2017

The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

I’ve read and enjoyed most of E. Lockhart’s novels, so I’m excited to read her latest release! I loved We Were Liars, and Genuine Fraud seems to be a book right up that same alley. I’m also curious about how telling the story backwards will play out.

 

22718738Release Date: September 12, 2017

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

The real question I have is who isn’t excited for Marie Lu’s Warcross? This has been one of the most hyped books this summer and I absolutely cannot wait to read it!

 

22718738Release Date: September 12, 2017

Before

Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told she’s special. Important. Perfect. She’s known across the Fallen Isles not just for her beauty, but for the Mira Treaty named after her, a peace agreement which united the seven islands against their enemies on the mainland.

But Mira has never felt as perfect as everyone says. She counts compulsively. She struggles with crippling anxiety. And she’s far too interested in dragons for a girl of her station.

After

Then Mira discovers an explosive secret that challenges everything she and the Treaty stand for. Betrayed by the very people she spent her life serving, Mira is sentenced to the Pit–the deadliest prison in the Fallen Isles. There, a cruel guard would do anything to discover the secret she would die to protect.

No longer beholden to those who betrayed her, Mira must learn to survive on her own and unearth the dark truths about the Fallen Isles–and herself–before her very world begins to collapse.

Before She Ignites is another hyped book I keep seeing around that I’m excited for! Plus, I heard there were dragons and I need more dragons after this past season of Game of Thrones.

 

22718738Release Date: September 15, 2017

After a great war, the East Pacific is in ruins. In brutal Neo Seoul, where status comes from success in combat, ex-gang member Lee Jaewon is a talented pilot rising in the ranks of the academy. Abandoned as a kid in the slums of Old Seoul by his rebel father, Jaewon desires only to escape his past and prove himself a loyal soldier of the Neo State.

When Jaewon is recruited into the most lucrative weapons development division in Neo Seoul, he is eager to claim his best shot at military glory. But the mission becomes more complicated when he meets Tera, a test subject in the government’s supersoldier project. Tera was trained for one purpose: to pilot one of the lethal God Machines, massive robots for a never-ending war.

With secret orders to report on Tera, Jaewon becomes Tera’s partner, earning her reluctant respect. But as respect turns to love, Jaewon begins to question his loyalty to an oppressive regime that creates weapons out of humans. As the project prepares to go public amidst rumors of a rebellion, Jaewon must decide where he stands—as a soldier of the Neo State, or a rebel of the people.

Pacific Rim meets Korean action dramas in this mind-blowing, New Visions Award-winning science fiction debut.

I am so here for a futuristic, action-packed novel set in Seoul. I’ve heard nothing but positive things about this book, and I can’t wait to read it!

 

22718738Release Date: September 19, 2017

In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestseller Stalking Jack the Ripper, bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

I LOVED reading Stalking Jack the Ripper last year (review here), and I am so excited to get to be inside Audrey Rose’s head again soon! Plus, I’m in Thomas Cresswell withdrawal and need more.

 

22718738Release Date: September 19, 2017

Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

Truth time: Speak Easy, Speak Love’s gorgeous cover is what first drew me to this book. I then read the synopsis and was hooked. Look for me review coming in the next few weeks!

 

22718738Release Date: September 19, 2017

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

Jane, Unlimited is definitely another hyped book and I can’t help but give in and want to read it!

 

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Release Date: September 15, 2017

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid’s voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy’s bidding but only for a terrible price.

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

I really enjoy Leigh Bardugo’s three tales that were previously written, so I’m excited read the three new ones exclusive to this book. I also can’t wait to see the illustrations that accompany all of the tales!

 

22718738Release Date: September 26, 2017

Time flies when you’re plundering history.

Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living in Rome in 95 AD, Far’s birth defies the laws of nature. Exploring history himself is all he’s ever wanted, and after failing his final time-traveling exam, Far takes a position commanding a ship with a crew of his friends as part of a black market operation to steal valuables from the past.

But during a heist on the sinking Titanic, Far meets a mysterious girl who always seems to be one step ahead of him. Armed with knowledge that will bring Far’s very existence into question, she will lead Far and his team on a race through time to discover a frightening truth: History is not as steady as it seems.

In this heart-stopping adventure, Ryan Graudin has created a fast-paced world that defies time and space.

Time travel novels typically tend to be a hit or miss for me, but Invictus really does sound like a book I will enjoy!

 

What September releases are you excited for?

18 Comments

  • Reply Erica August 31, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    SO many September releases!! I haven’t heard of a few of these. I’ll definitely keep an eye out for them at my local library! 🙂 Have a lovely last day of August!

    Erica | Erica Robyn Reads

    • Reply Jordan September 4, 2017 at 9:06 AM

      I hope you’re able to read some of them soon!

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  • Reply Diana @ The Bookish Sisters August 31, 2017 at 11:38 AM

    So so so excited to read They Both Die At The End.

    • Reply Jordan September 3, 2017 at 8:42 AM

      I just know this book is going to break my heart, but I’m still so excited!

  • Reply Elise @ Roaming Reader August 31, 2017 at 4:42 PM

    Lots of great books coming out! I can’t wait to read The Language of Thorns, Warcross, Genuine Fraud, and They Both Die At The End! I need to read Stalking Jack the Ripper, then I can read Hunting Prince Dracula

    • Reply Jordan September 3, 2017 at 8:42 AM

      Yes, you should definitely read SJTR!!

  • Reply Sue @ Crushingcinders September 1, 2017 at 9:12 PM

    I am looking forward to Speak Easy, Speak Love. It has such a pretty cover too.

    • Reply Jordan September 3, 2017 at 8:43 AM

      I absolutely adore Speak Easy, Speak Love’s cover!!

  • Reply Karen September 3, 2017 at 12:49 PM

    Speak Easy , Speak Love – They Both Die in the End – and Jane Unlimited sound good. What will I be able to manage to buy and read in September is the better question lol

    For What It’s Worth

    • Reply Jordan September 3, 2017 at 6:23 PM

      Are there any books that you are for sure planning to buy or read this month?

  • Reply Adri @ LittleFox&Reads September 5, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Out of all these, I’m most excited for Rebel Seoul. I love that it’s set in futuristic Seoul and I love action-packed Sci-Fi books. I was lucky enough to read They both die at the end, Warcross and Invictus . I’ve enjoyed all three but let me tell you, Warcross is the best September release. Everyone needs to read it!

    • Reply Jordan September 6, 2017 at 2:20 PM

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Warcross so much!

  • Reply Akaleistar September 5, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    They Both Die at the End sounds intriguing!

    • Reply Jordan September 6, 2017 at 2:19 PM

      Doesn’t it!? I’m excited 🙂

  • Reply Gill Edwards September 9, 2017 at 3:02 AM

    I’m keen to read Invictus, Genuine Fraud and WarCross too. In fact I have a long list for the rest of the year and its gonna be costly!

    • Reply Jordan September 10, 2017 at 9:45 AM

      I hope you enjoy them when you get the chance to read them!

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