It’s been a while since I’ve done an Anticipated Releases post, so I guess I’m just going to start this back up again this month.
This is possibly my favorite month for covers. I’ve also already talked about some of these before on my blog but I just wanted to remind everyone that they are out there in case anyone is interested.
Click on the images of the covers to go to Goodreads to add these and read the synopsis for each book!
So from the synopsis alone, this sounds weird and mysterious and magical. I’m sold. Also I plan about talking about this cover for a long time because its stunning.
I’ve talked about this one before. This is described as “Dexter meets This Savage Song”. I’m here for all the dark YA fantasies. This is super perfect for the upcoming Halloween season, and I’m hoping to pick this up for my October TBR.
Currently reading this and I’m enjoying it. It’s got a unique format, told in two perspectives. One is told through a podcast, The Girls based on Sadie’s story and what comes of it, and the other perspective is Sadie’s journey seen through her eyes.
I am a sucker for Akemi Dawn Bowman’s covers. Starfish‘s cover is equally as gorgeous. This is about grief and depression and features a multiracial MC who is questioning where she fits on the asexual and aromantic spectrum.
I found out about this a while ago and it sounds interesting. It’s about an anxious Cuban teen who plays RPGs who is trying to get out of her comfort zone when she gets a crush.
I can’t wait to read this because of its focus on friendship. I also want to see how it uses magical realism.
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in Brooklyn with Afro-Latino and Black characters!! This is also deals with gentrification and social class. I can’t wait to see how Ibi Zoboi tells this version of P&P.
So this is described as being a mix of mystery, science fiction, and dark fantasy. That’s all I got from this because I have a feeling that this is the type of book I should go into not knowing too much about it so I can have an even better experience. I might have to add this to my October TBR.
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Release Date: September 25th
Alice in Wonderland meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a black girl as the protagonist written by a black woman. That’s all I have to say. So hyped for this one!
This sounds super epic. The first in a series and I can’t wait to see what unfolds. I’m most interested in seeing how the book deals with its mental illness rep. The heroine is bipolar and I don’t think I’ve read many YA fantasies that have mental illness representation, especially bipolar rep in them. This is also an Asian inspired fantasy (YAY for diverse fantasies!!!)
Also the author included content warnings for the following: Mental illness (bipolar), blood use in magic, gun violence, war, colonialism, racism, descriptions of dead bodies, mention of reproductive coercion, mentions of torture, mention of suicide
And last but not least! This is a retelling of Frankenstein. I was super impressed by And I Darken by Kiersten White and I loved how well she writes anti-heroines and dark fantasies, so I have a feeling this will be just as good. This is very high on my book wishlist especially with October coming and it’s on my TBR. *crosses fingers that it can somehow fall into my hands*. Frankenstein has always been a story that has intrigued me and also inspired me in some ways.
Thanks for reading if you made it this far. Comment down below some September releases you’re excited especially ones I didn’t mention and you think I should check out!