Saturday, September 8, 2018

{Monthly Releases} September's Stunners

Here ye! Hear ye!
One and all!
Hear we stand, the start of fall!

Yay! It's slowly becoming my favorite time of year.
To start it off, here are some books I found worthy to welcome this time.
These are just some of the beauties being born to this world in September.

This is something I'm gonna start doing every month, on the first of the month.
There will be 5 picks to share.
I'm behind this month to start since I didn't kick off my blog till the 2nd.

Give the Dark My Love
Author: Beth Revis
Release Date: September 25

When seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy, she has only one goal in mind: learn the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island's wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen, who all look down on her. 

All, except for Greggori "Grey" Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that's for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the North, and it's making its way toward the cities. With her family's life--and the lives of all of Lunar Island's citizens--on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. 

Grey and Nedra continue to grow closer, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy's most dangerous corners--and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness. {Goodreads}

I never got around to reading Revis' first series and I regret it. Plus, this is a 
fantasy novel, which I am always down for! Yes, yes!

Author: Ellen Goodlett
Release Date: September 11

Three girls with three deadly secrets. Only one can wear the crown.

The king is dying, his heir has just been murdered, and rebellion brews in the east. But the kingdom of Kolonya and the outer Reaches has one last option before it descends into leaderless chaos.

Or rather, three unexpected options.

Zofi has spent her entire life trekking through the outer Reaches with her band of Travelers. She would do anything to protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she's already gone.

Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.

Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady's maid and scheming her way out of the servants' chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she's done.

When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny... to rule.

Magic, mystery, and blackmail abound in this sensational and striking fantasy debut. {Goodreads}

Author: Courtney Summers
Release Date: September 4

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water. 

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meagre clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.{Goodreads}

I've seen this book all over the place! I love thrillers. I want this book!
With a cover and premise like that, how can you not??

Strange Grace
Author: Tessa Gratton
Release Date: September 18

Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.

Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.

Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.

Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town—and their hearts—inside out.{Goodreads}

I feel like I have not read a ton of witch books. I don't own a lot.
I don't see them hyped up that much either...
But, this cover!? *heart eyes everywhere*
This premise!? A run against the clock?
Love, lies, sacrifice?
I'm there.

The Lantern's Ember
Author: Colleen Houck
Release Date: September 11

Welcome to a world where nightmarish creatures reign supreme.

Five hundred years ago, Jack made a deal with the devil. It’s difficult for him to remember much about his mortal days. So, he focuses on fulfilling his sentence as a Lantern—one of the watchmen who guard the portals to the Otherworld, a realm crawling with every nightmarish creature imaginable. Jack has spent centuries jumping from town to town, ensuring that nary a mortal—or not-so-mortal—soul slips past him. That is, until he meets beautiful Ember O’Dare. 

Seventeen, stubborn, and a natural-born witch, Ember feels a strong pull to the Otherworld. Undeterred by Jack’s warnings, she crosses into the forbidden plane with the help of a mysterious and debonair vampire—and the chase through a dazzling, dangerous world is on. Jack must do everything in his power to get Ember back where she belongs before both the earthly and unearthly worlds descend into chaos. {Goodreads}

Colleen Houck is another one of those authors that their books jut got away from me. 
In fact, I actually own some of her books and just have never read them!
Now, this one...this one I'm loving. Again, Uhm...COVER!? <3
Second, I am allll for darker story lines and the first line of this premise had me hooked!
I'm in love with the idea of this book!
I also think that her being who she is, this world will be amazingly written!

Of course, these aren't the only lovely books coming out this month.
They are just the ones that caught my eyes the most!
Here are where you can find a few more: 2018 YA September Releases

Read the rest of the list?
Add some to your TBR?
Think I missed some beauties?
Let me know below!


  1. I've read great things about Strange Grace and it seems right up my alley, but I'm scared that it'll end very badly for the characters so... I'm so conflicted!

    1. Those are always the best and worst books!! If you happen to read it before me, let me know what you thought! :)


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