October has some fantastic releases! I started filling up my calendar with book releases so I don’t forget. Goodreads comes in handy with its lists on monthly YA releases. I write down all the ones I’m interested/excited for and October is just ripe with them! I’ll just highly the first two weeks of October (including yesterday, since it was new release Tuesday. Hope you don’t mind that I cheat. 😉 ) and then do another post as a follow-up. 🙂
“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly blog meme started by Breaking the Spine.
I apologize if you think I’m cheating, but I couldn’t resist including this book even though it releases yesterday! While I think I might have a like/dislike relationship with E.K. Johnston. While I enjoyed Exit, Pursued by a Bear, I didn’t like A Thousand Nights. However, this book sounds amazing. Here’s the synopsis:
Set in a near-future world where the British Empire was preserved, not by the cost of blood and theft but by effort of repatriation and promises kept, That Inevitable Victorian Thing is a novel of love, duty, and the small moments that can change people and the world.
Victoria-Margaret is the crown princess of the empire, a direct descendent of Victoria I, the queen who changed the course of history two centuries earlier. The imperial practice of genetically arranged matchmaking will soon guide Margaret into a politically advantageous marriage like her mother before her, but before she does her duty, she’ll have one summer incognito in a far corner of empire. In Toronto, she meets Helena Marcus, daughter of one of the empire’s greatest placement geneticists, and August Callaghan, the heir apparent to a powerful shipping firm currently besieged by American pirates. In a summer of high-society debutante balls, politically charged tea parties, and romantic country dances, Margaret, Helena, and August discover they share an unusual bond and maybe a one in a million chance to have what they want and to change the world in the process —just like the first Queen Victoria.
Victorian England is one of my favorite time periods with Queen Victoria as one of my favorite monarchs, so I’m excited to see how and if Johnston weaves these together.
The following books release next week on October 10.
Of these five books, I am most excited for All the Crooked Saints and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. While I’m not exuberant about Turtles All the Way Down, I definitely think I’ll read it but most likely it’ll be a book I check out from the library.
Just from the cover of Last Star Burning, I can already see the East Asian influence, so I can only imagine there will be some of that aspect in the book. In the synopsis, it mentions a character by the name of Howl, and did I automatically think of Howl’s Moving Castle? You bet I did. #noregrets
Okay, so I have yet to read Like a River Glorious, the second book in the Gold Seer trilogy but hello, Into the Bright Unknown is absolutely gorgeous! I hope the 2nd book is good enough to make me want to buy the third, hehe.
I know I’m missing some October releases. Which ones are you excited for?