September 2020 Releases To Get Excited About

You may or may not have noticed but September 2020 is a full month for publishing; September is often a popular month for publication but 2020 has hit new heights. Since it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of new titles to peruse if you’re looking for your next read, I thought I’d create a run down of some of my most anticipated titles for the month! I usually post my most anticipated releases over on twitter but there has never been this many so it felt like the perfect excuse to make use of my blog ;). So let’s get down to the nitty gritty:

Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (Sep 1st, Harper Collins) – the eagerly anticipated sequel to Serpent and Dove, a romantic fantasy set in a faux historical France where witches are hunted down and burned by the patriarchal church (I LOVED book one) – link for more info

I Kissed Alice by Anna Birch (Sep 1st, Imprint) – opposites attract in an enemies to lovers f/f contemporary romance where two students compete for the same scholarship while unbeknownst to either of them they are actually anonymous partners in a fanfic web comic – link for more info

Fable by Adrienne Young (Sep 1st, Wednesday Books) – the first in a new fantasy duology about seventeen year old Fable who is abandoned on a legendary island by her father and must fight for what is rightfully hers – link for more info

A Dance With Fate by Juliet Marillier (Sep 1st, Ace) – my all time favourite fantasy author is gracing us with a new novel in her Warrior Bards series and I cannot wait, book one The Harp of Kings was a gorgeous medieval Irish adventure full of warriors, secret missions, and fair folk – link for more info

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam (Sep 1st, Harper Collins) – a young adult novel that deals with the institutionalised racism that pervades the incarceration system where sixteen year old Amal finds himself in prison with only his art to turn to for escape – link for more info

I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick (Sep 3rd, Simon and Schuster UK) – this thriller is about Anna who moves to a new town as a nanny but to her surprise she shares an eery resemblance with a local girl named Zoe who recently went missing… – link for more info

Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (Sep 3rd, Harper Collins) – this is the story of Sheetai, half mortal, half star, who in an attempt to save her mortal fathers live becomes her celestial family’s champion in a competition that will decide who rules the heavens – link for more info

Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates (Sep 3rd, Simon and Schuster UK) – Laura Bates is one of my favourite feminist non-fiction writers and her books are always inevitably emotional and enlightening, this one in particular deals the growing numbers of online misogynists who believe women should be subordinate to men – link for more info

I, Ada by Julia Gray (Sep 3rd, Anderson Press) – a novelisation of the life of Ada Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron, and visionary scientist in her own right that is aimed at young adults is a book I never knew I needed but I did – link for more info

After the Silence by Louise O’Neill (Sep 3rd, Quercus Books) – I don’t know how she does it but Louise O’Neill manages to nail EVERY genre she writes in and this time she has put her pen to an atmospheric mystery following a true crime documentary team on the hunt for answers – link for more info

The Good for Nothings by Danielle Banas (Sep 7th, Swoon Reads) – a gang of criminal misfits adventuring through space, when has that concept ever let any of us down, bring it on – link for more info

Just Us: An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine (Sep 8th, Allen Lane) – Claudia Rankine is one of my favourite poets and her new books is a collection of essays and poems that centre on the white aggressions towards black Americans – link for more info

Memory of Babel by Christelle Dabos and translated by Hildegarde Serle (Sep 8th, Europa Editions) – finally the third instalment in the best selling French young adult fantasy series is available in English and I am so excited, books one and two were incredible and I can’t wait to find out what is next in store for our hero Ophelia – link for more info

Islands of Mercy by Rose Tremain (Sep 10th, Chatto & Windus) – queer historical fiction with a f/f relationship and set in 19th century Bath, how was I supposed to say no to that – link for more info

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart (Sep 10th, Orbit) – this is the first in a new fantasy series set in an empire where the emperor’s daughter has lost her childhood memories, thus cloaking her own life in mystery, and I love this premise – link for more info

The Ippos King by Grace Draven (Sep 15th) – this is the third book in Grace Draven’s Wraith King series which began with Radiance, my ALL TIME favourite fantasy romance, if not just romance, novel so you know I’m reading this the day it comes out – link for more info

To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Sep 15th, Tor) – there was no way I wasn’t including Christopher Paolini’s new book as I’ve been a fan since I was 12 and Eragon first came out, this time, however, it’s space instead of dragons and as much as I miss Sapphira I am here for this new chapter – link for more info

Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour (Sep 15th, Dutton Books) – Mila is all alone so why not take a teaching job at a farm on an isolated stretch of the California coast line straight out of high school, even if she might be confronted by ghosts she didn’t expect to see – link for more info

Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp (Sep 15th, Sourcebooks Fire) – a group of friends, a mystery, a remote cabin, a deadly game, yup this is a thriller I can get on board with – link for more info

The Circus Rose by Betsy Cornwall (Sep 28th, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) – so I was first drawn in by this gorgeous cover but then I saw that it was a queer retelling of the Snow White and Rose Red fairytales, one of my childhood favourites, and it was immediately on my to read list – link for more info

Deadly Education by Naomi Novik (Sep 29th, Del Ray) – like many I’m sure I was so excited to see Naomi Novik was taking on the dark academia genre where magic and mystery are uncomfortable bedfellows at a school where you either graduate… or die – link for more info

*All publication dates are taken from the information provided on Amazon UK.