Book Releases October 2020
Only 3 months left in 2020 and I feel like I am on a speeding train through time. Luckily I am finally finding a rhythm in my life for reading and hobbies. Hopefully, I can pick up reviewing again soon. But today I will talk about the releases of the coming month I am looking forward to.
The Forest of Ghosts and Bones by Lisa Lueddecke
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Hush (Hush #1) by Dylan Farrow
Lightbringer (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand
Among the Beasts and Brairs by Ashley Poston
The Forest of Ghosts and Bones by Lisa Lueddecke (October 1)
You are the girl who can walk in the rain, and I am the boy who knows the way.
The Eve of Saints approaches and the poison rain which shrouds Castle Marcosza strains at its boundaries. When Beata’s brother is taken by the rain, Beata and her friend Benedek must make a perilous journey of discovery to uncover the root of her secret – why she is the only person who can walk through the rain unscathed. But Beata is soon caught up in a game of cat-and-mouse with mysterious Liljana, a girl with hidden powers of her own.
And with magic outlawed in Marcosza, can the pair find a way to work together to harness their forbidden ability and unleash its full potential? Or will they find themselves seduced by power and all that it offers…
So far I have liked Lisa Lueddecke’s writing and I am looking forward to reading her spooky The Forest of Ghosts and Bones.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (October 6)
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
It has been a while since I read anything by V.E. Schwab, but I did like some of them. I am curious about The Invisible Life of Addie LeRue since I am hearing good things about it.
Hush (Hush #1) by Dylan Farrow (October 6)
They use magic to silence the world. Who will break the hush?
Seventeen-year-old Shae has led a seemingly quiet life, joking with her best friend Fiona, and chatting with Mads, the neighborhood boy who always knows how to make her smile. All while secretly keeping her fears at bay… Of the disease that took her brother’s life. Of how her dreams seem to bleed into reality around her. Of a group of justice seekers called the Bards who claim to use the magic of Telling to keep her community safe.
When her mother is murdered, she can no longer pretend.
Not knowing who to trust, Shae journeys to unlock the truth, instead finding a new enemy keen to destroy her, a brooding boy with dark secrets, and an untold power she never thought possible.
Hush is Dylan Farrow’s debut and loads of people say it is a good read. I am hoping it lives up to what I am hearing, at least the synopsis sounds good.
Lightbringer (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand (October 13)
Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.
In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.
But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.
FINALLY! The end of this great series. Lightbringer is finally here. I can’t wait for the latest of Claire Legrand!
Among the Beasts and Brairs by Ashley Poston (October 20)
Cerys is safe in the kingdom of Aloriya.
Here there are no droughts, disease, or famine, and peace is everlasting. It has been this way for hundreds of years, since the first king made a bargain with the Lady who ruled the forest that borders the kingdom. But as Aloriya prospered, the woods grew dark, cursed, and forbidden. Cerys knows this all too well: when she was young, she barely escaped as the woods killed her friends and her mother. Now Cerys carries a small bit of the curse—the magic—in her blood, a reminder of the day she lost everything. The most danger she faces now, as a gardener’s daughter, is the annoying fox who stalks the royal gardens and won’t leave her alone.
As a new queen is crowned, however, things long hidden in the woods descend on the kingdom itself. Cerys is forced on the run, her only companions the small fox from the garden, a strange and powerful bear, and the magic in her veins. It’s up to her to find the legendary Lady of the Wilds and beg for a way to save her home. But the road is darker and more dangerous than she knows, and as secrets from the past are uncovered amid the teeth and roots of the forest, it’s going to take everything she has just to survive.
I am hoping Amons Beasts and Briars is more like Ashley Poston’s Once Upon a Con series than her Heart of Iron series. But I am afraid I just don’t like Ashley’s non-contemporary writing.
Let me know what you thought of these books!
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For now, let books enrich your life!