Most Anticipated New Releases for Autumn 2019

It’s among us – the season for warm blankets, woollen socks, pumpkin spiced lattes, and BOOKS. So many books. Endless amounts of new releases, mostly from my favourite genre – fantasy ๐Ÿคฉ I’m hyped!

I’m so hyped that I have collected a gazillion new releases that I’m most excited about in this blog post. I’m ready to make my bank account cry crocodile tears.

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These new releases span from September to November. Click on the title for the Goodreads page! I’m always waffling but because this list is so long, I’ll try to keep my gushing to a minimum. Check the Goodreads page for each one for full synopses ๐Ÿ˜Š

My apologies for this list being so late, I was super busy getting started with a new degree in a new city and I also suffered from some awful technical problems ๐Ÿ˜…

September

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Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake

YA, Fantasy

3rd September

I have yet to read Two Dark Reigns, the third book in this series, but I will certainly add it to my September TBR so that I can continue on to this beauty asap! Love this series ah so much!

The Girl The Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young

YA, Fantasy, Historical fiction

3rd September

Oh my god, that cover is simply perfection! Fierce & Powerful, mmm I approve. This one is a companion novel to Sky in the Deep that was published last year. I haven’t read that one but it’s in my radar. The synopsis tells me that The Girl the Sea Gave Back is about Tova who has always lived with the people who found her washed ashore as a child. Politics and war are about to tore her found home in pieces.

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There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

YA, Fantasy

3rd September

The Age of Darkness approaches.
Five lives stand in its way.
Who will stop it… or unleash it?

A foretold prophet who might save the world, or destroy it. A ragtag team to influence the events: a prince, a ruthless killer, a leader, a gambler and a dying girl. Sign me up!

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

Sci-fi, Dystopia

3rd September

I’m usually not into dystopian sci-fis but this one caught my eye. It’s about a world that has been transformed by slowly rising flood and people who are stuck stranded in mountaintop colonies. Myra and her seven-year-old daughter live in a small boat until one day Myra hears from a stranger that her lost older daughter might be alive.

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Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin

YA, Fantasy

3rd September

I have seen this one being hyped like crazy. As an incredibly hype-weak reader, I also want to see what’s up. (Also it sounds and looks great!) Serpent & Dove is about a witch who needs to marry a witch hunter in a world where witches are cruelly hunted and burned.

Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

YA, Fantasy

3rd September

There can never be too many witchy books! Arrah lives in a family of witchdoctors but yearns for a power of her own. She is willing to do almost anything for magic, especially when the Kingdom’s children start to disappear.

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The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri

Nonfiction, Memoir

3rd September

I’m so excited to read this one! It is an autobiographical account of what it is like being a refugee and the tiresome nature of life when everyone around you is constantly demanding you to be grateful for your home. What is it like to be forced to flee your home, only to reach the shores of a country that demands eternal gratitude for the space that you occupy?

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

YA, Fantasy, Historical fiction

10th September

I honestly had no idea that this one is coming out this autumn! Because of the title I had this one listed as ‘will be released in winter, pre-order’ ๐Ÿ˜‚ I am very excited for this one because I saw a glowing review from Meaghan @ The Words Gremlin and you know, she generally has a great taste in books and I trust her opinion, you should too! Psst it’s about a mansion and a magical book and a lot of doors.

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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Fantasy, Sci-fi

10th September

If I had to point at one book in September that is the most hyped & not a sequel, I would take a fraction of a second to point at this beauty. An LGBT+ sci-fi about necromancers and cut-throat politics, YES PLEASE. I am also very excited because this is Melanie @ Mel to the Any’s new favourite book (her booktube and amazing ASMR is here), and I very much trust her recommendations.

A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth

YA, Fantasy

10th September

I don’t know how I have still not read Laura E. Weymouth’s The Light Between Worlds, but I’m nevertheless very excited for her new standalone novel. That cover ๐Ÿ˜ Violet is yearning to return to her home at Burleigh House after 7 years in exile. But when she finally has the chance, the once beautiful magic at the house has turned into something angry that might destroy her too.

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Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Historical fiction

17th September

Red at the Bone jumps in time between the perspectives of Melody and her mother. In 2001, the 16-year-old Melody is putting on a dress for her coming of age ceremony. The same dress that was customly made for her mother’s coming of age ceremony 16 years ago. I’m expecting a heartwrenching exploration of identity, prejudice and family.

The Tea Dragon Festival by Katie O’Neill

Graphic Novel

17th September

Katie O’Neill is probably one of my favourite graphic novel artists ever. Her art is breathtaking and I have loved everything that I have read by her in the past. I’m certain that this new release will be equally cute and impactful!

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The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

YA, Fantasy, Retelling

19th September

A retelling of the brides of Dracula – and said to be gothic, intoxicating, feminist, darkly provoking and deeply romantic – yes please! I was lucky enough to get an arc of it and I have just finished reading it, expect a review very very soon!

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Historical fiction

24th September

I have never read anything by Ann Patchett before (although I mean to!) but this one has caught my eye for one specific reason: its special edition is one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen! Look at those stained pages! This book should be framed!

Cyril buys the Dutch House as a surprise to his wife after his clever investment rockets him to enormous wealth. But the house sets into motion the undoing of everyone he loves. (A deliciously mysterious synopsis to match a delicious looking book? Take my money!)

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The Dutch House: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)
It’s the Waterstones exclusive edition, available here
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Steel Crow Saga by Paul Krueger

YA, Fantasy

24th September

An unlikely group combine their forces to stop a killer who defies the laws of magic. A soldier with a curse, a prince with a debt, a detective with a grudge, and a thief with a broken heart. And did I mention, they do this alongside their magical animal companions. A million times yes for magical furry friends.

The Confession by Jessie Burton

Historical fiction

24th September

I’m about 99.8% certain that I will preorder a beautiful copy of this with red sprayed edges. I loooved The Miniaturist and The Muse by Jessie Burton so I’m filled with anticipation & high hopes! I’m also a big fan of the cover. The Confession tells the story of Elise and Rose in 1980 when they both lose & find themselves.

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October

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The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Fantasy

1st October

Books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.

Damn, does that not sound a bit like Inkheart by Cornelia Funke? That was my favourite book growing up!

Angel Mage by Garth Nix

YA, Fantasy

1st October

A new book from Garth Nix!! I love the Old Kingdom series and can’t wait to try this one as well. Also the synopsis sounds great; Liliath has slept in an empty sarcophagus for a century, but now she wakes still looking like a nineteen year old. And she has a quest.

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Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn

YA, Fantasy

1st October

This one sounds positively creepy and weird, so perfect for the Halloween season! Olivia hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool. Then she meets Kara who has a morbid habit of writing to men on death row, and Olivia helps her do it. They sign their letters as the resurrection girls.

The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake

YA, Contemporary

1st October

This one sounds lyrical and heartwrenchingly sad. Violet and Sam’s great-great-great grandmother didn’t drown in a tragic accident like many others. No, she swam to shore. To cope with tragic events, Violet and Sam decide to embark on their childhood’s dream quest: discover the shipwreck.

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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Historical fiction

1st October

Okay I have to admit that I don’t know anything about this one. It had me with that gorgeous title. I just couldn’t resist! This one seems like the perfect book to read completely blind to its premise. Reviews tell me that the writing is gorgeous and the reader should prepare themselves with tissues.

When You Ask Me Where I’m Going by Jasmin Kaur

Poetry

1st October

What it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t hear her. I’m unbelievably excited for this one, just read this:

scream
so that one day
a hundred years from now
another sister will not have to
dry her tears wondering
where in history
she lost her voice

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Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Fantasy

8th October

SOOON!

Although Leigh Bardugo has written YA in the past, this one is definitely an adult book. I have heard that it is hard-hitting and intense. I am ready, I have waited for so long already!

How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones

Nonfiction, Memoir

8th October

I stumbled across this memoir in Goodreads and this little snippet in the synopsis totally sold me

โ€œPeople donโ€™t just happen,โ€ writes Saeed Jones. โ€œWe sacrifice former versions of ourselves. We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us. The โ€˜Iโ€™ it seems doesnโ€™t exist until we are able to say, โ€˜I am no longer yours.โ€™โ€

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Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo

YA, Fantasy

8th October

4 crooks who get into a lot of trouble after a vial of dark magic in the wrong hands turns into the greatest conflict in decades. The four need to work together but they can’t trust anyone, not even each other. Also the author wrote To Kill a Kingdom which was great!

The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco

YA, Fantasy

15th October

Frozen meets Mad Max in this epic teen fantasy duology bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic.

FROZEN meets MAD MAX??

ELEMENTAL MAGIC???

Yes please.

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War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

YA, Sci-fi

15th October

Climate change has made the world unlivable and the unlucky ones who haven’t yet been able to escape to space colonies outfit themselves with artificial organs and bionic limbs to survive in the harsh environmental conditions. Civil wars rage on, and in the middle of it two sisters dream of more.

Ps. love love love that cover, so fierce!

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Contemporary

22nd October

I haven’t read anything else by Christina Lauren before, but this one caught my eye because the synopsis hints that there will be a time jump (!!) I love those so much and now I want to read this asap. Sam and Tate have a fast and passionate relationship. But when Sam betrays Tate’s trust, the couple go their own ways. More than a decade later they meet again.

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A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy

YA, Fantasy

29th October

North African inspired fantasy world where two sisters must fight to the death to win the crown.

This gives me a strong Three Dark Crowns vibe but set in Africa, and that’s all I want in a fantasy to be honest.

Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon

YA, Fantasy

29th October

I have seriously looked forward to this novel since November 2018. It sounds amazing and that cover is simply captivating.

When Alu’s ruler falls deathly ill, Kammaniโ€™s beautiful little sister, Nanaea, is chosen as one of three sacred maidens to join him in the afterlife. Itโ€™s an honor. A tradition. And Nanaea believes it is her chance to live an even grander life than the one that was stolen from her. But Kammani sees the selection for what it really isโ€”a death sentence.

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Beyond the Black Door by A. M. Strickland

Fantasy

29th October

Kamai is a soulwalker, she can journey into other people’s souls while they are asleep. But in every soul, Kamai sees a black door. One she is most certainly not supposed to open.

I’m guessing that she will open it anyway and I also want to find out what’s behind it.

November

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Fantasy

5th November

I read The Night Circus some time ago, and I was mesmerised by Erin Morgenstern’s writing style. I also came across some quotes from The Starless Sea and I believe that it is beautifully written, just look at this:

โ€œStrange, isnโ€™t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they are.โ€

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Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater

YA, Fantasy

5th November

Call Down the Hawk is the first instalment in the Dreamer series that will focus on Ronan from the Raven Cycle! I have an odd relationship with the original series as I didn’t love the books but I can’t stop thinking about the characters. I need more Ronan! More Adam! More Blue!

The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

Nonfiction, Feminism

5th November

This feminist essay collection is here to destroy the patriarchy and spread kidness in its stead. I think the title is genious – “The Witches Are Coming” sounds powerful and empowering! Can’t wait to pick this one up!

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The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

Fantasy, Sci-fi

5th November

The memories of Yetu’s people are too painful to be held by everyone. The memories would crush everyone to pieces, and so the responsibility of remembering what happened has been bestowed on a singular person to carry alone, Yetu. She remembers for everyone, even as the memories eat her alive.

I already feel like sobbing after reading the synopsis. Time to get your tissues out, everyone!

Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

YA, Fantasy

5th November

From the author of the Wicked Deep, we are blessed with a fantasy novel set deep in dark, snowy forests. The ancient woods awaken when a secret is uncovered. And the forest is angry. I’m expecting something that gives me chills when I read it wrapped up in blankets, surrounded by chai-scented candles. MMMM I can’t wait!

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In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Nonfiction, Memoir

5th November

This one is a memoir of the author’s experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. It is an extremely important topic that is often overlooked when discussing relationships. I became interested in this after reading a glowing, 5-star review from Roxane Gay. Her recommendations are always on point!

Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao

YA, Fantasy

5th November

Ah that cover has simply stolen my heart. I’m ready to frame it! This beauty is a companion novel to Forest of a Thousand Lanters that I have yet to read (but I definitely want to!). It is a separate story and so it can be enjoyed as a standalone. The story will not only be rich in Vietnamese culture but it also has painful regret, anxious love and magical bonds! Yes please!

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Novice Dragoneer by E. E. Knight

Fantasy

5th November

My heart has a Priory of the Orange Tree -sized hole in it and I’m constantly on a search of a dragon-filled fantasy that can make me feel whole again. Novice Dragoneer is a coming-of-age fantasy about dragon-riders. But what caught my interest was that this is not a YA imprint. Although it is a coming-of-age novel, it is also adult fantasy! (yup, consider your mind blown)

Fate of the Fallen by Kel Kade

Fantasy

5th November

Everyone loves Mathias. And when he finds out that he is the chosen one to save the entire world, he happily leaves on the adventure, pulling his best friend along for the ride. Wait, does that sound like a generic adult fantasy novel? You might think that, but Kel Kade is here to destroy every single trope you’re thinking about. Turns out that saving the world isn’t easy or fun.

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Unnatural Magic by C. M. Waggoner

YA, Fantasy

5th November

Onna is the best magical student you could think of, but when her way to a prestigious academy is barred regardless of her skill due to her gender, she is determined to find a university that will accept her. And then things escalate quickly, and she is pulled into mysterious murders of trolls. I don’t even know what to think about this, but the early reviewers say that it is hilarious.

Tears of Frost by Bree Barton

YA, Fantasy

5th November

This one I’m not at all so sure about; it is the sequel to Bree Barton’s Heart of Thorns that wasn’t great. It was tropy and the characters were a bit one-dimensional. But gosh, for some reason I’m desperate to have the sequel! I have this odd expectation that the sequel will be great.

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

YA, Fantasy

12th November

The book-snake has double-slithered into my most anticipated list! Sigourney (the MC, not the book-snake) has the power to read minds and she is ready to use her magic to seek revenge on the royals who allowed her island to be colonized for years, getting the native people murdered or enslaved. I love well-told stories with mind-reading magic but I’m very picky about what constitutes a well-told story about mind-reading. Hope this one will blow me away!

The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North

Historical fiction, Fantasy

12th November

Ah I love Claire North’s novels so much! I believe that this won’t be an exception, just look at this glorious synopsis: South Africa in the 1880s. A young and naive English doctor by the name of William Abbey witnesses the lynching of a local boy by the white colonists. As the child dies, his mother curses William. William begins to understand what the curse means when the shadow of the dead boy starts following him across the world. It never stops, never rests. It can cross oceans and mountains. And if it catches him, the person he loves most in the world will die. Brb, I’ll go preorder this asap.

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Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

12th November

YA, Fantasy

Welcome to the deadly Race of Oblivion. To reach a better life, the contestants need to take a drug that wipes their memory entirely. They will then receive a piece of paper which only has their name and the first clue. For a majority of the contestants, the race ends in death.

Twenty-one Truths about Love by Matthew Dicks

Contemporary

19th November

The book is made entirely out of lists, because Dan just simply loves them (relatable). He is also terrified of fatherhood and of his bookshop failing. Being ashamed, he doesn’t tell his wife about either of his fears before she gets pregnant and Dan is swimming in financial troubles.

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Starsight by Brandon Sanderson

YA, Sci-fi

26th November

I’m currently reading Skyward by Brandon Sanderson and I can already tell that I’ll be desperate for this sequel. Although Skyward is nowhere near as good as Brandon Sanderson’s Way of Kings (and by that I mean that Way of Kings is unbeatable not that Skyward isn’t great), it is still really funny and it takes my breath away. Brandon Sanderson is such an amazing writer!

Whew, those are my most anticipated releases for fall 2019! There are 48 books! Dang, how will I be able to read all of them? I need them all!

Safe to say, I won’t be buying or preordering all of these 48 books. But I will keep an eye out to them in libraries, in kindle sales and I’ll definitely preorder a couple.

Did you see any books you are excited for? Did you find any new ones to add to your TBR? Are you waiting for a new release that I didn’t mention, which one? I would love to know!

Thank you so much for reading!

8 thoughts on “Most Anticipated New Releases for Autumn 2019

  1. Such a great list! Iโ€™m excited for Ten thousand doors of January ๐Ÿ’™ think I might only get around to reading it in actual January though! My TBR is a bottomless pit right now ๐Ÿ˜‚ lovely post! Jen

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  2. Oh wow there are a LOT of great books coming out in autumn! ๐Ÿ‚ I’m definitely excited for There Will Come a Darkness and Serpent & Dove, as I have been seeing a lot of hype for both of them everywhere – they have a very intriguing premise ๐Ÿ‘ I just got Wayward Son and The Tyrant’s Tomb as preorders so I will bet getting to them first though & then there’s Supernova coming out in November alongside with The Toll ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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    • There are so many books!!! How will we afford them all ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I’m super excited for There Will Come Darkness and Serpent & Dove as well, I just got a copy of the latter and can’t wait to start reading it! I have seen loads of super hyper pretty copies of Wayward Son!! Did you get one of those?

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      • Ohhhh! Definitely let me know what you think of Serpent & Dove, I’m so intrigued by it ๐Ÿ™‚ I got the ‘normal’ paperback, but I have seen the beautiful night/moon version … I think it’s target exclusive or something though? ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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