Thursday, 25 August 2016

September 2016 Releases | Grabby Hands #9

Now that Summer is coming to a close (well, I'll finally be on holidays during the first two weeks and a half of September, so I'll read all the books), publishers are getting crazy again and releasing all of my most anticipated novels. My wallet and my feels hate me, but well, I need these books in my life, okay?

                                                                      September 1st                                                                      

The Secret City (The Alchemist Chronicles #2) by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld - I'm sad this cover looks so much like the first one, because I wanted it to be more original... *sigh* But well, that's the way it is... Anyway, I was first drawn to The Secret Fire is co-written by a fellow Frenchie, Carina Rozenfeld and it didn't disappoint. It has this old YA vibe to it that I had missed so much, because it involves alchemists, demons and all of that. Moreover, I thought the chemistry between the main characters was on point and I cannot wait to see where they'll go next. I saw that they were going to Carcassonne and I'm so excited about that!

                                                                      September 6th                                                                      

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas - *whispers* It's still my least favourite cover *go hide in a corner*. Okay, so I was a HUGE Throne of Glass fan last year, but... Queen of Shadows disappointed me. It's not that it's a bad book, per se, but I didn't like the character development, like many readers. Moreover, I'm not a fan of the romance, even though I wasn't in a "team", it's just that I don't like this love interest. However, plot-wise, I'm very excited to get back into this world. I recently pre-ordered this book, so I'm excited again and I hope I will fall in love with the series again.

                                                                     September 13th                                                                     

The Reader (Sea of Ink and Gold #1) by Traci Chee - I don't know much about this book, but the title was enough to hook me. Indeed, it's about a society were almost no one can read and while it is scary, I want to understand that. I've heard good things about this one, so we'll see.

                                                                     September 20th                                                                     

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raasch - I love the concept of this world, as half the kingdoms are based off seasons and it's definitely what made me fall in love with this trilogy, considering Snow Like Ashes was one of my favourite books of last year. The second one wasn't as good, I mainly had issues with the romance, but I have high hopes for this conclusion. I'm particularly excited to see Ceridwen in action, a secondary (but now main) character that was introduced in Ice Like Fire

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (Three Dark Crowns #1) - I've been in love with Kendare's writing since Anna Dressed in Blood, she always writes pretty cool series, but Three Dark Crowns must be the one I've been most excited about, because you know... High fantasy. *winks* The fact that the most talented sister should inherit the throne really interest me, especially when two of them don't control their gifts, I'm eager to see their development. Moreover, y'all must know I love siblings relationships, so I want to see how the girls are with each other, because they're supposed to be in competition and all of that.

A Shadow Bright and Burning (Kingdom on Fire #1) by Jessica Cluess - This is a historical fantasy novel, and you know I'm a sucker for those. The moment I knew it was set in the Victorian era, I needed it in my life, because I have a soft spot for it. Moreover, if I recall correctly, it's about a girl who's supposed to be the Chosen One, but she's actually not??? So give it to me.

Witch's Pyre (The Worldwalker Trilogy #3) by Josephine Angelini - Oops, I think I will need a recap before starting this one, because I don't recall that much. I thought I remembered the ending but it was the ending of the first book, so #fail. Anyway, the magic system is very interesting in this book and I'm looking forward to get back to it. I'm fascinated by the parallel universes in this series, because I thought it was a unique concept and that the author had treated it well. Nevertheless, it's not a perfect series and I feel like there are many tropes. But well, I need to see how it ends and I'm attached to it!

Stealing Snow (Stealing Snow #1) by Danielle Paige - I must confess that I have given up on the Dorothy Must Die series, because while the first book was good, the sequel felt empty and I had no hopes for the finale, as it was even shorter, and now there is a fourth book? WHAT? I think this series isn't worth it, but I'm giving Danielle Paige another chance to surprise me, because she has good ideas. Stealing Snow is a retelling of the Snow Queen and I don't really need another reason to read it.

The Queen of Blood (The Queens of Renthia #1) by Sarah Beth Durst - I know next to nothing about this book, but it's a high fantasy novel, I've heard great things about this author and the title is promising. So yeah, here am I, helping my TBR by adding new books to it.

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Untitled Trilogy #1) by Kerri Maniscalco - This is a Victorian era novel, so of course I need it! *maniachal laughter* So, two years ago, I had a weird fascination about Jack the Ripper with friends, it was all we talked about during a few lunches. Of course, when I knew the book would talk about the subject, I was excited, even if I'll probably be scared while reading it. Moreover, it focuses on forensic science, how cool is that? NEED NEED NEED.

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter - Russian folklore is so fascinating and I love that this book was inspired by it. I don't know nearly enough about this country but I love its history and I'm craving to learn more about it. Books inspired by Russia are so good (yes, I'm talking about the Grisha trilogy, because I have yet to read The Crown's Game) and that's why I'm excited for this one. It's also a retelling of a Russian tale, so count me in!

                                                                     September 27th                                                                     

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo - Okay, so this is one of my most anticipated books of the year, I need it so much, guys. I have two copies of Six of Crows, gifted my best friend with the French version on her birthday and took it at the library I'm working at for my boyfriend the day I'm writing this post, so yes, I love it and want the world to love it as much as I do. This duology involves a group of criminals in an island inspired by the Netherlands, what else do you need? Oh, the ships to sail and for everyone to stay alive. I'm so scared.

Like A River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy #2) by Rae Carson - This cover is one of my favourite of all times and I cannot wait to have it in my hands, because this blue! And I know it will shine! *incoherent fangirling noises* Anyway, I LOVED Walk On Earth A Stranger, it reminded me why I love historical fiction, because it was so detailed and had a subtle fantasy touch to it. While the first book was about traveling, things will get real in this one, as the characters are finally in California. I'm looking forward to dive more into the Gold Rush era and see more fantasy elements and oh, this one is part of my most anticipated books of the year.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge - I haven't been a fan of Hodge's previous works, but I'm intrigued by this one, even if I hadn't planned on reading it, at first. This is a Romeo and Juliet fantasy retelling, where the Juliet is a role, for she has to punish her family enemies... which includes Romeo, of course. The synopsis also focuses on unlikely friendships, which totally interest me, because it seems like the romance is a subplot!

Are you excited for any of these books? What's your most anticipated book that will release in September?


  1. I'm really excited for basically ALL of these hahah! I haven't been keeping up with Throne of Glass, but there's no surprise that that one will be huge. I think out of ALL of these, I am the most excited for Crooked Kingdom. Also I cannot wait for Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. He's coming to my town for a signing/thing/tour so it's a bonus to the release :)

  2. AHHH SO MANY FABULOUS BOOKS! Crooked Kingdom, Three Dark Crowns and Frost Like Ashes are three of my most anticipated books, so I am so excited for them. :) Thanks for sharing Lucie and, as always, fabulous post! <3