Sunday, 2 October 2016

Grabby Hands #10 | October 2016 Releases

I'm excited for a few books this month, but it wasn't as bad as in September where all the books were released. I didn't buy all of those I wanted and won't be able to get some until Christmas *weeps* But anyway, let's talk about the books I'm most excited for that will be published in October!

                                                                          October 4th                                                                      

Nemesis by Anna Banks - The cover is finally growing on me, but I'm still not a fan of faces on covers... I haven't read this author's mermaid series, but this is high fantasy and I can't resist it. I don't know much about it, except that the main character has great power and falls in love with her worse ennemy (like it's written on the cover...) and hate-to-love relationships are so exciting to read.

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2) by Rick Riordan - I know most people loved The Hidden Oracle but didn't love The Sword of Summer, but for me, it's the contrary. I'm very interested in Norse mythology, because it's something we don't learn enough about. Moreover, this series has a very diverse cast of characters and it's so funny (the humor didn't really work on me in The Hidden Oracle). I'm so excited to read about Magnus again !

Fear the Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh - This novel seems perfect for Halloween! It seems so eerie, because it's set in 1913 on an island where the main character is a witch that's scared of the ocean, because his grandfather drowned with a smile on his face and now it's happenning again! It's so exciting and creepy and I need to read it for Halloween.

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills - I’m not often excited for contemporary novels, but I had heard good things about Emma Mills’ first novel, First and Then, but also about this one. I’m intrigued about this one because it involves a missing painting and a family, and you know how much I love to read about fictional families. Moreover, one of the supporting characters is a social media star, which sounds fun!

When the Moon was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore - I'm ashamed to say I still haven't read The Weight of Feathers, even though I was so intrigued by it, because it reminded me of The Night Circus. I'm intrigued by When the Moon was Ours, which is a magical realism novel with LGBTQIA+ themes, the main character is transgender! Also, this cover is just gorgeous.

                                                                      October 11th                                                                      

The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) by Marie Lu - The Young Elites is such a great trilogy, with an antihero as a protagonist, which I’m digging. The world is amazing, because it’s inspired by the Renaissance so the aesthetic is gorgeous! Considering where The Rose Society left off, I’m dying to get my hands on this sequel and conclusion.

                                                                      October 18th                                                                      

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Illuminae was an amazing book, a crazy ride set in space, with a unique format. I think this trilogy functions in the same way than Starbound (the other trilogy Amie Kaufman co-wrote), because it introduces new characters, that will be the main ones, but we’ll still hear about the previous ones, which means it’s kind of a companion series? Because of the way the first book ended, I cannot wait to read this. Marie Lu took care of some of the illustrations and I’m so excited to see her art.

A Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock #1) by Sherry Thomas - I haven’t read this author’s fantasy series but I’m so excited for this book! It is a gender-swap Sherlock retelling set in Victorian era (meaning the time he actually lived in) and I’m obsessed with this time period. I must have it.

Are you excited for any of these books? What's your most anticipated book that will be released this month (mine are Gemina and The Midnight Star)?


  1. I'm really excited for This Adventure Ends and When The Moon Was Ours! Those are the only two I have preordered at the moment, because one of my friends absolutely loved it. I am still thinking about buying Gemina though, because at the moment it's kind of pricey, but then again I really want to see all the illustrations!

    1. I haven't preordered anything so far, because I've bought a lot of books last month, why did I do that? But I'll only preorder Gemina and The Midnight Star, I think. I'm buying the Illuminae series in the UK edition, so they're in paperback and way cheaper, we do what we can! ;)