Sadie, by Courtney Summers
overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.
After reading Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult, I have wanted to read more mystery, and this book is no exception. Recently, investigation podcasts are on the rise thanks to the production of Serial, and this book takes a look into the story of one of those true crime tales. I think that the combination of the small-town setting and the relationship between the girl and her sister have the potential to create a gripping story about finding the truth.
Here’s one of the sequels I’ve been dying to get my hands on. When I picked up Three Dark Crowns this summer, I honestly didn’t know if I was going to enjoy it. The concept was really dark, and these kinds of fantasy stories are usually outside of my typical preferences. Much to my surprise, I fell in love with this series, and have been waiting for the next installment for months. I can’t wait to see where this story goes, and I know that Kendare will continue to craft a compelling story.
Rule, by Ellen Goodlett
protect the band, her family. But no one can ever find out how far she's already gone.
Akeylah was raised in the Eastern Reach, surrounded by whispers of rebellion and abused by her father. Desperate to escape, she makes a decision that threatens the whole kingdom.
Ren grew up in Kolonya, serving as a lady's maid and scheming her way out of the servants' chambers. But one such plot could get her hung for treason if anyone ever discovers what she's done.
When the king summons the girls, they arrive expecting arrest or even execution. Instead they learn the truth: they are his illegitimate daughters, and one must become his new heir. But someone in Kolonya knows their secrets, and that someone will stop at nothing to keep the sisters from their destiny... to rule.
Described as Three Dark Crowns and Pretty Little Liars combined, this book sounds like a whirlwind of epicness. I’ve never seen PLL, but I absolutely adored TDC, so I can’t wait to see what this book has in store. Another exciting aspect of this book is that it is the first of a duology. I think that duologies are the best type of series because you get to have a story that includes all the details that it might not have if it was condensed into one book. I’m hoping that this book lives up to the hype!
Wildcard, by Marie Lu
with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price.
Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?
I read Warcross last year as soon as it came out, and absolutely LOVED IT. If you have been following me and my blog for a while, you’ll know that books about virtual reality are some of my favorites! Marie Lu is also one of my all-time favorite authors, so if you haven’t read any of her books, I highly recommend them. The Legend trilogy is phenomenal. Hopefully, this book lives up to my expectations!
For a Muse of Fire, by Heidi Heilig
rage, and where rumor has it the Mad King has a spring that cures his ills. Because seeing spirits is not the only thing that plagues Jetta. But as rebellion seethes and as Jetta meets a young smuggler, she will face truths and decisions that she never imagined—and safety will never seem so far away.
Heidi Heilig creates a vivid, rich world inspired by Asian cultures and French colonialism. Her characters are equally complex and nuanced, including the bipolar heroine. Told from Jetta’s first-person point-of-view, as well as chapters written as play scripts and ephemera such as telegrams and letters, For a Muse of Fire is an engrossing journey that weaves magic, simmering romance, and the deep bonds of family with the high stakes of epic adventure.
Did somebody say EPIC??? This story is full of secrets, magic powers, and rebellion; what more could a girl ask for? Not only is it a combination of Asian and French cultures, but also includes a bipolar heroine. I cannot wait for this book to come out! When I read the synopsis, it reminded me a little bit of Caraval, which has a significant magical and strange element in it. So far, I haven’t heard any negative reviews for this book, so I can only hope it is as magnificent as I think it is going to be.
What September releases are you looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments; I'd love to discuss with you!
Your enthusiastic book nerd,
Mr. Browne's September Precept:
— R.J. Palacio, Wonder