Updated: Aug 30
This is actually my first blog post about book releases I look forward to! I will share five books, of which I preordered three. I don't usually preorder books, I just order them when I want to read them. But since a few months I did start preordering books and I think I will do it more often in the future. Preorders are like gifts to myself. I order a book a few months before release, and by the time it comes out, I have forgotten I had ordered it. So tadaaa, a surprise book on my doormat!
1. FABLE by Adrienne Young, September 1st
The first book I am expecting is FABLE by Adrienne Young. Young's debut novel SKY IN THE DEEP is one of my all time favourite books, so I am so excited for FABLE. I actually preordered Fable three times... It will be the first book I own three of, and I haven't even read it. So let's hope I like it! I ordered the book through Bookdepositery when I first heard about it. In the beginning of this summer I heard the news that Adrienne Young will sign all her paperbacks when ordering at her local bookshop Malaprop's Bookstore, so I ordered SKY IN THE DEEP, THE GIRL THE SEA GAVE BACK and FABLE there. Then I heard rumours that Fable will be in the Fairyloot September Box, which means it will be a limited edition and signed, so I needed to have that box. As you know, it's not easy to get a Fairyloot subscription last minute, but my bookstagram friend Margaux
(@readers_and_dreamers_kingdom) arranged one for me through a friend! I am both so grateful! My bookdepositery order is on its way so hopefully it will be here soon!
As the daughter of the most powerful trader in the Narrows, the sea is the only home seventeen-year-old Fable has ever known. It’s been four years since the night she watched her mother drown during an unforgiving storm. The next day her father abandoned her on a legendary island filled with thieves and little food. To survive she must keep to herself, learn to trust no one and rely on the unique skills her mother taught her. The only thing that keeps her going is the goal of getting off the island, finding her father and demanding her rightful place beside him and his crew. To do so Fable enlists the help of a young trader named West to get her off the island and across the Narrows to her father.
But her father’s rivalries and the dangers of his trading enterprise have only multiplied since she last saw him and Fable soon finds that West isn't who he seems. Together, they will have to survive more than the treacherous storms that haunt the Narrows if they're going to stay alive.
2. DEAR JUSTICE by Nic Stone, September 29th
The second book I am looking forward to is DEAR JUSTYCE by Nic Stone. Her book DEAR MARTIN stuck with me for weeks after finishing it. It has been over a year since I listened to the audiobook, and I still think about it now and then, especially with the #blacklivesmatter movements happening the past few months. It is heartbreaking that such events that feel so unreal, are still undeniable reality.
Both DEAR MARTIN and DEAR JUSTYCE are must reads!
I haven't preorderd his book, because I prefer listening to the audiobook again once it comes out.
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.
3. THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab, October 6th
Iy might be quite weird that I am very hyped for THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE, when I haven't read any work by V.E. Schwab... Blame bookstagram haha. But do I need to say more when you read this synopsis??
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.
4. KINGDOM OF THE WICKED by Kerri Maniscalco, October 27th
I preordered KINGDOM OF THE WICKED only yesterday. I couldn't resist it anymore. I am currently listening to ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI, the third book in Maniscalco's STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series. I adore this series (and espeecially Thomas Cresswell), so I am very excited for this new series by Maniscalo. It will come out October 27th, right in time for Halloween!
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…
5. TROY by Stephen Fry, October 29th
Last but not least, I preordered TROY by Stephen Fry. Because of my classical studies in high school, I am fascinated by everything related to the Ancient Romans and Greeks. I really enjoyed Fry's MYTHOS. His work HEROES is waiting on my shelves to be read, which I will read before I start TROY. So I doubt I will be able to read this last one right after it comes out. TROY is yet again an beautiful edition (like MYTHOS and HEROES) and it will be signed! I am so excited to add this one to my Ancient History collection!
The story of Troy speaks to all of us - the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war with casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies,
whose consequences become tragedies.
In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
Which book that will be released soon are you looking forward to?