New Releases – October 2018

Bye Bye September and hello October! 

After a September was already a great month for new releases but October might just be better. So hang on to your wallet, cause this article might be dangerous for it.

Let’s take a look at the books that might end up in your TBR really soon👇😍.

Title: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2)

Author: Mackenzi Lee

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: 02/10/2018

Synopsis: A year after an accidentally whirlwind grand tour with her brother Monty, Felicity Montague has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a window of opportunity opens—a doctor she idolizes is marrying an old friend of hers in Germany. Felicity believes if she could meet this man he could change her future, but she has no money of her own to make the trip. Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid.

In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that leads them from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

A few months ago I discovered The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I really enjoyed this book and especially Felicity’s character. So I’m very excited to be getting a sequel/spin-off centered on her.

↠ Review of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue


Title: Dear Evan Hansen

Author: Val Emmich

Publisher: Poppy

Release date: 09/10/2018

Synopsis: Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s grief over the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore–even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend. As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

I’m not really a big musicals fans, but I do love this one. It’s a beautiful story that I’m sure will make for a great book. One to read while listening to the soundtrack of course.


Title: What If It’s Us

Author: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: 09/10/2018

Synopsis: Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

About a year ago, I’ve discovered Adam Silvera and his books, which I love. And I’ve heard so many great things about Becky Albertalli that I still don’t know why I haven’t her books yet. So needless to say I’m very much looking forward to this book


Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Author: Tahereh Mafi

Publisher: HarperTeen

Release Date: 16/10/2018

Synopsis: It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who’s tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments—even the physical violence—she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she’s built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He’s the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her—they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds—and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she’s not sure she’ll ever be able to let it down.

I love Tahereh Mafi’s writing, and from the moment I first read the synopsis for this novel I knew I had to read it. I’m sure it’s going to be an emotional read but also a very important one.


Title: Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7)

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: 23/10/2018

Synopsis: Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

I am both excited and terrified about reading this book. But mostly I can’t wait. Throne of Glass has been one of my favorite series for years now and so this is one of my most highly anticipated releases of 2018.

↠ Review for Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)


 

So which of these books will end up on your bookshelf?👇💕

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