Plague Times: September Edition
It’s still unsafe out there in many places, so take precautions and stay safe!
To the surprise of no one, I have not had much time to work on the Find Book by Character page. Whoops.
Sapphic September + Poll
If you seen it yet, I’m participating in the Sapphic September Readation hosted by Manic Femme Reviews! There are sixteen prompts and I’m going to try to fill them all. Is my plate looking full? Absolutely! Are the odds of success low? Drastically! Am I doing it anyway? You betcha!
One of the sixteen prompts is a book picked by followers, so I’ve put up a poll to the right! There are nine options: Aurora’s Angel, Breaking Legacies, The Dark Wife, Gideon the Ninth, Girls of Paper and Fire, The Henna Wars, Thorn, The Warrior’s Path and The Weight of Stars.
This Month’s Releases
Behold: feast your eyes upon so, so many books. A frankly wild and untamed amount of books. They’re running out of control. I’m talking 90+ books, and those are in the categories I specifically focus on. We gotta wrangle them onto our shelves.
Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:
So! Many! Books!
Sequels for Crier’s War, The Evil Queen, Serpent & Dove, Crave, There Will Come a Darkness, The Gilded Wolves, A Touch of Gold, Bloodleaf, Verify, The Infinite Noise and The Red Scrolls of Magic are out this month!
(See a review for Ace of Shades, The Shadow Game #1 here.)
We also have new books and series from well-established authors: The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Skyhunter by Marie Lu, Fable by Adrienne Young, A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik, and The Other Side of the Sky by author duo Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.
Adult/Gen Fantasy and Science Fiction Releases:
We’ve got some hotly anticipated books this month: The Traitor Queen, Danielle L. Jensen’s sequel to The Bridge Kingdom; Joe Abercrombie’s second entry in the Age of Madness series, The Trouble with Peace; Christopher Paolini’s (you know, the Eragon guy!) first adult novel, To Sleep in a Sea of Stars; Juliet Marillier’s second book in her Warrior Bards series, A Dance with Fate; and Jim Butcher is back this month with his second Dresden Files book of the year, Battle Ground.
I’m most looking forward to The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart and Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne. The Bone Shard Daughter is about a former heir to the empire’s throne and some really neat and really screwed up bone magic. Architects of Memory is about a terminally ill salvage pilot who finds a genocidal weapon above a ravaged colony, a discovery which leads her into corporate conspiracy and betrayal.
I also have an ARC review for Burning Roses, which I will link here!
I’ve also since learned that Master of Poisons is an LGBT+ book that features nonbinary characters who use neopronouns, for those interested!
What new books have you got your eye on this September?