We say this every month, but how are we already looking at September releases?!? 2020 is going fast and slow at the same time. September is always nuts when it comes to new books and will some being delayed even more so. If you’re curious about our anticipated September releases, keep on reading!
Wayward Witch – Zoraida Córdova (September 1st)
I really liked the first two books in the Brooklyn Brujas series! In each book we follow a different Mortiz sister and I think Rose, the MC in this one, might be my favorite. Hopefully this last book will be as good as the first two.
The Inheritance Games – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (September 1st)
By now you hopefully know that Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite authors so of course I’m excited whenever she comes out with something new. But the synopsis of this riddle fiddled mystery novel sounds like it’s right up my alley as well!
Cemetery Boys – Aiden Thomas (September 1st)
This book has been everywhere in the bookish community and I’m so excited for it! Our main character accidentally summons the wrong ghost. Cemetery Boys is going to be a great adventure.
The Lost Book of the White – Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (September 1st)
I was pleasantly surprised by The Red Scrolls of Magic last year and I’m glad it’s finally release day for the sequel (or almost at least haha). It was amazing seeing some of our OG Shadowhunters and I can’t wait to see who we see next.
None Shall Sleep – Ellie Marney (September 1st)
I watch a lot of TV shows and love crime shows. Trying to solve along with the characters on TV is fun. None Shall Sleep has teenagers helping the FBI. I need that in my life. I loved when that happened in The Naturals series, so I can’t wait to see how it all plays out in this book.
Majesty – Katharine McGee (September 1st)
American Royals was a really fun read for me! I know some people really didn’t like the alternative history part of this, but I enjoyed it a lot. After that ending I do really want to continue the series. Katharine McGee writes wonderful YA soap dramas so to say and I really like them every now and then.
Blood & Honey – Shelby Mahurin (September 1st)
Serpent & Dove was a wonderful start of a new series and I really liked it. The characters were great and the ending left me craving the sequel since the moment I finished it. Let’s hope this sequel brings us some great twists like the first one.
Recommended for You – Laura Silverman (September 1st)
I’m a sucker for books that take place anywhere that has to do with books. So when I read the main characters compete for best bookseller bonus, I knew I needed this book. Recommended for You is pitched as To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail. I need this one!
Save Steve – Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan (September 1st)
It’s interesting when one of the characters is known as unlikable before you start a story. I think this is going to be a quirky and heartwarming book in the end. It even may be a bit more emotional than I may be expecting.
Not Your #Lovestory – Sonia Hartl (September 1st)
Internet fame and the realities of going viral. Seems pretty fitting for how things can work these days. While I love the internet and what it brings, there are definitely some negative sides to it. And there seems to be a fake relationship? One of my favorite tropes. Sounds like a need to read book for me.
Fable – Adrienne Young (September 1st)
Every time Adrienne Young announces a book I get excited. Even though I’ve never read a book by this author yet. That needs to change soon! Fable has pirates, so that’s something I need to read. I actually have an e-ARC. Need to schedule to read this one soon.
The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker – Lauren James (September 3rd)
This sounds so good! The afterlife, a found family and apparently a morally grey main character. I love morally grey characters so I’m already stoked for this one. And it’s going to be interesting to see how this afterlife works.
Nobody Knows But You – Anica Mrose Rissi (September 8th)
We’re slowly getting closer to Halloween and I’m looking for some darker reads for October. Nobody Knows but You seems to be a good fit. A murder at the end of the summer and lots of secrets. Sounds like the perfect book for a dark and rain day.
Sources Say – Lori Goldstein (September 8th)
A funny heartfelt novel for fans of Becky Albertalli and Morgan Matson. Sign me up! Two exes running for a school election. I know that will be filled with drama, laughs and a few unexpected twists and turns.
The Other Side of the Sky – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (September 8th)
I still have read the first trilogy these two authors wrote together, but The Other Side of the Sky sounds like one I need to read as well. I’ve been enjoying science fiction this year and this one sounds like one I need to add to my list.
Charming as a Verb – Ben Philippe (September 8th)
The first thing that caught my eye was the cover. The story sounds amazing as well. Being ourselves can be hard and I think Charming as a Verb will be a great story.
Meme – Aaron Starmer (September 8th)
Another book that proves the internet has it’s dangerous sides. Like I said before I’m looking for some darker books to read near Halloween. I definitely see myself reading this one on a dark and rainy night. I have an e-ARC, so will definitely be reading this one.
Legendborn – Tracy Deonn (September 15th)
Southern Black Girl Magic in this contemporary fantasy. This sounds like a wonderful fantasy novel with incredibly important messages. The early reviews are very positive and I can’t wait to read this King Arthur retelling.
The Scapegracers – Hannah Abigail Clarke (September 15th)
A teenage drama with an outcast lesbian witch who forms a coven with the three most popular girls in school. I think this might be a fun teenage high school drama with a supportive friendship at it’s core.
K-pop Confidential – Stephan Lee (September 15th)
A K-drama mixed with K-pop in book form. Doesn’t that sound wonderful?! I think this is going to be a cute and fluff contemporary but with a completely different setting and I’m all here for it.
Even If We Break – Marieke Nijkamp (September 15th)
“A group of friends tied together by a game and the deadly weekend that tears them apart.” You already know that’s my kind of mystery thriller. I love everything that has to do with games and this author is Dutch so that’s another plus!
To Sleep In a Sea of Stars – Christopher Paolini (September 15th)
A space opera with some kind of first contact with aliens or at least alien relics. Sounds pretty good to me! I really like sci-fi and I always want to read more space operas.
Grown – Tiffany D. Jackson (September 15th)
This is another case of wanting to read a book by an author every time I see them publish a new book. Tiffany D. Jackson is one of those authors. Grown is another mystery I’m adding to my list to read this Fall.
#NoEscape – Gretchen McNeil (September 15th)
Even though I’ve had mixed feelings about the first two books in this trilogy I am curious about #NoEscape. This is a prequel novel, so I definitely want to read it and see how it connects to the books I’ve already read.
Horrid – Katrina Leno (September 15th)
Okay, so this cover really creeps me out, but Horrid sounds really interesting.There seems to be a lot happening with houses in books at the moment. Horror is still a hit or miss for me, but I want to give this one a go!
A Curse of Gold – Annie Sullivan (September 22nd)
We both really enjoyed A Touch of Gold and can’t wait to read the sequel. Later this month we’re participating on a blog tour for A Curse of Gold, so keep an eye on the blog for our reviews.
Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite – Zoraida Córdova (September 22nd)
An anthology can be a hit or miss for me. Short stories are tricky and I don’t always like them. That being said this one about vampires sounds amazing and has a list of amazing authors. There are stories by quite a few authors we’ve both read, so hopefully we enjoy all of them!
Furia – Yamile Saied Méndez (September 29nd)
This is an #ownvoices story set in Argentina about a rising soccer player who has to risk everything, including her love story, to follow her dreams. I’m a soccer fan myself so this sounds pretty good to me!
Crownchasers – Rebecca Coffindaffer (September 29nd)
A deadly competition for the throne. That’s all I need to know to be honest. The early reviews are also quite positive so I’m in!
A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik (September 29nd)
I really liked the Naomi Novik book I’ve read so far, one of my favorite books ever. And I actually have an eARC for this one. I can’t believe I haven’t read it yet because this is one of my most anticipated books of the year. Hopefully it can live up to that.
Shine – Jessica Jung (September 29nd)
Another book about K-pop! And this one is written by an actual K-pop star. I think it’s going to be so interesting to see inside the K-pop world from someone who actually lives it.
Fence: Striking Distance – Sarah Rees Brennan (September 29nd)
I love the Fence graphic novel series so so much and I’m of course very excited for the novel that goes with it. Hopefully this story works written as well as it does in a graphic novel form.
As we said, September is a crazy month filled with a lot of books we’re both interested in. There are probably a lot we missed as well. What books are you looking forward to in September? Let us know in the comments!