Wishlist Wednesday | Anticipated Releases September 2021

Another month that flew by and that means it’s time to take a look at our anticipated September releases. September tends to be a big month for publishing, so we have a feeling this list may be pretty long. Keep on reading to see what books look good to us! Even if this won’t be good for our wallets, haha.

The Hawthorne Legacy – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (September 7th)

One of my most anticipated releases of the year! And I actually already read it haha. I got an eARC and read the whole thing in one day. Just couldn’t put it down. After the ending of The Inheritance Games I just had to know what would happen next.

Empire of the Vampire – Jay Kristoff (September 7th)

Jay Kristoff wrote a vampire book and that was all I really needed to know before preordering this. And considering how rarely I preorder a book that has to say something ;). I don’t really need to know anything else but I do know this will be brutal and heartbreaking.

The Girls Are Never Gone – Sarah Glenn Marsh (September 7th)

A podcaster takes an internship at a haunted house, sounds pretty cool to me! I love podcasts and really enjoy them in books as well. Ghost stories aren’t always my thing but I enjoyed another book by this author some I’m willing to give it a chance!

Never Saw You Coming – Erin Hahn (September 7th)

As a fan of contemporary books I knew Never Saw You Coming would be one I wanted in my life! I can’t imagine finding out your whole life was a lie. I’m not sure in what context this will be, but I’m very curious.

Your Life Has Been Delayed – Michelle I. Mason (September 7th)

Could you imagine getting on a plane and when you land it’s 25 years later?!? I know I couldn’t. The world changes pretty quickly, so that’s definitely your life being turned upside down. I’m curious to see how this plays out and what the main character experiences.

Lies Like Wildfire – Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (September 7th)

First of all look at this stunning cover. It’s pretty simple, but I love the colors on this. I’ve been loving thrillers lately, so I couldn’t miss this release. Some of my friends have read an early copy and loved it. Five friends and deadly secrets? Sign me up!

The Splendor – Breeana Shields (September 7th)

I finished The Bone Charmer duology and loved Breeana’s writing style. It’s definitely underrated and when I found out The Splendor was releasing I needed to know more. This book seems to take place in a mysterious hotel. I’m intrigued.

The Jasmine Project – Meredith Ireland (September 7th)

Jenny Han meets The Bachelorette is all I needed to know to click want to read on Goodreads. A graduation is used for our main character to meet all of the bachelors in Orlando. This is going to be funny and cute I think.

Hello (from Here) – Chandler Baker & Wesley King (September 7th)

Part of me really debated whether or not I wanted to add this to wishlist Wednesday. I’m just not sure if I’m ready to read a book taking place in the pandemic we’ve all been living in. That being said the story does sound like something I’d love. Falling love in the pandemic is not like it would be outside of one.

Portrait of a Scotsman – Evie Dunmore (September 7th)

I loved Bringing Down the Duke and A Rogue of One’s Own, so I’ve been excited for the release of this book. Hattie is a character we’ve met in the previous books and she finally gets her own story.

The Charm Offensive – Alison Cochrun (September 7th)

An employee that works for a dating show and a contestant that doesn’t believe in love. That doesn’t sound like something that will be boring, haha. I’ve seen some people online mention this book and that they loved it, so I’m excited to read it.

The Corpse Queen – Heather Herrman (September 14th)

First off, that title, yes please! A feminist historical thriller with a teenage girl robbing graves who get’s entangled in a murderer’s plans. Complicated sentence but definitely something I’m interested in!

A Lot Like Adiós – Alexis Daria (September 14th)

I really liked Alexis’ previous book so I basically added this without even looking what it was about. It’s nice to be surprised by the plot of a book and that’s easier when you haven’t read the synopsis haha. I also adore the cover.

Defy the Night – Brigid Kemmerer (September 14th)

Everyone was raving about A Curse So Dark and Lonely and I still have to read that but I do want to get a jump on the authors newest YA fantasy series haha. To be honest, the synopsis is way too long to read, but I saw some awesome reviews and I guess I’ll just have to go and read it.

It All Comes Back to You – Farah Naz Rishi (September 14th)

Again another book with an amazing cover and on top of that the story sounds amazing. Complicated relationships and probably a little drama, but I have a feeling It All Comes Back to You will be amazing.

White Smoke – Tiffany D. Jackson (September 14th)

I’ve been wanting to read more psychological thrillers and White Smoke sounds like one I’ll love. A main character that’s running from ghosts? That could be very interesting!

A Dark and Starless Forest – Sarah Hollowell (September 14th)

Our main character’s sister goes missing and she must confront the dark thing that lives in the forest. That doesn’t sound creepy at all, haha. This definitely sounds like the perfect book for a dark, cold, and rainy day.

All These Bodies – Kendare Blake (September 16th)

A historical, paranormal mystery/thriller by Kendare Blake? Sign me up! I love her previous books, even though I’m too scared to finish Five Dark Fates. So I’ll read whatever she comes up with next.

She Who Rides the Storm – Caitlin Sangster (September 21st)

Four teens are drawn into a high-stakes heist in the perilous tomb of an ancient shapeshifter king.You know I was hooked the second I laid my eyes on that sentence. Heists are my kryptonite, and I will always want more books involving them.

Iron Widow – Xiran Jay Zhao (September 21st)

This sounds so so so good. A very cool sci-fi with commentary on our misogynistic patriarchy. Sign me up! I’m already in love with the synopsis so I have very high hopes for these lady pilots of giant transforming robots.

As If on Cue – Marisa Kanter (September 21st)

When enemies have to work together it’s always something I want to read. So it’ll be interesting to see how these two characters write and direct a musical together. I have a feeling that this isn’t going to go smoothly.

This Is Why We Lie – Gabriella Lepore (September 21st)

Another YA thriller releasing that I’m excited for. Maybe I just need to make a month to read them all, haha. Our main character’s best friend is a suspect in a drowning and she starts looking for answers. We know things are going to get interesting.

Under the Whispering Door – TJ Klune (September 21st)

After reading The House in the Cerulean Sea I’ve decided I need to read everything by TJ Klune. Under the Whispering Door has been on my most anticipated list since then. A ghost that refuses to cross over and a ferryman he falls in love with. I have a feeling this is going to hit me in all the feels, but I wouldn’t want to miss it for anything.

The Last Graduate – Naomi Novik (September 28th)

I’m very lucky that I already have an eARC for this one because after the ending of the previous book I just had to continue! Overall I loved the first book in the series, but the ending made sure I HAD to read this next one.

Dark Rise – C.S. Pacat (September 28th)

I love this authors graphic novel series Fence and yes this is something completely different but also right up my alley so I have very high expectations. The synopsis sounds really cool and I can’t wait!

Once Upon a Broken Heart – Stephanie Garber (September 28th)

To be honest, the synopsis doesn’t really tell me what this is about haha. But I’m willing to give it a try. Stephanie Garber wrote Caraval and while I didn’t love it, I did see it’s potential. Maybe I’ll enjoy this one more.

Before We Disappear – Shaun David Hutchinson (September 28th)

a queer ahistorical fantasy set during the 1909 Seattle Alaska–Yukon–Pacific Exposition, where the two assistants of two ambitious magicians find themselves falling in love amidst a bitter rivalry designed to tear them apart. If this didn’t convince you nothing else will.

You’d Be Home Now – Kathleen Glasgow (September 28th)

I own two books by Kathleen Glasgow, but haven’t read them yet. They all catch my attention and I just really need to make time for them. These books seem to be pretty hard-hitting and emotional, but also amazing.

Play of Shadows – Sebastien de Castell (September 30th)

This is set in the same world as the author’s Greatcoats series, and I still need to read that haha. But I also really want to read this as it sounds awesome!


As you can see September really is a busy month of new books. This probably isn’t close to everything releasing either. What books are you looking forward to that releases in September? If we’ve missed any titles you think we’d like, let us know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday | Anticipated Releases September 2021

  1. Before We Disappear, As If on Cue, The Corpse Queen, Defy the Night, White Smoke, A Dark and Starless Forest, All These Bodies, She Who Rides the Storm, Iron Widow, & The Girls Are Never Gone all sound/look AMAZING! So many new books to add to my TBR pile – curse/thank you!!!
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