Hello lovelies! Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend!
The weekend had its ups and downs for me. On Friday we got a call from my mom’s transplant team that she had to go back to Seattle. Her liver is showing signs of rejection so my dad and her made the drive on Saturday and will be there or the next week or so at least. I’m trying not to panic too much and I’m very grateful for my amazing friends who helped me get through the weekend.
But now it’s Monday and that means new books are coming out tomorrow! After last week’s post I remembered like 10 others I could have posted about. It’s amazing how many books are coming out this month! Last week had over 400 new releases alone! So many books got pushed back due to COVID, making for a crazy amount of fall releases.
With so many books coming out over the next few weeks it’s hard to limit it just 4 or 5 each week for this post, but there’s just not enough time or a large enough amount of coffee to make that happen.
So here are 4 books I’m looking forward to for September 8th, 2020:
The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart
Honestly I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE and it sounds amazing.
In an empire controlled by bone shard magic, Lin, the former heir to the emperor will fight to reclaim her magic and her place on the throne. The Bone Shard Daughter marks the debut of a major new voice in epic fantasy.
The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.
Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.
Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.
Master of Poisons by Andrea Hairston
See comment on pervious book about seeing this everywhere and thinking it sounds amazing.
The world is changing. Poison desert eats good farmland. Once-sweet water turns foul. The wind blows sand and sadness across the Empire. To get caught in a storm is death. To live and do nothing is death. There is magic in the world, but good conjure is hard to find.
Djola, righthand man and spymaster of the lord of the Arkhysian Empire, is desperately trying to save his adopted homeland, even in exile.
Awa, a young woman training to be a powerful griot, tests the limits of her knowledge and comes into her own in a world of sorcery, floating cities, kindly beasts, and uncertain men.
Awash in the rhythms of folklore and storytelling and rich with Hairston’s characteristic lush prose, Master of Poisons is epic fantasy that will leave you aching for the world it burns into being.
Iron Heart by Nina Varela
I always feel kinda weird adding sequels to my TBR when I haven’t even read the first book yet, but from everything I’ve heard I know I’ll love Crier’s War so I’m going to go a head and add this one anyways.
An unstoppable love between two girls—one human, one Made—both set on destroying the Iron Heart.
For too long the cruel, beautiful Automae have lorded over the kingdom of Rabu, oppressing the humans who live there. But the human revolution is on the rise, and at its heart is Ayla. Once handmaiden, now fugitive, Ayla escaped the palace of Lady Crier, the girl Ayla had planned to kill . . . but instead fell in love with. Now Ayla has pledged her allegiance to Queen Junn, whom she believes can accomplish the ultimate goal of the human rebellion: destroy the Iron Heart. Without it, the Automae will be weakened to the point of extinction.
But playing at Ayla’s memory are the powerful feelings she developed for Crier. And unbeknownst to her, Crier has also fled the palace, taking up among travelling rebels, determined to find and protect Ayla.
As their paths collide, neither are prepared for the dark secret underlying the Iron Heart.
In this stunning sequel to acclaimed author Nina Varela’s Crier’s War, the love that launched a revolution must now pave the way for a whole new era . . . and the ultimate change of heart.
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
I haven’t read any of Backman’s books yet, but I hear wonderful things and this one in particular sounds interesting. I enjoy books where strangers are forced together for *insert literally any reason* and end up discovering common (yet unexpected) connections so I think I’ll really enjoy this one.
This is a poignant comedy about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.
Viewing an apartment normally doesn’t turn into a life-or-death situation, but this particular open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes everyone in the apartment hostage. As the pressure mounts, the eight strangers slowly begin opening up to one another and reveal long-hidden truths.
As police surround the premises and television channels broadcast the hostage situation live, the tension mounts and even deeper secrets are slowly revealed. Before long, the robber must decide which is the more terrifying prospect: going out to face the police, or staying in the apartment with this group of impossible people.
Obviously there are a ton more books coming out this week, but these are the one’s I’m most excited for this week.
I hope you guys have a great week a head of you!