9 September-October Releases I am Really Excited To Read!

Hi guys, welcome! I got this idea from Ali’s post here, where she talks about 7 September releases she is really excited for. While reading that post, I realised that a lot of exciting new titles are releasing in September. So, me being me I immediately went to my TBR and hunted down these 7 titles that are all releasing in September which I needed to read yesterday! I included two of my most anticipated October releases as well, because why not. Thus, let’s begin.

Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern

When an unprecedented hurricane devastates the city of Houston, Noah Mishner finds shelter in the Dallas Mavericks’ basketball arena. Though he finds community among other queer refugees, Noah fears his trans and Jewish identities put him at risk with certain “capital-T” Texans. His fears take form when he starts seeing visions of his great- grandfather Abe, who fled Nazi Germany as a boy. As the climate crisis intensifies and conditions in the shelter deteriorate, Abe’s ghost grows more powerful. Ultimately, Noah must decide whether he can trust his ancestor ⁠— and whether he’s willing to sacrifice his identity and community in order to survive.

First on my list is this #ownvoices novella. Though I am not a big fan of dystopia but I am really interested in anything related to Nazi Germany, so I am very excited to try this one. Hopefully I will love it!!! This book is releasing on 1st September.

Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza and Abbe Sher

Co-founder of the Women’s March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.

It’s 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked–from buses to grocery stores. It’s almost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, but that’s exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing. She and her family have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont, but when Vali’s mother’s counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning and the Deportation Forces raid their town, they are forced to flee.

Now on the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying to make it to her tía Luna’s in California, a sanctuary state that is currently being walled off from the rest of the country. But when Vali’s mother is detained before their journey even really begins, Vali must carry on with her younger brother across the country to make it to safety before it’s too late.

Gripping and urgent, co-authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher have crafted a narrative that is as haunting as it is hopeful in envisioning a future where everyone can find sanctuary.

Another #ownvoices dystopia that I am really excited to read is Sanctuary. For someone who doesn’t really like dystopia, I have quite a few on my TBR. Okay, I am sucker for anything which has a badass woman protagonist, and by reading the synposis, I think Sanctuary is definitely going to have that, so I had to add this to my TBR. This is also releasing on 1st September.

The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Let the games begin: an utterly addictive and twisty thriller, full of dark family secrets and deadly stakes. Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, Riverdaleand Knives Out.

She came from nothing.
Avery has a plan: keep her head down, work hard for a better future. Then an eccentric billionaire dies, and leaves her almost his entire fortune. And no one, least of all Avery, knows why.

They had everything.
Now she must move into the mansion she’s inherited: Hawthorne House. It’s filled with secrets and codes, and the old man’s surviving relatives – a family hellbent on discovering how Avery got ‘their’ money.

Now there’s only one rule: winner takes all.
Soon Avery is caught in a deadly game that everyone in this strange family is playing. But just how far will they go to keep their fortune?

I am a simple person, I see mystery or I see thriller, I add it to my TBR. The Inheritance Games is releasing on 3rd September.

The Legend of Akikumo by Dani Hoots

Ketsueki would give anything to find out why her mentor Akikumo, the last wolf in Japan, abandoned her. He left her with other kitsune at the Inari Shrine, but she doesn’t fit in. And now the other kitsune are bullying her and saying Akikumo is dead.

After causing trouble for the hundredth time, the Inari, instead of punishing her, has given Ketsueki a task: she must find out what happened to Akikumo. She quickly agrees, not realizing the delinquent son of the shrine’s head priest must accompany her.

Will Ketsueki be able to make peace with a human? Or will her years of resentment make this partnership impossible?

I just can’t stop reading fantasy. I just can’t. I really don’t know why. I read two back to back fantasies, and believe me I had to literally force myself to try something else. But anyway, as this book is releasing in 15th September only, I don’t have to be fantasy derived for much longer. The Legend of Akikumo sounds so so interesting. Can’t wait to start this one!

Historically Inaccurate by Shay Bravo

It only takes one moment to change your life forever . . .

After her mother’s deportation last year, all Soledad “Sol” Gutierrez wants is for her life to go back to normal. Everything’s changed—new apartment, new school, new family dynamic—and Sol desperately wants to fit in. When she joins her community college’s history club, it comes with an odd initiation process: break into Westray’s oldest house and steal . . . a fork?

There’s just one problem: while the owners of the house aren’t home, their grandson Ethan is, and when he catches Sol with her hand in the kitchen drawer, she barely escapes with the fork intact. This one chance encounter irrevocably alters her life, and Sol soon learns that sometimes fitting in isn’t as important as being yourself—even if that’s the hardest thing she’s ever had to do.

The very first time I read this synopsis, I knew I had to read Historically Inaccurate. And that gorgeous cover oh my God!!!!! This #ownvoices novel is releasing on 29th September.

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can’t get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school’s resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He’s determined to find out what happened and tie up some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

Until and unless you have been living under the rock, you will know about this book. It is all over the book community and is receiving a lot of glowing reviews. I can’t wait to read this one. As soon as this book is available in my country in a price that is within my budget I am buying it!!!! This #ownvoices novel is releasing on 1st September as well.

Your Heart After Dark by Mahtab Rohan

Maria Chaudhry’s personal demons trap her in a downward spiral, but the beast lurking in Ehmet’s blood can do a lot worse than that.
After a year of living in a prissy suburb, Maria Chaudhry is back downtown. Back to what she never wanted to leave. But she can’t really enjoy it since neither the living nor the dead will leave her in peace.

JC’s death still keeps her up at night and Ehmet’s sudden ambivalence isn’t helping. Maybe she had read his signals wrong and Ehmet was never in love with her like she thought. Or maybe his love is tangled with secrets too dark to speak aloud, secrets about JC’s death and the unpredictable beast in Ehmet’s blood.

When an upcoming hiking trip is canceled, there’s no pretty path left towards the truth. A growing spiral of deceit threatens to tear Maria and Ehmet apart forever, but the beast lurking within Ehmet can do a lot worse than that.

Mahtab Rohan’s debut YA novel delivers a paranormal tale of crumbling friendships, malevolent secrets, and the struggle to have hope in the face of uncertainty. 

I have already talked about this #ownvoices paranormal novel. So, if you people haven’t added it to your TBRs till now, I suggest you do the needful right now or feel my wrath. This is releasing on 4th September.

Three-Fifths by John Vercher

Pittsburgh, 1995. Twenty-two year old Bobby Saraceno is a biracial man, passing for white. Bobby has hidden his identity from everyone, even his best friend and fellow comic-book geek, Aaron, who has just returned from prison a newly radicalized white supremacist. 

During the night of their reunion, Bobby witnesses Aaron mercilessly assault a young black man with a brick. In the wake of this horrifying act of violence, Bobby must conceal his unwitting involvement in the crime from the police, as well as battle with his own personal demons. A harrowing story about racism and brutality that is more urgent now than ever.

This one sounds so so interesting. Can’t wait to read this one. Three-Fifths is releasing on 1st October.

One Way or Another by Kara McDowell

Sliding Doors meets To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before in a sweet, smart holiday romance about a girl who decides to stop letting her anxiety stand in the way of true love.

The average person makes 35,000 decisions every single day. That’s about 34,999 too many for Paige Collins, who lives in debilitating fear of making the wrong choice. The simple act of picking an art elective is enough to send her into a spiral of what-ifs. What if she’s destined to be a famous ceramicist but wastes her talent in drama club? What if there’s a carbon monoxide leak in the ceramics studio and everyone drops dead? (Grim, but possible!)

That’s why when Paige is presented with two last-minute options for Christmas vacation, she’s paralyzed by indecision. Should she go with her best friend (and longtime crush) Fitz to his family’s romantic mountain cabin? Or should she accompany her mom to New York, a city Paige has spent her whole life dreaming about?

Just when it seems like Paige will crack from the pressure of choosing, fate steps in — in the form of a slippery grocery store floor — and Paige’s life splits into two very different parallel paths. One path leads to New York where Paige falls for the city . . . and the charms of her unexpected tour guide. The other leads to the mountains where Paige might finally get her chance with Fitz . . . until her anxiety threatens to ruin everything.

However, before Paige gets her happy ending in either destiny, she’ll have to face the truth about her struggle with anxiety — and learn that you don’t have to be “perfect” to deserve true love.

Last but not least I have this cute YA romance on my list. Anxiety has been part of my life for very long time now, so, anything that claims to have “anxiety” rep I need to read it. Hopefully I will be able to relate to Paige and her struggles. One Way or Another is releasing on 6th October.

I didn’t want to repeat myself, that is why I didn’t include the September-October releases I have already talked about in my Most Anticipated Releases for second half of 2020 post. Please do check out that post as well, if you want more recs to add to your already toppling TBRs.

Let’s Chat

What books are your most Anticipated September-October Releases?


12 thoughts on “9 September-October Releases I am Really Excited To Read!

  1. Oooh so many books I didn’t know about to add to my TBR! I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for Cemetery Boys at this point, too!


  2. Thanks so much for the shout out! The Inheritance Games is already on my TBR. You shared some that are new to me that definitely have me intrigued. Great list!!


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