Most Anticipated: October 2017

Posted September 27, 2017 by Bekka in monthly lineup / 2 Comments

Most Anticipated is a new feature here where I take a look at the new month’s upcoming releases and share the ones I’m most excited for. This list will not be an exhaustive list of what books are to come, just the ones I can’t wait to read!


The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
So, every time the main character bleeds, another clone of her is born. I am intrigued. Also this is a Tor short story, which have been mostly good to me in the past, so I’m sure this one will be great, too. I have questions, though, namely: her menstrual cycle.

Snow and Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Middle Grade is historically not my thing, but this is just stunning. Look how beautiful that cover is. I want it for that alone, plus the title, plus fairy tales. I hope it lives up to all my expectations.

Bad Girls With Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten
Alexia and I both already read and reviewed this on the blog but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it here. This is one of my all time favorite mysteries/suspense stories. Bisexual main character, murder, lies, mayhem. I love it so much.

Uncanny by Sarah Fine
I don’t know much about this and I’ve heard even less, but this is a story about sisters and one of their deaths and the secrets and lies and buried memories that follow. That’s obviously my cup of tea. Mix in some sci-fi elements and I’m psyched.

The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
I started this one and it’s excellent so far. There are dragons and politics and fierce, powerful women. And the power of stories. I’m so excited to continue on and to have a copy of this ridiculously beautiful cover in my hands.

The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
This is a bit mysterious and vague, but a girl dies, her boyfriend goes missing, and then he comes back without any memory, thinking no time has passed. It’s up to the girl’s sister to figure out what fuckery is afoot and I’m here for it.

The Hollow Girl by Hillary Monohan
I was very not a fan of one of Hillary’s previous books, but this sounds too good to pass up. It’s an own voices tale of a Romani girl’s revenge and if that doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what else to say.

A Line in the Dark by Malinda Lo
I’ve purposely avoided the synopsis of this because I want to go in blind and be as wowed as possible. All I know, and all I need to know, is that there are gay girls and it’s a thriller.

Dear Martin by Nic Stone
This is the story of a young black teen who is victim to police brutality. It’s received glowing reviews as far as I can tell and I cannot wait to read it. Also, look at it. It’s beautiful. And I love Nic Stone on twitter.

Forest of a Thousand Lanters by Julie C. Dao
This is one of my most-anticipated releases of the year. It’s a shame it has such a heinous cover, but the story is about the evil queen in an East Asian setting. It’s going to be amazinggggg.

Things I’m Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni
I haven’t been reading a ton of these sad contemporaries lately, but this one, apparently told with lots of letters and emails and texts, seems right up my alley. It follows one girl after her boyfriend or best friend commits suicide and yes, it sounds really heartbreaking.

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Another one I’ve read some of. This is typical McLemore, as in BEAUTIFUL writing and gorgeous setting and beautiful prose and delicious characters.  It’s magical realism written by a modern master of the genre.

The Wicker King by K. Ancrum
I don’t know a lot about this either, except that it’s about two friends and one of them has some sort of mental illness I believe. I love the cover and I really, really want to read this.


What October releases are you looking forward to?

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