I am back with another anticipated releases post. Here are the books I am excited to see release in the last few months of the year! They included sea monsters, aliens, magic, and cuteness!
The Never Tilting World (#1) – Rin Chupeco
Twin goddesses ruling a fantasy world, but a sisters defied an ancient prophecy and split their world in two. The planet stopped spinning and a Great Abyss divides two realms. One is in perpetual night and the other in unrelenting sun. One sister rules a frozen city while the other lives in a sand-locked one. Each goddess has raised a daughter and kept secrets about her sisters betrayal. A dark force draws their daughters to the site of the Breaking, the young goddesses set off to fix their broken world.
I mean, this sounds like a very complicated and confusing story that will have me at the edge of my seat.
The Light at the Bottom of the World (#1) – London Shah
This is a story where the world hase changed drastically and life continues one thousand feet below the ocean’s surface. In Great Britan, sea creatures swim among the ruins, and the citizens waver between fear and hope. Sixteen-year-old Leyla has to deal with her father’s arrest, accused of taking advantage of victims of the Seasickness. Leyla knows he’s innocent and wants to get him back. When she is picked to race in the action-packed London Submersible Marathon she has a chance to secure his freedom.
Life underwater? Sea creatures? Racing? Mystery? Count me in.
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu
All I’m going to say about this one is witches, werewolves, queer characters, and baking. A graphic novel about a girl who works in her grandmothers’ bookshop and her old childhood crush comes back into her life, needing help.
The art looks beautiful, the story sounds adorable, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on this graphic novel.
I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi
When news stations start reporting that Earth has been contacted by a planet named Alma, the world is abuzz with rumors that the alien entity is giving mankind only few days to live before they hit the kill switch on civilization. Jesse Hewitt doesn’t care if the world ends. Nothing feels permanent for him, not the guys he hooks up with, or the jobs his underpaid mom works to hold down. On the other hand Cate Collins is desperate to find the father she has never met, and Adeem Khan is trying to forgive his sister for leaving.
This sounds like a heartbreak bound up into a beautiful book that I want to read when it comes out.
The Deep by Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes
Yetu holds the memories for her people—water-dwelling descendants of pregnant African slave women thrown overboard by slave owners—who live idyllic lives in the deep. Their past, too traumatic to be remembered regularly, is forgotten by everyone, save one—the historian. This demanding role has been bestowed on Yetu. All these memories are destroying her, so she flees and discovers a world her people left behind long ago.
Do I even need to say more to make you interested in this?
Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender
Sigourney Rose is the only surviving daughter of a noble lineage on the islands of Hans Lollik. When she was a child, her family was murdered by the islands’ colonizers, who have massacred and enslaved generations of her people—and now, Sigourney is ready to exact her revenge.
When the childless king of the islands declares that he will choose his successor from amongst eligible noble families, Sigourney uses her ability to read and control minds to manipulate her way onto the royal island and into the ranks of the ruling colonizers. But when she arrives, prepared to fight for control of all the islands, Sigourney finds herself the target of a dangerous, unknown magic.
People dying, espionage, revenge… Badass and magic? I want in and I want in now.
Unnatural Magic by C.M. Waggoner
Onna can write the parameters of a spell faster than any of the young men in her village school. But despite her incredible abilities, she’s denied a place at the nation’s premier arcane academy. Undaunted, she sails to the bustling city-state of Hexos, hoping to find a place at a university where they don’t think there’s anything untoward about providing a woman with a magical education. But as soon as Onna arrives, she’s drawn into the mysterious murder of four trolls.
Tsira is a troll who never quite fit into her clan, despite being the leader’s daughter. She decides to strike out on her own and look for work in a human city, but on her way she stumbles upon the body of a half-dead human soldier in the snow.
Two girls who somehow end up tied together while they both struggle to make their way in the world. Murder and magic and fantasy. I really can’t wait to see what this book is all about.
What releases are you looking forward to for the rest of the year?