The problem with being a book lover and a voracious reader is that even though you read a lot, there are always so many new and wonderful books coming out. I have so many authors that I love and want to support, and there are so many books coming out from authors that I have never read that I’m definitely interested in.
Today I want to talk about some books that are publishing in October that I’m interested in checking out. I don’t know if I actually will end up picking up or buying any of these, but I’m definitely interested in them.
- October 1st: Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn
I found this one when I was updating my reading journal. I’ve never heard of Ava Morgyn, and I know nothing about her, but I found the cover intriguing so I clicked on it. The summary sounds really interesting, so I think I might check it out from the library or something if my library gets it in.
Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia is immediately drawn to these three generations of women. Kara is particularly intoxicating, so much so that Olivia not only comes to accept Kara’s morbid habit of writing to men on death row, she helps her do it. They sign their letters as the Resurrection Girls.
But as Kara’s friendship pulls Olivia out of the dark fog she’s been living in, Olivia realizes that a different kind of darkness taints the otherwise lively Hallas women—an impulse that is strange, magical, and possibly deadly.
- October 1st: Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia
I really loved Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, and it made me really interested to check out other books by her. This one sounds like it’s a lot different from Eliza, but that’s kind of intriguing in and of itself. Again, it might be one for me to check out of the library.
Zora Novak has been framed.
When someone burns down the home of the school janitor and he dies in the blaze, everyone in Addamsville, Indiana, points a finger at Zora. Never mind that Zora has been on the straight and narrow since her father was thrown in jail. With everyone looking for evidence against her, her only choice is to uncover the identity of the real killer. There’s one big problem—Zora has no leads. No one does. Addamsville has a history of tragedy, and thirty years ago a similar string of fires left several townspeople dead. The arsonist was never caught.
Now, Zora must team up with her cousin Artemis—an annoying self-proclaimed Addamsville historian—to clear her name. But with a popular ghost-hunting television show riling up the townspeople, almost no support from her family and friends, and rumors spinning out of control, things aren’t looking good. Zora will have to read between the lines of Addamsville’s ghost stories before she becomes one herself.
- October 8th: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I think this book is probably on everyone’s anticipated releases list. I loved Leigh Bardugo and her books, and I’m so excited to see her branching out from the Grishaverse and trying something a bit more adult. I have heard some mixed things from people, but I still want to give it a shot for myself so I might be picking up a copy to expand my Leigh Bardugo collection.
Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.
- October 8th: The Beautiful by Renee Adhieh
A return of the vampire novel? Colour me intrigued. I haven’t read anything by Renee Adhieh, but vampires were all the rage awhile back and it would be really interesting to read a new take on the vampire genre. I got a sampler of this in my most recent Owl Crate so I might have to give that a read and see if I want to pick up the rest.
In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans provides her a refuge after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent along with six other girls, Celine quickly becomes enamored with the vibrant city from the music to the food to the soirées and—especially—to the danger. She soon becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s leader, the enigmatic Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in the lair of La Cour des Lions, Celine battles her attraction to him and suspicions about Sébastien’s guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.
When more bodies are discovered, each crime more gruesome than the last, Celine and New Orleans become gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose—one Celine is sure has set her in his sights . . . and who may even be the young man who has stolen her heart. As the murders continue to go unsolved, Celine takes matters into her own hands and soon uncovers something even more shocking: an age-old feud from the darkest creatures of the underworld reveals a truth about Celine she always suspected simmered just beneath the surface.
At once a sultry romance and a thrilling murder mystery, master storyteller Renée Ahdieh embarks on her most potent fantasy series yet: The Beautiful.
There are a lot more books coming out in October, but these are the ones that have tickled my fancy so far. I am intrigued by them all, but who knows which I will actually read or get to.
What are you looking forward to that comes out in October?