My Most Anticipated Releases- October 2019

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated October releases, some of which are among my most anticipated anticipated books of the whole year! Onto the post!


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The Somerset Tsuanami– this is the new Emma Carroll. Do I really need to say any more?! If Emma released a book of her shopping lists, I’d read them. This is about witches and history though, which I love anyway, so I could not be more excited.

The Star Outside My Window– I really liked the Boy at the Back of the Class last year, and I think Onjali’s second book sounds so interesting- it’s about a girl who finds herself in foster care when her mum suddenly disappears. I suspect domestic violence will be a big theme in here if I’m picking up the inference in the synopsis correctly, and I also think I will very likely cry reading it.

The Conspiracy of Magic– I know very little about the actual plot of this, but I do know that I really enjoyed the Company of Eight and that I desperately wanted a sequel, so I am very excited indeed. The world is really feminist and just generally fabulous, and I can’t wait to see some more of it.

The Extremely Incovenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone– this is about a girl whose parents die and leave her a task to visit ten aunts and deiver things to them. I’m not 100% sure I’ll like it, but it sounds quirky and fun enough that I’m willing to give it a go! And I want to support the publisher too, seeing as they’re new.

Harriet and the Galaxy– I don’t think I’ve mentioned this that often publicly, so if you don’t know, I have been wearing hearing aids since I was 15 and when I learned that I needed them, I went through a few months of really struggling with feeling alone in needing them that young, and I had no books I was interested in reading that helped with this at the time. This one, which is about a girl with hearing aids saving the world from what I can gather, is REALLY personal for me.

The Ghouls of Howlfair– this is about a girl who lives in a mysterious, supernatural place called Howlfair and her attempts to solve some mysteries about it. I think it’ll be spooky and fun, and hopefully I’ll get the chance to read it at some point during autumn!

The Great Brain Robbery– I thought the first book in this series was absolutely brilliant, and I’m very excited to return to the world of the Impossible Places and see its postal staff once more. I’m also looking forward to seeing how the plot introduced about who is in power carried on!

Boy Meets Ghoul– this is another sequel, but quite different as it’s teen contemporary rather than MG fantasy. The first book was adorable and funny, with brilliant characters and if you’ve ever wondered what Simon Vs might be like if it were British you’ll really enjoy it too, I think.

Frostheart– I know very little about the actual plot of this, but it’s a big MG release for autumn and I love a bit of MG fantasy so I might as well give it a go! Also, I really like the cover.

The Places I Cried in Public– Holly Bourne always writes really interesting, feminist fiction, and I’m looking forward to this one, which based on the blurb I assume is going to tackle an abusive relationship of sorts. I’ll need to be in the right mood, but when I am I think I’ll really like this.

Shadows of Winterspell– I really like Amy Wilson’s books, and they’re always great to read in autumn/winter time. It’s about a girl named Stella who has grown up in a magical forest and is trying to integrate into the local school, but must save the forest from ancient dark magic at the same time. I’m expecting stunning writing, great worldbuilding and a really interesting plot.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas– I loved This is Going to Hurt when I read it back in January, so I’m super excited for this Christmas spinoff about working in the NHS during the festive season, if slightly worried that it won’t quite be as exceptional as its predecessor.

In the Time We Lost– I’ve not yet read any Carrie Hope Fletcher, but I really want to so this will be joining my TBR alongside When the Curtain Falls and All That She Can See. It’s about someone who moves to a Scottish island after she gets jilted, and sounds like it’ll be Groundhog Day but a romance.


What are your most anticipated October releases? Do we have any in common, and are you planning to add any I mentioned to your TBR? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

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My Most Anticipated Releases- September 2019

Hello everybody! Today, I’m going to be telling you about the books out next month that I’m most excited for, of which there are quite a few! Onto the post!


The Girl Who Speaks Bear– I loved Sophie Anderson’s first book the House with Chicken Legs, so I’d have been picking up her second regardless of what it was or was about. Luckily, this sounds excellent as well; it’s the retelling of another lesser known folk tale/myth from Russia and focuses on a girl named Yanka who is swept up in a magical adventure. I think it’s going to be amazing, and an excellent autumnal read especially.

The Haunting of Peligan City– I read and really liked the first in this series in April, and I’m looking forward to going back to its Blade Runner-esque world for more detective-noir goodness. I’m especially excited to learn more of the titular Peligan City’s secrets.

Tilly and the Lost Fairytales– I read the first Pages and Co book last year and thus I am SUPER excited to return to a world where you can quite literally visit your favourite stories. This one sees Tilly and her friend Oskar go to Paris and has a focus on fairytales, and it just sounds totally fabulous. Weather permitting, this will be a perfect under a blanket book.

The Time of Green Magic– I’ve only read one Hilary Mckay to date, and I must admit I wasn’t super keen, but I really like the sound of both this and the Skylarks’ War so plan to read both. This one is about children who become part of a blended family discovering a mysterious creature and having to work out what it is and where it came from, becoming closer to each other in the process. I don’t know much more than that, but it comes highly recommended by Rachael so I’m excited to give it a try.

Tunnel of Bones– I really enjoyed the first in this series- which introduces a girl named Cass who can see ghosts, including her best friend Jacob- last year and this installment is going to see her, Jacob and her paronormal investigator parents take on Paris. I definitely feel like this will be another one I’m going to immensely enjoy snuggling under a blanket with, and I may try and save it for Halloween more successfully this year (last year I held out too long and only read the teensiest bit on actual Halloween!)

The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery– this is one of just two books on this list where I’ve not read from the author before, and I’m very excited about it. Like I said in a recent Top Ten Tuesday post, I quite often enjoy cemetery settings and this sounds like it’ll be a great one- it’s about Flossie, the Turnkey of the cemetery, who is having difficulty fulfilling her task of keeping the souls at rest during World War Two, and a mystery she is drawn into involving a soldier.

The Battle for Perfect– I’m very sad that this might be the last of the Perfect books (which I’ve really enjoyed both of so far), but I’m still excited to read it nonetheless. In this one, a zombie army is threating Town, and Violet and Boy must work to stop them and save their home. I’m sure it’ll be just as gripping and mysterious as its predecessors.

Trouble in New York– I read and really enjoyed Secrets of the Night Train by this author last year, so it’s an absolute no-brainer to pick up this 1960s New York set mystery about a boy named Jamie who is desperate to become a journalist investigating the disappearance of a missing actress. Sylvia Bishop writes really brilliant, interesting characters and settings, and I think this plot will lend itself so well to her writing style.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January– I hadn’t really heard of this until I heard Justine speak about it, but once I did I knew I definitely wanted to pick it up. It’s about a girl named January who lives as the lonely ward of a wealthy man in his house of curiosities, until she one day finds a mysterious book that changes her life and teaches her more about who she is. I love the sound of this premise and I think this is a portal fantasy, which I tend to enjoy.


What are your most anticipated September releases? Have we got any in common, and are you adding any from my list to yours? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Amy x

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