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It’s that time again where I talk all about upcoming releases I would sell my soul for … even though I’ve barely read any of the books released so far in 2020 that I said I really wanted to read. Make that make sense.
To be honest the next three months are golden, in my eyes, for book releases. September, especially, is going to be a good month which is really annoying because of course all the books I want to read come out the same time I’m back in school!
Out of the books mentioned in my 2 previous “Anticipated 2020 releases” I have read a grand total of … *drum roll please* … 3 books! (Out of 18. One of which I had an ARC of and read at the end of 2019). God help me.
Loveless by Alice Oseman
By the time I’m writing this I’m pretty sure this book has already been released which is exciting.
Loveless follows a girl called Georgia as she starts university in a whole new town as she comes to terms and learns about being aromatic and asexual.
I’m hopefully starting university next year so I think this is going to be a book I can really connect to and relate to in so many ways.
I also really want to like an Oseman book as I wasn’t a huge fan of the last book I read from her.
Publication Date: July 9th
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
Listen. I know next to nothing about this book. I did once, but all that information has since left my brain and all I can focus on is how GORGEOUS that cover is.
From what I can remember this book is a fantasy novel with Hindu mythology aspects or inspirations. I know it follows a girl called Sheetal who is the daughter of a star and a mortal.
What does that even mean!? I don’t know but I’m intrigued.
Publication Date: August 11th
Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest
I only discovered this book a month or two ago but it seems like the type of contemporary that is right up my alley.
Now That I’ve Found You follows a girl called Evie who is following the footsteps of her incredibly famous grandmother and is set to be Hollywood’s next big star however that all changes when a friend betrays her.
Evie forms a plan to get her career back on plan which includes a public appearance from her grandmother. The only problem is that days before the even her recluse grandmother goes missing forcing Evie to team up with Milo, a cute musician, as they go all over New York to track her down.
Publication Date: August 25th
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
I’m more excited about this then I should be. I loved last years Red Scroll of Magic, I read it so fast and it was so much fun and I’m hoping that’s the case with the sequel.
This book may even be better because it’s set after the events of The Mortal Instruments and after they’ve adopted baby Max who I love and adore with my whole heart.
Besides from Max showing up I actually don’t know anything else relating to the plot so that’s going to be a surprise when I start reading. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick this up before school fully gets started (if I’m even going back to school this year).
Publication Date: September 1st
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
I’ve been needing a new YA urban fantasy for forever now so I am very, very, VERY excited about this one to the point where I’ve had this on my Goodreads TBR since before the cover reveal.
Legendborn has been compared to Mortal Instruments as it follows a girl called Bree who witnesses a magical attack thereby thrusting her into a world of flying demons feeding on human energies and a secrete society of “Legendborn” students who hunt said creatures.
I want this book. I need this book. Please be good.
(And please don’t have any borderline incestuous plot points like TMI)
Publication Date: September 15th
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik
I saw someone on my Goodreads who’d obviously gotten an ARC of this and they were reading, and posting updates and I was SO JEALOUS!!
This is another case of me being distracted by the gorgeous cover to focus too much on the nitty, gritty details of the plot. Cover designers these days need a raise!
What I do know about this book is that it’s set at a Scholomance, a magic school where failure means death. Me, who cries on the bathroom floor over failing physics, would not handle this school very well.
I’ve never read anything by Novik before. I know her two previous books are very popular but just not anything I’ve ever gravitated towards but I have high hopes for this.
Publication Date: September 29th
Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan
As you might be able to guess this is the novelisation of the popular graphic novel series Fence by by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad. I’ve only read Volume 1 because graphic novels are expensive and I just haven’t gotten around to reading them yet.
This series reminds me of All For the Game and I have no idea why my brain correlates the two series but it does. It follows Nicholas Cox who is the illegitimate son of a retired fencing champion who earns a place on the elite Kings Row fencing team and must prove himself to his rival.
So yeah, fencing and rivalries and maybe some LGBT+ themes but I don’t know in what context or anything like that.
Publication Date: September 29th
I have high hopes for all the books on this list and I’m really don’t want to be disappointed.
I’d love to know if you’re anticipating any of these books too and if you think there’s any other upcoming releases I should check out. Thank you for reading and stay safe!