My usual disclaimer:
Let me state, this is really based on authors or series that I'm already reading since those are the things I follow. I'm not paid to write this blog nor do I have any affiliations with any publishers so I don't receive free books or advance notice of things except what I glean off Facebook from people who do have those contacts or what I research on my own (which again, leads back to authors that I'm already reading). Maybe someday I'll be one of those who has the contacts and gets ARCs but it's not today.
So while the last couple of quarters were fairly light in the new releases department, I still haven't managed to get caught up and this quarter is chock-full of stuff that I want to read the second I have it in my hands. Considering many come out on top of each other, I'm thinking that sleep is just overrated.
There are a lot more short stories starting to come out in many of my favorite series for ereaders which I think is wonderful. It allows for more backstory, side stories, and general bits and pieces that don't fit well into the main books but are nice for long time readers of the series. Unwanted by Jennifer Estep is one such side story which follows Finn after the events in Bitter Bite which have him feeling very much unwanted.
Release Date - July 18
Imprudence by Gail Carriger is the second book in the Custard Protocol series which follows Rue, the daughter of Alexis and Lord Maccon from the Parasol Protectorate series. I have not started this series yet since I'm so behind on things but I did just start the Finishing School series and will go into this one after so maybe I'll be ready to read it by the time it comes out.
Release Date - July 19
August is super filled with fabulous new releases and starts off with three right off the bat. Flight from Mayhem by Yasmine Galenorn is the second book in the Fly by Night series with Shimmer the blue dragon and Alex the vampire. It is set in the world of her popular Otherworld series and this one sees Chase coming to the Fly by Night detectives to help solve the mystery of older fae being brutally murdered after having their bank accounts drained.
Release Date - August 2
We also get Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter is the start of a new series, Soulwood, which takes place in the Jane Yellowrock series but follows Nell after she is found by Jane who recommends her to PsyLED who sends Rick to talk to her. Nell has been a pretty mysterious figure in the Yellowrock series and I'm really hoping we get to learn more about her and the relationships between her and all the team members.
Release Date - August 2
And the first release date ends with Full of Briars by Seanan McGuire which is a short story in the October Daye series but this time narrated by Quentin, her squire. His parents have come to meet the new Queen of the Mists and take him home. Unfortunately, he doesn't want to go and Toby doesn't want him to either.
Release Date- August 2
Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong comes out just a week later so no time to catch my breath. Ricky is being fingered in a series of street children murders and now Olivia needs Gabriel's help to prove his innocence. Doing this means that their futures are being even more intertwined but will it be in the relationship of their choosing or that of the forces trying to win a war that they are at the center of?
Release Date - August 9
Then we have the sequel to Court of Fives, Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliot coming out. I read Court of Fives for book club and while it's YA I found myself very invested in the characters and can't wait to see how things progress. Jessamy is doing well as a Challenger which is good since her winnings are what is supporting her mother and sisters while they are in hiding. Unfortunately, an attack on her traveling party looks to be putting her more squarely in the war that Lord Karkillios is in and now running the Fives may no longer be enough.
Release Date - August 16
The month wraps up with Unraveled by Jennifer Estep. In the aftermath of Biter Bite, Gin is trying hard to find out who is behind the mysterious Circle and how to disrupt that organization that tore apart Finn's mother and who was likely behind Mab's killing of Gin's family as well. Unfortunately the trail has gone cold so when Finn finds out about an inheritance, they figure they might as well all get out of town for a vacation but trouble is never far behind Gin.
Release Date - August 30
September has fewer books coming out but they are all ones I've been chomping at the bit to get my hands on. It starts with Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire. Toby's diplomatic mission to the Court of Silences did not go nearly as planned however she did return with the cure for elfshot but also a whole lot of political headaches for everyone involved. Now there is a convocation of rulers hosted by her Queen of the Mists with the High Kind and Queen in attendance. Of course, nothing is ever simple in Toby's life so it's not long before a dead body hits the floor and Toby needs to find the killer to protect those she loves.
Release Date - September 6
I get a few weeks to catch up before the release of Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews. Kate and Curran are finally planning the wedding but before they can say "I do", Roland has kidnapped Siamin and is draining him for his magic and the dire warnings are coming fast and furious from the witches. I can't wait to see how Kate gets around all this because darn it, I want to see them get their HEA!
Release Date - September 20
Next up is Feedback by Mira Grant. This is a parallel novel to Feed but we are following a different group of reporters trying to get their foot in the door. Considering how much I love this universe, I'm really jazzed about this book and am just hoping that I can get behind these characters nearly as much as I ended up loving Shuan and Georgia.
Release Date - September 27
The quarter ends with Shadow Silence by Yasmine Galenorn, the sequel to Whisper Hollow. Kellis's best Peggin has been cursed since escaping the watery embrace of the Lady of the Lake but curing her will reveal many secrets that certain people want to remain buried.
Release Date - September 27