This year, in an effort to blog more, to become more involved with the blogging community, and to keep up with the latest publications, I thought I’d create a monthly post about the ARCs I’ve received. These ARCs will be read and reviewed a month prior to the publishing date. The Advance Excitement at a Glance posts will feature one or two (or more, depending on what happens this year) books to look forward to, and it will motivate me to keep my to-read list on track.
Last month I previewed two ARCs that were published fairly recently, Deliverance (the conclusion to my favorite dystopian trilogy) and The Secret Place (the next installment by one of my favorite authors). I also shared Isla and the Happily Ever After (so so so perfect) and Secrets of the Lighthouse (a completely new author to me and enjoyed it). September and October are going to be big publishing months — and I can already tell I can’t get to all the ARCs I’ve received!
Because of that, here are four books to hunt for in the stores or watch out for in my reviews. Let’s hope I get to most of these so that I can share my thoughts with you!
The Jewel by Amy Ewing (September 2, HarperTeen) appears to be similar to The Selection series. There’s a lot of hype building around this book, and I’m curious to see why.
The Caller by Juliet Marillier (September 9, Knopf Books for Young Readers) is the final installment to the Shadowfell trilogy, a quiet but powerful YA fantasy.
Illusions of Fate by Kiersten White (September 9, HarperTeen) is a Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare YA fantasy, and it was highly recommended by Stephanie Perkins. So soon! So excited!
Lark Rising by Sandra Waugh (September 23, Random House Books for Young Readers) is another great fantasy, recommended by Juliet Marillier. Sounds like if you enjoy folklore (and Shadowfell!) you’ll enjoy this!
Which ARCs did you receive for September? What books are you looking forward to reading?