Anticipated September Releases

Written by Jess
New month, new releases.
Here’s a list of exactly what we at The Bookshelf Club are looking forward to this month.

 

Click each image below to find out more about each book and add to your Goodreads shelves.

 

 

Which book are you most hotly anticipating this September?


Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass, Book #5
Release Date: 6th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Uh, all of us.
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

 

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

 

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?


The Reader by Traci Chee
Series: Sea of Ink and Gold, Book #1
Release Date: 13th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Imi
Genre:

 

 

Sefia knows what it means to survive. After her father is brutally murdered, she flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped, leaving Sefia completely alone, none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin’s been taken, or if she’s even alive. The only clue to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realise is a book—a marvellous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt and find out what really happened the day her father was killed—and punish the people responsible.


Mostly Void, Partially Stars by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Series: Welcome to the Night Vale Episodes, Book #1
Release Date: 6th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Lexy
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

 

 

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations.


The Great Glowing Coils of the Universe by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Series: Welcome to the Night Vale Episodes, Book #2
Release Date: 6th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Lexy
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

 

 

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a collection of episodes from their hit podcast, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations.


A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Series: Kingdom of Fire, book #1
Release Date: 27th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Elizabeth, Imi, Jess
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

I am Henrietta Howel.
The first female sorcerer in hundreds of years.
The prophesied one.
Or am I?

 

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she’s shocked when instead of being executed, she’s invited to train as one of Her Majesty’s royal sorcerers.

 

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

 

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city—and the one she loves?


Frost Like Night by Sarah Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes, Book 3
Release Date: 20th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Jess, Kathryn
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

 

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

 

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

 

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

 

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.


Apprentice In Death by J. D. Robb
Series: In Death, Book #43
Release Date: 6th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Jess
Genre: Adult, Crime, Romantic Suspence, Police Procedural, Science Fiction

 

 

Nature versus nurture…

 

The shots came quickly, silently, and with deadly accuracy. Within seconds, three people were dead at Central Park’s ice skating rink. The victims: a talented young skater, a doctor, and a teacher. As random as random can be.

 

Eve Dallas has seen a lot of killers during her time with the NYPSD, but never one like this. After reviewing security videos, it becomes clear that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled. And though the locations where the shooter could have set up seem endless, the list of people with that particular skill set is finite: police, military, professional killer.

 

Eve’s husband, Roarke, has unlimited resources—and genius—at his disposal. And when his computer program leads Eve to the location of the sniper, she learns a shocking fact: There were two—one older, one younger. Someone is being trained by an expert in the science of killing, and they have an agenda. Central Park was just a warm-up. And as another sniper attack shakes the city to its core, Eve realizes that though we’re all shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil…


Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Sarah Raasch
Series: Untitled, Book #3
Release Date: 27th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Elizabeth, Imi, Jess
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

 

The heirs of the city’s most powerful—and warring—families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan—and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die.

 

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong—killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy… and perhaps turn against his own clan.

 

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city—but she’s the only one who believes it’s in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death—and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara.

 

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting…


Crooked Kingdom by Sarah Raasch
Series: Six of Crows, Book #2
Release Date: 27th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Alys, Imi, Kathryn
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Series: Three Dark Crowns, Book #1
Release Date: 20th September, 2016
Anticipated by: Jess
Genre: Young Adult, High Fantasy

 

 

Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Blood will devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen.

 

In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions.

 

But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins.

 

The last queen standing gets the crown.

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