It’s Wednesday, I’m trying to get back into blogging and today I’m sitting down with a coffee to look at the books coming out in the last months of this year that I’m most excited for. Join me?
This week, we’re drinking Steampunk’s El Salvador Finca Bonanza, a favourite of ours with tasting notes of chocolate and plum jam.
Lying Ways by Rachel Lynch – Okay, I have already read this one as I was lucky enough to be approved on Netgalley and I loved it. A new Rachel Lynch book is always a joy. I love the characters and the Lake District setting and I am always excited to see what Kelly gets up to next, in her personal and professional life.
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E Harrow – If you know me, you will know I love a twisted fairy story – or any kind of fairy tale reimagining. This is pitched as a feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty, arguably one of the least feminist fairy tales, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
The False Rose by Jakob Wegelius – I loved The Murderer’s Ape far more than I thought possible, so when I heard there was going to be a sequel, I knew I had to read it. I haven’t yet picked up a copy but it’s high on my list of books to acquire next. I adored Sally and can’t wait to see what she gets up to next.
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix – The Sabriel trilogy by Garth Nix is one I loved so much, I wrote one of my final uni essays about it. I adore that world and the characters. This book tells the story of Sabriel’s parents, who die early in the first book of the trilogy, and I am intrigued to find out more about them and about the world before Sabriel.
You’ve Reached Sam by Duston Thao – Anyone who’s followed my blog a while will know I love a good grief story and this one has been on my radar for a while. It’s a concept I’ve not come across before where a girl calls her dead boyfriend’s phone to listen to his voicemail and he picks up. I cannot wait to get my hands on this one.
The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery – I adore Ross’s fantasy worlds and I’ve never read a book of his that I didn’t love. This one promises folklore and fairies, a quest for Yanni to rescue his sister, secrets and magic: all the things I want in a middle grade story. I could not be more here for it.
A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw – Shea’s writing is so gorgeous, that I will pick up anything she ever writes. This one sounds like a great read. It involves a commune and people who keep disappearing when they enter it. I am all here for anything with cult vibes and a mystery to solve. Give it to me now.
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Deitrich – We love a good queer romance over here at Somewhere HQ, and this one sounds like it’s going to bring all the drama. It involves a boy band and a music tour (something I love to read about but don’t read enough of), and a gay couple wanting to come out in the face of opposition. I need it.
Those are the books I’m most looking forward to in the next few months. I always feel like this end of the year is quieter for new releases -what else should I be looking out for?