I freaking love the Percy Jackson series and the follow-up Heroes of Olympus series. I can’t get enough of them. I read the last one on the day it came out, so I feel like I’ve been waiting forever. The Blood of Olympus will conclude the Heroes of Olympus series, and while I’m sad to say goodbye, I’m so excited to finally read this book.
I may not ever get a chance to read every book on this list, but I assure you, I will read this one when it comes out October 7.
The Iron Trial, by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
When looking at the fall releases, I came across The Iron Trial, which is the first in Holly Black’s new series. To be honest, I didn’t even know Holly Black had a new series coming out. But now that I do, I’m totally going to read it. The only experience I have with Holly Black is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, which I looooooved.
But this book has the added bonus of also being by Cassandra Clare. I haven’t had a chance to read Clare’s other works, so this’ll be a good chance to find out what she’s all about.
It came out September 9.
Jackaby, by William Ritter
This is actually kind of embarrassing, because I’m pretty sure I got an advanced review copy of this and did not in fact read it. But I do intend to.
Unfortunately, since it came out September 16, I won’t be reading it before it’s out.
Afterworlds, by Scott Westerfeld
Full disclosure: I have not read his Uglies series. I did buy the first one, but I haven’t read it yet. So my desire to read this book is not based on any love for Westerfeld—it’s based on the fact that this book’s premise is awesome.
It’s about a girl writing a book, and you read about the girl writing the book and the actual book she is writing. I probably didn’t explain it well. But I just love the idea behind it.
It comes out today, September 23!
Love is the Drug, by Alaya Dawn Johnson
I was sold on this book when I read the words “elite Washington D.C. prep school.” So much yes. Plus, I love any good government conspiracy book, which this book absolutely promises. And there is some dude named Coffee. Everything just sounds amazing.
It’s out September 30,
Anatomy of a Misfit, by Andrea Portes
I’m always intrigued by a popular main character, and this book follows the third most popular girl in high school. We always assume that the popular kids have it all together, and I love books like this that show maybe they really don’t. Maybe they have problems too.
It came out September 2.
The Fine Art of Pretending, by Rachel Harris
It’s certainly not a new idea: best friends pretend to date so that one looks cool and eventually they fall for each other. But let’s be honest. It’s time tested. I love these plots, so I’m pretty excited for this one.
It’s out September 30.
The Young Elites, by Marie Lu
Someone described this book to me as “X-Men meets “Assassin’s Creed.” So, yeah, obviously I must read this. I don’t even care about the synopsis, which was too long for me to read.
It’s out October 7.
Egg & Spoon, by Gregory MacGuire
I loved Wicked and all the other adult fairy tale alternatives by MacGuire, so when I heard about his new young adult book, I was extra excited. It revolves around Russian fairytales, which is grossly underrepresented.
It came out September 9.
Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future, by A. S. King
I love a good dystopia as much as the next person, and this one has an added bonus of feminism. I’ve heard this book is almost a feminist manifesto of sorts, which makes me all the more excited to read it.
It’s out October 14.