Anticipated Reads – Fall & Winter

So, I was perusing the Fall & Winter Catalogue Netgalley posted and I came across some titles that I just wanted to share.

September 4th | When Elephants Fly by Nancy Richardson Fischer

Based on the sample I read, I found the writing style very likable and the premise of the story is also very interesting.

This book is about Lily Decker who is doing her best to live a stress-free life to avoid triggering a schizophrenic episode. As part of her newspaper internship, she becomes invested in following up on a story about an elephant family when the mother elephant tried to kill her calf. This hits close to home for Lily because her own mother—who has schizophrenia—tried the same. Now she has tough decisions to make that is not helping her stress-free plan, but this journey will hopefully help her overcome her worries and her fears.

This book was not even close to my radar because I typically gravitate towards fantasy releases. After reading the sample I was hooked and I can’t wait until this book hits the shelves.

September 25th | Black Wings Beating by Alex London

This was just an author buy. I have read Proxy and Guardian and I enjoyed them very much. When I saw this book listed I immediately highlighted it.

From a quick Goodreads search (then website surfing), I saw that this is the first book in the Skybound Saga and will contain three books. This fantasy book is about the lives of twins, the art of falconry, and a looming war that threatens both—human and bird—worlds.

October 9th | What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

This because of the authors. I’ve seen the book mentioned on Booktube and floating around Edelweiss, but that’s about it.

November 4th | Runebreaker by Alex R. Kahler

The second book to The Runbinder Chronicles. I have yet to read Runebinder, the first book, but it has been on my radar for a while (since it was on pre-order status). Since I haven’t read the first book yet I am not going to read the summary for the second one. Because, hey, spoilers. The only thing stopping me from buying the first book is that I’m unsure if I want to get the ebook or the physical copy. A small detail, I know, but I just can’t decide.

November 6th | Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

I initially thought this was the fourth book in The Stormlight Archive and thought ‘Wow. That’s quick.” I was wrong.

This is the first book in his new science fiction YA series Skyward. From what I’ve read the book centers around a female character, Spensa, who is finally able to accomplish her dream of becoming a starfighter pilot despite the scrutiny that lingers after a decision her father made. She is only able to accomplish this because the alien race they have been battling has increased in forces.

Even though I have yet to read the Mistborn series, finish The Reckoners, or start The Stormlight Archive, I’m just excited there’s a new book. I’m often picky about what I read and so far—from the two books that I’ve read—I haven’t minded how the stories were told. Not being romantically dramatic was also a plus for me.

December 4th | Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

This the third and final book in The Dark Artifices series. I have a love-hate relationship with her works. I find the romance a bit dramatic and frustrating, but I am very very curious on how the story unfolds. Her books are also very dear to me because it was City of Bones that drew me out of my Dramatic Reading Slump. I am also too invested in the lives of the secondary characters so I can’t wait until my library acquires this book.

February 19th | The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

This book takes place in 1889 Paris and follows Séverin Montagnet-Alarie, a treasure-hunter, who gathers a group of misfits to hunt down an artifact.

I have not read any of her works before, but the plot of this book is very interesting. I’m sure there will be a romance subplot, but I’m already preparing my mind for that so I can’t wait.

February seems like a lifetime though.

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That’s seven books I’m anticipating. Writing this post was a bit exciting. When I was doing my research I often got side-tracked by the other information on author sites. I’ve found some spring titles I’m interested in already. Slow down though Sally.

Gone to do other stuff now.

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