2019 Releases: September – October

It’s the start of fall (the best season ever!) and spooky season! Here’s everything coming out this season that I’m personally excited for!


This season is PACKED with amazing new releases! So these description are SUPER brief in an attempt to keep this post as manageable as possible. But I linked the Goodreads page for each book if you want to learn more!


September 3rd

1. Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2) by Victoria Schwab

This is the sequel to City of Ghosts. It’s a middle grade fantasy about a young girl who can see and talk to ghosts.

2. American Royals by Katherine McGee

This YA contemporary takes place in an alternate reality where America has a royal family.

3. Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1) by Shelby Mahurin

This is a romantic fantasy about a witch who flees her coven and finds shelter in the city where the Church hunts her kind.

4. There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) by Katy Rose Pool

Prophets have protected humanity for generations until they disappeared. All they left behind was a secret prophecy about a new prophet destined to save, or destroy them.

5. Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika and Maritza Moulite

This is about a teen who is shipped off to Haiti for a forced volunteer trip after an incident. There she has the chance to explore her family’s history.

6. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron

This is about a girl born into a family of witchdoctors but is unable to access her own powers. Now the Demon King is threatening to rise again and she will do anything to harness her power.

7. The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Theodora teams up with her treasure-hunting father’s protege to find Vlad the Impaler’s magical ring to find and save her father.

8. She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller

This follows two sisters who spend an epic day together before one of them leaves for college.

9. Well Met by Jen Deluca

This is an enemies-to-lovers romance that takes place at a Renaissance Faire.

September 10th

1. His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler

This is a collection of Edgar Allen Poe retellings. This also contains the original stories if you haven’t read them!

2. Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) by Kerri Maniscalco

This is book 4 in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series!

3. Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon is the swordfighter to the Ninth Necromancer. Witty, lesbian necromancers – what more could you want?

4. The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood

This is the long awaited continuation of the Handmaind’s Tale and picks up immediately where the first book leaves off.

5. The Institute by Stephen King

Children with extraordinary abilities are taken from their homes and thrown into the institute – a room identical to their own but with no windows.

6. Don’t Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane

This is a second-chance romance between a woman who just lost her job and relationship and the guy she loved in school.

7. Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff

This thriller is about a mother who lost her child and goes to extreme lengths to have another. Leading to the birth of the first child with 3 genetic parents.

8. A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai

A teenage girl comes from a line of matchmakers. To improve her social status, she taps into her family “gift” and starts a matchmaking app.

9. Frankly in Love by David Yoon

This is about a Korean boy who falls for a white girl. To gain freedom from his restrictive parents, he fake dates Joy, a fellow Korean classmate. But their fake relationship makes him question everything he thought he knew.

10. The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan

As a little girl, Jo’s nanny mysteriously disappeared. Years later Jo returns to her family home to uncover the dark past.

11. Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

This is a YA fantasy about a universe where doors connect our world to other, fantastical worlds. This follows a young girl who is trying desperately to figure out who she is and reconnect her family.

September 17th & 19th

1. The Babysitters Coven (The Babysitters Coven #1) by Kate Williams

Adventures in Babysitting meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer… Nothing more needs to be said.

2. It’s a Whole Spiel by Katherine Locke

This is a short story collection about Jewish teens.

3. The Stranger Inside by Lisa Unger

This is a thriller about girl and her 2 friends who are abducted. The abductor is caught, imprisoned, but later murdered. Now years later, another criminal is found murdered and things seem creepily similar to the murder from her childhood.

4. The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

This is a gothic, feminist, romantic story about the brides of Dracula.

September 24th

1. The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

This follows Ryn whose family owns a cursed graveyard where the dead don’t stay dead. When a new man arrives in town, the dead start attacking with a new ferocity.

2. Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

This is a YA horror novel told in a faux-documentary style a la The Blair Witch Project about a girl who goes missing in a haunted woods.

3. The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring

This is a gothic thriller about a school at the southern tip of South America. When a young student goes missing, the remaining staff and students begin acting possessed.

4. The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht

This is a novella about a city that is wracked by a plague that killed everyone except for an unnamed monster.


October 1st

1. 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Eiston

This is a YA contemporary about a teen who goes to spend Christmas with her sister. When her long time boyfriend dumps her, she spends the holiday going on 10 blind dates.

2. Now Entering Addamsville by Francesca Zappia

When someone burns down the janitor’s home and kills him in the process, Zora is framed as the arsonist. So she teams up with her historian cousin to figure how who really committed the crime.

3. Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn

Olivia befriends the mysterious Hallas women who move in across the street. She and the daughter, Kara, write letters to men on death row. But their might be something dark surrounding the Hallas women.

4. Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

This is a horror novel about a young boy who disappears into the woods for 6 days. When he emerges, he has changed.

October 7th & 8th

1. The Play (Briar U #3) by Elle Kennedy

This is book 3 in the Briar U series which is a hockey romance series that takes place at the fictional university of Briar.

2. Ninth House (Ninth House Series #1) by Leigh Bardugo

This is an ADULT fantasy about a women who attends Yale to investigate their secret societies.

3. I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson

This is a YA mystery/thriller about a girl who returns to her hometown and discovers that her childhood best friend has gone missing.

4. In the Hall with the Knife (Clue Mystery #1) by Diana Peterfreund

This is a YA mystery that takes place at a prestigious prep school. In the vain of Clue, it’s a classic whodunit about a motley crew of students left alone on campus with their headmaster when he is found dead.

5. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

This is a sci-fi/dystopian about a society that sends 16 year old girls to live in the woods for 1 year because they are told they emit a powerful aphrodisiac to lure away men.

6. Faker by Sarah Smith

This is an adult, enemies-to-lovers romance about a woman who works in construction.

7. The Furies by Katie Lowe

This about a group of 4 girls who attend a private all-girls school with an unpleasant, mystical history.

October 15th

1. The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rain Chupeco

For generations twin goddesses protected the world. But a betrayal broke the world casting half into eternal darkness and half into endless light. Years later, their daughters must come together to put the world back together.

2. Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker

This is a queer, YA graphic novel about a witch and a werewolf who investigate supernatural occurrences.

3. Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao

Ali is one of the only Asian students at her high school until Chase moves to town and the two strike up a relationship. But Ali’s family strongly disapproves and she uncovers secrets about her family’s past.

October 22nd & 27th

1. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

After a whirlwind vacation romance, Sam breaks Tate’s heart. Now years later the two reconnect.

2. I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi

This is a YA science fiction novel about a world where an alien planet has contacted Earth and may kill all of civilization in 7 days.

3. The Kingmaker (All the King’s Men Duet #1) by Kennedy Ryan

I have absolutely no idea what this about (the synopsis hasn’t been revealed yet). But this is a new romance duet by Kennedy Ryan.

October 29th

1. Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland

This is a dark, YA fantasy about a girl who can journey into other people’s soul. Tragedy strikes when she does the unthinkable and opens the black door her mother told her to never open.

2. Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett

This is a YA contemporary about a teenage girl who is HIV positive. She is trying to live her life as normal as possible, until she receives a mysterious note threatening to tell everyone about her diagnosis unless she breaks up with her boyfriend.



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