Up and Coming: September

It feels like it has been a while since I’ve been genuinely excited to write this post. Having a blogging break did me the world of good. Halfway through it, I suddenly realised I was feeling inspired again and spent an entire weekend catching up on posts, making a plan and getting content scheduled. I finally got my buzz back and I’m hoping it lasts.

I’m also thrilled with the content that I have coming up this month. It includes the next/final books in series that I have thoroughly enjoyed, plus returning to an author I haven’t read for quite a few years. It’s fair to say that no one is going to see me this month: I’m not going to look up from reading.


As summer (potentially) comes to a close – we all know there is no predicted the weather in September – here’s what I have planned for this month:


39345954The Girl in the Moon by Terry Goodkind

Blurb: Angela Constantine is a girl born broken.

When Angela was young, before she came to realize she had a rare ability, she was a rather ordinary girl. At least, that was what everyone said. But Angela is anything but ordinary. The daughter of a meth addict, she is convinced she was born a freak. Haunted by an abusive childhood, she was forced to become a woman far too soon. And in the process, she became more.

Angela Constantine has a secret life.

Angela juggles multiple jobs to live a secluded life in a cabin in the mountains. But she also lives a secret life, right under everyone’s noses. Because her family’s bloodline carries the ability to recognize killers, she adopts a solitary, violent existence in service of her own, personal mission in life. When Angela unexpectedly finds herself the prey of a group of international terrorists, she is the only one who knows the truth of what they are about to do. She might look like an unlikely hero. She might also be our only hope.

Angela Constantine is . . . The Girl in the Moon

Me: I haven’t read any of Goodkind’s books since I finished The Sword of Truth series about seven years ago. I keep meaning to, but never got around to it. I saw this come up in my library as an ebook and knew that was my chance to indulge.

Extinct 1Extinct by R.R Haywood

Blurb:  The end of the world has been avoided—for now. With Miri and her team of extracted heroes still on the run, Mother, the disgraced former head of the British Secret Service, has other ideas…

While Mother retreats to her bunker to plot her next move, Miri, Ben, Safa and Harry travel far into the future to ensure that they have prevented the apocalypse. But what they find just doesn’t make sense.

London in 2111 is on the brink of annihilation. What’s more, the timelines have been twisted. Folded in on each other. It’s hard to keep track of who is where. Or, more accurately, who is when.

The clock is ticking for them all. With nothing left to lose but life itself, our heroes must stop Mother—or die trying.

Me: I’m so excited for this book. Executed was the most hilarious read I’ve had for a while and I can’t wait to see how the series ends. The characterisations and dialogue are so real! I’m hoping this doesn’t disappoint considering how the series started.

Grey Sister 1Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence

Blurb: In Mystic Class Nona Grey begins to learn the secrets of the universe. But so often even the deepest truths just make our choices harder. Before she leaves the Convent of Sweet Mercy Nona must choose her path and take the red of a Martial Sister, the grey of a Sister of Discretion, the blue of a Mystic Sister or the simple black of a Bride of the Ancestor and a life of prayer and service.

All that stands between her and these choices are the pride of a thwarted assassin, the ambition of a would-be empress wielding the Inquisition like a blade, and the vengeance of the empire’s richest lord.

As the world narrows around her, and her enemies attack her through the system she has sworn to, Nona must find her own path despite the competing pull of friendship, revenge, ambition, and loyalty.

And in all this only one thing is certain.
There will be blood.

Me: As soon as this was available in the library, I requested it. I thought there would be a longer wait but I got my timing just right. You all now I love Mark Lawrence’s work, so I have no doubt that I’m going to love this.

12479390The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb

Blurb: The second book in Robin Hobb’s thrilling fantasy series returns readers to the Six Duchies and the magical world of the Fitz and the Fool.

Fitz has been persuaded back to court, posing as a servant to the decadent Lord Golden (who is the Fool in disguise). In secret, he will train Prince Dutiful in the magic known as the Skill.

The peace remains fragile, so the diplomatic wedding between Dutiful and the Outislander princess is a crucial alliance. But when Elliania arrives she challenges the prince to undertake an impossible quest before she will accept him.

He must kill Icefyre, one of the last true dragons. And Fitz and the Fool must go with him…

Me: See what I mean about this month being the continuation of fantastic series? Having finally got back to reading Robin Hobb last month and falling in love with her writing all over again (seriously, why did this take me so long?), I’m itching for the next book in The Tawny Man trilogy.  I definitely have plans to curl up with this one and not move.

What else?

I’ve got a few extra books that I’m hoping to sneak in if I have time. The Reconstruction by Karl Weiger caught my eye just because I’m going through a Bones stage at the moment and figured I would see if it is enjoyable to read as well as watch.

I’m hoping to finally read Godblind by Anna Stephens. I intended to read this much earlier but fate clearly had other plans – and books – it wanted me to get to first.

This is such an exciting month for books; I’m buzzing for it!

I’ve got no solid plans for this month yet. I need to sort my time off work but haven’t got that far yet.

How about you? What’ve you got planned?


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