Monday 29 August 2011

Hot Books For September

I can't believe September is nearly here already. As the children get ready to go back to school and we pull our winter clothes out just in case, our lovely UK publishers have got lots of lovely books for us to keep us entertained as the nights begin to darken.


September sees the launch of Orion's new imprint INDIGO which brings us three new books this month. 

Soul Beach By Kate Harrison - this is a new direction for Kate Harrison who is well known for her chicklit novels. This book is a thriller full of intrigue and murder.
Darkness Falls by Mia James - I read the first book in this London vampire series last month, so I am really looking forward to getting my hands on this one. 

Shelter by Harlan Coben  - for all Harlan Coben fans, we see his first venture into the teen market. This is a Mickey Bolitar novel - Mickey is the nephew of Myron Bolitar, the character who has appeared in other books by Coben.

The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima - I know this series has been a big hit in America,so I am intrigued how the UK market are going to enjoy these books. This book is set in Trinity, Ohio which seems normal, but the town is home to an underground society of magical people who live among us. 


Velvet by Mary Hooper - I have just finished this one and I loved it. Mary Hooper takes us back to the beginning of the 1900's where Velvet is working hard in her new position working alongside a medium. My review will be up later this week and I will be on the blog tour for this one. 

After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel - Carrie Jones is really well known for her bestselling novels Need, Captivate and Entice. This is her first collaboration with adult fantasy writer Steven E. Wedel. This book sounds very dark. 

Oxford University Press

Stealing Phoenix by Joss Stirling - I am really excited about this book. I loved the first one in the series 'Finding Sky' which came out last year and I can't wait to read this one. The best way to describe this book is  'What do you do when soulmate turns out to be a thief?'

Random House Children's Books

Dearly Departed by  Lia Habel is a 'pacy, bloodthirsty, entertaining teen zombie novel with an unconventional but tender love story involved.' This is released on the 29th September. 

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang by Phillip Pullman - this is the first time that two thrillers about this group of Victorian crime solving urchins have been put into one volume. 


Kill All Enemies by Melvin Burgess - this is a very real book and deals with the young teenagers who were chucked out of school and labelled as losers, wasters and the ones no one wants their kids to mix with. Can't wait to read it.

There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff - imagine God was a hormonal, lazy teenage boy! I am reading this at the moment and I find it hilarious. Meg Rosoff is definitely unique. 

Hodder and Stoughton

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor - This book is creating a lot of attention and is going to be HUGE! It is released on the 29th September. 

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver - Lauren Oliver continues to surprise us with her diversity. This book is her first children's novel which has been described as magical. This is also out on the 29th of September. 

Hodder and Stoughton also see the release of their fabulous new Flipback books. Click here to find out more. 

Walker Books

Paradise by Joanna Nadin - I don't know a lot about Joanna Nadin and her books, but I know she is popular. This one is a romance with heartbreak and tragic circumstances. 

Walker Books also sees the smaller paperback publication of City Of Fallen Angels. As well as the publication of Blessed, the third book in the vampire series by Leitich Smith. 

Simon and Schuster

Fury by Elizabeth Miles - This is actually published at the end of August, so I sneaked this one in. This has a hint of Greek mythology in it and is a little bit scary.

Sister, Missing by Sophie McKenzie - I really enjoyed Girl, Missing earlier this month, so I am really looking forward to reading this sequel. This is released on the 15th September. 

Simon and Schuster are also publishing The Hidden by Jessica Verday, the third book in the Sleepy Hollow series and Vengeance by Kate Brian, the final installment of the scandalous Private series. 


Darkness Unbound by Keri Arthur is the first book in Keri Arthur's spin off series from her successful Riley Jenson Guardian series. It will be released on the 27th September. 

When Beauty Tamed The Beast is the second book in the Eloisa James series and as you may have guessed it is loosely based on the Beauty and the Beast story. This is out on the first of September. 

Piatkus also see the release of Dark Predator, which is the next book in the Carpathian series written by Christine Feehan and Fated by S. G. Browne - a satirical look at the supernatural world. 

Chicken House

Undead by Kirsty Mckay - I am reading this book at the moment and can only describe it as gory yet funny! This book is full of zombies but is hilarious. Out on the 1st of September. 

Abrams and Chronicle

 Amulet Books ( an imprint of Abrams and Chronicle)  sees the paperback release of Struts and Frets by Jon Skovron 


 The Gallows Curse by Andrew Hammond is released on the 1st of September and is one of the scariest books I have read this year. Watch out for an interview with Andrew Hammond later this month.

Headline are also bringing out the paperback version of  A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness on the 29th of September with this beautiful new cover. 


Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts is another book everyone is talking about. After several major earthquakes shake the continent, something strange begins to happen. Are you ready to face the darkness inside? Out on the 2nd of September. 

Abandon by Meg Cabot - Meg Cabot takes the Hades and Persephone story and gives it a new angle. I can't wait to read it. 
Macmillan also see the release of Forbidden, the second book in the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver.

Harper Collins Children's Books

The Poison Diaries: Nightshade by Maryrose Wood  is the second book in the series based on the Poison Gardens in the grounds of Alnwick Castle. I haven't read the first on in this series yet, but I am looking forward to it.

Atom Books

This is the third book in the Lisi Harrison Monster High series. 

So there are some highlights of the books that are being published in the UK in September,which ones do you want to read?


  1. there's a lot here that i'll be adding to my wish list very shortly :)

  2. I have a few of those pre-ordered and there are many more on my wishlist! September promised to be a good reading month :D

    Great round-up!

  3. Piatkus sure has some good books coming :)

  4. Lots of fab books out this month. My review pile for September is insane! I just read Dark Inside and I absolutely LOVED it! Have a feeling with all the bloody mayhem it won't be for everyone though.

    I must check out Paradise. Hadn't heard of that one before now!

  5. What a wonderful selection :) I LOVE the cover for A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

    Ooh I want After Obsession by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel! Several of the other books as well. I've been fortunate enough to get a couple of books from Hodder and one from Headline :) So I'll be reviewing those in September. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was just amazing.

  6. This is quite an enticing selection of books. Wow!

    Vivienne, I am taking a short blogging break but should be back within two weeks. :)

  7. Fab books this month - I would love to read Struts and Frets :D
    Yay A Discovery of Witches in paperback that has been on my wish-list for ages & the new Mia James I am seriously swooning over Gabriel :D

  8. *sigh* yet again you are adding to my wihslist Viv!! :( Struts and Frets looks AMAZING!

  9. Some great books here. I so can't wait for Darkness Falls. x


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