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First on Friday – October 2018 New Releases

Bonjour Les Amis,

Ah! Pardon my French… Was teaching my kid for her French paper and so I am still in that zone.

So, how are you all? Hope you are all happy and excited like me. Well, October is here. One of the most beautiful month which I truly love, love and love. Why?… Because it brings the season of change. The Summer takes its final breath changing its place with Autumn. The leaves on the trees change their colours; the temperature changes from humid hot to mild and pleasant. In fact, the whole air has changed around me. I can feel the zing around… of the fun and frolic of festivals which are just around the corner.

Yes, our whole country is brimming with the excitement of festivals… from Durgapuja in the West to the Navratri in the East. People are shopping, cleaning their homes, making delicious cuisines, booking tickets to be with their family and what not. The happiness is so contagious that I can feel it in my bones.

This happiness within me skyrocketed to the moon yesterday when I came across the new releases this October. Don’t believe me? Wait till you see what I have for you here.

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Presenting the hot New Releases of October 2018:

1) VENGEFUL by V.E SCHWAB

The ones who said this line of ‘So many books, so less time’ must have been the most enlightened ones. And that is why, though it is difficult to confess but I would still do it – yes… I haven’t read a single book by this brilliant author until now. I have currently downloaded the prequel (VICIOUS) on my Kindle and am reading it (So, please don’t hate me yet). I have loved everything about that book so far and hence I was very happy when I saw that the book is getting released this October.

 

Book cover of Vengeful by V.E Schwab
Vengeful by V. E Schwab in Amazon

 

BLURB:

The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab’s first adult novel.

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

 

2) KINGDOM OF ASH by SARAH J MAAS

The conclusion which I was waiting for almost…. Like an eternity. I consider the ‘Throne of Glass series’ as one of my top 10 favourite fantasy series. The books in this series had such interesting twists and turns until they took a pause in Empire of Storms. Don’t get me wrong but I felt that the ‘Empire of Storms’ had many episodes which could have been shortened easily… but nevertheless, I wanted this last book so desperately. There is no doubt that the world created by Maas in this series was one of its kind and I totally fell in love with it. It was scary, it was dangerous but there was still a beauty in it. And now that world has its final story to tell. So, there is no force in this whole wide world which can stop me from getting the book when it is released on October 23rd.

Book Cover of Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas in Amazon

BLURB:

Aelin has risked everything to save her people―but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day…

With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defence to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they’ve gathered to battle Erawan’s hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation―and a better world.

And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen―before she is lost to him forever.

As the threads of fate weave together, at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the explosive final chapter of the Throne of Glass series.

 

3) A MAP OF DAYS by RANSOM RIGGS

I am a huge fan of Riggs’ skills of story-telling. His peculiar world is addictive that as a reader I just want to know more and more about it. This is the 4th instalment in the series and I am pretty sure that it is another feather in Riggs’ cap.

Book Cover of A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs in Amazon

BLURB:

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery—a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.

Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited—truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.

Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom—a world with few ymbrynes, or rules—that none of them understands. New wonders and dangers await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children. Their story is again illustrated throughout by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure—full colour.

 

4) EVERY BREATH by NICHOLAS SPARK

It is difficult to get an author who could write romance as Spark does. His stories make you feel the emotions of the story. None of the books I have read so far written by him give me the same vibe. All of them stand apart and leave a mark on your heart for a long long time. All these things make this book worthy of purchase.

Book Cover of Every Breath by Nicholas Spark
Every Breath by Nicholas Spark in Amazon

BLURB:

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At thirty-six, she’s been dating her boyfriend, an orthopaedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family’s cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future.

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother’s early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable . . . but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways.

Illuminating life’s heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, EVERY BREATH explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties — and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

 

So these are my choices for the month of October. What are yours? Do recommend me books which catch your eye, in the comment box.

Until then,

Written by Preeti

 

PS: If you wish to buy any of the books listed above, you can click the image or the caption which will take you directly to the Amazon page for your hassle-free purchase.

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