I Have No Chill (And I Must Scream): My Book Preorders

I’m an adult. I have a credit card. The preorder function on Chapters Indigo and Amazon is a dangerous thing.

It’s time that I take you behind the curtain and show you my total lack of self control when it comes to spending money on books.

These books are in no particular order. This is also not a sponsored post. Ready? Okay. Let’s do this.

Serpent and Dove Cover
There Will Come a Darkness Cover
Loki Where Mischief Lies Cover

Serpent & Dove – I flip flopped on preordering this one. You see I have a weakness for the enemies to lovers trope. Serpent & Dove follows a Witch and Witch Hunter who are forced into a marriage… but when the Harper Collins rep at Frenzy presents described this book as the closest to Sarah J. Maas without being Sarah J. Maas and this one is filthy, like really filthy… Well hello everyone I’ve joined the hype train. (September 3rd)

There Will Come A Darkness – Prophecies about a chosen one who might save the world or break it. Alright, you have my attention. Especially if this turns out to be a secret villain origin story. Darkness was on Chelsey and my Book Expo 2019 list this year but we missed the drop. So like the good little consumer I am I just whipped out my phone and preordered it. I know. I’m weak. (September 3rd)

Loki: Where Mischief Lies – Mackenzi Lee the author of A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue  and The Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy takes on LOKI? There was a stampede to get this one at Book Expo. We weren’t brave enough. Repeat the trick of calmly watching the scary line as I preorder it on my phone. It’s fine. (September 3rd)

Wayward Son – I’ve had this one on preorder since it was announced. Fun fact it’s coming out just in time for Chelsey’s birthday. Simon Snow and Baz forever babbbyyyy. (September 24th)

the beautiful cover
The Secret Commonwealth Cover
The King of Crows Cover
The Library of the Unwritten Cover

The Beautiful – Accepting that I love vampire fiction has made my life a lot easier. If it makes you happy and it’s not hurting anyone, why stop yourself? I have loved everything I’ve read by Renée Ahdieh and I can’t wait to see her take on my favourite blood suckers. (October 8th)

The Secret Commonwealth – AN ADULT LYRA! This is something I dreamed of my entire life and never thought I would get. But here we go. Also it fills my heart with so much joy that Malcolm has become a professor. Good on him. I’m interested to see how their relationship will develop in this book. Here’s hoping it’s not romantic. (October 3rd)

The King of Crows – I’m a little behind on the Diviners series. I’m planning on reading them all before this book comes out. I have absolutely adored Libba Bray’s take on New York City in the 1920s. She always shines in her period fiction. Will our heroes make it out in one piece? I hope so. Will Evie choose Sam or Jericho? Do I really care? Not really. I’m just here for the ride. (February 4th 2020)

The Library of the Unwritten – Chelsey found this book and sent it to me with a short message: “this is our shit.” She’s correct. Heaven versus Hell. Magical books. Librarians. What more could I want? It’s the first in a new series. Sign me the hell up. (October 1st)

Ninth House Cover
Full Throttle Stories Joe Hill
Guinevere Deception cover

Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo’s first foray into adult fiction. Need I say more? Oh the main character has the same name as me. Also there is a snake on the cover. Gimme. (October 8th)

The Queen of Nothing – I still remember standing in line for The Cruel Prince at Book Expo. How time flies. Will Jude take the crown? Will she get revenge? Will she and Cardan make out? We have so many questions. It’s going to be a late birthday present, but it’s going to be the best birthday present. (November 19th)

Full Throttle: Stories – I like Joe Hill. I like short stories. This is a no brainer. During Book Con Joe Hill talked about some of the short stories in this book and they sounded super interesting and super creepy. There’s specifically one involving a plane that I’m looking forward to. I don’t know about you, but when the weather starts to turn cold I find that all I want to read are epic fantasy novels and horror stories. So in other words. perfect timing. (October 10th)

The Guinevere Deception – Last year both Chelsey and I read and loved Kiersten White’ The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein  and Slayer.  When I found out that White was releasing an Authurian retelling focusing on Guinevere I was super excited. Also look at that cover. It’s gorgeous. (November 5th)

The Starless Sea Cover
Call Down the Hawk Cover
House of Earth and Blood Cover
The City We Became

The Starless Sea – I think I’m one of the only people who didn’t really enjoy The Night Circus. There aspects that I liked, but overall the book really fell flat for me. So understand my surprise when Erin Morgenstern announced her next book and I added it to my TBR list. I fought to get a copy at Book Expo but had no luck. So you guessed it. I preordered it. There seems to be a trend on this list for books about books and librarians… I wonder if it means something. (November 5th)

Call Down the Hawk – The first book in the Ronan Lynch trilogy. I can’t wait to return back to the world of the Raven Boys and check up on the characters. I’ve been avoiding reading anything about this book. I want to go into it completely blind, the same way I started The Raven Boys. (November 5th)

Crescent City – Sarah J. Maas is back with a new series. This time marketed towards adults. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses and if the romance in this is anything like the romance in that series. Well…. daaaaamn. I’m starting to realize I might have more of a romantic streak then I thought. (March 3rd 2020)

The City We Became – N.K. Jemisin is a national treasure. This book takes place within the same world as her short story The City Born Great. It’s cosmic horror. It takes place in New York City. It has a really pretty cover. I am also very weak. (March 26 2020)

A Lush and Seething zhell
Ruthless Gods Cover
the monster of eldenhaven

A Lush and Seething Hell – Two stories of cosmic horror. This one came up as a goodreads recommendation and I jumped on it. I absolutely love cosmic horror. Nothing like adding a little more existential dread into my life. (October 29th)

Ruthless Gods – I really loved Wicked Saints and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I finished reading it. I’ve been saying it for forever why isn’t there cosmic horror in YA? It only took me twenty years but I finally found it. (April 7 2020)

The Monster of Elendhaven – A creepy novella filled with atmosphere and revenge. I will always have a soft spot for gothic horror. I don’t have much to say about this one except that I want it. (September 24th)

Harrow The Ninth – This is my most anticipated book of 2020. Hands down. I would sell my soul for an arc. Do you hear me Tor? I WILL SELL MY SOUL FOR AN ARC. (June 2 2020)

There you have it. All the books that I’m super excited about coming out in the next few months. Hopefully I’ll manage to stay on top of reading them, but you know me. I get distracted easily, maybe I’ll just re-read Harry Potter for the twentieth time. We’ll have to wait and see.

What books do you have preordered? Tell me about them in the comments below maybe I’ll add them to my list… wait maybe you shouldn’t tell me….

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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