It’s New News | October 2016

Here are the releases I am most anticipating the most this month! Let me know if you’re looking forward to reading them too!


Replica by Lauren Oliver


Gemma has been in and out of hospitals since she was born. ‘A sickly child’, her lonely life to date has revolved around her home, school and one best friend, Alice. But when she discovers her father’s connection to the top secret Haven research facility, currently hitting the headlines and under siege by religious fanatics, Gemma decides to leave the sanctuary she’s always known to find the institute and determine what is going on there and why her father’s name seems inextricably linked to it.

Amidst the frenzy outside the institute’s walls, Lyra – or number 24 as she is known as at Haven – and a fellow experimental subject known only as 72, manage to escape. Encountering a world they never knew existed outside the walls of their secluded upbringing , they meet Gemma and, as they try to understand Haven’s purpose together, they uncover some earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls forever…

This is the first book in a new series (which I think is a duology) and it is also told in a very unique way with two perspectives. There is a good chance you’ve heard all about the different ways you can read this book, so I’m not getting into it now, but anyway, you can always look it up. The beauty of Google.

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan


Why are the UK covers of the Rick Riordan books so ugly? Sigh. I’ll be getting this on Kindle, but for those of you lucky enough to get the US edition, this is another piece of eye candy for you. This is the sequel to The Sword of Summer and is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series.


Beast by Brie Spangler


Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs, Dylan doesn’t look like your average fifteen-year-old, so, naturally, high school has not been kind to him. To make matters worse, on the day his school bans hats (his preferred camouflage), Dylan goes up on his roof only to fall and wake up in the hospital with a broken leg—and a mandate to attend group therapy for self-harmers.

Dylan vows to say nothing and zones out at therapy—until he meets Jamie. She’s funny, smart, and so stunning, even his womanizing best friend, JP, would be jealous. She’s also the first person to ever call Dylan out on his self-pitying and superficiality. As Jamie’s humanity and wisdom begin to rub off on Dylan, they become more than just friends. But there is something Dylan doesn’t know about Jamie, something she shared with the group the day he wasn’t listening. Something that shouldn’t change a thing.

I’m not going to say too much here, but I will be linking this review if you want to know more about the book than this summary (I cut out the last part).


A Bond of Venom and Magic by Karen Tomlinson


The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Despite her growing feelings for her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir, he remains a paradox – not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic.
As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector, or – an enemy not worthy of her trust?

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review and I can truly say that I really loved it. You can expect a full review on the 21st of October, but until then, I gave it 4.5 stars and it has only served to fuel the fire of my obsession with feral fae.


Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff


I’m reading Illuminae at the moment, so if I continue to love it as much as I am at the moment, then I will be very glad that this book is coming out!


And that is it! Did I miss any of your most anticipated releases? Let me know. Happy reading, Keira x.


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