Is it just me or are there a LOT of cool books coming out soon? Whether it’s collectors editions, series finales, or start of a new series, there’s some goodies coming out and I wanted to share with you what I have preordered through the end of the year.
I purchased all of my preorders through Amazon because I bought the Kindle version for some of them, and let’s be honest their 1-Click Preorder button is dangerous.
It really should come to no one’s surprise with my first preorder. I think it’s one of the most anticipated books to come out this fall. I decided to preorder the Kindle version of Kingdom of Ash simply due to the size of the book. At 992 pages, and limited shelf space I decided to skip the hardcover and buy the Kindle book. I will probably buy the paperback when it eventually comes out as they tend to be a bit smaller.
To say I’m excited about this book is an understatement. Like the rest of my book collection, I bought Throne of Glass about 4-5 years ago and it sat on my bookshelf until finally last summer I decided to pick it up and read it. I devoured it, and I read the rest of the series back to back and caught up in about a month. For some reason, I haven’t read Tower of Dawn until now (I’m about half way through), but I must admit it’s taking me longer to get through this one. Maybe because Chaol isn’t my favorite (sorry, not sorry).
I haven’t read too much online chatter about Kingdom of Ash because I don’t want to have too much given away. I’m excited to see how the series will conclude, but nervous/anxious that not everyone will make it to the end. I just want Aelin to be okay, is that TOO MUCH TO ASK?!
Kingdom of Ash will be released on October 23rd. You can preorder it on Amazon or wherever you get your books!
My next preorder is also by Sarah J. Maas. It’s the very pretty collector’s edition of Throne of Glass. Now, I’m picky when it comes to collector’s editions because 1) of my limited shelf space, or 2) there’s too many collector’s editions (looking at you HP series) to choose from, and 3) they’re pricey! So I’m selective or I ask them for either Christmas or birthday gifts. But once I saw this collector’s edition I just knew I had to get it. It features gold foil, brand new interior page designs, metallic end papers, and a new map of Erilea. Plus the purple with the gold foil is just so dreamy. I’m hoping Maas will release more collector editions for the other books because I will definitely invest in them. The preorder price was only $28.00 USD, which is why I didn’t feel so bad buying it myself.
The collector’s edition of Throne of Glass will be released on November 6th.
This next preorder was ordered for two reasons: it’s very, very pretty and it’s J.K. Rowling so duh I had to buy it. I’m super excited to see the second installment of Fantastic Beasts next month. While I’m a bummed Depp is still playing Grindelwald, I’m finding solace in the fact that at some point we will get to watch him die by Dumbledore’s hand. So, there’s that.
As a kid the release of a new Harry Potter movie release was something that I looked forward to more than anything else. When the movies wrapped up I was bummed. So when it was announced they were making Fantastic Beasts into movies I was thrilled. In a way I’m reliving that bit of childhood all over again. (You better believe I’m going to opening night of Crimes of Grindelwald.)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the original screenplay book, will be available on November 16th.
The only book I have coming in December (so far) is Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness. I have been reading Clare’s work for about 10 years now when I stumbled across City of Bones during my freshman year of college. I have read almost everything by her at this point, and I love her. SO. MUCH. Her newest trilogy, The Dark Artifaces, has been some of her strongest work to date and I’m sad to see it ending. Emma Carstairs is my new favorite heroine and so different from Clary or Tessa.
Queen of Air and Darkness begins right after the events at the end of Lord of Shadows and man oh man what a chain of events they were. Besides Kingdom of Ash, Queen of Air and Darkness is also a top pick for most anticipated releases this fall. Not only is it the ending to a terrific trilogy, but as Clare puts it, “the ending to the Shadowhunter world as we know it.” And if we know Clare, this book is definitely going to go out with a bang.
I originally had preordered the Kindle edition of Queen of Air and Darkness because of it’s size, but then I read on Clare’s website about the exclusives the first editions will have, so I quickly cancelled my Kindle preorder, and preordered a physical copy. I’ll find the space on my shelves somewhere. 😉
Queen of Air and Darkness will be released on December 4th.
Well, that rounds out 2018. I will be posting my 2019 preorders soon so stay tuned! In the meantime, are there any books you think I missed? Let me know! I’m always looking for recommendations.
Until next time!