Goodreads has revealed its list of the most anticipated sci-fi and fantasy novels for September according to its members. The list only covers 10 titles, so be sure to share your most anticipated books of the month in the comments section.
When a Reaper comes to pick up Wallace Price at his own funeral, Wallace suspects he might really be dead.
Instead of leading him directly into the afterlife, the Reaper takes him to a small village. On the outskirts, off the path through the woods, nestled between the mountains, is a peculiar tearoom, run by a man named Hugo. Hugo is the owner of the tearoom for the locals and the ferryman for the souls who need to cross.
But Wallace isn’t ready to give up the life he’s barely lived. With Hugo’s help, he finally begins to learn all the things he lacked in life.
When the Headmaster, a curious and powerful being, arrives at the tearoom and gives Wallace a week to walk through, Wallace sets out to live his life in seven days.
Shizuka Satomi has made a deal with the devil: to escape damnation, she must incite seven other violin prodigies to trade their souls for success. She has already delivered six.
When Katrina Nguyen, a young transgender girl on the run, catches Shizuka’s ear with her savage talent, Shizuka can almost feel the curse lift. She found her last candidate.
But in a donut shop on the edge of a busy San Gabriel Valley highway, Shizuka meets Lan Tran, a retired captain, interstellar refugee and mother of four. Shizuka doesn’t have time for crushes or dates with her coffee, with her soul on the line, but Lan’s kind smile and starry eyes might well redefine a soul’s worth. And maybe something as small as a hot donut is powerful enough to break a curse as vast as the California coast.
As the lives of these three women are entangled by chance and fate, a story of magic, identity, curses and hope begins, and a worthy family to cross the universe is found.
At Scholomance, El, Orion, and the other students face their final year – and the looming specter of graduation, a deadly ritual that leaves few students alive in its wake. El is determined that her chosen group will survive, but it’s a prospect that grows more complicated by the day as the school’s savagery escalates. Until El realizes that sometimes winning the game means beating all the rules …
One morning in October, Laina learns that her brother has been shot by cops in Boston. But what looks like a case of police brutality soon reveals something far stranger. Monsters are real. And they want everyone to know that.
As creatures of myth and legend emerge from the shadows, seeking safety through visibility, their emergence sets off a seemingly unrelated chain of events. Members of a local werewolf pack are threatened with silence. A professor follows a missing friend’s breadcrumb trail to a mysterious secret society. And a young boy with unique abilities seeks refuge in a pro-monster organization with his own secrets. Meanwhile, more and more people are starting to disappear, suicides and hate crimes are on the rise, and protests are breaking out globally, both for and against the monsters.
At the center is a mystery that no one thinks of asking: why now? What scared the monsters of the dark?
The world will soon find out.
Chaos. Fury. Destruction.
The Great Change is upon us …
Some say that in order to change the world, you must first burn it down. Now that belief will be put to the test in the crucible of revolution: The Breakers and Burners have seized the levers of power, the smoke of the riots has replaced the smog of industry, and all must submit to the wisdom of the crowds.
With nothing more to lose, Citizen Brock is determined to become a new hero for the new era, while Citizeness Savine must transform his talents from profit to survival before he can make his way to redemption. Orso will discover that when the world is turned upside down, no one is less than a monarch. And in the bloody North, Rikke and his fragile protectorate are running out of allies. . . while Black Calder gathers his forces and prepares his revenge.
The shores have fallen, the Union sun has set in, and in the darkness of the wings, the threads of the Weaver’s ruthless plan are slowly being tied …
The Montoya are used to a life without explanations. They know better than to ask why the pantry never seems to be short or empty, or why their matriarch will never leave their home in Four Rivers, even for graduation ceremonies, weddings, or christenings. But when Orquídea Divina invites them to her funeral and to reclaim their inheritance, they hope to uncover the secrets she has kept so closely all their lives. Instead, Orquídea is transformed, leaving them more questions than answers.
Seven years later, his gifts manifested themselves in different ways for Marimar, Rey, and Tatinelly’s daughter, Rhiannon, granting them unexpected blessings. But soon, a hidden figure begins to tear apart their family tree, taking them out one by one as she seeks to destroy the Orquídea line. Determined to save what remains of their family and uncover the truth behind their legacy, the four descendants travel to Ecuador, to the place where Orquídea buried her secrets and broken promises and has never looked back.
Dark Matter meets Annihilation in this mind-boggling and emotional speculative thriller set in a world where the exact moment of your death can be predicted, for a price.
Our narrator is the most talented salesperson at Dare to Know, a prestigious and enigmatic death prediction company. While he has mastered the art of death, the rest of his life is a miserable failure. Divorced, separated from his sons and broke, he is driven to violate the cardinal rule of his business by predicting his own day of death. The problem: apparently he died 23 minutes ago.
The only person who can confirm his prediction is Julia, the woman he loved and lost on his rise through the ranks of Dare to Know. As he travels the country to see her, our narrator is forced to confront his past, the choices he made, and the terrifying truth about the company he works for – and his role there.
Highly ambitious and utterly immersive, this adrenaline-fueled thriller explores the destructive power of knowledge and blows the lines between reality, myth and conspiracy as it rushes to its astonishing conclusion.
A diverse team of broken and diminished former criminals come together to solve the mystery of their last disastrous mission and to save a missing and much changed comrade … but they’re not the only ones pursuing the secret deep in the planet Dimmuborgir. . The universe’s highly evolved AI has its own agenda and will do whatever it takes to prevent humans from once again controlling the universe. This group of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine, must fight their own traumas and a universe of wise ages who want their deaths, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.
The Actual Star takes readers on a journey spanning thousands of years and across six continents – collapsing three separate timelines in a cave in the Belizean jungle.
An epic saga of three reincarnated souls, this novel demonstrates the entanglements of tradition and progress, of sister and stranger, of love and hate. The book moves back and forth in time among a pair of twins who ruled a Mayan kingdom, a young American on a journey of self-discovery, and two dangerous charismatics in a conflict that will determine the fate of the few humans left on Earth after massive climate change. .
In each era, age-old questions about existence, belonging and identity converge deep underground. Because only in total darkness can you really see the stars.
In the near future, advances in medicine and quantum computing will make human cloning a reality. For the rich, cheating on death is the ultimate luxury. For anti-cloning activists, this is an unnatural abomination. For young Constance “Con” D’Arcy, who received her own clone from her late aunt, it’s terrifying.
After a routine monthly upload of his consciousness – stored for this inevitable transition – something is wrong. When Con wakes up in the clinic, it’s eighteen months later. Her recent memories are gone. His original, he is told, is dead. If that’s true, what does that make her?
The secrets of Con’s disorienting new life are buried deep. So are those of how and why she died. To uncover the truth, Con retraces the last days she remembers, crossing paths with an equally curious detective. On the run, she needs someone she can trust. Because only one thing has become clear: Con is marked for murder, once again.