With Bated Breath: October New Releases


October 2, 2013 by Heidi

With Bated Breath October

So I completely fell off the face of the internet for September, which is a crying shame because did everyone see how many amazing new releases there were last month?!  September always seems, to me, to be the biggest release month of the year.  What a bad time to contract an intense writer-reader block combo!  Though let’s be honest, if you’re only going to make it through two books in one month you could do a lot worse than Robin McKinley and Cat Valente (full marks to both!).

I now know fall is setting in because I’m absolutely craving something dark and creepy.  It’s the time of year for Gaiman and Sedgwick, and suddenly nothing but that ARC of Engines of the Broken World will do.  Let me know what you’ve been reading or craving lately–I’ve missed you all!

October 1st

WBB October 1

The Princess of Cortova by Diane Stanley
Hero by Alethea Kontis
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente

WBB October 2
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
Blackout by Robison Wells
Skulk by Rosie Best
Entangled by Amy Rose Capetta

WBB October 3
The Enchanted Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder
Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

WBB October 4
Autumn Bones by Jacqueline Carey 
Fault Line by Christa Desir
Eat Brains Love by Jeff Hart
Made of Stars by Kelley York

October 3rd

WBB October 5
The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

October 8th

WBB October 6
Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr
The Extra by Kathryn Lasky
Juvie by Steve Watkins
Backwards by Todd Mitchell

WBB October 7
Tandem by Anna Jarzab
Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein
Backward Glass by David Lomax
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner

WBB October 8
Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge
All That’s Missing by Sarah Sullivan
Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk
The Grimm Chronicles by Adam Gidwitz

WBB October 9
A Taste of Blood Wine by Freda Warrington
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal
The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee

October 10th/15th

WBB October 10
Drakenfeld by Mark Charan Newton
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken
The n-Body Problem by Tony Burgess

October 17th/22nd

WBB October 11
Seven Deadlies: A Cautionary Tale by Gigi Levangie Grazer
Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales ed. by Melissa Marr
Reality Boy by A.S. King
The Abominable by Dan Simmons

October 28th/29th

WBB October 12
The Cartographer of No Man’s Land by P.S. Duffy
In the Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin
Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols
Parasite by Mira Grant

WBB October 13
Sorrow’s Knot by Erin Bow
Altered by Gennifer Albin
Fractured by Sarah Fine
Horde by Ann Aguirre

Top 5 October Releases

What are your most anticipated October releases?

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  1. I think the only book I’m excited for this month is The Midnight Dress. I’m a little intimidated, only because there are three books on here that I have ARCs for (that I haven’t read yet!). I feel so behind on my review copies, sadly, so I’ll still have my reading cut out for me this month. Also, I’d love to read Parasite, but seeing as I haven’t finished October Daye OR the Feed trilogy, I probably shouldn’t be starting yet another Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire series! 😉 Have a wonderful October, Heidi!

  2. Bonnie says:

    So many good releases this month! Really wanting the new Valente but I’m impatiently awaiting Audible to release its version. Super anxious for The Killing Woods too. Parasite finally comes out! I feel like I read that ages ago… really looking forward to discussing that one though. :)

  3. Liz says:

    Welcome back! I am really excited about October releases, mainly Scott Lynch’s The Republic of Thieves, Horde and Fractured! It’s going to be a great (reading) month :)

  4. Kristen says:

    Glad to see A Taste of Blood Wine on your list. :) I love Freda Warrington’s writing, and that’s my favorite of her books I’ve read.

  5. I did not like Engines of the Broken World at all. I hope you have better luck with it though. That said, there are some great books coming out this month! I think I am looking forward to The Killing Woods most!

  6. Chachic says:

    Really curious about Ancillary Justice. And the last Fairyland book now that I have a copy of the second one (thanks again!) :) I’m also interested in Across a Star-swept Sea but I haven’t read The Scarlet Pimpernel. Sorrow’s Knot also looks good!

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