With Bated Breath: October New Releases


October 1, 2012 by Heidi

With Bated Breath October

It’s well and truly Fall!  Hurray!  Finally, I can wear long sleeves and scarves again.  It’s also the last big book-release month of the year, which means we have a lot of goodness to share today.  Not many trailers this month, but the Fairyland one is excellent, of course.

Also, can we acknowledge that John freaking Barrowman wrote a Middle Grade book with his sister?!  That’s Captain Jack Harkness from Doctor Who/Torchwood renown.  So excited.

Let me know what October new releases you’re most excited for–especially if it’s something I don’t have on my own list!

October 1st

Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip book coverAmber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed book coverMagisterium by Jeff Hirsch book cover

Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip | Goodreads|Amazon
Amber House by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed | Goodreads|Amazon
Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch | Goodreads|Amazon

October 1st/2nd

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally book coverAnd All the Stars by Andrea K Host book coverIronskin by Tina Connolly book cover

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally | Goodreads|Amazon
And All the Stars by Andrea K.Host | Goodreads
Son by Lois Lowry | Goodreads|Amazon
Ironskin by Tina Connolly | Goodreads|Amazon

October 2nd

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver book coverKeeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger book coverThe Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente book cover

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver | Goodreads|Amazon
Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger | Goodreads|Amazon
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente | Goodreads|Amazon

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin book coverThe Assassin's Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke book coverPromised by Caragh M. O'Brien book cover

Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin | Goodreads|Amazon
The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke | Goodreads|Amazon
Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien | Goodreads|Amazon

Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey book coverBreathe by Sarah Crossan book coverThrough to You by Emily Hainsworth book coverEve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate book cover

Dark Currents by Jacqueline Carey | Goodreads|Amazon
Breathe by Sarah Crossan | Goodreads|Amazon
Through to You by Emily Hainsworth | Goodreads|Amazon
Eve & Adam by Michael Grand and Katherine Applegate | Goodreads|Amazon

October 2nd/9th

Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass book coverLive Through This by Mindi Scott book coverWhat Happens Next by Colleen Clayton book coverTime Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone book cover

Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass | Goodreads|Amazon
Live THrough This by Mindi Scott | Goodreads|Amazon
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton | Goodreads|Amazon
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone | Goodreads|Amazon

October 9th

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh book coverValkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson book coverMystic City by Theo Lawrence book cover

Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh | Goodreads|Amazon
Valkyrie Rising by Ingris Paulson | Goodreads|Amazon
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence | Goodreads|Amazon

October 9th/16th

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay book coverCrewel by Gennifer Albin book coverBeta by Rachel Cohn book cover

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay | Goodreads|Amazon
Crewel by Gennifer Albin | Goodreads|Amazon
Beta by Rachel Cohn | Goodreads|Amazon

October 16th/23rd

Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett book coverAshen Winter by Mike Mullin book coverDark Star by Bethany Frenette book coverThe Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima book club

Only Superhuman by Christopher L. Bennett | Goodreads|Amazon
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin | Goodreads|Amazon
Dark Star by Bethany Frenette | Goodreads|Amazon
The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima | Goodreads|Amazon

October 23rd/30th

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen book coverThe Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann book coverTouching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini book cover

Blind Spot by Laura Ellen | Goodreads|Amazon
The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann | Goodreads|Amazon
Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini | Goodreads|Amazon

October 30th/31st

Hollow Earth by John Barrowmann and Carole E. Barrowman book coverGravity by Melissa West book coverVenom by Fiona Paul book coverThe Warlock's Curse by M.K. Hobson book cover

Hollow Earth by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman | Goodreads|Amazon
Gravity by Melissa West | Goodreads|Amazon
Vemon by Fiona Paul | Goodreads|Amazon
The Warlock’s Curse by M.K. Hobson | Goodreads

That’s all folks! Go forth and enjoy new reads and pumpkin spice lattes.


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  1. Ooo there are lots of interesting looking books coming out in October- I hadn’t heard of ‘Jepp who defied the stars’ before but I love the title and cover!

    • Heidi says:

      Jepp sounds like such a cool story! I got a copy signed at BEA because it sounded like just my type of book. Hopefully I get to reading it soon!

  2. VeganYANerds says:

    There are so many fantastic books coming out this month, how will I ever find the time to read them all??!

  3. I’m actually not as excited about this month as I was about the previous month for some reason. It’s not that I don’t want to read a lot of the books – because I do – but there’s just something about a month where both SRB and Libba Bray release their books that is just SO special. I can’t wait to get my hands on Stealing Parker, Amber House, Magisterium, Iced (a spin-off novel on the UF Fever Series), Gravity (I’ve been told this is coming in the mail for me…), Lucid and Valkyrie Rising. I wasn’t a big fan of Ironskin (if you LOVE Jane Eyre, I doubt you’ll enjoy this one), Crewel, Breathe, Beta, Eve and Adam, Mystic City or Dark Star, but Ashen Winter, What Happens Next, and The Assassin’s Curse were amazing. We definitely have a fabulous month ahead of us!(:

    • Heidi says:

      Yeah, I’m not as excited about October as I was for September either. I think there are just as many books, but there were more I was really excited about in September. Yeah, my interest in Ironskin has waned quite a bit since reviews started rolling out, I was glad I didn’t request it on NG. I liked Crewel a lot more than you did, but I do have to read Eve & Adam and Dark Star and am kind of dreading it after reviews. Can’t wait for The Assassin’s Curse though!

  4. I can’t wait until I can wear scarves and my boots again! Lucky New Yorkers, I’ll be lucky if I get a chance by November!

    I am looking forward to so many of these books! Jepp, Who Defied the Stars is near the top of the list as well as the sequel to Blood Red Road, Rebel Heart (Oct. 30 is the release if I’m not mistaken.) And I read What Happen’s Next a couple of weeks ago and REALLY enjoyed it:)

    • Heidi says:

      Hehe, yeah, I may not love New York, but one thing I am a fan of is the autumn. I forgot about Rebel Heart! Largely because I have yet to read Blood Red Road, but I should have remembered anyway, it’s a series I know I’ll enjoy.

  5. Jasmine Rose says:

    I shall celebrate the coming of Fall with you! Love me some scarves and longsleeves. This year I just have to figure out how to incorporate my newfound love for skirts and dresses without freezing…
    I haven’t read The Eleventh Plague yet, but I’m still stoked to read Magisterium, it looks really good :]
    Keeper of the Lost Cities and The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland? Don’t even get me started on my excitement for those two! I really like the simplicity if the Fairyland trailer. Plus, the music is awesome.
    Oooh. The Eve & Adam trailer is awesome as well! I’m starting to feel the need to abuse both my debit and library cards…
    There’s plenty more books on this list I’m super excited for, but my thumbs are tiring (the problem with doing everything on a tablet…) :p
    I must say that these monthly posts of yours are starting to get dangerous for me, though 😛

    • Heidi says:

      I too have a newfound love of skirts and dresses! I’ve already bought some tights. 😛

      Sorry to add to your book issues! I don’t do much better for myself…:P

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