Most Anticipated Books | October 2021

Things are slightly calmer this month, and a good thing too, since I really lost control of my TBR over the past month or three. Still, there are a few interesting reads I’m looking forward to, and one in particular I’ve been waiting to read for over a year now. Let’s take a look!

October 5th

Kingdom of the Cursed (Kingdom of the Wicked #2) – Kerri Maniscalco

After selling her soul to become Queen of the Wicked, Emilia travels to the Seven Circles with the enigmatic Prince of Wrath, where she’s introduced to a seductive world of vice.

She vows to do whatever it takes to avenge her beloved sister, Vittoria…even if that means accepting the hand of the Prince of Pride, the king of demons.

The first rule in the court of the Wicked? Trust no one. With back-stabbing princes, luxurious palaces, mysterious party invitations, and conflicting clues about who really killed her twin, Emilia finds herself more alone than ever before. Can she even trust Wrath, her one-time ally in the mortal world…or is he keeping dangerous secrets about his true nature?

Emilia will be tested in every way as she seeks a series of magical objects that will unlock the clues of her past and the answers she craves…

When Night Breaks (Kingdom of Cards #2) – Janella Angeles

The competition has come to a disastrous end, and Daron Demarco’s fall from grace is now front page news. But little matters to him beyond Kallia, the contestant he fell for who is now lost to this world and in the hands of a dangerous magician. Daron is willing to do whatever it takes to find her. Even if it means embarking on a dark and treacherous journey, risking more than just his life, with no promise of return.

After awaking in darkness, Kallia has never felt more lost. Especially with Jack by her side, the magician with who has the answers but cannot be trusted. Together, they must navigate a dazzling world where mirrors show memories and illusions shadow every corner, one ruled by a powerful game master who could all too easily destroy the world she left behind — and the boy she can’t seem to forget. With time running out, Kallia must embrace her role in a darker destiny, or lose everyone she loves, forever.

October 12th

Jade Fire Gold – June C. L. Tan

In an empire on the brink of war ...

Ahn is no one, with no past and no family.

Altan is a lost heir, his future stolen away as a child.

When they meet, Altan sees in Ahn a path to reclaiming the throne. Ahn sees a way to finally unlock her past and understand her arcane magical abilities.

But they may have to pay a far deadlier price than either could have imagined.

Check out my review here!

Thronebreakers (Crownchasers #2) – Rebecca Coffindaffer

Alyssa Farshot never wanted to rule the empire. But to honor her uncle’s dying wish, she participated in the crownchase, a race across the empire’s 1,001 planets to find the royal seal and win the throne. Alyssa tried to help her friend, Coy, win the crownchase, but just as victory was within their grasp, Edgar Voles killed Coy—and claimed the seal for himself.

Broken-hearted over her friend’s death, Alyssa is hell-bent on revenge. But Edgar is well protected in the kingship. Alyssa will have to rally rivals, friends, and foes from across the empire to take him down and change the course of the galaxy.

October 19th

The Color of Dragons – R. A. Salvatore & Erika Lewis

A sweeping, action-packed, romantic pre-Arthurian tale of the origins of magic (and Merlin) by powerhouse adult fantasy author R. A. Salvatore and Erika Lewis, perfect for fans of The Falling Kingdoms and Seraphina

Magic needs a spark.

And Maggie’s powers are especially fickle. With no one to help her learn to control her magic, the life debt that she owes stretches eternally over her head, with no way to repay it.

Until she meets Griffin, the king’s champion infamous for hunting down the draignochs that plague their kingdom.

Neither has any idea of the destiny that they both carry, or that their meeting will set off a chain of events that will alter every aspect of the life they know—and all of history thereafter.

Are any of these books on your October TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

16 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Books | October 2021

  1. One Book More October 1, 2021 / 10:10 pm

    Great picks! I’m in the middle of Thronebreakers now and am loving it!! I hope you get to read all of these and enjoy them. 🙂

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  2. Kaya @ afictionalbookworm October 1, 2021 / 11:26 pm

    jade fire gold and when night breaks are both on my tbr! and the color of dragons sounds absolutely incredible as well. i hope you enjoy all of these!💜

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  3. Hasini @ Bibliosini October 1, 2021 / 11:36 pm

    These are some really awesome picks! I’m reading JADE FIRE GOLD right now and it’s good so far. Happy reading, Raji!

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  4. Rachel October 2, 2021 / 4:02 am

    Love the list! I am anticipating both Jade Fire Gold and Throne Breakers!!

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  5. Fransic verso October 2, 2021 / 12:32 pm

    awesome Halloween books. It looks it will be a good read when they release them

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  6. Molly @ Transatlantic Notes October 2, 2021 / 2:30 pm

    Jade Fire Gold sounds amazing and it’s on my reading list as I want to expand the genres I read — the other books sound pretty awesome too so thanks for the inspiration!

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