Anticipated Fourth Quarter Book Releases

October signals that it’s time to share my anticipated fourth quarter book releases. Given that list posts are not my favorite to do, I cram three months’ worth of new releases into one post four times per year. This is the last one of the year and October is stacked! Surprisingly, I didn’t find as many upcoming December releases that caught my interest. Or perhaps I didn’t stumble upon them or they haven’t been uploaded to NetGalley yet. If there’s something you’re really excited for in December (or even November), let me know!

October

Shield Maiden by Sharon Emmerichs

Shield Maiden by Sharon EmmerichsSeries: None
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Redhook
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 416
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Hurricane Wars by Thea Guanzon

The Hurricane Wars by Thea GuanzonSeries: The Hurricane Wars Book 1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 480
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Starling House by Alix E. Harrow

Starling House by Alix E. HarrowSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy, Gothic
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 320
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco

Throne of the Fallen by Kerri ManiscalcoSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 576
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Night of the Witch by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis

Night of the Witch by Sara Raasch and Beth RevisSeries: Witch and Hunter Book 1
Genre: Fantasy
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 416
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Making It So by Patrick Stewart

Making It So by Patrick StewartSeries: None
Genre: Memoir
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 480
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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After the Forest by Kell Woods

After the Forest by Kell WoodsSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: October 3, 2023
Print Length: 384
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Goodbye Cat by Hiro Arikawa

The Goodbye Cat by Hiro ArikawaSeries: None
Genre: Literary Fiction
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publish Date: October 10, 2023
Print Length: 288
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo

The Night Hunt by Alexandra ChristoSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date: October 10, 2023
Print Length: 384
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Wrath Becomes Her by Aden PolydorosSeries: None
Genre: Historical Fiction (Holocaust), Horror
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Inkyard Press
Publish Date: October 10, 2023
Print Length: 336
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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What the River Knows by Isabel Ibañez

What the River Knows by Isabel IbanezSeries: Secrets of the Nile #1
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publish Date: October 31, 2023
Print Length: 416
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather

A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina RatherSeries: None
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Horror
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: October 31, 2023
Print Length: 160
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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November

Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J. Adams

Tonight, I Burn by Katharine J. AdamsSeries: Thorn Witch, #1
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Orbit
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 448
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Check and Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Check and Mate by Ali HazelwoodSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 368
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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A Rome of One’s Own: The Forgotten Women of the Roman Empire by Emma Southon

A Rome of One's Own by Emma SouthonSeries: None
Genre: Nonfiction
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 416
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Autists: Women on the Spectrum by Clara Törnvall

The Autists by Clara TornvallSeries: None
Genre: Nonfiction
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Scribe Us
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 224
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Compass Points by Jillian Witt

Compass Points by Jillian WittSeries: Compass Points #1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Myth and Magic Book Club LLC
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 276
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros

Iron Flame by Rebecca YarrosSeries: The Empyrean Book 2
Genre: Fantasy Romance, Epic Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Entangled: Red Tower Books
Publish Date: November 7, 2023
Print Length: 640
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Manuscripts Club by Christopher de Hamel

The Manuscripts Club by Christopher de HamelSeries: None
Genre: Nonfiction, History
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Penguin Press
Publish Date: November 14, 2023
Print Length: 624
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Calamity by Constance Fay

Calamity by Constance FaySeries: Uncharted Hearts Book 1
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Space Opera
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Bramble
Publish Date: November 14, 2023
Print Length: 320
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher

Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Lex CroucherSeries: None
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publish Date: November 28, 2023
Print Length: 416
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika Johansen

The Kingdom of Sweets by Erika JohansenSeries: None
Genre: Fantasy
Age Category: New Adult
Publisher: Dutton
Publish Date: November 28, 2023
Print Length: 368
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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December

A River of Golden Bones by A.K. Mulford

A River of Golden Bones by A.K. MulfordSeries: The Golden Court #1
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publish Date: December 5, 2023
Print Length: 400
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Him by Geoff Ryan

Him by Geoff RyanSeries: None
Genre: Science Fiction
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publish Date: December 5, 2023
Print Length: 376
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Gold by Raven Kennedy

Gold by Raven KennedySeries: The Plated Prisoner, #5
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publish Date: December 7, 2023
Print Length: —
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis to come.

Legion of Shadows by Kristin Ward

Legion of Shadows by Kristin WardSeries: Daughter of Erabel, #4
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publish Date: December 14, 2023
Print Length: —
Purchase: Amazon

Synopsis to come.

Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross

Ruthless Vows by Rebecca RossSeries: Letters of Enchantment, #2
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publish Date: December 26, 2023
Print Length: 432
Purchase: Bookshop.org

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Are any of these in your list of anticipated 2023 fourth quarter book releases?

14 thoughts on “Anticipated Fourth Quarter Book Releases

  1. Iron Flame and Making it so are both on my most wanted list for the next couple of months. I loved The Hurricane Wars and Shield Maiden. There are so many great releases coming out soon!!!

    1. If you’re looking forward to MAKING IT SO, I also learned while making this list that Billy Dee Williams (the actor who played Lando Calrissian in Star Wars) has a memoir coming out next year. I added that to my TBR already!

  2. So many great releases!! We have a lot in common. So, I won’t list them all, but I really hope we enjoy them. 🙂 Some of my most anticipated that didn’t make your list include A POWER UNBOUND, TRAITOR OF REDWINTER, ONE NIGHT IN HARTSWOOD, ALL THE HIDDEN PATHS, THE BITTER CROWN, CURIOUS TIDES, & SHADOW BARON. There’s just so many great books.

    1. Oh yea, there’s definitely a good amount of sequels I didn’t include in this list, mainly because I haven’t read the first book so I don’t know if I’d like them haha. CURIOUS TIDES intrigues me…I’m resisting buying it, though…might go the library route.

  3. So many good picks! I’m swamped with a huge TBR and really want to prioritise my review copy backlog for the rest of the year (the optimistic part of me says I can totally read all the books I have on my NetGalley TBR in three months lol) but I know myself and I’ll definitely be checking out some of the new releases as well. In particular, Starling House intrigues me! I haven’t read anything from the author before but the vibes sound exactly like my kind of book!

    1. Oh, I remember that swamped feeling! I did that to myself my first year of NG and it took me 6 months to dig myself out of that hole haha. I still have 3 books I haven’t yet read from that time. So I understand! Good luck with your review copy reading!

  4. I haven’t heard of half of these but quite a few of them were already on my radar/TBR. They’ll be joined by a few more after reading this list ? I’m overwhelmed by all the books I want to read, damnit! I hope you enjoy all the ones that you get your hands on 🙂

    1. Hahaha well yay! Happy to enable, er, introduce you to some more interesting books! I feel overwhelmed as well. I really need to cull by Goodreads TBR, which I tend to just use as an “oooo that’s interesting” bookmark.

  5. Hey girl,

    oh my, I shouldn’t have opened your post.
    Now, my wishlist gets even longer, and I think I already have 25% of your books pre-ordered and another 25% on my wishlist. You are killing my bank account! ?

    I have to admit, my most anticipated book is Iron Flame. I can’t wait to get my hands on it. ?

    Cheerio
    RoXxie

    1. As always, happy to introduce you to more books. It helps keep the book economy going. 😉 I’m looking forward to IRON FLAME as well. I don’t think I’ll get it exactly on the preorder date, though, since shipping takes some time. But that’s ok…there’s plenty to read!

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