Most Anticipated Books: October 2021

Most Anticipated Books is a monthly series in which I discuss the releases I’m most excited for in the coming month. In October, there are two books coming out that I’m excited to read.


Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

Summary: The dead of Loraille do not rest.

Artemisia is training to be a Gray Sister, a nun who cleanses the bodies of the deceased so that their souls can pass on; otherwise, they will rise as spirits with a ravenous hunger for the living. She would rather deal with the dead than the living, who trade whispers about her scarred hands and troubled past.

When her convent is attacked by possessed soldiers, Artemisia defends it by awakening an ancient spirit bound to a saint’s relic. It is a revenant, a malevolent being that threatens to possess her the moment she drops her guard. Wielding its extraordinary power almost consumes her— but death has come to Loraille, and only a vespertine, a priestess trained to wield a high relic, has any chance of stopping it. With all knowledge of vespertines lost to time, Artemisia turns to the last remaining expert for help: the revenant itself.

As she unravels a sinister mystery of saints, secrets, and dark magic, her bond with the revenant grows. And when a hidden evil begins to surface, she discovers that facing this enemy might require her to betray everything she has been taught to believe— if the revenant doesn’t betray her first.

My Thoughts: Sorcery of Thorns was one of my favorite books of 2019, and this one sounds even cooler. I may even have to add it to my spooky TBR!


The Perks of Loving a Wallflower by Erica Ridley

Summary: As a master of disguise, Thomasina Wynchester can be a polite young lady— or a bawdy old man. Anything to solve the case. Her latest assignment unveils a top-secret military cipher covering up an enigma that goes back centuries. But when Tommy’s beautiful new client turns out to be the highborn lady she’s secretly smitten with, more than her mission is at stake… 

Bluestocking Miss Philippa York doesn’t believe in love. Her cold heart didn’t pitter-patter when she was betrothed to a duke, nor did it break when he married someone else. All Philippa desires is to rescue her priceless manuscript and decode its clues to unmask a villain. She hates that she needs a man’s help— so she’s delighted to discover the clever, charming baron at her side is in fact a woman. Her cold heart… did it just pitter-patter?

My Thoughts: I mean, come on. A F/F romance with badass heroines at its helm? Like I’m not going to read this.


What October releases are you excited for? Let me know in the comments!

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