Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Releases // I scream about books, as usual

Hey everyone! ☺️

This may be a shorter post than usual, but we’ll see. I tend to ramble a lot (as you should know by now), and I love gushing and screaming about books I’m excited to read (obviously), so this post might end up longer than expected. Update: it ended up longer than expected. :’)

Also, I saw a tumblr post today that said “2019 is in 4 months” and that’s when it hit me: 2019 is actually almost upon us. How?! I honestly can’t believe there are less than four months of 2018 left. 🤯 Where did 2018 go? I feel like it was only yesterday that it was January.

Oops, you can tell from the previous paragraph that I REALLY procrastinated on writing this post. 😂😭 It’s already almost October, so there’s basically only three months until 2019 :’)

Ok, I’ll stop freaking out about how fast time flies, and get to the point of this post now. 😂 Without further ado, here are my most anticipated fall releases and why I’m extremely excited for them!!

Since I procrastinated so much on this post, some of these books are already out.


(In order of release date)

I mentioned most of these books in a previous post, but I decided to elaborate on my excitement for them in another post! 😍 (Can we all just take a moment to admire these beautiful covers?) that actually reminds me of this tweet, LOL

Anyway! Let my gushing and screaming begin.

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 1. Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Release date: September 11, 2018


Rumi Seto spends a lot of time worrying she doesn’t have the answers to everything. But there is one thing she is absolutely sure of—she wants to spend the rest of her life writing music with her younger sister, Lea.

Then Lea dies in a car accident, and her mother sends her away to live with her aunt in Hawaii while she deals with her own grief. Now thousands of miles from home, Rumi struggles to navigate the loss of her sister, being abandoned by her mother, and the absence of music in her life. With the help of a teenage surfer named Kai, who smiles too much and doesn’t take anything seriously, and an eighty-year-old named George Watanabe, who succumbed to his own grief years ago— Rumi attempts to find her way back to her music, to write the song she and Lea never had the chance to finish.


Ohh, I’m SO excited to read Summer Bird Blue!! I absolutely loved Akemi Dawn Bowman’s debut novel, Starfish (click to see my review and thoughts about it!!). Starfish meant so much to me in terms of the Asian and anxiety representation, and it’s a book that will always be close to my heart.

I honestly can’t wait to read Summer Bird Blue because I love Akemi Dawn Bowman’s writing, and I just know that this book will make me an emotional wreck, just like Starfish did. And I heard that this book has questioning/ace representation, which is amazing!! We really need more aro/ace representation in books.

Overall, this book is about grief, music, sisters, and self-discovery, and I’m here for it. 🌊 (And isn’t the cover absolutely gorgeous? 😍)

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 2. Wildcard by Marie Lu
Release date: September 18, 2018


Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo’s new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she’s always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo’s grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone’s put a bounty on Emika’s head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn’t all that he seems–and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?


I really enjoyed Warcross (the first book); I found it to be a very action-packed, captivating, and brilliant read! I love Emika Chen; she’s a queen. 👸🏻 There were two plot twists that I didn’t see coming at all, oh my gosh. (For those of you who have read this book, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.) I was completely SH00K, as the kids say these days. :’) Marie Lu is such a terrific writer!

The ending left me wanting so much more; I was on the edge of my seat. I HONESTLY NEEDED TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT. And now, I get to find out what happens next, with this beautiful sequel Wildcard. 😍  Except I don’t have a copy of it just yet, and I don’t know when I’ll be able get one. ☹️

But you bet that as soon as I get Wildcard, I’m going to drop whatever I’m doing at the moment and read this amazing book!! I. CANNOT. WAIT. I should probably lower my expectations tbh, because I’m probably going to end up disappointed, I just know it. :’) But too late! 😂

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3. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Release date: October 2, 2018

35430702Felicity Montague is through with pretending she prefers society parties to books about bone setting—or that she’s not smarter than most people she knows, or that she cares about anything more than her dream of becoming a doctor.

A year after an accidentally whirlwind tour of Europe, which she spent evading highwaymen and pirates with her brother Monty, Felicity has returned to England with two goals in mind—avoid the marriage proposal of Callum Doyle, a lovestruck suitor from Edinburgh; and enroll in medical school. However, her intellect and passion will never be enough in the eyes of the administrators, who see men as the sole guardians of science.

But then a small window of hope opens. Doctor Alexander Platt, an eccentric physician that Felicity idolizes, is looking for research assistants, and Felicity is sure that someone as forward thinking as her hero would be willing to take her on. However, Platt is in Germany, preparing to wed Felicity’s estranged childhood friend Johanna. Not only is Felicity reluctant to opening old wounds, she also has no money to make the trip.

Luckily, a mysterious young woman is willing to pay Felicity’s way, so long as she’s allowed to travel with Felicity disguised as her maid. In spite of her suspicions, Felicity agrees, but once the girl’s true motives are revealed, Felicity becomes part of a perilous quest that will lead her from the German countryside to the promenades of Zurich to secrets lurking beneath the Atlantic.

I absolutely adored The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue (the prequel); Monty and Percy honestly have my entire life. Their relationship is the cutest, and I love them so much. I love the friends-to-lovers trope, and Mackenzi Lee executed it so well in TGGTVAV. Monty’s pining for Percy was both painful and entertaining to read.

I never knew that I would have a historical fiction book as one of my favorite books, but here we are. I swear, Mackenzi Lee is a goddess at writing. I usually find historical fiction boring and sleep-inducing (since I don’t like history, whoops), but the way Mackenzi Lee weaved Monty’s story was so fascinating and kept me on my toes. I was never truly bored while reading TGGTVAV. Also, never let anyone tell you that historical fiction can’t be diverse, because Mackenzi Lee will prove you wrong.

I’m so excited to read about my strong and independent queen, Felicity Montague, in The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!! I loved her in TGGTVAV; she was so sassy, brave, and badass, in a world where men looked down on women and didn’t believe that women could be doctors (or any other job). I can’t wait for her to follow her dreams and aspirations in The Lady’s Guide!! She honestly deserves the world. (I’m also SUPER excited to see Monty and Percy again ahhh 💕)

I preordered this book a couple days ago, and I’m SO HAPPY that I’ll be able to read it in LESS THAN ONE WEEK!!

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4. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Release date: October 9, 2018

36260157Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited. But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough? What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play? But what if it is?

Becky Albertalli is the author of one of my favorite books, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and like many of you, I was elated when I found out that she was writing this book with Adam Silvera. (I actually haven’t read any books by Adam Silvera yet, oops, but let me know which one of his books I should read first! I’m leaning towards They Both Die at the End, even though it’ll probably break my heart. :’) )

I read an excerpt of What If It’s Us on Mashable, and I enjoyed it so much!! I loved reading both Arthur and Ben’s perspectives. I’ve heard so many great things about this book, but also some mixed reviews, especially about the ending. (I’m SO curious about it!!) Ahh I really hope this book won’t let me down!! I’m counting on you, Becky and Adam. 👀 I also preordered this book, and I can’t wait to read it in less than TWO WEEKS!!

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Me except with books 😂 (Also I recently started watching Kim’s Convenience and I LOVE IT SO MUCH.)

Wow, this post ended up MUCH longer than I anticipated, haha. I’m never going to say “this post is going to be shorter than usual” again, because I literally can’t control myself when it comes to screaming about books (especially books that I hope I’ll love 😍). Thank you so much if you read this entire post; you’re honestly amazing.

And I’m going to be gushy and cheesy for a moment (honestly, when am I not??). I just wanted to say, THANK YOU for all the support and love you guys have given me on this blog. I feel like I don’t say it enough, but I appreciate all of you SO much. Thank you for everything!! The book blogging community is truly the best. ❤️

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Are you excited for any of these books as well? Which ones have you already read? SCREAM ABOUT THESE BOOKS WITH ME. 💞

What are YOUR most anticipated releases? (Including 2019 ones!) I’d love to know.

Which Adam Silvera book should I read first?



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38 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Fall 2018 Releases // I scream about books, as usual

  1. I am so excited for The Lady’s Guide, I’ve heard some good things about it so far which is just raising my expectations higher and higher (and they were pretty high already to begin with). Also I managed to get my hands on an eARC of What If It’s Us so I want to start that ASAP because I love both Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, so you know a book by both of them is going to be incredible.
    Great post, and I hope you enjoy all these books Dezzy. 🙂 ❤

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    • I’m so happy you’re excited for The Lady’s Guide as well. Ahhh same, I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about The Lady’s Guide and it has been making me more and more excited to read it. And omg that’s amazing that you got an eARC, I’m so happy for you!! I really hope you enjoy What If It’s Us. 😍💖

      Thank you so much, Beth!! That means a lot 💞

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  2. Ooh Summer Bird Blue SOUNDS GOOD! I was just thinking about that recently too, how we could really use more aro/ace rep. I’m here for this book. *immediately adds to tbr*

    Ugh I haven’t read Warcross yet😭 I meant to before Wildcard came out but I didn’t and aghh I’ll tell you more about it in our GR message! But seriously I need to read it.


    And omg What If It’s Us is freaking adorable, but ooh you’re right the ending is going to cause… some anger and division. I personally didn’t mind the ending, but I can see why people might get upset😬 Eeeeee I can’t wait to discuss it all with you! Great post Dezzy💗

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    • YES that makes me so happy, Brianna! Have you read Starfish by this author too? (And yes, we definitely need more ace and aro rep!)

      Omg yes you definitely need to read Warcross, haha. I loved it so much! And hehe okay, I’ll be looking forward to your GR message ☺️


      Wow thanks Brianna, I’m even more curious about the ending now 😂😩 Haha I’m excited to discuss it with you too!! Thank you so much for this amazing comment ❤️

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      • Agh no I haven’t read Starfish either but I need to! Should I read that one first do you think?

        Ooh I’ll read Warcross as soon as I catch up on other books! Ahh so many books I need to read. But also YAAAY you should def be excited for Lady’s Guide!

        And lmao I’m sorry I made you even more curious about the ending of What If It’s Us😂 It’ll be out SO soon though!!

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        • You don’t have to read it before Summer Bird Blue, since they’re both standalone books, but I absolutely love Starfish and so I highly recommend you to read it ASAP 😂😊💗 I loved Starfish so much; the Asian and anxiety rep was amazing.

          Haha true, it’s out in less than two weeks!! I honestly cannot wait. 😍


  3. I’d definitely say They Both Die at the End! That’s my favorite by him!

    DASJKLFJSAKLDA AND OHMYGOSH YES I’M SO EXCITED FOR LADY’S GUIDE! Gentleman’s Guide to Vice & Virtue is my all-time favorite, and I can’t wait to see Felicity in action!

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  4. Ahhh, so many wonderful books here! I am also eagerly anticipating Summer Bird Blue – as you know, I recently read and LOVED Starfish so, very much, so I’m really excited to read more from the author. I am also a little nervous, because it seems like this book will break my heart, but…. I want to read it, too, haha 🙂
    And Wildcard! I also feel like I should lower my expectations for that one, but I can’t help it, I am REALLY excited about it haha 😀
    And I can’t wait for you to read What If It’s Us – I got lucky enough to read it already and it was such a sweet, marshmallowy read and I loved ittttttttttttttttttt. ❤ ❤

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    • YES and I’m still so happy that you ended up loving Starfish 💜 Ahh same, I’m really excited to read Summer Bird Blue even though it’ll break my heart, haha. It’ll be worth it though 😂💙

      Omg me too, I’ve been seeing some pretty bad reviews about Wildcard, which makes me sad. Haha same, I’m still really excited to read it though, and hopefully we’ll both end up enjoying it, at least ☺️

      Oh that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m SO excited to read What If It’s Us (in less than two weeks!!), and I’ll let you know my thoughts on it for sure 😊 Thank you so much for this lovely comment, Marie!! 💞

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  5. Aaahh these are ALL books I am so so excited for!! (I’ve already read Summer Bird Blue and it was absolutely gorgeous and heartbreaking and I think it was the second book this year to make me cry) Wildcard has been getting so many negative reviews lately and I’m so sad about it but… I’ll see what I think of it!!

    And yes, What if It’s Us!!! I know it’s going to be like one of the only book purchases I make this year and I am so so excited! (Omggg it’s out in like one week 😍)

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    • Yesss I’m so happy that you’re excited for these books as well!! 💞 Omg I’m even more excited to read Summer Bird Blue now; I’m so glad you enjoyed it and that it had such an impact on you 😭💙

      Ahhh ikr I’m so sad that Wildcard has been disappointing for so many people. Hopefully we’ll both end up enjoying it, at least 💕 AND YES OMG I’m so very excited for What If It’s Us!! I love Becky Albertalli (and Simon vs.) so much. Can’t believe it’s out so soon!! I still remember when they first announced it, way back in April or something (idek, I have such a bad memory), haha. I hope we’ll love it ❤️

      Thank you so much for leaving this lovely comment, May!! 💖

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  6. Okay, I really hope that you read Wildcard soon BECAUSE I NEED TO SCREAM WITH SOMEONE ABOUT IT!!! The plot twists were great and the CHARACTERS?? They were so realistic and amazing and I loved Wildcard with all my heart!! It was amazing!! *hugs book*
    As for my most anticipated release, the Wicked King is coming out in January and I don’t think I can wait that long. *le sigh*
    I haven’t read any Adam Silvera, but I heard he’s a great author! Some of his books are on my TBR, so I hope I can read them soon.
    I loved this post! I hope all of these books are five star reads!

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    • Ohh I’m so glad that you enjoyed Wildcard, Sapphire!! I’m so excited to read it, oh my gosh. 💗 Oohh The Wicked King is the sequel to The Cruel Prince, right? I still need to read that, haha. 🙈 Ikr, I feel you, I have so many 2019 releases that I want to read so badly.

      Ahh thank you so much!! I hope so too. 🙂 Thank you so much for this lovely comment! ❤

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  7. i literally refuse to accept than 2019 is in 3 months, this isnt okay

    ALL THESE BOOKS OMG im dying to get to summer blue bird as well. we readers just seem to like reading books that bring us pain. i hope youre able to get a copy of wildcard SOON, warcross gave us too many plot twists, its not okay what marie lu does to us with her books.

    honestly you could make you posts hours long and we’d still all be here for your cuteness and excellent taste in books. happy reading bby ❤

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    • Big mood. I honestly can’t wrap my head around the fact that IT’S ALREADY OCTOBER??? like how??? this is not okay

      Haha omg ikr, I just love to make myself suffer while reading :’) (see: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller) and ikr I love Marie Lu but ALL THE PLOT TWISTS. AHHH. (she’s amazing) & ahh thank you so much!! I hope that I can get a copy of Wildcard soon, too. Have you read it yet??

      Oh my goshhh tysm May, that honestly means the world 😭 ur amazing. thank you so much!! happy reading to you too 💗

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  8. I can’t wait to read Wildcard!!! I’ve heard some not-so-great things about it, but nonetheless, Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read What If It’s Us, and I seem to be in the minority–I didn’t love it. I thought it was just a bit above okay? But the romance was too heavy and the focus was really off for me. 😦

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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    • Ahhh me too! I’m still excited to read Wildcard even though I’ve heard it’s a disappointing sequel to Warcross. Aww I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy What If It’s Us as much as you wanted to. Thanks for letting me know your thoughts! And thank you so much for commenting, Aimee 💗


  9. I need need NEED to read Starfish. I haven’t yet, but I love how there is some Japanese representation here. I live in Japan and have studied Japanese for years, so I always get excited when I see anything having to do with Japanese culture. Plus, I mean, the cover for Starfish and Summer Blue Bird are both ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Anywhoooo, thanks for a lovely post 🙂 There really are just so many good books coming out this fall to be excited about!

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    • Omg yes, Starfish is such an incredible book! I loved the Japanese representation too. And that’s so cool that you live in Japan 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy Starfish and Summer Bird Blue! 💜💙 Ikr, the book covers are sooo beautiful 😍 Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a lovely comment! Happy reading ☺️💞

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  10. SUMMER BIRD BLUE ALREADY CAME OUT?! How did I not know this?! I think when I read Starfish last December, it seemed so far away, and now I’m so excited because wow!! *runs to library* I also cannot wait for What If It’s Us. 3 days, 3 days, 3 days! Great post, Dezzy. 🙂

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    • AHH YES IT DID!! I still haven’t gotten a copy of it though, but I’ll get it from the library soon, too! 😍 And omg yes, three days until What If It’s Us comes out!! I’m SO excited hehe. ☺️ Thank you so much for leaving this lovely comment, Olivia! 💞

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  11. sooo many books!! *internally screams* Can’t wait to read Summer Bird Blue – after I read Starfish, it seems to be my new life goal to read ever single book by Akemi Dawn Bowman XD I haven’t read The Gentlemen’s Guide yet *hides*, but I hope that I’ll get to it soon! You should definitely read They Both Die at The End – it’s definitely worth the hype. I’m reading it right now, and it’s really good so far 🙂 great post as always xx

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    • Omg yes, I LOVED Starfish and I’m so happy you did too!! Ikr, Akemi Dawn Bowman is an incredible writer. 😍 Haha omg you really need to read The Gentleman’s Guide; it’s such an amazing and hilarious book. I love Monty (the main character); he’s such an entertaining narrator. And oohh I’ll definitely prioritize They Both Die at the End then! 🙂

      Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely comment! 💖


  12. Omg yes what happened at the end of Warcross had me shook! One of my favorite books of 2018! And I absolutely recommend They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera!!! It’s my favorite book of this year and probably of all time! Please read it!

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