“See you in September…” Summer is over, school is back in session, and we’ve got your fall book list. And it’s so MASSIVE it’s a duology. We’re splitting the month in half so you go into TBR overload. So let’s get started. Here are our One To Watch Books for September Pt.1.

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So. Many. Books!!!


September 1st: The Graces by Laure Eve

The Graces are well liked and admired by everyone. It’s as if they’ve cast a spell over their town. Literally. But when a new student arrives, the delicate balance of power begins to shift and things get interesting.

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September 6th: Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Empire of Storms

The fifth installment of Sarah J. Maas’s epic finds Aelin stilling fighting her way to the throne. But will her allies become enemies as the tide of magic turns?

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September 6th: Ninth City Burning by J. Patrick Black

Ninth City Burning

An alien force attacked Earth with a weapon foreign to us; a power known as thelemity. But then we learned how to wield the power too. After centuries of a stalemate war, the tides are turning. Will humans be on the winning or losing side?

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Bonus: Check out the book trailer.

September 6th: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Labyrinth Lost

Alex is the most powerful witch in generations, which would be great, if she didn’t hate magic. When a spells goes wrong and her family disappears, Alex must traverse Los Lagos, a land “as dark as limbo and as strange as Wonderland” with a witch named Nova she doesn’t trust.

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September 6th: As I Descended by Robin Talley

As I Descended

Maria and her girlfriend Lily are the most popular girls in school. Almost. One student, Delilah, edges them out as queen bee. But ranking #1 is the only way Maria and Lily can secure a coveted college scholarship for Maria so she and Lily can stay together for 4 more years. Maria and Lily are willing to do whatever it takes to unseat Delilah even if it means calling on a dark power to get what they want. Described as Macbeth set in a boarding school, As I Descended explores the lengths people will go to get what they want.

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September 13th: The Reader by Traci Chee

The Reader by Traci Chee

In a society where reading is unheard of, Sefia must learn the secrets contained in the mysterious rectangular objects known as a ‘book’ if she’s to solve the mystery of her father’s murder and her aunt’s disappearance.

For a full First Reads Friday review of The Reader, click here.

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September 13th: The Bombs That Brought Us Together by Brian Conaghan

Little Town and it’s neighbor Old Country could be anywhere in the world where two neighboring nations are constantly at war. Charlie who lives in Little Town, and Pave who lives in Old Country, are friends, despite their different allegiances. But then the bombs come and changes their relationship forever.

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September 13: Into White by Randi Pink

Into White

Latoya Williams is black, but most of her classmates at her Bible Belt school are white. Freaky Friday style, Latoya wishes to change her race and wakes up white. See what happens as Latoya sees the world from an entirely different POV.

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September 15th: Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West

Kingdom of Ash and Briar

An orphan girl discovers that she is one of a rare breed of shape-shifters and must decide if she will use her gift to help mankind who has hunted her species, or follow her powers to their source, even if it leads down a dark path. This debut novel from Hannah West is a nod to classic fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan.  A perfect read for fantasy fans.

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So that should be enough to keep you busy for the first half of September. I’ll be back with #OTWB Pt. 2 on September 15th . Until then…

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