October is in the air: the leaves are almost all turning orange, the weather is getting colder and what better time to cosy up at home with a new book? Hope you are ready for some great reads with this October Hot Off The Press!
Let’s get started on the October Hot Off The Press:
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE by V.E. Schwab October 6th, Tor Books
A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.
France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.
Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue. And a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world.
But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name.
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SWAMP THINGS by Maggie Stiefvater
October 13th, DC Comics
Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but they are inseparable. For their last summer before college, the two leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined.
While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer school laboratory, because he brought something from home on their trip—it’s an experiment that will soon consume him. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.
GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS:100 IMMIGRANT WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD by Elena Favilli
October 13th, Rebel Girls
The latest instalment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series. Featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape our world.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World is the third book in the series for children. Packed with 100 all-new bedtime stories about the lives of incredible female figures from the past and the present. This volume recognizes women who left their birth countries for a multitude of reasons: some for new opportunities, some out of necessity. Readers will whip up a plate with Asma Khan. Strategize global affairs alongside Madeleine Albright, venture into business with Rihanna, and many more. All of these unique, yet relatable stories are accompanied by gorgeous, full-page, full-colour portraits. Illustrated by female artists from all over the globe.
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THE PUPPETMASTER’S APPRENTICE by Lisa DeSelm
October 13th, Page Street Kids
Impressed by the work of the puppetmaster and his apprentice, Tavia’s ruler, The Margrave, has ordered dozens of life-size marionette soldiers to be sent to Wolfspire Hall. When the orders for more soldiers come in with increasingly urgent deadlines, the puppetmaster’s health suffers. And Pirouette, his daughter and protégé, is left to build in his stead. But there is something far more twisted brewing at Wolfspire—the Margrave’s son wants Pirouette to create an assassin. And he wants her to give it life.
With Tavia teetering on the brink of war and her father dying, Pirouette has no choice but to accept. Racing against the rise of the next blue moon. The magic that will bring her creations to life—she can’t help but wonder, is she making a masterpiece…or a monster?
KINGDOM OF THE WICKED by Kerri Maniscalco October 27th, JIMMY Patterson
One brutal murder.
A quest for vengeance that will unleash Hell itself…
And an intoxicating romance.
Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer. And to seek vengeance at any cost even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.
Then Emilia meets Wrath. One of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side. Tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems…
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2TROY by Stephen Fry
October 29th, Michael Joseph
The story of Troy speaks to all of us. The kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty, sees the Greeks launch a thousand ships against the city of Troy, to which they will lay siege for ten whole years. It is a terrible war. With casualties on all sides as well as strained relations between allies, whose consequences become tragedies.
In Troy you will find heroism and hatred, love and loss, revenge and regret, desire and despair. It is these human passions, written bloodily in the sands of a distant shore, that still speak to us today.
ONE AUGUST NIGHT by Victoria Hislop
October 29th, Headline
25th August 1957 is the night of a great celebration held in Plaka to mark the closure of the leper colony which sits across the bay: Spinalonga. A cure has been found, and the residents of the island are finally free to return to their families and lives.
But a tragic and violent event turns the night upside down; as some are given their liberty, others are condemned to lose theirs. Those who remain must face unthinkable loss, and rebuild the lives they thought they knew.
Did you enjoy the October Hot Off The Press? Are you looking forward to any of these titles or have any to suggest? Let us know in the comments!