Can you believe the end of the year is almost upon us? Uni is finishing up for most of us and those pesky exams will be over before you know it. Then it will be time to kick back, relax and enjoy summer; I present to you a list of books to help you along with this. Hopefully, this article reignites someone’s love for reading or potentially helps someone discover a new interest.  

 

For those wanting a quick read novel…

Yours for the Taking by Gabrielle Korn 

Yours for the Taking by Gabrielle Korn is a sapphic dystopian story set in a world where climate change is killing everything. But some mysterious organisation is offering sanctuary and it’s taking applications… The expected release date is December 5th, order through Booktopia. 

 

 

 

Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood 

Check & Mate is Ali Hazelwood’s first Young Adult book. From the author who brought us powerful women in STEM and steamy romance, this story enters the world of chess as a sweet contemporary romance appropriate for the younger audience. Set to be released November 07th. 

 

 

 

Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura 

Raiders of the Lost Heart by Jo Segura is an Aztec archaeological romance set in Mexico. Perfect for those looking for something steamy. Available for purchase through Hachette Australia, Collins Booksellers and Booktopia December 5th. 

There is a lot of romance here, I know. It seems summer is the time to be releasing all those romance novels! However, if romance isn’t really for you, you should check these out: 

Refractions by M.V. Melcer 

Refractions by M.V. Melcer is a sci-fi adventure, set in space and on a mission to save Earth from a deadly secret. This book is Goodreads most anticipated November release – download it as an eBook on Booktopia or listen as an audiobook on November 16th. 

 

 

 

What the River Knows by Isabel Ibanez 

What the River Knows by Isabel Ibanez is a historical fiction based around an upper-class young woman living in 19th-century Buenos Aires. This book is dripping in fantasy, folklore and magic. Released October 31st 

If you’re already an avid reader, here is a list of anticipated releases from established book series happening over the summer break. Not surprising to those who know me, most of them belong to the fantasy genre: 

 

 

Iron Flame by Rebecca Yarros 

Iron Flame is Rebecca Yarros second book in her new series, The Empyrean; set to be a five-book series. the first book, Fourth Wing, was published earlier this year in May and took the world by storm. You bet when it’s published on November 7th, I’ll be heading to my local Kmart.  

Gold by Raven Kennedy 

Gold by Raven Kennedy is the fifth and final instalment in heart-stopping The Plated Prisoner series. The series started with Gild, Glint, Gleam and Glow – for those who like the enticing mystery of dark fantasy. Gold is set to release on December 7th 

 

 

 

Heartstopper Volume 5 by Alice Oseman 

Heartstopper Volume 5 by Alice Oseman sees Nick and Charlie’s love story continue in the latest graphic novel. All volumes can be found at your local Kmart and Big W, or you can head over to Harry Hartog.  

Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross 

Ruthless Vows by Rebecca Ross is the second and final instalment of the Letters of Enchantment series that started with Divine Rivals. The final book in the duology is expected to be released on Boxing Day.  

 

 

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas 

House of Flame and Shadow is the third book in the Crescent City series by Sarah J Maas. No one knows if this is the last book in the series or not, but the Maas Universe fans are excited for the epic crossover event occurring in the latest book set to be released on January 30th 2024. 

Sarah Grace

Sarah Grace

Currently writing my first book based on prevalent issues for young adults in today’s society. When I am not studying for a Bachelor’s, I’m dabbling in some poetry or reading a fantasy book.

Sarah Grace

Currently writing my first book based on prevalent issues for young adults in today’s society. When I am not studying for a Bachelor’s, I’m dabbling in some poetry or reading a fantasy book.