Most Anticipated Reads of October 2020

Morning, readers!

October is one of my favourite months of the year. It doesn’t matter if it’s because of all the scary movies or the books. I just love October. I am living in this moment, and I cannot wait to get to these books.

Of course, this list isn’t complete, so you may not find your most anticipated book of October. But here are my top picks of the month!

I hope you enjoy the read.


October 13

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

Young Adult, Fantasy, High Fantasy

In this epic finale to the Empirium Trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claire Legrand, two queens, separated by a thousand years must face their ultimate destinies.

Queen Rielle, pushed away from everything she loves, turns to Corien and his promises of glory. Meanwhile, whispers from the empirium slowly drive her mad, urging her to open the Gate. Separated from Audric and Ludivine, she embraces the role of Blood Queen and her place by Corien’s side, determined to become the monster the world believes her to be.

In the future, Eliana arrives in the Empire’s capital as a broken shell of herself. Betrayed and abandoned, she fights to keep her power at bay—and away from Corien, who will stop at nothing to travel back in time to Rielle, even if that means destroying her daughter.

But when the mysterious Prophet reveals themselves at last, everything changes, giving Rielle and Eliana a second chance for salvation—or the destruction their world has been dreading.

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Yes, I’m sorry I haven’t read the second book yet. But I want nothing more than to read book two. My blogger squad got me into this series. And while I’m so behind on it, I’m eager to get read this book.


October 17

Anarchy at Prescott High by C. M. Stunich

New Adult, Contemporary, Reverse Harem, Dark Romance

There’s one mistake you don’t make at Prescott High, not unless you want me to ruin you.
Do not touch my beautifully broken Havoc Boys.
Harbin, Fadler, Channing-Blackbird, Montauk, and Park.

Death stalks the halls of Prescott High.
Once upon a time, my best friend betrayed me. For over a year, I let that two-faced bitch go.
But not anymore.

This time, she’s stirred up the devil in me.
We’re finishing up my list; we’re setting my sights higher; we’re taking control of this city.
The VGTF, the detective, the pretty young cop.

It doesn’t matter.
Because we are Havoc, and I no longer have limits.
My boys have corrupted me, and we’re more than happy to bathe in the blood of our enemies.

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Ahh, this series is intense. I love Stunich and her books. She knows how to write the perfect twist. And I’m scared to read Anarchy. Havoc Boys is one of my favourite series from this author. Bernie and her boys are insane, and I wish I’d get more books of them.

Victory at Prescott High, the finale of the series, is coming out on October 27th!


October 23

Say Your Prayers by Crystal Ash and Kathryn Moon

Adult, Reverse Harem, Romance, Fantasy

Hell has taken over. And Earth’s last sanctuary doesn’t stand a chance.

A young woman with horns was the last person Father Stavros expected to see approaching his gate, begging for sanctuary. As a man of God, he learned to never turn away someone in need, especially after Hell’s Rising. But the sinful cravings that follow him and his fellow priests are a whole new obstacle. The horned woman is a succubus–aligned with the very evil they are the last stronghold against.

Which begs the question, why would a succubus seek refuge in a church?

Spat up from Hell, Deyva’s arrival has made the three priests of Bethel question everything from their faith, their integrity, and the very enemy they face. She may not actually be a monster, but a person truly in need of protection, in need of love, and that rattles the Fathers to their very foundations.

When Hell’s Kingdom sends the least likely adversary to Bethel’s gate to retrieve the wayward succubus, the priests are faced with a choice. Throw Deyva back to the pit that spat her out, and take a final stance against Hell with everything they’ve got. Or protect her, give in to their feelings, and risk losing the last grip on their faith.

Say your prayers. You’ll need them.

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I love Crystal. She writes these beautifully crafted books. So I’m excited to get to read this new book from her and Kathryn. I love me some paranormal novels.


October 27

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

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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I’m admit that I haven’t read anything by Kerri. But I’ve read a lot about her writing, and the blurb is intriguing!


October 30

KATE by Tate James

New Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance, Reverse Harem

“I never miss.”

Riot Night changed my life.

Coming back to Shadow Grove turned it on its head.

I’ve been hunted, stabbed, stalked, tormented, and used. Hate fueled me, lies tore me apart, and in the end everything I thought I knew turned out to be fake.

Except… Riot Night also brought Archer, Kody, and Steele back into my life. No matter how much I’ve fought it, hated it, been lied to or discovered the deceptions—I want them in my life.

No one owns me.

No one is taking them away.

This is my life, dammit, and these guys are mine to keep.

If a war is what it takes, then a war is what they’ll get.

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Ugh, this series is brutal. It honestly is. You’ll get whiplash and won’t get a break from all the plot twist. Tate is one of the queens of cliffhangers! I just hope Madison Kate and her men get a good ending.

What are you looking forward to this month?

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