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Upcoming Macmillan titles I’m intrigued by

Once a month, I talk about some upcoming titles from a specific publisher’s catalog. This month it’s Macmillan’s Fall 2018 catalog.


Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Short Fiction ed. by Irene Gallo: I mean, I generally really like’s short fiction, and it’s smart to collect the first ten years or so, when it wasn’t quite as widely distributed. I’m exciting about revisiting old favorites and hopefully finding some new ones as well. September 4

The Eye of the Heron by Ursula K LeGuin: I am definitely lacking in a lot of UKL’s backlist and this is a perfect opportunity to read one I’ve missed! September 11

Vengeful by V. E. Schwab: I have the first book checked out right now, and while I am not always 100% on Schwab’s books, I do really want to read this take on the superhero genre. September 25

Zero Sum Game by S. L. Huang: So, this has actually been on my TBR for a bit. I think it was originally self-published, or published by a small press. Either way, I’m glad it’s now in a more accessible form! October 2

Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells: MURDERBOT. The summary is stressful! MURDERBOT!! October 2

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter: This biography was written by Eunice Hunton Carter’s grandson, and I mean! What a story. Also, I love a good biography and it’s been a bit since I’ve read one. October 9

The Phoenix Empress by K. Arsenault Rivera: I liked the first book in this new historical fantasy series and I’m curious to see where the story goes in this one! October 9

The Consuming Fire by John Scalzi: Truthfully, I’m kind of so-so on Scalzi at this point, but space opera is just catnip to me and I know he generally writes fast, fun stories. While this isn’t, like, the highlight of my reading year, I will probably read and enjoy it. October 16

City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender: Sometimes, honestly, it’s just that the premise sounds cool, and that’s the case here. November 20

Middle grade
The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis: I loved this first book a LOT so heck yeah, I’m excited for this one!! November 6

Young Adult
A Blade So Black by LL McKinney: I’ve heard some good buzz about this one on Twitter, so I will give it a try even though Alice in Wonderland is generally not my favorite. September 25

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: I like her books a lot and this one retells a favorite fairy tale! Sold. October 9

Home and Away by Candice Montgomery: Sometimes I’m just in the mood for a character-driven contemporary YA, and this sounds like the perfect book for that itch. October 16