Top Ten Books on My Fall 2020 TBR

Sep 22, 2020

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Top Ten Books on My Fall 2020 TBR

I'm such a mood reader that I don't really have much of a Fall TBR aside from a compilation of books to read for Latinx Heritage Month and a few spooky Halloween reads. So, for this post I will list the books that releases this Fall that I am looking forward to reading as soon as they come out (or as soon as they're available on cloudLibrary or Kobo Audio). Enjoy! ðŸ˜Š

god storm coco ma
God Storm by Cocoa Ma

Everything has a price. 

In the kingdom of Axaria, a darkness has fallen. After defeating the evil mother who summoned an immortal demon to kill her, newly coronated Queen Asterin Faelenhart should have every reason to celebrate. Her kingdom is safe, forbidden magic eradicated, and her friends are alive. Except Asterin’s triumph has come at a devastating cost - forced to choose between a lifelong friend and true love, she’s lost both. But the shadows in Axaria have begun to stir once again, and no one is more starved for vengeance than Asterin....

But in a world of magic, not everyone is always as they seem. When shocking discoveries threaten everything and everyone Asterin has sworn her life to protect, she won’t be the only person forced to make a choice...a choice that will change the mortal world forever. 

And maybe even destroy it.

I absolutely enjoyed the first book Shadow Frost and am so excited to see what happens in this sequel!

the ever cruel kingdom rin chupeco
The Ever Cruel Kingdom by Rin Chupeco ðŸŒˆ

After a treacherous journey and a life-shattering meeting with a twin neither knew they had, Haidee and Odessa expected to emerge from the Great Abyss to a world set right. But though the planet is turning once again, the creatures of the abyss will not rest until they have tasted another goddess’s sacrifice. 

To break the cycle, Haidee and Odessa need answers that lie beyond the seven gates of the underworld, within the Cruel Kingdom itself. The shadows of the underworld may hunger to tear them apart, but these two sisters are determined to heal their world—together.

Another sequel I'm looking forward to this Fall is The Ever Cruel Kingdom, and I can just feel that Rin is going to hurt our faves and our feels in this one. I can't wait. (Also appreciate kingdom being in the title. No, I am not at all biased 😉)

the ikessar falcon by k. s. villoso
The Ikassar Falcon by K.S. Villoso

"The stunning sequel to The Wolf of Oren-yaro where the queen of a divided land struggles to unite her people. Even if they despise her. K. S. Villoso is a "powerful new voice in fantasy." --Kameron Hurley

The spiral to madness begins with a single push.
Abandoned by her people, Queen Talyien's quest takes a turn for the worst as she stumbles upon a plot deeper and more sinister than she could have ever imagined, one that will displace her king and see her son dead. The road home beckons, strewn with a tangled web of deceit and impossible horrors that unearth the nation's true troubles - creatures from the dark, mad dragons, and men with hearts hungry for power.
To save her land, Talyien must confront the myth others have built around her: Warlord Yeshin's daughter, symbol of peace, warrior and queen, and everything she could never be.
The price of failure is steep. Her friends are few. And a nation carved by a murderer can only be destined for war.

Last of the sequels on this list, I promise lol. I've heard from trusted blogger friends that The Ikessar Falcon will absolutely ruin us, and I'm equally afraid and excited to see where Kay takes these characters we've grown to love to hate and hate to love.

lies like poison chelsea pitcher
Lies Like Poison
by Chelsea Pitcher ðŸŒˆ

Poppy, Lily, and Belladonna would do anything to protect their best friend, Raven. So when they discovered he was suffering abuse at the hands of his stepmother, they came up with a lethal plan: petals of poppy, belladonna, and lily in her evening tea so she’d never be able to hurt Raven again. But someone got cold feet, the plot faded to a secret of the past, and the group fell apart.

Now, everyone has something to lose and something equally dangerous to hide. And when the tangled web of secrets and betrayal is finally unwound, what lies at its heart will change the group forever.

master of one jaida jones dani bennett
Master of One by Jaida Jones, Dani Bennett ðŸŒˆ

Sinister sorcery. Gallows humor. A queer romance so glorious it could be right out of fae legend itself. Master of One is a fantasy unlike any other. 

Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer. 

With the heist and intrigue of Six of Crows and the dark fairy tale feel of The Cruel Prince, this young adult fantasy debut will have readers rooting for a pair of reluctant heroes as they take on a world-ending fae prophecy, a malicious royal plot, and, most dangerously of all, their feelings for each other.

Yes, Master of One is on yet another TTT post of mine and I have no shame about it. I'm so flippin excited for this one!

sweet on you carla de guzman

All’s fair in love and prank wars 

For barista and café owner Sari Tomas, Christmas means parols, family and no-holds-barred karaoke contests. This year, though, a new neighbor is throwing a wrench in all her best-laid plans. The baker next door—“some fancy boy from Manila”—might have cute buns, but when he tries to poach her customers with cheap coffee and cheaper tactics, the competition is officially on. 

And Baker Boy better be ready, because Sari never loses. 

It’s winner takes all this Christmas. And more than one competitor might just lose their heart for the holidays.

I received an advanced review copy (thanks, Carina Press!) of this Filipino romance from one of my favorite authors, Carla de Guzman, and I am so excited to dive into this holiday romance.

a curse of roses diana pinguicha

With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. 

There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic—her curse—has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only reminds her that the people of Portugal have been enduring the same pain. 

If only it were possible to reverse her magic. Then she could turn flowers…into food. 

Based on Portuguese legend, this #OwnVoices historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making the impossible choice between love and duty…

ana on the edge a.j. sass

Twelve-year-old Ana-Marie Jin, the reigning US Juvenile figure skating champion, is not a frilly dress kind of kid. So, when Ana learns that next season's program will be princess themed, doubt forms fast. Still, Ana tries to focus on training and putting together a stellar routine worthy of national success. 

Once Ana meets Hayden, a transgender boy new to the rink, thoughts about the princess program and gender identity begin to take center stage. And when Hayden mistakes Ana for a boy, Ana doesn't correct him and finds comfort in this boyish identity when he's around. As their friendship develops, Ana realizes that it's tricky juggling two different identities on one slippery sheet of ice. And with a major competition approaching, Ana must decide whether telling everyone the truth is worth risking years of hard work and sacrifice.

beyond the ruby veil mara fitzgerald

A dark, queer YA fantasy that's perfect for fans of the Three Dark Crowns series and Wicked Saints. After Emanuela Ragno kills the one person in Occhia who can create water, she must find a way to save her city from dying of thirst. 

Emanuela Ragno always gets what she wants. With her daring mind and socialite schemes, she refuses to be the demure young lady everyone wants her to be. In her most ambitious move yet, she's about to marry Alessandro Morandi, her childhood best friend and the heir to the wealthiest house in Occhia. Emanuela doesn't care that she and her groom are both gay, because she doesn't want a love match. She wants power, and through Ale, she'll have it all.

the thirty names of night

The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The New York Times Book Review) debut The Map of Salt and Stars returns with this remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked by a mysterious species of bird and the truths they carry close to their hearts. 

Five years after a suspicious fire killed his ornithologist mother, a closeted Syrian American trans boy sheds his birth name and searches for a new one. He has been unable to paint since his mother’s ghost has begun to visit him each evening. As his grandmother’s sole caretaker, he spends his days cooped up in their apartment, avoiding his neighborhood masjid, his estranged sister, and even his best friend (who also happens to be his longtime crush). The only time he feels truly free is when he slips out at night to paint murals on buildings in the once-thriving Manhattan neighborhood known as Little Syria.

and one more, as a treat...

These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong

Perfect for fans of The Last Magician and Descendant of the Crane, this heart-stopping debut is an imaginative Romeo and Juliet retelling set in 1920s Shanghai, with rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River. 

The year is 1926, and Shanghai hums to the tune of debauchery. 

A blood feud between two gangs runs the streets red, leaving the city helpless in the grip of chaos. At the heart of it all is eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, a former flapper who has returned to assume her role as the proud heir of the Scarlet Gang—a network of criminals far above the law. Their only rivals in power are the White Flowers, who have fought the Scarlets for generations. And behind every move is their heir, Roma Montagov, Juliette’s first love…and first betrayal. 

But when gangsters on both sides show signs of instability culminating in clawing their own throats out, the people start to whisper. Of a contagion, a madness. Of a monster in the shadows. As the deaths stack up, Juliette and Roma must set their guns—and grudges—aside and work together, for if they can’t stop this mayhem, then there will be no city left for either to rule.

As a member of the #ScarletGang, it is my duty to tell you that you must add These Violent Delights to your TBR. And await to meet Juliette and Roma, and pick which you gang you fight for come November 17: the Scarlet Gang or the White Flowers. Choose wisely.

In true EK fashion, I didn't stick to 10 books on
yet another TTT post. What are on your Fall
(or Spring if you're in the Southern Hemisphere)


  1. The Thirty Names of Night looks especially good.

    1. It does! So happy that it'll finally release soon, after being pushed back.

  2. I love the cover for God Storm.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. It's absolutely stunning! The artist did such an amazing job with the quality, the colors and details. The covers for the first book and this one is just A++

  3. Looks like you have some fun reading ahead of you. Enjoy!

    Happy TTT!

    1. Hopefully I get to them. And thanks! 😊

      Happy reading!

  4. These Violent Delights was on my list this week too, it seems to be a popular Autumn TBR choice!
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    1. Honestly, These Violent Delights should be on almost every TBR. It just sounds so good!

  5. Lies Like Poison sounds intriguing! And, yeah, I'm a mood reader, too.

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    1. Mood reading life lol, and agreed, Lies Like Poison does sound intriguing.

  6. Sweet on You sound cute! I hope you love it!

    1. Thank you! Carla writes really great romances so I'm looking forward to Sweet on You. 😊


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