Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of September 2020

Top 10 Exciting SFF of September 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

I can’t believe how fast this year is zooming by because I think mentally I’m still in March. However, September 2020 has come knocking, bringing with it some of the most exciting titles! I always look forward to September because it has some of the biggest new releases of the year. My most anticipated sequel is on this month’s list and I have also sprinkled in a few adult titles. Let me reveal my top 10 new SFF releases of September 2020!

SFF of September 1st, 2020

SFF September 2020 - New releases of September 1st

Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 3rd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: I’ve only read one of Zoraida’s works so far, Incendiary, which came out in April this year. As this trilogy comes to an end, I’m planning to binge them as I’ve heard good things. If you’re looking for something witchy and diverse, this series is for you!

Community review: Ruthsic @ YA On My Mind (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

Queen of Volts by Amanda Foody

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 3rd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: Let’s be honest, the gorgeous covers are what initially attracted my attention towards this series. Several of my trusted friends like Kal @ Reader Voracious and Fadwa @ Word Wonders love this series, which is why it made my list this month. The setting is a fantasy version of Atlantic City and it promises some shadowy politics, magical tournaments and morally grey characters, which sounds like my jam.

Community review: Lili @ Utopia State of Mind (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Genre: Fantasy

Series: None

Why I’m excited for it: I don’t think there’s been a day in recent memory when I’ve logged into Twitter and this book wasn’t being talked about. This is an #OwnVoices debut book featuring a Latinx brujo who accidentally summons the school’s bad boy. The premise was enough to convince me but many have told me that the characters are easy to love as well.

Community review: Kate @ Your Tita Kate (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of September 8th, 2020

SFF September 2020 - New releases of September 8th

Iron Heart by Nina Varela

Genre: Fantasy and science fiction

Series: 2nd book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I was lucky to be on the blog tour for Crier’s War back when I was blogging on Unputdownable Books and I really enjoyed it! It features an F/F romance between the daughter of the most powerful figure in the world’s society and the girl who wants revenge for her dead family and friends. It involves the concept of Automae, an android species who managed to kill their makers and establish rule over human society.

Community review: Skye @ The Quiet Pond (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

The Bone Shard Daughter by Andrea Stewart

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: I was lucky enough to receive an early copy of this new debut adult fantasy by an Asian author. Again, I was drawn in by the cover and the buzz around it. The magic system sounds very unique (and slightly disturbing), revolving around magic obtained from shards of human bone.

Community review: May @ Forever and Everly (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of September 15th, 2020

SFF September 2020 - New releases of September 15th

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I love the flood of Black girl magic stories this year and I’m very hyped for this after A Song of Wraiths and Ruin and Raybearer stole my heart. It’s been marketed as City of Bones infused with Southern Black culture and I’m so ready to dive into a diverse YA urban fantasy. It also puts a spin on the classic King Arthur legend and sounds like a grand adventure!

Community review: Michelle @ Magical Reads (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

The Trouble with Peace by Joe Abercrombie

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: Joe Abercrombie is a celebrated author in the grimdark genre and I’m slowly making my way through his original trilogy. This is the second book in a follow-up trilogy that I really need to catch up on soon. Fans of his previous work are sure to enjoy this one!

Community review: Petrik @ Novel Notions (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of September 22nd, 2020

SFF September 2020 - New releases of September 22nd

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: I’ve been waiting for this book come out since The Gilded Wolves blew my mind last January! Again, I was blessed with an ARC for this because I’m part of the street team for this series. I don’t have much to say about this except that this series owns my entire heart and that I highly encourage you to pick it up so we can squeal over it together (also, Leigh Bardugo didn’t invent heist stories with the found family trope, FYI).

Community review: Review @ Novels and Nebulas (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Author’s Website | Book Depository

The Ikessar Falcon by K. S. Villoso

Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd book in a trilogy

Why I’m excited for it: Two books from an adult fantasy series coming out in the same year? It’s a sign from the universe that you need to pick up The Wolf of Oren-Yaro and this book immediately! I’m fortunately on the blog tour for this after being picked for the first book as well back in February and I can’t wait to dive into my ARC!

Community review: Juri @ Tomes and Thoughts (5 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

SFF of September 29th, 2020

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

Genre: Science fiction

Series: 1st book in a duology

Why I’m excited for it: I knew I promised to pick up a Marie Lu book back in March when The Kingdom of Back came out but I’m ashamed to report I haven’t yet. This book was one of the ALCs on offer by Libro FM and I snatched it up in a jiffy because I’m determined to get to at least one book of hers this month. This sounds like an intense novel with war, spies and incredible world-building.

Community review: Toya @ The Reading Chemist (4 stars)

Links: Goodreads | Publisher’s Website | Book Depository

Further Reading

Octavia @ Mermaid ReadsMost Anticipated Releases of September 2020

Tor.comAll the New Young Adult SFF Books Arriving in September!

PolygonThe major sci-fi and fantasy books arriving this fall

Which new SFF releases of September 2020 are you looking forward to? Are there any sequels coming out this month that you can’t wait to read? Do you have a list of new releases for September? Let me know in the comments section down below. Hope you are having a magical week, readers from Earth!

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29 thoughts on “Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of September 2020”

  1. Sooo many amazing books I haven’t read yet. I love fantasy I need to catch up on so many new releases and backlists!! Great post I really enjoyed reading this, and have definitely moved some books up on my tbr list!

    1. I think I’ll wait for some reviews to pour in before I pick up A Deadly Education – I’m a little bit hesitant on that. 😅 I’m sure I will love that series, just a matter of getting to it. I’ve heard good things but Amanda Foody’s earlier book too and from what I’ve seen, they all seem to be right up my alley. 😊

  2. So many stunning September releases! Cemetery Boys and The Bone Shard Daughter are on my radar. I also have half a dozen SFF middle grade releases that I want to check out eventually. Master of Poisons is another adult fantasy that came out yesterday (Sept 8) which you might be interested in?? I haven’t read it yet but it looks like a high fantasy epic set in an African-inspired world.

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