Most Anticipated Books January-June 2018

This year I decided to do my most Anticipated Book in 2018 in two part. This one will include January-June and the second part will be posted mid-June for the July-December release.

Anyways, here are the books I’m anticipating for this year. Mind you some of these books are sequels to some series that I haven’t even started yet, but nevertheless I’m still really excited for them.

JANUARY

January 9:

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

This is the second book from the Arc of the Scythe series. I’m actually not sure how many books are going to be in this series, but even then, I’m really excited for this book. I read the first book last year and was really in love with the whole premise. I’ve read Shusterman’s other works before and its really been a hit and miss for me, but one of my all time favorite books is by him and it’s Unwind.

Anyways, in the first book we are introduced to a world that has no death, hunger or war. Scythes are chosen to deal death upon people in order to stabilize the status quo. We follow the story of Citra and Rowan, two teens chosen to apprentice to a scythe. They must learn the rules of killing to be able to become permanent Scythes.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Truth be told, I’m really not sure what this book is about. I know that the two authors are awesome writers since their Starbound Trilogy is one of my favorites in 2016. When I found out that they are making a new series I’m all for it. All I know about the book is about an ancient alien race and decoding some ancient secrets. Like that one sentnce is totally making me want to pick this book up ASAP.

January 30:

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

This book’s cover looks amazing! I’m not really sure what this book is about, but I believe book is about a girl that looks for her mother at her grandmother’s property/town that is the called Hazel Wood. It’s a fantasy novel and I’m really intrigued by it. I think this book is a debut novel and its getting a lot of buzz on Booktube.

Purple Hearts by Michael Grant

This is the last book in the Front Lines Trilogy. I read the first book in 2016 and really enjoyed it. Although my rating wasn’t that high considering I had a few problems with it, it still made my favorites of 2016. I love the unique alternate history of girls being enlisted to fight during World War 1. This different perspective what something different and it was a great read. I wasn’t able to pick up the second book in 2017, but since the trilogy is now done, I’m even more excited to pick it up.

Wires and Nerve: Gone Rogue by Marissa Meyer

This is actually the only graphic novel in my whole list. I don’t usually pick up graphic novels when it’s first released but I was itching to read these. This is the second volume in Meyer’s spin-off series of the Lunar Chronicles. It follows Iko and her adventures in hunting down the remaining rogue Lunar soldiers that are still on Earth. I’m not a fan of the art, but I still love the story and seeing all the other beloved characters from the Lunar Chronicles.

FEBRUARY

February 6: Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes

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I’m really not sure why I’m excited for this book, the 6th book in a series I’ve never read. I haven’t even read the first book in the series, in fact, I’m not really sure what this book is about. I have the first book, but besides that there’s really no reason for my anticipation. All I know is that we’re one step closer to ending this series. I know for sure I will be reading the first book this year. So I’ll find out by this year if I will actually read the whole series.

February 27: Heart of Iron by Ashley Paston

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I’ve been neglecting my fantasy and science fiction books lately and I want to remedy that this year. So I have a feeling this year will be the year for sci-fi/fantasy read, as you can tell from this list. I don’t really know much about this book, but I know that it’s the first book in a new series and it’s the same author as Geekerella. Technically I haven’t read that book, but I’ve hear amazing things about it and the writing. So when I saw this, I had to check it out and the premise was really grabbing.

I believe this book is about a girl who looks all over the galaxy to find away to fix her droid who is made from illegal metals. She is able to find co-ordinates to a ship that will allow her to fix her droid, but someone else beats her to it. Oh, before I forget, I heard that this is a re-telling of Anastasia! Anastasia, the cartoon movie, was one of my favorite movies growing up. I’m not entirely sure if the retelling is of the cartoon version or the historical version.

That is a sad, sad recap of such a great synopsis, but I’ll just link the Goodreads page so that you can check it out for yourself. HEART OF IRON

MARCH

March 6: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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This book is about Lira a siren loyalty who makes the mistake of killing her kind. As her punishment she is sent ashore as a human and must give the heart of a certain Prince to absolve her of her crime.

I heard that this is another re-telling, but of the Little Mermaid. I wasn’t a fan of the Disney version of the Little Mermaid and prefer the darker story of Hans Christian Andersen. I have a feeling that this book is going along the darker path, which looks so good.

March 13: Obsidio by Amie Kaufan and Jay Kristoff

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This is the last book in the Illuminae Files Trilogy, or at least I believe it’s a trilogy. I held off reading Gemina because I saw that the release for this book got pushed back to 2018. I don’t really want to know the premise of this book because obviously its not the first in the series. Basically, in all three books we follow three different couples and their quest to find the truth about a corporation. In the first book we meet Kady and Ezra and the challenges they face as they try to survive the destruction of they planet by two mega corporations. That short description really doesn’t do justice for the whole book, but I’m not great with synopsis.

Another great thing about this book is it uses different media formats to convey the story. Some are case files, emails, map, etc. and they do a great job in creating the world of Kady and Ezra. I had a bit of a hard time getting into the different formats, but once you get the hang of it, you’re definitely hooked.

APRIL

April 10: Aces of Shades by Amanda Foody

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I love card. So this cover is everything to me right now. I would buy this book just to stare at the cover, but no need because the premise actually sounds intriguing. I won’t go into details what the book is about, but I’ll just include Goodreads introduction and tell me if it doesn’t captivate you right away.

“Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets and the secretes hide in every shadow”

dun-dun-dun-dunnn…

Doesn’t that sound amazing. Its like Las Vegas, but in a larger scale!

MAY

May 1:

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

I’ve technically only read the first book in this series, but I prefer this than her Throne of Glass series so I’m pretty excited for this release. This is basically going to cover events from the end of the third book and introduce what will happen in the spin-off series

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

This is the third book in Riordan’s The Trial of Apollo series. I haven’t really started this series, but I basically enjoy all of Riordan’s works. Since this is the third book in the series, I’ll explain the first book. Apollo is banished on earth to learn from his mistakes that took place in the Heroes of Olympus series. I heard that you don’t need to read the HOO books to be able to understand these. Just an FYI.

JUNE

June 12: Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

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This is another series that I haven’t started yet, but I’m quite excited to start the series. This series got a lot of hype when it was first released. I didn’t really feel like picking it up, but I’ve been hoarding the first book.

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So that’s it for My Most Anticipated Release for the first half of 2018. There’s a lot of these books that I can’t wait to read. Let me know if some of these are also on your own lists or if there are any new releases that I should be aware of.

 

 

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Fall Release 2017

Fall is my favorite season and this year it seems like all the authors came together and decided to release all these wonderful books during this particular season.

Although I’m in a really bad reading slump, this doesn’t really stop me from wanting to ‘buy all the books!’. Anyways, here are some of the new release occurring between the September – November months.

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September 12: War Cross by Marie Lu

When I first saw this book, I was starstruck by the cover. So instantly I was in love, but after reading the synopsis, I was even more sucked in. This book reminded me of a cross between Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and one of the book from my favorite series, The Reality Bug by D.J. MacHale. I enjoyed the first book of Marie Lu, Legend, but wasn’t a fan of the succeeding two books. That being said, I’m still really excited for this book!

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September 19: Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

I recently read Chasing Jack the Ripper and I actually enjoyed it. So when I found out that this book is coming out, it definitely caught my attention. I want to read more about Audrey and Thomas’s adventures in Romania.

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September 26: There’s Someone Inside your House

A couple of years ago I read Stephanie Perkins’ YA Contemporary Romance, Anna and the French Kiss, and I highly enjoyed it. When I found out that she’s coming out with a thriller I was really interested in it. The fact that the genre is totally different from each other, I want to see how her writing will be in this latest release.

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October 3: Origin by Dan Brown

I think, I’m most excited about this release than the others. I know I practically said ‘I’m Excited’ for a lot of these books, but this one is hands down for me. I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon books and I’m totally hooked with them. This is actually one of those rare occasion that I actually read the book as soon as it comes out.

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October 3: Before the Devil Breaks you by Libba Bray

Another book that will be released on October 3 is the third book in Libba Bray’s popular series, The Diviners. Although these books are all so daunting to look at, I still can’t help by feel excited for them. I love the first book and even if I haven’t read the second book, I know I will love that and this as well.

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November 7: Renegades by Marissa Meyer

I wasn’t a fan of the whole entire Lunar Chronicle series, but at the end of Winter I was definitely hooked with Meyer’s writing. I’m a bit hesitant to get into the Renegades, but at the same time I’m excited to see how this new series will be.

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That’s it for my Fall Release. Let me know if I should be looking at other books to be excited about. I know that my bank account will suffer this season!

Books I want to Read this Fall

A few months ago I posted “Books I want to read this Spring” and I totally bombed that tentative TBR and when I say bombed, I don’t mean I read all the books, I mean I totally failed. Since right after I posted that thread, I went through a really bad reading slump, which I’m currently still under. So, therefore, I have only read two books of those 10 I listed.

Anyways, I still want to create post because I want to list down the books I want to try to get through this fall season and even though September is technically not fully ‘Fall’, I always associate this month to Fall.

Here are the books I really want to get to by the end of Fall:

So these three books were also in my Spring list, but never got around to it. I really want to start Six of Crows this year and I’m trying to push this up on my TBR list. I also want to get a Trilogy finished this year, and that would be the Darkest Minds Trilogy. Since I was able to finish the second book a few months ago, I’m keeping my finger’s crossed for the last book.

I’ve been on a thriller kick for the months that I have been reading and I really want to get through these books.  Yes, Stalking Jack the Ripper, is technically YA, but it’s within the mystery genre.

There are also a few books being release in Fall, that I’m really excited about, but stayed tuned for my Most Anticipated Fall/Winter Release to be posted. Here is a sneak peak.

Yes, I know, I’m just adding fuel to an already burning TBR, but I can’t help it. I know I’m bogged down with all my unread books, but look at the beautiful covers! Plus, I can’t say no to Dan Brown and his Robert Langdon! Meyer and Lu are not my favorite authors, in fact, one I rated low on their last book and the other, I wasn’t a fan of the main protagonist, but Lu’s book just looks way too intriguing and promising. As for Meyer’s I want to see if she can start out this series with a bang, just like the last book of The Lunar Chronicles.

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That’s it for now and I’m wishing that Fall will be kinder to my reading mood, than Spring and Fall.

Top 6 Anticipated Book Release from July -December 2016

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In the beginning of the year, one of the TTT was Most Anticipated release for the first half of the year. Since I wasn’t able to participate in that TTT, I thought I should definitely try this one.

Here is my top SIX most anticipated book release for the second half of the year.

1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Release Date: November 28, 2016

Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Lunar Chronicles series of Meyer, I still enjoy her writing style. I’m looking forward to this re-telling of hers.

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2. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: October 18, 2016

I loved the Starbound Trilogy and enjoyed Illuminae, so obviously enough I’m looking forward to the second installment of the series!

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3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K Rowling

Release Date: July 31, 2016

This is my most anticipated release for the WHOLE year! I’m really excited to see who Rowling will include in this book

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4. Crooked Kingdome by Leigh Bardugo 

Release Date: September 27, 2016

I haven’t read any of Bardugo’s books, but this trilogy sounds so good and something that’s just up my alley. Besides look at the beautiful cover O_O

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5. A Million World with you by Claudia Gray

Release Date: November 1, 2016

I’ve read the first book in this series and although I wasn’t a fan, I really enjoyed the characters. I want to know what happens to them and how Gray will end their story.

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6. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson

Release Date: August 2, 2016

Yes, I know I haven’t read any of the books yet for this trilogy, but I’ve been trying to hold this off until all the books has been released so I know what happens in the end. I like spoilers!

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That’s it for this weeks TTT. Let me know down below what are your most anticipated release for the last half of the year.

Most Anticipated Book Release for Fall 2015

Fall is the best season in my book. The trees are changing colors, I get to wear as many fuzzy and cozy sweaters, “spiced” everything in stores and the weather is the perfect combination of warm and cold! Fall is also the best time for reading. You get to snuggle in with a good book in your bed. So apparently this year publishers has decided to cramp in as many great book release as they could. Here is my list for my most anticipated book release for 2015. In order of their date release.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone by J.K Rowling – Release Date: October 6, 2015
I know it’s not new, but I’m really excited for this to come out! ANY Potterheads will be too! ACK!

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riodan – Release Date: October 6, 2015
I hate to say goodbye to all the wonderful characters in Heroes of Olympus, but I just can’t wait for this new book by Rick Riordan. I want to see how he will go about writing the new hero.

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Dream Strider by Lindsay Smith – Release Date: October 6, 2015
Espionage in the dreamworld. Doesn’t that sound amazing? I first heard of this book from one of the booktubers that I follow and when I read the synopsis, I know I will want to pick it up.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer – Release Date: November 10, 2015
I know I haven’t even read Cress, but ever since Scarlet, I just jumped in the Lunar Chronicles band wagon. I can’t wait to see what happens to the story

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Once Again by Cameron Dokey & Liz Braswell – Release Date: November 17, 2015
This is a fairytale retelling of Snow White AND Sleeping Beauty. The two are suppose to intertwine which would lead to a magical and fantastic story. I can’t wait to see how the authors will go about spinning this tale.

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Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner – Release Date: December 1, 2015
Last yea I read These Broken Stars and loved it. I still have to read the second book, but still I’m excited to see these characters unite in the third book of the Starbound series.

Those are the books that I’m waiting to dive into for the upcoming season. Let me know in the comments what books you’re excited about for this coming fall!