Each year’s wave of newly released books is kind of a double edged sword. These up and coming reads are awesome because THEY ARE SHINY and have cool concepts and who does not freakin’ love anticipation. Seriously, half of the fun is in the anticipation! On the other hand, older books sometimes fall by the wayside in favor of the movers and shakers. But you know what, I think there is cause to celebrate new releases and that hey, the book industry must be thriving for us to have SO MANY books to look forward to. Here’s my top ten anticipated releases and I kind of think you should add them to your TBR so that when we eventually read them, we can discuss them!
1. Starglass by Phoebe North
Why?: I’ve been reading Phoebe’s blog for awhile and following her reviews on goodreads. She’s a very thoughtful and articulate writer in her reviews, and I would imagine that Starglass is also intelligent and well-written. ALSO I am a fan of the summary and the idea that doing your duty and love can be sort of a conflict. Plus SPACE!
2. You Look Different In Real Life by Jennifer Castle
Why?: This is so shallow, but I love the pink bangs on the girl on the cover. The premise is fabulous — it’s about five kids who have been filmed at every five years in their lives for a movie. They have a bond. Anyways, the main character Justine does not feel like a star or anything, but when she gets to reunite with her costars she doesn’t pass it up. Y’all, my inner reality TV addict is CLAMORING for this book!
3. Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider
Why?: Basically Robyn is the shizzle. Is shizzle still a thing? Am I showing my age here? Anyways, the summary describes a boy who thinks everyone has a big tragedy waiting for them that changes them. Then it posits what happens when there is MORE tragedy? HECK YES.
4.The End Games by T. Michael Martin
Why?: I pretty much already mentioned this in a singular Waiting On Wednesday post, but basically the cover evokes feelings of The Knife of Never Letting Go. Also. Dystopia. West Virginia. Zombies. Brothers.
5. Loki’s Wolves by KL Armstrong and MA Marr
Why?: If you can’t figure out who those authors are, there’s little hope. (Kidding, you might not be a big YA fan or anything). ANYWAYS I am SOOOOO excited for this because I love me some Norse mythology. ALSO. Middle grade forever and for always.
6. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson
Why?: Pretty much I will read anything Brandon Sanderson writes ever. I am a total fangirl and you can judge me all day but OMG I AM SO PUMPED UP. This is an epic fantasy set in an alternate reality of our world and knowing Sanderson, it’s probably going to be creative and brilliant.
7. A Spear Of Summer Grass by Deanna Raybourn
Why: Oh you guys, I am so sure that as an author Deanna Raybourn can do no wrong. ALSO. She is totally underrated and I wish more people would read her books. ANYWAYS, this book A Spear Of Summer Grass is about a flapper who is exiled to Kenya. Pretty much I can’t wait.
8. Dance Of The Red Death by Bethany Griffin
Why: Friends, I kind of was head over heels addicted to Masque Of The Red Death, so I am BEYOND excited to see what happens in the sequel and am curious about the developments with the love triangle.
9. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
Why?: I cannot handle the adorable on the cover. I absolutely swooned and fell in LOVE with The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight and so, I cannot wait to get my hands on This Is What Happy Looks Like.
10. The Reece Malcolm List by Amy Spaulding
Why?: So basically, Devan lives with her dad and he dies so she’s shipped off to a mother she has never met, Reece Malcolm in LA. She starts to get everything she wants out of life, but the possibility looms of it being yanked away. PRETTY MUCH I AM THERE SIGN ME UP NOW.
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