Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015{Top Ten Tuesday}

Posted June 9, 2015 by Stormy in Books / 35 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is. . . .Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015. A fun topic for sure!

In the interest of spreading around the bookish love, I decided not to feature books that were on my most anticipated books of 2015 list or my most anticipated debut list. Those though were very front-heavy anyway & didn’t really include sequels.

1. Winter by Marissa Meyer


Release date: November 10, 2015

Since The Raven King got pushed back to 2016(sobs), Winter is definitely my most anticipated book for the rest of the year. It’ll be sad to finish Cinder’s story, but I can’t wait to see how everything wraps up and there better be some happily ever afters for my ships. Especially anything involving my darling Thorne.

2. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

Queen of Shadows

Release date: September 1, 2015

Let’s take bets on how Sarah J Maas is going to break our hearts this time. Throne of Glass is just one of those series that gets better & better for me, and I have a mighty need. And as much as I love Caelana, I think I’m actually most excited to get back to Manon. She’s my favorite ruthless character who would probably destroy me if she were real.

3. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Vengeance Road

Releaste date: September 1, 2015

YA Western. YA. Western. My mind keeps reminding me ever so often we’re getting a YA western and I cannot wait.

4. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Just Visiting

Release date: November 17, 2015

I really enjoyed Adler’s Behind the Scenes, even though it wasn’t my normal kind of read. This sounds much more like my particularly kind of contemporary, particularly as it’s friendship-focused and sounds fantastic. I always love seeing more great female friendships in YA.

5. Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Welcome to Night Vale

Release date: October 20, 2015

I am woefully behind on the Welcome to Night Vale podcast, BUT I totally plan to catch up in time for the book’s release. If you’re not listening to Welcome to Night Vale, I really recommend it. All the episodes are free and it’s this great quirky fictional podcast stylized as a radio show for the fictional town of Night Vale in which fantastical things are treated as just another day(think kind of Gaiman-esque).

6. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

Release date: October 6, 2015

I will admit that I am nervous about this one. The Simon Snow parts were my least favorite parts of Fangirl, and while I know that Rowell is writing this not as Cath’s fanfiction but her own take on Simon Snow, I’m still hesitant. However, it’s Rainbow Rowell, so OF COURSE I’m going to give it a chance and be pretty excited despite my hesitations.

7. Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

Court of Fives

Release date: August 18, 2015

I have not actually had much luck with YA books from Little, Brown, but I keep giving them a chance. I feel good about this one because it’s a fantasy book but an established author. The summary doesn’t really give that much away about the plot, but I’m excited to dive into this one later this year!


8. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee

This Monstrous Thing

Release date: September 22, 2015

Historical fiction that deals with Frankenstein and steampunk elements and monsters? Yeah, I’ll get grabby-hands for that.

9. Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Walk on Earth a Stranger

Release date: September 22, 2015

It’s a new fantasy by Rae Carson! Not to mention a historical fantasy. Rae Carson’s The Girl of Fire and Thorns series is one of my favorite fantasy series, and I am almost positive I’ll love any fantasy she writes.

10. First & Then by Emma Mills

First & Then

Release date: October 13 2015

This sounds EXACTLY like my kind of contemporary. I’m hoping it has great moments and maybe a few swoons and a whole lot of heart. Also, it’s being pitched as Pride & Prejudice(!) meets Friday Night Lights(!) Now THAT’S how you do comparison marketing that makes me want to pick up a book (no more of this whole John Green meets Rainbow Rowell, please).



LET’S CHAT: Do we share any anticipated books in common? If so, let’s talk about it!



35 responses to “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015{Top Ten Tuesday}

    • Stormy

      I almost forgot about Carry On at first! I feel I haven’t seen it talked about AS much, which is kinda strange because RR is such a big name in YA. I mean, I think people ARE excited for sure, but it’s just kinda been lost in the buzz for series enders like Winter.

  1. You have great taste! 🙂 I can’t wait for Winter and anything written by S.J Maas or R. Rowell! I really need to read a Rae Carson book and I love the idea of a YA Western. I also really like the First & Then cover.

    Great list!

  2. The only reason I didn’t put Queen of Shadows or Winter on my list is because I haven’t read the previous books in the respective series. I have them all, I just need to read them.

    I totally forgot about Just Visiting. Super excited about that one though!

  3. I’m always wary of “a cross between X and Y” blurbs, which is why I haven’t added First & Then to my list year. I am very curious to see reviews once they start coming in, though! I can’t quite wrap my brain around P&P AND FNL.

    • Stormy

      I actually like comparison marketing, but only when they stay away from the big names. If I see “John Green meets Rainbow Rowell. . . ” yeah, my eyes are glazing over there. But if it’s unique enough like “P&P meets FNL,” then I am ALL over that. Of course, if it actually IS P&P meets FNL remains to be seen. . .

        • Stormy

          I’m so bad at remembering stuff like that. But after going through a few pages of my goodreads list:

          *The Coincidence of Coconut Cake being pitched as You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake(haven’t. . read/watch/whatever the last one, but the You’ve Got Mail) comparison is accurate
          *The Jewel pitched as The Selection meets The Handmaid’s Tale(though I didn’t like The Jewel)
          *Some Girls Are being compared to Mean Girls without the humor
          *All the Rage being compared to Speak meets Veronica Mars(though I haven’t seen Veronica Mars, I’ve seen reviews by those who say it’s accurate)
          I feel like there was also a book I read compared to We Were Liars I thought was accurate, but I can’t find it now.

          Though, looking over some of the books, I realize that comparisons are often great. . . when reviewers make them. A lot of the other comparisons I thought were on the back of books actually came from reviews, like those that said The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly was Gated meets The Walls Around Us(which I think I used the same comparison in my review too). Hmm.

          • I’ve only read one of those books, but I think you’re right about reviewers making more accurate comparisons. They’re trying to be honest, where as publishers are trying to sell books, so big names are more important than 100% accuracy. The one I can think of off the top of my head is Dissonance, which is definitely a mash-up of The Archived and Pivot Point. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn’t constantly being reminded of one or the other. Have you read it?

            • Stormy

              I haven’t, but it’s on my TBR! My “read eventually” TBR, not my “actual books I own in some format” TBR.

              • I think that’s a good place for it. I actually enjoyed the novella more than the first book, so now I’m actually excited for the second book, haha. Also, I like the fact that it’s only a duology.

  4. Great list! I am sad I forgot about Carry On for my TTT. And I am so in love with that cover for First & Then. I think I’d read it just for that.

    • Stormy

      The First&Then cover is great. It’s my favorite kind of contemporary cover–on the minimalist side with color. The only thing I’d maybe change is I’m not crazy about the font for the title(I have lots of thoughts on c0ver design).

    • Stormy

      Yeah, at first it was February 2016. . . now it’s March. I’m hoping it stays March. But at least I’ll have Winter and Queen of Shadows.

  5. I didn’t know there was going to be a Night Vale book….. very cool!

    And I am also looking forward to Court of Fives, the premise sounds really interesting.

  6. I love everything about this list. Half of them made my list (Winter, Queen of Shadows, This Monstrous Thing, Carry On) as well and the ones that aren’t I’m still really excited about (Vengeance Road, Walk on Earth a Stranger)!

    • Stormy

      It’s a good last half of the year for books!(Though oddly enough, I realized I’m not really anticipating any big summer releases? They’re all fall books.)

    • Stormy

      Eek I’m still a little nervous about Carry On but getting more excited every time I think about it!

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