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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!