So, despite my need for time to slow down I would also like it to temporarily speed up so I can get my hands on the following books. There’s probably a heap I’ve forgotten too, but I was trying to keep it as short (😂😂😂) as possible. These are only releases for the rest of 2016.
Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff [October 18th] – I think I mention Illuminae on every post I’ve made on this blog. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favourite books ever. It’s part of the reason why this blog exists. I am so excited for Gemina I can’t express it in words. It is hands down my most anticipated release of the year. I can’t wait to meet new characters, revisit old ones and see all the document formats. Knowing people have read this book already actually kills me.
Replica by Lauren Oliver [October 4th] – I haven’t read any Lauren Oliver books yet, but I’m just so INTRIGUED by this book and the formatting. There’s three different ways to read it? How cool is that!! I’m not even sure what it’s about other than two girls who are scientific experiments?
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake [September 20th] – Kendare’s Anna series is one of my all time favourite books and this is about magical triplets (except two of them have been faking!) fighting because only one of them can be queen. It sounds AMAZING. I’ve seen some mixed reviews, but I’m still pumped.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst [November 22nd] – When I first saw this on Goodreads I remember rolling my eyes because I thought it was going to be a carbon copy of other fantasies out there and then I reread the blurb and I almost passed out. A FANTASY WITH A LESBIAN COUPLE? THE PRINCESSES TEAMING UP AND FALLING IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER? This seems too good to be real.
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan [October 4th] – The second book in the Magnus Chase series. Whilst The Sword of Summer wasn’t my favourite Rick Riordan book I did still really enjoy it and loved the group of characters. I’m super excited to see what happens next and to learn more Norse mythology.
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab [July 5th]– Despite not having read anything by Victoria I can’t wait for this. It sounds AMAZING. Monsters, cityscapes, and the best part? NO ROMANCE. I feel like all my prayers have been answered. Where is Victoria? I need to offer up my non-existent first born child to her. NO ROMANCE, GUYS. Let’s all let that sink in.
The Girls by Emma Cline [June 14th] – I’ve mentioned before that I’m really interested in true crime and especially cults. The Girls is loosesly based on the Manson cult. I find the psychology and dynamic of cults so incredibly fascinating. I also despise them. So I feel like this will (hopefully) be a really interesting read.
Black by Fleur Ferris [June 27th] – I love YA Thrillers and to make this better it’s an Australia YA! It’s about a girl who is surrounded by tragic deaths. There’s a small town and secrets and it’s just my weakness, okay?
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis [September 20th] – A girl who avenges her sister’s murder discovers she actually likes killing? Did Mindy McGinnis get inside my head for this or what? I’M SO READY. I hope it’s dark and twisted.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid [June 14th] – This has a really vague description which makes me even more interested. All I know (and want to know) is that it’s about a couple who ends up at an abandoned school and have to escape? And that it’s extremely psychological? It’s only short too, which I live for.
The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich [July 14th] – The US title for this is And the Trees Crept In which I think sounds way creepier, but anyway. The blurb is kinda vague (but like I said, I love that!). It’s about a family with secrets and the woods and some weird guy? It just seems creepy and another psychological one so!
What the Dead Want by Norah Olson [July 26th] – This is a haunted house story which isn’t anything new but again it’s just something I’m always weak for. This book also contains photos which I’m super excited about.
The Merciless II by Danielle Vega [July 5th] – I loved The Merciless so much and I didn’t even know Danielle was planning on writing a sequel until I saw it on Goodreads. I’m excited and anxious. There’s more exorcisms and it’s set a creepy boarding school which is my aesthetic. I hope it’s as disturbing as the first book.
Cheers to Netgalley for making me feel cool.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig [October 4th] – I requested this because it’s a YA thriller and then during further research I found out that it has LGBT themes? I was already excited before, but now I am like a million more times excited. The MC’s girlfriend is missing and he tries to uncover the truth, but has secrets of his own apparently.
Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter [September 20th] – I requested this book a while ago and had no idea it was so anticipated until I saw it in people’s BEA hauls and I felt so cool for actually having a book that all these Big Name BookTubers did 😂 Anyway it’s a fantasy, but almost seems like it could be magical realism because it’s set in Brooklyn and there’s Russian folklore and magic and a shop keeper who beheads shoplifters. It sounds so unique and unlike anything I’ve read before.
Iron Cast by Destiny Soria [October 11th] – I literally requested this yesterday even though I’m drowning in review books but I couldn’t resist that cover! It’s set in a 1919 Boston and is about two girls who are hemopaths and have afflicted blood that can cause illusions through art? I’M SO INTRIGUED. They perform at clubs and con people and just yes? I need to know what this is all about!