Wednesday, January 6, 2016

My Most Anticipated Books of 2016!

With a new year comes new resolutions which you may or may not keep, new blog posts waiting to be written and read and, above all, lots and lots of new exciting book releases!



Today I'm sharing some of those new releases I'm most excited about. If there's a book you've been anticipating but I haven't included in my list, let me know so that I might check it out. I've tried listing the books according to their release dates although for some it hasn't been finalized yet.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Released on: February 2nd


This is the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic, which I haven't actually read yet but which I'm hoping to soon. I read Vicious by the same author last year and loved it and I can't wait to read more of her books.

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer 

Released on: February 2nd



This is an anthology collecting the different companion short stories Marissa Meyer wrote for her series The Lunar Chronicles and it will come with a bunch of newly written stories as well. While I'm still a bit sad that the series is now over, this collection comes as a little bonus trip back to the universe of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Released on: March 8th

This will be the first book in a new Shadowhunter series, set in the same world as The Mortal Instruments and taking place a few years after the events of TMI's last book. TMI and the Infernal Devices, the first two Shadowhunter series by Clare, are among my favorite YA fantasy series and I can't wait to read more books set in this universe. Also, I hope some old fan favorites will be making cameos in Lady Midnight!

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) by Rick Riordan

Released on: May 3rd

After angering Zeus, the God Apollo is banished from Olympus and sent down to Earth as a mere mortal. With the looming threat of countless mortal and immortal enemies who want nothing more than to get back at him now that he's mortal, Apollo decides to seek help at the one place where he might still find some: good old Camp Half-Blood. 

This marks the start of a new series set in the Percy Jackson universe. As excited as I am by the promise of some more of Greek demigods and Camp Half-Blood, I'm also a little apprehensive as to how the book will be executed. Apollo will be going to Camp Half-Blood as a mortal teenager. Sure, sounds just like your regular Rick Riordan quest adventure. Except for the tiny fact that this newly mortal teenager is actually the father to a whole bunch of kids at Camp Half-Blood! I will be reading the book because I'd read anything by Rick Riordan, but I'm just a little anxious as to how it'll play out. 

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2) by Rick Riordan 

Released on: October 4th

Here's one Rick Riordan book I'm totally hyped for. Last year I read the first Magnus Chase book and really enjoyed it. The last pages of the book left us on quite a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see how this sequel unfolds from that point. This series follows the adventures of a Norse demigod and much like previous Riordan series, it's full of gods, monsters and myths come to life drenched in a fair share of humor and sarcasm. 

Heartless by Marissa Meyer 

Released on: November 8th

Along with Rick Riordan and Cassandra Clare, Marissa Meyer is one of my favorite YA authors. I absolutely loved her Lunar Chronicles series and now that she has a new book coming out, I have more of her cool universes and beautiful prose to look forward to. Heartless will be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland focusing on the Queen of Hearts. I'm not sure yet about the details but so far, the premise looks very promising. 

So those were some of my most anticipated book releases of the year, although I'm sure I'll be adding more titles to my TBR as the year unfolds. Which of these books are you most excited for? Let me know in the comments!


Source

Cover art by Of Stacks and Cups via Pagemodo



29 comments:

  1. I too am greatly anticipating Lady Midnight and Heartless. I hope you read all the books on this list and love them!

    Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

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    1. I really can't wait to read all of these books! I don't have the habit of pre-ordering books but I do plan to buy those as soon as they're out in paperback :)

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  2. Marissa Meyer is QUEEN. I can't wait for her releases this year! And everywhere I keep being reminded that I need to read A Darker Shade of Magic! Great choices!

    Ally @ The Scribbling Sprite

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    1. Damn right ^^ I'm still a little book hangover from The Lunar Chronicles XD

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  3. Lady Midnight...what an enticing name and cover! I love C. Clare. She doesn't disappoint.

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    1. Yeah, I also really love this cover. I'm sure the book will be awesome. They usually are :)

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  4. I am totally with you on hoping for appearances by some of the characters from the other Shadowhunter series in Lady Midnight! I absolutely loved A Darker Shade of Magic and can't wait for A Gathering of Shadows; the story in ADSoM is so unique, and I just love V.E. Schwab's writing. :)

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    1. How awesome would it be so see our favorite Shadowhunters in Lady Midnight?? I also need to read ADSoM magic. I think I'll buy it when A Gathering gets released so that I can read them back to back.

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  5. A Gathering of Shadows, Stars Above, Heartless: YES PLEASE! I still need to get caught up on Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series (and Kane Chronicles to be honest) before I dive into anything else by him BUT I'm excited about his new work all the same :D

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    1. I haven't read the Kane Chronicles and definitely want to remedy to that soon! Hopefully this year XD

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  6. Looking forward to reading Lady Midnight and The Hidden Oracle. I haven't read any good YA for awhile and this will get me right back on track I would think :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy both. You need to have read the previous series first but they are good books to get back into YA.

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  7. I'm also looking forward to anything by V.E. Schwab, Lady Midnight, and Heartless. Rick Riordan has another new series coming out? Dang! Hope you enjoy these :)

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  8. Eek Gathering of Shadows is big on my list of books to look forward to. I still have to read Winter (I'm hoping I'll get the audiobook from the library soon!) but I love Meyer's writing, and I will be interested to see how she does with Heartless.

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    1. I hope you get your audiobook of Winter soon. It was a really great book :)

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  9. Yes to so many of these! I cannot wait to have more Marissa Meyer in my life as well! Winter is still sitting on my shelf from the holidays, but I don't have to read it to know it is fantastic. So much awesome here! Enjoy these titles when the are released! <3

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    1. So long Marissa Meyer keeps writing books, I'll be buying them XD Really looking forward to her new stuff :)

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  10. I'll pretty much read anything by Riordan now, but super excited to read his Apollo series! That sounds weird though, being at camp half blood as a teen again. I'm assuming there won't be any romance because eww. So many incredibly titles coming out in 2016, wish I had more time to read them all!

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    1. OMG a romance would indeed be really weird! Rick Riordan probably knows what he's doing though, let's hope the book is as awesome as his other ones :)

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  11. I'm so unbelievably excited for Stars Above and Heartless! Awesome list of books!!

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  12. I finally started reading Marissa Meyer's books this past year. Both the ones you have here I will have to look into. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I hope you enjoy her other books as well :)

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  13. I can't wait for A Gathering of Shadows! This reminds me, I have to place my pre-order so I don't miss the publishing date.
    And I'll probably be reading Clare's new novel, too, though I have a love-hate relationship with TMI :D Her books are just so readable, it's easy to binge on them.

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    1. Clare's first books were not her best in my opinion. But the books did get better afterwards. I have high hopes for Lady Midnight, so I hope it'll be good!

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    2. Stars Above, Lady Midnight and Heartless. GIVE THEM TO ME NOW!

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