Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. There is a new subject each week and this week's topic is "Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016"

The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

After my disappointment with The Sword of Summer, I am eager for this new series set at Camp Half-Blood and featuring Apollo as a mortal teen. I think it sounds promising anyway.

The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

This is the sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn, a novel inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. I liked the first book so I'm looking forward to giving the second book a try.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

I thought A Court of Thorns and Roses was fantastic so I can't wait for this second novel.

When We Collided by Emery Lord

I loved her first two books and now Emery Lord is on my list of favorite YA authors so I will definitely be reading When We Collided.

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

I love this YA fantasy series! I don't know if this is the final book but I can't wait to read it.

The Skylighter by Becky Wallace

I was impressed with The Storyspinner, Becky Wallace's debut YA fantasy novel. I loved the setting, the characters and the twists. I can't wait for the sequel!

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

I love reading about WWII so this YA novel about a girl who becomes involved with the resistance movement in Amsterdam really appeals to me.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson is another must-read YA author for me. This contemporary sounds fantastic and I like that it mentions strong friendships. Plus the cover is cute!

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor

So this is being touted as an "Outlander for teens" and while I doubt it will be like Outlander, it does feature time travel (which I love) and the unusual setting of the 12th Century and Eleanor of Aquitaine. 

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

I thought Major Pettigrew's Last Stand was wonderful and in her second novel, Simonson writes about life in an English village during the summer before WWI. I have very high hopes for this one!


  1. Great list! I am also looking forward to When We Collided, Into the Dim, and The Unexpected Everything. I can't believe book two of The Storyspinner is already coming out...I still need to read that one along with Court of Thorns and Roses.

  2. I can't wait for a court of mist and fury!! Here's my TTT http://angelerin.blogspot.com/2015/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-most.html

  3. I haven't read Sword of Summer yet but I hope to soon. The Trials of Apollo sounds interesting too! And the Maas books... I keep saying I want to read them based on all the hype... maybe I will this new year. I'm looking forward to Into the Dim as well, for pretty much the reasons you mention. :)

  4. I'm sooooo excited for The Trials of Apollo. Any Rick Riordan book is bound to be good. Great list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  5. I had The Hidden Oracle and A Court of Mist and Fury on my list this week too.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-37/

  6. Great List! Trials of Apollo is another one I'm looking forward to, as well as the next ToG novel.

  7. Really cool list. I'n definitely intrigued by several. And they're all such lovely covers. :D


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