Hello, everyone! Today I thought it would be fun to talk about my most anticipated releases. Because I’ve been gone from the blog (and honestly reading in general), I’ve missed out on talking about a lot of great recent releases. But, I’m back, and I’m ready to get excited about books again! This year is looking to be a good one for book releases, so let’s get into it! These are going to be in order of release date, so get your Goodreads “Want to Read” shelf ready.
But first, some honorable January mentions – Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (January 6th), Long Bright River (January 7th) by Liz Moore, and The Other People (January 28th) by C.J. Tudor
1. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City) by Sarah J. Maas – March 3rd
I think I’m one of a billion people who are anticipating this book, but I can’t help it. I’m excited to see what Maas will do with an actual adult audience in mind. My friend and I are going to her launch party on the 3rd in Lexington, and I couldn’t be more excited.
2. Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson – March 3rd
I’ve never read a Peter Swanson book, but color me intrigued by this one. It deals with a bookseller who made a list of famous unsolved book murders, and then an actual murderer decides to follow said list. Yes, please.
3. Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie – March 10th
Ferrying spirits away from the living? Sacrificing your true love for a goddess? Forbidden love and avenging your father’s death? Count me in. Also, peep that gorgeous cover designed by Charlie Bowater, she’s so talented.
4. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell – March 10th
This one is about a teenager who gets involved with her 40-some year old teacher and the repercussions of that, both socially and mentally. I’m excited to delve into the psychology of this kind of situation, and Emma from emmmabooks gave it nothing but praise.
5. Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth – April 7th
2020 must be the year of YA authors writing for adults. I didn’t even know this existed until I did a little 2020 releases research. Honestly, I’m interested to see how Roth will do for an adult audience. I was a fan of the Divergent books (let’s not talk about Allegiant), so I know she has the writing ability to come up with something good. This premise also sounds entertaining – what does happen to the “chosen ones” once they’ve fulfilled their duties?
6. Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan – April 7th
I read an early copy of Wicked Saints and fell in love with Duncan’s world and writing. I can’t wait to see where the story goes, and I thankfully won’t have to wait that long – thank you, ARC trading Facebook groups! If you like dark fantasy with a dash of politics and romance, you won’t be disappointed with this world.
7. Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – May 19th
What anticipated list would this be if I didn’t include this one? My early high school heart is so happy to return to the world of Panem. Granted, I hope Collins doesn’t try and make me feel things for President Snow. I’m trying to hold off judgement until I read the book, but the synopsis has me concerned. Nevertheless, I can’t wait for it.
Side note, am I the only one who kind of hates the title? It’s a mouthful.
8. The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda – June 23rd
I found this one by just randomly scrolling through Edelweiss one evening, and I’m really interested in it! I’ve never read a Miranda book before, but she has a plethora of devoted fans, so I have high hopes.
9. Home Before Dark by Riley Sager – July 7th
I read my first Riley Sager book in 2019 – Lock Every Door – and I loved it. I loved the creepy vibe and the fast-paced story, so I have high expectations for this release. It gives me Haunting of Hill House vibes with the famous childhood home, so I’m anticipating it being a thrilling ride. I hope it has the same eery vibes the latest one had!
10. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – October 6th
I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for this book. I remember when I went to the V.E. Schwab signing in March of last year, she talked about the plot of this story. The blurb says, “It’s about a love story between a French girl and the devil over 300 years. She sells her soul for the ability to live forever, and the devil curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets.” I’m so ready for this to destroy me in the best way, and I’m so excited for Schwab’s writing to blow me away yet again.
And that’s all, folks! Feel free to let me know in the comments any releases I may have overlooked. Like I said, it’s been a little while since I’ve really looked into book releases, so tell me what one/s you’re most anticipating!
Until next time,