Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Here at We Live and Breathe Books, two of us choose five books each week. This weeks topic is...

Most anticipated releases for 
the second half of 2016!

Kiersten's Picks

For this list, the first half is going to be books I'm looking forward to that I don't have, and the second half will be books I have that I'm really excited to read! Each section is listed in release order.

Books I Don't Have:

Enter Title Here
Rahul Kanakia
Release Date: August 2, 2016

The concept of Enter Title Here seems like a cross between Never Always Sometimes and a completely neurotic perfectionist. I love the idea of a by-the-books over-achiever trying to branch out and have "normal high school experiences" as part of her college acceptance journey.

Empire of Storms
Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass, #5
Release Date: September 6, 2016

It is no secret that I love the Throne of Glass series and all of Sarah J. Maas's work in general. My excitement for Empire of Storms is unreal. There are not enough words for me to continue to repeat my excitement forever. I can't wait for the inevitable heartbreak that will come from this book.

I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 13, 2016

I absolutely love the idea behind this book - a girl uses her math skills to formulate how she and her friends can find social happiness. It vaguely reminds me of Ice Princess, which is one of my favorite movies. I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Strange the Dreamer
Laini Taylor 
Strange the Dreamer, #1
Release Date: September 27, 2016

If you haven't read the blurb for Strange the Dreamer on Goodreads yet, you should. It's so vague but it made me so excited for this. I haven't read any of Laini Taylor's work yet (dishonor on my family, I know) but this one sounds amazing.

Marissa Meyer
Release Date: November 8, 2016

I'm going to get more into this when I do my BEA 2016 recap, but Heartless is the one book I really wanted to pick up at BEA that I did not get to (much sads). I've really enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles books that I've read (I still have Fairest and Winter left), and Heartless sounds like it's going to be really different but equally awesome.

Books I Have:

I'd just like to include a shoutout to Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff because it would be on this list if I hadn't already read it. (It was amazing. Highly recommend The Illuminae Files.)

The Thousandth Floor
Katharine McGee
The Thousandth Floor, #1
Release Date: August 30, 2016

I didn't really know anything about this when I picked it up, but all the promotional things around it seemed really cool and LOOK AT THAT COVER. To be honest, I still don't really know that much about it (which I kind of prefer), but I'm really excited to read this one this summer.

Aaron Stormer
Release Date: August 30, 2016

Spontaneous was definitely on my radar going into BEA, and the woman hawking the signing made it even better. Her sell of Spontaneous while wearing a poncho: "Exploding teenagers in New Jersey! Comes will a poncho for splatter protection!" I think that's all I need to say.

Taherah Mafi
Release Date: August 30, 2016

I haven't read any of Taherah Mafi's books yet (dishonor on my cow), but I've been wanting to and I think Furthermore will end up being my first! Even though it's middle grade, this book sounds so imaginative and fun.

Three Dark Crowns
Kendare Blake
Untitled, #1
Release Date: September 20, 2016

I found out about Three Dark Crowns a while back, so I was anxious to get a copy at BEA this year. The concept seems really interesting and I've heard great things. My mom read my ARC already, and she really liked it.

Vassa in the Night
Sarah Porter
Release Date: September 20, 2016

Last but not least is Vassa in the Night! This is actually one of the books that prevented me from getting Heartless, but I knew I really wanted this one when I read the blurb. The magical side of Brooklyn? With a magical doll? I'm so into this.

What 2016 releases are you anticipating?
Let us know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Hadn't heard of Vassa before now, but if you delayed Heartless for it, I'm definitely checking it out. Thanks for the tip!