Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020


It’s Linz, and the first half of 2020 is turning into a major “series” period for me.I’m already crippled by the thought of all these potential re-reads.

1. The Night Country by Melissa Albert (TODAY): The Hazel Wood (reviewed by Ginny) was a delightful, dark fairy tale reminiscent of the better parts of the Magicians, and the end of book 1 sets up some greats things for book 2. (And get hyped because we got our greedy little hands on an advanced copy and will be reviewing!)

2. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez (ALSO TODAY): *claps hands delightedly* A Bolivian ruler’s decoy goes on a revenge mission. Also there’s magic. Also appears to be a standalone.

3. The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Jan. 21): I was totally caught offguard when I picked up the first installment of this trilogy, Truly Devious, about a fancy school of specialty ingenues and a decades-old famous crime. It sucked me in and scared the pants off me, and I can’t wait to see how it all ends in the final book.

4. The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu (Feb. 2): The YA author has stopped churning out all the scifi/fantasy series to write a historical fiction novel (with magic) about Nannerl Mozart and her younger brother Wolfgang. I’m REALLY excited because the real story is very interesting, and I’m curious to see how Lu portrays it.

5. Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland (Feb. 4): Giiiirrrrrrrrllllllll I needed this sequel to the alt-history/zombie wild ride that is Dread Nation YESTERDAY. (Dread Nation review by me here)

6. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel (March 24): I don’t know how to break the description of this one down other than it’s sweeping and contemporary, and does NOT look like it’s Station Eleven in a good way. Also I adored Station Eleven.

7. Night of the Dragon by Julie Kagawa (March 31): The final installment of a Inuyasha-esque trilogy about a fox demon and a quest to control a dragon. The end of book 2 was WILD and I for real don’t know how this ends. (Reviews of book 1 and book 2 by me)

8. Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth (April 7): OK so full disclosure – I didn’t really like the Divergent books. HOWEVER, I was only OK with the Grishaverse books but was OBSESSED with Leigh Bardugo’s debut adult novel, so I’m really interested to get my hands on Roth’s debut adult novel.

9. Elysium Girls by Kate Pentecost (April 14): Again, full disclosure – I first wanted to read this book because of the cover. IT IS SICK. But the description – there’s a witch gang, a demon, magic metal horses and high stakes all set in the Dust Bowl. Yes. Yes yes yes.

10. Girls Save the World in This One by Ash Parsons (April 14): A girl gang saves the world from zombies at a con. I’ve been to my fair share of cons, and this book reminds me of my worst con nightmare (which was reading a Jonathan Maberry novel, whose plot climaxes at DragonCon, before I attended the first time.  I was a rage fear bomb). Looking very forward to reading this.

What are you looking forward to grabbing as soon as it comes out? Got suggestions? Comment away!



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Arsty Reader Girl. Check out their blog for topics and such.

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