Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #24

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which features a variety of bookish top ten lists!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015

Queen of Shadows - in the top spot, naturally.  I need this book like air, like water, like food and love.  It's been preordered since the day it's got it's cover - on my birthday, no less. Hello. My body is ready. I'm not sure about my heart and my soul though, they're equal parts excited and terrified, considered how Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire destroyed them, but I'm counting down the days for this one all the same.

Shadows of Self -  I may not be caught up with The Alloy of Law but I vow to you now that I will be by the time that this one comes out in November. I needed to mourn after the end of the first trilogy but I feel the fourth book calling to me more than ever, so it shouldn't be long now! #SandersonArmy is serious business and I need my fix while I wait for the 3rd Stormlight Archive book to, you know, get written. O.O

The Raven's Prophecy Tarot - Ok, so I know that technically, this isn't a book. But I *had* to add it in here, in lieu of The Raven King which was sadly pushed back to next year. *sobs* No but seriously, I'm more than willing to wait for the perfection that the conclusion of The Raven Cycle will be...but at the same time, 2016 seems so far away. So I need to console myself with the Raven's Prophecy Tarot deck.

Winter - With all the pieces setting up for the big finale in Cress and with us knowing how twisted Queen Levana is thanks to Fairest, this one is sure to be an explosive ending to an imaginative and addictive series. I can't wait! It's a beast of a book though so I feel like we should all start getting ourselves mentally and emotionally prepared...

Every Word  - This one only releases in Canada in September, and well, mama needs the cover to match Every Breath.  The wait for it has been excruciating, especially considering that if I wasn't so hung up on matching covers, I could have ordered this one from TBD months ago! Sigh. I can't stop thinking about this book though, which says a lot considering it has no fantasy elements at all XD

Last Ever After - The conclusion to The School for Good and Evil is definite must-read for me. Despite the few issues I had with the series (especially the first book) I've whole-heartedly enjoyed Sophie and Agatha's adventures - especially considered that killer-ending in book 2.  I can't wait to see how everything will wrap up for these girls!

Circle of Stone - Granted, I read the first in this series, The Bell Between Worlds, when it came out in 2013, but I wasn't sure until recently if the planned sequel was actually going to come out. I reached out to the author on Twitter and he gave me the good news that it was in fact expected for July of this year! Now I'm counting down the days until I can continue on with this imaginative middle-grade story.

The Marvels - Admittedly, I have yet to read any of brian Selznick's previous works, even though I own The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck is on my tbr shelf.  Nevertheless, this new offering is really appealing to me and as always, it has stunning illustrations that just draw you in!

Walk on Earth a Stranger -  I still need to read Rae Carson's Fire and Thorn series but I own the first book and I WILL get to it soon.  That fact didn't stop me from getting rrreeeaallly interested in this one with it's unique take on magic and it's unique historical premise.

Soundless - Granted, I've only read one book by Meade, and I didn't have the best luck with it. It was good, just not as good as I'd hoped. Still, I was impressed with her creativity and writing style so I guess it's not surprising that Soundless caught my eye - it's about as unique a premise as they come! I'm really eager to dig into this one.

Are you dying to get your hands on any (or all) of these?
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  1. This is the second time I've seen Walk on Earth a Stranger. It sounds so intriguing. I'm going to take that as a sign I need to add this to my list.

  2. I can't wait for Soundless either! I have an eARC of Walk on Earth a Stranger and I'm really excited about it! I need to catch up on The Lunar Chronicles and Throne of Glass. Great list!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  3. QoS and Winterrrrrrrrrrrrrr \o/ Can't wait!

  4. Queen of Shadows and Winter for sure!! I finished Soundless and loved it!! I'm hoping to read Walk on Earth a Stranger soon but I'm probably going to be pre-ordering too hehe.

  5. Oh, I am bouncing up and down with anticipation for the Brandon Sanderson book! I probably liked Alloy of Law more than I liked the entire original Mistborn trilogy put together, I'm so looking forward to more Wax and Wayne :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. Oo! Thanks for reminding me about Walk On Earth a Stranger! :) Winter made my list this week, too. :D Great list!

  7. Great picks! I am so excited for Winter and Queen of Shadows! I think those would be my top two. I may have already started reading Marvels and Soundless. And they are both pretty amazing so far. I picked them up at BEA and began reading them immediately, but then needed to be social. I love all things Brian Selznick. I think you'd love his other stuff too. Oh, and the date for Raven King is so far away! I completely understand the need to add what you did.

  8. I'm soooo excited for Winter (who isn't?!), and I'm looking forward to Walk on Earth a Stranger. I see that Maggie Stiefvater cover and it just makes me so sad The Raven King was pushed back. D:
    Great list!

  9. Queen of Shadows FTW!!! The Raven King would have been #1 on my list, but ... *sniffles* I think I'll also console myself with a nice copy of The Raven's Prophecy Tarot, hehe.

  10. I think Queen of Shadows would be on my list if I had started reading that series, but as for right now I'm content trying to catch up! I'm glad to see Winter on this list too. :) I've never read any of Brian Selznick but I've always been curious about his style of story telling and I love the Hugo movie. The Marvel's cover is gorgeous too! Maybe this is the one that I actually pick up and read. :D

  11. I am too very excited for Soundless and Winter! I would probably be excited for Queen of Shadows as well but I haven't started that series yet...I hope you enjoy all the books you listed when you get a chance to read them :)

    ~Kaitlin @ Nex Page Please!

  12. Great list that has me wanting. I finally just finished Scarlet and will be reading Cress soon. I am loving my time spent with The Lunar Chronicles and will be ready for Winter's release.

  13. Yes! Queen of Shadows! I cannot wait to devour that book. It is going to be amazing! Awesome list!

  14. Queen of Shadows, so excited for that one! I share your sadness in The Raven King being pushed back as that was basically my most anticipated release of this year, but if Maggie Stiefvater needs longer to make it perfection then I am willing to wait (totally lying, I'm tapping my fingers in impatience here, why can't it be February already.........)
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  15. Winter tops of my list of books I'm still waiting for to be released, Micheline. I'm also pretty excited about Walk on Earth a Stranger.

  16. Your list looks awesome! Soundless is so amazing... actually it sounds amazing never mind. I would buy anything by Richelle Mead, I have heard this is a standalone novel though but I could be wrong, hope you get to read these books soon :)
    <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  17. I've always been curious about the School of Good and Evil (I love the covers!) Is it more middle grade or YA?

  18. I am ready for all the glory and pain that is Queen of shadow. Winter is also going to be epic with all its 800 pages.

  19. I ran out of room, but I definitely agree on Soundless and Walk the Earth a Stranger!


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