Welcome to my monthly upcoming new releases post. Today I’m bringing you my most anticipated YA releases for the month of December. There aren’t many books in my most anticipated releases, four to be exact. Please note that some of these books are sequel or part of a series as indicated in the “stand-alone or series” box.
Release Date: December 1st 2015
Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner | GOODREADS PAGE
Stand-alone or series: part of a series, it’s the third book in Starbound. Each book in Starbound trilogy told the story of a different couple, but they’re all interconnected somehow. From what I gather, it is possible to read the second book first (i.e., you’ll have no problems understanding the story), but you might see spoiler from the first book, etc. Therefore, the suggestion is to read the first two books before this one.
Genre: sci-fi, romance
Starbound is a 3-book series about three star-crossed lovers battling the same enemy, LaRoux Industries. It was star-crossed (planet-crossed?) in the literal sense, meaning the stories from each book took place in different planet about two people from different world. If sci-fi romance is something that interest you, you might want to give the trilogy a chance.
Nexis (Trickster #1) by A.L. Davroe | GOODREADS PAGE
Stand-alone or series: the first book in a new series. You can start this one … umm RIGHT NOW. It’s out in the wild already.
Genre: science-fiction, dystopia (?)
Nexis, the first book in Trickster series, is about Ella, a girl who–after an accident–lost her father and her legs. She immersed herself in a virtual reality game called Nexis as a way to cope with her life.
The summary reminded me of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, which I read recently and thoroughly enjoy. The concept of blending virtual reality and real world dystopia into one book is one that interests me. I hope it’s as good as the premise.
Release Date: December 15th 2015
Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms #4) by Morgan Rhodes | GOODREADS PAGE
Stand-alone or series: The 4th book in Falling Kingdoms series. Highly recommend to read #1 – #3 first if you want to read this one.
Genre: high fantasy
I have just begun this popular series last month and the 4th book is going to be released in 2 weeks. I didn’t read the summary because I don’t wanna be spoiled, but click on the link above to be taken to the goodreads page.
UnBound by Neal Shusterman | GOODREADS PAGE
Stand-alone or series: technically it’s more of companion book of Unwind Dystology, but judging from the synopsis, it’s LIKELY to contain MAJOR SPOILERS of all four books in original dystology. I would suggest to read UnWind, UnWholly, UnSouled, and UnDivided first (UnStrung—the novella telling the story of Lev—is optional).
Genre: dystopia, utopia, fantasy, science-fiction
UnBound is a collection of short stories that take place after UnDivided. Find out what happen to the main characters after the conclusion of Unwind Dystology.
(PS. If you haven’t read Unwind, please do yourself a favor and get it/borrow it now)
That’s it for this month. Let me know if any of those books is on your most anticipated releases for this month. What other books are in your list?
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