Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Hello everyone, here’s my contribution to this week Top 10 Tuesday topic, Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. So many great books came out in the first half of the year, but it’s finally June. JUNE! I honestly cannot believe it’s June, where has the time gone?! Either way, it’s time to do a preview of what comes next.

Three Dark Crowns (Kendare Blake)

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Release date: September 20th 2016 | GOODREADS

Three queens competing for a crown, but it’s not a magic competition like one might imagine with throwing fireballs and exploding things. It’s a game of cunning and killing because the one who gets the crown is the one who stays alive when the other two died.

I recently read an excerpt of this book, and it was soo good! I was already into it by the second page.

 

Empire of Storms (Sarah J Maas)

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Release date: September 6th 2016 | GOODREADS

The fifth Throne of Glass book comes out this September! And it’s 704 pages long if the info is true (I suspect it is).

Why does she talk about number of pages you said? Because anything else and I’ll be spoiling the people who haven’t read the series.

As for the fans of the series, nothing I say would stop you from devouring this book the day it comes out so… 😀

 

Crooked Kingdom (Leigh Bardugo)

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Release date: September 27th 2016 | GOODREADS

Thankfully the cover has been revealed so I don’t have to use that placeholder image. Hahaha.

Anyway, look at that beauty! And think about how Leigh left us hanging at the end of Six of Crows. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hand on Crooked Kingdom. It’ll be the last book of the duology so I’m fully expecting an explosive (literally) finale.

 

Gemina (Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff)

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Release date: October 18th 2016 | GOODREADS

The second book of The Illuminae Files will center around two new characters, Nik and Hanna, although Kristoff promised there will be some familiar characters in this book too. The book will mainly set in jump station Heimdall instead of Hypatia and Alexander, but it’ll chronologically follow Illuminae.
I know that this new main characters for every book concept is not new. Kaufman herself did similar thing in her series with Spooner, Starbound. But how do you feel about getting two new leads for Gemina?

 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (JK Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany)

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Release date: July 31st 2016 | GOODREADS

I mean OF COURSE!

I am scared + worried + excited + anxious for this book. What could possibly go wrong? Nothing! And everything!

 

The Tresspasser (Tana French)

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Release date: August 11th 2016 | GOODREADS

I’m slowly plowing through the Dublin Murder Squad series and so far I’m really enjoying them. French’s books have more psychological elements than your average detective story. On top of that, her prose is just beautiful. I rarely care about beauty of the prose as long as they work, but her writing is so great I found myself re-reading some parts over and over again.

 

The Hawkweed Prophecy (Irena Brignull)

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Release date: September 6th 2016 | GOODREADS

The Hawkweed Prophecy is a debut novel from screenwriter Irena Brignull (The Little Prince) about two girls who were switched at birth. One is a witch and another a regular mortal. What happened when destiny brought them together? Stay tuned!

 

Arcanum Unbounded (Brandon Sanderson)

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Release date: November 8th 2016 | GOODREADS

I love bundles! They usually offer great value to your money. This upcoming short stories-novella collection is the reason why I’ve been holding back on buying every cosmere short stories available. Arcanum Unbounded supposedly contain 8 stories, 7 old ones (including the Emperor’s Soul which was my favorite novella ever) and 1 new story. The new story will center around Lift, one of the character who has interlude in Words of Radiance, and according to 17th Shard it’ll be around 40.000 words! It’s not quite the Stormlight 3 I wanted, but it’ll do… for now.

 

The Female of the Species (Mindy McGinnis)

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Release date: September 20th 2016 | GOODREADS

Alex Craft turned to violence and vengeance after her sister’s murderer walked free. Along the way, her path crossed with two other teens, Jack and Peekay, who all have troubled past.

This book seems to be at darker spectrum of YA and I am intrigued on how it’ll turn out.

 

The Thousandth Floor (Katharine McGee)

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Release date: August 30th 2016 | GOODREADS

 

This book has been compared to Gossip Girl. Although I never read the series, I used to binge-watch the tv show so yes please give me this book.

 

That’s all for today!
Let me know what are your most anticipated releases for the second half of 2016.


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19 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

  1. I’m not a huge fan of the new-characters-in-each-book-of-a-series trend, but I’m hoping that they can pull it off with the Illuminae series! Great list! 🙂

  2. Arcanum Unbounded! I loved Lift in Words of Radiance. Super excited for her story. Hoping that it’ll tell us more about Edgedancers and Wyndle. Maybe even Cultivation.

    1. Hahaha it’s probably better not to know until it’s closer to release date anyway. 😀
      I believe I found it when browsing his books on Kindle and realized that it was the short story collection Brandon has been talking about.

    1. Good to know someone is as excited as I am for Three Dark Crowns. 😀

      Also, possible spoiler if you haven’t read the goodreads summary:

      Regarding the excerpt, I think it was the fraud angle that really works for me. I’m used to books where all the main characters exhibit exceptional power and are usually the strongest etc, so to have Blake presented two of her MCs as frauds intrigued me.

      /endpossiblespoiler

      Although, for all I know, it could go so very wrong, but I hope not. :p

  3. Ahhh I’m so glad you have Three Dark Crowns on your TTT as well! It sounds SO fun and brutal and I love that kind of thing. And The Thousandth Floor… this is the first I’ve heard it compared to Gossip Girl. I dunno if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. 😛

    Here’s my TTT.

    1. Why am I not surprised that you enjoy reading brutal fantasy? LOL.
      I read the excerpt of TDC from Buzz Books and it immediately raised my already high expectation. Really cannot wait for it!

      Hahaha it’s both good and bad I guess. Gossip Girl (tv series) was my guilty pleasure so I’ll embrace both sides.

      1. LOL! What’s that supposed to mean?! I do REALLY enjoy brutal fantasy, though – it usually elicits a reaction from me, haha. 😛

        Oooh, that’s good to know. I haven’t read the excerpt yet so I definitely need to look it up.

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