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A lot of the books I eagerly anticipated for this year have already come out. Books like Lord of Shadows, Flame in the Mist, and A Conjuring of Light. But there are still many more books I’m excited for that have yet to come out. And so, in order of release date, here they are.
- A Destiny of Dragons by T.J. Klune:
Release Date: June 30
This is the second book in the Tales of Verania series and the first book in the DESTINY FUCK YEAH! trilogy. As with the first book, it follows Sam of Wilds and all the hilarity of his life. But he is thrown for a loop when Vadoma and Ruv claim Ryan is not Sam’s true cornerstone. I can’t wait for the gay to begin.
- Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody:
Release Date: July 25
This book takes place in Gomorrah aka one of those cities destroyed by god in the Bible for being the Vegas of the olden days. It follows Sorina, who can create illusions, but one day one of her illusions is somehow murdered. It also takes place in a carnival-type atmosphere, which is lit.
- Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo:
Release Date: August 29
It’s a book about Wonder Woman and it’s written by Leigh Bardugo. What more could you ask for? Oh, bi rep? It’s got that too. It’s a sort of prequel to Diana’s story and I’m hype for it.
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust:
Release Date: September 5
This is a multi-generational retelling of Snow White. We follow Mina, a girl with a heart made of glass and a dream of being queen, and Lynet, a girl made of snow. This story seems like it will delve deep into the relationship between the Snow White figure and her step-mother, which is a story long overdue. I’m super excited for this one.
- Warcross by Marie Lu:
Release Date: September 12
This is the first book in Lu’s new series, a sci-fi this time. It follows Emika, who works as a bounty hunter in the popular game Warcross. But soon she uncovers a conspiracy when she competes in the tournament. Knowing how good her other series are, I’m eager for this one.
- Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore:
Release Date: September 19
This is Cashore’s first release since the Graceling Realms series ended. It follows Jane as she attends the Tu Reviens, a magical and mysterious event. But the gala turns out to be way more than Jane bargained for.
- An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard:
Release Date: September 26
This book follows the magic underground of New York City. When the power of magic starts fading, Sydney is the only one who can help. But she’d rather destroy it all. This sounds like such an antihero story and I need more of those in my life.
- This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis:
Release Date: October 10
This book follows Sasha, as she begins to lose time and gain memories of things she never did. Sasha must regain control of her life and her heart. It’s supposed to be an interesting look at the nature of good and evil and what makes them so. Knowing how good The Female of the Species was, I’m super excited for this.
- The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin:
Release Date: November 7
This is the companion series to the Mara Dyer trilogy, this time told from Noah’s point of view. It takes place after the events of Mara’s story and a new threat is trying to tear them apart. I love these two and I’m dying to see Mara go even more Dark Side.
- Renegades by Marissa Meyer:
Release Date: November 7
This is the first book in Meyers’ brand new series. This one is sci-fi-meets-fantasy (as was The Lunar Chronicles), delving a little into both genres. It follows Adrian and Nova, both with opposite goals. Adrian wants justice. Nova wants revenge and has allied herself with the villain. It sounds like it has some real antihero potential and I’m so excited.
There are a lot more books I’m hype for, but these are definitely the ones I want the most. What new releases are you anticipating? Let me know in the comments!
Until tomorrow, Strangers!