Friday, July 8, 2016

2016 Releases from the Second-Half of the Year that I Cannot Wait to Read!

Turns out I never wrote a post about the books I'm looking forward to in 2016. I've already read a decent number of ARCs of books that are releasing in the latter half of the year--some amazing, some disappointing--but here are some that I haven't got my hands on but which are releasing between July-December that I am dying to read.


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The Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Bardugo's Six of Crows was one of my favorite books from last year and I fully intend to re-read it in preparation for Crooked Kingdom. This book is going to be SO GOOD. I just know it.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Confession: I never finished reading Kristoff's debut trilogy. And not in a I-have-yet-to-read-the-third-book way but in a I-only-read-book-one way. I liked it but I guess not enough to continue. Either way, this book looks and sounds AMAZING. I mean, a school of assassins? I'm in.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
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The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
I wasn't a huge fan of Lu's debut series but I devoured The Young Elites and The Rose Society in a weekend and need to know how this series ends!
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I have no idea what this book is about and I don't care. Because Laini Taylor.
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
I usually stay away from debut authors these days since I've been burned far too many times by their work, but I can't resist a hate-to-love romance with a fantasy background. It's my weakness.


Made for Sin by Stacia Kane
Kane writes the Downside Ghosts UF Series which is a favorite of mine! We haven't gotten a new book in that series but we are getting another novel by Kane and I am 100% all over this. Not so much the cover but definitely that synopsis! ;)


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Interference by Kay Honeyman
Sadly, not many people know this author but her debut was AMAZING and I've been waiting for her to write another book for years and here it is! It's not historical fiction, like her first novel, but I have high hopes for this one and I doubt I'll be disappointed. 
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil by Melina Marchetta
I would never have picked up a book with this synopsis had it not been for Melina Marchetta's name on the cover. I've read every single book she's written and I've loved them all. I'm really, really excited by her latest and cannot wait to read this and cry, as I am wont to do with her books.
Beast by Brie Spangler
I am a sucker for a "Beauty and the Beast" re-telling, this one featuring a transgender Beauty. I've been reading a lot of debuts by authors who are writing about LGBTQIAP+ issues and while I haven't enjoyed very many of them, I am hopeful for this one.

What are books that you are anticipating for the second-half of 2016? What should I add to my list that I missed? Any other recommendations from this first-half that didn't quite catch my eye?


  1. Eeep, HP and the Cursed Child and Crooked Kingdom! So excited for those two. I'm intrigued by A Promise of Fire, I read Nick's review of it and am temped to give it a go.

  2. I managed to snag an ARC of Nevernight which I'm still thrilled about. And 'A Promise of Fire' is on Netgalley if you're interested! I'm praying to the Netgalley gods for that one as well :).

    This was a wonderful list! I'll have to look up Kay Honeyman's other book.

  3. My daughter is almost finished with The Rose Society and is dying for the 3rd book, too! Good thing it releases in October. Not too far off. I need to pick up Kane's UF series. Haven't tried that one. Hope you love her contemporary endeavor. I'm also looking forward to Melina Marchetta's book! It's been too long since we've had a story from her! I'm also looking forward to the new Kate Daniels of course. The the Life She Wants by Robyn Carr and Sting by Sandra Brown are all on my hot list.

    Great list here, Keertana! Enjoy your Summer reading. I look forward to your reviews. :)

  4. Gah! I want Crooked Kingdom SO bad!!!!

    Good list!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  5. YES TO ALL OF THESE. Crooked Kingdom and The Midnight Star are two of my most anticipated books as well. Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! <3

  6. Every single fantasy you have up there needs to be in my hands soon. LOL I so agree. I'm thinking... oh I'll have to see what you think of the rest of them... and then I spy Beast. I'm a sucker for that retelling as well. We needs these books. LOL

  7. I'M DYING TO READ NEVERNIGHT. AHHH And I totally want the UK copy. I NEED IT <3

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

  8. Yassss the new Melina Marchetta. Gimmmeeeee!

  9. I SO want to read Nevernight, Cursed Child, Beast, and Strange the Dreamer as well. I'm sure I have many more. I keep adding things to either my Amazon wish list or my Goodreads one.

  10. I SO wanted to request Bouchet from NG but they only have those darn pdfs that breaks my heart


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