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.
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
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! ;)
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?