This week, I’m sitting with my coffee to reflect on the upcoming releases I am excited for. Join me?
This week’s coffee is the delightful El Aguila from Steampunkwith tasting notes of sweet fruits and honey. This has been getting me through a lot of busy mornings recently, and I have enjoyed it very much.
It’s been a while since I did a post about the upcoming books I’m really excited for, and this seemed like as good a time as any to look at where I’m going to be spending all my money in the coming months.
Hold Back the Tide by Melinda Salisbury. I have read an early copy of this, and I am still not ready. I am certain it’s going to be my 2020 top favourite read. I cannot wait to have my very own copy in my little grabby hands. I already know I need to read this again.
The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven. Okay, I’ve already read an early copy of this too, but I am still excited. I roared with laughter, squealed a few times, almost cried. It’s just brilliant and I very desperately need one for my very own.
Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman. If you’ve read my blog ever you will know I’m total trash for Akemi’s work, and this one is set in a circus. So that’s one of my favourite authors and one of my favourite settings. I cannot wait.
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. Twitter was in uproar recently when it was revealed that this was President Snow’s back story. I would have loved it to be Mags or Haymitch. But I am all here for finding out what Snow’s excuse for being a despicable ass is.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. A new Shadowhunter book will always be a thing of joy for me. The Shadowhunter books were some of the first I truly lost myself in after having the boy and being really poorly, so I have a special place in my heart for them. I cannot get enough.
Loveless by Alice Oseman. Alice Oseman breaks my heart in a new way with each new book. Not only does this book sound amazing, but it looks gorgeous too and I cannot wait to be holding it in my hands.
Havenfall by Sara Holland.I loved Sara’s Everless duology so much. The first of those was a really surprise book that became a new favourite. I am hoping for great things from Havenfall. Look how pretty it is!
Grief Angels by David Owen. This is one that I have already read via Netgalley. It gave me so many intense feelings, and I’m still a little emotional when I think about it. It is so good. I’ve loved all David’s books but I think this is my favourite.
Wonderland by Juno Dawson. I heard Juno read an extract from this last summer and I was hooked. Alice sounds like such a brilliant character and I’m really looking forward to reading her story.
The Notorious Virtues by Alwyn Hamilton. I adored Rebel of the Sands (Jin and his ARMS though), and I am so, so excited to have another Alwyn book in the world. I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes me.
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson. Murder lady has written another book. This is not a drill. I require it immediately. I am really intrigued to see what the sequel to A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder is like, I absolutely loved that book.
The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker by Lauren James. Death, ghosts, the afterlife and written by Lauren James. What more could I want? Lauren’s books always swallow me whole and make me really think. I’m looking forward to this one.
Venom by Bex Hogan. I cannot wait for the Viper sequel. I devoured Viper whole and I will never be able to get enough of this world. Also, this cover has fire. It could not be more me if it tried.
Afterlove by Tanya Byrne. I adore Tanya’s writing and this book sounds right up my street. A YA lesbian love story set in the afterlife featuring fierce-girl reapers. This is everything I never knew I needed and I really do need it. Now is good.
The Paper and Hearts Society: Read with Pride by Lucy Powrie. I was not expecting to love The Paper and Hearts Society as much as I did, but it was one of my favourites from last year so, of course, I am looking forward to the sequel. I am really looking forward to being back with my favourite book group.
I feel as though I have missed off so many books. What are you excited for this year, and what should I be looking out for that isn’t on my list?