Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of the Rest of 2016
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve participated in TTT, but I really wanted to feature some of the books I can’t WAIT for this year!!
(Links go to Goodreads)
1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
This has to be my most anticipated book of the year!! Neal Shusterman is a genius, and I can’t wait to read his next book.
2. Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
I picked this one up at BEA, and though I know very little about it, there’s something about this one that calls to me …
3. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson
What can I even say about this book, except I NEED IT NOW!!! This is a close second to Scythe.
4.Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Even though I was a little disappointed in book two in this series, I’m still very excited for book three!
5.Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
Another sequel that I’m desperate for. Luckily, I snagged this one at BEA, so I’m going to be reading it soon!
6. The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
The Harper rep at BEA told me about this book, and it sounds like something I’d LOVE! I have this one from Edelweiss, so I’ll definitely be reading it!
7. Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
Um, Jennifer Niven. Need I say more? Picked this up at BEA and got to chat with Niven. Best. Day. Ever. (By the way, in case you haven’t seen, I’m giving away a signed copy of this ARC HERE.)
8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Again, I hardly need to explain. If the hype around this book was any bigger it would explode! Happy I managed to pick this one up at BEA!
9. Replica by Lauren Oliver
The whole idea of a book you can read in different ways (reading Lyra’s story first, Gemma’s story first, or switching back and forth) SO intrigues me. I think I’m going to switch back and forth, how about you?
10. Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
This is another one where the second book let me down a bit – it was definitely a disappointment – but I’m hoping book three redeems this series that I loved so much at first!
I also have to mention a couple of books that I’ve already read that were FANTABULOUS! You should definitely be reading these:
I completely forgot about Holding Up the Universe! I really loved All the Bright Places, and I can’t wait to read her newest novel! And Heartless is one that I am kind of looking forward to as well. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the Lunar Chronicles, so I am a bit skeptical but still excited!
-Monica @ Tomes Project
AtBP was one of the best books of ever for me, so I’m all ready to dive into Niven’s next book!!
YES to Scythe, Metaltown and Heartless – oh and Gemina which totally made my list too ♥ SO many great books coming out this year 😀
I just got approved for Scythe on Edelweiss yesterday, so I’m pretty much over the moon!!
I met Simmons last weekend. Very nice. I know, Metaltown just draws you in. I need to get Witch’s Pyre too.
I met her at BEA, but didn’t really get to talk to her. Glad she’s nice!
I need to read Wolf by Wolf. Great set of books!
Yes, you do!!
So many great sounding books! I wish I picked up Heartless at BEA, but alas, I did not. I can’t wait though! This Savage Song also sounds wonderful – glad you loved it.
This Savage Song was fantabulous – you definitely need to read that one!
Holding Up the Universe and Replica are two I am definitely looking forward to. Love your graphic btw 🙂 Great list!
Thanks! This is one of those time that, even though I don’t do much digital scrapbooking anymore, I’m really glad I held onto all my files – they make for great graphics!
YES To Beauty of Darkness! Cannot wait to read that one!! Also This Savage Song is one I really can’t wait to read! Sounds so awesome! Lots of great picks here!
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I was so hoping I’d be one of those lucky 50 people that got my wish granted on Netgalley for Beauty, but I guess I’ll have to wait. 🙁
Agreed – Gemina was awesome! I read it as soon as I got back from BEA.
Me too! It was the first book I picked up!
I’m really excited for Blood for Blood! I can’t believe I almost didn’t read Wolf by Wolf – it’s now one of my favorite 2016 reads so far, and I NEED to know where this series is going!
I’m so glad you loved it – it was a favorite of mine for sure!
There is so many books coming out in the second half of the year, I am so excited. Thank you for the post.
I definitely agree!!!
I haven’t been keeping up with new releases because I’m trying to read the books I already own, but I love your graphic. It’s so pretty!
You’re probably better off that way – just looking at these posts is overwhelming me with the thought of ALL. THE. BOOKS!
Scythe and Heartless were both on my list this week too!
Shusterman can do no wrong, as far as I’m concerned!
This is a great list! I just added a few of them to my TBR as if it isn’t long enough already haha
I know – these posts are very dangerous!!
Metaltown, Scythe, Blood for Blood, Heartless, yep, yep, and yep!! Even Replica! They are almost all on my TBR! Super list! And yeah, I’m sort of loving on your graphic, too 😉 tee, hee
Thanks! I had fun making this one. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a TTT and I wanted to make it interesting. 🙂
I’m super excited for Heartless too!! And Holding Up the Universe! 🙂
I think practically everyone’s excited for Heartless! 🙂
Okay first of all, this graphic is GORGEOUS. I just got Replica from B-Fest and can’t wait to see if it lives up to the hype (and hopefully doesn’t live up to the negative reviews I’ve seen). I also need to read Firewalker – I’ve been slacking. And I’m SO glad to hear that Gemina and This Savage Song were amazing because I’m ridiculously excited for their releases.
Aw, darn – I haven’t read any Replica reviews yet, so I didn’t realize people weren’t loving it. I’ve been ridiculously excited to read it.
Frost Like Night. I was dissapointed in the second book too but I hope things will be fixed in the last book.
(Your header is so cute!)
Yeah, I was a bit disappointed myself. Hoping the third book is fantastic!
Just learn about Metaltown this week. The Steampunkish cover and premise really has me hooked. Looking forward to it.
Yeah, I think the steampunk cover is what got me interested as well!
Oooh Blood for Blood and Heartless both made my list! I just read Wolf by Wolf a couple of months ago and I loved it so much. And I am so glad you have read and loved Gemina. I am SO EXCITED about that one!!! Great list.
I adored Wolf by Wolf and just found out today there’s a novella. Planning on reading that one and then jumping into Blood.
Oh I have read the novella and loved it! It is from Luka’s POV and talks about the race where he met Adele and the circumstances that led him to hate her. I love Luka!
I love Luka too! I can’t wait to read it!!
I’ve not read a Neal Shusterman book but Scythe definitely has my attention so I’ll be sure to keep my eye out for that book.
Blood for Blood is definitely my most anticipated for the second half of the year. I am excited and terrified because I have no idea what to expect. I can’t predict anything that might possibly happen but my gut is telling my that Luka or Felix might be in danger after the big event.
I’ve just finished This Savage Song and once again Schwab delivers. 😀
If you enjoy dystopians, you HAVE to read Shusterman’s Unwind series. It’s a requirement for following my blog!! (Okay, not really, but I really love it. 🙂 )
I really need to read Wolf by Wolf soon! And I’m also curious with Holding Up the Universe.
Wolf by Wolf was amazing – you should definitely read it!!
You have SO many authors listed who I haven’t even read one book from yet even though I own their books ack! And for some weird reason I feel like I have to go read their other series first, especially for Marissa Meyer and Josephine Angelini, before I can jump into their new books. Great list, Nicole, and I hope all of these books live up to your expectations!
I never put that pressure on myself to read an earlier series first, even if it’s a really popular one. A lot of times when there’s an author who everyone seems to love, I’ll jump in on a subsequent series and then go back and read the original one later.
Great advice, thanks!