5 Anticipated Book Releases of 2016 -January – March

Hello! There are a lot of amazing books coming out this year so I figured I’d show you all the books I’m most looking forward to coming out. These are just 5 of the many books I’m looking forward to so I’ve limited my list to stand alones/first novels rather than sequels or more books in a series. Anyway I hope you find this interesting and maybe find out some amazing books to add to your TBR’s! 🙂


 

ALl The Birds in the SkyAll the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders – January 26th 2016

Patricia is a witch who can communicate with birds. Laurence is a mad scientist and inventor of the two-second time machine. As teenagers they gravitate towards one another, sharing in the horrors of growing up weird.

When they later reconnect as adults, Laurence is an engineering genius living in near-future San Francisco, trying to stop the planet failing apart through technological intervention. Meanwhile, Patricia is a graduate of Eltisley Maze, the hidden academy for the magically gifted, and works with her fellow magicians to secretly repair the earth’s ever growing ailments.

As they each take sides in a cataclysmic war between science and magic, All the Birds in the Sky sees Laurence and Patricia try to make sense of life, sex and adulthood on the brink of the apocalypse.

I am ridiculously excited to read this book! It sounds so unique and completely unlike anything I’ve read before and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

 

Revenge and the wildRevenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto – February 2nd 2016

The two-bit town of Rogue City is a lawless place, full of dark magic and saloon brawls, monsters and six-shooters. But it’s perfect for seventeen-year-old Westie, the notorious adopted daughter of local inventor Nigel Butler.

Westie was only a child when she lost her arm and her family to cannibals on the wagon trail. Nine years later, Westie may seem fearsome with her foul-mouthed tough exterior and the powerful mechanical arm built for her by Nigel, but the memory of her past still haunts her. She’s determined to make the killers pay for their crimes—and there’s nothing to stop her except her own reckless ways.

But Westie’s search ceases when a wealthy family comes to town looking to invest in Nigel’s latest invention, a machine that can harvest magic from gold—which Rogue City desperately needs as the magic wards that surround the city start to fail. There’s only one problem: the investors look exactly like the family who murdered Westie’s kin. With the help of Nigel’s handsome but scarred young assistant, Alistair, Westie sets out to prove their guilt. But if she’s not careful, her desire for revenge could cost her the family she has now.

This book sounds absolutely amazing! Wild West meets fantasy with a female character who lost her arm to cannibals!? I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on this and I hope it lives up to my expectations because that description makes it sounds incredible.

 

the land of forgotten girlsThe Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly – March 1st 2016

Two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better. For readers of Cynthia Kadohata and Rita Williams-Garcia and anyone searching for the true meaning of family.

Soledad has always been able to escape into the stories she creates. Just like her mother always could. And Soledad has needed that escape more than ever in the five years since her mother and sister died and her father moved Sol and her youngest sister from the Philippines to Louisiana. Then he left, and all Sol and Ming have now is their evil stepmother, Vea. Sol has protected Ming all this time, but then Ming begins to believe that Auntie Jove—their mythical, world-traveling aunt—is really going to come rescue them. Have Sol’s stories done more harm than good? Can she protect Ming from this impossible hope? Erin Entrada Kelly writes with grace, imagination, and deepest heart about the meaning of family and about finding hope in the hardest circumstances.

This seems like a really lovely, heartwarming story that deals with some issues that I haven’t read about in middle grade/YA before such as abandonment . I think it’s going to be an amazing but emotional read about two sisters surviving the worst of times.

 

The Girl From EverywhereThe Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig – March 3rd 2016

Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…

Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.

Time travel has always been an area of fiction that I’ve always been interested in but haven’t read much about so when combined with pirates (another interest of mine), it’s definitely something I’m going to buy. Time Travelling Pirates, do I have to say more!?

 
A tyranny of petticoatsA Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls – March 8th 2016

From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines.

Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They’re making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

I’ve been wanting to read more short shories recently and I’m especially excited to read this one as it specifically focuses on historical/fantastical heroines. I love reading stories with female protagonists so I can’t wait to get my hands on this and see if it’s as amazing as I’m expecting it to be.


So  these are a few upcoming releases that I’m really looking forward to. This post is only on the January-March releases so I’m going to post my anticipated releases for other parts of the year soon. Let me know in the comments what releases you’re looking forward to coming out this year! 🙂

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My Most Anticipated 2015 Releases

I made a Most Anticipated Releases post a while ago and there are so many good books coming out next year that I thought I’d make one especially for 2015. 2015 is definitely the year of beautiful book covers because all of these books have such lovely covers.


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Release Date – April 28th 2015

An Ember in the Ashes

Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier— and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.

Vow your blood and body to the empire.

Keep your heart for yourself.

A book set in a Rome-like world? Epic Fantasy? Female Lead? Everything I’ve ever wanted in a book and I need it in my life. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait for it to be released so I can pick it up.


A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date – May 5th 2015

A Court of Thorns and Roses

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

I loved Throne of Glass and I can’t wait for Sarah J. Maas’ new series, especially since it’s based on Beauty and the Beast. I love fairy tale retellings and I have a feeling that this is going to be a really good book.


A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

Release Date – February 24th 2015

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Kell is one of the last Travelers—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel universes—as such, he can choose where he lands.

There’s Grey London, dirty and boring, without any magic, ruled by a mad King George. Then there’s Red London, where life and magic are revered, and the Maresh Dynasty presides over a flourishing empire. White London, ruled by whoever has murdered their way to the throne—a place where people fight to control magic, and the magic fights back, draining the city to its very bones. And once upon a time, there was Black London…but no one speaks of that now.

Officially, Kell is the Red Traveler, personal ambassador and adopted Prince of Red London, carrying the monthly correspondences between the royals of each London. Unofficially, Kell is a smuggler, servicing people willing to pay for even the smallest glimpses of a world they’ll never see—a dangerous hobby, and one that has set him up for accidental treason. Fleeing into Grey London, Kell runs afoul of Delilah Bard, a cut-purse with lofty aspirations, who first robs him, then saves him from a dangerous enemy, and then forces him to spirit her to another world for a proper adventure.

But perilous magic is afoot, and treachery lurks at every turn. To save all of the worlds, Kell and Lila will first need to stay alive—and that is proving trickier than they hoped.

I’ve heard great things about Victoria Schwab’s writing and I just bought her book Vicious (which I can’t wait to read). A Darker Shade of Magic sounds really intriguing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.


The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Release Date – May 12th 2015

The Wrath and the Dawn

Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with the very boy who killed her dearest friend.

She discovers that the murderous boy-king is not all that he seems and neither are the deaths of so many girls. Shazi is determined to uncover the reason for the murders and to break the cycle once and for all.

This book is apparently inspired by A Thousand and One Nights. As I said I love retellings and I think I’m going to really love this one. The plot sounds so interesting and complex that I’m probably going to end up pre-ordering it.


The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black              

Release Date – January 15th 2015

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does…

As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?

I’ve always enjoyed Holly Black’s writing style and I’m excited to read more of her work especially since it’s about fairies. Also the cover is really pretty!


There are a few others that I want to pick up such as Red Queen, P.S I Still Love You, All The Bright Places and The Walls Around Us but if I included every book this post would be way too long. Let me know down in the comments what books you’re looking forward to in 2015! 🙂