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 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 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 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 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!?
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! 🙂