Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Top Five Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2016

So it's the end of 2015 and I still can't quite believe it. A lot happened this year - I passed all my exams, graduated from university, went on holiday and even found myself a job! (Though technically I don't start until 2016, but whatever.) I've also read a lot of books this year, and have many I'm looking forward to in 2016. Here's a list of the five I most want to read - enjoy!

Top Five Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2015 (in no particular order):

1) Half Lost by Sally Green - okay, after the ending of Half Wild, you can't blame me for wanting this book. Half Wild was one of my favourite books of 2015 (and probably one of my favourite books of all time) and I want to know how things end - I have no doubt it will be devastating and honestly, I am terrified. I am both extremely excited, and extremely nervous about this book. And Nathan and Gabriel - will they end up together? (SAY YES, SALLY GREEN.) Will one of them die? (SAY NO, SAY NO.) How am I supposed to wait? HOW? I know I said this list was in not order, but this probably is my most anticipated book of 2016. I just love this series that much.

2) Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard - can we just look at the tagline for a minute? "Kneel or bleed"? I just...Maven! Why! Why are these things happening! How could Red Queen end the way it did! What will Mare do? What will Cal do? Where is the romance going? Is theguywhoshallnotbenamed redeemable? Or will he spiral further on to the path of villainy? Why don't I already have a copy of this book? Why is life unfair? When will my questions be answered, damn it! I don't know how I've lasted so long, and I really don't know how much longer I can take it. I need this book! I have a feeling it's going to have another cliffhangery ending too, so who wants to take the bet that book three in this series is going to be on next year's list (and book four on the list after that!).

3) The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan - I think everyone was surprised when Rick Riordan announced a new series set in the Percy Jackson universe - about Apollo. The Trials of Apollo. Who has been made human by Zeus and cast down from Olympus. I was wary at first (it came out of nowhere!) - but then I read the first chapter, and it is hilarious. I can't wait for this book, I honestly can't. I think Apollo is going to make a fantastic main character, and Percy is in this book too, and he is my absolute favourite, and the interaction between them both is going to brilliant and oh my God, I am so happy this book is happening. Thank you, Rick. (I mean, as long as Percy doesn't die. Or Annabeth. Or Nico.)

4) Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare - okay, I wasn't a fan of City of Heavenly Fire. But, I did love being introduced to Emma and Julian and I'm really excited to follow up on their stories and find out how things have changed now they're a bit older! And to find out what's going on in the world of Shadowhunters (I still need to read the Shadowhunter Academy novellas as well - I know, I'm terrible). I know characters from previous series are going to pop up so looking forward to seeing that too. And it's Cassandra Clare, so it's probably going to be awesome and full of humour and drama and forbidden romance. Plus, look at that cover. Look at it! It's the best cover Cassandra Clare has had so far on any of her books.

5) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - still no cover for this one, so I'm using the US placeholder. I'm very very curious to find out what happens in this sequel. Mostly because I honestly have no idea. Usually I'm able to guess a few things but with Sarah J. Maas books, anything can happen. After the ending of book A Court of Thorns and Roses and the deal a certain person made with another certain person, I'm sure there's going to be some sort of conflict and this deal will play a big part in the events of book two. But apart from that, it's all a mystery. I'm wondering if this world will ever connect with the world of Throne of Glass too - it would definitely be interesting to see!

Notable mentions that didn't quite make the list: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (I was so torn between this and ACoMaF, but I went with the latter in the end), The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows, Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (this was in last year's post too - the release date got pushed back), Untitled Throne of Glass #5 (this would be on the actual list if it had a title!), Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan.

And there you have it! Which books are you looking forward to in 2016? Any from my list? And, last of all, have a very happy new year, everyone!

(P.S. If you want to see what I got for Christmas, I posted some photos on my Tumblr here! Mostly for my own records so I can remember everything, but hey, I always enjoy looking through what other people got, so if you're as nosy as I am, have a look).

4 comments:

  1. Ugh! I haven't started any of these series yet. Well,I did start the Throne of Glass series finally! I can't think of any books I'm just dying to get my hands on in 2016. Mostly because I'm so behind in all my reading. Sigh!

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  2. So many series I haven't read! I hope these next additions are everything you hope they will be though. And off to check out your christmas goodies. I'm totally nosy. ;)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com

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  3. OH I hadn't seen the cover yet for Half Lost! I love it! :D This is a great list--I hope you enjoy all of these, Liz! Happy New Year!! ;D

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  4. I still have to read the first books of the series sequels you mention here!! It seems like I have quite a few 2015 releases to catch up on actually... But I think Lady of Midnight would make my list too! I am getting a wee bit tired about the repetitiveness of that series, but Emma and Julian were my favourite part of CoHF too so I'm willing to give the Shadowhunters Universe another go so long as we have new characters to focus on.

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