At the beginning of the year, I chose my Top 5 New Releases of 2016. However, all of these books that I selected were released in the first half of the year. The following 5 books are ones that I’m excited to see in the second half of the year!
My Lady Jane by C. Hand, B. Ashton, J. Meadows [June 7…which was 2 days ago]
This book is being compare to The Princess Bride in that it’s a funny, fantasy, romance novel. This is about Lady Jane Grey and is the “true” story of her engagement and her “plot” to rob King Edward of his throne. I like a good historical tweaking every once in a while. [Synopsis at Goodreads]
Heartless by Marissa Meyer [November 8]
It’s no secret that I love Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles. I could know zero information about Heartless and still want to read it, simply because she wrote it. All I know about this book is that it’s a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, which is a story I’ve never really been a big fan of, so I’m willing to let Meyer change my thinking. [Synopsis at Goodreads]
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor [September 27]
I loved Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy. It’s brilliantly written, you guys. If you haven’t read it yet, do it now. Right now. Apparently this book shows “the aftermath of a war between gods and men.” Not sure if that means it’ll pick up where the other series left off or not. Doesn’t matter. I’m reading it. [Synopsis at Goodreads]
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi [August 30]
I heard someone talking about this book recently and it’s written in second person, which kind of blows my mind. I loved Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. Her use of metahor and ability to create a scene is unparalleled, in my opinion. Some people thought it was overkill, but I liked it. Her writing is so different from everything else I’d read. I’m curious to see if she can do it again. [Synopsis at Goodreads]
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge [September 27]
I thought Rosamund Hodge’s previous 2 books were good. Not awesome or even great, just good. Those books were fairy tale retellings, which I usually love, but they were really dark and difficult for me to really get in to. This book, however, is a play off of Romeo & Juliet. HALLO! I’m all over that. [Synopsis at Goodreads]
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany [July 31]
How could I NOT include this gem? This isn’t exactly a book because it’s the script for the new play. It takes place years after Harry and his friends have left Hogwarts. Harry works at the Ministry of Magic and his son Albus is figuring out the whole family legacy and how he fits into his father’s world. It sounds awesome and intriguing and I wish I could see it at the theatre.[Synopsis at Goodreads]
What new releases are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments!
Happy reading! – Caitlyn