Thursday, December 31, 2015

Most-Anticipated Releases of 2016

With the New Year just around the corner I wanted to celebrate the New Year in the only acceptable way, celebrating all of the new releases we get to look forward to in 2016. Last year I did a similar post detailing my 15 top anticipated- releases and I read 7 out of the 15 which I find pretty successful. You can click here for my last year's post, but now onto this year.

Throne of Glass #5 (Untitled) | Sarah J. Maas

So there's nothing about this book that's been released; no cover, no synopsis, etc. but we do know that this information will probably be released very soon and it's release date is most likely in 2016, which is very exciting. 

Heartless | Marissa Meyer

Ever since the finale of the Lunar Chronicles, I've been in a book mourning period so you can understand my excitement when I found out that Marissa Meyer is writing yet another book along the same lines. I can only hope it's as good as the Lunar Chronicles. 

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

The Last Star (The Fifth Wave #3) | Rick Yancey

Originally this was slated for release in 2015, but I guess it's been pushed to 2016. Regardless I'm excited  for its release, hopefully by the time it comes out I don't forget the plot. 

We’re here, then we’re gone, and that was true before they came. That’s always been true. The Others didn’t invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won’t end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning, on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

Master storyteller Rick Yancey invokes triumph, loss, and unrelenting action as the fate of the planet is decided in the conclusion to this epic series.

Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) | Cassandra Clare

Yet another repeat from the 2015 list, but the excitement doesn't subside. 

Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.

Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.

The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.

The Hidden Oracle (The Trials of Apollo #1) | Rick Riordan 

I haven't been excited for any other Riordan series except the Percy Jackson series, but I love Apollo so I'm really hoping this book doesn't disappoint. 

How do you punish an immortal?

By making him human.

After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. Weak and disorientated, he lands in New York City as a regular teenage boy. Now, without his godly powers, the four-thousand-year-old deity must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favour.

But Apollo has many enemies - gods, monsters and mortals who would love to see the former Olympian permanently destroyed. Apollo needs help, and he can think of only one place to go . . . an enclave of modern demigods known as Camp Half-Blood.

Lady Renegades (Rebel Belle #3) | Rachel Hawkins 

Rebel Belle was fantastic, and Miss Mayhem was a close second, I'm just hoping that the finale of the trilogy doesn't disappoint. 

Just as Harper Price starts coming to terms with her role as David Stark's battle-ready Paladin, protector, and girlfriend—her world goes crazy all over again.  

Overwhelmed by his Oracle powers, David flees Pine Grove and starts turning teenaged girls into Paladins—and these young ladies seem to think that Harper is the enemy David needs protecting from.  Ordinarily, Harper would be able to fight off any Paladin who comes her way, but her powers have been dwindling since David left town, which means her life is on the line yet again. 

Now, it’s a desperate race for Harper to find and rescue David before she backslides from superhero to your garden-variety type-A belle. 
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings the fun once again in the finale of this pitch-perfect romantic paranormal comedy series.

I've been out of the book atmosphere lately so there are probably a ton of releases I'm forgetting, let me know in the comments below!