With 2015 coming to a close I thought I would talk about my anticipated books of 2016. As there are a lot of books that I am looking forward to, I've split them up into three categories; New Series & Standalones, Sequels, and Debuts.
Below are my top 10 anticipated sequels. They are listed in order of release date and not order of preference. The covers are linked to each books' Goodreads page if you want to read more about it.
INFERNO (BLOOD FOR BLOOD) by Catherine Doyle
Release Date: January 7th, 2016
INFERNO is the second book in the BLOOD FOR BLOOD trilogy about Sophie as she gets caught up in the mafia. Admittedly VENDETTA (book 1) was not my favorite of the year, but there is a lot of potential for the series.
STARS ABOVE (THE LUNAR CHRONICLES) by Marissa Meyer
Release Date: February 2nd, 2016
This isn't technically a sequel, it's a novella compilation, but I'm super excited for it. There is a new novella featuring a wedding in this compilation, which I am dying to read.
DOVE EXILED (DOVE CHRONICLES) by Karen Bao
Release Date: February 23rd, 2016
DOVE EXILED is the sequel to DOVE ARISING, which was one of my favorite that I've read this year. DOVE ARISING deserves much more attention than it received. There was a cover change, which makes me sad that my books won't match, but the new cover is goregeous and only makes me want to read it even more.
BLOOD PASSAGE (THE DARK CARAVAN CYCLE) by Heather Demetrios
Release Date: March 1st, 2016
BLOOD PASSAGE is the second book in THE DARK CARAVAN CYCLE trilogy and it was supposed to come out this year, but was pushed back to March after they decided to change the covers. I'm not the biggest fan of this cover change, but I did not love the original cover for this book either. Despite all that I am ready for this book to be in my hands.
THE WINNER'S KISS (THE WINNER'S TRILOGY) by Marie Rutkoksi
Release Date: March 29th, 2016
Speaking of cover changes THE WINNER'S KISS has been through several recently. Fierce Reads announced that they were changing the covers for the last book in the series despite the fact that they had already released a cover. For obvious reasons, fans of the series were upset by this news. Luckily the publisher listened and changed the cover back. I'm super excited that all my books will match, but I'm even more excited to read it. This series drives me insane. I cannot stop thinking about it. I read the first two books in a day each and I doubt this one will be any different.
THE RAVEN KING (THE RAVEN CYCLE) by Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: March 29th or April 26th, 2016
I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! I cannot contain my love for this series and I'm not even caught up with it! I'm currently reading book two and I am both excited and terrified to read this book when it comes out.
THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER (THE WRATH AND THE DAWN) by Renee Ahdieh
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN is another book that just about broke my heart this year and I expect THE ROSE AND THE DAGGER to do the same. May seems so far away.
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY (A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES) by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
While A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES was not my favorite Sarah J. Maas to date, it ended with the potential to be absolutely amazing, which I'm hoping A COURT OF MIST AND FURY will be. Based on the pictures Sarah has posted it's going to be a massive book, which only makes the wait feel longer.
THRONE OF GLASS is one of my favorite series of all time and book four QUEEN OF SHADOWS did not let me down. I waiting in anticipation for the title and the cover and a summary and the book itself.
ILLUSION (HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND) by Martina Boone
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
THE HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND trilogy is an unique read. It's southern gothic and full of twists and turns. I haven't read book 2, PERSUASION, yet because I just got my hands on it, but I am still very excited for the last book.
I'm not even sure if this book comes out in 2016, but I'm hoping because it's been well over a year since the last book came out and the wait is painful. This is another series that deserves more attention.
So that's it for my anticipated sequels. Next up will be my anticipated debuts.