I don’t normally do most anticipated releases because for the most part I read older releases and wait for newer ones, but there are the few here and there that I want to get soon after they are released. I’ve realized that there are quite a few that I am looking forward to that are releasing in the second half of the year. I plan to either preorder or get them the week of their releases. Here are my top 8.
Rapunzel and the Vanishing Village by Leila Howland. This is the follow up to Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon. This is based on the television show and brings Rapunzel, Cassandra and Eugene on a whole new adventure. This releases on June 5.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware. This is about a woman who finds out she has been left an inheritance, but the problem is that there is a mistake and it’s not money for so she comes up with a plan to get the inheritance anyway. This releases on June 28. Apparently I was wrong about this date and it was released on May 29.
The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager. This is about a group of girls at a summer camp. They spend their time playing two truths, one lie. One night Emma watches a group of her girlfriends sneak out of their cabin and they are never seen again. Years later the camp has been reopened and Emma is offered a position as the art instructor, which she accepts so that she can finally find out what happened to her friends. This gives me a Camp Crystal Lake vibe and I am loving it. This releases on July 10.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning. This is a retelling of Ursula from The Little Mermaid. I am so excited for this one. I love reading about villains and what they were like before we knew them. I always find it interesting to read all the different reasons that made a villain become just that. Also Ursula is my favorite Disney villain. This releases on July 31.
After Nightfall by A.J. Banner. This one is about two friends and one friend betrays the other and I guess they have a falling out and don’t talk. Years later the friend that did the betraying wants forgiveness so Marissa invites her to her engagement party as a way to reconcile. Things don’t work out so great and the friends body is discovered at the bottom of a cliff. This releases August 7. I have an ARC from Netgalley that I am so excited about and hoping to get to very soon.
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs. This is the fourth novel in the Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children series. I can not wait to dive back into this world. Because this is the fourth book I’m not going to say anything else about it so I don’t spoil anything for people who haven’t read the other books yet. This releases on October 2.
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks. I am so excited about this one. If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while you might know that Nicholas Sparks is my all time favorite author. I don’t want to know anything about this one. I want to try to go into it blind and just enjoy the story, but I’m sure there will be love and heartbreak and many tears and I’ll love every minute of it. This releases on October 16.
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer. This is the follow up and conclusion to Renegades. I have a spoiler free review of Renegades posted if you’re interested but I’m not going to say anything else about it because it is the second book. This releases on November 6.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber. This is the second book in a trilogy. Caraval was the first book and is told from Scarlet’s point of view. Legendary is told from Tella’s point of view and I believe it picks up right where Caraval left off. This releases on May 29. I have it preordered and I am getting a signed copy, hopefully, so this will definitely be on my June TBR.
Those are the books that I am most looking forward to. There are others coming out but these are the ones that I think will be preordered for sure or at least bought within days of release. What are some upcoming releases that you are excited about?
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