July 2019 Book Releases

Hey, everyone! I am soooo late with this, but things have been crazy for me since the July 4th holiday, but I’m still going to post this July book release list because it’s still relevant! Yay!

For this list, you can find books about crows, terrible wizards, and Mayan gods of death, but what book reigns supreme as my most anticipated choice  for July?

thrawn treason
Release Date: July 23 | Goodreads

“If I were to serve the Empire, you would command my allegiance.”

Such was the promise Grand Admiral Thrawn made to Emperor Palpatine at their first meeting. Since then, Thrawn has been one of the Empire’s most effective instruments, pursuing its enemies to the very edges of the known galaxy. But as keen a weapon as Thrawn has become, the Emperor dreams of something far more destructive.

Now, as Thrawn’s TIE defender program is halted in favor of Director Krennic’s secret Death Star project, he realizes that the balance of power in the Empire is measured by more than just military acumen or tactical efficiency. Even the greatest intellect can hardly compete with the power to annihilate entire planets.

As Thrawn works to secure his place in the Imperial hierarchy, his former protégé Eli Vanto returns with a dire warning about Thrawn’s homeworld. Thrawn’s mastery of strategy must guide him through an impossible choice: duty to the Chiss Ascendancy, or fealty to the Empire he has sworn to serve. Even if the right choice means committing treason.

Why I Want to Read This: It’s a Thrawn book! By Timothy Zahn! Thrawn’s allegiance with the Empire pitted against the allegiance with his people! I know I say this about every Thrawn book, but this might be my most horny adventure with my favorite alien strategist to date! I am beyond losing it for whatever Zahn is going to do to me!

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March 2019 Book Releases

It’s time for another anticipated releases post, this time for March 2019 book releases! Sorry this one is a tad bit late. The end of February ran away from me, and March has been speeding ahead.

Hope all’s been well with you. Without further delay, let’s jump on in.

What’s the book I’m most looking forward to this month?

the waking forest
Release Date: March 12 | Goodreads

The waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more—until she finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a game.

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the uninvited guest returns.

The strangers are just the beginning. Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?

Why I Want to Read This: Creepy, magical forests speak to me so consistently in a way that so few other things can. I’m looking forward to meet Rhea, and the fact that there’s a cool Witch and a mysterious boy who’s somehow affecting things only sweetens the deal.

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Most Anticipated Book Releases – December 2018

Hey, folks! Welcome back to the last Most Anticipated Book Releases post of the year. This time, I’ve found the top books I’m most excited for that are being released in December 2018. While the pickings were slim this time thanks to December not being a publication-heavy month, I still managed to find a few books I’d like to keep an eye on.

The novel I’m looking forward to the most this month is…

december books 2018

The Disasters by M.K. England is an LGBT science fiction novel whose premise surprised me right away. Nax Hall is a hotshot pilot whose penchant for bad choices gets him kicked out of the elite Ellis Station Academy in less than a day. Nax and three other wash-outs are due to head back to Earth on a one-way ticket until a terrorist group attacks the Academy. Nax and the others barely make it out, the only witnesses to the crime as well as the perfect scapegoats. Now, Nax and this unlikely, ragtag group have to work together long enough to avoid capture, execute a dangerous heist to clear their names, and spread the truth about what happened. Release date: December 18th

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Most Anticipated Book Releases: November 2018

Another month, another Most Anticipated Book Releases post! This time features book releases for November 2018, and there’s a lot I’m excited for here. A lot of Asian culture-inspired fantasies, a lot of LGBT goodness, and even a memoir–I’m loving the diversity this month.

This time, the book I’m most excited for is…

november books 2018

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri is a Mughal India-inspired fantasy, where Mehr is the illegitimate daughter of an Imperial governor and an exiled Amrithi mother. The Amrithi are nomads descended from desert spirits, hunted for the magic in their blood, and Mehr’s power has just come to the attention of the emperor’s most feared mystics. Now, she must use every ounce of will, cunning, and power she possesses to thwart their cruel agenda, and if she fails, even the gods themselves may awaken to seek vengeance. Release date: November 13th

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Most Anticipated Book Releases: September 2018

September is upon us, and with it comes a host of new book releases! There are so many books I’m looking forward to this month. I thought about trimming the list back, but I decided not to because all of these deserve a place to shine and be acknowledged. (After all, who knows when I’ll be able to read and review them?)

The top spot for this month goes to…

vengeful

Vengeful by V.E. Schwab is the highly yearned for sequel to Villains, which was both a concept that paid tribute to superheroes and villains while also flipping the genre on its head. I’m in love with Victor, who has the ability to cause or deaden pain, and Eli can go jump off a bridge. Who’s the hero and who’s the villain? Well. I’m super excited for the additional cast members as well, both old and new. Congrats to Schwab for having my most highly anticipated book for the second month in a row! I can’t help it. That’s just how much I love her and look forward to her writing. Release date: September 25

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Most Anticipated Book Releases – August 2018

Hey all! Back with another anticipated book release round, this time for August 2018. This year is just flying by, it seems, but at least the book releases have kept up.

I’m going to be doing the formatting for these a little differently, at least for now as I try new things out. But enough talking shop, let’s get to the books!

City-of-Ghosts


City of Ghosts
by Victoria Schwab takes the top spot because frankly, I love Schwab and I trust her. After many successful YA and Adult series, she’s now bringing her talents to the Middle Grade genre. I haven’t read any Middle Grade books in a long time, so I’m excited to dive back in and meet Cassidy Blake and her ghost best friend, Jacob (and possibly a cat???) as they investigate Scotland for malevolent spirits who should’ve been sent beyond the Veil instead of being left to haunt her world. Sounds spooky and fun, I’m in! Release date: August 28

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Most Anticipated Book Releases – July 2018

Brace yourselves, lads, because the amount of July book releases that I’m super hyped for is staggering! I don’t think I’ve ever had a list this long yet, but I didn’t want to cut anything out.

From a D&D fantasy adventure graphic novel to a Rumpelstiltskin retelling, these books have captured my attention from the get-go. I’m especially thrilled to see a good mixture of newcomers as well as authors I know and trust on this list.

The top spot was hard to decide, but I’m beyond confident that it’s well-deserved.

Thrawn_Alliances_coverListen, I’ll admit it. The Thrawn obsession and Timothy Zahn appreciation bit me way late. So late that Lucasfilm had already sold Star Wars to Disney. I read the Thrawn trilogy, Outbound Flight, and the Thrawn duology (currently working on Vision of the Future), and I wept that Zahn was no longer allowed to continue pursuing his vision with who I consider the greatest villain in Star Wars history. And I love me many Star Wars villains, y’all. I decided Darth Maul was my husband when I was eight.

Then Disney said, “Actually, Mr. Zahn, you go right ahead,” and Zahn replied, “Cool. Here’s a novel. It’s done.” That novel was last year’s Thrawn, and it was so—damn—good. Now, we already have a sequel titled Thrawn: Alliances, and I am losing my mind over it. Thrawn and Vader on the cover? And they have opposing views but must work together on a mission for the Emperor?? And once upon a time, Anakin Skywalker and Commander Mitth’raw’nuruodo met and survived on a harsh world together??? This book is going to murder me. God, I love the dark side.

Release date: July 24

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Most Anticipated Book Releases – June 2018

The first of June is here, and you know what that means: a new month for book releases!

What does the first month of summer have in store for us? Plenty, but these are the books I’m most interested in, and I hope you are, too!

AThousandBeginningsAndEndingsI don’t normally gravitate to anthologies, but I shrieked with delight when I saw this one. Compiled by We Need Diverse Books, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings is a collection of mythology, fairy tale, and folklore stories by East and South Asian authors such as Roshani Chokshi, Cindy Pon, Julie Kagawa, and E. C. Myers. (Can I get an #OwnVoices, ya’ll?)

Being a Westerner myself, I recognize that Western storytelling has its own structure that gets tiring and predictable; Eastern storytelling structure is so different and refreshing by comparison. Can’t wait to read about all these trickster immortals, starcrossed lovers, and battles of wits.

Release date: June 26th

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