Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Rest of 2015

Halo guys! Today's my first Top Ten Tuesday post, and I think I made the right decision to join this meme now, because today's topic is a great -my most most anticipated books for the rest of the year. I did it in order to how close the release date is from now, and all the synopsis are from goodreads. I cannot believe we're already halfway through 2015. I mean seriously, where did all that time go?

Please skip over the sequels of books you haven't read to avoid spoilers

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: June 16
If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.
Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.
Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.
Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.
I don't exactly know why, but I've been wanting to read more books about mental ilness and how people with it sees the world, and I think this book is a good start. I haven't really read many contemporaries that aren't light and happy, so that's new too. The simple cover also drew me in :)

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson: July 7
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.
Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny..
From the synopsis, it seems like Lia is dealing with A LOT. And while I don't really remember things about The Kiss of Deception, from my review (more of a reaction, really) in goodreads, which was "Wow.", I really liked it so I'm pretty excited.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: August 27
What if you weren’t the Chosen One?
What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions...
After reading Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking Trilogy, I want to read more from him, and what this book is about just screams rEAD ME NOW!! I've never read a story where the main character isn't some significant part of an epic adventure, so I can't wait to see how this'll turn out.

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas: September 1
Sarah J. Maas's New York Times bestselling Throne of Glass series reaches new heights in this sweeping fourth volume.
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire—for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past . . .
She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.
Celaena’s epic journey has captured the hearts and imaginations of millions across the globe. This fourth volume will hold readers rapt as Celaena’s story builds to a passionate, agonizing crescendo that might just shatter her world.
AHHH THis is probably one the most epic synopsis ever! I cannot wait for the showdown between Arobyn and Celaena, and the meeting with Manon, and seeing Chaol with his new self aRGH I NEED IT.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: September 1
Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.
My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.
But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.
This book seems like it's going to be cute and moving with a dash of sadness, and I've been wanting to read new authors, so this is perfect.

The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan: October 6
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he’s tracked down by a man he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. The man tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .
I would read anything that Rick Riordan writes, and I can't wait to learn Norse myth. I'm hoping for some Percy Jackson cameos, but since this is no longer his series, I'll be fine with just about anything that we get.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu: October 6
From New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu comes the second book in the exhilarating Young Elites series
Once upon a time, a girl had a father, a prince, a society of friends. Then they betrayed her, and she destroyed them all.
Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers that murdered her love, the Crown Prince Enzo Valenciano.
But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness?
After the events that happened in the Young Elite, I want to see Adelina spiral even deeper into her path of darkness, and I'm hoping that she stays a villain. I'd like it if this series doesn't become one where the villain is actually a misunderstood person and everything's all good, that'll be refreshing.

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: October 8
Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl.
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.
Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters.
I am intrigued by how this will turn out, because there are snippets that we already know, and the chapters -are they going to be fanfic sized? I know it's not likely, but I'm hoping that it'll be in fanfic format, with the author's note and all that, because we'll see the internet side of Cath that we didn't really get to see in Fangirl.

Winter by Marissa Meyer: November 1
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?
I cannot wait to see Cinder and the gang -especially the rescue mission for Scarlet, Thorne getting his sight back, and Winter's crazy talk. I'm also excited to read about Levana, because now that I've read Fairest, I kind of feel sorry for her, and I want to see what happened to Winter's dad from all those years ago.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Grey: November 3
Ever since she used the Firebird, her parents' invention, to cross into alternate dimensions, Marguerite has caught the attention of enemies who will do anything to force her into helping them dominate the multiverse—even hurting the people she loves. She resists until her boyfriend, Paul, is attacked and his consciousness scattered across multiple dimensions.
Marguerite has no choice but to search for each splinter of Paul’s soul. The hunt sends her racing through a war-torn San Francisco, the criminal underworld of New York City, and a glittering Paris where another Marguerite hides a shocking secret. Each world brings Marguerite one step closer to rescuing Paul. But with each trial she faces, she begins to question the destiny she thought they shared.
The second book in the Firebird trilogy, Ten Thousand Skies Above Youfeatures Claudia Gray’s lush, romantic language and smart, exciting action, and will have readers clamoring for the next book.
Even more scavenger hunt! I want to see how Paul's consciousness got divided, what does that even mean? And seeing the the three cities in such a different light should be really interesting also :)

And that is it for today! That was really long, mostly because of the synopsis, but thank you Goodreads for those :) As you already noticed, I am very excited for these books and I was sort of surprised that there are some new authors in there. I'll be reading them as soon as I can get my hands on them. What are some of your most anticipated books? Tell me in the comments down below.


  1. Young Elites and Queen of Shadows. Can't wait for the releases:)

    1. Yes! I've already pre-ordered Queen of Shadows, so I'll be reading it as soon as I can get my hands on it :)

  2. So glad you decided to start doing this meme! It's a great one :) And I know, this year has flown by so fast!
    I am also very excited for Winter. I really enjoy the Lunar Chronicles and can't wait for the next book!
    Great post, Alma! :)

    1. The topics are definitely great. I need Winter in my hands right this second, but November will have to do ;)

  3. I really, really want to read Every Last Word, too. And I'm waiting for The Heart of Betrayal, because I'm hoping I enjoy it more than The Kiss of Deception. I'm really excited for Winter because I loved Cress, and The Rose Society as The Young Elites was perfect. And of course, anything by Sarah J. Maas and Rick Riordan will be being bought ASAP. I'm especially looking forward to Riordan's new mythology series, because I love Norse myths.

    1. YES. I agree with absolutely everything you just said :D