Most Anticipated Winter Releases

Hey all, Dani here.

Sorry for disappearing again. I had a lot of stuff come up in my personal life and then I had to try and focus on catching up on my word count for NaNoWriMo. Things are looking up though and I have a number of book reviews and other fun posts planned to get us through the rest of the year.

But for right now, it’s time for my quarterly segment where I talk about books I’m looking forward to getting. For the winter quarter I am looking at the months of December, January, and February.

First up is the month of December, and unless I’m somehow forgetting books, there’s only two books I’m actually looking forward to.

Black Moon by Romina Russell             Dec 6, 2016

Okay, so this is the third book in the Zodiac series by Romina Russell. Now, to be completely fair and honest, I have only read the first few chapters of the first book, but I enjoyed what I read, so I’m going to sit down to binge read both Zodiac and Wandering Star very soon. This is a sci-fi series that sounds perfect for fans of books like Illuminae.

Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes           Dec 13, 2016

This book is the fifth book in the Falling Kingdoms series, and I have loved each and every one of these books. In fact, I am probably going to spend the beginning of December immersed in a wonderful re-read of the first four books so I’m ready when this book is finally in my hands.

Next up is January, and oh boy, it is going to be an incredibly busy month for book releases that I’m excited about. I need to start saving up money for my book budget now.

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken             Jan 3, 2017

This is the conclusion to the Passenger duology, and I really enjoyed the first book when I read it at the beginning of the year. It has an interesting way of looking at time travel and I’m really curious about how everything will wrap up.

The Continent by Keira Drake                 Jan 3, 2017

I have been hearing a lot about this book on BookTube, and I admit that it sounds really interesting, so I’m willing to give it a shot. It follows a young woman who receives a trip to the Continent for her birthday and somehow gets stuck there, which leads to a fight for survival in a difficult and war torn area. I’m intrigued.

Freeks by Amanda Hocking                    Jan 3, 2017

Having read a number of books by Amanda Hocking, I was already adding this to my to-read list without really having to look up more information. What I like about this book is that it is supposed to be a standalone, so reading about a traveling side-show should be pretty entertaining. Oh, and I have been approved to read this book early by NetGalley, so I should have a review up next month.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard                 Jan 10, 2017

Truthwitch was one of my first reads of 2016 and it is also one of my favorites, so I am eagerly anticipating the sequel to the Witchlands series. I need to know what is going to happen next for Safi and Iseult.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden      Jan 10, 2017

This book is inspired by Russian fairy tales, and I always enjoy reading retellings or reimaginings of classic stories. Plus this is a debut author, so I’m really curious to see how Katherine Arden is as an author. This is another book that I have been granted access to via NetGalley, so again, I will have a review up next month.

The Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova         Jan 10, 2017

I have heard so very many people on BookTube and Bookstagram talk about Elise Kova, so I decided to check out her books. I have a copy of Air Awakens coming in the mail, but I have also been granted access by NetGalley for this book, which is the first in a new series. Apparently she writes great fantasy books with characters you want to root for and plots you want to keep reading about. So, I’m hoping I’ll really enjoy this, and again, I’ll have a review coming soon.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth              Jan 17, 2017

Finally we get a new book by Veronica Roth, and it’s a sci-fi story that will likely have an intriguing world and a swoon-worthy romance. I’m just so excited to read this, and based on the early spoiler-free reviews I’ve seen on BookTube, it’s probably going to be worth the read.

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera     Jan 17, 2017

I am so looking forward to owning a beautiful hardcover copy of this book. I was lucky to receive an ARC during Teen Book Fest at Barnes & Noble back in the summer…and then I quickly devoured this book. I wanted to wait until closer to release date, but I started reading and I just couldn’t stop. I will definitely have a review of this amazing read up soon for all of you, but I highly highly recommend it.

Long Way Home by Katie McGarry           Jan 31, 2017

Wow, another contemporary book makes this list. I really enjoy Katie McGarry’s books, probably because they are set in Kentucky, which is only a few hours away from my home, so I totally relate to the characters because they feel like people I live near or went to school with. This particular book is the third in the Thunder Roads series, which revolves around a motorcycle gang.

And finally for this post, I have the book releases of February.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard              Feb 7, 2017

I’ll admit it, Glass Sword was not my favorite book, and it felt sort of ‘meh’ to me as I trudged through the book, but the ending has made me curious about what will happen next, so I’m willing to continue with this series. Hopefully after that sophomore slump this series rallies and races towards the finish line.

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza      Feb 7, 2017

The cover for this looks great and I am really looking forward to reading it. It follows a crown princess and a war refugee who’s accused of killing her. This is also a sci-fi book and lately I’ve been in a pretty big sci-fi mood.

Guilded Cage by Vic James                       Feb 14, 2017

An aristocracy with magical abilities. A world where all commoners have to serve this gifted people for ten years. A servant who falls for a noble, a young man who dreams of revolution, and an aristocrat with dark gifts that could change everything. Okay, I’m in. I was also approved for this book by NetGalley so I will have a review up, probably in January.

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab           Feb 21, 2017

I have devoured the first two books in this series, and I cannot wait to find out what happens in this finale, because I love Kell and Lila, and the world Victoria Schwab created. Plus the covers are just so different and wonderful.

Okay, well that’s it for now, but I will back with another post pretty soon. NaNoWriMo ends Wednesday, and I’ll be trying to get back to my normal post schedule after that. Before I go, what books are you eagerly awaiting this winter? Let me know down in the comments. Thanks for stopping by and I’ll talk to you all next time.

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