Top Ten Tuesday #36 – What’s Next in 2015

Posted June 9, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 32 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Tuesdays are one of my favorite days for blogging because of this meme right here! I making lists and of course books! Today’s topic is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015” which I’m really excited about. Back in December we had a similar topic about anticipated books for 2015 BUT now that the year is half way over there’s a lot of books still coming out that I’m excited for. Here’s my top ten in no particular order. Covers link to Goodreads 😀 It was REALLY hard to keep it to only ten this week….just saying 😉

Top Ten NEW RELEASES for the Rest of 2015

Book Cover for "Ink and Bone" by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (Release Date: 7/7)

In an exhilarating new series, New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time.…

Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden.

Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service.

When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

Book Cover for "Court of Fives" by Kate ElliottCourt of Fives by Kate Elliott (Release Date: 8/18)

In this imaginative escape into an enthralling new world, World Fantasy Award finalist Kate Elliott begins a new trilogy with her debut young adult novel, weaving an epic story of a girl struggling to do what she loves in a society suffocated by rules of class and privilege.

Jessamy’s life is a balance between acting like an upper class Patron and dreaming of the freedom of the Commoners. But at night she can be whomever she wants when she sneaks out to train for The Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory to the kingdom’s best competitors. Then Jes meets Kalliarkos, and an unlikely friendship between a girl of mixed race and a Patron boy causes heads to turn. When a scheming lord tears Jes’s family apart, she’ll have to test Kal’s loyalty and risk the vengeance of a powerful clan to save her mother and sisters from certain death.

Book Cover for "Queen of Shadows" by Sarah J MaasQueen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas (Release Date: 9/1)

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.

20535475Fractured Suns by Theresa Kaye (Release Date: 9/18)

We came in peace. Lie.
We had no role in the Collapse. Lie.
I have always been honest. Lie.
I never lied to her. Truth.

Jax has her brother back, but even stuck in a tiny cabin with him, Flint, Peter, and her new-found Grandfather, she’s never felt more alone. When Rym shows up pleading for Jax to come back to the city with him at Lir’s request, it doesn’t take much for her to decide to go get the answers she craves. But their reunion is cut short and Jax is forced to leave Lir behind to continue on to Bridgelake with some unexpected travel companions.

In near constant torture at the hands of his uncle, Lir hasn’t seen daylight or linked to anyone in weeks. After a lifetime of connection, the pain and loneliness is almost too much to bear. But seeing Jax again, if only for a moment, gives him the hope and strength he needs to keep fighting. With the rest of the E’rikon blinded by Vitrad’s lies, it’s up to Lir and Rym to stop him.

Though Jax and Lir seem to be on two very different paths, their missions have more in common then they know. It’s a race against time to stop the men who put everyone’s lives at risk for greed and power. But the people they trust the most might be the very people working against them—and “family” doesn’t mean what it used to.

How much will they have to lose to save the people they love? Can they even save each other?

Book Cover for "Ice Like Fire" by Sara RaaschIce Like Fire by Sara Raasch (Release Date: 10/13)

It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

Mather just wants to be free. The horrors inflicted on the Winterians hang fresh and raw in Januari—leaving Winter vulnerable to Cordell’s growing oppression. When Meira leaves to search for allies, he decides to take Winter’s security into his own hands. Can he rebuild his broken kingdom and protect them from new threats?

As the web of power and deception weaves tighter, Theron fights for magic, Mather fights for freedom—and Meira starts to wonder if she should be fighting not just for Winter, but for the world.

Book Cover for "The Rose Society" by Marie LuThe Rose Society by Marie Lu (Release Date: 10/13)

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?

Book Cover for "Winter" by Marissa MeyerWinter by Marissa Meyer (Release Date: 11/10)

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?

Book Cover for "The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto" by Mitch AlbomThe Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom (Release Date 11/10)

Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings

Frankie, born in a burning church, abandoned as an infant, and raised by a music teacher in a small Spanish town, until war rips his life apart. At nine years old, he is sent to America in the bottom of a boat. His only possession is an old guitar and six precious strings. His amazing journey weaves him through the musical landscape of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s, with his stunning playing and singing talent affecting numerous stars (Duke Ellington, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley) until, as if predestined, he becomes a pop star himself.

He makes records. He is adored. But Frankie Presto’s gift is also his burden, as he realizes the power of the strings his teacher gave him, and how, through his music, he can actually affect people’s lives. At the height of his popularity, tortured by his biggest mistake, he vanishes. His legend grows. Only decades later, having finally healed his heart, does Frankie reappearjust before his spectacular death—to change one last life. With the Spirit of Music as our guide, we glimpse into the lives that were changed by one man whose strings could touch the music—and the magic—in each of us.

A lifelong musician, Mitch Albom’s passion shines through on every page. Written with an ear for rhythm and cadence, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto is a classic in the making. Heartrending and inventive, Albom’s latest is infused with the message that “everyone joins a band in this life”—and that music, like love, has the power to affect us all.

Book Cover for "The Fire Sisters" by A.G. HenleyThe Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley (Release Date: Late 2015)

Fennel and Peree are finally where they’ve worked ceaselessly to be: together and safe from the Scourge in the protected village of Koolkuna. But on the day of their partnering ceremony the children of the village are stolen away—Fenn’s loyal companion, Kora, among them.

Fenn wants to bring the children home, especially as the villagers seem to blame Peree and her for the tragedy. Only since the death of her own family, she’s terrified that a wrong move on her part will lead to the loss of others she loves.

Despite her apprehension, Fenn and Peree join a small search party led by rival Kaiya, the one person who stands a chance of finding the children thanks to her mysterious past. As they travel away from the safe waters of Koolkuna and into the Scourge-infested wilds, Fenn endures Kai’s scorn, her subtle designs on Peree, and the squabbling of the group. But nothing in her life so far has prepared her for the fierce warrior women who will steal others’ children to preserve their own existence—the Fire Sisters.

If Fenn is to survive the threat of the Scourge, rescue the children from the Sisters, and have a hope of making a life with Peree in Koolkuna, she must face her fear of failure and loss and become the leader she’s destined to be.

Book Cover for "Tricky Twenty-Two" by Janet EvanovichTricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich (Release Date: 11/17)

No synopsis yet, but here’s what Goodreads has to say:

A fast-paced mystery with sizzling romantic tension between Stephanie Plum, her on-again-off-again boyfriend Joe Morelli and the magnetic, dangerous, Ranger.

I’m in 😀

 

 

 

What books are you looking forward to this last half of 2015?

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32 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #36 – What’s Next in 2015

    • Me too! I just finished Heir of Fire last week and I’m dying. Same with Cress. I read it last month and Fairest now I can’t wait to see the conclusion, though it makes me a bit nervous all at the same time 😉

  1. Other than my list, I don’t think I have come across another as of yet that doesn’t have Queen of Shadows on it! it is definitely a popular pick this week! I really need to get around to reading Heir of Fire! I also need to start the Lunar Chronicles (albeit warily thanks to the hype monster) and The Young Elites! Also need to grab a copy of Snow Like Ashes! So many books, so little time…
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    • I just read Heir of Fire last week…it is SO good! Each book in that series has just gotten better (which I didn’t think was possible). I was the same with the Lunar Chronicles until I finally broke down in January and started reading them. What I like about them is that they are very clean YA sci-fi. The Young Elites is so unique! I love getting inside the villain’s head, it’s a nice change from all the YA heroines that are out there. And Snow Like Ashes I have no words for this book. I LOVED IT!!! Hope you enjoy them too 😀

  2. I’ve just begun the Throne of Glass series and I can’t wait to carry on with the series 🙂 I’m almost embarrassed to say I haven’t started the Lunar Chronicles yet but they’re high on my priority list! :’) I hope you enjoy all of these- I’m a new follower too 🙂 Here’s my TTT if you would like to check it out 🙂 Have a great day!

    • It’s okay Emma! I didn’t start reading Throne of Glass or the Lunar Chronicles til this year either 🙂 Both are so good though! I think I recommend them to everyone I talk too. Thank you for the follow 😀

    • I’m excited for Court of Fives. It has so much promise for a debut author 😀 And Queen of Shadows, September needs to hurry 😉

    • Thanks Kara! I can’t wait for them either! I just got Ice Like Fire as an ARC and I’m trying to justify to myself why I need to wait to read it 😉

    • I just happened to come across Ink and Bone last week (I’m actually featuring it tomorrow for my Waiting on Wednesday post) and fell in love with the synopsis. Can’t wait for it!

    • You know I did the same but then last year I went back and started reading them again. 21 reminded me of why I started reading the series in the first place 😉 I cannot wait for Ink and Bone, sounds SO good!

    • I can’t wait for Ink and Bone! I came across it last week and I’m so excited. Glad we don’t have to wait long for it 😉
      Marie Lu’s new series is awesome. I love that the main character is a villain in the making instead of the typical YA heroine that floods the market these days!

  3. I have and ARC of Ink and Bone and hope to start it next week. I also can’t wait for Winter, even though I have only read Cinder. I loved it so much I hope to get them all and then marathon them. I read my first Sarah J. Maas book last week, A Court of Thorns and Roses, and liked it well enough. Will definitely give Throne of Glass a try eventually.
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    • Don’t you love ARCs?! I’ll watch for your review of Ink and Bone. It sounds like it will be good 🙂 I haven’t read ACOTAR yet but just got it from the library so it’s my next read. Throne of Glass is SO good! I just started the series this spring and each book gets better and better (which I didn’t think possible!). Hope you enjoy 😀

  4. “Ink and Bone” looks interesting. I added it to my Goodreads TBR list before it even had a cover. I’m also interested in the series by Sarah Raasch. Hope to get to the first one this summer.
    Oh, and “Winter.” Dear, sweet “Winter,” hurry to us, PLEASE?!