Blogmas Day 13: 2020 Anticipated Book Releases and Big Sequels 📖

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Hey everyone!!

Welcome back to blogmas and we are on day 13!! (oohh… over half way through blogmas now *screams into abyss*)

The New Year is coming which means plenty of new book releases to cry over and to empty your bank account!! I am excited and I don’t keep that on top of new releases but I still like to add them to my TBR and dream!! So here is to dreaming…..

Also Charlotte @ Bewitching Books, Ravenous Reads does monthly posts on new releases so follow her blog to keep up to date.


Important before reading:

  1. Release dates may change
  2. Books labelled as standalone may become series but as of now they are not
  3. Ordered based on release date (from January to December, then unknown dates)
  4. Click on book cover to go to Goodreads
  5. Sequels to books are at the bottom

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JANUARY

36547225. sy475 Every Other Weekend By Abigail Johnson

Expected Release Date: January 7th 2020 (by Inkyard Press)

Genre: YA contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I like the themes this book covers from divorce, to forgiveness and love. I think it will be interesting and touches on the emotional side which I like A LOT in my contemporaries. Plus the female main character says she has been re-imagining her life as a film and SAME.

Read the synopsis here

What if your safe place…is a person?

Adam Moynihan’s life used to be awesome. Straight As, close friends and a home life so perfect that it could have been a TV show straight out of the 50s. Then his oldest brother died. Now his fun-loving mom cries constantly, he and his remaining brother can’t talk without fighting, and the father he always admired proved himself a coward by moving out when they needed him most.

Jolene Timber’s life is nothing like the movies she loves—not the happy ones anyway. As an aspiring director, she should know, because she’s been reimagining her life as a film ever since she was a kid. With her divorced parents at each other’s throats and using her as a pawn, no amount of mental reediting will give her the love she’s starving for.

Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed.


39324806. sy475 We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

Expected Release Date: January 7th 2020 (by Amulet)

Genre: YA contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Friendship break ups are not touched on that much (well I haven’t read many books where they are talked about) but I think it will be really interesting and emotional. Plus one of the characters have parents which are divorcing which is something I have wanted to read more about lately as I can relate to that. Also dual timelines sound interesting.

Read the synopsis here

Two best friends grow up—and grow apart—in this innovative contemporary YA novel 

Told in dual timelines—half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward—We Used to Be Friends explores the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy’s name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they’re no longer friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters, Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year, Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they’re getting a divorce. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.


42248816Scavenge the Stars by Tara Slim

Expected Release Date: January 7th 2020 (by Disney Hyperion)

Genre: YA fantasy, retelling, series

Reasons why I want to read: It sounds like quite a few fantasy stories in the way she is seeking revenge but then it gets complicated and her past is not what she thought with a possible romance. But I love those kinds of plots so count me in. Plus ‘game of deception’, ‘she must trust no one’ and ‘high-stakes adventure’ is just music to my ears.

Read the synopsis here

When Amaya rescues a mysterious stranger from drowning, she fears her rash actions have earned her a longer sentence on the debtor ship where she’s been held captive for years. Instead, the man she saved offers her unimaginable riches and a new identity, setting Amaya on a perilous course through the coastal city-state of Moray, where old-world opulence and desperate gamblers collide. Amaya wants one thing: revenge against the man who ruined her family and stole the life she once had. But the more entangled she becomes in this game of deception—and as her path intertwines with the son of the man she’s plotting to bring down—the more she uncovers about the truth of her past. And the more she realizes she must trust no one…

Packed with high-stakes adventure, romance, and dueling identities, this gender-swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo is the first novel in an epic YA fantasy duology, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo.


40877706. sy475 Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Expected Release Date: January 7th 2020 (by Page Street Books)

Genre: YA fantasy, #ownvoices, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: This sounds like a magical, intriguing story about royals, romance and revolutions, inspired from Bolivian politics and history which I have never read about so I am reading intrigued. It sounds wonderful and like a brilliant fantasy which I can’t wait to seek my teeth into.

Read the synopsis here

A lush tapestry of magic, romance, and revolución, drawing inspiration from Bolivian politics and history.

Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena’s motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight.

When Atoc demands the real Condesa’s hand in marriage, it’s Ximena’s duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc’s no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place.

She hunts for the relic, using her weaving ability to hide messages in tapestries for the resistance. But when a masked vigilante, a warm-hearted princess, and a thoughtful healer challenge Ximena, her mission becomes more complicated. There could be a way to overthrow the usurper without starting another war, but only if Ximena turns her back on revenge—and her Condesa.


44218347. sy475 Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Expected Release Date:  January 14th 2020 (by Feiwel & Friends)

Genre: YA fantasy, retelling, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Dancing fairy tale with lush prose. Honestly say no more and the cover really is outstanding. (Yes I am shallow, why do you ask?)

Read the synopsis here

Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.

Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.

With McLemore’s signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.


36501255. sy475 Spellhacker by M. K. England

Expected Release Date:  January 21st 2020 (by HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Heist, heist gone wrong, crew trying to save the world. I need to read it immediately.

Read the synopsis here

In Kyrkarta, magic—known as maz—was once a freely available natural resource. Then an earthquake released a magical plague, killing thousands and opening the door for a greedy corporation to make maz a commodity that’s tightly controlled—and, of course, outrageously expensive.

Which is why Diz and her three best friends run a highly lucrative, highly illegal maz siphoning gig on the side. Their next job is supposed to be their last heist ever.

But when their plan turns up a powerful new strain of maz that (literally) blows up in their faces, they’re driven to unravel a conspiracy at the very center of the spellplague—and possibly save the world.

No pressure.


36447028. sy475 The Will and the Wilds by Charlie N. Holmberg

Expected Release Date: January 21st 2020 (by 47North)

Genre: Fantasy romance, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: A story based on trickery and people who are forced together which I do love. Plus I do quite like a romance heavy fantasy from time to time so this will be great for then. Also it seems like it will be talking about monsters and when they feel (?) so I LOVE that!

Read the synopsis here

A spellbinding story of truce and trickery from the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Paper Magician series.

Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.

Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.

Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.

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FEBRUARY

42595554Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin 

Expected Release Date: February 4th 2020 (by Wednesday Books)

Genre: YA contemporary, series

Reasons why I want to read: The name is awesome. The premise is awesome. It seems to be about a girl going on a revenge plot so I think it will be like a feminist thriller which is very exciting!!

Read the synopsis here

Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.

Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.


44281034. sy475 The Gravity Of Us by Phil Stamper

Expected Release Date: February 4th 2020 (by Bloomsbury YA)

Genre: YA contemporary romance, #ownvoices, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: When a book mentions media I am immediately interested in it, I think it adds such a interesting element and makes everything more extreme ( only in fiction). It is describes as a story of first love and they are always so sweet but I am digging the space element too.

Read the synopsis here

As a successful social media journalist with half a million followers, seventeen-year-old Cal is used to sharing his life online. But when his pilot father is selected for a highly publicized NASA mission to Mars, Cal and his family relocate from Brooklyn to Houston and are thrust into a media circus.

Amidst the chaos, Cal meets sensitive and mysterious Leon, another “Astrokid,” and finds himself falling head over heels—fast. As the frenzy around the mission grows, so does their connection. But when secrets about the program are uncovered, Cal must find a way to reveal the truth without hurting the people who have become most important to him.

Expertly capturing the thrill of first love and the self-doubt all teens feel, debut author Phil Stamper is a new talent to watch.


43261156Ink in the Blood by Kim Smejkal

Expected Release Date: February 11th 2020 (by HMH Books for Young Readers)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: ‘A lush, dark YA fantasy’ say no more.. wait say more, I need to know more. This books features tattoo magic AND eccentric theatre— what?!?! It sounds amazing. Plus it is about them running away from an organisation which is a lie (I love this plot so much) and we have two best friends as the lead. It sounds remarkable (and it published on my birthday so… clearly it is amazing)

Read the synopsis here

A lush, dark YA fantasy debut that weaves together tattoo magic, faith, and eccentric theater in a world where lies are currency and ink is a weapon, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake.

Celia Sand and her best friend, Anya Burtoni, are inklings for the esteemed religion of Profeta. Using magic, they tattoo followers with beautiful images that represent the Divine’s will and guide the actions of the recipients. It’s considered a noble calling, but ten years into their servitude Celia and Anya know the truth: Profeta is built on lies, the tattooed orders strip away freedom, and the revered temple is actually a brutal, torturous prison.

Their opportunity to escape arrives with the Rabble Mob, a traveling theater troupe. Using their inkling abilities for performance instead of propaganda, Celia and Anya are content for the first time . . . until they realize who followed them. The Divine they never believed in is very real, very angry, and determined to use Celia, Anya, and the Rabble Mob’s now-infamous stage to spread her deceitful influence even further.

To protect their new family from the wrath of a malicious deity and the zealots who work in her name, Celia and Anya must unmask the biggest lie of all—Profeta itself.


41067779. sy475 In The Shadow of The Sun by E. M. Castellan

Expected Release Date: February 11th 2020 (by Feiwel and Friends)

Genre: YA historical, fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: I hardly read historical fiction and I love it when it is mixed with fantasy and royals so this premise *chef’s kiss*. This has royal drama, dark magicians and main character trying to hide her powers so very excited to read this one *double chef’s kiss* (is that a thing?!?!)

Read the synopsis here

It’s 1661 in Paris, and magicians thrill nobles with enchanting illusions. Exiled in France, 17-year-old Henriette of England wishes she could use her magic to gain entry at court. Instead, her plan is to hide her magical talents, and accept an arranged marriage to the French king’s younger brother.

Henriette soon realizes her fiancé prefers the company of young men to hers, and court magicians turn up killed by a mysterious sorcerer who uses forbidden magic. When an accident forces Henriette to reveal her uniquely powerful gift for enchantments to Louis, he asks for her help: she alone can defeat the dark magician threatening his authority and aid his own plans to build the new, enchanted seat of his power – the Palace of Versailles.


45046552The Unspoken Name by A. K. Lockwood

Expected Release Date: February 11th 2020 (by Tor Books)

Genre: Adult fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: An interesting fantasy which involves Gods, a powerful mage, death and training to be an assassin. It sounds completely amazing.

Read the synopsis here

What if you knew how and when you will die?

Csorwe does — she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice.

But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful mage offers her a new fate. Leave with him, and live. Turn away from her destiny and her god to become a thief, a spy, an assassin—the wizard’s loyal sword. Topple an empire, and help him reclaim his seat of power.

But Csorwe will soon learn – gods remember, and if you live long enough, all debts come due.


35702241The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Expected Release Date: February 25th 2020 (by Feiwel and Friends)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Ok I am going to say this is one of my most anticipated releases of next year. I love the premise and the way the blurb is written– I am already so invested in this book– I mean Shadow King and a villainous queen, this is a duo I want to read about. Alessandra sounds amazing and again I am all for dark characters, death and royal drama (only in fictional worlds, in real life I like blankets and chocolate).

Read the synopsis here

Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:

1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.

But Alessandra’s not the only one trying to kill the king. As attempts on his life are made, she finds herself trying to keep him alive long enough for him to make her his queen—all while struggling not to lose her heart. After all, who better for a Shadow King than a cunning, villainous queen?

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MARCH

45184250Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Sourcebooks Fire)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: It seems to have a bad-ass main character who is unsure on her magic. Also an angry prince and in the author’s words a firebird who’s also the world’s most basic bitch. It sounds great right?!!? Plus it is a #ownvoices Filipino fantasy so I’m excited for that.

Read the synopsis here

Tala Warnock has little use for magic – as a descendant of Maria Makiling, the legendary Filipina heroine, she negates spells, often by accident. But her family’s old ties to the country of Avalon (frozen, bespelled, and unreachable for almost 12 years) soon finds them guarding its last prince from those who would use his kingdom’s magic for insidious ends.

And with the rise of dangerous spelltech in the Royal States of America; the appearance of the firebird, Avalon’s deadliest weapon, at her doorstep; and the re-emergence of the Snow Queen, powerful but long thought dead, who wants nothing more than to take the firebird’s magic for her own – Tala’s life is about to get even more complicated….


34460349The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))

Genre: YA fantasy, duology

Reasons why I want to read: Ok so I have never read the Winner Trilogy and this is set in the same world but it is on my TBR so maybe this will finally motivate me to read the series as the story sounds truly amazing– a horrible society that a women wants to overthrow with a sly stranger. Give me!!

Read the synopsis here

Where Nirrim lives, crime abounds, a harsh tribunal rules, and society’s pleasures are reserved for the High Kith. Life in the Ward is grim and punishing. People of her low status are forbidden from sampling sweets or wearing colors. You either follow the rules, or pay a tithe and suffer the consequences.

Nirrim keeps her head down and a dangerous secret close to her chest.

But then she encounters Sid, a rakish traveler from far away who whispers rumors that the High Caste possesses magic. Sid tempts Nirrim to seek that magic for herself. But to do that, Nirrim must surrender her old life. She must place her trust in this sly stranger who asks, above all, not to be trusted.

Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, beloved author Marie Rutkoski returns with an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.


38464995. sy475 When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey 

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Simon Pulse)

Genre: YA Fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Accidental deaths normally sound like a tragedy but this synopsis makes it sound incredible. Plus it has a group of female friends which can do magic!! And some might be in love, yeesss! Plus please just look at that cover, LOOK!!!

Read the synopsis here

Keeping your magic a secret is hard. Being in love with your best friend is harder.

Alexis has always been able to rely on two things: her best friends, and the magic powers they all share. Their secret is what brought them together, and their love for each other is unshakeable—even when that love is complicated. Complicated by problems like jealousy, or insecurity, or lust. Or love.

That unshakeable, complicated love is one of the only things that doesn’t change on prom night.

When accidental magic goes sideways and a boy winds up dead, Alexis and her friends come together to try to right a terrible wrong. Their first attempt fails—and their second attempt fails even harder. Left with the remains of their failed spells and more consequences than anyone could have predicted, each of them must find a way to live with their part of the story.


42773037. sy475 Witches of Ash and Ruin by E. Latimer

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Freeform)

Genre: YA urban fantasy, paranormal, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: This sounds so interesting, plus I haven’t read a lot about witches and the setting for this sounds great. It sound like it will have lots of intricate details as it is a conservative Irish town which will add a depth to the story. Plus it sounds so dark and complex. I just NEED. IT .NOW.

Read the synopsis here

Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology in an epic clash of witches and gods, perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab’s Shades of Magic trilogy and A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES.

Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally, finally becoming a full witch-plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating Meiner King, the granddaughter of their coven leader.

And then a witch turns up murdered at a local sacred site, along with the blood symbol of the Butcher of Manchester-an infamous serial killer whose trail has long gone cold. The killer’s motives are enmeshed in a complex web of witches and gods, and Dayna and Meiner soon find themselves at the center of it all. If they don’t stop the Butcher, one of them will be next.

With razor-sharp prose and achingly real characters, E. Latimer crafts a sweeping, mesmerizing story of dark magic and brutal mythology set against a backdrop of contemporary Ireland that’s impossible to put down.


46734428The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: A complex fantasy involving magic, politics, family, royalty all in one. I’m intrigued to see how this all will play out as it is called a part Sleeping Beauty and part Anastasia retelling which is interesting.

Read the synopsis here

An enchanted tale of intrigue where a duke’s daughter is the only survivor of a magical curse.

When Ekata’s brother is finally named heir, there will be nothing to keep her at home in Kylma Above with her murderous family. Not her books or science experiments, not her family’s icy castle atop a frozen lake, not even the tantalizingly close Kylma Below, a mesmerizing underwater kingdom that provides her family with magic. But just as escape is within reach, her parents and twelve siblings fall under a strange sleeping sickness.

In the space of a single night, Ekata inherits the title of duke, her brother’s warrior bride, and ever-encroaching challengers from without—and within—her own ministry. Nothing has prepared Ekata for diplomacy, for war, for love…or for a crown she has never wanted. If Kylma Above is to survive, Ekata must seize her family’s power. And if Ekata is to survive, she must quickly decide how she will wield it.

Part Sleeping Beauty, part Anastasia, with a thrilling political mystery, The Winter Duke is a spellbinding story about choosing what’s right in the face of danger.


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Docile by K. M.  Szpara

Expected Release Date: March 3rd 2020 (by Tor.com)

Genre: Adult Sci-Fi, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: This sounds like an interesting read about a really horrible society and fighting against it. I love that the tagline is ‘There is no consent under capitalism’ which has me very intriguing!!

Read the synopsis here

There is no consent under capitalism

Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract. To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents’ debts and buy your children’s future.

Elisha Wilder’s family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations. His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family’s debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him. Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family’s crowning achievement could have any negative side effects—and is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it.


46898331. sy475 The Love Hypothesis by Laura Steven

Expected Release Date: March 5th 2020 (by Electric Monkey)

Genre: YA contemporary romance

Reasons why I want to read: The main reason this is on my list is because Laura Steven wrote The Exact Opposite of Okay and now I want to read all her work. Also I love that in TEOOO there was a dog called Dumbledore and this one has a book called Sirius– I hope that every book Laura does features a pet named from Harry Potter *petition signed* But the premise also sounds so fun– I love that science is included, it seems to have a bisexual main character and Laura’s writing is usually amazing and funny. YES PLEASE to it all.

Read the synopsis here

Physics genius Caro Kerber-Murphy knows she’s smart. With straight As and a college scholarship already in the bag, she’s meeting her two dads’ colossal expectations and then some. But there’s one test she’s never quite been able to ace: love. And when, in a particularly desperate moment, Caro discovers a (definitely questionable) scientific breakthrough that promises to make you irresistible to everyone around you, she wonders if this could be the key. What happens next will change everything Caro thought she knew chemistry – in the lab and in love.

Is her long-time crush Haruki with her of his own free will? Are her feelings for her best girl friend some sort of side-effect? Will her dog, Sirius, ever stop humping her leg?


34916578. sy475 Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie

Expected Release Date: March 10th 2020 (by HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: I do like stories which talk about the underworld (I don’t know why) so this intrigued me as it is about ferrying the spirits to the underworld which is an unusual job then mix it with a forbidden love and guess what? I want to read it.

Read the synopsis here

Bone ​Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.

Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.

Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.

Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.


book cover of Super AdjacentSuper Adjacent by Crystal Cestari

Expected Release Date: March 17th 2020 (by Disney-Hyperion)

Genre: YA, superhero, romance, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I love superheroes and I have been searching for more books involving them. I basically like to look at the emotionally toll of being a superhero and this book sound like it fits this as it is from the perspective of the hero’s girlfriends which should be super (not a pun) interesting and fun.

Read the synopsis here

For as long as she can remember, Claire has wanted to work with super heroes. She collected Warrior Nation cards as a kid, stalked the message boards, and now she’s landed a coveted internship with the Chicago branch of Warrior Nation. Claire will do anything to prove she belongs in this world long term, but complicating things is the newest WarNat hero, Joy aka Girl Power, who happens to be egotistical and self-important . . . and adorable and well-nigh perfect. But Claire doesn’t want to be just a hero’s girlfriend. She wants to be an integral cog in the Warrior Nation machine. Will Claire’s new relationship with Girl Power jeopardize her whole life plan?

Bridgette, meanwhile, wants out of WarNat. The girlfriend of the famous Vaporizer (aka, Matt), Bridgette is sick of playing second, or third, or five-hundredth fiddle to all the people-in-peril in the city of Chicago. Maybe it’s selfish to want her boyfriend to show up for a date on time and not in traction every once in a while, but so be it. She’s done being the girlfriend of everyone’s perfect man. Of course, once she meets Claire-who’s clearly in need of a mentor and wingman-giving up WarNat becomes slightly more complicated. It becomes a lot more complicated when Matt and the rest of his WarNat buddies go missing, leaving only Bridgette and Claire, with their insider knowledge of Warrior Nation and its heroes, to save the day.


42074525. sy475 The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

Expected Release Date: March 26th 2020 (by Orbit)

Genre: Adult Fantasy, Series

Reasons why I want to read: N. K. Jemisin has become one of those authors I stan whilst not having read any of her books but I think this is a wise decision and I’m excited for this new series with A MAGIC CITY?!!?

Read the synopsis here

Five New Yorkers must come together in order to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.

Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She’s got five.

But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.


42635091The Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tuchloke

Expected Release Date: March 31st 2020 (by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR))

Genre: YA fantasy, retelling. standalone companion novel

Reasons why I want to read: Companion to The Boneless Mercies but you don’t have to have read it. I think this sounds incredible, King Arthur retelling. YES. And after reading the The Boneless Mercies I can say that Tuchloke writing is lyrical and beautiful, the world is extremely magical with so many different elements which made the setting immersive and the story already sounds better than The Boneless Mercies in my opinion. Plus it has a green cover which I love.

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In this gorgeous standalone companion to the critically acclaimed fantasy, The Boneless Mercies, April Tucholke spins a bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend that is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, and Laini Taylor.

On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister, Morgunn is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving Fremish wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known, and joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword.

On their travels, Torvi and her companions will encounter magical night wilds and mystical Drakes who trade in young men. They will sing rowdy Elshland ballads in a tree-town tavern, and find a mysterious black tower in an Endless Forest. They will fight alongside famous Vorseland archers and barter with Fremish wizards. They will feast with rogue Jade Fell children in a Skal Mountain cave, and seek the help of a Pig Witch. They will face wild, dangerous magic that leads to love, joy, tragedy, and death.

Torvi set out to rescue a sister, but she may find it’s merely the first step toward a life that is grander and more glorious than anything she could have imagined.


39297951. sy475 We Are Totally Normal by Rahul Kanakia

Expected Release Date: March 31st 2020 (by Harper Teen)

Genre: YA contemporary romance, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I love books which talk about labels and the high school experience so I am really excited about this book which is about finding yourself. It is described as ‘raw and deeply felt’ which is my favourite type of contemporary.

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Nandan’s got a plan to make his junior year perfect. He’s going to make sure all the parties are chill, he’s going to smooth things over with his ex, and he’s going to help his friend Dave get into the popular crowd—whether Dave wants to or not. The high school social scene might be complicated, but Nandan is sure he’s cracked the code.

Then, one night after a party, Dave and Nandan hook up, which was not part of the plan—especially because Nandan has never been into guys. Still, Dave’s cool, and Nandan’s willing to give it a shot, even if that means everyone starts to see him differently.

But while Dave takes to their new relationship with ease, Nandan’s completely out of his depth. And the more his anxiety grows about what his sexuality means for himself, his friends, and his social life, the more he wonders whether he can just take it all back. But is breaking up with the only person who’s ever really gotten him worth feeling “normal” again?

From Rahul Kanakia comes a raw and deeply felt story about rejecting labels, seeking connection, and finding yourself.


44428333The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag

Expected Release Date:  March 31st 2020 (by Harper Voyager)

Genre: Adult fantasy, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: This cover!! The elemental magic!! Strong sister bonds!! Whimsical writing?!?! Epic story!!

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The critically acclaimed author of The House at the End of Hope Street combines love, mystery, and magic with her first foray into bewitching fantasy with a dark edge evocative of V.E. Schwab and Neil Gaiman.

Once upon a time, a demon who desired earthly domination fathered an army of dark daughters to help him corrupt humanity . . .

As children, Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea dreamed of a strange otherworld: a nightscape of mists and fog, perpetually falling leaves and hungry ivy, lit by an unwavering moon. Here, in this shadowland of Everwhere, the four girls, half-sisters connected by blood and magic, began to nurture their elemental powers together. But at thirteen, the sisters were ripped from Everwhere and separated. Now, five years later, they search for one another and yearn to rediscover their unique and supernatural strengths. Goldie (earth) manipulates plants and gives life. Liyana (water) controls rivers and rain. Scarlet (fire) has electricity at her fingertips. Bea (air) can fly.

To realize their full potential, the blood sisters must return to the land of their childhood dreams. But Everwhere can only be accessed through certain gates at 3:33 A.M. on the night of a new moon. As Goldie, Liyana, Scarlet, and Bea are beset with the challenges of their earthly lives, they must prepare for a battle that lies ahead. On their eighteenth birthday, they will be subjected to a gladiatorial fight with their father’s soldiers. If they survive, they will face their father who will let them live only if they turn dark. Which would be fair, if only the sisters knew what was coming.

So, they have thirty-three days to discover who they truly are and what they can truly do, before they must fight to save themselves and those they love.

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42442934. sy475 Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

Expected Release Date: April 6th 2020 (by The O’Brien Press)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: It involves a powerful Queen, books, kind families, politics and a predominantly female cast which means I am here for it. And there is a romance so of course I love that too.

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When idealistic teenage queen Lia inherits her corrupt uncle’s bankrupt kingdom, she brings a new spymaster into the fold… Xania, who takes the job to avenge her murdered father.

As the two grow closer, they’re quick to learn that all isn’t fair in love and treason.

They must decide not only what to sacrifice for duty, but also for each other…


41284415. sy475 It Sounded Better In My Head by Nina Kenwood

Expected Release Date: April 7th 2020 (by Flatiron Books)

Genre: YA romance contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I believe this is actually out in the USA but it is release in the UK in 2020 so it is on this list. It sounds like a great book which talks about her expectation versus her reality which I love and the protagonist parents are getting a divorce which as I mentioned before it something I have been looking for in books.

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From debut author Nina Kenwood comes a tender, funny, and compulsively readable novel about first love and its confusions, and all of the awkwardness of teen romance.

When her parents announce their impending divorce, Natalie can’t understand why no one is fighting, or at least mildly upset. Then Zach and Lucy, her two best friends, hook up, leaving her feeling slightly miffed and decidedly awkward. She’d always imagined she would end up with Zach one day―in the version of her life that played out like a TV show, with just the right amount of banter, pining, and meaningful looks. Now everything has changed, and nothing is quite making sense. Until an unexpected romance comes along and shakes things up even further.

It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.


47564055The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Expected Release Date: April 7th 2020 (by Redhook)

Genre: Adult Historical Paranormal, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Witch stories do draw me in. There is something about them that calls to me. It is dark magic, who knows?!?! But I am here for it and this story sounds complex, dark and powerful!! 

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Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches, returns with another riveting tale of family, witchcraft, and love that spans generations, set in Gilded Age New York and London.

Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need — not only ordinary women, but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people… one of whom might just be a witch herself.

Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York’s wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons’ position amongst the city’s elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary — including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis’s father.
To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances’ misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother’s agenda, lest she — and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love — lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.


44074800The Southern’s Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

Expected Release Date: April 7th 2020 (by Quirk Books)

Genre: Adult Fantasy Horror, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: The title is epic and it has a lot of good reviews. It isn’t something I would usually go for in terms of plot but that almost makes me more excited for it now.

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Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the ’90s about a women’s book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.

Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother, Patricia’s life has never felt smaller. The days are long, her kids are ungrateful, her husband is distant, and her to-do list is never really done. The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club, a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true-crime and suspenseful fiction. In these meetings, they’re more likely to discuss the FBI’s recent siege of Waco as much as the ups and downs of marriage and motherhood.

But when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood, the book club’s meetings turn into speculation about the newcomer. Patricia is initially attracted to him, but when some local children go missing, she starts to suspect the newcomer is involved. She begins her own investigation, assuming that he’s a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy. What she uncovers is far more terrifying, and soon she–and her book club–are the only people standing between the monster they’ve invited into their homes and their unsuspecting community.


43561415. sy475 Late To The Party by Kelly Quindlen

Expected Release Date: April 21st 2020 (by Roaring Brook Press)

Genre: YA contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: My introverted self needs this book immediately. It sounds like a beautiful coming of age story about friendships, love and acceptance which I 100% need.

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Seventeen is nothing like Codi Teller imagined.

She’s never crashed a party, never stayed out too late. She’s never even been kissed. And it’s not just because she’s gay. It’s because she and her two best friends, Maritza and JaKory, spend more time in her basement watching Netflix than engaging with the outside world.

So when Maritza and JaKory suggest crashing a party, Codi is highly skeptical. Those parties aren’t for kids like them. They’re for cool kids. Straight kids.

But then Codi stumbles upon one of those cool kids, Ricky, kissing another boy in the dark, and an unexpected friendship is formed. In return for never talking about that kiss, Ricky takes Codi under his wing and draws her into a wild summer filled with late nights, new experiences, and one really cute girl named Lydia.

The only problem? Codi never tells Maritza or JaKory about any of it.

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a poignant and deeply relatable story about friendship, self-acceptance, what it means to be a Real Teenager. Late to the Party is an ode to late bloomers and wallflowers everywhere.


40571151. sy475 Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst

Expected Release Date: April 21st 2020 (by Harper Voyager)

Genre: Adult fantasy, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Books I have never read about: monster racing!! And this book will correct this. Plus the characters all sound amazing and interesting. SO I need to check this out!!

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In this epic standalone fantasy, the acclaimed author of the Queens of Renthia series introduces an imaginative new world in which a pair of strong and determined women risk their lives battling injustice, corruption, and deadly enemies in their quest to become monster racing champions.

Life, death, and rebirth — in Becar, everyone knows that who you are in this life will determine what you are in your next life. The augurs can read your fate in your aura: hawk, heron, tortoise, jackal, human. Armed with that knowledge, you can change your destiny with the choices you make, both in this life and your next. But for the darkest individuals, there is no redemption: you come back as a kehok, a monster, and you will always be a kehok for the rest of time.

Unless you can win the Races.

As a professional trainer, Tamra was an elite kehok rider. Then a tragic accident on the track shattered her confidence, damaged her career, and left her nearly broke. Now Tamra needs the prize money to prevent the local temple from taking her daughter away from her, and that means she must once again find a winning kehok . . . and a rider willing to trust her.

Raia is desperate to get away from her domineering family and cruel fiancé. As a kehok rider, she could earn enough to buy her freedom. But she can’t become good enough to compete without a first-rate trainer.

Impressed by the inexperienced young woman’s determination, Tamra hires Raia and pairs her with a strange new kehok with the potential to win — if he can be tamed.

But in this sport, if you forget you’re riding on the back of a monster, you die. Tamra and Raia will work harder than they ever thought possible to win the deadly Becaran Races — and in the process, discover what makes this particular kehok so special.


42115981. sy475 Loveless by Alice Oseman

Expected Release Date: April 30th 2020 (by Harper Collins Children’s Books)

Genre: YA Contemporary, #ownvoices, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Alice Oseman had become one of those authors where I need to read all her books after reading one of them. But seriously I like the premise of this book and the topics it talks about. Plus I am excited to hear Oseman’s voice again and I do love a good self-acceptance story.

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The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA.

Georgia feels loveless – in the romantic sense, anyway. She’s eighteen, never been in a relationship, or even had a crush on a single person in her whole life. She thinks she’s an anomaly, people call her weird, and she feels a little broken. But she still adores romance – weddings, fan fiction, and happily ever afters. She knows she’ll find her person one day … right?

After a disastrous summer, Georgia is now at university, hundreds of miles from home. She is more determined than ever to find love – and her annoying roommate, Rooney, is a bit of a love expert, so perhaps she can help.

But maybe Georgia just doesn’t feel that way about guys. Or girls. Or anyone at all. Maybe that’s okay. Maybe she can find happiness without falling in love. And maybe Rooney is a little more loveless than she first appears.

LOVELESS is a journey of identity, self-acceptance, and finding out how many different types of love there really are. And that no one is really loveless after all.

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MAY

39407725. sy475 The Extraordinaries by T.J. Klune

Expected Release Date: May 5th 2020 (by Tor Teen)

Genre: YA fantasy superhero, #ownvoices, series

Reasons why I want to read: I love superheroes stories, they are one of my favourite things ever so I am so excited to see a group in the story and more excited that a ‘everyday’ boy follows them because they dynamic sounds perfect. It sounds like it will feature superpowers and a found family– can I have it now?!?! PLEASE.

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Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra.

Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).


44286258. sy475 The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar

Expected Release Date: May 12th 2020 (by Page Street)

Genre: YA contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: First let’s admire the cover because it is BEAUTIFUL!! Second let’s admire this plot, it sounds like a great coming-of-age story focusing on acceptance and love!!

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When Dimple Met Rishi meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda in this rom com about two teen girls with rival henna businesses.
When Nishat comes out to her parents, they say she can be anyone she wants—as long as she isn’t herself. Because Muslim girls aren’t lesbians. Nishat doesn’t want to hide who she is, but she also doesn’t want to lose her relationship with her family. And her life only gets harder once a childhood friend walks back into her life.

Flávia is beautiful and charismatic and Nishat falls for her instantly. But when a school competition invites students to create their own businesses, both Flávia and Nishat choose to do henna, even though Flávia is appropriating Nishat’s culture. Amidst sabotage and school stress, their lives get more tangled—but Nishat can’t quite get rid of her crush on Flávia, and realizes there might be more to her than she realized.


45304055. sy475 The Fascinators by Andrew Eliopulos

Expected Release Date: May 12th 2020 (by HarperTeen)

Genre: YA, fantasy, contemporary, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: It is described as The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which immediately sounds interesting. But I love the school aged protagonists dealing with first crushes and friendships (which may or may not be linked) then mix it with magic and I just need to read it immediately!!

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The Fascinators, pitched as The Raven Boys meets Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, about an openly gay high school senior in small-town Georgia. He may or may not be in love with his best friend, and his hopes for his last year of school are thrown off course when old secrets, new crushes, and a brush with dark magic threaten his close-knit group of friends.


47590411. sy475 Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

Expected Release Date: May 12th 2020 (by Flatiron Books)

Genre: YA fantasy retelling, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I’ve never really heard of this power before so I am very intrigued by the concept of it and I love that it takes this unusual power and see it as powerful. The whole story sounds remarkable, just read the synopsis!

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A captivating and utterly original fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…

There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster.


48051341Burn by Patrick Ness 

Expected Release Date: May 7th 2020 (by Walker Books)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: Patrick Ness, dragons and revenge. Need I know more???

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An all-consuming story of revenge, redemption and dragons from the twice Carnegie Medal-winner Patrick Ness.

In 1956 Sarah Dewhurst’s father shocks her by hiring a dragon to work the farm. The dragon is a smaller blue rather than the traditional larger reds, though even the reds are now scarce. When the blue dragon, Kazimir, unexpectedly saves Sarah and her friend Jason Inagawa from the attentions of the racist police deputy, Kelby, everything changes. Sarah is part of a prophecy and she must escape the clutches of Malcolm, an assassin from a Believer Cell, the dragon-worshiping cult. When Sarah, Malcolm and Kazimir eventually converge, they are thrown into another universe, where dragons seem never to have existed. Can they save this world and the one they left?


40024121. sy475 The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

Expected Release Date: May 26th 2020 (by Delacorte)

Genre: YA fantasy, #ownvoices, series

Reasons why I want to read: This is set in a patriarchal society which is obviously horrible but it sounds like it is going to be challenged by our main character as she explores different themes and it cover dark topics and monsters which I am fully in love with!! Plus is is a west-African inspired world which I am excited to explore.

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In the ancient West African-inspired world of Otera, a woman’s worth is tied to her purity and she must bleed to prove it. Red blood for the pure, gold blood for the demon. 

When sixteen-year-old Deka is found to be a demon, she is taken to the capital of Otera, where she learns how to fight against the monsters who are threatening the kingdom. But nothing is quite as it seems – both the world around Deka, and Deka herself…

Set in a deeply patriarchal society, Deathless explores what it is to be a woman and a monster, alongside questions of trust, control and empowerment.

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47509773. sy475 The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso

Expected Release Date: June 4th 2020 (by Orbit)

Genre: Adult Fantasy, Series

Reasons why I want to read: I quote ‘she falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts’!! I mean that sounds perfect!! There is more too so big yay!!

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The mage-marked granddaughter of a ruler of Vaskandar, Ryx was destined for power and prestige at the top of Vaskandran society. But her magic is broken; all she can do is uncontrollably drain the life from everything she touches, and Vaskandar has no place for a mage with unusable powers.

Then, one night, two terrible accidents befall her: Ryx accidentally kills a visiting dignitary in self-defense, activating a mysterious magical artifact sealed in an ancient tower in the heart of her family’s castle.

Ryx flees, seeking a solution to her deadly magic. She falls in with a group of unlikely magical experts investigating the disturbance in Vaskandar—and Ryx realizes that her family is in danger and her domain is at stake. She and her new colleagues must return to the family stronghold to take control of the artifact that everyone wants to claim—before it destroys the world.

 


48349770. sy475 Faith Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

Expected Release Date: June 7th 2020 (by Balzer + Bray)

Genre: YA, superhero.

Reasons why I want to read: Well as I might have mentioned I love superheroes and this one sounds amazing and I’m really excited to see the plus size representation especially in this type of book. They were the only two reasons I needed to want to read this so YES!

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Faith Herbert is a pretty regular teen. When she’s not hanging out with her two best friends, Matt and Ches, she’s volunteering at the local animal shelter or obsessing over the long-running teen drama The Grove.

So far, her senior year has been spent trying to sort out her feelings for her maybe-crush Johnny and making plans to stay close to Grandma Lou after graduation. Of course, there’s also that small matter of recently discovering she can fly….

When the fictional world of The Grove crashes into Faith’s reality as the show relocates to her town, she can’t believe it when TV heroine Dakota Ash takes a romantic interest in her.

But her fandom-fueled daydreams aren’t enough to distract Faith from the fact that first animals, then people, have begun to vanish from the town. Only Faith seems able to connect the dots to a new designer drug infiltrating her high school. But when her investigation puts the people she loves in danger, she will have to confront her hidden past and use her newfound gifts—risking everything to save her friends and beloved town.


46398041The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska 

Expected Release Date: June 1st 2020 (by Sourcebooks Fire)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: It involves Scottish fairy tales which is already incredible and an unique love story which involves a Queen and a bit of problem with sacrifices.

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A fast-paced, well-plotted fantasy retelling of an ancient Scottish fairy tale ballad, this exciting debut will appeal to fans of Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL, Shea Ernshaw’s THE WICKED DEEP, and Kendare Blake’s THREE DARK CROWNS.

Every year on Walpurgis Night, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a young boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full moon to keep the island city from sinking.

Convinced her handsome brother is going to be taken, sixteen-year-old Lina Kirk enlists the help of the mysterious Tomas Lin, her secret crush, and the only boy to ever escape from the palace. Working together they protect her brother, but draw the Queen’s attention. When the Queen spirits Tomas away instead, Lina blames herself and determines to go after him.

Caught breaking into the palace, the Queen offers Lina a deal: she will let Tomas go, if, of course, Lina agrees to take his place. Lina accepts, with a month before the full moon, surely she can find some way to escape. But the Queen is nothing like she envisioned, and Lina is not at all what the Queen expected. Against their will, they find themselves falling for each other. As water floods Caldella’s streets and the dark tide demands its sacrifice, they must choose who to save: themselves, each other, or the island city relying on them both.


45554589. sy475 Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee

Expected Release Date: June 23rd 2020 (by Page Street)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: This sounds like a great fantasy that I couldn’t resist putting on this list. I mean she is training to be the Queen’s royal spy and then she realises she has powers and have to go to realm of the Spider King (which I am hoping doesn’t feature spiders). It sounds like a new fantasy series I can get addicted to.

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A YA fantasy duology blending western fantasy tropes with Hmong shamanism, Forest of Souls follows Sirscha Ashwyn, who while training to become the queen’s next royal spy, discovers she’s a rare and powerful lightwender and is summoned to the realm of the Spider King, where her newly awakened abilities are needed to cull the bloodthirsty Dead Wood.


48245147. sy475 Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano

Expected Release Date: June 23rd 2020 (by HarperTeen)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: It look like it has a bit of a Greek influence with Gaia which has be intrigued. Plus the plot sounds so interesting with the seasons and it sounds aesthetic, creative and just to die for!! (pun intended, this will only make sense if you’ve read the synopsis)

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One cold, crisp night, Jack Sommers was faced with a choice—live forever according to the ancient, magical rules of Gaia, or die.

Jack chose to live, and in exchange, he became a Winter—an immortal physical embodiment of the season on Earth. Every year, he must hunt the Season who comes before him. Summer kills Spring. Autumn kills Summer. Winter kills Autumn. And Spring kills Winter.

Jack and Fleur, a Winter and a Spring, fall for each other against all odds. To be together, they’ll have to escape the cycle that’s been forcing them apart. But their creator won’t let them go without a fight.

 


 

48245040. sy475 Sisters of Sword & Song by Rebecca Ross

Expected Release Date: June 23rd 2020 (by HarperTeen)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: It is a fantasy focusing on sisters and I’m here for it. The plot sounds so intriguing and I need to know more. Plus it all sounds worthy of the word EPIC.

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From the author of The Queen’s Rising comes a thrilling YA stand-alone fantasy about the unbreakable bond between sisters. Perfect for fans of Ember in the Ashes, Sky in the Deep, and Court of Fives.

After eight long years, Evadne will finally be reunited with her older sister, Halcyon, who has been proudly serving in the queen’s army. But when Halcyon appears earlier than expected, Eva knows something has gone terribly wrong. Halcyon is on the run, hunted by her commander and charged with murder.

Though Halcyon’s life is spared during her trial, the punishment is heavy. And when Eva volunteers to serve part of Halcyon’s sentence, she’s determined to find out exactly what happened. But as Eva begins her sentence, she quickly learns that there are fates much worse than death.

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JULY

47460810The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson

Expected Release Date: July 21st 2020 (by Ace)

Genre: Adult Paranormal Fantasy, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: A powerful feminist witch story with dark powers!! Yes please!!

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A young woman living in a rigid, puritanical society discovers dark powers within herself, with terrifying and far-reaching consequences, in this stunning, feminist fantasy debut.

In the lands of Bethel, where the Prophet’s word is law, Immanuelle Moore’s very existence is blasphemy. Her mother’s union with an outsider of a different race cast her once-proud family into disgrace, so Immanuelle does her best to worship the Father, follow Holy Protocol, and lead a life of submission, devotion, and absolute conformity, like all the other women in the settlement.

But a mishap lures her into the forbidden Darkwood surrounding Bethel, where the first prophet once chased and killed four powerful witches. Their spirits are still lurking there, and they bestow a gift on Immanuelle: the journal of her dead mother, who Immanuelle is shocked to learn once sought sanctuary in the wood.

Fascinated by the secrets in the diary, Immanuelle finds herself struggling to understand how her mother could have consorted with the witches. But when she begins to learn grim truths about the Church and its history, she realizes the true threat to Bethel is its own darkness. And she starts to understand that if Bethel is to change, it must begin with her.

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AUGUST

41954467. sy475 Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons

Expected Release Date: August 4th 2020 (by Balzer + Bray)

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: It looks like it is a Greek, Roman inspired world with battles between mortals and Gods. Also it has a bit of gladiators going on and it sounds amazing.

Read the synopsis here

Ash is descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand. But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing her fire god, whose temper has stripped her country of its resources.

Madoc grew up fighting on the streets to pay his family’s taxes. But he hides a dangerous secret: he doesn’t have the earth god’s powers like his opponents. His elemental gift is something else—something that hasn’t been seen in centuries.

When an attempted revenge plot goes dangerously wrong, Ash inadvertently throws the fire and earth gods into a conflict that can only be settled by deadly, lavish gladiator games. The fights put Madoc in Ash’s path, and she realizes that his powers are the weapon her rebellion needs—but Madoc won’t jeopardize his family, regardless of how intrigued he is by the beautiful warrior.

But when the gods force Madoc’s hand, he and Ash uncover an ancient war that will threaten more than one immortal—it will unravel the world.


42993339. sy475 Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar

Expected Release Date:  August 11th 2020 (by HarperTeen)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: The cover is amazing and radiates power!! Plus it features stars which really appeal to my Ravenclaw aesthetic!! It also had a competition which is always music to the ears. And finally it has influences from Hindu mythology so I’m excited to see that.

Read the synopsis here

The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. But when a flare of starfire injures her human father, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.

Sheetal’s quest will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must act as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—or risk never returning to Earth at all.

Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets a rich landscape of Hindu mythology and celestial intrigue in this sparkling YA fantasy debut.

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42365641. sy475 Ruinsong by Julia Ember

Expected Release Date: November 24th 2020 (by Farrar, Straus Children’s)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: I’ve heard it contains lush world building, morally grey characters and a twisty plot. As well as music magic and wrestling with feelings so YES!!

Read the synopsis here

Revolution or silence?

In a world where magic is sung, a powerful mage named Cadence is forced to use her power to torture her country’s disgraced nobility at her ruthless queen’s bidding.

But when Cadence is reunited with her childhood friend, a noblewoman with ties to the underground rebellion, she must make a choice: take a stand to free her country from a tyrant — or follow in her queen’s footsteps and become a monster herself.

In this dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy, two young women from rival factions must work together to reunite their country as they wrestle with their feelings for each other.

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44599454. sy475 Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Swoon Reads)

Genre: YA Fantasy, #ownvoices, Standalone

Reasons why I want to read: This sounds like a really interesting book about summoning the wrong ghost– I mean that plot line just has me so intrigued. This book also features latinx community and #ownvoices trans protagonist which makes me so happy to see and I look forward to reading it.

Read the synopsis here

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and he can’t get rid him. 

Bestowed by the ancient gods of Maya, Yadriel and the gifted members of his Latinx community can see spirits: women have the power to heal bodies and souls, while men can release lost spirits to the afterlife. But Yadriel, a trans boy, has never been able to perform the tasks of the brujas – because he is a brujo. 

When his cousin suddenly dies, Yadriel takes matters into his own hands and successfully summons a ghost. The only problem is, it’s not his cousin, it’s Julian Diaz, the resident bad boy of his high school. Worse, he’s pissed about his death and demands answers. 

Yadriel agrees to help Julian discover how he died. In exchange, Julian will let Yadriel release his spirit, finally proving himself a brujo. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less Yadriel wants to let him go, and time is running out.


Between Earth and Sky by Rebecca Roadhorse

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Saga Press)

Genre: Fantasy, #ownvoices, series

Reasons why I want to read: A fantasy with political intrigue, rising rebellion and dark magic sounds AMAZING!! Plus it is set on a place called cliff-city which sounds incredible already.

Read the synopsis here

The great matriarchal clans of a prosperous cliff-city vie for power against a backdrop of political intrigue, celestial prophecies, rising rebellion & dark magic.


A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Balzer + Bray)

Genre: YA fantasy, #ownvoices, series

Reasons why I want to read: I mean ‘a deal with a vengeful spirit’ is just a great way to get me to pick up a book and then it leads to an assassination, dark magic, weeklong celebration involving magic and more royal drama. It sounds like an amazing book (my favourite adjective if you haven’t guessed). I need it!!

Read the synopsis here

For seventeen-year-old refugee Malik Hilali, the weeklong festival of Solstasia is a chance to escape his poverty-stricken life for a new one in the prosperous desert city of Ziran. But just as he reaches the city’s gates, a vengeful spirit kidnaps his younger sister and offers him a deal: her freedom in exchange for the death of Crown Princess Karina Almorahad before Solstasia ends. With nothing but his own wits and dark magic he barely understands, Malik disguises himself as a nobleman and enters Solstasia to compete for Karina’s hand in marriage—the perfect opportunity to assassinate her.

But the night before Solstasia begins, an assassin murders Karina’s mother, and she inherits a court that threatens mutiny. Grief-stricken and distrustful of everyone around her, Karina resorts to using forbidden magic to bring her mother back from the dead. But resurrection comes at a steep cost, and this ritual requires sacrificing her future husband—the winner of Solstasia.

Over a week of heart-pounding celebrations and dazzling displays of magic, an unlikely bond forms between Karina and Malik, and their interactions force them to question everything they thought they knew about their world. But though they’re more alike than their enemies would have them believe, both are willing to do whatever it takes to save the ones they love—even if they have to destroy each other.

A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #ownvoices YA Fantasy inspired by West and North African folklore, perfect for fans of the Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone and Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse books.


The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by V. E. Schwab

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Tor Books)

Genre: Adult fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: The devil. A curse. A love story. V E Schwab. Say no more.

Read the synopsis here

It’s about a love story between a French girl and the devil over 300 years. She sells her soul for the ability to live forever, and the devil curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets.


Jade Fire Gold by June C L Tan

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Blink)

Genre: YA fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: A fantasy inspired by Chinese mythology which sounds amazing!! It sounds like a great story focusing on family, unlikely alliances and dark magic so yes, yes, yes. One more time, yes!!

Read the synopsis here

Told in a dual POV narrative reminiscent of EMBER IN THE ASHES, JADE FIRE GOLD is a YA fantasy is inspired by Chinese mythology and folk tales. Epic in scope but intimate in characterization, fans of classic fantasies by Tamora Pierce and the magical Asiatic setting of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER will enjoy this cinematic tale of family, revenge, and forgiveness.

In order to save her grandmother from a cult of dangerous priests, a peasant girl cursed with the power to steal souls enters a tenuous alliance with an exiled prince bent on taking back the Dragon Throne. The pair must learn to trust each other but are haunted by their pasts—and the true nature of her dark magic.


Among Thieves by M. J. Kuhn

Expected Release Date:  2020 (by Saga Press)

Genre: Fantasy, standalone

Reasons why I want to read: A team of criminals come together to pull off an impossible job… then they start to care for each other. I mean say no more!!!

Read the synopsis here

M. J. Kuhn’s Among Thieves, in which a team of criminals who are the best at what they do come together to pull off an impossible job and against all odds start to care about each other, all while scheming to betray each other.


Rise as One by Ashok K. Banker

Expected Release Date: 2020

Genre: YA fantasy, series

Reasons why I want to read: A gang of outlaws doing a heist!!!. I will never say no to these types of plots. There is just so much room for complicated characters and things going wrong. It has action and romance and high stakes!!!

Read the synopsis here

Six of Crows meets Ember in the Ashes, from India’s most successful fantasy author.

RISE follows a young thief and her gang as they battle to overthrow a brutal tyrant and stay a demon invasion.

Brine, Shade, Pari, and Ace are part of a gang of outlaws, each with her own set of skills, specializing in impossible heists for a hefty fee. When an anonymous client asks these ‘Brokens’ to break into the Temple of Vish and steal a forbidden book, the crew become embroiled in a global conflict between the corrupt Prime Minister Nomandra and an order of corrupt priests commanding an army of Arusa, demons who can materialize out of any manmade substance. What follows is an adventure unlike any other, filled with magic, action, and romance.

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Anticipated Sequels of 2020

(mostly series I haven’t started yet because I am always behind on books but still lots of epic sequels)

29589087. sy475 The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: January 21st 2020

YA mystery at a boarding school!!

 


43449920. sy475 Heartstopper: Volume 3 by Alice Oseman (Heartstopper #3)

Expected Release Date: February 6th 2020 (by Hodder Children’s Books)

Unbelievably cute graphic novel focusing on m|m relationship!!

 


40522133We Unleash The Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia (We Set the Dark on Fire #2- maybe conclusion)

Expected Release Date: February 25th 2020 (by Katherine Tegen Books)

It follows a woman who can comply to the rules or join the resistance for equality!!


40382231. sy475 The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee (Feverwake #2)

Expected Release Date: March 17th 2020 (by Skyscape)

Amazing characters with powers throwing over the government?!?!

 


41733219. sy475 Night of the Dragon Julia Kagawa (Shadow of the Fox #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: March 31st 2020 (by HQ Young Adult)

YA fantasy series with Japanese mythology. It involves magic, danger and an unlikely alliance!!

 


42357545. sy475 The Serpent’s Curse by Lisa Maxwell (The Last Magician #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: April 7th 2020 (by Simon Pulse)

A fantasy series with a historical aspect that involves forbidden magic, thieving, time travel and gangs!!

 


31284532. sy475 My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows (The Lady Janies #3)

Expected Release Date: May 5th 2020 (by Harper Teen)

This looks like a really fun series which includes humour in historical stories about ‘Janes’. It is meant to be funny and unique.

 


40304179. sy475 The Archer at Dawn by Swati Teerdhala (The Tiger at Midnight #2)

Expected Release Date:  May 26th 2020 (by Katherine Tegen Books)

A fantasy based on ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology involving assassins and soldiers with romance and action.

 


48333823. sy475 The Empire of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (The Daevabad Trilogy #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: June 30th 2020 (by Harper Voyager)

It has magic, power, a con woman, court politics and accidentally summoning a djinn warrior!!

 


Haunted Heroine by Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex #4)

Expected Release Date:  July 7th 2020 (by DAW Books)

This is a smart, snarky, and action-packed series following superheroines in San Francisco and it is a lot of fun.


46223364. sy475 We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal (Sands of Arawiya #2- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: July 7th 2020 (by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr))

Zafira hunts for magic to restore her lands!!

 

 


The Faithless Hawk (The Merciful Crow, #2)The Faithless Hawk by Margaret Owen (The Merciful Crow #2)

Expected Release Date: July 28th 2020 (by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))

Fie ends up protecting a presumed dead prince from a ruthless queen!!

 


Blood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (Serpent & Dove #2- maybe conclusion)

Expected Release Date: August 31st 2020 (by HarperTeen)

It had a witch and a witch hunter in a divided world but feelings arise!!


The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi (The Gilded Wolves #2)

Expected Release Date: September 22nd 2020 (by Wednesday Books)

It has an excellent group dynamic and involves a heist!!


The Burning Gods by R. F. Kuang (The Poppy War #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: October 1st 2020 (by HarperCollins)

Epic military fantasy conclusion!!


Darius The Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (Darius the Great #2)

Expected Release Date: 2020 by Dial Books (for Young Readers)

A contemporary series following Darius who is depressed, a fractional Persian and dealing with high school!!


Iron Heart by Nina Varela (Crier’s War #2- Conclusion)

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by HarperTeen)

One girl wants to kill the Sovereign’s daughter but things don’t go as planned.


Untitled by Lauren Shippen (Bright Sessions #2)

Expected Release Date:  2020 (by Tor Teen)

Damien is an interesting character whose powers means he can make people think and do what he wants!!


Untitled by Maggie Stiefvater (Dreamer Trilogy #2)

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Scholastic Press)

Ronan is a dreamer and IT ALL IS HAPPENING.


Untitled by Leigh Bardugo (Nikolai Duology #2- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by Imprint)

It involves an old friend (?), more royal relations and lovable characters!!


Untitled by Natasha Ngan (Girls of Paper and Fire #3- conclusion)

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by jimmy patterson)

Fantasy series following a girl who is training to be king’s servant but she falls for one of the other girls.


Untitled by Rin Chupeco (The Never Tilting World #2- conclusion)

Expected Release Date:  2020 (by HarperTeen)

It has star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic.


Untitled by Amanda Joy (A River of Royal Blood #2)

Expected Release Date: 2020 (by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books For Young Readers)

It has two sisters who have to fight for the crown!!

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What are some of your anticipated releases for 2020?

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31 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 13: 2020 Anticipated Book Releases and Big Sequels 📖

  1. OOH The Winter Duke sounds like such a cool story!! And I cannot wait for the third Shadow of the Fox book!! I’m reading the second on audio and it’s so good!

    AHHHH all the books you featured made me feel super excited and bubbly inside haha, so thanks for the read! ❤

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    1. Ooh.. I know!! It sounds so interesting!! That’s great!! I need to start this series!! I hope the third one lives up to your expectation!!

      Ahh.. That’s makes me so happy 😍 I’m so excited too!! You’re so welcome, Thank you so much for reading!! 💛

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  2. AHHHH YES I love super long lists of anticipated releases! I just added so many of these to my TBR!

    Honestly, 2020 is gonna be a year of so many great releases, I don’t even know where to begin. Currently, my most anticipated release is Loveless by Alice Oseman, but I’m also super looking forward to Patrick Ness’s new book, When We Were Magic, The City We Became, and SO MANY others. Plus, all the sequels!! I’m dying for both the next Dreamer Trilogy book and the next Bright Sessions book. How are our bank accounts going to survive next year??

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    1. Ahh yay!! That’s so wonderful and makes me so happy!! I love seeing people’s anticipated releases too!! ❤

      I know I can't believe how many books are coming out in 2020!!
      Ah.. all those books sound amazing and I need them all now!! I need to read all of Alice Oseman's books but I'm so excited for her new one!! When We Were Magic is one of my favourite covers of 2020 at the minute!!
      I know!! I can't wait until the next dreamer book and the bright sessions, it is about Damien and I'm so excited to learn more about him!! I need the cover now!!
      I know I feel sorry for my bank account already!! haha!!
      Thank you so much for reading and this comment!! ❤

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  3. Sophie…how do you always make your posts SO helpful?!!! This list is really long and amazing, I can’t even imagine the effort you put into the post…thank you so much!! ❤

    The Henna Wars, Every Other Weekend, and Woven in Moonlight all sound like books I need ASAP, lol. I can't believe it's going to be 2020 (?!) next year! 😀

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    1. Aw… thank you so much Ash!! 😭😭<3 ❤ That means a lot!!
      It is a long list, I just kept finding more books I loved the sound of!! haha!! Aw.. you're so welcome, I'm glad it could be helpful!! I really loved making this post as well!! ❤ And again thank you! You have no idea how much that means!!

      Yes they all sound like wonderful books!! I know, I need them all now!! Yeah I really can't believe it is actually 2020 in like 15 days!! I'm not ready?!?! 😂😂

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  4. 13 days?? that’s some SERIOUS dedication, sophie (a.k.a. something i can never do O_o) let the gates to our bank accounts be unlocked and flowing! books for everyone! all of these covers are sooo pretty. and “woven in moonlight”! *swoons* i DEFINITELY want to read that! and “darkest and deepest red”– all of these are so amazing!! is YA contemporary your favorite genre? if so, not a bad choice at all! *checks crystal glasses (a portable crystal ball) yup, the gods approve. also, i so wish that friendship breakups were mentioned in books more! i think that everyone has to go through them at some point, so wouldn’t it be incredibly helpful to find someone who has gone through the same thing? maybe i’ll write about that…
    p.s. romance + fantasy are AMAZING AND WILL COMPLETE MY LIFE. it’s why i love cassie clare’s books so much!
    p.p.s. i’ve reached a conundrum where my T.B.R. is dangerously overflowing (oh no!) but i’ll never run out of books to read at the same time?? if you don’t hear from me soon, assume i got buried underneath the books and these are my last words.

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    1. Haha it has been quite intense but I started writing them in August so that helped!! 😂 Aw.. I’m sure you could do it!!
      I know, money is the only down side of new releases!! At least we have libraries!! But books for everyone sounds divine!!
      I know book covers keep getting better and better!!
      I know Woven in Moonlight is amazing!! *heart eyes*!! I hope you love it!! Darkest and Deepest Red sounds incredible too!!
      Haha I’m not quite sure what my favourite genre is, I usually say fantasy but this year I have had a thing for contemporary (as you can tell)!! 😂 haha I love the portable crystal ball and *phew* I’m glad the gods approve!!
      I know friendship breakups are a thing and no one talks about them. It is like you can’t feel the pain of them like a romantic break up so I’m so excited to see a book talking about it!! You should!! I WOULD LOVE YOU TO WRITE ABOUT THAT!!
      Yes romance and fantasy go so well together!! I need to read some Cassie Clare books!
      I know I have absolutely no control of my TBR!! Haha I really hope you haven’t gotten buried beneath books! But I can also relate!! 😂
      Thank you for this amazing comment!! ❤

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  5. Wow what an incredible list, thank you, Sophie, for taking the time to put all of these together! I’m really curious about Every Other Weeked, it sounds like such a good read and I love that cover. I’m also really excited about Alice Oseman’s newest book, The Fascinators, Girl, Serpent, Thorn…. SO many releases to look forward to 🙂

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    1. Aw.. thank you so much Marie!! ❤ And you're so welcome, I loved putting this list together!! I just kept finding more books!! 😂😂
      I know I'm excited to read Every Other Weekend as I think I will love the emotions it covers! I know the cover is amazing!!
      Yes I'm excited to read more from Alice Oseman! And both those sound amazing too!!
      There is a lot of wonderful books and I can't wait!! I need them all now!! 😂

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  6. Such a fantastic list of 2020 releases! You definitely introduced me to a lot more that hadn’t been on my radar yet, so I’m setting off to browse their Goodreads sites 🥰 I’m very excited for The Will and the Wilds and all the new superhero and friendship breakup books!

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    1. Thank you!! There are so many amazing books coming out 😍
      I’m so glad I could introduce you to some books, that makes me so happy!! Haha yes I love adding books to my TBR even if it does reach 1000!!
      Yes The Will and the Wilds sounds amazing!! I love superhero and friendship break up books too!! Yay!! 💛

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  7. Sophie, this was an INCREDIBLE list, and it must’ve took so long to put together! Thank you for this ❤
    I'm so excited to read Cemetery Boys, because the premise sounds AMAZING. Also, I haven't read enough books with trans or Latinx rep, and I really need to change that. I'm also so excited for Scavenge the Stars! It sounds so bad-ass—I can't. The girl on the cover can stab me any time. And The Henna Wars's cover is ADORABLE as well! I love how it features brown girls front and center, and I feel like the story will be cute, but also tackle hard-hitting topics at the same time ❤

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    1. Aw.. thank you so much *blushes* It did take a little while. Every time I thought I was done I went back and added some more books!! But I really enjoyed making this post 😂😂 You’re so welcome, thank you for reading!! ❤
      Yes Cemetery Boys has such an amazing plot, the moment I read about it on goodreads I instantly wanted to read it! So true I thought the #ownvoices was amazing so I'm excited to read it for that as well!!
      I know the cover for Scavenge the Stars is bad ass. She can definitely stab me too!! The plot sounds great too!!
      YES the cover for The Henna Wars is perfect. I love the illustration style and the pink of course 😂 Yes same, it is so important and it makes me so happy to see!! I agree I think it will be both cute and emotional– which is my favourite combination. ❤

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  8. Firstly thank you so much for mentioning my monthly posts here ❤️ and secondly I can’t wait for the majority of these either!! There are so many 2020 books that I want to read. I’m definitely going to have to loo up the vampire slayer guide one as I haven’t heard of that. Plus I love the cover of the Patrick Ness one, it’s different to the version that I’ve seen and looks amazing 😍 I can’t wait for Shadows Between Us, Midnight Lie and so many more. Plus I seriously need the Witching and the Wraiths & Ruin one. The second of those has a cover now if you’re interested in seeing it.

    I’m majorly behind on series too but a lot of the ones that you’ve mentioned are really high on my TBR. Hopefully we can both catch up on them this year. And Ashok K. Banker is actually the author of the book described as an ‘Indian Game Of Thrones’.

    I hope you get to read, and love, all of these books ❤️ and thanks again for mentioning me here 💕

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    1. Of course. I think your posts help me stay up to date and they get me excited for new releases!! I love the way you set them out!!
      I know there is a lot of amazing 2020 books coming out!! 🙂
      Yeah I only heard of the vampire slayers guide recently but it sounded so different and interesting I had to include it!!
      Oh is it, well that cool!!I love how fiery it is! *heart eyes*
      Yeah shadows between us and midnight lie sound amazing!!
      Those two sound great too, plus I love the dark magic vibe. I will check out the cover (thank you)
      I love it, I love the green!!

      Yeah I really need to catch up on series!! Fingers crossed!! Oh really, that’s great. I can’t wait to try out her books!!

      Thank you so much!! I hope you get to read and love all the 2020 releases you want to as well ❤ and of course!! ❤

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      1. Aww thank you ❤ ❤ I’m glad they make you excited (: And that the layout of them works for you.
        I agree, it’s incredible how many fascinating sounding books are coming out!
        I’ve added it to my TBR and can’t wait to read it (: it does sound intriguing. Plus I have a weakness for vampire books :L
        Its beautiful!!
        I agree 😀
        Yay I’m glad you liked it (: and I adore the sound of so many 2020 books.

        Good luck to you with it (: I hope you enjoy them.

        Thank you ❤ ❤

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