Don’t you just hate that feeling of finishing a book and knowing you have to wait months before you can find out what happens next? That’s been happening to me a lot recently.
When I pre-ordered The Cursed Child the other day, I realised that I’d got six books on pre-order in total. SIX BOOKS ON PRE-ORDER! That has never happened before. It seems that there are so many books coming out this year that I just cannot wait to get my hands on.
Warning: I’ma mention the word ‘love’ a hella lot in this blog posts. Sorry, not sorry.
Kindred Spirits – Rainbow Rowell | February 25th, 2016
Kindred Spirits is a 96-page release for World Book Day 2016 that follows Star Wars fangirl Elena as she queues up to watch the latest Star Wars film.
I absolutely adore Rainbow’s writing; her characters are so detailed and real. I always finish her books feeling like I actually know the characters. She is an autobuy author for me.
After reading and loving Fangirl, I’m looking forward to see what she might do with a Star Wars fangirl.
The Glittering Court – Richelle Mead | April 5th, 2016
This has been described as a mix between Elizabethan and frontier worlds; what is not to love about that? The Glittering Court is a kind of finishing school for for ‘impoverished girls’ – you guys know how I feel about books that involve boarding schools. (I’m just assuming it’s a boarding school here.)
I’ve read and enjoyed the first three Vampire Academy books, so I’m sure that I’ll enjoy this.
The Crown (The Selection #5) – Kiera Cass | May 3rd, 2016
This is the second book in The Selection reboot (fifth book overall), and I WANT TO READ IT RIGHT NOW! The cliffhanger at the end of The Heir was cruel and I need to know what happens next.
A lot of people seemed to find Eadlyn irritating, but I quite liked her; it was nice to read a character who was unashamedly imperfect.
I’m not sure I even need to say a lot about this.
The play has been advertised as ‘the eighth installment’ in the series, but I’m going to try not to think about the book like that since it isn’t actually a novel, it’s a copy of the script that will be used when the play is first shown later this year. That said, I’ve been waiting to find out what happened to Harry, Ron and Hermoine for years, so I’m sure I’ll love it.
The Midnight Star (The Young Elites #3) – Marie Lu | October 11th, 2016
With each book I read by Marie Lu, I fall in love with her even more. When I didn’t think she could beat the Legend series, she released The Young Elites. When I didn’t think that could be beaten, I fell harder for The Rose Society.
Her world building is so wonderful; she creates these wonderful and elaborate places, that you just sink into like a cosy bed at the end of a long, hard day.
The Rose Society took a very dark turn and I’m looking forward to seeing how the series comes to an end.
Aerie (Magonia #2) – Maria Dahvana Headley | November 3rd, 2016
I almost hyperventilated when I saw how stunning the cover for Aerie is. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS! I have fangirled about Magonia enough on my blog, Twitter, and Instagram for you to know that it is one of my favourite books, so I am on tenterhooks to get my paws on Aerie and hold it in my hands. And love it, and date it. I’m definitely going to date it – where shall I take it? Is Nando’s too informal? What shall I wear?
Magonia was one of those books that stood alone solidly, but I am desperate to return to the world of Magonia and find out what happens next. Every time I hear Bird Set Free by Sia I can’t help but think about Magonia – I’ve had to remove it from my Spotify playlists because I keep thinking about Magonia and I don’t think it’s wise to be quite that distracted when driving.
Have you got any books on pre-order?