Monday, January 4, 2016

Most Anticipated Reads Late Winter/Spring of 2016

(thank you acg.org for the image)

I'm back and I'm so glad I took a break. It was so nice being with my family and not having to worry about blogging stuff and while it was a much needed, very nice break, I'm glad to be back and in full swing of things again. I missed you all!

With the new year here I thought it would be fun to talk about some of my most anticipated reads for Winter/Spring of 2016. Brace yourself, I have a lot of them. In fact I'm so excited about so many of these, it's a bit embarrassing but who better to understand than those just like me right? Right? Please say I'm not alone in my bookish nerdy ways. 

And I apologize because most of these will again be featured in my WoWs in the upcoming months, if they haven't already. 

So without further ado, my most anticipated reads for late winter/spring 2016 in no particular order because truly, I can't pick a favorite:

YA Fantasy/Paranormal/Dystopian:




Book Four in the Raven Cycle Series and also the last. I am on edge to see how it all ends! 




I truly <3 this trilogy and I never thought I would say that, this so wasn't my genre but heck, I freaking adore it now and especially this author's mad writing skills. So sad it will be over but so anxious to read it as well. 



Sadly another series/trilogy ending, what is with that? *sigh* Still can't wait to read it and see how it all comes together! Estep is an amazing writer and I just know she will do the series justice in this last installment.



I know not everyone loved the first book but I truly did and am hoping like heck the second isn't a let down. 


So hoping this will be another winner by Clare. If the synopsis and that stunning cover have anything to say about it, it will be. 


It's no secret I adore this author's writing and oh my heck, that cover! That synopsis! I think I'm in love. 


A debut author but umm, hello awesomeness! Can't wait for this to release in May!



Loved this author's debut series so this is just a must for me. 


This series took me again, by surprise with how easy it was to get wrapped up in it. Excited and nervous to see how it comes together.


YA Thriller/Mystery:


Really enjoyed the first book and am excited to read the second. Barnes comes out with some of the funnest and original storylines out there in the genre and they are all super fun to read. 


Adult UF/Paranormal Series:


Can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that there is a fourth book in this series being released this spring! Amanda is an amazing storyteller and I can't wait!



Is there anything not to love about Charley and Reyes? I think not! 
Can't wait for this!!


I think all fans of this trilogy have been waiting for every for this last installment but it's hard not to be excited about it. So different and good and truly one that even though hecka long, is so worth it to read!



Books that make my list but don't have covers yet or I was lucky enough to get an ARC of so I already read but were still some of my most anticipated reads are:

The Dirt on Ninth by Darynda Jones, I adore this series and every single book in it and this was no exception. I can't wait for the Tenth now!

Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine. Sarah has yet to let me down with one of her books and I adored this. Her writing is just beautiful! 

Book Two in the Guardians Trilogy by Nora Roberts,, I love all her paranormal/fantasy series best. There is just something about them. 

Of Flame and Promise by Cecy Robson. I adore this series and was so excited that she was continuing it and this time with Taran's POV. This was fabulous and I can't wait for more!

Betrayals by Kelley Armstrong, book four in the Cainsville series (Seriously love this series!). 

As of now still Untitled third book in the Snow Like Ashes series by Sara Raasch. This series has been so much fun and I truly do love it, more than I thought I would. 

Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews and book nine in the Kate Daniels Series. Another series where there is very little not to love. 

So there you have it. I told you it would be a long list and the most surprising of them all, for me anyways, is that there isn't a single contemporary on it. Not that there aren't ones I want to read mind you but for whatever reason, none that I just fill I can't live without reading this coming winter/spring. Weird. 

So what about you? Any of these make your list as well?




64 comments:

  1. Ruined looks so good, the one I'm most excited for from your list. Happy 2016 Ali :)

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    1. Did you read her other series? I loved it so I'm definitely excited about her newest. I hope we both end up loving it!

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  2. Can't wait for the Charley Davidson #10 this year too. I so need to catch up on h series. I'm up to book 7! So not far to go.... Happy New Year!

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    1. I love saving them up and binge reading them, they are just so much fun!

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  3. Goodness, what a thoroughly researched list, Ali! Well done, you :) I can't wait for The Raven King myself. And also Golden Son, of course! Hugs

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    1. I might go overboard researching book releases sometimes. *blushes*

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  4. I completely agree about Charley Davidson, Kate Daniels, Cainsville and Black Blade Trilogy. Those are the only ones that I'm familiar with. Here's to a great 2016.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens and Rabid Reads

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  5. I am so ready for most of these but Justin Cronin has finally made my year. I am ready for The City of Mirrors! I still have to read the second Black Blade book, but I'm looking forward to the last one as well. Glass Sword, Lady Midnight..... everything!

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    1. Woo hoo! I still need to read The Twelve but I have been waiting for so long until the third would be released. I didn't want to forget too much of what happens.

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  6. I need to read the Pierce Brown series and The Maggie Stiefvater one too. I'm waiting for the whole series to be out to binge-read the books!

    I'm so excited to read Ruined and Siren's Song too. I'll probably try the Cassandra Clare book too because BEAUTIFUL cover!

    Great list, Ali!

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    1. Definitely read them Nick and I think they would be great ones to binge read! Brown's trilogy really has blown me away and as horrible as it sounds, I don't say that often with the genre and new authors and having them be male authors as well.

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  7. I'm really excited for Glass Sword. I hope you love all of these. Glad to see you back :)

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    1. Thanks Jazmen! I hope we both love Glass Sword, I'm so exited for it!

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  8. Lots of fun covers!

    Glad you had a nice break to enjoy your holidays. Happy New Year.

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    1. They are pretty great. ;)
      Thanks so much and to you as well!

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  9. YES ALI!!!!! I want so many of them, particularly Bright Blaze of Magic, The Crown's Game, Glass Sword and The Great Hunt. SO EXCITED!!!!

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    1. *jumps up and down* Me too! I'm excited just looking at the covers again LOL!

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  10. I can't wait until Ruined comes out. It looks so good.

    Simply Angela

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    1. Agreed! I hope we both end up loving it!

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  11. Welcome back Ali! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year! I'm excited about so many of these books as well. The Visitor by Amanda Stevens is a great surprise for me - love this series and had no idea about the newest which I'm making sure to add to Goodreads. Hope you enjoy all these fabulous sounding reads :)

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    1. Thanks Kim, I really did and I hope you did as well!
      I'm so excited about the new Stevens book, she is so talented!!

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  12. I'm glad that you had a wonderful break and welcome back!! I want to read a lot of these! I need to read Golden Son before the next one comes out. There are so many good books to look forward to in 2016!

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    1. There are, I think it will be a pretty exciting year for releases again.

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  13. You got some great picks here, Ali! I've waited for The Visitor for so long. I need to know where this series will go.

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  14. I don't usually make these lists because it's just so hard to narrow it down! SO MUCH FANTASY! I love that fantasy has become so popular in YA these days. I just wish I could read faster to get to more of it!

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    1. You and me both Candace! I need to learn how to speed read.

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  15. Glass Sword is one I am really excited for too!

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  16. I'm super excited for Ruined and the Great Hunt as well. And also Rebel of the Sands. And also all of those lovely books coming out tomorrow, on January 5! Nice to have you back! :D

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    1. Thank you! Yes this month is pretty big for releases, it always is. Definitely a month when I save up my gift cards to use them all. ;)

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  17. Great picks, Ali. I'm glad you're back. Breaks are much needed, coming back refreshed is the best.

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  18. Can I just say yes to all of them. Even those later in a series I have yet to read, I want to read them. Great list!

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    1. I know how you mean! I feel the same way when I see other's lists too. ;)

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  19. Aw, no contemporary? haha That's awesome. You have a lot of books on here that I still need to read the first book for, so hopefully I can get to some of them!

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    1. I know it's sort of a shocker for me. I'm sure I will have some later to add to my list though, I always do. ;)

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  20. Cannot wait for The Raven King (my most anticipated of this year and maybe ever!) and The Great Hunt! It's going to be a great year for books!!

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  21. I love the Kate Daniels series. I'm a couple books behind in that one though. Kelley Armstrong is wonderful too. I'm super excited about her City of the Lost book that's coming out soon. The Great Hunt intrigues me. I've seen that one floating around and love the cover.

    Hope you have a great 2016.

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    1. I do too! I haven't read the last book out so don't feel bad about being behind. ;)

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  22. Ruined, The Great Hunt and Glass Sword are some of my most anticipated books of the year too! :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous choices! ♥

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    1. Thanks so much and I'm glad you are excited about some of them as well. ;)

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  23. I need Lady of Midnight in my hands!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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    1. I know, doesn't it look so good and that cover! Gorgeous!

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  24. I've got four of these books on my list as well! Can you believe that the 9th and 10th Charley Davidson books come out this year?

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    1. I know, I'm loving it and so excited for them!

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  25. That's right, I forgot about The Visitor. And The City of Mirrors ... FINALLY!

    Glad you had a nice break. I'm still kind of off. I'm sick and going out of town, so I should've just left this week alone too.

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    1. Sorry you aren't well, that sucks. Breaks are nice for sure. I think I will be taking more of them. ;)

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  26. None are on my list but they do look interesting :D Glad you had a good time with the family!

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  27. I am embarrassed to admit that the only series here that I have read any of is by Darynda Jones. I hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. That is okay, I know YA isn't your strong suit genre. ;)

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  28. Fantasy and dystopia are my absolute favorite genres! I know I sound like a broken record here, but I really need to start the Raven Cycle series, I've read so many great reviews! I think I may just wait for this final installment to be released so I could just gobble up the whole series.

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    1. Binge reading them would be great especially since there is so much to them. ;)

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  29. Ilona Andrews love and quite a few are on my TBR pile already. Great list :) I still need to read Red Queen though it's on my kindle.

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    1. I love the Andrews team! Glad some of these are on your list as well. :D

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  30. YES TO THE RAVEN KING! I haven't continued reading after The Raven Boys but I really do want to!

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    1. It is such a good detailed series and I can't wait to see how it all comes together.

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  31. The Crown's Game and The Great Hunt both sound amazing! I have Snow Like Ashes on my TBR, but I've heard a lot of negative things about Ice Like Fire so I'm unsure about reading the series. What did you think of Ice Like Fire?

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    1. I liked it but I know not everyone did. It was good though, more emotional than I thought it would be.

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