Top Ten Tuesday || 10 Anticipated Releases

Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday! This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where we create a list of 10 (or however many you can think of) items that fit into the given topic for the week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.

For the life of me I couldn’t think of ten, so I came up with 7 that just about everyone is looking forward to reading.

**Covers are links to Goodreads and books are in order of their publication dates.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

Publication Date: Aug. 1st

Girl in Pieces








A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Publication Date: Aug. 30th

A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts. In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.








Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Publication Date: Sept. 6th

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't. As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear. Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?








Crooked Kingdoms by Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: Sept. 27th

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.








Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Publication Date: Oct. 4th

The tenth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard. A new couple finds love, and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate this series finale in the most Beautiful way possible.








Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Publication Date: Oct. 18th

Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion. When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands. But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope. Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.








Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Publication Date: Nov. 8th

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen. At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.








What are your anticipated releases for the rest of the year? Link your TTT and I’ll be sure to check it out!


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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday || 10 Anticipated Releases

  1. thedaydreamingbookworm says:

    YES, Empire of Storms, give it to me NOW! LOL. I’m also excited for Girl in Pieces, although I didn’t put it on my list. I’m really hoping this debut doesn’t let me down because I haven’t been having much luck with them this year.

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    • Carrianne says:

      I think Girl in Pieces will be first debut novel I’ve read this year. I kind of cheated in that I already have an ARC of the book, but I’m looking forward to reading it and I’ve heard great things about it!

      I’m sooooo excited for Empire of Storms, although it’s bittersweet. We’re running out of ToG novels to read! I can’t believe the last one comes out next year. D:

      P.S. I have no clue what Empire of Storms is about. I haven’t read the synopsis yet. xD

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    • Carrianne says:

      Thank you! Me too! I haven’t decided if I want to read the synopsis for Empire of Storms or go in completely blind. Either way, it can’t get here fast enough! (Except maybe not too fast… 😉 )

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    • Carrianne says:

      I think it’ll be great as well! I’m not quite finished with Six of Crows yet, but what I’ve read so far is making me super excited for the sequel! I love Leigh Bardugo’s world building and just writing style in general.

      Thanks for stopping by, I’ll be sure to check out your post!


    • Carrianne says:

      If I’m totally honest, I’m getting a little ahead of myself by adding A Torch Against the Night to my list. However depsite the fact that I haven’t read An Ember in the Ashes yet, I’m still really excited for the sequel. Perhaps if I time it right, I’ll be able to read one right after the other. 😉

      I’ll be sure to check out your TTT! 😀


  2. j.belk says:

    Ahhh my TBR is going to be drowning after this year!! I must admit I’m not as excited for the last half of the 2016 releases as I was for the beginning of 2016, but that won’t stop me from buying them xD
    You have a great list here, however most of them aren’t on my list because a majority of them are sequels & I haven’t read the first novel of them, lol.

    Here’s my TTT if you are interested:

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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