Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week, instead of discussing some of the bookish discoveries I made in 2019, I am going to be doing last week’s topic where we talk about our most anticipated releases for the first half of 2020. I always love looking through all of the anticipated releases at the beginning of the year, and so this is a post that I always enjoy doing, as who doesn’t enjoy getting even more excited about soon-to-be published books!
So here are some of my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2020!
Released 21st January
I have been interested in reading The Disasters for a while now, and so this ‘YA genre-bending fantasy heist story’ from the same author that gives me similar funny sci-fi story vibes is definitely also on my TBR. I can just imagine this book being the most fun adventure that is sure to make me laugh as we follow our characters on this fantastical heist, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up picking this one up soon after its release.
Released 4th February
This 2020 debut sounds like the perfect contemporary for me, as we follow social media journalist Cal as his father is chosen for a high-profile mission to mars, leading him to met and soon fall for fellow ‘Astrokid’ Leon. I love how this one seems to mix space with first love along with a little bit of mystery, and I am just super excited to see if this one is as good as it sounds.
Released 3rd March
This the first time in a while that a historical fiction has actually got me excited to read it, as this fantastical Mozart retelling already sounds like it will be such a gorgeous tale of music and family. I also know that I really enjoy Marie Lu’s writing style, and with two of her other books already on my physical TBR, 2020 is looking like it might be the year of Marie Lu in my reading life.
Released 3rd March
The tagline for this one reads ‘A sly, witchy dark comedy about six teens whose magic goes wildly awry’, something which I definitely need in my life! I haven’t read any books recently that deal with modern day witches although I have been interested in alot of the ones that have been released over the last few years, so maybe this one will be the book to see that change!
Released 17th March
This sounds exactly like my sort of book, with mystery and secrets as these supposedly unrelated characters are locked in a room with a choice – choose one of them to kill, or everyone dies. I am really hoping that this one is just as suspenseful and shocking as it sounds, because from the synopsis it sounds like my perfect thriller!
I absolutely adored The Devouring Grey, and so I desperately excited for its sequel to be released in just a few months so that I can finally see what happens next. I can not wait for more plot twists, more exploration of these gorgeous characters and more long-buried secrets coming to light as we get to return to the town of Four Paths.
Released 12th May
You just have to mention the words ‘The Raven Boys’ to hook me at this point, so when the synopsis of the book also sounds right up my alley you know I’m going to be excited about it. This one follows an openly gay high school senior, who may or may not be in love with his best friend, as his last year of high school is turned upside down by old secrets, new crushes and dark magic – honestly, I’m already sold!
Released 19th May
Who isn’t excited to get another book set in the world of the Hunger Games?! It was my favourite series growing up and one that I am thankful for for getting me into reading, and so knowing I get to return to this world through an entirely new story has me insanely excited.
Released 2nd June
I was sold the moment I read the first line of this synopsis, which promises magicians, a daring game and a hidden danger behind the scenes. I adore circus novels and that added with the fact that this one is giving me Daughter of the Burning City vibes with the unseen danger makes me super excited for this one to be released.
Released 9th June
I’ve seen a few people already getting excited for the release of this one, and for good reason as it sounds like a superb own-voices story that I similarly can not wait to get my hands on. It follows queer Latinx teen Yadriel after a ritual to set free the ghost of his murder goes wrong, instead summoning the ghost of bad boy Julian, whose refusal to go quietly to death until he finds out what happened leaves Yadriel less and less eager to let him go – honestly if that doesn’t sound like an amazing book to you, I don’t know what does!
What 2020 releases are you excited about? What book can you not wait to be released? Are you also anticipating any of the books on my list?