Blood and Honey by Shelby Mahurin
Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
I don’t usually pre-order books, but I did with this one because I was just so excited about. I’m also not usually much of a retelling fan, but this is described as ‘a YA fantasy in which queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella.’ Um, yes please?
Loveless by Alice Oseman
I mean obviously this had to make the list. I’ve read everything Alice Oseman has put out, and I’m not going to stop now.
Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Every single one of the books from Rick Riordan Presents has admittedly gone onto my TBR, and this one is no exception. I love myself a good diverse mythology-based MG.
The Boy, the Wolf, and the Stars by Shivaun Plozza
Speaking of MG, I’ve been eagerly awaiting Shivaun Plozza’s debut MG fantasy since she announced it. I loved her YA debut, Frankie, so I’m hoping I feel the same about this one.
Now we get onto the last five that are really my most anticipated books of the entire year. The ones that when they were announced I screamed, and then became depressed to see they were all late 2020 releases.
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis
Starting off with this one. I wrote part of my Honours thesis on Duyvis’ On the Edge of Gone, so she has a very special place in my heart. This one is like doppelgängers saving the world while also being anxious and asexual rep.
A Rogue of One’s Own by Evie Dunmore
I absolutely adored Bringing Down the Duke last year, so I’ve been impatiently waiting for this next one to come out. I’ll be excited to see what I think about this one having a read a lot more historical romance now than I had a year ago.
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
After having only read Monday’s Not Coming, Jackson very quickly shot up my list of authors to watch. I’m hoping to marathon some of her books back to back before this is released in September.
The Camelot Betrayal by Kiersten White
I went on a lot at the end of last year about how much I loved The Guinevere Deception, and I’m so beyond ready to have this in my hands already. I’m hoping this will blow we away as much as the first one and it’ll end up being another favourite.
Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend
The books on which all other books are judged. Seriously, the Nevermoor series is one of absolute favourites. It means the world to me and so I’m really excited to get this. It’s been pushed around a few times, but hopefully it’ll be arriving late this year.