Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt is most anticipated releases for the first half of the year. I struggled with this a lot more than I’d expected—I’m never good at keeping track of new releases, but I managed to find ten that I’ll hopefully get to in the year.
Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus #4) by Katee Robert | February 7th
Of course, I had to start off the list with Katee Robert. I haven’t even gotten around to the third book in this series yet, but I already know that I’m going to want this one.
I Have Some Questions For You by Rebecca Makkai | February 21st
Makkai’s last book, The Great Believers, absolutely destroyed me and pretty much immediately became one of my top three favourite books of all-time. I’ve been eagerly awaiting her next book ever since, and very excited to get to it.
Silver in the Bone (Silver in the Bone #1) by Alexandra Bracken | April 4th
I’ve loved Alexandra Bracken’s books ever since The Darkest Minds came out in 2012. She’s one of the few YA authors I continue to pick up, and I’m excited for this one which seems to be her more fantasy-ish so far. I have high hopes for this one.
Atalanta by Jennifer Saint | April 13th
I still haven’t managed to read Ariadne, Saint’s debut novel, but I still really want this. She’s honestly blessed with some of the most beautiful covers and I love that each novel is about a lesser known figure of mythology—it makes them all the more interesting.
Bewitched (Bewitched #1) by Laura Thalassa | April 18th
This first half of the year is really just a checklist of many of my favourite authors. I loved Thalassa’s Four Horsemen series, and I’m even hosting a readalong of her Bargainer series right now. I love how different her books are, and this one sounds just as fantastic.
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros | May 2nd
You can probably guess that I’m about to talk about how much I love Rebecca Yarros. I’ve only read two of her books so far—The Last Letter and Full Measure but they both absolutely broke me. I’m really excited for this one as its her first foray into fantasy (as far as I know) and that’s super exciting!
The Water Outlaws by S.L Huang | May 9th
I’d never really heard of S.L Huang before seeing this book pop up on my Goodreads, but it looks like she’s quite prolific. I was instantly drawn into the cover of this one—it’s so beautiful. Then when I say it was queer as well, it just had to go onto my wishlist.
Some Shall Break (None Shall Sleep #2) by Ellie Marney | June 6th
Back to a favourite author of mine. When I heard that this was actually being released (Marney had been taking about the possibility of a sequel for a little bit), I might have squealed a little. I was so desperate to know what would happen to the main characters at the end of the first book so I can’t wait to get this one.
Never a Hero (Monsters #2) by Vanessa Len | June 8th
I really enjoyed the first book in this dulogy, Only A Monster, when I read it last year and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this one. I’ll definitely need to reread the first because I have a terrible memory and can’t remember 99% of the book but I’m still excited!
The Seven Year Slip by Ashley Poston | June 27th
The Dead Romantics was one of my favourite reads of 2022 so I added this to my TBR the second I saw it. I’d never read anything by Poston before but that book broke me and put me back together again and I’m fully prepared for her to do the same here.
And that’s it for my list today. Are any of these on your most anticipated lists?