I know it is late to post this but better late than never. I’m so busy with my college life and I’m a graduating student, I am not really anticipating many books this year. I am only anticipating sequels from series that I have been meaning to read and sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I really like reading book series in marathons, although I am having this bad habit of setting aside the last book and I don’t know what is wrong with me. Anyways, here are my most anticipated books of 2016!
Disclaimer: Book info (cover, release date, and synopsis) are taken from Goodreads. Click the title for more info! 🙂
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: August 30, 2016
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.
I really don’t know if it is a series or a trilogy because of the first book, An Ember in the Ashes, was supposed to be stand-alone but then this happen! I’m looking forward to reading more of Sabaa Tahir’s book. I really enjoyed the first book.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Release Date: September 27, 2016
Strange the Dreamer is the story of:
the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
This is probably my most anticipated book of 2016. Because it’s Laini Taylor! And the synopsis? Very catchy! Laini Taylor never fails to present unique stories for the readers.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: Feb. 9, 2016
Mare Barrow’s blood is red—the color of common folk—but her Silver ability, the power to control lightning, has turned her into a weapon that the royal court tries to control.
The crown calls her an impossibility, a fake, but as she makes her escape from Maven, the prince—the friend—who betrayed her, Mare uncovers something startling: she is not the only one of her kind.
Pursued by Maven, now a vindictive king, Mare sets out to find and recruit other Red-and-Silver fighters to join in the struggle against her oppressors.
But Mare finds herself on a deadly path, at risk of becoming exactly the kind of monster she is trying to defeat.
Will she shatter under the weight of the lives that are the cost of rebellion? Or have treachery and betrayal hardened her forever?
I haven’t read Red Queen yet BUT I will be reading it next month! I just don’t like cliffhangers. Or maybe I’ll read the whole trilogy next year when the trilogy is finished. And besides the cover is gorgeous!
Release Date: August 2, 2016
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be―days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.
But the vacation is short-lived.
The treaty between Earth and L’eihr has awoken an ancient force that threatens to destroy them all. The Aribol, mysterious guardians charged with maintaining interstellar peace, deem the alliance a threat to the galaxy. They order the separation of both races, decreeing humans and L’eihrs must return to their own planets within the month or face extinction. In fact, they already have agents in place on Earth, ready to begin.
With the clock ticking, Aelyx and Cara assemble a team of colonists and race back to Earth, where they unite with old friends to solve the mystery of who the Aribol are, what they want, and the real reason the alliance has provoked them. As tensions build to a full-scale war, Aelyx and Cara must fight harder than ever―not just for their future, but for the survival of both their worlds.
Okay, shame on me for not reading the first two books of this trilogy. But again, I DON’T LIKE CLIFFHANGERS. So I ended up stacking the books on my shelf while waiting for the last book (which I will probably not read because I don’t like it when book series or trilogy ends).
Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Release Date: September 30, 2016
Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading – and no one is safe. Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately need to control her own magic – so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdom. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth , destroy the very magic she’s learning to control – and make the biggest sacrifice of all.
Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira – and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal with their ranks, winning the war – and protecting Meira – slips farther and farther out of reach.
Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind the Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.
As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdom of Primoria together… or lose everything.
I’m proud to tell you guys that I have read the first book in this trilogy! But I set aside the second book while waiting for this book!
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
There is no publication date BUT expected publication is 2016 and I can’t wait! I really love Illuminae. Hoping they won’t change the pretty book cover.
Okay, this last book is not really expected to be published this year BUT I am expecting it! Who knows, maybe it will finally come out this year! But fingers-crossed that it will.
The Winds of Winter by George R. R. Martin
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.
The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, omitting at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these cliffhangers “very early” in The Winds of Winter, saying “I’m going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Meereen—the battle of Slaver’s Bay. And then take it from there.”
I’m currently reading A Game of Thrones and I’m loving it. But hopefully, before I finished the 5th book this will be release. I’m saddened by the thought that the TV Series will air Season 6 while the book is not yet finished but it’s fine. I totally understand George R.R. Martin. I just wish 2016 will be the year for the release of this book.
That would be my most anticipated books, what are your most anticipated books?