Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipated Releases of the First Half of ’16

anticipated releases

Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again! Top Ten Tuesday is a book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Basically, you get a different bookish topic every Tuesday, and you comprise a list of ten (or however many you’re able to list) relating to said topic.

Today’s topic is ‘Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016.’ Now, 2016 promises a lot of great releases, so I can’t wait to tell you some of the books I’m looking forward to!

These are in no order whatsoever!


Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare | Releasing on March 8th, 2016

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The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski | Releasing on March 29th, 2016

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(Psst, I refuse to accept the cover change!)


The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice & Fire #6) by George R.R. Martin | Release date TBD

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Now, I’m not even sure if this is the official cover. The release date has not been decided- there are some rumors that it’ll be out in February, and if not, it’ll most probably still be out before the sixth season of Game of Thrones airs on HBO in April. *fingers crossed*


The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater | Releasing on April 26th, 2016

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The Rose and the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn #2) by Renée Ahdieh | May 3rd, 2016

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I kinda hate the color of this cover. *claws eyes out*


Truthwitch by Susan Dennard | Releasing on January 5th, 2016

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Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles Novellas) by Marissa Meyer | Releasing on February 2nd, 2016

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken | Releasing on January 5th, 2016

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Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Short Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins | Releasing on June 14th, 2016

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A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas | Releasing on May 3rd, 2016

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  • So many sequels! I’m excited for Stars Above, Summer Nights, and Passenger as well. I really need to catch up with ACOTAR so I can read ACOMAF right when it comes out, haha

  • Lady Midnight is my most anticipated release I think! Also, I cannot wait for A Court of Mist and Fury!

  • I absolutely can’t wait for The Winner’s Kiss. If Arin and Kestrel don’t get their happily ever after and be together forever, I’ll be ruined, seriously. Same about The Raven King – it seems TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE, but I want all the characters to get whatever they want and STAY ALIVE! Passenger sounds SO GOOD + I loved The Darkest Minds, so I have trust in the author. I really hope Summer Days and Summer Nights will be as cute as it sounds.
    Amazing list! 🙂
    My TTT

    • Have you read the excerpt released for the Winner’s Kiss? Because it absolutely killed me. I can’t wait to get my hands on that book, but I’m also not ready for the feels!

      I haven’t read the Darkest Minds yet, though I do own the first book. I do hope I enjoy it!

  • All of these book look so good! I have not read the A Song of Ice and Fire series yet, but I have heard amazing things about it. I am buddy reading the first book in early January, so maybe I will get to book six in 2016. I doubt it though. I am glad to see that we have books in common on our lists! I hope you enjoy all of these books! 🙂

    • Yay! I think big books are great to buddy read. I really hope you enjoy it. I know the series is daunting but once you’re absorbed, it’s difficult to get out haha. Be wary though: GRRM’s notorious for keeping his readers waiting. 🙁

  • I have Truthwitch on my list as well. I think it’s so strange there is no date yet for Winds of Winter yet.

  • I almost stopped breathing…. The Winds of Winter in February? Ohhhhh… how I wish that this would be true! 🙂 I heard that it (if) will be out in October. But I like your option more, haha.

    • Okay, so when I checked a few days ago, the rumors definitely said Feb 2016. But apparently GRRM said there’s going to be a delay because he’s distracted, and now I think October is more appropriate. 🙁

      • I still hope it will be published sooner. But, if we waited for so long, these couple of months will be nothing 🙂

  • Oh my goodness- if Winds of Winter comes out I will keel over and die from all the excitement! I’m also really looking forward to Winner’s kiss

    • Apparently, the ‘rumored’ date is no longer Feb 2016 because GRRM announced that he’s “distracted” and so there’s going to be a “delay.” I’m so sad, haha. XD

      • Oh no *sobs*- would it be totally medieval to have him chained to his desk so he finishes it! (I mean that would be pretty medieval- but then it might be good for inspiration… :p )

  • I cannot wait to read The Raven King!!! The Raven Cycle is definitely one of my favorite new series at the moment. You can’t go wrong with Maggie Stiefvater 🙂 Great list!

    • You’re absolutely right! She has such an addictive but lyrical writing style, and her characters feel like friends. 🙂

  • Such a great list! I am dying for Passenger to come out already.

    My TTT.

  • Great list! I’m waiting on The Raven King and Winds of Winter, too.

  • Oh yes I’m definitely looking forward to finally reading PASSENGER, too, I’ve just seen it around too much to pass it up.

    • It’s so hyped up! I haven’t even read The Darkest Minds yet, but Passenger has me intrigued! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • There are so many great books set to come out next year and a lot of them have made it to your list. I’m so excited about The Winner’s Kiss mainly because I can get to binge reading the series. I don’t think I am emotionally ready for The Raven King. I’ll have to stock up on the tissues when I get my hands on the book.

    • The Winner’s trilogy is the perfect binge-series! Marie Rutkoski is cruel with her cliffhangers, so it’s always nice to have the next book with you. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

      And yes! Stiefvater has promised her readers feels and I’m happy about that but I’m so not ready. I just wish they stopped pushing back the release date! ):

  • The Raven King and A Court of Mist and Fury were both on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-37/

  • Haven’t you heard? Fierce Reads is releasing the dress cover in hardback and all three in paperback with the new cover. So you don’t have to accept anything haha. I agree with your thought on the Rose and the Dagger, it’s just a little bit too pastel for me

    • OHHHHH MY GODDDDDDD. Sara, you do NOT understand how happy this makes me. Bless you, child. 😀 I knew if readers made a fuss, they’d probably reconsider.

      I just hope the actualy copy of the Rose and the Dagger is a little less bright than the picture online. Hurts my eyes, haha. xD

      • hahaha you’re welcome! I went searching on Twitter because they’re using the old cover for promos and they had a Tumblr post announcing it. You and me both sister hahaha

  • Oh my I’m just freaking out over The Raven King!! I can’t wait to read it but I’m also reluctant because it’s the last book of the series 😢

    • Yes! I feel like it’s going to tear my heart out of my chest, though. Stiefvater is promising feels! But I’m so excited as well, haha. x

  • At least you can have solace in knowing the W-Kiss hardcover will stay the same…for now. Not that I read ASOIAF but haven’t there been 2193721987312938 dates announced and most of them fell through? I cry for everyone waiting.

    Cheers,
    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

    • Yasss, I’m so happy that the cover got re-redesigned. xD

      Ugh, okay, so until last week, there were some rumors that it was going to be out in Feb or March. But apparently, there’s going to be a delay. I’m crying too, Joey. 🙁

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