I adored PANTOMIME, Laura Lam’s first novel, and can’t wait to see what’s next for Micah Grey. This SF-tinged fantasy (or fantasy-tinged SF; take your pick) is totally going on my Kobo as soon as it’s available for purchase.
Katherine Addison (who has published eight previous novels and short story collections as Sarah Monette) is my very most favouritest of favourite authors. It’s been years since we’ve had a new solo novel from her, so I’m wicked excited about this one. I trust her to deliver awesome characters who face compelling problems.
Plus, I believe this one contains airships! Airships are one of my weird bookish hooks. Give me airships and/or automata and I’m a happy girl indeed.
April can’t come fast enough.
While I’m still somewhat on the fence about DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE, I loved the hell out of DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT. I must have more of Karou’s story, y’all. I must, I must, I must.
Future post spoiler: Tiffany Reisz is my favourite new(ish)-to-me author of 2013. I devoured her first four Original Sinners novels over the course of a whirlwind weekend wherein I accomplished nothing else of note, and I cannot wait for this prequel. It’s an autobuy the moment it appears on Kobo.
I love Jaclyn Dolamore’s personable characters, her worldbuilding, and her prose style, so you’d better believe I’m excited to see where she takes me next. I do believe this Weimar Republic-inspired offering contains lesbians, too. I do so love it when there’s lesbians.
THE DIVINERS is one of those glorious books that felt like it was written just for me. Libba Bray took all my favourite things and blended them into a rich, sprawling feast. I’ve been lusting after this sequel since the very moment I finished its predecessor.
As far as I know, we don’t even have a title for this one yet, let alone a release date. If it makes it onto bookstore shelves in 2014, though, you can bet I’ll read it quick as ever I can. I loved the hell out of both THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES, which I’ll review for you next month.
It wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t have a Scott Lynch title on my Most Anticipated Releases list. Thankfully, this isn’t just wishful thinking on my part--word on the street says the fourth novel in the Gentlemen Bastards Sequence might be ready for public consumption as early as the end of next year. Please, Book Gods, make it so.
There are other books I'm looking forward to, of course, but these eight are my must-reads. What are your most anticipated titles of 2014?