Some of these are probably wishful thinking, and I'm sure I've forgotten a few frightfully important titles, but I figured I might as well give y'all a snapshot of what I'm looking forward to reading as soon as ever I can.
None of the post-August releases have cover art yet, so I've used author photos to represent those books. All such images were pulled from the authors' websites, Wikipedia, publishers' websites, or Goodreads.
This sequel to SERAPHINA was perhaps my most anticipated book of 2014--until it got bumped back a year. Still, the wait is nearly over! Hurray!
I'm so excited about the book that I'm tempted to actually ask for a review copy, but I'm also way too shy/anxiety-ridden to cold-email a PR rep. Since it never showed up on NetGalley (sadness), I guess it's the library for me.
THE VIRGIN is the seventh Original Sinners novel overall and the third in the White Years prequel quartet. Y'all know how much I loved the previous book (THE KING), and if you've ever asked me for BDSM recs, I've surely pushed you to read the series as a whole. (Start with THE SIREN. You won't regret it.)
So, yeah. My excitement for this new offering is sky-high, especially since it sounds like it's half Nora's story, half Kingsley's. I love them both to death.
I loved THE JUST CITY (more on that next Tuesday) and was thrilled to discover that not only is there a sequel, but it'll be out in less than six months, right before my birthday. I'm gonna go ahead and believe Tor planned it that way because they like me so much.
Damn, y'all. Given how FOOL'S ASSASSIN ended, you can bet I'll devour this one as quickly as ever I'm able.
In this case, I was so brazen as to tack on a little "please keep me in mind for the sequel!" note when I filed my review of the first book, so fingers crossed. Also, I really want to know what's going on with those wings on the cover.
Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles have gotten better and better with each book, and they were pretty durned fun to begin with. I can't wait to see how the whole thing wraps up with WINTER.
Look! It's the final Original Sinners book! While I'm terribly sad to see the series end, I trust Reisz to take us out with one hell of a bang.
I'm guessing the fifth arc will wrap up in late fall or early winter, as we Northern Hemisphere types reckon it. A long wait, but there's basically no way it won't be worthwhile. This is the comic, my friends, and I'd follow it anywhere--but I'll tell you, the whole Unlikely Team-Ups hook at the end of Volume Four did an awful lot to pique my excitement, especially with all that Tragedy and Woe in the mix.
Now we're into wishful thinking territory. THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN, Scott Lynch's fourth Gentlemen Bastards book after THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES, doesn't yet have a release date or a cover, but rumor says it could be in readers' hands as early as this fall.
Then again, rumor said the same thing last year, so I shan't hold my breath. Regardless of when it comes out, I trust it'll be worth the wait.
Jenny says she knows in her heart that the fourth and final novel in the Raven Cycle won't be out until 2016, but I pray Jenny's heart is lying. (This, despite my strong suspicion that Jenny's heart arrived at this conclusion after doing serious and detailed research.) I'm desperately worried about these characters, y'all. I need them to be okay--or, barring that, I need to stay close by them so they're not alone at the end.
Karin Lowachee plans to write the fourth book in her Warchild series this year, so I'd guess we won't actually see it until 2016 at the earliest, but it's officially my most anticipated book of whatever year it comes out. Like, it'll be a tie if Robin Hobb's also got a new book out (like she does this year!), and we'll have to make it a three-way if Katherine Addison/Sarah Monette also announces a new release, but otherwise Karin Lowachee's got the title all wrapped up with a bow.
What are you most looking forward to reading in 2015?