Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2016


Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome back to Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's theme is Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016.  I'm going to try to repeat myself as little as possible here, so you may be seeing a few titles I haven't really mentioned before alongside the huge names!  Here we go, in order by release date:


Drake (The Burned Man #1) by Peter McLean - January 6th, 2015 - Hitmen!  Greek Furies!  Lucifer!  Magical accomplices!


 A Criminal Magic by Lee Kelly - February 2nd, 2016 - This one had me at The Night Circus meets Peaky Blinders, and it's written by the author of City of Savages!


Revisionary (Magic Ex Libris #4) by Jim C. Hines - February 2nd, 2016 - Isaac, Smudge, and Lena are back!!


These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas - February 9th, 2016 - It had me at Jane Austen meets the X-Men!


A Gathering of Shadows (A Darker Shade of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab - February 23rd, 2016 - It's the sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic - of course, it's going to be on my list!


Black City Saint (Black City Saint #1) by Richard A. Knaak - March 1st, 2016 - Saint George in Prohibition Era Chicago!


Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare - March 8th, 2016 - Shadowhunters in present day L.A. - Blackthorns and Carstairs!


Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy #3) by Sally Green - March 29th, 2016 - It's the grand finale of the Half Bad Trilogy - it had to make the list!


The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater - April 26th, 2016 - I won't know what to do when it's all said and done!


The Last Star (The 5th Wave #3) by Rick Yancey - May 24th, 2016 - I can't wait to see how it all ends!


So, what do you think of this week's list?  Are you hyped up to read any of these books?  What are you looking forward to and do you have any good recommendations for me?  As always, all comments are appreciated and I try to respond to everyone!

56 comments:

  1. A Gathering of Shadows, yaaass! I totally fell in love with V.E. Schwab after reading ADSOM. :) My TTT.

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  2. I only read The Raven Cycle this year, and I am so excited for The Raven King, as well as Lady Midnight and The Vicious Masks.

    My TTT:Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  3. Lady Midnight is on my list too! I'm so excited to delve back in to the Shadowhunter world again. Great list!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  4. You've mentioned several I hadn't yet heard of, Lauren. These all sound so good! Black City Saint sounds like something I would like. And A Criminal Magic in particular. I will have to keep my eye out for those.

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    1. I'd just recently heard of Black City Saint, but I knew I had to add it to my tbr. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  5. I'm really looking forward to These Vicious Masks! It sounds so intriguing!

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    1. Yes, it does. I can't wait to see how it's pulled off. :)

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  6. Your list is awesome! I'm also excited about "These Vicious Masks", but since I already had it in my TTT for the debut novels, I decided not to repeat myself :D

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    1. I was trying to do the same myself. :) Thanks for visiting! :)

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  7. Great list Lauren!! Though it is a bit farfetched, I'm hoping to read Lady Midnight if I finish the Mortal Instruemnts and Infernal Devices first. Unfortunately, I tried reading Half Bad a while back and never got into it. maybe I'll try again! I also did a TTT this week here!

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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    1. I hope you get to it! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  8. So excited for The Raven King's release!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/top-ten-tuesday-37/

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    1. I don't know what I'll do afterward... :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I own the first two books in The 5th Wave Trilogy, but I haven't read them yet! :| Hopefully I like them, and will get to the last one sometime in 2016!
    Great Top Ten!

    My TTT! :D

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    1. They're both great and I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Great list! We have many books in common. I think Half Lost is probably in my Top 3 for 2016. I love that series!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad to hear it's getting some love! :)

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  11. Criminal Magic looks awesome. Another blogger had it on a 2016 TBR and I immediately added it to my TBR. Have a happy New Year!
    My TTT

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    1. Thanks very much! I hope you do the same. :)

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  12. Jane Austen meets X-Men...! *adds to TBR immediately!*

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  13. I love your choices! I am reading A Criminal Magic right now and it looks to be a 5 star read. Hopefully I can get it finished tomorrow. I really want to pick up City of Savages now. Drake sounds good too!

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    1. City of Savages is fantastic! I can't wait to hear what you think of A Criminal Magic! :)

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  14. I love your choices! I am reading A Criminal Magic right now and it looks to be a 5 star read. Hopefully I can get it finished tomorrow. I really want to pick up City of Savages now. Drake sounds good too!

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  15. I've seen A CRIMINAL MAGIC on a couple of lists and I think I need to read it! Since I just finished THE 5TH WAVE yesterday, I think I'll be ready to read THE LAST STAR when it comes out.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I'm really excited for it, and to see how The 5th Wave series wraps up. :) Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  16. I still need to read A Darker Shade of Magic! Looking forward to The Last Star too. Good stuff coming in 2015!

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  17. Oooh I haven't heard of a lot of these books, but I'll definitely check them out now! And I've only heard amazing things about A Darker Shade of Magic, so I'm really hoping to pick it up before A Gathering of Shadows comes out. I also need to start Cassandra Clare books and pick up the Raven Cycle. Great picks! :)

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    1. ADSoM is easily one of the best books I've read all year, so I hope you'll like it! :)

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  18. Jane Austen meets the X-Men? I must haves it! When I saw the cover I was thinking, The Phantom of the Opera? But Austen and the X-Men somehow sound even better.

    That cover for Black City Saint though. Wow. I want that cover artist to do my books when they're published.

    I have been curious about Cassandra Clare's books. Which book/series of hers should I start with?

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    1. The Phantom in the Opera, though, that could be interesting too though with X-Men... :)

      I would want to pick it up just based on the cover alone!

      Well, I read the Mortal Instruments series first and then the Infernal Devices. Each series was good, but I preferred TID. The Infernal Devices is set before the events of The Mortal Instruments, so you could read it chronologically, but it's perfectly fine if you want to read the other first.

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  19. These Vicious Masks sounds awesome! I must check it out! :)

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  21. I am really interested in THESE VICIOUS MASKS and CRIMINAL MAGIC. I've added both of them to my TBR list. Great blog by the way. I had trouble posting my comment earlier. Google was acting up.

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    1. Thanks! They sound like they have a lot of potential!

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  22. Oh my gosh. This is a great list. I don't know what I'll do after the Raven King either.
    I did get to read These Vicious Masks already and it was amazing. I think you'll love it.
    There are quite a few of these I haven't heard of... so off I go to Goodreads to make my TBR even longer.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Amanda

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  23. Great list! I have yet to read A Darker Shade of Magic, but it sounds like something I would love. I hope you get to read all of these books in 2016!

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  24. "A Vicious Mask" looks really great! I've been seeing "The Raven King" around quite a bit, but I actually haven't even started this series yet. With as many readers that are absolutely in love with it, I suppose it needs to be on my list!

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    1. You should really try it. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I've never read any of the Shadowhunter books (or any that are connected) but I did like the movie well enough (probably in great part to the cast) and am curious about the show. :)

    Thanks for visiting Dreaming Under the Same Moon, Lauren. :)

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  26. I have Lady Midnight and the Raven Kings on my list too! Great picks and a few others I'm keeping my eye on as well! Happy New Year!

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  27. I would like to read These Vicious Masks and would like to start the 5th Wave series. Nice list. I hope everything is as good as you are hoping.

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    1. Thanks very much! I hope you'll enjoy Yancey's 5th Wave series. :)

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  28. Oooh SO many good choices! Definitely excited for A Criminal Magic, AGOS, and Half Lost (I have already pre-ordered the latter two!). And I know that I need to get caught up on The 5th Wave and The Raven Cycle so I can get the last two books! Hope you enjoy all of these :D
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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