Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Most Anticipated Books of 2016

I'm already in love with the new year of 2016! Can you imagine why? I'm so excited for all the new releases 2016 promises to bring to my shelves. So here's a list of my most anticipated books of 2016. What do you think?


The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Andie had it all planned out. When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.
Important internship? Check. Amazing friends? Check.Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks)
But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life. Because here’s the thing - if everything's planned out, you can never find the unexpected. And where’s the fun in that?
Doesn't Morgan Matson's new 2016 release sound like a fabulous summer read? Love the cover!


Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins

Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.
Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
I'm really not a fan of short stories but I can't wait to read these twelve summery love stories. Just have a look at the list of authors contributing to SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS.


Gemina (The Illuminae Files # 2) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

The first ILLUMINAE FILES book was a real adventure. I'm very curious if the second book in Amie and Jay's series is just as creative and imaginative as the first.


P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

What if the person you were falling for was a total mystery?
While Lily is spacing out in Chemistry one day, she picks up her pencil and scribbles a line from one of her favorite songs on the desk. The next day, someone else has written back to her on the desk! Soon enough Lily and the mystery student are exchanging notes, and lyrics, and even sharing secrets. When Lily finds out that her anonymous pen pal is a guy, she's flustered -- and kind of feels like she's falling for him. She and her best friend set out to unravel the identity of the letter writer -- but when the truth is revealed, the guy is the LAST person Lily could have ever imagined it to be. Now that Lily knows the truth, can she untangle her feelings and gather the courage to listen to her heart?

P.S. I LIKE YOU sounds like another cute YA contemporary romance by Kasie West. Love her books!


Defending Taylor (Hundred Oaks #7) by Miranda Kenneally

Taylor’s always felt pressure to be perfect. That’s what happens when you are a senator’s daughter. So when she’s kicked out of private school for covering for her boyfriend’s not-so-legal behavior, she is devastated.
Things go from bad to worse as she joins what used to be her rival soccer team at Hundred Oaks High. The only person who seems to understand all that she’s going through is her older brother’s best friend, Ezra. But Ezra has secrets of his own. Will Taylor repeat past mistakes, or can she score a fresh start?
Miranda Kenneally writes the most wonderful YA contemporary romances. So far I've fallen in love with all of her charming and funny characters and am a great fan of Miranda's sports-themed books!


Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raasch

This is the last book in Sara Raasch's SNOW LIKE ASHES trilogy and how couldn't I be excited to find out how Meira and Mather can defeat evil and find peace together.


The Crown's Game (The Crown's Game #1) by Evelyn Skye

Vika Andreyeva can summon the snow and turn ash into gold. Nikolai Karimov can see through walls and conjure bridges out of thin air. They are enchanters—the only two in Russia—and with the Ottoman Empire and the Kazakhs threatening, the Tsar needs a powerful enchanter by his side.
And so he initiates the Crown’s Game, an ancient duel of magical skill—the greatest test an enchanter will ever know. The victor becomes the Imperial Enchanter and the Tsar’s most respected adviser. The defeated is sentenced to death.
Raised on tiny Ovchinin Island her whole life, Vika is eager for the chance to show off her talent in the grand capital of Saint Petersburg. But can she kill another enchanter—even when his magic calls to her like nothing else ever has?
For Nikolai, an orphan, the Crown’s Game is the chance of a lifetime. But his deadly opponent is a force to be reckoned with—beautiful, whip smart, imaginative—and he can’t stop thinking about her.
And when Pasha, Nikolai’s best friend and heir to the throne, also starts to fall for the mysterious enchantress, Nikolai must defeat the girl they both love . . . or be killed himself.
As long-buried secrets emerge, threatening the future of the empire, it becomes dangerously clear . . . the Crown’s Game is not one to lose.

Just wow! THE CROWN'S GAME sounds like a powerful debut novel with all its magic, deadly games and romantic twists.


Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard

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 read RED QUEEN early in 2015 and was impressed by Victoria Aveyard's stunning debut novel. I met Victoria in Frankfurt this year and she was so lovely. Hope GLASS SWORD will be just as good as RED QUEEN.


Untitled (Firebird #3) by Claudia Gray

The first two books in the FIREBIRD series, A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU and TEN THOUSAND SKIES ABOVE YOU, were my favourite books of 2014 and 2015. So it's a given that book number three, which has yet to be titled, is on my list of most anticipated books for the year of 2016. I really need to find out how Marguerite and Paul's story finds its happy end.


Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare

Los Angeles. It’s been five years since the events of the Mortal Instruments when Nephilim stood poised on the brink of oblivion and Shadowhunter Emma Carstairs lost her parents. After the blood and violence she witnessed as a child, Emma has dedicated her life to to discovering exactly what it was that killed her parents and getting her revenge.
Raised in the Los Angeles Institute with the Blackthorn family, Emma is paired as a parabatai with her best friend, Julian Blackthorn. A series of murders in the city catch her attention — they seem to have the same characteristics as the deaths of her parents. Could the murderer be the same person? And her attention isn’t the only one caught: someone has been murdering Downworlders as well. The Fair Folk make a deal with the Institute: if the Blackthorns and Emma will investigate the killings, they’ll return Mark Blackthorn to his home. The catch: they have only two weeks to find the killers. Otherwise it’s open war between faeries and Nephilim.
The Shadowhunters of the Institute must race against time to catch the killers, even as they begin to suspect the involvement of those closest to them. At the same time, Emma is falling in love with the one person in the world she’s absolutely forbidden by Shadowhunter Law to love. Set against the glittering backdrop of present-day Los Angeles, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches from the warlock-run nightclubs of the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.
The Shadowhunter books by Cassandra Clare belong to my favourites and the love story of Emma and Julian sounds so good! Can't wait to finally read LADY MIDNIGHT!


  1. Yay :D Awesome post sweetie. <3 I'm excited for a few of these too. Especially Gemina and Lady Midnight :D DYING for those two. <3 Ahh. Been waiting years and years for Lady Midnight, lol :) I hope you will end up loving all of these books when you get to read them sweetie. <3

  2. Excited for The Unexpected Everything and Summer Days & Summer Nights! :)

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  4. These books are captivating and very special.