Friday, January 1, 2016

What I Am Looking Forward to Reading in 2016

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! 

For the last three years, I've done a similar post, and I thought it would be a good idea to keep the idea going. 


So, books. I'm doing this like I did last year. Things change, like, getting ARCs/eARCs. So, like last year's post, there will be two sections to this post. The first one will highlight the books that I am excited for in 2016 THAT I ALREADY HAVE, via ARC/eARC. The second section will highlight the ones that I am excited for and do not have (yet).

I'll update this post with titles and release dates (as they come), as well as my review links (as I read/review).

Here is what I cannot wait to read/have already read in 2016 (that I already have via ARC/eARC):

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Impostor Queen by Sarah Fine (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (January 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- The Distance From A to Z by Natalie Blitt (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan (January 19th) <- REVIEWED
Burn by Elissa Sussman (January 19th) <- REVIEWED
Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk (January 26th) <- REVIEWED
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman (January 26th) <- REVIEWED
Starflight by Melissa Landers (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell (February 2nd) <- REVIEWED
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
Riders by Veronica Rossi (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
- The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
- The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh O'Brien (February 16th) <- REVIEWED
Titans by Victoria Scott (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
- Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
- Beyond the Red by Ava Jae (March 1st) <- REVIEWED
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins (March 8th) <- REVIEWED
- The Skylighter by Becky Wallace (March 22nd) <- REVIEWED
The Mirror King by Jodi Meadows (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
- Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Forest of Ruin by Kelley Armstrong (April 5th) <- REVIEWED
Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey (April 19th) <- REVIEWED
- The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (April 19th) <- REVIEWED
Dream On by Kerstin Gier (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
Ruined by Amy Tintera (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye (May 17th) <- REVIEWED
- The Hunt by Megan Shepherd (May 24th) <- REVIEWED
- Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes (May 17th) <- REVIEWED
The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May (June 7th) <- REVIEWED
- My Lady Jane by Jodi Meadows and Co. (June 7th) <- REVIEWED
The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele (June 21st) <- REVIEWED
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (July 5th) <- REVIEWED
- Vicarious by Paula Stokes (August 16th) <- REVIEWED

Here is what I cannot wait to read in 2016 (that I don't yet have):

- Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton (January 12th) <- REVIEWED
- Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (February 9th) <- REVIEWED
- Kingdom of Ashes by Rhiannon Thomas (February 23rd) <- REVIEWED
- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (March 8th) <- REVIEWED
- Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke (March 22nd) <- REVIEWED
The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (March 29th) <- REVIEWED
- The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead (April 12th) <- REVIEWED
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi  (April 26th) <- REVIEWED
The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh (April 26th) <- REVIEWED
- Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen (May 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Nil on Fire by Lynne Matson (May 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh (June 14th) <- REVIEWED
And I Darken by Kiersten White (June 28th) <- REVIEWED
- Empire of Dust by Eleanor Herman (June 28th) <- REVIEWED
- Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine (July 5th) <- REVIEWED
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (July 12th) <- REVIEWED
- P.S. I Like You by Kasie West (July 26th) <- REVIEWED
- The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson (August 2nd) <- REVIEWED
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (August 9th) <- REVIEWED
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (August 30th) <- REVIEWED
- The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron (September 13th) <- REVIEWED
Witch's Pyre by Josephine Angelini (September 20th)
- Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (September 27th) ***EDIT: own
- Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen (October 11th) <- REVIEWED
- Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier (November 1st) <- REVIEWED
- The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (November 29th) <- REVIEWED

And those with no release month or date...

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton (**EDIT: September 6th) <- REVIEWED
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge (**EDIT: September 27th) <- REVIEWED
The Midnight Star by Marie Lu (**EDIT: October 11th) <- REVIEWED
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (**EDIT: October 18th) <- REVIEWED
- Blood For Blood by Ryan Graudin (**EDIT: November 1st) <- REVIEWED


  1. Happy New Year! Scrolling down your list, I could see that basically everything here is in my want-to-wait-no-NEED-to-read pile, hehe. Happy reading in 2016! :D

    1. There are soooo many good books to look forward to in 2016, right? Happy reading!

  2. Gosh, you have SO MANY ARCs sweet girl. <3 Wishing you all the best with reading them all :D Good luck too, lol. <3 So many books to read. I'm dying to read a lot of these too :) Happy reading Alyssa. <3

    1. It's almost scary though! I have so many to get through, from the Winter. O_O Happy reading, Carina!

  3. Gah! SO MANY GOOD BOOKS are coming out this year :D It's going to be awesome! Happy New Year Alyssa ♥ I wish you nothing but the best for 2016, bookish and otherwise xxxx

    1. I can't wait to (hopefully) read them all! Good luck and happy New Year, Micheline!

    2016 IS SUCH A GOOD BOOK YEAR I'M SO EXCITED AHHHHHHH. Hope you get your hands on all the ones you don't have and that you absolutely love them <3

    1. I've tried my best to get a foot in the year, before I get swamped like last year! Thank you, Nikki. =)

  5. That's quite the list. I recognize a handful. The only one I share (so far) is the wish to get Gemina for review, too. I look forward to your thoughts on these.

    Happy New Year, Alyssa!

    1. Oooo, well that is certainly a good one to be looking forward to! Thank you, Sophia. Happy New Year!

    And I've just realized that Crooked Kingdom comes out the day before my birthday!! EARLY PRESENT TO MYSELF FOR SUREEE!!

    1. That is FANTASTIC! My birthday falls on a Tuesday this year, and it looks like Paper and Fire will be my birthday gift to myself! ;)

  7. Excellent list idea - it's easy to keep organized this way! :D

    *Cue me looking at me calendar going, "Welll... I guess I'm reading this next?"*

    1. YES! It's one of the several ways I keep track. ;) Ha ha!

  8. Alyssa you are seriously a reading machine!! I hope you enjoy all the books you're looking forward to in 2016! I can't wait to read your reviews :D

    1. *oils gears and pulleys* ;)

      Thank you! I hope so too! And you are AWESOME, Eileen. <3

  9. Goodness! That is quite the list of books you've already read. Have you shared your reading secrets before? If not, depart your knowledge!

    1. You know, I always wanted to do a post on that. ;D

  10. It makes me happy to see a lot of the books that I can't wait for you also want to read!

  11. Aylssa, i'm curious.. I didn't see A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas on your to read list.

    1. And you won't ever find it on here. ;)

    2. Hmmm I saw you read A Court of Thorns and Roses. Thought you might finish the series. I guess not really a Sarah Mass fan huh? :)

    3. I did read it, and I absolutely hate not finishing series, but I don't think I can stomach ACOMAF, book #3, or anything Maas book in general. I have something against all of her romances. :/

  12. I know what you mean! I always feel like I need to finish a aeries since I devoted myself to the first book and all. It's like reading ACOMAF and wanting to finish but absolutely can't stomach the turn of events in it that I have to stop and put it back on my shelf to let me simmer and adjust to the change and thinking should I even finish it? I agree with you on how she changes her romances within a series and it's devastatingly heartbreaking. Kudos for you to stop and not even go there!

    1. I know exactly what you mean! I can't do ACOMAF, especially since I asked someone for spoilers. I just can't! I'd rather never finish the series. I might go back and finish the Throne of Glass series (I've read 1-3) after book 6 publishes. I'm hoping Rowan is endgame but who knows, with Maas. O_O

    2. If Rowan isn't endgame I'm going to stop reading her books altogether. It's too painful. I love the way you think!!

    3. I feel you! It would be so unfair. I never loved Chaol or Dorian, but if Maas ruins Rowan? There is no telling what her fandom might do/how they might react. o_o

  13. Hey Alyssa, you planning to read Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo? I just finished it and wanted to hear what you thought about it.:)

    1. I do plan on reading it! I had issues with a preorder, but I plan on reading it... hopefully by the end of the year. If my review schedule permits!

      I hope you enjoyed the book. =)


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