Sunday, July 12, 2015

4 What Are We Waiting For? AYAP Book Picks

Every Monday we post the upcoming books for the week. (So much awesome. So. Much. Awesome.) But there are always a few books you're particularly excited for. You know, the ones you pre-order months in advance. The ones leaving you staring at your calendar, crossing off the days until release date arrives. Today, the AYAP crew share some of the titles we are most eagerly anticipating. 

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I'm looking forward to Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett. It's creepy and romantic and a bit scandalous, based on history and mythology. But it's also got some humor. I love books like that. : )

I can't wait for Persuasion by Martina, and I'm looking forward to Blue Voyage by Diana Renn and Hoodoo by First Five Pages mentor Ron Smith, coming this fall!

I'm especially looking forward to Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid because I'm a complete sucker for best friends falling in love. I also can't wait to read Dead Upon A Time by Elizabeth Paulson because 1. the cover is so awesomely creepy and 2. fairy tales + horror + mystery = gimmie, please!

I'm looking forward to Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, because I'm a huge fan of high fantasy and Maas' characters are simply to die for. From Celaena to Chaol, to Manon, Rowan, and Dorian, and the ToG world in general, I'm enthralled. The last book ended on a cliffhanger and I can't wait to see where it goes!

I second Queen of Shadows. I love epic fantasy. I'm also looking forward to Serpentine by Ciny Pon. It's the first book in a new series set in the same world as her Silver Phoenix novels, which I loved. Lastly, Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I loved her Fire and Thorns series, and this has gold. Lots and lots of gold.

Queen of Shadows. There's something about truly epic fantasy that sends shivers down my spine. I'm currently rereading the other Throne of Glass novels in anticipation!

I seriously can't wait to read The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick. While I wasn't crazy about the first book, The Boy Next Door, Tim definitely intrigued me the most. He isn't the sweet loveable character that we're all used to and I think that's definitely going to be interesting. Gah, August seems so far away!

And even though it's coming out in 2016, I am dying to read This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. It handles a serious topic and features a diverse cast of characters. I love contemporary YA and this one sounds super unique and gahhh, I need it now!

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee looks pretty cool. Like a YA- steampunk-Frankenstein perhaps? :D

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy all look awesome too!

I'm excited for Sarah Fine's Of Dreams and Rust. The first book in the series, Of Metal and Wishes, is a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera, but in a world entirely of its own. Metal and Wishes didn't end with a cliffhanger, but there were so many open doors that I'm curious where Ms. Fine takes this story next. 

I’m also itching to get my hands on a copy of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows and Rae Carson’s new book Walk on Earth a Stranger. Best title ever? I think yes.

What books are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments below!


  1. I'm not often someone who gets carried away by titles, but Blood and Salt has me instantly intrigued.

    1. Isn't that title great? The more I hear about this one, the higher I push it on my TBR list.

  2. I can't wait for Queen of Shadows too!

    1. I started reading the ToG series when I kept hearing so many people rave about the characters. Just finished ToG itself, and now I'm going through the novella prequels. Loved The Assassin and the Desert.


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