Often, the anticipation of an event can heighten the experience of the event itself. There’s just something about waiting and wondering and imagining how good something is going to be. It wait can be torturous, but the payoff makes it worth the wait.
These are some of the books I’m most looking forward to being released this year. Some of them are sequels to books I’ve read, some are by authors I love, and some are books I stumbled across while making this list that I thought sounded fantastic. In order of release date, these are my most anticipated books.
An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber . This is probably my number one most anticipated book of the year. At one point, I was on a book buying ban and this was the only book I was going to allow myself this year (before I came to my senses and remembered that buying books make me happy.) Lady Kiera Darby is one of my favorite heroines in mystery and I can’t wait to read her next adventure.
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston. In this sequel to Geekerella, Jessica Stone, the actress playing Princess Amara in the popular Starfield franchise, is ready for Amara to be killed off. Imogene Lovelace is a fangirl on a mission to save her favorite character. The two women look alike, and after a case of mistaken identity, they become enemies. But, then the Starfield script leaks and they must exchange places to uncover the truth. I am so excited for this book. I loved Geekerella so much; as a lifelong fangirl, it spoke to me on a spiritual level. I love all the references to geeky things, love the description of the con, and love how loving and respectful the book is to fans and fan culture. Add a f/f romance in, and I’m so there! (April 2)
Aru Sha and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi . This is the second in the Pandava Quartet and follows Aru Sha and the End of Time. I love Aru Sha so much. She’s a gifted liar and very brave in the face of danger. In this book, Aru is accused of stealing from the gods and must prove her innocence. She’ll team up with Mini once more along with some new friends to return the stolen item before she’s banned from the Otherworld.
King of Fools by Amanda Foody . This is the second in the Shadow Game series and a sequel to Ace of Shades. The books follow Enne Salta, who is trying to find her mother. She joins forces with a crime lord named Levi Glaisyer. I really liked Ace of Shades more than I was expecting and love Enne and her transformation from prim, proper lady to a strong confident woman in the first book. It’ll be interesting to see what the second brings.
We Hunt the Flames by Hafsah Faizal. I know nothing about this book other than what it says on Goodreads, but it has a woman who dresses as a man, a man known as the Prince of Death and a quest to save the kingdom. It sounds right up my alley.
Those are the books I’m looking forward to being released this spring. What are you anticipating? Do you know about any books you think I simply must read? Drop a comment below and let me know!