I changed the title because I would feel awful actually slaying a lion, what did the lion ever do? He/She/They don’t control release dates. So the majority of these are next instalments as I have to have a prior reading relationship with the author of a novel to want to read something even before it released, let alone be anticipating it.
So, on with the list!
10. Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley
Release: 16th May 2019
For those that don’t know, this is the sequel to The Watchmaker of Filigree Street which I read earlier this year and just loved. I have a feeling that though this is said to be set in Japan it will focus more on Mori and Thaniel than Grace and Matsumoto which is a shame since I shipped the latter from the get-go but I’m still massively looking forward to it.
9. The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Release: 1st May 2018
Bit of cheating here since I just got my email saying it had been shipped but if slaying a besat will get it from the US to here for when I wake up in 8 hours, I’d do it since this series secured me in Cabin 7 for life.
8. Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh
Release: 5th June 2018
The sequel to the awesome Flame in the Mist which I was very lucky to receive an ARC of last year – extremely excited to see what happens next – another ship I’m waiting on and can’t wait for more Mulan feels (though I doubt there will be as many in this book, unfortunately).
7. The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes
Release: 18th September 2018
One of the very few on this list, not a sequel, however, it is part of that awesome new imprint from my all-time favourite Rick Riordan so it’s basically pre-approved as far as I’m concerned – I truly would kill for an ARC, I’m not going to lie.
6. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Release: 23rd October 2018
Ahhh, I am SO ready for this book – after the ending of the last one I just want to see it all work out. Plus Rowan. And Sartaq. And Dorian. And Lorcan.
Not Chaol. Never Chaol.
5. Archenemies by Marissa Meyer
Release: 6th November 2018
I read Rengages last month and I was so pissed when I found out it had a sequel coming out months later. I thought I was getting myself into a standalone, now my head feels like it will explode.
4. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Release: 15th January 2019
Another Rick Riordan presents title, having brushed with Lee before, I’m incredibly excited about this book!
3. The Last Hours Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
Release: 2019 – vague much.
I know she has Queen of Air and Darkness out this year, and I mean I’m excited but aside from seeing how Emma and Julian pan out and find out what’s going to happen with Clary, I’m much more excited for this second dive into the ‘prequel’ era for two reasons: Will. Herondale. I need more in my life, it’s just that simple. 100 Bloodthirsty Beasts wouldn’t be too many.
2. The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Release: Internet says ‘There is NO KNOWN release date for Thorn of Emberlain.‘ – this makes me sad.
Ugh. I’ve been waiting so long! I just can’t. Lynch is getting on to be as bad as He-Who-Will-Not-Be-Named –R.-R.-Martin-makes-you-wait-forever. This is also one of my ultimate fantasy series too – I recommend it to everybody, though I tell them it’s intended to be 7 or 8 books long and we are still waiting on 4.
1. The Winds of Winter by *ahem* George R. R. Martin
Release: Never. I’m accepting it.
The less said, the better – else I might demand a trial by combat or worse. Needless to say, if slaying a bloodthirsty beast is what it would take to get this book into the publishing world, I doubt I’d be alone in a-slaying.
So, are any of these on your list? Want to team up Avengers style and go hunting for these release date controlling beasts we’re only just being informed about? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time!