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Anticipated Releases 2015

Anticipated Releases 2015

It’s a new year, and with it comes new books and release dates! 2015 looks like it will be a fantastic year for new releases, and I just wanted to share a few (or maybe more than a few…) that I’m really looking forward to. I’m sure I’ll find plenty more between writing and posting this, and then even more during the course of 2015. I’d also love to hear which new books you’re looking forward to the most.

Shadow Scale The Liar's Key The Skull Throne

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman is the second book in the Seraphina series, the first of which I read last month and really, really enjoyed. Despite not liking Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence as much as I’d hoped, I gave his second series a try and found Prince of Fools much more enjoyable – so I’m looking forward to the sequel, The Liar’s Key. You may have seen me talk about a series called The Demon Cycle, written by Peter V. Brett, a lot – and the fourth book, The Skull Throne is set for release in 2015!

A Darker Shade of Magic Shutter Cannonbridge

I still haven’t managed to get my hands on a copy of Vicious yet so I’ve not sampled Victoria Schwab‘s writing, but A Darker Shade Of Magic sounds amazing nonetheless. I came across Shutter by Courtney Alameda when searching for books to fit the DC vs. Marvel Challenge. It sounds amazing, and reminds me a little of the video game Fatal Frame. I have a copy of Cannonbridge by Jonathan Barnes from Netgalley, and it sounds pretty unique – an infamous 19th century writer who never should have existed, but seems to have influenced the lives of just about everyone.

Those Above No Cover Reawakened

Hodder kindly sent a copy of Those Above by Daniel Polansky to my address in the UK, and I am DEFINITELY taking it back to Leiden with me. It looks like the start of another wonderful epic fantasy series. I may only have read the first book in the series, and will be reading number two soon, but I am still excited for the fifth book in the Mistborn series (which currently has no cover), Shadows Of Self by Brandon Sanderson – although there is no exact date within 2015 as of the current moment. Reawakened by Colleen Houck looks like it could either be really great or absolutely awful… but it’s about Egyptian mythology so yes, I will be reading it!

See How Small A Court of Thorns and Roses The Galaxy Game

Another one that I have from Netgalley, See How Small by Scott Blackwood sounds like it might be along the lines of something like The Lovely Bones. I really should have listed A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas first, because I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE! I am completely in love with her writing, and I’m ecstatic that she has written another series. And finally, last but not least, The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord looks to be an epic science fiction novel. It’s a standalone, but is set in the same universe as her previous work.

What releases are you looking forward to during 2015?


18 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases 2015”

  1. I love the Schwab cover, and I think I should try out the Hartman. Unfortunately, I really didn’t like The Galaxy Game. I hope you like it more!! It has a lot of interesting elements, but it didn’t come together to form a meaningful whole in a way that would have made me love it.

  2. So many pretty covers! I am currently trying to read more “classic” books rather than new releases (or that is the current plan anyway) but this list is just filled with good books. Especially looking forward to Mistborn #5.

    1. I know, right? I very much judge a book by its cover… oops.

      By classic, do you mean traditional classics, or just older books that aren’t currently all over the blogosphere?

  3. The Galaxy Game was one of them, and I snagged it on Kindle today since it is release day.

    I’m looking forward to John Scalz’s newest in the Old Man’s War universe, The End of All Things. Also Ernest Cline’s new one, Armada.

    Wesley Chu has a new book coming out, Time Salvager, that sounds great, as does Alastair Reynolds’ new novel, Slow Bullets.

    Non-SF, the new Flavia de Luce book by Alan Bradley came out today and I snagged that on Audible as I love the narrator.

    1. Ooh I didn’t realise it was on 6th Jan, what a coincidence 🙂

      Haven’t read any Scalzi yet, I really should do. Old Man’s War was one of my bookgroup reads but I just didn’t get round to it. And ahh, I forgot about Armada! I will DEFINITELY be getting that one, I loved Ready Player One so much ❤

    1. Eeek, read Throne of Glass asap! 🙂

      I haven’t read Raven Cycle #2 onwards yet… need to get on that. And I have a copy of Cress on my Kindle to read as well.

  4. I’m currently reading Seraphina! So I’m glad that second book is coming out this year at least 🙂 Also YES TO THE MISTBORN SEQUEL. I heard that Sanderson actually had two books in the series coming out. Apparently he used the other book as a procrastination tool…..but yeah. that’s what I heard. Anyways, I’m really excited for this year. A lot of amazing books coming out 🙂

    1. Yay Valerie! Let me know what you think 🙂

      There are two listed on Goodreads but I think the other one is pegged for next year. But he’s probably finished it already, that crazy man 😉

  5. I also haven’t read Vicious yet (WHY?? It sounds awesome), but I can’t wait for A darker shade of magic either. Those above has a nice fantasy cover. I must check it out. I’m going to start Mistborn this year, hopefully next month. He’s a writing machine. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES. I’m so so so so excited.

    1. Doesn’t it just?? I love the cover of Those Above as well, can’t wait to start that one 🙂 I pretty much want to read all of these right now.

      Haha, Brandon Sanderson is definitely a writing machine, that’s a good way to put it 😀

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