2016 looks to be another fabulous year of new releases, and will definitely see plenty of books added to the ‘to read’ pile. Here are some of my most anticipated releases for 2016. Let me know if you’re looking forward to any of these, or if there are others you just can’t wait for!
A truly gorgeous looking short story, The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster will be published by Tor this month. I was drawn in by the cover initially, but the description of this fantasy novella sounds amazing. Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal will also be published by Tor, but not until the summer of 2016. An alternate history of World War I, where armies make use of mediums, it sounds enthralling. If you can recall, I shared my review of Time Salvager by Wesley Chu last July, and I absolutely loved it. You can bet I’ll be looking out for the sequel, Time Siege, due in July.
February still seems far, far too distant: it’s when the conclusion to Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy, Morning Star, will be released. I NEED IT NOW, as does pretty much everyone who read the first two books. And just to torment us further, there have been no ARCs! A Gathering of Shadows is the sequel to V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic, which I read, reviewed and loved back in April 2015. I discovered New Pompeii early in 2015, as the blurb was featured in the back of another book. By this point it seemed so far off – in fact it wasn’t even on Goodreads, and I had to add it myself. Now it has a cover and a set publication date of August 2016. It sounds so exciting, and perfect for lovers of history and science fiction.
Okay, so technically Truthwitch by Susan Dennard has already been released, but only just. I’m always on the look out for wonderful sounding new fantasy series, and as I’ve had some good luck with Young Adult ones, this sounds right up my alley. I’ve not read anything by Michael J. Sullivan yet, although I am meaning to get round to it. He even did a question and answer session for my Goodreads book group after we picked one of his books for our monthly fantasy read. If you’re a long time follower of the blog, you’ll be aware of my passion for mythology, so his newest work Age of Myth sounds perfect for me. Dark Run by Mike Brooks was something I discovered during Sci-Fi Month, and I absolutely fell in love with the cover. And because I really DO judge books by their covers, I decided I wanted to read it before I even knew what it was about.
14 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases 2016”
Everyone of these type of blogposts has impacted my tbr. Loving the look of a few on your list. New Pompeii sounds right up my street
Hehe, the never ending TBR 😉 Doesn’t it sound amazing?
I’m excited about a lot of these too!
AGOS, Dark Run, Morning Star,… I’m sad that The Drowning Eyes is only a short story because it sounds amazing!
I hadn’t heard of Ghost Talker and New Pompeii before, but added them on GR right away.
Perhaps we can hope that the author will take the story further…? D: Maaaaybe…
These are some really great choices. Because I have a mountain of books I already own and haven’t read, I try not to focus too much on future releases. Having said that I am really looking forward to Morning Star. I discovered Michael J. Sullivan this past year so Age of Myth sounds excellent, too. I also have a couple of wishes I would love have granted this year as well: The Winds of Winter and The Doors of Stone. That’s not too much to ask for, is it? C’mon George and Pat, you guys can make me (and many, many others) very happy. Make it so!
Same, but it’s so difficult when they just pop up and look amazing. A good use of wishes, hopefully we’ll see at least one of those this year!
I can’t wait for a Gathering of Shadows! I’m counting down the days for that one!
Yes! And isn’t it another gorgeous cover? 😀
I think I’m mostly looking for A Gathering of Shadows! And also a bunch of others, but mostly that one! I hope to maybe get Morning Star from the library, but I might on the waitlist for that one hahahha. Have you pre-ordered any of these, or will you just wait until later?
I think you’ll definitely be on the waiting list unless you get in super quick 😛
I want to pre-order Morning Star – but I’m not so big on hardbacks. I just don’t know what to do, decisions decisions!
The Drowning Eyes and Ghost Talkers look absolutely amazing!! I really liked Time Salvager, so I’m definitely going to read the sequel. I think I’ve added about five new titles to my TBR after your post!
Glad to help 😉 Today I went to a book shop and basically just stared at all the beautiful new releases. Wish I could afford to buy them as soon as they’re released!
You always know about all the good releases! So I now NEED The Drowning Eyes and Ghost Talkers, and I have been dying to get my hands on Time Salvager for the longest time. SOON. Obviously, I need AGOS in my life right now. YES TO NEW POMPEII. I haven’t bought Truthwitch yet but it’s so high on my wishlist that it’s practically already bought. AGE OF MYTH SOUNDS WONDERFUL. And is Dark Run about Han Solo and his crew? I think so.
Haha 😀 Goodreads is my friend for that.
I’m glad you like the look of New Pompeii, sounds so amazing. Kind of Jurassic Park-ish… but with Romans? Uhhh…
I ALMOST bought Truthwitch the other day, I wanted to treat myself after a job interview but I stopped because it was only in hardback, and I love paperbacks. I really hope Dark Run is basically about Han. That would be AMAZING.