Monday, June 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Release Anticipation

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. 

This week's theme asked us to come up with books that we are excited about that come out in the second half of the year. 
Lately, I have been in the mood for creepy books! This one sounds perfect for that. 

 When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too--the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?

Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, AND THE TREES CREPT IN is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.
GUYS. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is writing another Chicago Stars book! How can you not be excited about that? 

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy. 

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is...I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.

And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is. 

I have not even finished the third book in this series, but I am still hella excited for book 4 to come out. 

When Cassie Hobbes joined the FBI's Naturals program, she had one goal: uncover the truth about her mother's murder. But now, everything Cassie thought she knew about what happened that night has been called into question. Her mother is alive, and the people holding her captive are more powerful—and dangerous—than anything the Naturals have faced so far. 

As Cassie and the team work to uncover the secrets of a group that has been killing in secret for generations, they find themselves racing a ticking clock.

New victims. New betrayals. New secrets.

When the bodies begin piling up, it soon becomes apparent that this time, the Naturals aren't just hunting serial killers. 
 Along with my excitement for a new Chicago Stars book, Meg Cabot is releasing another installment in her Boys series! These are always quick, fun reads and I can't wait for it to come out! 

Sometimes to move forward, you have to go back…

One post. That’s all it took to destroy the care free, glamorous life of pro golfer Reed Stewart. One tiny post on the Internet. 

Then again, it’s not like Reed’s been winning many tournaments lately, and his uncle isn’t the only one who says it’s because of the unfinished business he left behind back home in Bloomville, Indiana—namely Reed’s father, the Honorable Judge Richard P. Stewart, and the only girl Reed ever loved, Becky Flowers.

But Reed hasn’t spoken to either his father or Becky in over a decade. 

Until that post on the Internet. Suddenly, Reed’s family has become a national laughingstock, his publicist won’t stop calling, his siblings are begging for help, and Reed realizes he has no other choice: He’s got to go home to face his past . . . the Judge and the girl he left behind.

Becky’s worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed—which hasn’t been easy, considering he’s their hometown’s golden boy, and all anyone ever talks about. It was fine while they were thousands of miles apart, but now he’s back in Bloomville. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him—until his family hires her to help save his parents.

Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another…or the memories of that one fateful night.
When I first read One Kick, Goodreads claimed this book was coming out in April of this year. April rolled around, and I found out that it really is coming out in August and it broke my heart. Now I am worried, because August isn't really all that far off, and yet you can't preorder it on Amazon yet. 

Three months following the events of One Kick, a secretive arms dealer named Bishop has come seeking Kick's help to protect a teenage girl under a threat from the past.

Bishop believes the young woman is at risk of suffering the same fate as her mother, who disappeared as a teen before miraculously returning home twenty years later. At the time, many believed that there may be something supernatural involved in her mysterious disappearance. Could that be true? As Kick and Bishop join forces to search for clues in the girl's Florida hometown, they realize there may be even darker - even criminal - secrets at play. Then a body is discovered and throws both women's identities into question, and Kick and Bishop must combine their expertise to learn the truth.
Post-Apocalyptic New Adult? Sign me up!

 Amber Tate believes the worst thing she’ll suffer in life is dealing with the unrequited love she feels for her brother’s best friend, Rylen Fite. She also believes war is something unfortunate that happens places far, far away from her rural Nevada town. She’s wrong on both counts.

When an unknown organization meticulously bombs major cities in the United States and across the globe, a trickle-down effect spreads to remaining towns at an alarming speed—everything from food and water sources to technology and communications are compromised. Without leadership, the nation is split between paralysis and panic, but Amber isn’t one to hide or watch helplessly. She’s determined to put her nursing skills to use, despite the danger, even if it means working alongside the man she can never have. 

 Modern-day Toronto: Sisters Crystal and Becca Hatcher are reunited after reclaiming the Bronze Codex and narrowly escaping death. They have no one to trust but each other, and the only thing keeping them safe is the book that sent Becca's spirit to Ancient Mytica--the same book that their enemies would kill them for. 

Ancient Mytica: Maddox grapples to keep his newly discovered powers under control, while the ruthless goddess Valoria hunts him down. 

Modern-day Toronto: Farrell embraces his dark side as he unwittingly falls further under the spell of Markus, the mastermind leader of the nefarious Hawkspear Society, who will stop at nothing to find Crys and Becca--and the remarkable book in their possession. 

I need more Kaz like right now! 

 Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.
And the best thing is that is has Magnus in the cover!!!

 MAGNUS and CLEO are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption.

LUCIA, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe . . . but could mean her demise. 

JONAS treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey.

AMARA has taken the Mytican throne, but with no way to unleash the water magic trapped within her stolen crystal, she'll never be able to seize glory and get sweet revenge.

And what kind of darkness will descend--and who will be safe--after Prince Ashur reveals the dangerous price he paid to cheat death?
The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs? 

It's the last book of the Lorien Legacies!

The Mogadorian invasion has come to Earth, and they have all but won the battle for our planet. Their warships loom over our most populous cities—like New York City, Tokyo, Moscow, Beijing, and New Delhi—and no army will risk making a move against them. The Garde are all that stand in their way . . . but they are no longer alone in this fight. Human teens from across the globe, like John Smith’s best friend, Sam Goode, have begun to develop Legacies of their own.

The Garde have always known there is power in numbers. If they can find these new allies and join forces with them, they just might be able to win this war. The time has come for the Garde to make their final stand.


  1. And the Trees Crept In is so going on my list, I love the author too! I love both Cabot and Cain too and can't wait for their newest books. Read and really enjoyed The Nemesis.

  2. And the Trees Crept In really looks creepy, but interesting for sure. I need Crooked Kingdom asap! Also, I haven't read the Falling Kingdoms series but everyone talks so much about it that I should read it.
    Genesis @ Latte Nights Reviews

    1. You totally should! They are soooo good! And I Love Magnus!

  3. The Trees Crept In definitely sounds creepy. That would be a great book to read around Halloween :)

  4. There are some amazing covers on this list! I really want to learn more about them. :-)

  5. I too haven't read book 3 of The Naturals series but am looking forward to Bad Blood!

  6. I am super excited for the new Susan Elizabeth Phillips too!

  7. Ashamed to admit I don't know any of these books and authors except for maybe one... ;o But great list anyway! :)

  8. Wow, I totally forgot about the Lorien series! I think I read the first two or three books, but then life got in the way and I never continued on with them. I'll have to pick them up again! Great list! :)

  9. And The Trees Crept In looks insanely good - I can't believe I hadn't heard of it before, but I'm definitely looking forward to it now.

  10. I'm intrigued by Unknown by Wendy Higgins too!! I forgot that was coming out soon.

    And I'm glad I'm not the only one looking forward to a book 4 when I haven't read book 3 yet...;)

  11. I can't believe Crooked Kingdom is almost coming out already. I still haven't read Six of Crows! Terrible, I know. Great list though, definitely adding a few more to my TBR mountain. :)

    1. I am so dying to read Crooked Kingdom!
      I am sad because I saw It will be only a two books series :( I hope she keed writing more. I love Kaz.

  12. I want to read most of these, so great list. I'm really curious about how the Lorien Legacies are going to end though, that last book was superb. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my TTT earlier. :)

    1. I haven't read the last book though I started it but I was not in the mood for it. Last night I was watching I Am Number Four and I wanted to read it. It will be my next read.

  13. Ahh! Lots of great reads here! Nemesis looks and sounds amazing, and I haven't seen this "Boys" series by Meg Cabot. I'll have to read up on that one as I'm all for cute reads. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland this week. :)