Oh boy, this week’s topic from That Artsy Reader Girl is another one that’s got me hyped. I’ve had some of these books preordered since the middle of 2019, and I absolutely cannot wait. These are listed in order of publication.
I loved The Disasters so much that I’m still not sure what Spellhacker by MK England is about, but I’m here for it no matter what. Magic, probably, and excellent queer characters, and that’s about where my knowledge ends, but England has already proven to make me cackle and scream in equal measure, so this is going to be fun.
Look, I will buy everything Anna-Marie McLemore has to offer even if I still haven’t finished her backlist books because she is WOW and some more WOW stacked on top, so Dark and Deepest Red was an immediate, no questions asked preorder. Also, it sounds badass.
My plan is to be entirely caught up with the Shadowhunters series before Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare releases! I’ve finished TMI & TID, so I’ve only got TDA left, as well as a short story collection and TEC, which only has one book out currently, so I’ve definitely got time. It’ll be so fun to finally be reading these as they release again, and I’m excited to go back to the London Institute!
So hi, I’m still crying about The Holy Wild, a year after I first read it, and I’m fully prepared for Seasons of Moon and Flame: The Wild Dreamer’s Epic Journey of Becoming by Danielle Dulsky to do the same exact thing. Like, how can I even kind of be expected to survive a new book by this magical woman? I can’t. I’m already deceased just thinking about it.
I chatted about my love for The Boneless Mercies back in December, and hi, please see below for more of me being yes to all King Arthur stories. Well, Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke answered! Set as a companion novel to the female Beowulf retelling, this promises to be just as excellent, spooky, and full of lore.
I preordered Sword in the Stars by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy literally as soon as it was available. I absolutely adored Once & Future earlier this year, and it made the cut for my Top 10 of 2019. There is nothing more that I love than a King Arthur story, but make it gay and set it in space? Holy MAGIC, okay.
Wicked Saints was a new one for me because it was the first time I preordered a debut, but it just sounded so up my alley, and I was not wrong, so I’m equally as excited for the sequel, Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan. I’m doubly excited because it promises to have even more “drunk to avoid his anxiety” Serefin, and I am READY.
I feel like it’s been a million and one years since I read the Rebel of the Sands trilogy, and, you know what, it really has, so a new book set in the same universe? Yes, please, sign me the heck up! I’ve been looking forward to The Notorious Virtues by Alwyn Hamilton ever since I finished the Rebel series in early 2018, and I didn’t even know it was a thing yet.
I am going to cease to exist when The Empire of Gold by SA Chakraborty arrives in my mailbox. I’ve already got a reread of the first two planned for the summer, and I’m just going to spontaneously combust the second I’ve got hands on it. Like, this might be my most anticipated release of 2020?