TTT: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

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.

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Expected publication: January 21

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.

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Expected publication: January 14

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.

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Expected publication: March 3

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!

Expected publication: March 12

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.

Expected publication: March 31

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.

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Expected publication: April 7

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.

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Expected publication: April 7

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.

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Expected publication: May 5

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.

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Expected publication: June 30

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?

What books are you excited for this year?

6 responses to “TTT: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020”

  1. alex Avatar


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  2. Kim @ Traveling in Books Avatar

    Network Effect by Martha Wells and The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel are at the top of my list for 2020.

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  3. evelynreads1 Avatar

    So many good books are coming! I can;t wait for Heart of fames and House of earth and blood!


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  4. waytoofantasy Avatar

    Sword in the Stars! I’ll admit the first one was not my favorite BUT I really want to check out the sequel. Sometimes the first book in a series doesn’t work for me but through the sequels the series becomes one of my favorites–this has happened a few times! I didn’t realize it was coming out already, will have to mark that down. 🙂

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  5. Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks Avatar

    Oh WOW, I’m shook at the cover of The Notorious Virtues; it’s absolutely stunning! I read Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton and I wasn’t the biggest fan, but I’d be interested to see what else she has to offer. And yessss, I’m so ready to be wrecked by The Empire of Gold!

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  6. TTT: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the Second Half of 2020 – Mary and the Words Avatar

    […] If you’re curious for whatever reason what I was looking forward to earlier this year, here you go. As before, these are listed in order of publication, and the way I do this list is with books […]


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