Monday, June 13, 2016

TTT: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year (2016)
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blog meme brought to us by by The Broke and the Bookish. I just don't post on Tuesdays. ;) This is a good one, so enjoy!

This. Must. My gosh.
This is going to be my new desktop screen. xD

A new Marvel Iron Man book.
By Eoin Colfer.

A book about one of my favorite superheroes written by my ALL TIME FAVORITE AUTHOR.

I only check NetGalley every week to see if ARCs of this are available for request yet.

Current Status: Not available for requests, but by golly I wished for it! 

...have I mentioned I'm excited for this one?

>>INSERT>> 2. W.H.O. Files: Potions in the Pizza by Mikey Brooks
This book announcement and cover reveal hit the Internet and my social media feeds literally HOURS after I published this list and it simply cannot be left out!
I'll be featuring more about this title on Sunday!<<

2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
As many of you might know, I only recently began reading this series for the first time. My original goal was to finish the series before Fantastic Beasts hits theaters in November but, well...

I JUST HIT THE POINT OF NO RETURN. I'm in the middle of Order of the Phoenix and I'm finishing it before the Cursed Child release. No question.

Which means this will be my first Harry Potter book release and, as a complete HP newb, I really feel like I have to go all-out for this -Barnes & Noble midnight release party, stay up all night to read it, spend the next day in an exhausted blur, kind of all out. 

It's not like I'm ever going to get the chance to do it with any of the others, right?

3. Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians: The Dark Talent by Brandon Sanderson
Admittedly, I've only read the first book. But it's hilarious, a quick reader, so nerdy, and did I mention hilarious? Plus, written by Brandon Sanderson who, let's face it, I don't think is capable at this point of writing a bad book.
I plan to get my hands on book 5 and read through the entire series in one delicious feast.

4. Library Wars: Love & War Volumes 14 & 15
These are sitting over on my shelf right now. Do you know how long I've been waiting for this series to conclude. A long time. A long, long time. Since 2010. And that waiting was often punctuated by years of being unable to get the current volumes. Years.
Even better than reading the last two volumes? Getting ALL of the volumes and reading the complete series through in one go. ^_^

5. Bloodline by Claudia Gray
I'd be remiss if I didn't add the latest Star Wars 'new canon' addition, despite my failure to stay completely up to date on these new books. Oops.

6. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
I've heard good things about this -even grabbed the audiobook- but it inconveniently arrived the same time as Ready Player One, so I had to postpone it. :P

7. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I know this one has been out for a while, but no, I haven't read it yet. I have had SO MANY books to read and listen to it's not even funny.

8. Beauty and the Clockwork Beast by Nancy Campbell Allen
Um, YES.
'A Steampunk Proper Romance'.
I mean, guys, how can you NOT want to read this?

9. Tiara on the Terrace by Kristen Kittscher
Right, so this has already been released, but I haven't read it yet. It's a middle grade mystery and sequel to The Wig in the Window, which I loved.

10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Okay, so doing these TTT lists of upcoming releases is usually when I learn about most upcoming books. Like this one.
This is on the list because IT'S A NEW MARISSA MEYER. I loved The Lunar Chronicles, so of course I have to give this a try.

But it's also at the bottom of the list because it is a play off Alice in Wonderland. I have a love/hate relationship with Lewis Carrol's creations. I tend to really like spin offs and retellings of the story -like SyFy's Alice miniseries and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland- but the original material itself, any movies directly based off of it, and the story ride in Disneyland are all on my Gives Me The Heebie Jeebies list. Ever since I was a small, terrified-of-almost-everything child all things Alice in Wonderland have freaked me out and, while I grew to love things like Who Framed Roger Rabbit despite how much Christopher Lloyd's cartoon self used to cause me vivid nightmares and Anastasia with what I now realize is a great villain in Rasputin, Alice in Wonderland is something I don't think I will ever recover from.

So I plan on giving Heartless a try, but it is with some trepidation.

I also just realized both of the examples I used of things that terrified me as a child were Christopher Lloyd. I swear it wasn't just him. A lot of other things terrified me as a kid, too. Really, I was an easily terrified child. That episode of Rugrats where Chucky thinks there's a monster under his bed and it's really just his sweater? Freaked me out so much my parents banned me from watching the show. That happened a lot, actually.
Please don't take it personally, Mr. Lloyd; I think you're awesome.


  1. A steampunk proper romance? Oh my gosh, yes, give it to me! This is going on my TBR right now, thanks so much for featuring it on your list this week.

    1. Right?! There's a series called the Dharian Sisters you might be interested in checking out; it's another steampunk romance set about the same time period, but in a heavily Indian-influenced society.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Heartless was on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    1. Yeah, it's so intriguing I have to at least give it a try. ^_^

  3. I just started in on the Alcatraz series but I AM LOVING them so far!!! YES to Cursed Child and Heartless as well :D Awesome list and sorry I'm so late stopping by! I saved this last week and am only catching up now o.O

    1. Every time I compile a list like this I can't help thinking: So many books, so little time! Gah!
      Hey, thanks for stopping by at all! ^_^