Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

Posted June 14, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 8 Comments

2016 Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.” Most of these books are a part of series I’m already reading (Throne of Glass, The Bourbon Kings), but a few are sequels to books I own, but haven’t read yet (Frost Like Night, A Million Worlds With You). Now that the series are finishing, it might be the time to finally pick them up. So without further ado, here are my  “Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year.”


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearEmpire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #5
Published by Bloomsbury UK on August 24th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Love & Romance, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 600
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9781408872895
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The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don't.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin's journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearHeartless by Marissa Meyer
Published by Feiwel and Friends on November 8th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 1250044650
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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearA Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Series: An Ember in the Ashes #2
Published by Razorbill on August 30th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 1101998873
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A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.
In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearThe Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
Series: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2
Published by Disney-Hyperion on October 4th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Norse, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9781423160922
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Thor's hammer is missing again. The thunder god has a disturbing habit of misplacing his weapon--the mightiest force in the Nine Worlds. But this time the hammer isn't just lost, it has fallen into enemy hands. If Magnus Chase and his friends can't retrieve the hammer quickly, the mortal worlds will be defenseless against an onslaught of giants. Ragnarok will begin. The Nine Worlds will burn. Unfortunately, the only person who can broker a deal for the hammer's return is the gods' worst enemy, Loki--and the price he wants is very high.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearThe Midnight Star by Marie Lu
Series: The Young Elites #3
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group on October 11th 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9780399167850
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The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series from "hit factory" Marie Lu There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen. Adelina Amouteru is done suffering. She's turned her back on those who have betrayed her and achieved the ultimate revenge: victory. Her reign as the White Wolf has been a triumphant one, but with each conquest her cruelty only grows. The darkness within her has begun to spiral out of control, threatening to destroy all that she's achieved.

Adelina's forced to revisit old wounds when a new danger appears, putting not only Adelina at risk, but every Elite and the very world they live in. In order to save herself and preserve her empire, Adelina and her Roses must join the Daggers on a perilous quest--though this uneasy alliance may prove to be the real danger.

Bestselling author Marie Lu concludes Adelina's story with this haunting and hypnotizing final installment to the Young Elites series.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearTales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on November 15th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General, Fantasy & Magic, Science Fiction
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9781481443258
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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling collection of short stories chronicling the adventures of Simon Lewis as he trains to become a Shadowhunter is now available in print for the first time with ten brand-new comic illustrations!

Simon Lewis has been a human and a vampire, and now he is becoming a Shadowhunter. The events of City of Heavenly Fire left him stripped of his memories, and Simon isn’t sure who he is anymore. So when the Shadowhunter Academy reopens, Simon throws himself into this new world of demon-hunting, determined to find himself again. Whomever this new Simon might be.

But the Academy is a Shadowhunter institution, which means it has some problems. Like the fact that non-Shadowhunter students have to live in the basement. At least Simon’s trained in weaponry—even if it’s only from hours of playing D&D.

Join Simon on his journey to become a Shadowhunter, and learn about the Academy’s illustrious history along the way, through guest lecturers such as Jace Herondale, Tessa Gray, and Magnus Bane. Written by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, and Robin Wasserman, these moving and hilarious short stories are perfect for the fan who just can’t get enough of the Shadowhunters.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearGemina by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
Series: The Illuminae Files #2
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers on October 18th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Action & Adventure, General
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 0553499165
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The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling “out-of-this-world awesome.”   Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.    

The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault.      Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy's most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.      When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station's wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner.

Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.     But relax. They've totally got this. They hope.    

Once again told through a compelling dossier of emails, IMs, classified files, transcripts, and schematics, Gemina raises the stakes of the Illuminae Files, hurling readers into an enthralling new story that will leave them breathless.  


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearFrost Like Night by Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #3
Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic, Family, Orphans & Foster Homes, Love & Romance
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9780062286987
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Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearThe Angels' Share by J. R. Ward
Series: The Bourbon Kings #2
Published by Penguin Publishing Group on July 26th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Sagas, Romance, Contemporary, Contemporary Women
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 9780451475282
ASIN: B0191X34KE
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#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series--a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation...  

In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society--just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder...

No one is above suspicion--especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle--as well as with his former horse trainer's daughter. Meanwhile, the family's financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.

Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family's demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?


Top Ten Tuesday:  Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The YearA Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
Series: ,
Published by HarperTeen on November 1st 2016
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Time Travel
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover, eBook
ISBN: 0062279025
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A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically twisted, and always one step ahead.

In the epic conclusion to Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy, fate and family will be questioned, loves will be won and lost, and the multiverse will be forever changed. It’s a battle of the Marguerites . . . and only one can win.


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8 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

  1. I’m looking forward to Gemina as well, and I love the cover of The Midnight Star. Haven’t read The Young Elites but Marie Lu has been recommended, I may have to get to those at some point.
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    • @Angelized_1st

      I picked up the Legend series when I met her at a book convention last year. I really liked it, so I decided to check out the Young Elites. I highly recommend it, and hope you get around to reading it. I’d love to read your thoughts.

    • @Angelized_1st

      IKR? I snagged an ARC at Yallwest this year, but I’m waiting to read it, and it’s so hard. I’m keeping the faith, though, that it’ll be as good as The Lunar Chronicles.

    • @Angelized_1st

      Hahaha! It happens! My problem is I devour all the books, and now my TBR Pile is insane due to all the sequels I run out and by.

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