Can you believe there are only a couple more weeks left until the end of the year? This year has gone by so fast. Lots of great books came out this year, but 2020 will be just as good! Here are my most anticipated releases.
A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigit Kemmerer – January 7
Okay so I haven’t read A Curse so Dark and Lonely yet, but I ordered it from Book Outlet recently. Surely I can read ACSDAL before its sequel comes out in a month? Yes, it’s only one month away! I know a lot of people will consider this book one of their most anticipated 2020 releases as well. I’m just glad I won’t have to wait a whole year between reading book 1 and book 2.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare – March 3
March is a good month for new books. First we get a new Shadowhunter book. I don’t care what people say, I will always love the Shadowhunter books and will read anything that Cassandra Clare writes at this point. I love that it takes place in the Edwardian era. I’ve never read a book set in that time before.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas – March 3
I don’t know about you guys, but I am ready for Crescent City #1. I believe it’s Maas’s first adult novel, which I’m personally really excited about. This book sounds so good! It has everything I love; danger, magic, romance and suspense! I honestly cannot wait for this one.
Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi – March 31
Eek, it’s the FINAL final book in the Shatter Me series! I’ve always found the ending of Ignite Me a little lacking. “Yay, the good guys won. But now what?” It was like my prayers were answered when Mafi decided to continue the series. I know so much more about the Shatter Me world now. I’m really excited to see where the story will end.
Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman – May 5
Hey look, it’s the sequel to one of my favorite reads of 2019. I am so excited for this book, it’s probably one of my most anticipated 2020 releases within this list! I absolutely loved Aurora Rising, even if the romance did feel a little forced to me. I really don’t care though, because they put Kal’s face on the cover. There’s a lot to unpack in this novel, so I have high expectations of it. I’m sure Kristoff and Kaufman won’t disappoint though!
The Balled of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – May 19
I’ll admit (just like a ton of others) that I really do not like the title. It obviously doesn’t fit the rest of the books at all. Maybe I’ll change my mind about it if the books actually contains songbirds and snakes. Nevertheless, I’m still excited to go back into the world of the Hungergames. They were probably one of the first YA novels I’ve ever read and thus have a special place in my heart. I do wonder what it’ll be about, because so far I haven’t seen a blurb on Goodreads yet.
The Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty – June 30
The Daevabad trilogy has honestly become one of my favorites ever. The writing is so rich, and the world so vividly described. I can’t wait to return to this story. Especially since the last cliffhanger was kind of brutal. This is one of those books in which characters actually do horrible things, where they don’t always make the right choice, and things aren’t black and white. Like Aurora Burning, this’ll be one of my top anticipated 2020 releases.
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab – September 1
The Cassidy Blake series has quickly become one of my favorite middle grade series yet. I always recommend it to parents at my job. We finally have a blurb on Goodreads, so we also know where this story will take place… in New Orleans! I honestly thought the third book would still take place in Europe, so my best guess was Prague. Well, I was way off. Either way, I’m excited!