Top 5 Saturday – Most Hyped Books

Happy Saturday lovely readers! Today I’ve been tagged by Leah from Leah’s Books and Cooks to participate in Top 5 Saturday! I’ve never participated before, so I’m excited to do so now!

hyped books

Top 5 Saturday is hosted by Devouring Books, and the rules are thus:

– Share your top 5 books of the current topic
– Tag the original post, (This one!)
– Tag 5 other people!

The title suggests it: this week’s topic if your top 5 hyped books! I have absolutely zero discovery skills, so most of my reads are usually fairly popular. If other people talk about them a lot, I’m more likely to buy / read those specific books! I’m also very easily entertained, and very rarely has a hyped book disappointed me. All this to say that this post is probably gonna be easy for me to make!

1 – The Illuminae Files by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Illuminae book cover


By Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

This is not a recent release obviously, but I still talk about this series, therefore it’s still hyped lol. I remember putting off reading Illuminae for way too long. Everyone on Bookstagram was talking about it, but when I went to check it out at the book store I was put off by the format. I was so sure I wouldn’t enjoy a book that looked like a incident report. Man, I was so wrong. I absolutely devoured this book, and I don’t think any series has come close to giving me the same level of stress.

2 – The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

The Priory of the Orange Tree book cover

The Priory of the Orange Tree

By Samantha Shannon

This chunky book was all the talk in my little corner of the Internet back when it came out. I read the Bone Season by Samantha Shannon and I really enjoyed that, so I was more inclined to also purchase Priory. I went in with zero expectations, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’ve heard lots of people be intimidated by its size, but it’s not bigger than for example Kingdom of Ash or Queen of Air and Darkness. It’s just that the paper is mega uber thick, so it looks a LOT bigger than it really is. In short, go read it!

3 – The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty

The City of Brass book cover

The City of Brass

By S.A. Chakraborty

So I don’t know how hyped The City of Brass was back in the day, because I was late to the party in reading it. But, The Empire of Gold has made numerous “most anticipated” lists that I’ve seen! This series has quickly become one of my favorites ever. The plot, the world, the intrigue… it’s all so amazingly done! I finished The Empire of Gold last week, and I’m so sad that it’s all over now… Although I reallyreallyreally want a novella for a certain character.

4 – House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood book cover

House of Earth and Blood

By Sarah J. Maas

House of Earth and Blood was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020, so I’m glad it came out early in the year. I’m always low key proud of myself when I finish a big book… this one comes in in over 800 pages! I loved how the world and the characters were so different from TOG and ACOTAR. I think I can say that this book will make my top 10 favorite books of 2020!

5 – Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

Aurora Burning book cover

Aurora Burning

By Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

I know, I know, two Kristoff/Kaufman books in one post. My expectations for this one were actually pretty high. I didn’t quite think it was as good as Aurora Rising, but it was still very good. I know some people hate cliff hangers, but I love them (as long as the rest of the book wasn’t boring), so I was very pleased with how this book ended. Again, my stress levels were sky-high! I have a full review for ya right here. I can’t wait to see how it all ends next year.

And that’s it for today! I suck at tagging people because I never know who to tag, so if you want to participate and gush about your favorite hyped books, feel free to join in!


    • simonevanheijst
      July 11, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Priory and City of Brass are so good! I have zero regrets reading them. I can’t wait for the sequel to HOEAB either 😄

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