Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Kayla's Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

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Kayla's Top Ten(ish) Most Anticipated Releases For the Rest of 2015

1. The Philosopher Kings (Thessaly #2) by Jo Walton
June 30, 2015

I really enjoyed the first book in this Thessaly series/duology/whatever (my review is HERE), and I've been anxiously awaiting The Philosopher Kings. There's a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of The Just City, but Jo Walton's writing is super smart. If you like anything to do with Greek mythology, I can almost guarantee that you'll enjoy this.

2. Darkhaven by A.F.E. Smith
July 2, 2015

It's a fantasy novel with an alicorn on the cover. Why wouldn't I want to read it?!

3. Ink & Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine
July 7, 2015

It's about a library, and I'm a librarian. It has an alternate reality. Of course I want to read this! I don't know why I haven't yet because I have an ARC. Oh yeah - I'm always behind because technology hates me and pushes me back on reviews. *sigh*

4. A Whole New World (Twisted Tales #1) by Liz Braswell
July 7, 2015

I loved Disney's Aladdin when I was a kid, so I'm pretty excited about A Whole New World. Bonus points for me - I have every word to Aladdin & Jasmine's song from the movie memorized. Take that, Lea Salonga!

5. Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas
September 15, 2015

This list was harder than I thought it would be because of needing to narrow it down to ten (ha!). This one bobbed off and on my list, but it's a new fairy tale retelling! I don't care if the cover is awful, I still need another Cinderella story in my life.

6. The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) by Jim Butcher
September 29, 2015

I'm new to the Jim Butcher game, but The Aeronaut's Windlass sounds like a Kayla Book if I've ever heard of one.

7. Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis
October 6, 2015

Stitching Snow was was of the most surprising reads for me of 2014, because I was really expecting it to be a Cinder knock-off. Nope, it was a science fiction/fairy tale mash-up that held its own. I can't wait to see what Lewis does with this tale.

8. A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnson
October 6, 2015

I will happily gobble up anything having something to do with A Thousand and One Nights. I had to read it when I was pursuing my Middle Eastern studies stuff, most recently, but I've always loved the oodles of stories in it.

9. Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
October 6, 2015

I may or may not be judging this book by its cover. Just saying.

10. Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes #2) by Sara Raasch
October 13, 2015

I loved Snow Like Ashes, and it makes me a little sad that I don't have a HarperCollins contact or blogger friend who loves me enough to send me an ARC. *sniffles* Ah well, there's always the audiobook if I don't get to Ice Like Fire before its release.

11. Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
October 20, 2015

If Kristoff writes it, I will read it. I've been fighting with NetGalley for two weeks trying to get the ARC to download to my iPad, and I FINALLY GOT IT TO WORK!!! I'll be reading it as soon as my review schedule allows for it. *dances*

12. Soundless by Richelle Mead
November 10, 2015

I know, I know, I'm going past ten like a crazy lady, but how could I leave this off, too? It's like a fairy tale thingy, and I wants it, precioussssss! Also, how gorgeous is that cover?!

13. Their Fractured Light (Starbound #3) by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
December 1, 2015

I liked These Broken Stars, but I really loved This Shattered World. I'm hoping that Their Fracture Light wraps up the trilogy enjoyably.

Which upcoming 2015 releases are you excited to read?


  1. I like A Thousand Nights, Dream Strider and A Whole New World (because... Aladdin)!

    My top 10

  2. What a great list! Majority of these books are on my TBR list, and I'm going to check the rest your choices when finished writing this comment :) I had the chance to read Ash & Bramble and I thought it was wildly ambitious and bold retelling, but unfortunately not just for me - I hope you'll enjoy it more! :)

    1. Eeek, I hate to hear that about Ash & Bramble. That actually worried me about it. :-/ You'll have to let me know if you end up adding any to your TBR from this list. :-)

  3. Great picks! I nee Ink & Bone and Soundless!!!

    My TTT!

    1. I know, right?! I'm going to look you up when I finish Ink & Bone to see if you need a copy. :-)

  4. Great choices! And yay for Jo Walton!

    1. Thanks, and I couldn't leave her off the list! Have you read The Just City yet? If not, you probably need it in your life. :-)

  5. Great list! I am adding a few of these to my TBR shelf.

    My TTT!

  6. Ink and Bone was on my list this week too! It sounds so awesome. I also added Dreamstrider to my TBR after seeing it on so many lists this week, it sounds really cool.
    My TTT: http://www.jjbookblog.wordpress.com/06/09/2015/top-ten-tuesday-8/


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