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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I’d Slay A Lion to Get Early

First of all, lions are my favorite animal and I in no way endorse, cosign or green light any method of obtaining books that involves killing a majestic animal, metaphorically or otherwise.

That aside! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday – by the fabulous Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl – is the top ten books you’d slay a lion to get early. AKA: the top ten books that aren’t out yet that you are losing your mind waiting for.

In no particular order:

  1. City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – releasing 8/28/18
    I was taken in by the cat on the cover, I’ll freely admit it. But the premise looks amazing and I am slowly warming up to Schawb’s writing. I think this is a middle grade book(?) and that appeals to me, too.
  2. My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows – releasing 6/26/18
    “But you haven’t read the first one, Patricia?!” – I know. But I want to read it. It’s on my shelf. I want to read this one, too. I should probably put My Lady Jane toward the top of my TBR pile, huh …
  3. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver – releasing 10/2/18
    I don’t like Lauren Oliver’s dystopian YA foofoo romance nonsense, but I have loved all of her thrillers. This seems to be no exception.
  4. A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult – releasing 10/2/18
    I have preordered every single Jodi Picoult book since about 2007, and I don’t see this ever stopping any time soon. Jodi Picoult book release day is basically a national holiday in my eyes.
  5. Access Restricted by Gregory Scott Katsoulis – releasing 8/28/18
    I absolutely devoured the first book in this series – All Rights Reserved – last year. As someone who is tired of the dystopian YA formula, this book did not disappoint. It gave me a severe book hangover and I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait for this sequel.
  6. Sawkill Girls by Claire LeGrand – releasing 10/2/18
    I will be honest – I hated Furyborn. I mean I hated it. But the premise here looks amazing and I am hoping against all hope that she writes thrillers/”general” fiction better than fantasy.
  7. Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalo – releasing 9/18/18
    I really enjoyed the first book in this series – I own the second, but haven’t read it yet. I’m guessing if I haven’t sunk my teeth into Dracula (har har har?!) by August, I’ll need to be sure I do so before I get this one.
  8. The Wicked King by Holly Black – releasing 1/9/19
    Wow, I thought this was coming late this year. How rude! I did the audiobook for The Cruel Prince and it was unexpectedly amazing, so I will be preordering this one, but likely on Audible.
  9. Save the Date by Morgan Matson – releasing 6/5/18
    Morgan Matson is a seasonal book staple to me – it’s summer when a Morgan Matson and/or Sarah Dessen arrives in the mail. Am I particularly interested in this book? Not really. Will I read it anyway because it’s by Morgan Matson? Abso-freakin’-lutely.
  10. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White – releasing 9/25/18
    I am not the biggest fan of retellings, but I read the premise of this one and I just couldn’t resist. This looks super fun.

What about you? Are any of these on your list? Let me know, and link me to your post down below!

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  • Reply
    May 1, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Escaping Houdini is on my list too! 🙂

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    Katie Rogers
    May 1, 2018 at 5:51 pm


    Elizabeth Frankenstein was on my list too but I ran out of room

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    May 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Wonderful list!! I’ve got some of those too, which you know 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog and happy reading! 🙂

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    May 2, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    City of Ghosts and A Spark of Light were on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/top-ten-tuesday-157/

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