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:
- 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.
- 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 …
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!