Most Anticipated Books of 2016

We're already over a month into the new year, but I figured it'd still be fun to talk about all the books I'm excited to get my hands on in 2016. 

2015 was a really great year for books, specifically young adult novels. I read so many great stories and there are so many others I didn't get to, but have heard great things about. With all that excellence in literature, you'd think there'd be nothing to look forward to for 2016. Nope! Stories are eternal and there are still so many to look forward to! 

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (January 5th) - Look at that cover! LOOK AT IT. I got a eARC last week and although I want to read it so bad, I'm definitely a physical book kinda gal. There is no way I could explain this novel better than the synopsis so I won't even try, but promises of time-travel intrigue and self-discovery lead me to incredibly high-expectations. 

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Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (January 5th) - I happen to be obsessed with Susan Dennard's blog and twitter, but I haven't actually read any of her novels, despite owning quite a few. In Truthwitch, Dennard weaves a story about a continent where the magic of the Truthwitch, a witch who can tell the truth from a lie, is valuable enough that Safi has to hide her abilities. It seems like a perfect high fantasy that delves into witch-y things and I've heard some pretty amazing things about it.   

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (February 2nd) - The downside to getting the wonderful thing that is Winter a month ago? The Lunar Chronicles is now complete, there is no more stories to read. Well, kind of. Stars Above is a bind up of all the 4 TLC novellas (none of which I've read) as well as a 5 new stories and bonus story that includes a marriage. I. Can't. Wait. 

BlackHearts by Nicole Castroman (February 9th) - I'm really into pirates. I blame my early obsession with Peter Pan (which ironically could also explain my obsession with youth). I'm also really into retellings. BlackHearts is a Blackbeard retelling, but instead of focusing on what I consider his more menacing years, this novel seems to explain his earlier years as a boy who just wants to escape his life for the ocean of possibilities and a life at sea. Gimme, gimme!

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (March 8th) - So long as Cassandra Clare continues to write novels in the Shadowhunter world, I will continue to devour them. The main characters are Emma Carstairs (JEM <3) and Julian Blackthorn, two characters we met and totally fell in love with in City of Heavenly Fire, and they are trying to find out who killed Emma's parents. Plus, the Shadowhunters show on Freeform makes me eager to jump into this world all over again. 

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (June 7th) - Holy gorgeous cover! I've been wanting to get into Schwab's writing but haven't known where to beginning. All of her novels sound so freaking good. I read the synopsis of this novel, the first in a new series, and I legit felt my eyes pop out of their sockets. Monsters are running lose and sucking out people's souls using music, some monsters are helping to save humans, but it all descends into chaos quickly. Honestly, I'm doing a terrible job at describing it, so click here for a better summary.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer (November 8th) - Surprise surprise, another retelling. Not that it'd matter anyways, I'm sure I'll read anything by Marissa Meyer. But it is an Alice and Wonderland retelling and if it's anything like what I've come to expect from Meyer, than it should be whimsical and nostalgic but also interesting in its own regard. 

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Throne of Glass #5 by Sarah J. Maas (September) - Queen of Shadows may not have been the picture of perfection that it was for everyone else, but that doesn't mean I'm not excited to continue on with this series. I won't say much else for risk of spoiling things, but it seems like the story's finally coming to a head and I can't wait to see what happens next.


I drafted this post months ago, and since then about a dozen books have popped onto my radar (including The Love That Split The World - seriously, check it out!). I simply will never run out of books.

What books are on your radar this year? Give me recommendations. I may never run out of books, but better safe than sorry :)