Twenty 2016 Releases I Am Anticipating The Most (First Half of 2016)

Top Ten Tuesday, as  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten 2016 Releases I’m Excited For The First Half of 2016

There are soooo many books I’m excited for in 2016 so I cheated!!! I already listed the 2016 debut novels I’m excited for so this will be for non-debuts! I went back and looked at my 2015 most anticipated books and I ended up reading 13/18 ones I picked so YAY ME.

So here are the January – June 2016 YA releases I am most excited about!! And oh my gosh every year I post this list I realize instantly like 5 books I left out so TOTALLY NOT COMPREHENSIVE. SO EXCITED ABOUT SO MANY.

2016 most anticipated YA releases list

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1. The Winner’s Kiss: I have been waiting NOT SO PATIENTLY for the final book in this trilogy. Marie is going to deliver…THIS I KNOW. If you haven’t read The Winner’s Curse….you have time to catch up!!!
2. The Unexpected Everything: Morgan Matson is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES. All her books are amazing and I’m just dying to read this one! If you love contemporary YA…this needs to be on your radar along with all her other books!
3. A Court of Mist and Fury: OMG NEED BOOK 2. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses and cannot wait to see what happens!
4. Summer Skin: I don’t think this has a US release date or anything like that but this Aussie YA is one of my most anticipated for real!!! I loved Kirsty Eager’s Raw Blue and NEED this so badly!!

5. My Lady Jane: I love this trio of ladies co-writing this book together and the “for fans of Princess Bride” really got me! It looks fun!!
6. Outrun the Moon: I really loved Stacey Lee’s debut! I’m excited for another historical fiction book from her — and this one is set against the backdrop of a historic earthquake!


8. Traitor Angels: Yas more historical fiction from Anne Blankman! The MC is the daughter of John Milton (author of Paradise Lost!). Sounds sooo good.
The Last Boy and Girl in the World: I feel like Siobhan Vivian is one of those YA authors that is super underrated and I don’t understand why! She’s so excellent! Needless to say I’m excited for her upcoming book about a girl whose whole town is underwater after a storm and everyone is ordered to pack up and leave and it chronicles that last time together in her hometown and with her friends.
Once Was A Time: NEW LEILA SALES YAS. It’s middle grade (I don’t often read MG) but I will follow Leila wherever! Plus time travel!!

This is Where the World Ends: Amy Zhang’s debut Falling Into Place is one of the most haunting books I’ve ever read and beautiful prose to boot. I have been WAITING for her sophomore novel. It sounds so intense!
Riders: LOVED Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky series (one of my all time fave series) and I’m super excited to read her newest series!
The Shadow Queen: I’ve never read CJ Redwine’s books before despite owning them but I’m super excited about this fantasy and retelling of Snow White!!

Salt To The Sea: Ruta Sepetys…she is amazing and is writing some of the best historical fiction in YA! I’ve loved both her books and have been eagerly anticipating a new one from her — and it’s set in WWII and apparently, according to the summary “shines a light on one of the war’s most devastating—yet unknown—tragedies.”

The Forbidden Orchid: Ahh Sharon’s debut A Mad Wicked Folly was a book I really loved last year and I am so excited for this one!

The Mirror King: I’ve been dying for this sequel ever since I read Orphan Queen. It showed up in the mail recently and I am DEFINITELY reading it soon!
This Savage Song: True confession: I’ve never read a Victoria Schwab book. I own them. I guess I’m just intimidated because they are crazy beloved. They all sound amazing to me and this one is no exception. maybe I’ll start with this one since I’ve heard less about it and then go back!
Wild Swans: This sounds like such an amazing contemporary YA. Seems like it will have strong family relationships and exploration in it!
The Imposter Queen:  Sounds like an interesting fantasy and I’ve heard some good buzz about it from people who have read but I honestly don’t know that much about it!
The Glittering Court: “A dazzling new fantasy series set in a mix of Elizabethan and frontier worlds that’s dripping with romance” WHY YES I WANT THIS.


I will be talking about Truthwitch, When We Collided and Passenger soon in more detail but OMG LOVED THEM ALL! They totally were most anticipated 2016 like you have no idea and would have made this list had I not read them!


So tell me…what books are YOU looking forward to in 2015??? PLEASE SHARE SO I CAN MAKE SURE I KNOW OF THEM!


PS. Check out which debut novels of 2016 I’m super looking forward to!

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  1. Oh my. I’m still compiling my list but THE SHADOW QUEEN is definitely on it. ^-^


  3. So many amazing books coming out soonish. Great list by the way. 😀

    My TTT:Marie @ Pages to Explore

  4. I’m so incredibly jealous that you’ve already read When We Collided. It was on my TTT list, and it sounds amazing. Great list! 🙂

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  5. YES I see Out Run the Moon! Cant wait for that one! I loved Stacey’s debut which was my first western historical fiction! Also, I can’t believe I forgot to add Leila’s MG to my TBR! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. My lady Jane sounds so good! The shadow queen too! 🙂

  7. Wow. What a list. I confess I do not pay much attention to what is around the corner and rarely read ARC editions. I should screen shot your photos on this page and put in my file of books to check out for my next book order. Thanks.
    My TTT of Anticipated Titles

  8. There are so many amazing books coming out in 2016. I’m thrilled to read that you enjoyed Truthwitch and When We Collided! I hope you love all these books! <3

  9. YESSSS to the new Morgan Matson book (I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!) and ACOMAF 😀

    I haven’t read the other in the Winner’s Curse trilogy or The Orphan Queen yet, but they’re on my TBR!

    Also, should I read Truthwitch? I’ve never read anything of Susan’s!

  10. Oh my god. My Lady Jane looks so amazing! I also can’t wait to read Truthwitch and seeing people like you who have read and enjoyed it makes me even more excited 😀

    My Top Ten picks this week
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  11. SUCH AN EXCELLENT LIST JAMIE. I’m acutally so mad at myself for forgetting My Lady Jane because I need that book so much.

  12. so you know I’m not a huge YA reader but HOLY MOLY The Mirror King & My Lady Jane need to be in my hands now.

  13. So much overlap between our lists! A million yeses to The Unexpected Everything, Outrun the Moon, Traitor Angels, and The Mirror King. I’m also very envious that you’ve already read When We Collided. That definitely made my TTT.

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  14. I basically nodded my head the entire time I looked through your list, because I am excited about pretty much every single one of these 2016 releases! SO many good books coming our way, and so soon <3

  15. The Unexpected Everything is AMAAAAAAZING! I love Morgan Matson so much *___*

  16. This is the first that I’ve heard of You Know Me Well but I really want to check it out now! Plus, THAT COVER IS GORGEOUS. I love the colors. I’m also super pumped for Truthwitch. 😀
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  17. Awesome list!! Truthwitch and Passenger are both on my TBR list. I’m happy to see that you enjoyed them. I also need to start The Winner’s trilogy. I’m seeing this book everywhere today. You have some great books to look forward to.

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  18. Great list! My Lady Jane made my list this week, too. 🙂

  19. Ooh nice! I am seeing quite a few that are on my list, but ones I may have forgotten to put in my top ten! Not sure what I was thinking when I wrote my post! LOL!

    Here’s my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  20. Damnit, I thought I had my wishlist under control, but in two posts you’ve blown it up! 😛
    So many amazing-sounding books this upcoming year, along a broad topic of themes. YAY!

  21. Ok, so I’m not a HUGE fan of contemporary YA, but I’m willing to give it a shot. Which Morgan Matson novel should I start with? I hear great things about her, but I’m not sure which is the standout novel of hers. What would you recommend?

  22. I can’t wait to see This Savage Song – I hope you’ll like Schwab!

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  23. Yes! I am so excited for all of these so much! There was a few on your list I haven’t heard of, but the ones I HAVE heard of are ones I am really looking forward to!

  24. *Adds a bunch of these to Goodreads.*
    Oh man! You gotta read Victoria Schwab! I feel like you’d appreciate her writing! Vicious is my favorite of hers. I’m looking forwad to This Savage Song.
    So excited to see Wild Swans on your list! Jessica Spotswood’s Cahill Witch trilogy is one of my all time favorites and I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for more by her. Neeeeeeeed it. She was pitching the main guy in it to me a few people on Twitter the other day and I got so excited to meet him!

  25. I can’t wait to read Passenger and I am so excited for A Court of Mist and Fury. This is a great list!

  26. Outrun the Moon is definitely one of my most anticipated 2016 releases. But there are JUST SO MANY I’m excited for!!!

  27. I’ve got a copy of the new Amy Zhang to read, very excited about it.

  28. I’m also really excited for This Savage Song and also need to read some of her other books too! Glittering court and Riders and My Lady Jane, oh and Traitor Angels! So many books to be excited about coming up!!