Books I Think Should Have Gotten More Attention In 2015

As I said last year — every year, when I reflect on what I’ve read, there are always these books that stick out to me and I’m like MAN these books were fantastic but they didn’t get NEARLY the attention they deserved! I decided that I’d make a list of those books for you if you are wanting to check out some books that were totally underhyped!

Also check out: my favorite books of 2015, best backlist books I read in 2015, favorite debut novels of 2015 and top new-to-me  authors of 2015

 

So let’s go:

The Unquiet Mikaela Everett

The Unquiet: I’m really surprised this novel didn’t get more attention — parallel earths + the one earth trying to kill off their parallel selves to overtake the planet that isn’t failing! It was not at all what I thought it would be — it was brutal and unsettling and just altogether a surprise to me! It wasn’t perfect (kinda slow in the middle) but I just was surprised there wasn’t more talk about this one because I REALLY enjoyed it! (read more of my thoughts on The Unquiet)

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Top Ten (Actually 15) Most Anticipated Release for The Rest of 2015

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

This week’s topic: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2015

You can check out my most anticipated debuts for 2015 and my 18 2015 releases I can’t wait for post to see more of what releases have me excited. These lists were heavily concentrated with books from the first half of the year but I did have two that I want to point out from there (but don’t want to repeat on this list) — Everything, Everything & Tonight The Streets Are Ours.

2015 book releases

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas – OMG I NEED THIS IN MY HANDS NOW. LIKE NOW. If you have been following this blog, you know it’s my favorite series of all times right now soooo GET ON IT. YOU HAVE TIME TO READ BOOKS 1 through 3. THIS BABY IS COMING TO ME RIGHT AT MIDNIGHT ON MY KINDLE PLUS I AM ORDERING A PHYSICAL COPY.

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman:  WILD WEST. That is all.

Dumplin by Julie Murphy: Really enjoyed Julie Murphy’s debut and this one sounds excellent…plus FIERCE COVER. I’m so excited for a fierce book about body image and more!

Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid: I LOVED Adi’s debut Let’s Get Lost so I cannot wait for this one! Sounds like an adorbs contemporary romance!

Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson: Historical fantasy…Gold Rush era…sounds awesome!

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis: Loved Not A Drop To Drink so I’m excited for a new book from Mindy! Historical fiction! Insane asylum setting!

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly: This YA historical fiction/mystery sounds excellent!

Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa: “This is the story of a girl, her gay best friend, and the boy in love with both of them.” It had me at the first sentence of the summary.

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom: This is actually a new one on my radar that I heard of at BEA and it has now jumped up to my most anticipated. The MC is blind and the way the team at Little Brown was talking about made me want to read it ASAP.

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman: This book looks so cool!! I have an ARC of it and just flipping through pages I can tell it will be like nothing I’ve ever read.
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley: I really liked Robin’s debut and this one sounds so good — set in the first year in college and follows Gretchen, who identifies as a lesbian, and Toni, who identifies as genderqueer— as their relationship struggles between the long distance relationship and Toni’s shifting identity.

Everything Underneath by Marcy Beller Paul: This sounds soooo good. Toxic friendships! Mystery/thriller vibe!

The Rose Society by Marie Lu: THE SEQUEL TO THE YOUNG ELITES. GIMME.

What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler: This sounds incredibly powerful and important! Plus I met the author at BEA and he is awesome!!

Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin: Code Name Verity meets Inglorious Bastards!!

 

So tell me…what books are you anticipating for the rest of the years??

18 YA Books Coming Out In 2015 That I Cannot WAIT To Read!

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

This week’s topic: Top Ten 2015 Releases I’m Excited For

So since an upcoming Top Ten Tuesday topic is all about debuts, I chose to only choose authors who have published YA before and also books that had book covers! Annnnd I didn’t choose 10. I chose 18. I AM SO EXCITED I COULD NOT CUT THESE. This list was originally like 50 long so be impressed!!!!

2015 YA Releases Must Haves

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Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby: I  loved all 3 Jessi Kirby books I’ve read (Moonglass, In Honor, Golden) and she’s on auto-buy for me so naturally this is on my list. It sounds emotional (like her books tend to be) with a girl seeking out the recipient of her boyfriend’s heart who she lost tragically.

Making Pretty by Corey Ann Haydu: Loved Corey’s Life By Committee this year so DEFINITELY excited for this! Friendship, sisters & romance — can’t wait to see what Corey has in store for us!

The Last Time We Said Goodbye by Cynthia Hand: I really loved Cynthia’s paranormal series (Unearthly is book 1) but I’m really excited for a contemporary from her!  This sounds like a punch-you-in-the-gut sort of story about a girl whose brother commits suicide and she holds the secret of a text he sent that could have changed things.

The Devil You Know by Trish Doller: NEW TRISH DOLLER!!! I love her books (Something Like Normal and Where Stars Still Shine) and I’m excited because this is a psychological thriller! Plus ROAD TRIP!

The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma: I can’t even explain what this one is about but it’s supernatural-y and sounds AWESOME and UNIQUE.

Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales: Leila’s This Song Will Save Your Life was one of my FAVORITE reads last year and I am sooooo excited for this one! It’s about a teen girl who has an obsession with a popular blogger and goes to track him down.

A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas: SARAH J. MAAS. NEW SERIES. THAT IS ALL.

Hold Me Like A Breath by Tiffany Schmidt: It is the start of a series of crime family fairy tale retellings. OMG RIGHT? This one is a retelling of Princess & the Pea and the main character’s family is one of 3 families who control the black market of organ transplants.

Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway: Love Robin’s books that I’ve read (Audrey, Wait! and Also Known As). Oliver is kidnapped by his dad and taken away from his friends and family — including his best friend Emmy — until they reunite 10 years later when he is returned home.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby: New author to me but this sounds like an interesting mystery kind of book!

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen: Even though I haven’t read all her books yet, new Sarah Dessen is always one I look forward to! This one sounds so damn good!

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows: FANTASYYYY FANS. This sounds awesome…make sure its on your list!

A Sense of The Infinite by Hilary T. Smith: I LOVED Hilary’s debut novel Wild Awake and just was so impressed by the prose. Love books that deal with friendship!

Illusionarium by Heather Dixon: Alternate London! Steampunk! The Night Circus meets Pixar!

Every Last Word by Tamera Ireland Stone: This looks good! A popular girl with OCD who fights really hard to hide it and her life changes when she attends a secret poetry club.

All The Rage by Courtney Summers: LOVED Courtney Summers Some Girls Are! This new one SOUNDS AMAAAAZING and she once tweeted about how if we thought the mean girls in Some Girls Are were mean….basically we haven’t seen anything. GAHHH.

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver: I always get excited for new Lauren Oliver! This one sounds dark and mysterious and SO SO GOOD.

The Start of You & Me by Emery Lord: You should all known my love for Open Road Summer by now!!! There’s a reason I’m starting this one soon because I’m SO EXCITED I CANNOT WAIT. I KNOW MY HEART IS GOING TO BREAK.

 

2015 Books I’ve Read:

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski: BOOK 2 IS AMAZING. If you haven’t read The Winner’s Curse…get on that!
I Was Here by Gayle Forman: GAYLE. Enough said. This one hurt my heart. SHE ALWAYS IMPRESSES ME.
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: HOLY SHIT SO GOOOOOOD. I CAN’T EVEN.
My Heart & Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga: This one was heavy. Took a bit out of me but really good!

 

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

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