Here is another Tuesday, and so it is time for the Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday feature. If you want to learn more or join the fun, here’s a link. This week’s topic is our top ten upcoming releases.
10. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Holly Black is a wonderful writer. She created my favorite fae story thus far in The Darkest Part of the Forest. So, I am naturally very excited to read this one.
9. Wild Beauty by Anna Marie McLemore
McLemore’s When the Moon was Ours was one of the brightest highlights in my reading life. I am forever interested in her work, just by the small slivers of her thoughts shared on Twitter and in interviews. Her work just has this lush quality, and queer people of color are at the center of it all. What more could I ever ask for?
8. All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Steifvater
After reading the Raven Cycle, I am fascinated by Steifvater’s work. She is a master of weaving characters and their narratives. Her creative approach and sensitive caution in sharing someone’s perspective, both of which are inspiring for me as a writer, thinker, reader.
7. Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi
Of course, my fellow Muslim American writer is one I am keen to read more from. Mafi just writes the neatest stories, from Shatter Me to Furthermore, she has not failed me ever. Her stories are vastly different, but they often inspire me tremendously. And, world building in Furthermore was so beautiful and complex that I want to read its companion story, Whichwood.
6. The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Some writers you just have a feeling that you’ll like their work. Bracken’s stories are piling in my room, ready for me to read. I am very curious about this upcoming novel, because it is: a) middle grade, b) has demons. Literal or metaphorical, I am excited for this one just because the subject matter is intense-pants, and yet the tone is, I suppose, mellow as a middle grade story. We shall see.
5. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
Sarah Rees Brennan is hilarious. She has such a wonderful talent and skill when it comes to writing a balanced story that teeters between peril and humor, romance, and drama. This particular book features LGBT+ characters, and I know she’ll do them justice. I have read her Demon’s Lexicon trilogy and loved her characters so much.
4. Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Oops, I have not read this series, but man oh man, am I excited to read its finale! At some point, I intend to read my way through this series, and learn more about the characters. I have heard rumors about a Cleo and a Lucia. I want to love them already. Plus, the cover is epic.
3. The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury
This is another trilogy that I have not started yet. I’ll be honest and say that the covers are intriguing. But, I have the first two books here with me and I am sure I’ll want to read the final one this October.
2. The Savage Dawn by Melissa Gray
Uh, this is another series I have not read yet. But, I have the first two, and I get vibes of Daughter of Smoke and Bone from the reviews I hear about this book. And, from what I remember based on the short reading time I had with DOSB, I will want to read this one, too.
1. A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess
Hate to sound too repetitive, but the first book sounds so intriguing and I want to read all of this series, really. I will try to catch up eventually on all the books I want to read. What can I say, though, chosen one narratives being questioned in the first book? Sign me up.