This actually took me a while to compile, mainly because I've been a lot more picky with adding books to my TBR ("to be read") list. As you scroll through this extended list, I'll be crossing my fingers and hoping that these will all be five-stars reads for me :p
BLOOD FOR BLOOD BY RYAN GRAUDIN // November 11
There needs to be more talk about Wolf by Wolf because that book was so good. It dips into various genres (alternate history and paranormal, to name a couple) but it isn't forced at all. The world-building is done really well, I am SO READY for all the action!!!
GEMINA BY AMIE KAUFMAN AND JAY KRISTOFF // October 18
CREEPY + INTENSE are the two words I'd use to describe Illuminae, which I'm hoping will carry through to Gemina. (It works perfectly for the storyline, I think!) I wish we would continue with the same main characters, but I'm sure it will be an amazing read anyway.
NEVERNIGHT BY JAY KRISTOFF // August 9
Another book by Jay Kristoff, that man must be a writing machine! I heard it was compared to Harry Potter? SOLD.
THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR BY KATHARINE MCGEE // August 30
LOOK AT THE COVER. PRETTY COLORS, PRETTY FONT. But before the cover was even released, I read a description and found the premise to be enthralling. The higher you live in the building, the more status you have in the world. And one day, a woman falls from the thousandth floor ... It's categorized under sci-fi, so I am *really* hoping for it to be FULL of science fiction-y things. I mean, I hope it's properly categorized and not just there because it takes place in the future.
EVER THE HUNTED BY ERIN SUMMERILL // December 27
The name Britta (the main character) will forever remind me of Britta from Community! But that is not why I put this book on my list ... To be completely honest, it's here because I've been hearing good things about it on Twitter.
THIS ADVENTURE ENDS BY EMMA MILLS // October 4
If you've been around since the beginning of this year, you would know that I have SO MUCH LOVE for First & Then, Mills' debut novel. Macmillan/Henry Holt was so kind as to grant my wish on NetGalley, so I will be reading this very soon! I still don't know what it's about, but I will read anything with Mills' name on it :)
HEARTLESS BY MARISSA MEYER // November 8
Meyer is BACK AT IT AGAIN with another fairy tale retelling, this time in the perspective of the Queen of Hearts from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Here's to hoping I finish The Lunar Chronicles series by the time it gets released!
MY UNSCRIPTED LIFE BY LAUREN MORRILL // October 11
Meant to Be was such a fun contemporary romance, I have no doubt I'll feel the same about My Unscripted Life. After reading the synopsis for this book, I realized that I'll automatically want to read a book if it involves a movie set. There's just something about "behind the scenes" that I love.
THE SECRET OF A HEART NOTE BY STACEY LEE // December 27
I feel like I'm cheating a bit by placing Lee's next book under this category because I haven't read anything of hers yet, but I DID get to meet her at the Bay Area Book Fest last weekend (!!!) and she was so sweet. I will make the exception :p
SCRAPPY LITTLE NOBODY BY ANNA KENDRICK // November 15
Anna Kendrick is such a versatile human being. She is hilarious, but she can be serious too — just watch The Last Five Years. And I love that she can make fun of herself. Like Mills', I will read anything Anna Kendrick puts out.
What are some releases you are most looking forward to? Have you read any of the ones I mentioned yet? And because I've been in and out for a while — what are you currently reading?