Welcome to another post about ya girl screaming about new releases with pretty covers!
As many of you know, these are some of my favourite posts to create, because it’s another excuse for me to scream about books I am incredibly excited about.
My previous anticipated releases posts used to cover six months, but since COVID-19 are moving release dates around like everyday, I decided to cover my anticipated releases for July, August and September, and do one for the last three months in September/October.
Since I’ve been reading a lot less lately and my TBR is NOT thriving, I’ve been really picky with which books I am anticipating, which is partially why this list is much shorter than it would normally be.
- Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (7th) – A twisted feminist Cinderella retelling about black LGBTQIA+ girls and taking down the patriarchy? That’s a pretty tough pitch to beat, no?
- Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (7th) – I read Spin the Dawn as an ARC last year, and I fell in love with it. I have heard some pretty mixed reviews for this sequel though, so I am pretty nervous. But I’m also incredibly excited to see how everything is wrapped up.
- A Thief Among the Trees by Sabaa Tahir, Nicole Andelfinger and Sonia Liao (14th) – I don’t think I talk about how much I adore the Ember in the Ashes series, but I really do! This prequel focuses on young Elias, Helene and Tavi, and my inner Ember fangirl is LOSING it. Also, I want Helene Aquilla to step on me. Not going to lie, but being reminded of this makes me want to reread the series so badly. Ahhh!
- 10 Things I Hate About Pinky by Sandhya Menon (21st) – This was originally meant to release in June, but got pushed back. I’ve talked about it here, but basically Sandhya Menon + a taste of 10 Things I Hate About You? I’m down.
- Today, Tonight and Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon (28th) – I know all the releases here are books I’m super excited about (that’s the entire point of the post), but words cannot tell you how hyped I am for this one. A rom-com about two rival high school overachievers on their last day of senior year … but make them fall in love with 24 hours? Not to be dramatic, but I need this in my life as much as I need air.
- Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (11th) – So like everybody who read Mark Oshiro’s Anger Is A Gift, I absolutely loved it (spoiler: there was a lot of pain, but it’s okay because the book was amazing! Anyways, I digress). I can’t wait to see them dip into fantasy,
and I can’t wait to feel pain again.
- Six Angry Girls by Adrienne Kisner (18th) – Another June release that got pushed back to August. Did I become interested in this because of the title? (Yes). But am I picking this up because it sounds awesome and amazing? (Yes).
- Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram (25th) – If you’ve been on my blog any longer than three seconds, you know that Darius the Great Is Not Okay is my entire
personalitybrand on this blog. I am so attached to it, and I’m really excited to see what Darius is up to. If this book disappoints me, I will actually cry. For a very, very long time.
- The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu (1st) – I really enjoyed the first book in the series, and found it to be a whole lot of fun, so I’m really hyped to see where the plot goes next! (Also, can we talk about the Waterstones cover for this. How does that not sound like everything).
- Majesty by Katharine McGee (1st) – Ya girl read American Royals in September, and literally had so much fun reading it. This is 100% my guilty pleasure series and I feel no shame.
- Recommended for You by Laura Silverman (1st) – Did someone say a rivals to lovers story … but in a bookstore?? By the author who nearly made me cry with her sophomore novel (You Asked For Perfect)? Here’s my money. Take it.
- Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam (1st) – This is apparently a verse novel about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated? This sounds like it’s going to make me think and destroy me. Quite frankly, I can’t wait.
- Horrid by Katrina Leno (15th) – I will be the first time to admit that I am a major baby when it comes to horror, but this synopsis sounds WAY too good not to pass up. I’ve also loved some of Katrina Leno’s work before, so I’m really intrigued to see what I think of this!
- Skyhunter by Marie Lu (29th) – Am I reading this because of the cover? Absolutely. And am I also reading this because it’s the start of a new sci-fi fantasy series with Marie Lu? Yes.
Are there any anticipated books on this list that are also on yours? Do you have a 2020 anticipated releases post? (Feel free to link it, I would love to see it) If you can choose, what are two of your most anticipated releases, and why?
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and doing well ❤️