14+ of my Most Anticipated Releases of the Quarter (ft. diverse books that can step on me, pretty covers + me screaming, again)

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.


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  • 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.

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  • 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 personality brand 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.

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  • 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.

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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 ❤️

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31 thoughts on “14+ of my Most Anticipated Releases of the Quarter (ft. diverse books that can step on me, pretty covers + me screaming, again)

  1. I FELT that first line omggg relatable. TOO MANY BOOKS WITH BEAUTIFUL COVERS heheh.
    I really want to try Sandhya’s books, they have such great reivews, but Twinkle put me off a bit because I wasn’t loving the writing style and haven’t picked up again. But I’d like to give her another go and LOVE that name eeppp!!
    Also really want to give Spin The Dawn bc all the hype makes me intrigued. As well as Cinderella Is Dead. And Marie Lu’s new books too! Still need to pick up Kingdom of Back.
    ALSO OMG THAT EMBER GRAPHIC NOVEL!! They’re SO COOL and I MUST get my hands on them. I read book one ages ago and have been petrified to carry on ever since BUT I am determined to read book two this year before the series finale. And definitely will be getting these stunning graphic novels *insert heart eyes*
    Also recently hauled American Royals and it sounds like a ton of fun 🙂

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    1. I mean … the covers this year are all so pretty that how I could not, honestly? I totally get you on Sandhya’s writing style. I won’t lie, it’s not my favourite and is hard to adjust to, but the rest of it is great! I hope you do end up finding a book you love by her. Yes, you should try Spin the Dawn! It’s so great and awesome and engaging for sure. We love sharing so many similar releases! The rest of 2020 is really hitting different 👀 We gotta love stunning graphic novels though. The Ember series is so good and entertaining that you should try to push through if you can, but don’t stress about it if you can’t. Hope you enjoy American Royals – it is a ton of fun! Happy reading, Ruby ❤

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  2. omg to be honest, I’m not really anticipating Darius the Great Deserves Better, because I don’t like it when surprise continuations are announced :(( But maybe if you and other people I trust love it, I’ll pick it up! Also, I think my most anticipated releases for the second half of the year all come out in November lmao. Like, if I get an arc of The Burning God and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, my life will be complete I won’t anticipate another 2020 release ever again 😌

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    1. I totally understand where you’re coming from about surprise continuations. I would normally be iffy about it, but I do love Darius, so …

      November really is such an amazing month for releases! YES to those two releases, and to releases like These Violent Delights, I seriously can’t wait for them all. Best of luck with arcs for both of them! I’d request it but I know I’d br turned down 🤡 Really hoping you get and enjoy them both!

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  3. I’m so excited for 10 Things I Hate About Pinky!! Sandhya Menon’s books are always the best and I loved her other 2020 release – Of Curses and Kisses ❤ Now that I’ve finally read Darius the Great Is Not Okay I’m also looking forward to reading the sequel 🥰 I’m also anticipating Recommended for You (so many bookworm vibes) and Skyhunter!

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    1. Yay, I’m so glad to hear that you loved Of Curses and Kisses, and I hope you love 10 Things I Hate About Pinky too! And obviously that’s a big yes for Darius, excited to see what you think about it. Yes to both Recommendef for You and Skyhunter – both of them sound so good!

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  4. I love this list, Taasia! Ahh, so many of these are on my TBR and reading this post only got me more excited to read them.🥳 10 Things I Hate About Pinky is so anticipated by me, oh my gosh!! An author whose books I’ve loved and a rom com I love, you’re right, it could not sound better. Also, yes, Today Tonight Tomorrow SOUNDS SO GOOD. I hadn’t heard of Each of Us a Desert until now, but it also looks amazing!! Happy reading ❤️xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Olivia! I can’t wait for 10 Things I Hate About You, and I hope you love it too! It sounds like it could be really successful. Today Tonight Tomorrow sounds like EVERYTHING I need in a book, and I’m hoping it doesn’t disappoint. And yes to Each of Us a Desert! I hope you like it if you pick it up. Happiest of reading to you too, Olivia!

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