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I likely wouldn’t slay anything, to be honest, since I’m very much against killing…however, I’d probably give up a lot to get my hands on some of these books early. The funny thing is that I had to really dig for these ones since I’m not exactly entirely opposed to waiting for them and the ones that I’m particularly eager for are sequels. The one book I probably would have given my left hand for is from The Lunar Chronicles and therefore already completed and sitting prettily upon my shelf.
10. Sherwood by Meagan Spooner
I’ll admit, the last book I read by Meagan Spooner wasn’t all that memorable, though I do know I enjoyed it immensely as I did give it a five-star rating. Sometimes I wonder if I should have only because I don’t actually recall much about the book and that’s not what I’d call a good sign. Still, I’m fairly certain that it was exceptionally well written and that’s enough for me. So, since I’m well aware of the fact that I love her writing, I about nearly screamed when I saw this book was going to be coming out. I love Robin Hood and genuinely cannot wait to see what this novel has in store for us readers. Also, I’m fairly certain this one is going to have me sobbing throughout.
9. On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
I loved Angie’s The Hate U Give and I definitely see Thomas building another masterpiece with this next novel of hers. While I’m not a huge fan of rap as a music genre and never really have been, I’m definitely intrigued and excited to read about the life of this new character, especially as it promotes diversity and understanding. These are the sorts of books that everyone needs to be reading and talking about because they tackle real and important social issues that we don’t address the way we should. I hope that Thomas’ work makes a huge difference in how we view these truths and sets us on a progressive path.
8. Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
I need this book. I could not be more thrilled or excited that something with this theme has been written. I feel like it’s really necessary in today’s day and age to address those who are growing up in super Christian settings but do not believe in the religion. There are far too many kids out there getting treated poorly by their families due to the fact that they haven’t conformed to the tenents and beliefs of the religion that their parents have. I’m not religious and I don’t typically read religious books largely because I see most of them as a form of brainwashing, but this one I’m excited about.
7. Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich
I am so excited for this!! I loved the Broadway play, I fell in love with the music and the characters and the actors. Basically, there is so much about this story that I just adore and appreciate to a great level that finding out they were turning it into a book excited me immensely. Obviously I already know the story and so there likely won’t be a whole lot to gain from reading a book based on something I’ve watched already, but it’s still exciting nonetheless.
6. Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
This one is on here simply because I love the author so much. To date I’ve been a fan of Lauren Oliver for a great many years and I have a bunch of her books on my shelf (though not currently since they’re right now in boxes so that I can move). I don’t really know anything about this book but I would love to have an ARC of something, anything by Lauren Oliver. It’s an author love kind of thing.
5. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi (no cover yet)
Okay, this is one of those things that kind of just makes its way onto a list due to hype. I haven’t even read the first book yet, but I would still DIE to have a copy of the second one ahead of time. Preferably a physical copy. And who knows? I might want it even more after I’ve finished that first book. I think, ultimately, though, part of me just really wants it in order to have something to give feedback on first and later to pass along to someone who would love it even more than I would.
4. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
I am shook. Hank Green has written a book. I thought this was his brother’s forte? I’m so immeasurably excited about this book that I can literally feel screams rising up in me. Now, I like John Green, I really do. But I’ve always been in awe of and thoroughly impressed with his brother. Hank is incredibly intelligent, he has some of the best vlogs I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch (and we use them rather often in my work–Crash Course, specifically–which is amazing). And just the mere idea of him writing a book is intriguing enough that I know I need to read it, but I also just really want it on my shelf asap.
3. ArchEnemies by Marissa Meyer
This book is on here solely because of the author. Marissa Meyer is my ultimate role model and I love her and her writing more than just about anything else in the entire world. While I, admittedly, wasn’t as impressed or in love with her newest series, Renegades, as I was with literally every single other book she has written, I love her so much that I would basically do anything to get my hands on any book she has written, especially an ARC. Her work means the world to me, so this should really come as no surprise.
2. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Kristoff’s books are finding their way into my Top Tens quite a lot lately. This book is coming out soon and it’s the third (and final?) book in his Nevernight series. I am dying to have it in my hands. I came across this series over last summer and powered through the two books pretty quickly. I’ve been eagerly anticipating the last book for months now and it has gotten painful, to be honest. I just need to know what happens next, what happened to the characters, and I still have a massive hope for Tric…so there’s that? Either way, I want it now.
1. SeaWitch by Sarah Henning
UGH, I’ve wanted this book for forever. This is my number one not only because I love retellings, but because this particular retelling has been on my TBR for way too long. This book is coming out soon, but boy I would give just about anything if I could have it to read this week. I’ve been pining after it for ages and the cover alone is simply gorgeous. I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover (though honestly, we all do it) but if I were to guess how amazing this book would be by it’s cover, I’d say it’s going to be one of the best books I’ve ever read.
And that’s all for now! Happy reading, everyone!