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Books I Can't Wait For

Books I Can’t Wait For – Six for Sunday

There are some books I can’t wait for! I am filled with child-like excitement at the thought of being able to read them. These books tend to be part of a series that I have already started or from an author I love. Some of them have no publication date or even a known timescale for writing. Here are six books that I am impatiently waiting for, hoping that I will have a copy in my hands soon.

Queen of Nothing by Holly Black

Queen of Nothing Book Cover

Title: Queen of Nothing

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Published: 19th November 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

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I refuse to spoil the ending of the The Wicked King, but OMG Holly it is not fair to leave us like that! Although I really enjoyed The Cruel Prince, due to being behind with my reading I didn’t pick up the second book right away. Part of me wishes that I had waiting until closer to the release of book three, which is due to be published 19th November 2019. It is so close I can taste it!

The Folk of Air series is a wonderful adventure into the land of Faerie. We are talking about the true Fae; the self-interested tricksters who enjoy playing with the lives of mortals rather than the fairy godmother kind.

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher

Peace Talks is the next book in the Dresden Files series (#16). There is no official 2020 publication date but it is finished! I LOVE this urban fantasy series so much. The story focuses on Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only wizard-detective and the dark influences he fights to protect both his city and his friends. There are SO many amazing characters throughout the series including wizards, Fae, werewolves, vampires, demons, spirits and even Santa.

What I love the most about the Dresden Files is Harry’s character progression. In the first book his hubris is very much in line with the film-noir character that he initially portrays. As the books continue the reader sees what really matters to Harry; How a wizard with a lot of power has to fight to be good and to fight for what he believes in. The last book left him in an interesting position so I can’t wait to dive back in!

“As a series, Dresden trumps out everything else I’ve ever read, or am currently reading. That includes books I *overflow* with love for, like Lynch’s Gentleman Bastard series. Or Robin Hobb’s Farseer. Or Sanderson’s Mistborn…. As a series, The Dresden Files even beats out Pratchett’s Discworld. There. I said it.” – Patrick Rothfuss

Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss

This is the final book in the Kingkiller Chronicles trilogy. Fans, including myself, have been waiting a long time for this one and there is still no indication of when it might be ready. It has been delayed by personal and family issues but it is coming!

If you haven’t read book one, The Name of the Wind, and are a fantasy fan then go and grab a copy immediately! It has been named as one of the best fantasy books of all time for a reason. The world building and story telling is second-to-none. Patrick Rothfuss is a master of the genre. The protagonist of the book is Kvothe, a travelling musician & part of the Edema Ruh. The story is full of magic, wonderful characters, mystery and adventure. I will never be able to recommend it enough.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Book Cover

Title: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Scholastic

Published: 19th May 2020

Genre: YA Dystopia

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AHHHHHHHH! I am SO ready to jump back into the world of The Hunger Games. We now have an official title and release date (so get your day off booked!) We know that the story is set 64 years before the first novel, starting on the morning of the reaping for the Tenth Annual Hunger Games. If calculations are correct that means that it is a story featuring Mags! I can’t wait!

Heart of Flames by Nicki Pau-Preto

Heart of Flames Book cover. Books I can't wait for

Title: Heart of Flames

Author: Nicki Pau-Preto

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: 11th February 2020

Genre: YA Fantasy

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I loved Crown of Feathers, which I reviewed earlier this year (check out my review here). With well-developed characters, magic, phoenixes and unexpected plot twists, book one created a world that I can’t wait to dive back into. It is a fantastic YA fantasy, which I highly recommend! I am really excited that what was initially set to be a duology is now going to be a trilogy! There is so much potential with the world building in book one that I am not surprised that the whole story wouldn’t fit into only two books. If you like book boxes, it looks like Owlcrate may be doing something special for the releases of Heart of Flames so keep your eyes peeled!

Harley in the Sky by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Title: Harley in the Sky

Author: Akemi Dawn Bowman

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Published: 10th March 2020

Genre: YA Contemporary

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I am SO lucky to have an e-arc of Harley in the Sky, which I am going to be starting asap! Akemi is an amazing writer as I discovered when I read Summer Bird Blue earlier this year. She has a talent for writing about difficult topics with sensitivity & understanding.

Harley in the Sky explores the highs and lows of family relationships, chasing your dreams and dealing with consequences. In a world that is both beautiful & brutal, Harley in the Sky brings circus life into vivid reality. I am sure that I am going to laugh and cry at this book. If you like Akemi’s other books then grabbing a copy is a no-brainer. I will get a review up for you to check out as soon as I can!

Books I Can’t Wait For

I hope you enjoyed my post looking at the books I can’t wait for. I would love to know if you have any of the same picks as me and which books you are impatiently waiting for!

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  • 7th October 2019 at 9:07 pm

    These covers are all so beautiful! And I’m super hyped for Queen of Nothing: Holly Black is a queen at weaving amazing stories, and I love her characters so much! Great post ๐Ÿ˜€

  • 12th October 2019 at 5:47 pm

    I cannot wait for The Ballsd of Songbirds too

    • 12th October 2019 at 7:34 pm

      I may have been dreaming about it last night…. xD I know some people think it is just a cash cow but I love the world of The Hunger Games and have always wanted to experience other stories from previous games.

  • 21st November 2019 at 4:52 pm

    You’ve reminded me that I had promised myself to read The Dresden Files books this year – I’ve only read the first two! Eek! Thanks Delly ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • 24th November 2019 at 12:02 am

    I have wanted to try out one of Holly Black’s books and I have the first in that series. All the covers you shared look fantastic ๐Ÿ™‚ Very eye-catching.

    • 24th November 2019 at 8:32 pm

      It is a really good series (very hyped, but genuinely good). I’ve just finished the last book and am eagerly awaiting everyone’s thoughts now the series has concluded.


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