As we move into 2020, it's time to share the books I'm most looking forward to that release during the winter quarter! These picks will be published between January and March. Check them out, and if any catches your eye, add it to your reading list.
1) A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer. This YA fantasy novel continues the story started in a favorite read from 2019, a Beauty and the Beast retelling that crosses between our world and a cursed fantasy world. The sequel will move past the retelling into new territory and promises some drama, too! It releases on January 7th.
2) Hollow Dolls by MarcyKate Connolly. This MG fantasy novel from the dark and whimsical MarcyKate Connolly features a mind reader who discovers a man with two minds--one the original and one a bodywalker. This book also releases on January 7th.
3) Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez. Drawn from Bolivian folklore and history, this YA epic fantasy novel follows the decoy of an ousted queen as she seeks a magic relic that will help her defeat the usurper king. Sounds awesome, don't you think? Get it on January 7th!
4) Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse. In the next addition to the contemporary mythology expanse that is the Rick Riordan universe, Roanhorse spins an MG fantasy novel inspired by Dine Native American culture. It takes place in my home state of New Mexico! Go read it after its release on January 14th.
5) The King's Questioner by Nikki Katz. This YA fantasy novel follows a mental lockpick who interrogates anyone his king demands. He discovers an incredible and terrible secret when he's ordered to read the mind of his comatose best friend, the prince. This book also releases on January 14th.
6) Layoverland by Gabby Noone. In the vein of The Good Place, this YA contemporary fantasy novel follows a dead girl who has to help the spirit of the boy who accidentally killed her move on. She's reluctant, but as time passes, romance sparks. Check it out on January 21st!
7) Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland. The second book in a duology, this alt-history YA fantasy horror novel promises an intelligent examination of the U.S.'s dark and racist history as depicted amidst battles with zombies. It'll be coming out on February 4th.
8) Honor Lost by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. This YA sci-fi novel concludes an epic trilogy about a delinquent who's chosen for a exclusive and high-profile journey in a living alien spaceship only to find herself caught up in galactic war. The last two books in the series each had their own unique points of interest, so I can't wait to see what happens in this one! It releases on February 11th.
9) Sensational by Jodie Lynn Zdrok. This YA historical fantasy novel follows up on another favorite book from 2019 with a new tale about an 1880s French teenager using her unusual abilities to track down a serial killer. Read it on February 11th.
10) Bone Crier's Moon by Kathryn Purdie. This YA fantasy novel takes place in a world where Bone Criers keep the dead from rising but must sacrifice their fated true love to the gods as part of their initiation. It releases on the 10th of March.
11) All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault. Stepping away from speculative fiction at last, I present to you a YA thriller about a carnival worker whose best friend gets put in a mental ward after finding the dead body of their coworker. Find out what happens on March 17th!
Thanks for reading! Share what books you're most looking forward to in January - March, and I'll be back again Wednesday with new year's resolutions!
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