Most Anticipated Books of 2016

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This GORGEOUS print is from The Black Apple

One of the things I love about being a librarian is getting to research all of the amazing books that are set to be published, especially now that I’m soon going to be taking over the YA ordering where I work!

With so many amazing titles coming out in 2016, however, it can be a bit overwhelming at times! In order to help keep track of my 2016 TBR wishlist, therefore, I’ve decided to share some of the books I’m most looking forward to here on the blog! There is a pretty good mix of Adult, YA, and Graphic Novels, and I really can’t wait to read them all!

What books are you most looking forward to? Share the ones you can’t wait to get your hands on in the comments below!

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The Fireman by Joe Hill
May 17th, 2016

Whenever I’m in the mood for something dark and edgy, Joe Hill is always my go-to author, and the synopsis for The Fireman sounds positively thrilling! A terrifying and highly contagious plague is spreading like wildfire across the country. Called Draco Incendia Trychophyton, or Dragonscale, the victims find themselves covered by strangely beautiful black and gold scales that eventually cause them to burst into spontaneous flames. The chaos surrounding the disease gives rise to ruthless gangs of Cremation Squads, who roam the streets prepared to kill anyone they think may be a carrier. I can’t wait to see how this pandemic unfolds, and the lengths that the characters will go to in order to survive.

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Archie Vol. 1 by Mark Waid and Fiona Staples
March 29th, 2016

Like most people in my generation, I grew up reading Archie comics (usually while I was in line at the grocery store with my parents). I’m also a HUGE fan of Fiona Staples. As a result, you can probably guess how absolutely thrilled I was to discover that Mark Waid and Fiona Staples would be working on an Archie reboot together! It took every ounce of my self control not to buy the individual issues as they were released at the comic book store, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the completed volume!

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The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
March 8th, 2016

I’ve been reading a lot of high praise for The Great Hunt from some of the other bloggers I follow, and I love fairytale retellings! This one is based upon the Grimm Brothers’ tale of “The Singing Bone” and focuses on the kingdom of Lochlanach, where a strange beast is terrorizing the town and it’s people. In an attempt to rid his lands of this horrible monster, the king offers the hand of his daughter, Aerity, to the first man who is able to kill the beast. I can’t wait to see how close The Great Hunt is to the original tale, which is pretty dark!

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Smoke by Dan Vyleta
May 24th, 2016

I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz in the library world surrounding Dan Vyleta’s newest book, and based on the synopsis I can see why! Part Fantasy, part Thriller, Smoke takes place in England “a century ago, give or take a few years.” The England in Vyleta’s book, however, is not quite the same as the one you’ve probably read about in history books. In this England, “people who are wicked in thought or deed are marked by the Smoke that pours forth from their bodies….The aristocracy do not smoke, proof of their virtue and right to rule.” Amidst this fantastic setting, three young people learn that everything they’ve been taught is a lie, and they uncover a secret that could cost them their lives.

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April 13th, 2016

When it comes to comic books, I’m a bit of a Brian K. Vaughan groupie. From Saga to Y: The Last Man to Ex Machina and Runaways, I have yet to read a Brian K. Vaughan series that I haven’t liked. Paper Girls takes place in the early hours after Halloween, 1988, and follows four 12-year-old newspaper girls as they attempt to solve a mystery. Having been a paper girl myself growing up, I’m looking forward to some nostalgia, along with the usual amazing story line provided by Vaughan.

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
August 30th, 2016

Ever since I finished An Ember in the Ashes earlier this year I’ve been counting down the months until I can get my hands on a copy of it’s sequel! A Torch Against the Night continues Laia and Elias’s story as they fight their way north to free Laia’s brother from prison. An Ember in the Ashes was such a gripping and fantastic Fantasy, and I’m crossing my fingers that A Torch Against the Night will either meet, or exceed my wildest expectations!

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown
February 9th, 2016

This is hands down the book I have been waiting for the most! The Red Rising series has been at the top of my favourites list for the past two years, and I am beyond excited to finally read the conclusion to this fantastic trilogy! The books focus on a future where mankind is now living in space and divided within society using a colour system. At the very bottom of the pyramid are the Reds, miners who live below the surface of Mars, unaware that they are being used as free slave labour. At the top sits the Golds, military strategists and physically elite beings who rule all of the other colours with an iron fist. When Darrow, a Red, infiltrates a Gold military academy, he sets in motion a revolution that could completely demolish this hierarchical society from within. Will Darrow succeed? I CAN’T WAIT to read Morning Star to find out!

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
June 7th, 2016

First of all, it’s Victoria Schwab, so how could I not want to read this book? Second of all, the synopsis sounds fast-paced and thrilling! This Savage Song takes place in Verity, a city that has become overrun with monsters. In North Verity, under the rule of Callum Harker, the monsters are free to kill any human who has not paid for protection. In the South, Henry Flynn hunts the monsters who cross the border into his territory, aided by the most dangerous and darkest monsters of all. In the midst of it all is Kate Harker, Callum’s daughter, and she’s about to play a bigger role in the war between North and South then she ever imagined. This fast-paced adventure (with what appears to be a hint of romance) sounds like it’s right up my alley!

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Summer Days and Summer Nights Edited by Stephanie Perkins
June 14th, 2016

I’m not much of a short story person, but I devoured My True Love Gave to Me when it came out back at Christmas in 2014. The stories were cute, funny, and were just what I needed to get into the Christmas spirit! When I found out that many of the authors from the first collection were returning to do a similar project set during the summer I was ecstatic! I’m always looking for a good beach read in the summer, and there is no doubt that Summer Days and Summer Nights will be packed in my suitcase for my annual trip to the cottage! I’m especially looking forward to reading Stephanie Perkins’s story, which will be featuring the same characters from the Christmas collection (and they were my favourite)!

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4 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Books of 2016

  1. Congrats on the new gig at work! That would be so fun! Some of these look great. There’s always so many amazing books coming out. I’ll never get to them all!

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