Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2016

I’m out of school for (about) another week, so I figured it was a great time to do another Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish.

Six titles. These books, this time, are actually listed in order. Or rather, the number one is definitely the number one.

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6. Yellow Brick War (Dorothy Must Die #3) by Danielle Paige, March 15, 2016
Because Wizard of Oz and Dorothy is evil and why not?

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5. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard, February 9, 2016
I loved Red Queen. It was a great next read after finishing the Shatter Me series. Turned the same kind of pages. So naturally, I already  have this one on hold at the library.

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4. Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange, February 16, 2016
Erin’s books are quite popular in my classroom – Butter is so popular that I had to buy a Kindle copy to keep it from walking off. They’re so real and unapologetic, and I appreciate that as a reader (and I think my students do too).

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3. Bluescreen by Dan Wells, February 16, 2016
If you read The Partials Sequence and thought Battlestar Galactica, from the description, I’d say this one seems like Continuum meets M. T. Anderson’s Feed. And that’s really all you need to say to me.

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2. Booked by Kwame Alexander, April 5, 2016
The Crossover, to which this book is a companion-of-sorts, gave me all the feels. Booked is a novel in verse about, according to Amazon, soccer, family, love and friendship. If it’s even half as hip hop as The Crossover, it’s going to be awesome.

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1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle Book 4) by Maggie Steifvater, April 26, 2016.
My wife and I listen to audiobooks together, as I’ve mentioned before. The Raven Cycle is our favorite series, and we’ve been eagerly waiting for it since we finished Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The release date change elicited a, “Oh, no! What are we going to listen to now?” moment (which resulted in listening to a few with Robin Myles as the narrator, and then revisiting The Night Circus).

Those are my top 6 anticipated releases for 2016. What are yours? Leave a link to your Top Ten Tuesday in the comments and I’ll come check it out. Happy reading, and don’t forget to be awesome.

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