Wait till they get a load of me…


Every Tuesday over at the  The Broke and Bookish we all get to look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  The topic this week is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year

  1. The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch.  I love this series and can’t wait to read more of Locke and Jean’s adventures.
  2. The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan.  Loved the first series by this author and very keen to see what he does next.
  3. Den of Wolves by Juliet Marilier (Blackthorn and Grim #3).  I have to catch up with No.2 but even so I want this book – the writing is gorgeous and so are the covers.
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #2)
  5. The Last Day of New Paris by China Mieville – I haven’t read this author yet but love the sound of this one.
  6. Ghost Wakers by Mary Robinette Kowal – another author I really want to read and this book looks like a great starting point.
  7. Gods of Nabban by K V Johansen – I love the sound of this one
  8. The Wall of Storms by Ken Liu.  The first book was epic!  I need more
  9. The Gates of Hell by Michael Livingston
  10. With Blood Upon the Sand by Bradley Beaulieu (the Song of the Shattered Sands No.2)  No cover or firm release date for this one yet but fingers crossed.

What makes made it onto your most wanted list?

22 Responses to “Wait till they get a load of me…”

  1. Carmen

    All the covers for your awaited books look awesome. I’m not anticipating new releases because I’m trying to knock off some of the books from my TBR pile for the reminder of the year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I thought I had a fairly skimpy June but it isn’t really. July looks a bit better so I’m hoping to catch up some.
      Lynn 😀

  2. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    I can’t wait to get my greedy hands on numbers 1, 6, 9 and 10 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      – I know – I’m so excited for some of these! Well, all of them and now lots more from other people’s lists!
      Lynn 😀

  3. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Still have to start and finish The Republic of Thieves, but The Thorn of Emberlain is #1 on my list too!

  4. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    THORN OF EMBERLAIN!!! 😀 I’m looking forward to a number of others, but super excited for that one!

  5. Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts

    *pounds fists on table* Croooook-eed Kingdom, Croook-eeen Kingdom. My feels are not ready, Lynn. They are not.

    Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh my, so much goodness in this post. I’m pretty much looking forward to all of these too…is Thorn of Emberlain confirmed for 2016 for sure? I am always so cautious to get excited because I never know if they’ll push the release back again!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think it is – I had it on preorder and had a notification to say the date had been delayed – but I’m fairly certain that I’ve seen something from Scott Lynch recently. He’s due over for a tour of the UK in September and I’m sure he tweeted about it and said the book would be out then.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Jamie Wu

    We have the same thoughts on Ghost Talkers :D. How is Raven’s Shadow? I know Blood Song was hugely praised but I heard that the books get poorer as the series continues.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought the whole series was okay to be honest – I think he went in a different direction which probably put some people off. I think the first was really good probably because I didn’t know what to expect but I enjoyed all three.
      Lynn 😀

      • Jamie Wu

        I guess it’s worth giving it a try. Will be adding them to my TBR.

  8. sjhigbee

    Only have to wait until tomorrow for The Hanging Tree from Ben Aaronovitch – don’t know if you’ve been following the Peter Grant fantasy crime series, but it is one of my favourites. And the other one I’m looking foward to is The Nightmare Stacks by Charles Stross…

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read any Charles Stross (hangs head in shame). The Aaronovitch books I need to catch up on – I only read the first one and thought it was really good. Too many books not enough time!
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Oh, I know that feeling! And I checked on Amazon – I’ve now got to wait a few more days!

  9. Ioana @ booksreenchanted

    Wonderful list! I am SO looking forward to the China Mieville one especially, I LOVE him so much. Can’t wait to compare notes 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I haven’t read any of his so I’m thinking this would be a great place to start.
      Lynn 😀

      • Ioana @ booksreenchanted

        EE! He is wonderful (well I think so at least I know not everyone agrees)! If you do like his style, I highly recommend The City & The City and the Bas-Lag books 🙂

      • @lynnsbooks

        I have The City and the City – okay – that needs to be bumped up the list then.
        Lynn 😀

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