All good things to those that wait.


Every Tuesday over at  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.  This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

A few books that I’m looking forward to being released before the end of 2017.  I just highlighted a number of my upcoming reads for the beach read post so I’ve gone for some different releases that I’m also very eager to check out:

  1. The Five Daughters of the Moon by – Inspired by the 1917 Russian revolution and the last months of the Romanov sisters, The Five Daughters of the Moon by Leena Likitalo is a beautifully crafted historical fantasy with elements of technology fueled by evil magic.
  2. The Twilight Pariah by Jeffrey Ford – All Maggie, Russell, and Henry wanted out of their last college vacation was to get drunk and play archaeologist in an old house in the woods outside of town. When they excavate the mansion’s outhouse they find way more than they bargained for: a sealed bottle filled with a red liquid, along with the bizarre skeleton of a horned child
  3. Darien (Empire of Salt #1) by D F Iggulden – TWELVE FAMILIES. ONE THRONE. WELCOME TO THE EMPIRE OF SALT.
  4. Blackwing (Ravens’ Mark #1) by Ed McDonald – Set on the ragged edge of a postapocalyptic frontier, Blackwing is a gritty fantasy debut about a man’s desperate battle to survive his own dark destiny…
  5. The Last Dog on Earth by Adrian J Walker – Every dog has its day…  And for Lineker, a happy go lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be.
  6. Devil’s Call by J Danielle Dorn – On a dark night in the winter of 1859, three men entered the home of Dr. Matthew Callahan and shot him dead in front of his pregnant wife. Unfortunately for them, his wife, Li Lian, hails from a long line of women gifted in the dark arts–the witches of the McPherson clan.
  7. Swarm and Steel by Michael R Fletcher – To escape the hell she created, a woman must team up with a novice warrior and return to her homeland in this gritty epic fantasy where delusions are literally made real.
  8. Godblind by Anna Stephens – The Mireces worship the bloodthirsty Red Gods. Exiled from Rilpor a thousand years ago, and left to suffer a harsh life in the cold mountains, a new Mireces king now plots an invasion of Rilpor’s thriving cities and fertile earth.
  9. The Last Tudor by Philipa Gregory – The latest novel from Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous girls in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.
    Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days, dying on the scaffold for her faith. But few people know about her two sisters, cousins to Elizabeth I who also faced imprisonment and death sentences for treason. 
  10. City of Brass by S A Chakraborty – Step into The City of Brass, the spellbinding debut from S. A. Chakraborty—an imaginative alchemy of The Golem and the Jinni, The Grace of Kings, and One Thousand and One Nights, in which the future of a magical Middle Eastern kingdom rests in the hands of a clever and defiant young con artist with miraculous healing gifts.

23 Responses to “All good things to those that wait.”

  1. sjhigbee

    I have requested The Last Dog on Earth as I very much enjoyed The End of the World Running Club and I LOVE the concept of The Five Daughters of the Moon! I haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Philippa Gregory’s books, but I think I would thoroughly enjoy them. Thank you for sharing an excellent list, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I love the Philippa Gregory books. I haven’t read all of them but I’ve read quite a number and they’s so good. Looking forward to The Last Dog on Earth – I’ve haven’t red the Running Club book but have heard very good things.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Nathan

    I am reading Godblind as we speak. Too early to have a good read on it yet. I am looking forward to CIty of Brass, thus far I have had great luck with debuts this year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      City of Brass sounds really intriguing doesn’t it. Hope you enjoy Godblind – it’ll be on my list soon so look forward to reading your thoughts.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    The Last Dog on Earth made my list as well. I have an arc of Devil’s Call and heard it’s really good. I had to add The Twilight Pariah to my wishlist after seeing it here – it sounds really good!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait to pickup Devil’s call – I’ve heard it’s so good.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    So many awesome books! I totally forgot about Devil’s Call on my list, but I’m very excited to read it. Blackwing and Godblind are also calling to me. Its hard to narrow this down to ten, right?

    • @lynnsbooks

      It certainly is difficult to restrict yourself! No wonder we all get into such a merry go round eh.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    I hope you have fun checking these out 🙂 I particularly like the sound of The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory, especially as I really enjoyed reading about the Grey sisters in Sisters of Treason by Elizabeth Fremantle.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do love the Gregory books and I think this will be an excellent addition to the collection.
      Lynn 😀

  6. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    It might be the Song of Ice and Fire-starved reader in me, but once my sight fell on the “Darien” presentation – Twelve families, one throne – it refused to move from there… 🙂

  7. Carmen

    They all sound fantastic according to their blurbs. If you read them, I hope you enjoy them and I look forward to your reviews.

  8. youandibooks

    I’ve read Blackwing, Godblind and Darien. All good reads. x

  9. Jennifer | Book Den

    I hadn’t hear about The Last Dog on Earth! I need that book.

  10. Analee @ Book Snacks

    Ahhh so many books! These titles and covers look so good. ❤

  11. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    A huge yes to your entire last row of books, and I can’t wait for your thoughts on Devil’s Call! And why have I not heard of The Twilight Pariah before this? It sounds totally awesome! Added 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I can’t wait to get to Devil’s Call – really excited 😀

  12. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    I am so out of the loop!!! The only book I’ve heard of here is Swarm and Steel!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I’m looking forward to that one very much. Not read the author yet so hoping for much goodness.
      Lynn 😀

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