Top Ten Anticipated Books for 2020

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It’s a new year and what better way to welcome it into our hearts than by scouring the news for the fantastic book releases 2020 will bring! Truthfully 2019 was a bit of a slump for me when it comes to reading new stuff. I didn’t read nearly as many new releases as I have in the past and I struggled to find stories that really stood out to me. I tried starting a few different series but most I didn’t feel excited enough to commit to. So putting together this list was difficult for me this year, which is a bummer because normally I love this list as it reminds me of so many things to look forward to in the new year. Oh well! Hopefully 2020 will surprise me and be a much better book year than 2019! Not all the cover art has been released for my anticipated reads yet but the descriptions have me excited! (Note: this list does not include 2020 ARCs already reviewed on my blog)


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ALL THE STARS AND TEETH

(All the Stars and Teeth #1)
Adalyn Grace
YA Fantasy Fiction
February 04, 2020

“As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.

When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.”

Off Balance

OFF BALANCE

(Aunare Chronicles #2)
Aileen Erin
YA/NA Science Fiction
February 11, 2020

“Broken, beaten-down, and plagued by nightmares, Amihanna di Aetes is surrounded by the Aunare race that makes up the other half of her heritage, but she feels alien amongst them. She’s not sure which is worse: SpaceTech’s overt hatred of Aunare or the Aunare’s covert hatred of halfers. She hears their whispers whenever she enters a room and sees her death reflected in their eyes. Amihanna doesn’t know who to trust anymore, but she hasn’t survived this long by ignoring the warning signs all around her, especially when her instincts are screaming that a familiar choice is coming: flee or fight.”
Book One: OFF PLANET

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THE SHADOWS BETWEEN US

Tricia Levenseller
YA Fantasy Fiction
February 25, 2020

“Alessandra is tired of being overlooked, but she has a plan to gain power:
1) Woo the Shadow King.
2) Marry him.
3) Kill him and take his kingdom for herself.

No one knows the extent of the freshly crowned Shadow King’s power. Some say he can command the shadows that swirl around him to do his bidding. Others say they speak to him, whispering the thoughts of his enemies. Regardless, Alessandra knows what she deserves, and she’s going to do everything within her power to get it.”

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HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD

(Crescent City #1)
Sarah J. Maas
Fantasy Fiction
March 03, 2020

“Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savouring every pleasure Lunathion—otherwise known as Crescent City— has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city—and Bryce’s world.”

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HUNTING FIENDS FOR THE ILL-EQUIPPED

(The Guild Codex: Demonized #3)
Annette Marie
NA Urban Fantasy Fiction
April 03, 2020

“Ambition and avarice drove my family into hiding. My parents died for someone else’s greed. I’ve never hunted anything in my life, but now I’m hunting their killer—with my demon’s help. But with each step closer to my parents’ murderer, I’m uncovering a different sort of evil, piece by hidden piece. I’ve stumbled into an insidious web that silently, secretly ensnares everything it touches. My demon and I came as the hunters…
…but I think we might be the prey.”
Book One: TAMING DEMONS FOR BEGINNERS
Book Two: SLAYING MONSTERS FOR THE FEEBLE

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THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES

(The Hunger Games #0.5)
Suzanne Collins
YA Dystopian Fiction
May 19, 2020

“Suzanne Collins on the Hunger Games prequel: “With this book, I wanted to explore the state of nature, who we are, and what we perceive is required for our survival. The reconstruction period 10 years after the war, commonly referred to as the Dark Days — as the country of Panem struggles back to its feet — provides fertile ground for characters to grapple with these questions and thereby define their views of humanity.”
[The book is set 64 years before the events of the original trilogy, starting on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games.]
Series: THE HUNGER GAMES

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THE COURT OF MIRACLES

(Court of Miracles #1)
Kester Grant
YA Fantasy Fiction
June 02, 2020

“In the dark days following a failed French Revolution, in the violent jungle of an alternate 1828 Paris, young cat-burglar Eponine (Nina) Thenardier goes head to head with merciless royalty, and the lords of the city’s criminal underworld to save the life of her adopted sister Cosette (Ettie).

For fans of the gritty criminal underworlds of Six Of Crows, The Lies Of Locke Lamora, fierce alternate histories like The Gilded Wolves, And I Darken …and anyone who knows that Eponine deserved so much more.

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EMPIRE OF THE VAMPIRE

(Empire of the Vampire #1)
Jay Kristoff
Paranormal/Fantasy Fiction
September 03, 2020

Twenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.

Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.”

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FAMINE

(Four Horsemen #3)
Laura Thalassa
NA Supernatural Romance
Release Date: TBA

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.
Book One: PESTILENCE
Book Two:
WAR

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VICINUS

(Walking Shadows #3)
Talis Jones
YA Dystopian Fiction
Release Date: TBA

“VICINUS, the third book in the Walking Shadows saga, dives into the wealthy Rochester Alliance that boasts technological feats and prestige, but when Maddy stumbles across its border as a refugee it isn’t the gilded world that welcomes her but the gritty urban underground. Befriending thieves, hackers, and diplomats, the world best ready itself for her rebellion amongst the comfortably confused.”
Book One: ALARUM
Book Two: SOLUS


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