Winter is coming! And with that some extremely great books!
There are many books we’re anticipating to read these next upcoming months. With them a lot of fantasy.
We love fantasy! The epic world building, languages and fantastic characters are what draws us to these books. So this winter with all the great books releasing here’s a list of the few books we can’t wait to read! I mean we’re literally sitting counting the days down until these books come out. Countdown 5…4…3…2…1 go!
1. RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
Expected Publication Date: February 10, 2015
Synopsis: Graceling meets The Selection in debut novelist Victoria Aveyard’s sweeping tale of seventeen-year-old Mare, a common girl whose once-latent magical power draws her into the dangerous intrigue of the king’s palace. Will her power save her or condemn her?
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.
To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal.
Sounds awesome right? We love the premise and the world Victoria created sounds fantastic. Follow Victoria’s pre-publishing adventure on The Writer Diaries. This is our highly anticipated book we can’t wait to read. Squeeeeee!
2. The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
Expected Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Synopsis: Adventure, intrigue, and romance combine in a new fantasy duology from Incarnate series author Jodi Meadows.
When Princess Wilhelmina was a child, the Indigo Kingdom invaded her homeland. Ten years later, Wil and the other noble children who escaped are ready to fight back and reclaim Wil’s throne. To do so, Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate the Indigo Kingdom palace with hopes of gathering information that will help them succeed.
But Wil has a secret—one that could change everything. Although magic has been illegal for a century, she knows her ability could help her save her kingdom. But magic creates wraith, and the deadly stuff is moving closer and destroying the land. And if the vigilante Black Knife catches her using magic, she may disappear like all the others. . . .
So this one doesn’t come out until spring but we’re adding it to the list because it sounds amazing! Plus, Jodi will have novellas come out in-between the two books. Magic, secrets and the pursue to regain a kingdom? We’re on board!
3. Invaded by Melissa Landers
Expected Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Synopsis: Things look up when Cara is appointed as human representative to a panel preparing for a human colony on L’eihr. A society melding their two cultures is a place where Cara and Aelyx could one day make a life together. But with L’eihr leaders balking at granting even the most basic freedoms, Cara begins to wonder if she could ever be happy on this planet, even with Aelyx by her side.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Aelyx, finds himself thrown into a full-scale PR campaign to improve human-L’eihr relations. Humans don’t know that their very survival depends on this alliance: only Aelyx’s people have the technology to fix the deadly contamination in the global water supply that human governments are hiding. Yet despite their upper hand, the leaders of his world suddenly seem desperate to get humans on their side, and hardly bat an eye at extremists’ multiple attempts on Aelyx’s life. The Way clearly needs humans’ help but with what? And what will they ask for in return?
Who doesn’t like aliens? This sequel sounds just as great as the first one and we’re glad that Cara and Aelyx’s story isn’t over.
4. Ignite by Sara B Larson
Expected Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeenPublisher: Scholastic Press
Synopsis: Murder, kidnapping, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson’s acclaimed YA debut, DEFY.
Alexa continues to harbor a secret love for the newly crowned King Damian, yet she remains by his side as his guard and ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion’s people. However, when a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on the once friendly nation of Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. Once again the fate of her country hangs in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy — before it’s too late?
Alexa was a courageous character that we’re glad is returning in this second book. Plus her love for Damian brings on the emotions! Damian…swoon worthy!
5. Ensnared by A.G. Howard
Expected Publication Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeenPublisher: Amulet Books
Synopsis: After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?
This series has us crawling with need to know what happens with Alyssa and our fabulous-we-just-can’t-help-but-love-and-want-to-pet-his-wings Morpheus. And the covers! They’re gorgeous. They would make good posters on our library wall….hmmmm must get posters.
Those are our top 5 books we greatly anticipate next year. Pre-Orders are done so now we must wait! The Torture!
What books are you anticipating this winter?