Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for 1st Half of 2016


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Thanks for all the birthday wishes last Tuesday, everyone! Y’all were more well-wishing than my family, friends, and coworkers put together!

Okay, so this week I’m doing the Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016, but with a twist. These will be books I’ve already read, and I’m excited about them being available to all of you! (I have to do it this way, because I don’t really ‘look ahead’ for books.) These are in order of release date.

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2016



Book Cover for Prince of NightmaresPrince of Nightmares by John McNee – You don’t have to wait long for this one! Last I looked the release date was Jan 1, 2016! You can see my review of the ARC I received from Negalley here.  This was an interesting work with a main character that was outside the normal realms for horror books.

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Book cover of Death Do Us Part by JG Faherty

Death Do Us Part by J.G. Faherty – Now, this is a short story, and one that’s only going to appeal to a subset of you that like campy horror (such as what was so gleefully delivered in Tales from the Crypt. I absolutely loved it, and it came up in my queue to read right after I’d read some not so great works, so it was a double blessing for me. You can read my review here, and Death Do Us Part is due to be released Jan 5, 2016.

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Book Cover for The Abyss Surrounds Us (book 1)

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie – My review on this one doesn’t roll out until January 7th, but I can tell you it was indeed a great read with a diverse main character, and it left me with an overwhelming desire to be a sea monster trainer in my next life!  This one is due to be released Feb 8, 2016! – update: review here

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Book cover for Our Moon by Elaine Scott

Our Moon by Elaine Scott – This was an awesome read. I got it thinking that it would be one that I could read with Miss L, since she’s interested in Astronomy. Unfortunately it was a little too advanced for her. However, even though it’s aimed at kids ages 9-12, I really enjoyed reading this, and think the author has a serious talent for relating information in a way that puts you right there. -update: review here

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Book cover for Northwoods by Bill SchweigartNorthwoods by Bill Schweigart – Considering that Beast of Barcroft, the first book in this series, appeared on my Top 10 “Scifi and Scary Reads of 2015”, it should come as no surprise that I loved Northwoods, and I hope lots of you decide to give it a try (though, seriously, read Beast of Barcroft first!)  – update: review here

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Book Cover for On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis – See my review of this awesome book featuring an autistic main character, written by the co-founder of Disability in Kid Lit, here . On the Edge of Gone is post-apocalyptic scifi with an interesting twist at the end that you have to read. It is due for release March 8, 2016

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…okay, so that’s only six, but its a really good six!


Can’t wait to see everyone else’s! —- Side note, everyone has these beautifully-covered Fantasy and YA books on their list, and I’m over here like “Horror, horror, scifi, MOON! horror, post-apocalyptic”. ……Ah well, I’m used to being the odd one out! LMAO!

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16 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for 1st Half of 2016

  1. “On the Edge of Gone” sounds amazing from what I’ve heard so far. Can’t say I was a big fan of her previous book, but I can’t not check this one out!

    • I haven’t read anything from her previously, but having a main character who was truly autistic – who struggled with stimming, and all the things not normally talked about with autism in books – while still having to be the responsible person… it was great.

  2. On the Edge of Gone sounds really interesting, I’m intrigued! 🙂 And I LOVE the cover of Northwoods! 🙂

  3. I am not sure I’ll check out many of those, but I am intrigued by the Edge of Gone 🙂

  4. Ayunda says:

    On the Edge of Gone sounds awesome! Can’t wait to pick it up next year 😁

  5. I’ve got The Abyss Surrounds Us on my Goodreads TBR, and I’m happy to hear it was great!

  6. Some of these look faintly familiar, but nothing that’s on a list of mine. On the Edge of Gone is probably going to be on one in a minute, though…

    I read a lot of scifi, a moderate amount of post-apocalyptic, and some horror. But my TTT aren’t always representative of my reading. 🙂

  7. The Edge of Gone looks SO good.

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