Here’s are some of the books I’m excited to read next year. Some of them have already come out but I haven’t managed to get to them yet and some are upcoming releases.
Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly
This is the last in a series and I adored the previous two. It features compelling flawed characters fighting against a corrupt political system while drinking too much and making a mess of their private lives. The first book in particular ripped my heart out with it’s ending and I’m desperately hoping for a happy ending in this book even if it has to be somewhat bittersweet.
In an absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
I imagine everyone has heard of this series by now and I’m not different to all the others raving about it. McGuire has created such an interesting world with so many possibilities and I cant wait to see where she takes it in this instalment!
Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller
A Gothic thriller only set just before the 70’s! At a dilapidated English country mansion a woman watches a couple through the hole in her floorboards. It sounds so tense and I cant wait to discover the twists as their lives unfold before her.
Five Days of Fog by Anne Freeman
This is set in 1952 at the beginning of the Great Smog of London and concerns a tough female gang, one of whom wishes to escapes their criminal life style. I’ve been dying to read this since I heard about it, It just sounds so compelling and different from anything else on my TBR!
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
Speaking of very different, this book is a mystery with a former slave and servant at its heart. Something that although a large and important part of history you don’t often see in these types of books. Accused of murdering her mistress, it unravels what is the truth behind the claims.
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
The start to a new fantasy trilogy heavily inspired by the authors Malaysian upbringing. It features a lesbian romance, a royal brothel and a demon king which just ticks all the boxes for me! It’s also been compared to Laini Taylor’s books and though normally I don’t pay attention to comparisons I have to admit this one has got me very excited.
House of Glass by Susan Fletcher
Another Gothic mystery about a mansion, what can I say? I like what I like. A young lady is taxed with filling the green houses with planets but something about the house isn’t as it seems, something in lurking within. Doesn’t that just sound delicious.
The Binding by Bridget Collins
A story about a young man that becomes a book binder against his will in a world where books hold more than words, they hold people’s unwanted memories! When I first heard of this upcoming release I thought it sounded like one of the most ‘me’ books I’ve ever stumbled upon and I cant wait to read it!
The True Queen by Zen Cho
I adored Sorcerer to the Crown and have been waiting for this companion novel for a long time. For what I gather it follows a completely different set of characters, exploring a new part of her regency inspired fantasy world which just sounds brilliant.
When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll
Probably the book I am most excited for on this list! I fell in love with Carroll’s art when I read her graphic novel Through the Woods a couple of years ago and I’ve been longing for her to release more horror stories since. Finally next year my dreams will be answered! This sounds like it will be a sexually charge Gothic tale which just sounds like heaven.
What books are you looking forward to reading next year?