The trouble with writers is that…they keep writing.
I am never ever ever going to catch up. NEVER. It’s rather disheartening, especially considering I plan to read more older than newer books this year.
But pft, let’s forget those plans. Let us look at the new little shiny books being cooked this year and which ones I wish to eat as soon as I can get my clammy paws on them.
This Week’s Prompt: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for 2015
1. Lock & Mori by Heather Petty
Besides being endlessly obsessed with all things Sherlock, I want to read this book for one reason: FEMALE MORIARTY. Absolutely nothing can compete with this book in pure awesome right now.
OKAY, okay, Moriarty…I lied. Something can compete with the awesome of Lock and Mori…
2. Ink And Ashes by Valynne E. Meatani
All you need to know is: Japanese Mafia. Nothing matters after that, AM I RIGHT?! Also, I fully blame Emily for showcasing this on her blog and therefore also adding it to my endless TBR. That’s what friends are for. We must all band together and make sure we NEVER COMPLETE OUR PILE OF TO-BE-READS! HUZZAH!
Let me pause for breath. I blame the sporadic bouts of shouting on Moriarty. (If you’ve seen any episodes of BBC’s Sherlock, you’ll understand this reference.)
3. An Ember In the Ashes by
I wanted to read this one because it has a pretty cover. But then I took a little blink at the pitch…
Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom.
This sounds fabulous. Although Rome is getting a little cliche in YA, I’m a million percent curious just because of an “orphan” fighting for her “family”. How is this?!
4. Please Don’t Tell by Laura Tims
Basically this book is about murder and twin sisters. I don’t think the twins sisters kill each other, but, honestly? Anything’s possible.
Also the author is like 2 years old than me, so that is admirable.
5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
This one is about a girl who’s allergic to the entire world. Which would be awkward and annoying and painful. I have a lot of allergies too so this automatically intrigues me.
Plus, isn’t that cover just amazing and beautiful?!
6. Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein
Genies are awesome. But I have a special interest in this book because I remember it from a pitch contest on Miss Snark’s blog! So I actually watched this book go from blurb to agented to, later, announcement of a book deal.
I’m invested! I’m cheering for this author!
7. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Okay, I admit. I’m a little bitter about this one, because, after reading Shadow Spinner as a kid, it was my dream to write a Shahrzad retelling of my own. And look. Someone went and did it first.
So yes, let me pout for 2.3 seconds but then LET ME READ THIS GLORIOUS CREATION!
8. It’s A Wonderful Death by Sarah J Schmitt
Did you just say Death wears a Hawaiian shirt? Sign me up. Like, right now.
The blurb says it includes distracted grim reapers, over-zealous archangels, and a spoilt narrator.
I think I’ve found true love.
9. Becoming Darkness by Lindsay Brambles
I literally know NOTHING about this book. I haven’t seen the cover. I haven’t heard of it until i was randomly googling. I don’t know anyone who’s read it.
But listen to the pitch:
The book is set in a parallel world where “things took a different turn in WWII” and Hitler is still alive and in power.
Yes, I will take this with a sidedish of screaming.
10. The Sin Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
Yes the cover is pretty, but for once it’s actually the blurb that screamed, “I am delicious. Eat me.”
Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.
She’s the executioner.
Killing people you touch is totally going to put a dampner on any relationships. Let me read it.
As you can see, I need these debuts of 2015.
Goodbye to my goals of reading mostly old books this year. I’m a goner. And I’m really proud of me for wanting to read most of these books based on BLURB and not covers! I’m notorious for being a cover-judger and it’s unfair on the authors. So, tea and cake with Moriarty for me for me!
obviously i want you to help my tbr to grow to ginormous proportions. what 2015 debuts are you excited for?! and link me up to your ttt posts so i may find MORE books. anything on my list you hadn’t heard of yet?!
Cait’s goodreads to-read shelf contains only about 830+ books. No biggie, right? Currently she’s on an expedition to find the fountain of youth so she can survive to read all these books. When not fountaining, she’s reading The Bane Chronicles and giggling because Magnus just fell in love with a plate. She supports this.