Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for their Top Ten Tuesday meme. I’m changing the prompt a little, though, because I don’t think I know of enough debut novels for 2015. Instead, I’ll just be focusing on 2015 releases.
1) Black Dove White Raven by Elizabeth Wein: I’ve read Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire, both by Elizabeth Wein, and they were fantastic historical fiction novels. The stories and the characters became so real in my mind, and I’m sure it will be the same with with Black Dove White Raven. Besides, who can resist that title?
2) Frozen Hearts by Topaz Winters: This self-published book will be released soon. While many people can be dubious of the quality of a self-published book, I know that this book will be good because the writing that Topaz Winters posts on her blog is so lyrical and skillful. If you need convincing, just read her latest poem.
3) Fairest by Marissa Meyer: This book tells the back story of Levana, the nefarious villain in The Lunar Chronicles. While I’m sad that it pushed back the release date of Winter, I’m still really excited for it.
4) Winter by Marissa Meyer: This is the finale of The Lunar Chronicles. I’m so excited! I can’t wait to be immersed in Marissa Meyer’s intriguing sci-fi world once more. Too bad I have to wait until November.
5) Draven’s Light by Anne Elisabeth Stengl: Recently, I read Heartless, and I can say that it is one of the best books I’ve read. With its multi-dimensional characters, twisting plot, and inherent themes, it’s convinced me that some modern fantasy books are worth reading. This novella continues the Tales of Goldstone Wood. There isn’t a cover yet, but I’m actually participating in the cover reveal this January. Exciting!
6) Poison Crown by Anne Elisabeth Stengl: Once again, this book continues the Tales of Goldstone Wood series. It will also be the last book in the series for a while, as Anne Elisabeth Stengl is taking on a new series this year. Another thing that I love about her books is that she uses the omniscient narrative so skillfully, and I’m sure that Poison Crown will not disappoint.
7) Listen, Slowly by Thanha Lai: I loved reading Inside Out and Back Again, also by Thanha Lai. It was a beautiful historical fiction story told in verse. Listen, Slowly also has elements of history in it as well.
8) A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas: A Court of Thorns and Roses is a fairytale retelling! Need I say more? I think not. It’s also written by Sarah J. Mass, an author of which I’ve heard great things.
9) Five Enchanted Roses by (Authors Unknown As of Now): Five Enchanted Roses will be a collection of five different fairytale retellings of the Beauty and the Beast, all by different authors, and, judging by the last collection from Rooglewood Press, all different genres. The authors are not known yet because it’s actually a contest and the judging is going on right now. I wasn’t able to enter the contest, but I’m excited to see who wins.
10) And now, I’ll leave the tenth book to you. What book (or books, because we’re all indecisive here) are you most anticipating in 2015?