Top 10 Tuesday

T10T: Books I’d Cuddle a Nazgûl to Get Early

May 1, 2018


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s prompt was actually Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early, but I don’t want to kill anything, and besides, cuddling a Nazgûl sounds hella scary. Anyways, here are 10 upcoming releases I’m super excited for, in order of release dates!

NOTE: These definitely aren’t ALL of my most anticipated upcoming releases — just the ones that I don’t have ARCs of!


1. Bright We Burn — Kiersten White
The finale to one of my very favorite trilogies (which, sadly, I have not been approved for an ARC of yet, but I’m still holding out hope!). I’m absolutely excited and terrified to see this story come to an end.
Releasing: July 10, 2018

2. City of Ghosts — Victoria Schwab
I’m so excited for Victoria’s upcoming MG release! Sad story about this one: when I met her a few weeks ago, she had ONE ARC with her and I was literally a millisecond away from being the person who got it. Heartbreak for life, man.
Releasing: August 28, 2018

3. The Storm Runner — J.C. Cervantes
To be fair, I’m excited about all of the books that have been announced for the Rick Riordan Presents imprint so far, but this is the one I’m most looking forward to: an urban fantasy about a disabled child who has to enter a war with the gods… to save his dog. Yes, hello, please sign me up for the feels. ♥
Releases: September 18, 2018

4. The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein — Kiersten White
Another Kiersten White release! (Don’t laugh, there were almost 3 on this list.) I love anything to do with Frankenstein, anyways, and I know that Kiersten will do this hist-fic retelling its due honor, especially since she’s a bit of a Mary Shelley fiend.
Releases: September 25, 2018

5. (Don’t) Call Me Crazy — edited by Kelly Jensen
This is an upcoming YA nonfic collection about mental health, and there are some real gems on the author list, but what really sold me on it was Victoria Schwab’s contribution, which she told me at her signing event was one of the things she’s most proud of in her writing career. That alone could have sold me on it no matter what!
Releases: October 2, 2018


6. Blanca & Roja — Anna-Marie McLemore
I loved Wild Beauty so much that it honestly put Anna-Marie on my auto buy list immediately, and this sounds so gorgeous and queer and wonderful. Plus, the rep in this book? One of the sisters is queer, one of the boys has a disability, and one of the characters is non-binary. ♥ I love how unapologetically diverse her books are.
Releases: October 9, 2018

7. Dear Heartbreak — edited by Heather Demetrios
First of all, the author lineup for this anthology is incredible. Second, it’s a book in which the editor had real teens send in stories of abuse, heartbreak, cheating, etc., and then the authors write short stories to “answer” those letters. It just sounds like such an incredibly unique, heavy, and authentic take on the topic.
Releases: December 18, 2018

8. The Wicked King — Holly Black
As the follow-up to The Cruel Prince (which you can read my review of here), I’m sure this one is going to be on a lot of this week’s lists! I don’t think I was the #1 fan of TCP, but I did 5-star it, and I do genuinely believe that TWK is going to be even better for me. ♥
Releases: January 8, 2019

9. King of Scars — Leigh Bardugo
Honestly, before I even met Nikolai Lantsov, I was excited about this just because his character is so widely loved, but now that I’ve read the Grisha trilogy? I NEED IT NOW. ♥ I honestly would be fine with a 9-book series on this cinnamon roll.
Releases: February 5, 2019

10. On the Come Up — Angie Thomas
I’ll be 100% honest: the synopsis for this one doesn’t attract my interest nearly as much as The Hate U Give‘s did. That said, Angie is such an incredible author and I loved her debut so much that I’d be silly not to be excited for this one, too!
Releases: February ???, 2019

What upcoming 2018/2019 releases are you most excited for?


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  • Reply meltotheany May 1, 2018 at 12:09 am

    “People are on it tonight!” LMAO – GIRL! <3 I love you! Amazing list, babe!

  • Reply Rissi May 1, 2018 at 12:11 am

    I almost added “The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein” because it does sound interesting… but since the genre is one I don’t read much of, then I kind of forgot about the book in final post editing stages.Who knows, perhaps I’ll still pick it up when the time comes! 🙂
    Happy reading. 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:34 am

      That’s understandable! You could always wait and see what kinds of reviews it gets – I do that sometimes when I’m just not sure about an upcoming release. 🙂 Thank you, you too!

  • Reply Kay Wisteria May 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

    The Wicked King is on my list FOR SURE! Can’t wait!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:34 am

      Right?! Like… I need it to get here already! I can’t believe it’s almost a year away still.

  • Reply ChrissiReads May 1, 2018 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for putting Don’t Call Me Crazy on my radar. I want to read that now.

  • Reply Tamika @paperback & flick chick May 1, 2018 at 12:53 am

    I can not wait for The wicked King and King of scars. great list! 🙂

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:34 am

      They’re both gonna be SO GOOD, and those covers… *dreamy sigh!* Thank you, Tamika! ♥

  • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall May 1, 2018 at 2:18 am

    I love what you titled this post! ?
    I’m also dying to read King of Scars and the Wicked King! I flipped out slightly when I saw the cover reveal for the former, earlier today.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:35 am

      Bahaha you were the first person to comment on the title and it legit made me SO DAMN HAPPY!
      Dude, that KoS cover gave me all the feels. ALL OF THEM. I’m so pumped and ready for it.

      • Reply Kelly | Another Book in the Wall May 2, 2018 at 1:51 am

        I was scrolling through my feed and saw that title, and immediately thought, “That is beautiful. Someone needs a high five.” ?
        I love the cover so much! I’m obsessed! Ugh, I need the book already! I can’t stand the wait!!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 2:01 am

          LMAO. High five accepted. 😉
          I knooooow! So many good upcoming releases and we just are somehow expected to sit here patiently waiting? UGH.

  • Reply fictionologyst May 1, 2018 at 3:32 am

    City of Ghost and Storm Runner, yassss!!!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:36 am

      They both sound soooo good, for real. Honestly… first of all, I need more GOOD middle grade books in my life, and second of all, I’m so excited for the Rick Riordan Presents imprint and everything it’s doing right now. ♥

      • Reply fictionologyst May 2, 2018 at 6:54 am

        I’m a big fans of Rick Riordan, I’ll buy anything with Rick Riordan name on it!!! I always recommend Nevermoor to everyone who wants to read MG book! It’s so good!! Have you read it?

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm

          Hahaha yes, I’m getting to that point, too, with Rick! And no, I haven’t, but I hear really good things – I’ll have to add it to my wishlist! Thank you!

          • fictionologyst May 8, 2018 at 11:47 pm

            You have to, because the book is so amazing! You’re welcome!

  • Reply lindseyhabets May 1, 2018 at 4:17 am

    A 9-book series about Nikolai Lansov does not sound bad AT ALL. I’d read every single one of them and I’d still want more 🙂 So looking forward to City of Ghosts and The Wicked King too! Also, love your post title 😉

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:37 am

      RIGHT? And you KNOW you’d be entertained and laughing and having all the feels through all 9 books and then some! Bahaha thank you 😀 I was hoping people would get a kick out of it!

  • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress May 1, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Amazing picks! I can’t wait for City of Ghost (and Vengeful omg can you believe it’s coming out this year??!!), The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (how could I not know about this book earlier??), King of Scars, and The Wicked King!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:38 am

      Shamefully, I still have to read Vicious!! I don’t even own it yet but I really need to get it because I hear SUCH good things about it and I’m sure Vengeful will be amazing too (like everything Victoria touches!). And doesn’t Dark Descent sound so cool?! Idk if you know this, but that same author is also releasing a book next year called Slayer that’s going to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff!

      • Reply tasya @ the literary huntress May 2, 2018 at 5:43 am

        I might be the last person on the universe who never seen/read Buffy xD I need to get to it soon then!

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:24 pm

          Oh woooow! It’s so good! I mean, I dunno how much of that is my nostalgia speaking, since I grew up watching the show with my aunt, but I think it’s really worth checking out! 🙂

  • Reply Lin May 1, 2018 at 8:36 am

    (Something about kings….hmmmmm)
    I’m super excited for Kingdom of Ash by SJM in October ^.^
    This is an amazing list!
    Happy Reading!

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:39 am

      Bahaha yesss, give us all of the amazing king-ish books! Oh, I’m working on catching up with the TOG series right now. I was a very late bloomer for that one – I bought the first 6 books last January, and bought ToD on its release day last year, but decided to put all of them off until it was close enough that I could kind of marathon them right before the finale haha! So I’m reading one book a month and so far I’ve only read Assassin’s Blade and TOG, but I’m loving the series so much that I’m definitely gonna preorder KoA. 🙂
      Thank you, and happy reading to you too! ♥

      • Reply Lin May 2, 2018 at 8:03 am

        YEEEESS! When I bought the ToG series, I didn’t research it so I was all, “Oh Yeah! I bought all 5 books, I’m gonna binge this series!”….. then I finished Empire of Storms and was like Waaiiiiiittt, THIS ISN’T THE LAST ONE!!!!! AHHHHHH!! and then I cried…. a lot..
        I’m gonna re-read them, leading up to the finale as well <3

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:25 pm

          Bahahah ohhh nooooo! If it makes you feel any better, I almost did the same thing! I thought EoS was supposed to be the next-to-last book and that the one coming out last fall would be the last one, so I was like, “Okay, I won’t have long to wait!” Then I learned it wasn’t finishing until THIS fall and I went NOPE! lol!

  • Reply Lauren Becker May 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Dear Heartbreak sounds really interesting. I also want to read (Don’t) Call Me Crazy.

  • Reply Barb (boxermommyreads) May 1, 2018 at 9:22 am

    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein ended up on my list as well. I really want to read City of Ghosts too. Great list you have here!

  • Reply Poinsettia May 1, 2018 at 9:40 am

    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein sounds very dark, but intriguing. I might have to look into that when it comes out. Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:44 am

      It definitely does! I love hist-fic retellings or “alternate history” so I’m stoked for it. I’ll have to check your list out as well – thanks!

  • Reply booksandblends May 1, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Great list! The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is on mine as well! I cant’ wait to read it, and of course The Wicked King.

  • Reply acourtofcrownsandquills May 1, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Ahhhhh your story about missing out on the City of Ghosts arc makes me so sad! ?? Loved your list, Destiny! We definitely have a few anticipated releases in common! ❤️?

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:46 am

      Oh my gosh, right? I was in a little bit of a funk all afternoon over missing the ARC! 🙁 Oh well – at least it comes out in a couple of months and I was able to preorder it so I know I won’t have to wait TOO long. Thank you, Amy! ♥♥ Haha yesss, anticipated-release-twinsies!

  • Reply justonemorepaige May 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Hahaha to echo some of the other comments – I love your “rename” of this post. 🙂

  • Reply Ally Writes Things May 1, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I totally agree about On the Come Up! I’m not as sold on it as I was for THUG, but I’ll probably read anything Angie Thomas writes

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:54 am

      My thoughts exactly!! Like… let’s be real, she could be like “I’m writing a 700 page novel about Big Mav going grocery shopping” and I’d be like, *cracks knuckles* LET’S DO THIS ANGIE! Lol!

  • Reply epkwrsmith May 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein is on my list as well. Give me anything and all things Frankenstein!

  • Reply iloveheartlandx May 1, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    City of Ghosts was on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:56 am

      Yay, I love seeing other people get hyped for the books I’m hyped about, too! 😀 I’ll go check your post out too!

  • Reply Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense May 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t wait for Blanca & Roja. Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my auto-buy authors as well. Her writing is so beautiful and I fall in love with it again and again with each book.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:58 am

      She’s so incredible, isn’t she? I keep meaning to read her pre-WB titles, but I loved Wild Beauty so much that I think part of me is worried I won’t love the other books as much, even though logically, I’m pretty sure I will. Did you hear about the announcement of her upcoming collaboration with Tehlor Kay Mejia?

      • Reply Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense May 2, 2018 at 11:40 pm

        I love Wild Beauty, but I think her novel When the Moon Was Ours is even better. Just in case you can’t decide which of the previous ones to pick up first. I did hear! You just reminded me that I need to see if it’s on Goodreads yet, so I can add it to the TBR.

        • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:58 pm

          Ooooh, yay! I have that one! Weight of Feathers, I still have to buy, though. Thank you! 😀

  • Reply anovelglimpse May 1, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I hope you don’t have to do any cuddling and these just magically end up at your door.

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 2, 2018 at 1:59 am

      LMAO, you and me both! I mean, I know I said I’d do it, but… it really doesn’t sound pleasant. 😛

  • Reply flippingthruthepages May 2, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Amazing list Destiny! King od Scars and On the Come up is like on everyone’s list today 😀 All of these books have such beautiful covers. I hope you get to read all of these soon and love them 🙂
    My TTT:

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you! Yesss, they’re both gonna be so good. 🙂 I’ll check yours out, too! (Sorry for the late reply!)

  • Reply Flavia May 2, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I agree with so many of these! Ahhhhh!

  • Reply emmareadstoomuch May 2, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    oh god yes king of scars

    • Reply Destiny @ Howling Libraries May 7, 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Rightttt? I just… need it right this moment. I finished Crooked Kingdom a few hours ago and I feel this complete and total emptiness in the spot where my soul would go (if I had one)

  • Reply Katrina Southern May 4, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I want to read King Of Scars SO MUCH!
    Here’s my TTT 🙂

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