Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

The most anticipated lists are some of my favourite to browse, so I hope to get around as many blogs as possible. I can never keep this list to just ten, so you’re getting twenty from me.

Links go to Goodreads or blog reviews (if they exist), or you can check them out on bookshop dot org (affiliate link) and * indicates that I’ve received a review copy, so I guess I can stop anticipating and just get on and read them, right?

January

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

After finishing the ToG series, and not liking her other one, I was all ready to give up on Sarah J. Maas, but somehow Bryce and Athalar won me over and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.

February

What Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher

At this point, T. Kingfisher has become an auto-buy author, even though I’m not caught up with her backlist yet. I’ve no idea what this follow up to What Moves the Dead is about. Moths instead of mushrooms, perhaps?

Red Side Story by Jasper Fforde

Finally! We’ve been waiting for this sequel to Shades of Grey for so long, and the publication date kept getting pushed…but now I think it is actually happening?!

A Tempest of Tea by Hafsah Faizal

Tearoom by day, vampire bloodhouse at night, plus heist story, I was excited about this years ago and have been eagerly awaiting its release!

Sunbringer by Hannah Kaner*

Sequel to the excellent Godkiller.

 

 

March

The Good, the Bad, and the Aunties by Jesse Sutanto*

I hope this will be as funny as Dial A for Aunties, but I’m sure it will be entertaining either way.

Floating Hotel by Grace Curtis

Stick the worlds “hotel in space” on a book and I’ll want to read it. I don’t know why.

Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

I can’t pass up a dark academia story, and her debut was so strong, I’m intrigued to see what Faridah does next.

 

April

The Dead Cat Tail Assassins by P. Djèlí Clark

They’re not cats, they don’t have tails, but they are dead. How could I not want to know more?

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

Standalone historical fantasy set during the Spanish Inquisition is something I’d read even if it wasn’t by Leigh Bardugo. And what’s with the creepy sleeve scorpion? Can’t wait to find out.

Your Blood, My Bones by Kelly Andrew*

This sounds so dark, and I enjoyed her debut The Whispering Dark.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall*

Magical, underwater, academia in epistolary format.

Burning Crowns by Catherine Doyle + Katherine Webber

I’ve grown a bit weary of a lot of YA fantasy but this trilogy has been a surprising hit. I think it has fun with tropes rather than being dragged down by them.

Funny Story by Emily Henry

I’m a convert to Emily Henry, I’ve loved all her books so far.

 

May

Not for the Faint of Heart by Lex Croucher

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love was a surprised read for me last year, it was so cute. When I saw this Robin Hood inspired story, it went straight on my wishlist.

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

I was a bit disappointed in Stuart’s previous book but the premise of his latest has caught my attention. A fog has wiped out most of the world, with some survivors living on an island, but there’s been a murder, everyone’s memory has been wiped and they’ve only got 92 hours to solve it.

Elusive by Genevieve Cogman

The sequel to Scarlet, set during the French Revolution, but with vampires.

Lost Ark Dreaming by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Set in partially submerged skyscrapers off the West Coast of Africa, this cli-fi explores class divisions at the end of the world.

 

June

Mirrored Heavens by Rebecca Roanhorse

I can’t see any sign of this getting a UK release in June, so I don’t know how long I’ll have to wait to conclude this trilogy.

Private Rites by Julia Armfield

Another watery tale from the author of Our Wives Under the Sea, this time set in a future where the rain never stops. I can relate.