After several years of writing about books on the Internet, I’ve finally started paying attention to things like release dates. 🙂 I’m not entirely sure this is a good thing, however, since knowing a book’s pub date only increases that impatient, anxious, “NEED BOOK NOW!” feeling. But I can’t seem to help myself, so here are 10 books with 2015 release dates that I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on:
1. Lauren Willig, The Lure of the Moonflower — I’ve been a fan of the Pink Carnation series since the very beginning, and the twelfth and final book is coming out this summer! I can’t wait to (finally!) read Jane’s story! Release date is August 4.
2. Ellie Marney, Every Word — I preordered this sequel pretty much as soon as I finished Every Breath! Mycroft and Watts make a great crime-solving duo, and Mycroft in particular practically leaps off the page! Release date (U.K./Australia version) is August 13; the U.S. hardcover will follow on September 8.
3. Kristan Higgins, If You Only Knew — Kristan Higgins is one of my auto-buy authors, so I definitely won’t be missing her latest romance…although this one looks like it has a healthy dose of family drama as well. I’ll be interested to see how it compares to her previous work! Release date is August 25.
4. Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Lady of Magick — This is the sequel to The Midnight Queen, which I really enjoyed. I hope some of the loose threads from the first book will be resolved here! Release date is September 1.
5. Seanan McGuire, A Red-Rose Chain — This is another series I’ve been following since the beginning, and the last book (The Winter Long) had some pretty huge plot twists, so I can’t wait to see where things go from here! Release date is September 1.
6. Kate Beaton, Step Aside, Pops — I don’t read many webcomics, but I LOVE Kate Beaton, and if you’re not reading Hark! A Vagrant, YOU SHOULD BE. This book is a collection of her comics from the site, probably with a few new ones mixed in. Release date is September 15.
7. William Ritter, Beastly Bones — This is the sequel to Jackaby, which was a very pleasant surprise when I read it last year. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more about the intrepid Abigail Rook and her mysterious employer, R.F. Jackaby. Release date is September 22.
8. Rainbow Rowell, Carry On — It’s no secret that I LOVE Rainbow Rowell, but I’m actually pretty nervous about Carry On. It’s a novel about Simon Snow, the fictional Harry Potter-esque character about whom Cath was writing in Fangirl. I’m concerned — and I will probably post something closer to the release date detailing WHY I’m concerned — but I’m also very curious! So I’ll definitely be reading the book when it comes out; release date is October 6.
9. Emma Mills, First and Then — The Goodreads description of this book calls it “Pride and Prejudice meets Friday Night Lights.” SOLD! Plus, the cover is completely adorable. 🙂 Release date is October 13.
10. Charles Finch, Home by Nightfall — Yet another series installment! I very much enjoy these Victorian-set mysteries featuring gentleman-detective Charles Finch. This latest one will be released on November 10.