Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about upcoming releases that I’m on the fence about. These are all books that are being released in the next few months that sound like they could be pretty good, but I’m going to wait and see what other people think before I officially add them to my TBR.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte (February 26, 2019): The description of this book kind of reminds me of A Darker Shade of Magic, which is a book that’s been on my TBR forever. This book might hop onto my TBR depending on what people say about it and if I like A Darker Shade of Magic when I finally get around to reading it.
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (January 29, 2019): This book came out last week, but I decided to include it anyway because I’m not sure if I want to add it to my TBR. On one hand, I love Beauty and the Beast, on the other hand, I’m not great with actually reading retellings.
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith (March 5, 2019): This book is a debut and it sounds really good. It’s the first book in a trilogy, which means that I won’t be adding it to my TBR until the second or maybe until the third book is released. I hope this book gets good reviews because assassinations and forbidden magic sound pretty great.
The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson (February 19, 2019): This book sounds weird but in a good way. I have no idea if this book will ever end up on my TBR, but I’m looking forward to seeing what other readers think about it.
How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J. Goslee (April 23, 2019): This book features the fake dating trope, which is always enjoyable for me, but I don’t think this book will ever end up on my TBR. Unfortunately, it seems a little bit too YA for me, but we’ll see, books have a way of magically ending up on my list.
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen (July 30, 2019): I don’t know much about this book, but I do know that I love the cover. Unfortunately, this book falls into the same category as most YA fantasy for me, in that it sounds great, but I doubt I’ll ever get to it because fantasy is a genre I struggle with.
Romanov by Nadine Brandes (May 7, 2019): This book sounds amazing and it takes place during a fascinating time period. Of all of the books on this list, I think this one is the most likely to end up on my TBR. The only thing I’m not sure about is whether I like historical fantasy, but if the reviews are good, I might give this book a shot.
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (March 5, 2019): This book almost made it onto my TBR list, but then I noticed that the description mentions time travel, and I’m not too sure if that’s something I’m ready for.
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (February 26, 2019): I love the cover of this book and it features assassins and dragons, which is always a good sign. I wish I was better at reading fantasy because then I could read all of these wonderful sounding fantasy stories.
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (April 2, 2019): This book is the first book in a trilogy, which means that I won’t make a decision until the second or third book is out, but this book sounds like it has potential.
Are you looking forward to any of the books on this list? They all sound amazing, I just wish that I had the time to read all the books and that I was better at reading fantasy.