Most Anticipated Books of 2016


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Now that I’ve looked back at how my most anticipated stacked up to reality and what my favorite books overall for 2015 were, it is time to speculate about this year. So, without further ado, here’s the list of books I am most looking forward to in 2016.

These are in order from latest in the year releases to earliest.

Into the Fire (Night Prince, #4) by Jeanienne Frost

Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper

Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2) by Gail Carriger

Troublemaker by Linda Howard (this is nostalgic)

Allegiance of Honor (Psy-Changeling #15) by Nalini Singh

Night Shift(Midnight, Texas, #3) by Charlaine Harris

Til Death Do Us Part by Amanda Quick

White Tiger (Shifters Unbound #8) by Jennifer Ashley

The Undoing (Call of Crows, #2) by Shelly Laurenston

Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson, #9) by Patricia Briggs

Alliance: A Linesman Novel by S.K. Dunstall

Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb

These are established but do not have publication dates yet.

Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews

Wired (Buchanan-Renard, #13) by Julie Garwood (This one may or may not be coming out, and is another nostalgic author)

Untitled (Guild Hunter #9) by Nalini Singh

Undead and Untitled(Undead, #15) by Maryjanice Davidson (This is the series finale)

Rainshadow#5/Harmony#13 by Jayne Castle (DUST BUNNIES!!!)

I am sure that there are others that belong on this list that just haven’t been announced. But this is what I’ve got so far. And always there will be suprises. Plus, I’m jumping on a TBR Challenge that should be fun, so there’s plenty to be excited for this year.


Favorite Books of 2015


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So now that I’ve looked at how last year compared to my expectations, lets take a look at what I really loved and adored and was in raptures over. Since I am a re-reader, I am only going to feature things published in 2015. If you want to see my complete listing you can go here. These are categorized by my Goodreads rating for ease of use, and so may be a half star off my actual rating. A link means it was a surprise entry. And if there isn’t a link, it means I linked to it in yesterday’s post. And an “*” means I totally seriously recommend this to everyone and if you stand still too long I might accost you about it.

5 stars

Avion (Cyborgs: More Than Machines #7) by Eve Langlais

*Dark Horse by Michelle Diener

*Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

*Sweep In Peace by Ilona Andrews

*Breakout by Ann Aguirre

The Unleashing by Shelly Laurenston

Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh

*Luminous by A.E. Ash

*Linesman by S.K. Dunstall

4 stars

Fangs for the Memories by Molly Harper (some of my surprise was because I didn’t know it was coming)

Witch, Cat, and Cobb by J.K. Pendragon

Tempted by Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire #1) by Erin Kellison

The Resurrection Of Sam Sloan (Beyond #2.5) by Erin Quinn

Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb (didn’t know this one was coming out either)

A Tiger’s Bride by Eve Langlais

Midnight Fire by Lisa Marie Rice

Bear Attraction (Shifters Unbound #6.5) by Jennifer Ashley

Ether & Elephants by Cindy Spencer Pape

Bound by Flames by Jeanienne Frost

Prudence by Gail Carriger

Ice Moon by Lisa Kessler

Obsession in Death by J.D. Robb

The Last Time I Saw Her by Karen Robards

*Beyond Innocence by Kit Rocha

*Manners and Mutiny by Gail Carriger (this one gets a * for the series as a whole more so than the individual book)

Siren’s Call by Jayne Castle

The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands

*Way of the Serpent by Donna Birdwell

*Undead and Unforgiven by Maryjanice Davidson (but maybe wait until next year when the series finale comes out, or if you haven’t started the series yes-start now so you are ready for the series finale)

Midnight Secrets by Lisa Marie Rice

*Feel the Burn by G.A. Aiken

Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick

The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper

I think perhaps that I am still grading a little “lightly” particularly for my old nostalgic favorite authors, and I really wish that Goodreads allowed half stars for better ranking. But all in all, a rather sucessful reading year for me.