The original TTT prompt calls for releases from new authors, but I’m not very up on what novels are coming out from debut authors (this is what I rely on Netgalley and the blogosphere for). So I’ve just gone for 10 2016 releases that I’m really looking forward to! As a lot of these books are sequels I’m not saying much in way of summary, but all the new release titles link to their Goodreads page in a new tab.
The PC Grant novels are so, so much fun. I’m really looking forward to seeing Peter back in London and of course to find out what’s going on with Lesley and The Faceless Man!
After the release of the final book of The Lunar Chronicles quartet, I think most MM fans will have set their sights on this one. I’m intrigued as to where this one might go as I’m getting Levana vibes about it.
I’m really looking forward to this one. I almost talked myself out of reading the first book in the series through fear that it wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But from my review here I think you can see that it managed to exceed them.
The first book in the series – City of stairs reviewed here – is one of the best books I have ever read. I’m very excited about the second book’s change in protagonist and hope that the next book continues this great combination of cracking humour, great plot, well-drawn characters and philosophy.
I never got around to finishing the Ryria Revelations – I really need to get round to this – but the books that I did read were great fun and I’m looking forward to seeing a new series from him.
A Thousand Nights (reviewed here) – but it was a masterclass in oral storytelling, female relationships and discovering your own power. Exit is a whole new kettle of fish. A Winter’s Tale inspired retelling following a star cheerleader in a small town after she is sexually assaulted. The reviews I’ve seen of this indicate that this is going to be a wonderful and very important book.
Another one I’m really looking forward. The Miniaturist is one of those books that really lives up to the hype. Burton’s writing style is wonderful and really savours words. I’m intrigued to see how this one is going to go.
I received an eARC of the first book in the series (The Deathsniffer’s Assistant pictured above and reviewed here) and it was a really good start to the series. McIntyre’s created a very unusual world here with flawed characters and an intriguing backstory. I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes next.
I’ve heard lots of good things about this, an unusual combination of Western/Middle Eastern mythology with a female sharpshooter protagonist. I’m intrigued!
Another new-to-me author that sounds like they have an intriguing concept. Namely a book touted as ‘The Night Circus meets Peaky Blinders’ – this sounds like it could be a lot of fun. A world where prohibition was brought in not to deal with alcohol but magic? Very interesting indeed.