Anticipated Upcoming 2015 Releases


Afterlight by Rebecca Lim
June 24th 2015
A YA paranormal from veteran author Rebecca Lim, about grief, friendship and romance ft. one of the loveliest covers ever.

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
June 22nd 2015
I'd be all over this for that beautiful cover even if it didn't sound like the most haunting read of the year. I just received an Advanced Reader Copy, so I'll be reading and reviewing this one within the next week!

Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (Percy Jackson companion) by Rick Riordan
August 18th 2015
Riordan's compilations of Greco-Roman myths told in the voice of Percy Jackson are fun, but what I adore the most are the beautiful full cover illustrations. I'm really sorry, Australian marketplace, it isn't often that I go for international editions over the Australian ones, but I do order these ones in for the illustrations. (I did buy an Aussie edition for the book shelf at the childcare centre I work at though, I promise!)

Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray
August 25th 2015
If you're not reading this intricate, detailed historical paranormal series, you ought to be. I'm happy for Libba Bray to take a bit longer to bring out a new book than some of her colleagues, because the extra time she takes to research really shows in the quality of her work.

        

Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
September 3rd 2015
I suspect this YA contemporary about rape culture will turn out to be essential reading for young women.

Under the Flame Tree by Karen Wood
September 2015
The 14-year-old McLeod's Daughters fan in me is so excited as for this Aussie country YA romance. Plus, I'm predisposed to gravitate toward any reference to a flame tree (do you rememberrrrrr nothing stopped us in the fiiiiiieeellllddd in our daaaaaaayyy?)

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
October 6th 2015
Everything about the premise of Rick Riordan's new Norse myth series is completely formulaic and I couldn't care less. Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus give me so much joy, and I will continue to throw my money at this man for many years to come.

        

Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
October 20th 2015
I was unimpressed with Kaufman's These Broken Stars in the truest sense of the word: it left no impression. That seems to be an unpopular opinion, and I am definitely open to a reread. I'm particularly intrigued by the format of Illuminae -- 'a dossier of hacked documents', Goodreads tells me.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
November 10th 2015
This series reminded me how much I loved fairytales as a teenager after several yeras away from these familiar plots and tropes. I'm in desperate need of a Lunar Chronicles reread before the release of the fourth in this futuristic sci-fi fairytale series, based on Snow White.

Soundless by Richelle Mead
November 10th 2015
I'm very intrigued by the Chinese folklore basis of this new fantasy set in a remote mountain village where no-one has spoken in generation.

        


What upcoming releases are you excited about for the rest of 2015?

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  1. Under The Flame Tree was one of my runner-up choices, for the same reasons as you! I thought I recognised the author - I've seen Jumping Fences in Dymocks before, so I must remember to see if my library has it and give it a go before UtFT's release in Sept. Also very interested in Asking For It, chucking it on my GR want-reads now! - Rachel

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    1. I've just noticed that Jumping Fences is on my library's Overdrive so if I can ever work out how to log in without an error message showing I'll try to get to the ebook soon! Asking For It does sound really good; everyone at Hachette is just raving about it.

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