Hello and welcome to my most anticipated releases post for January. Already I struggled to pick a top five – and we’re only on the first month of the year! – as I fell in love with the blurbs of so many books. Fingers crossed that I actually get reading this year as I have a LOT on my TBR right now. Also Happy New Year to everyone for tomorrow (: I hope you all have a fantastic time!
Everyone expected the king’s daughter would inherit the throne. No one expected me.
It shouldn’t even be possible. I’m Nameless, a class of citizens so disrespected, we don’t even get names. Heck, dozens of us have been going missing for months and no one seems to care.
But there’s no denying the tattoo emblazoned on my arm. I am queen. In a palace where the corridors are more dangerous the streets, though, how could I possibly rule? And what will become of the Nameless if I don’t?
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg: women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.
Five centuries later, a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.
Enna knows to fear the mystings that roam the wildwood near her home. When one tries to kill her to obtain an enchanted stone, Enna takes a huge risk: fighting back with a mysting of her own.
Maekallus’s help isn’t free. His price? A kiss. One with the power to steal her soul. But their deal leaves Maekallus bound to the mortal realm, which begins eating him alive. Only Enna’s kiss, given willingly, can save him from immediate destruction. It’s a temporary salvation for Maekallus and a lingering doom for Enna. Part of her soul now burns bright inside Maekallus, making him feel for the first time.
Enna shares Maekallus’s suffering, but her small sacrifice won’t last long. If she and Maekallus can’t break the spell binding him to the mortal realm, Maekallus will be consumed completely—and Enna’s soul with him.
In the days of yore, he flew the skies and scorched angry mobs—now he hides from swamp tour boats and rises only with the greatest reluctance from his Laz-Z-Boy recliner. Laying low in the bayou, this once-magnificent fire breather has been reduced to lighting Marlboros with nose sparks, swilling Absolut in a Flashdance T-shirt, and binging Netflix in a fishing shack. For centuries, he struck fear in hearts far and wide as Wyvern, Lord Highfire of the Highfire Eyrie—now he goes by Vern. However…he has survived, unlike the rest. He is the last of his kind, the last dragon. Still, no amount of vodka can drown the loneliness in his molten core. Vern’s glory days are long gone. Or are they?
A canny Cajun swamp rat, young Everett “Squib” Moreau does what he can to survive, trying not to break the heart of his saintly single mother. He’s finally decided to work for a shady smuggler—but on his first night, he witnesses his boss murdered by a crooked constable.
Regence Hooke is not just a dirty cop, he’s a despicable human being—who happens to want Squib’s momma in the worst way. When Hooke goes after his hidden witness with a grenade launcher, Squib finds himself airlifted from certain death by…a dragon?
The swamp can make strange bedfellows, and rather than be fried alive so the dragon can keep his secret, Squib strikes a deal with the scaly apex predator. He can act as his go-between (aka familiar)—fetch his vodka, keep him company, etc.—in exchange for protection from Hooke. Soon the three of them are careening headlong toward a combustible confrontation. There’s about to be a fiery reckoning, in which either dragons finally go extinct—or Vern’s glory days are back.
Good things don’t happen to girls who come from nothing…unless they risk everything.
Fierce and ambitious, Aina Solis is as sharp as her blade and as mysterious as the blood magic she protects. After the murder of her parents, Aina takes a job as an assassin to survive and finds a new family in those like her: the unwanted and forgotten.
Her boss is brutal and cold, with a questionable sense of morality, but he provides a place for people with nowhere else to go. And makes sure they stay there.
DIAMOND CITY: built by magic, ruled by tyrants, and in desperate need of saving. It is a world full of dark forces and hidden agendas, old rivalries and lethal new enemies.
To claim a future for herself in a world that doesn’t want her to survive, Aina will have to win a game of murder and conspiracy—and risk losing everything.
♥ A Heart So Fierce And Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
♡ Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
♥ Shadowshaper: Legacy by Daniel José Older
♡ City Of Stone And Silence by Django Wexler
♥ The Night Country by Melissa Albert
♡ Chosen by Kiersten White
♥ One Of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus
♡ Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton
♥ A Longer Fall by Charlaine Harris
♡ The Conference Of The Birds by Ransom Riggs
♥ Beyond The Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer
♡ The Hand On The Wall by Maureen Johnson
♥ Bitter Falls by Rachel Caine
♡ Devil Darling Spy by Matt Killeen
♥ This Vicious Cure by Emily Suvada
♡ The Storm Of Life by Amy Rose Capetta
Other January Releases That I’m Looking Forward To:
♥ Scavenge The Stars by Tara Sim
♡ Woven In Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez
♥ A Throne Of Swans by Katharine & Elizabeth Corr
♡ Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
♥ Throw Like A Girl by Sarah Henning
♡ Grace Is Gone by Emily Elgar
♥ This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
♡ When Stars Are Bright by Amber R. Duell
♥ We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding
♡ You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley
♥ The God Game by Danny Tobey
♡ Moral Compass by Danielle Steel
♥ All We Left Behind by Danielle R. Graham
♡ The Perfect Mother by Caroline Mitchell
♥ Infinity Son by Adam Silvera
♡ The King’s Questioner by Nikki Katz
♥ Race To The Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse
♡ Lucky Caller by Emma Mills
♥ All The Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig & Karen White
♡ Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin
♥ Wife After Wife by Olivia Hayfield
♡ Spellhacker by M. K. England
♥ Ashlords by Scott Reintgen
♡ Layoverland by Gabby Noone
♥ Haven’t They Grown by Sophie Hannah
♡ A Queen In Hiding by Sarah Kozloff
♥ The Mystwick School Of Musicraft by Jessica Khoury
♡ The Other People by C.J. Tudor
♥ Follow Me by Kathleen Barber
♡ Cartier’s Hope by M.J. Rose
♥ The Frost Eater by Carol Beth Anderson
♡ The Two Lives Of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Wow that’s a lot of books! And I can already say that March has a lot more! But anyway I’m only currently up to date with one of the series that I’ve mentioned here (fingers crossed I’ll catch up on most of them by the end of the year). Other than my top five I think I’m most excited for The God Game, Foul Is Fair and The Perfect Mother so, with any luck, I’ll be getting a few of these books read soon! I also don’t think that the last two will actually be out this month but I’ve included them just in case Goodreads has the correct dates.
What are your most anticipated January releases? Have you read any of them yet; if so which would you most recommend? Let me know and, of course, I hope you all enjoy your reading.
Please note I’m currently on a semi-hiatus but I’ll be back sometime in January. After doing a lot of blog post planning I needed a bit of a break. But I’ll try to check in with comments a couple of times a week (probably after the first week in January as I would like a total blogging break over Christmas) and try to read other people’s posts fairly regularly so that I don’t totally fall behind.