Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The 2nd Half Of The Year

The next couple weeks on Broke and the Bookish, it’s all about new releases! Now, so far, I really haven’t looked too far ahead in the schedule, I think the most I’ve looked ahead is by two months, but not anymore. You guys, there are so many AMAZING releases set for the rest of the year! And one thing I noticed? The crazy number of YA fantasy novels and fairy tale retellings!

I really wanted to list them all, but here are my top ten for the months to come:

The House at the Edge of Night by Catherine Banner
July 12th

A beautiful and vast family saga set on an the enchanting island of Castellamare off the coast of Italy. Spanning nearly a century, the Esposito family will endure the passing of wars, a recession, and threats of fascism, strengthening their bond and testing their strength. (432 pages)

The Muse by Jessie Burton
July 26th

Tied by history and a painted mystery, The Muse reveals the story of two young women: a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London, and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain. Written by the author who brought us The Miniaturist, this might be one of my most anticipated release listed! (416 pages)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
August 2nd

I absolutely LOVE Blake Crouch – from Wayward Pines to Abandon, he is an amazing storyteller that keeps me guessing ’til the end! Abducted and awoken on a hospital gurney, Jason is thrown into an alternate reality. Or is he? (352 pages)

The Hike by Drew Magary
August 2nd

A strange and wonderful journey, a suburban family man takes the hike of his life while away in the wilds of Pennsylvania for business. “With no choice but to move forward, Ben finds himself falling deeper and deeper into a world of man-eating giants, bizarre demons, and colossal insects.” (288 pages)

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
August 9th

Wavy, neglected by her meth dealing father, is the responsible one in the family, trying her best to raise her little brother on her own. Her one escape: the stars, until one night, a fateful motorcycle accident yields a heartbreaking friendship and shocking love story between the young girl and an older man, one of her father’s cronies, “reminding us of all the ugly and wonderful things that life has to offer.” (352 pages)

The Ballroom by Anna Hope
September 6th

“Set over the heatwave summer of 1911, the end of the Edwardian era, THE BALLROOM is a tale of unlikely love and dangerous obsession, of madness and sanity, and of who gets to decide which is which.” A lover’s tale in the midst of an insane asylum, how intriguing! (320 pages)

Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter
September 20th

A Russian fairy tale retold in the magical land of Brooklyn, Vassa has one last gift from her late mother, a bit of light to see her through: the tough talking doll, Erg. Together, they’ll have to find their cunning to out-wit the dishonorable shop keeper in order to break the curse and save the neighborhood. (304 pages)

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna – Marie McLemore
October 4th

Both unique and curiously strange, Miel and Sam have been inseparable since childhood. Miel is a wonder, with roses growing from her wrist, while Sam is known for decorating the trees with his moons. With magical prose and fantastical story telling, When the Moon Was Ours is a true story of love and friendship as both decide how best to define themselves in a world of wickedness. (288 pages)

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
October 11th

Fourth in the Hogarth Shakespeare series, this is a retelling and continuation of The Tempest full of illusion and revenge, by Margaret Atwood! I can’t wait!! (224 pages)

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
November 8th

By the author of Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles), Heartless fills in the blanks on the infamous Queen of Hearts, a girl who just wanted to fall in love, and on her own terms. But, in a world of twists and tongues, fate is bound to fuddle the path to happiness, making for one of my most anticipated retellings of the year! (416 pages)

What releases are you most excited for!?

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