Ok, so this post is more than a month behind, because it’s meant to cover December, January, and February releases, but better late than never! I just started putting together a list of books I’m planning to pick up in the coming months and thought I’d just formalize it into a blog post!
How to Catch a Queen by Alyssa Cole (December 1)
I mean, obviously anything Alyssa Cole writes is going to be on my list of most anticipated books! I’m the worst, though, because I not only won an arc of How to Catch a Queen in a Goodreads giveaway, The Ripped Bodice sent me an arc as an apology for taking so long to ship one of my books. So I have two arcs AND a finished copy, and I still haven’t read it yet!! I have no idea why I haven’t picked this up yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing what Cole does with this new series.
The Princess and the Rogue by Kate Bateman (December 29)
Kate Bateman popped up on my radar with This Earl of Mine, which I enjoyed immensely. Unfortunately I didn’t love the sequel nearly as much, but I’m excited for the last member of this trio of Bow Street agents to get his romance in The Princess and the Rogue. With a princess, no less!
Pssst. I just posted a review of this one if you want to check it out here!
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews (January 12)
You had me at the words Ilona Andrews! I’m so obsessed with their writing, I’ll read anything they put out, so of course I was excited when I heard about Blood Heir! I really enjoyed the Kate Daniels books, so I think it’ll be awesome to return to that world and see how things are going several years after the conclusion of the main series. And it’ll be fun to see things from Julie’s point of view!
I have a review of this one up, too! You can read it here.
Winterkeep by Kristin Cashore (January 19)
Oh man. I’ve been avoiding a lot of the nostalgia bandwagon that’s been coming out lately (I talked about it in this post — I never did get around to reading the new Hunger Games book), but they got me with this one. I absolutely loved the Graceling books when I was in high school and college, and I think the way they’re written makes it easy to drop in and out of this world, so I’m very excited to see what Cashore has in store for us in Winterkeep!
The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan (February 9)
I’ve become a bigger and bigger fan of Courtney Milan’s as I’ve worked my way through her Brothers Sinister series, but The Duke Who Didn’t is what really solidified her as a favorite for me! So I can’t wait to see what she’s writing next. I know the last book or two in this series was pretty angsty, which isn’t always my thing, but The Devil Comes Courting such a cool setup (race to build a telegraph with a STEM heroine) and I really like this family, so I’m looking forward to it!
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas (February 16)
I mean, come on. I’m a massive Sarah J. Maas fan, so of course A Court of Silver Flames was going to show up on this list, especially since I just reread the ACOTAR series (though admittedly not in preparation of this release, I was just in the mood for them). I will say, I’m not the biggest fan of Nesta, especially after the A Court of Frost and Starlight novella, but I’m still looking forward to seeing her romance with Cassian play out, and I’m excited to see what Maas has in store for Prythian as a whole. There were a lot of loose threads at the end of ACOWAR that I need to follow up on!
I also want to mention Taking on the Billionaire by Robin Covington (December 1). I’m not much of a Harlequin reader, but I’m so excited that this features a Native protagonist written by a Native author. Native romances are next to impossible to find, so this is a big deal! I’m also looking forward to Waiting for a Scot Like You by Eva Leigh (February 23). I’ve really been enjoying this series and am excited for the remaining members of the Union of Rakes to get their HEAs.
What books are you most looking forward to this winter? Let me know in the comments!
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I’m reading My Fake Rake now and I’m actually so curious about the other books. Ultimately, I don’t think this one is totally working for me but I love the conceit of this series!
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It’s not quite a series that’s on my keeper shelf, but I’ve been enjoying it and am excited to see how it concludes!
You’re all going to convince me to read Graceling!
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I loved that series so much in high school/college! I reread the first one a few years ago and still really enjoyed it, though it’s definitely more YA than I tend to read these days. I hope you enjoy it if you pick it up!
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