28 Oct 2015

Top 5 Most Anticipated Reads (of What's Left of) 2015:

2015 is almost at an end, but there are still some pretty fantastic books due to be released soon! Here are the top five on my list:

Winter by Marissa Meyer - Set to release November 10th.
I only read Cinder at the beginning of this year, but I was automatically hooked and quickly moved on to Scarlet, Cress, and Fairest. I cannot wait for the next installment of this amazing series. Let's face it, who isn't excited for this amazing book?????
Synopsis: Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.
Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.
Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

The Game of Lives by James Dashner - Set to release November 17th.
I really enjoyed the first book of this series (The Mortality Doctrine) but was incredibly disappointed in the second book, I'm hoping The Game of Lives will help redeem the series. I was, and am, a HUGE fan of The Maze Runner series and I'm really hoping to fall back in love with Dashner's writing.
Synopsis: Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life.
The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine—Kaine’s master plan—has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box—if Michael can figure out who his friends really are. 

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young - Set to release November 3rd.
I haven't heard much about this book, but the synopsis has me intrigued! Who doesn't like a creepy hotel novel?
Synopsis: Stay Tonight. Stay Forever.
When Audrey Casella arrives for an unplanned stay at the grand Hotel Ruby, she’s grateful for the detour. Just months after their mother’s death, Audrey and her brother, Daniel, are on their way to live with their grandmother, dumped on the doorstep of a DNA-matched stranger because their father is drowning in his grief.
Audrey and her family only plan to stay the night, but life in the Ruby can be intoxicating, extending their stay as it provides endless distractions—including handsome guest Elias Lange, who sends Audrey’s pulse racing. However, the hotel proves to be as strange as it is beautiful. Nightly fancy affairs in the ballroom are invitation only, and Audrey seems to be the one guest who doesn't have an invite. Instead, she joins the hotel staff on the rooftop, catching whispers about the hotel’s dark past.
The more Audrey learns about the new people she's met, the more her curiosity grows. She’s torn in different directions—the pull of her past with its overwhelming loss, the promise of a future that holds little joy, and an in-between life in a place that is so much more than it seems…
Welcome to the Ruby.

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick - Set to release November 10th.
I couldn't really get into the Hush, Hush series, but this book seems to be right up my alley! I watch a heck of a lot of crime TV (Criminal Minds, Elementary, Sherlock, The Mentalist, etc. As well as some real life crime shows, which are usually hilarious) so I'm really interested to see if I will enjoy this (what I'm assuming is a) stand-alone novel.
Synopsis: A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.
Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.
After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.
But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.
As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett - Set to release November 3rd.
Okay, so this book doesn't exactly fall in line with my other choices BUT sometimes a girl just needs to read a quirky, young adult romance novel to help make the world seem a bit better. So this cutesy looking read is definitely ending up on my TBR!
Synopsis: Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she's spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Leonardo da Vinci’s footsteps, she's ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.
Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart?

Okay, that's it! Which books coming out before the end of 2015 are you most looking forward to? Are there any on my list you think you'd be interested in or wouldn't be? Don't forget to leave a comment down below and to subscribe!


  1. I am so excited for Winter! I hadn't heard of any of the others, but I'm off to check them out (and increase my TBR!)

  2. I can't wait for Winter and Dangerous Lies. I haven't read the Hush, hush Saga but I heard a lot about this book. It sounds so interesting!
    The last one you mentioned sounds cool, too.

  3. I'm also really looking forward to Hotel Ruby! I haven't heard much about it either but it sounds so interesting to me!