Today is an exciting Tuesday because it’s my first time participating in Top Ten Tuesday on this blog! Woo! Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and the topics can be found here. This weeks topic is Top Ten 2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn’t. Unfortunately, this topic really speaks to me because there were so many books that I was really excited for and even preordered but I didn’t get around to them for whatever reason, so let’s get into it.
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.
This was probably my most anticipated book of the year. I had already read the other four books and absolutely loved them and the ending of Heir of Fire promised so much action and intensity for QoS. I did start this book and got about 20% of the way through and set it down because of the drastic characterization changes to a certain character. I know, I’m pathetic. I still really want to get to this though and see where the story goes.
The Rose Society by Marie Lu.
I really liked how dark The Young Elites was and the ending was so intense so I expected to pick this up right away, but that just didn’t happen. Honestly, I don’t even know why.
Stand-Off by Andrew Smith.
I read Winger about a month before Stand-Off came out and absolutely LOVED it, so I was anxious to see where Ryan Dean West’s story was going to go, but again, I just didn’t feel like picking it up.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.
This was probably one of the most hyped books of the year because it was marketed as a young adult, fantasy, standalone and I was on board! However, before I got around to picking it up, they announced that there was going to be a sequel. I basically didn’t read this book out of spite in all honesty.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas.
2015 was definitely the year that I neglected Sarah J. Maas. Yikes. What more could someone ask for than a Beauty and the Beast retelling, but more mature?? I think the mixed reviews is what made me forget about this book.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.
I love Rainbow Rowell’s writing so much, but I honestly wasn’t that excited when she announced that her next book was going to be about Simon and Baz. The fanfiction parts of Fangirl were my least favorite parts of the book, but I bought this because it’s apparently Harry Potter-esque.
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
I still haven’t read anything by Victoria Schwab and this honestly sounded like the perfect place to start, but I didn’t read as much fantasy last year as I usually do.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan.
Honestly, this was my chance to read Rick’s books as they came out because I was really late to the game with Percy Jackson and I still haven’t caught up with The Heroes of Olympus, but I kept telling myself that I should finish the HoO series before starting a new one and that just didn’t happen.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh.
This was another book that had a lot of hype surrounding, so I decided to wait for the hype to kind of die down, but when the hype did die down, I wasn’t in the mood for it.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley.
Simply a cover buy, but I’m really hoping that its contents are as beautiful as its packaging.