Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Most Anticipated Reads of 2016


The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch (August. Maybe. I think).

I think this is coming out in the summer? I mean, I hope!    I MEAN I AM DYING!  The wait between Red Seas under Red Skies and The Republic of Thieves  was SO LONG so I am hoping that 2016 sees me hanging out with Locke and Jean!

A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn  (September)

Veronica Speedwell and Stoker are back

A Time of Fog and Fire by Rhys Bowen  (March )
MOLLY MURPHY! I love her. Her husband Daniel drives me batty. Whatever.  Apparently Molly goes to San Francisco!

Flickers by Arthur Slade (August)

Honestly, it's been too long since I read a new Slade.  He's by far my favourite YA author in the world and I believe this book draws on his penchant for horror and spooks and things-that-go-bump-in-the-night

The Bridge of the Assassins by Arturo Perez-Reverte
Umm, I think this might be out! I mean, I am waiting for the English translation, yo.
It's a new Alatriste!   Well, not new, but since I don't read Spanish PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone translate this! Thanks!
Saint's Blood (Greatcoats, #3)

Saint's Blood by Sebastien de Castell  This is the third book in the Greatcoats series which is kinda  Dumas and kinda Firefly and I love it.

Fire by CC Humphreys
Plague was so good.I find myself thinking about the characters a lot and I am so eager for this next dark --and somewhat gruesome --adventure

This Lynn Austin Book I don't Know the Title of  by Lynn Austin

I love Lynn Austin.   I don't know the title of her book.  What the heck. Anyways, out this year a new Civil War set Lynn Austin! HUZZAH

The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof (August)
I read this book already because Joanne was kind enough to let me and it was one of my favourite books of 2014.  It is beguiling and gripping and so beautifully rendered you will float on air.   She has such a delicate turn of phrase and her characters thrum flesh-and-blood to life.  


A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (February)

Her voice is so arresting: kind of like Natasha Pulley and Catherine Webb with a tinge of Gaiman.


Tichel Reviews said...

I didn't know Lynn had a new book coming out! yay! And I am DYING to get my hands on Joanne's new book, "The Lady and the Lionheart". I'm trying to figure out what time period it's set in by the title alone. It's sounds very Medieval to me.

Rachel said...


it's actual Victorian Apalachian set: most of it taking place at a circus :)

you will love it!

Joanne Bischof said...

Rachel, I always find your choice of books so incredibly refreshing. Now I've got new ones to keep an eye out for! Thanks so much for adding Lionheart to your list and I can't even express what a privilege and an encouragement it was to have you read the ms back when. Thank you for EVERYTHING!
(and waving wildly to Alyssa!)

Kailana said...

Hm. I see April for the new Slade. What info do we have that is different???

Tichel Reviews said...

Oohh..I love Victorian Appalachia!! I mean, you know my obsession with Christy! ;)

Pepper Basham said...

Victorian Appalachian? Hello!!