Thursday, January 1, 2015

In Which I Anticipate 2015 + Giveaway

Yesterday I took a look back at my year in books and today, being the start of a new year, I'm going to look forward.  One of the things that make me so excited about a new year is all of the new books that are going to be published and I thought I would take a look at some that I can't wait to read along with a few book-related new year's resolutions!

Here are 15 novels that come out THIS YEAR that I'm excited to read!

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - I love Sarah J. Maas' books, so I'm sure this will be no exception! 
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (aka Victoria Schwab) - Schwab's first adult book was SO GREAT and I have high hopes for this one!
  • Alive by Scott Sigler - A teenage girl wakes up in a coffin and finds others in the same position.  That's how it starts.  HOW COOL IS THAT!? (Note: in real life this would NOT be cool)
  • Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis - Cannibals.  That is all.
  • Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn - Supposedly the main female character is screwed up.  I'm excited to see if it's true!

  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer - I'll pretty much read anything Marissa writes, and since Winter isn't out until much later I suppose I'll have to see how Queen Levana turned into who she is.  I'm interested to see if I like it. (We'll stick Winter in here too, cause it comes out this year too!)
  • Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan - This is a musical as a novel about one of the best characters from Will Grayson, Will Grayson.  It cannot get better than that.
  • Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray - I'm excited to finally see what happens to this cast of characters!  
  • Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley - This cover. This summary!  And Neil Gaiman meets John Green?  Heck yes I'll give that a shot!
  • Monstrous by MarcyKate Connolly - This book just sounds so adorable I can't even.  Also, the cover is SO CUTE!!!

  • Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams - A girl gets kidnapped by a serial killer and he might become her first victim?  Oh yes. 
  • The Devil You Know by Trish Doller - I love both of Trish's previous books and this one is a thriller, which is right up my alley!
  • The Remedy by Suzanne Young - A prequel to The Program that shows how it all started?  I foresee tears in my future.
  • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - The main character can't touch anyone, which reminds me of Shatter Me, but it sounds like it's gonna be set in more of a mid-evil time.  That sounds awesome!
  • The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma - I've loved Imaginary Girls and with this novel it sounds like she's getting back to that more magical realism thing, which has me super excited!

  • A History of Glitter and Blood by Hannah Moskowitz - The description of this novel just sounds so beautiful I can't not read it.
  • Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider - I loved Schneider's first novel, The Beginning of Everything, and this book - which is about people with incurable tuberculosis - sounds like exactly something I would read. 
  • Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry - I'll read anything McGarry writes and this new series sounds HOT.
  • The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich - This is a psychological thriller made up of several things, including medical reports and video transcripts.  That sounds way cool!
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu - The Young Elites was one of my top reads last year and I'm excited to see how the story continues.

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys edited by April Genevieve Tucholke - I added an extra book because this is an anthology. I love a lot of the authors contributing to this and the idea sounds awesome!

This is not even close to a list of the books I'm excited for to come out in 2015!  Ask me about more of them in the comments, on the facebook page, or on twitter!

A new year also means some resolutions to go along with it.  I decided that, to hold myself more accountable, I would write down a few of my book-related ones here!  These are in no particular order.

  1. I hope to read 100 books this year, which is 49 more than last year (or about double).
  2. With the increase in books I also hope to increase the number of posts I put up.  Reviews, giveaways, and just plain discussions!
  3. Whenever I go to a book signing I want to have read at least one book by the author (If there are more than one author at the event I want to have read at least one book by at least one author, more if there are 5+)! [Note: I tried this last year, it lasted less than a month.  We'll see if I can do it this year!]
  4. I want to write at least 350 words every day (here a "day" is a weekday that is not a national holiday.  That equals writing at least 252 days this year)!

I have extra copies of three 2015 ARCs and so I've decided that one winner will get to pick two of them to keep for themselves!  Below are the three titles I have extra copies of and all you have to do to win is enter via the rafflecopter!  And since this giveaway started a day after the one put up yesterday it will end on the 11th, instead of the 10th!

This giveaway is only open to people with US/Canadian mailing address because I am very broke and international shipping is expensive. Sorry to all of my international followers, there will be more giveaways for you in the future!

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  1. Yay :D Amazing post sweetie. <3 I'm excited for so so many of these books too. Especially Fairest. <3 And A Court of Thorns and Roses :) Sounds so so good. I adored Monstrous. <3 I hope you'll end up loving all of these books :)

  2. Throne of Glass book 4, Falling Kingdoms book 4, the Winner's Crime, Heart of Betrayal

  3. I am BEYOND excited for the new Princess Diaries sequel in June. I'm re-reading the series right now in my giddy excitement for it to come out. :) Also looking forward to The Heir by Kiera Cass in May. It's going to be a good year in books, I think. I definitely agree with you about choosing A Court of Thorns and Roses as well as Fairest. So much awesome in those two books alone! Thanks for the giveaway, girl. :)

  4. There so many 2015 releases to choose from, but my top five are: Oblivion, Raven Cycle #4, Magonia, Things We Know By Heart and All Fall Down. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Mary DeBorde
    Not sure if my comment got *ate* lol, but I really am anticipating The Rules by Nancy Holder and the third book in The Passage trilogy :D Thank you for another wonderful giveaway <3

  6. I'm looking forward to reading Bookishly Ever After, The Devil You Know, Becoming Jinn, and a million of other 2015 new releases!

  7. Some of the books I'm looking forward to reading are A Court of Thorns and Roses as you are too, and the untitled next Mercy Thompson book by Patricia Briggs.

  8. I am so excited for so many of these! Definitely I Was Here, ACOTAR, Delicate Monsters, The Sin Eater's Daughter... and I could probably go on for days! There are just so many amazing books coming out this year! Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway :)

  9. I'm looking forward to ACOTAR, Fairest, and Red Queen! Soo many great books are being released and I can't wait to read them! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)