TTT: Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of 2016


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. As the bookish creatures we are, it is our duty to know all about the upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on! There was already a TTT with anticipated books for the first half of the year, so naturally, now is the time to talk about the remaining months!

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year (since we did a topic about the releases we were excited about for the first half of 2016 back in the beginning of the year) Feel free to tweak it how you want to — like most anticipated fantasy for the second half of 2016 or debut authors. Whatever you want!

1. Heartless by Marissa Meyer

HeartlessRelease Date: Novemeber 8th

I haven’t even read the Lunar Chronicles yet, even though I really want to at some point, but I am definitely intrigued by the idea of this one. And it’s common knowledge that I am a sucker for Alice-inspired stories, so there’s also that!

2. A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Grey

A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3)Release Date: November 1st

Months later and I am STILL mad at what happened at the end of the second book. This one better have the conclusion I want and a perfectly great future for Theo, because let’s face it, I care about him the most! #TeamTheo

3. Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini

Witch's Pyre (The Worldwalker Trilogy, #3)Release Date: September 20th

The Worldwalker series is one of my all time favourite series and I am so happy I discovered it. This will be the final installment and I cannot wait to get some answers. Also, I ADORE the covers. I was so certain that the final one would be green, but the violet suits it quite well. The excitement is real!

4. Furthermore and Tahereh Mafi

FurthermoreRelease Date: August 30th

I am usually not into middle grade schools, but when the author is Tahereh Mafi I AM READING THAT BOOK. End of discussion really, because I adore her writing style and I would never purposely miss out on one of her books.

5. Did I Mention I Miss You? by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Miss You? (The DIMILY Trilogy, #3)Release Date: December 1st

Another finale to series and one that I have really been waiting for for a while now. DIMILY and DIMINY are both super fast reads, yet very different because the characters are always in such a different place in their life. I am intrigued where it will all end up (especially because Estelle tends to be quite cruel with her comments about the progress on the book sometimes).

6. Gemina by Amy Kaufman/Jay Kristoff

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)Release Date: October 18th

I just read Illuminae this year, so I am glad I didn’t have to wait as long as some other people. It’s one of the few books where I will make sure to get the hardcover and I will glory in its beautiful art again!

7. Unscripted Joss Byrd: A Novel by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Unscripted Joss Byrd: A NovelRelease Date: August 23rd

A contemporary book about acting and the movie business – NEED. TO. HAVE. Also, it seems like the perfect light summer read! Just look at the cover – it basically screams SUMMER!

8. Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Blood For Blood (Wolf By Wolf, #2)Release Date: November 1st

Never could I have imagined how much I would enjoy Wolf by Wolf! It wasn’t the most cruel cliffhanger in the end, but I do NEED to know how it continues. (If you haven’t noticed, I am really bad with not knowing what happens)

9. Mind Games by Heather W. Petty

Mind Games (Lock & Mori, #2)Release Date: December 6th

Gaaah, this is still way too far away from now. Mori and Lock were so adorable as teen characters and I wonder if they will mature in this sequel and how Mori will generally deal with everything that is thrown her way. The world sure has it out for that girl!

10. The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn/David Levithan

The Twelve Days of Dash and LilyRelease Date: October 18th

I don’t read all that many festive books, but Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares was one of the most fun christmas-y reads ever. I loved their characters and I always wondered if their blossoming romance would survive beyond the first book. It seems like I am getting my answer soon!


So, that’s it from me! A lot of earthy and/or violet covers and many, many sequels! By clicking on the books, you’ll be redirected to Goodreads for the synopsis or in case you want to add them to your TBR! What are you excited for?

57 thoughts on “TTT: Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of 2016

  1. I love all the freaking covers of the books you chose! They are stunning. I have to read Illuminae soon, I had no idea it was a trilogy (I’ve been living under a rock, I know hahah)

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  2. Heartless seems to have made a few lists 🙂 it made mine too! I also had Furthermore on my list 🙂 I also have some of these series in my TBR, but j need to actually start them!! Great list 🙂

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  3. I’m so excited for Gemina and Heartless as well! Both those series I read this year and they’re my FAVES! The last book I finished was actually Stars Above and now I NEED something Marissa Meyer! I know I’m cheating because this isn’t coming out this year, but I can’t wait for Iko’s graphic novel!

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  4. I need 4 of those books in my life right now and I’m pretty sure you can identify at least 3 of them.
    I had no idea that The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily was coming out. Good to know even if the first book wasn’t my favorite book in the universe. It was okay but I think I would read this one too

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  5. Great list! 😀 I’ve always wanted to read A Thousand Pieces of You because the cover is SO gorgeous but haven’t really had the chance and now the 3rd book is coming out?!! and it looks just as pretty! Also, Unscripted Joss Byrd seems so awesome!

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  6. I’m excited for so many of these! But mostly Heartless and Blood for Blood. I read Iron to Iron so I know how Adele and Luca’s story played out but I’m keen to see how Yael (as Adele) and Luca get along in Blood for Blood!!! Need to know. The book could not come soon enough!

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  7. AHHH KAT! You NEED to read Cinder, so we can buddy read the other books in the series together. That would be awesome.
    Okay, that being said, ahah, I’m impatient for Heartless as well, it sounds like SUCH a great book! And obviously that last book in the Firebird trilogy. I’m still not over that ending either.
    Great list!

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  8. I’m looking forward to Heartless too- partly cos I have read the Lunar Chronicles (I recommend it if you want a fun read) and partly cos like you I love Alice in Wonderland! I still haven’t read the worldwalkers series, but it’s on my wishlist- hopefully I’ll pick up a copy soon. Great post 🙂

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  9. I hate the fact that I can’t predict anything that might happen in Blood for Blood. For some reason my gut is telling me that Luka and Felix might be in danger since they were still in/around the building when the big event happened. Other than that I have no idea what will happen and I am both excited and terrified to find out. I think I’m going to need a support group for this book haha.

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  10. A Million Worlds With You cover is amazing! That series just has amazing covers!
    I still need to read Wolf by Wolf but I’m happy that the second book is coming out!

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  11. I’m most excited about The Cursed Child, Heartless, Furthermore. Heartless sounds so awesome and I’m a lover of retellings
    Great list!

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  12. I’m seriously so excited for Furthermore, Gemina and Heartless. It feels like it has been forever since Tahara Mafi has come out with a book and it’s been torture because she’s an absolutely fantastic writer. With Gemina, I’m really hoping for more of the artistic storytelling that was brought into play with Illuminae. It just made that story so much stronger and visually appealing.

    Great post. It just kicked my excitement up for these books tenfold.

    – Eden

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  13. I’ve read Illuminae already but I still haven’t gotten into Gemina and I hope to get to it soon! Furthermore is on my TBR and I hope to get to it soon! I also really need to get to A Thousand Pieces of You!

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