Tuesday, 13 January 2015

My 5 most anticipated books of 2015


2015 is set to be a great reading year. There seems to be a lot of series starting this year, as well as the next parts of existing book series being released. Of the books that have been announced for this upcoming year, here are the ones I'm watching out for.


Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
This will be the second instalment of the Rebel Belle trilogy, and is probably the book I’m looking forward to most in 2015. The first book – which is also called Rebel Belle – told the story of Harper Price, a girl who develops supernatural powers and becomes the protector of her enemy’s life. The ending was excellent and has really set up the next two books in the series.
The main character of Harper is everything a female protagonist should be: a feisty, strong fighter who still has imperfections and flaws. There’s also a love triangle developing in this series, but it is only a subplot. I have very high hopes for Miss Mayhem, and hope that it is as compelling as the first book.


All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
The trend of YouTube celebrities releasing books is controversial, and I personally am not big on it. However, I am rather looking forward to Carrie Hope Fletcher’s debut book. It will take on the same theme as her YouTube channel and blog – lifestyle and giving advice based on her own life experiences. She is a big reader and writer, which is clear to anyone who watches her videos, and as the book will be fully written by her it should be an enjoyable and insightful read.


Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This will be the first book in a fantasy trilogy, where there are two classes of people: the wealthy silvers and the poor reds. A red girl, Mare Barrow, discovers that she has powers that could overcome the power of the silvers.
 The first chapter is currently available on Goodreads, and it is a great introduction which really sets the scene. This trilogy could be one to look out for.


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab 
Another first book of a new fantasy series, but this one will tell the story of a world where rare magicians can travel between parallel universes. People who have read the novel early state that the characterisation is very strong, and the story has been set up very well. It should be a good read, and lead to a successful series for Schwab.


Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
This stand alone novel has been described as a cross between John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Neil Gaiman's Stardust, which sounds like a strange yet intriguing combination - one I'm definitely going to get my hands on!



What books are you looking forward to over the next year?


 

originally posted at kettlemag.co.uk

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