My TOP 5 MOST ANTICIPATED Books of 2020! // + Happy New Year ‘2️⃣0️⃣!

Long time no see! Happy New Year and Welcome Back to this (still existing) book blog! I have to admit that I haven’t been really active at all for the second half of 2019 due to the basic reasons but I am looking forward to finally post again and, more and more frequently. Yes, that’s supposed to be a promise! Seeing all of your 2019 wrap up posts, reading resolutions and, my personal favourite; “most anticipated releases”-posts made me really excited about 2020 not only generally but also readingwise and, as a reader, there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of a new year than talking about upcoming releases, right? So, I came up with the following list of 5 ya books I can’t wait to finally read. This list may be a bit different from other posts you have probably already seen since 1) I narrowed my anticipated releases down to 5, and 2) you won’t see ACOTAR 4, this new novella (is it even a novella?) which is part of The Hunger Games universe, and so on. Okay, okay, enough of all this announcement stuff and let’s see what we have here.

1.) The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson 


release date: January 1st 2020
genre: mystery, ya, thriller
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This book is going to be third (and final??) book in the Truly Devious series following Stevie Bell solving an old and odd case at the prestigious Ellingham Academy somewhere in the mountains. I have read Book 1 and 2 a while ago and really enjoyed everything about it, the setting, the plot, the suspense and of course the aspect of a ya murder-mystery, a genre I really love. I am really excited to finally see what Maureen Johnson has planned for the ending of this series and how things are going to turn out.


2.) The Invisible Life of Addie La Rue by Victoria Schwab 

release date: 2020 but when??
genre: fantasy, adult
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So, at the time I  am writing this blog post The Invisble Life of Addie La Rue does not even have a cover nor a full sypnosis. The only thing I can give you is this super tiny snippet of what is supposed to be a description. Read it and you may understand why I am so intrigued by it. The interesting thing about this one is that it’s not a ya book nor new adult which I originally didn’t know. Nonetheless, I am ready for what Victoria Schwab is about to release.

The book formerly known as "The Devil Book".

It’s about a love story between a French girl and the devil over 300 years. She sells her soul for the ability to live forever, and the devil curses her to be forgotten by everyone she meets
3.) Seven Deadly Shadows by Courtney Alameda & Valynne E. Maetani


release date: January 28th 2020
genre: fantasy, ya, paranormal
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This book was not on my radar until very recently when I read the sypnosis on goodreads. Julie Kagawa’s Shadow of the Fox is probably the reason why I am so happy about Seven Deadly Shadows since the former one is a ya-fantasy I read in 2019 and rated .4-5 stars. Seven Deadly Shadows has the same elements as SotF being based on Japanese Mythology following a priestess apprentice called Kira, a half-kitsune, yokai and a special Shinto shrine. Mythology especially Japanese in books is really interesting but also culturally informative to read and I hope that it won’t be any different with this one.

4.) Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Puride

34916578._SY475_release date: March 10th 2020
genre: fantasy, young-adult
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This book follows 3 POV’s. If you have read the sypnosis on goodreads, I don’t know whether the girl on the cover is Ailesse or Sabine but what I do know is that Bone Crier’s Moon is about some kind of clan lead by women who ferry dead souls into the underworld, or paradise, heaven or hell by using bones as a sacrifice. On the other hand, there is Bastien, a boy who is driven by revenge after his father’s death which was caused by one of those Bone Criers. Already seeing the tropes? I actually really hope to see the “enemies-to-lovers” trope in this one since I actually really enjoy that one.

5.) Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

release date: Fall 2020
genre: fantasy, ya, historical fiction
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Again, a book without release date, cover and full sypnosis. I’ll probably add them as soon as they’re out. After having finished the Stalking Jack the Ripper series by Kerri Maniscalco by finishing the fourth and final one Capturing the Devil I am ready to read whatever this author publishes next. SJTR is one of my favourite series of all time having all the good stuff (murder, mystery, romance) perfectly balanced featuring incredibly likeable characters. I am not surprised that her next book also seems to be a murder mystery  including a demon prince but what did surprise me was the fact that it features witches and is set in Italy!! I think that this new series will be my cup of tea just as SJTR was.

 Set in 19th century Italy, this YA fantasy follows a witch seeking answers in the murder of her beloved sister, and the demon prince who is tasked with finding a bride for his master.

What are your most anticipated releases? Are any of them included in my list? Feel free to let me know!


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