HAPPY NEW YEARS!
Honestly, the last two years have been tough. We are all feeling it I think. COVID 19 hasn't gone away, and life doesn't seem to be going back to normal anytime soon. But I can't help but hope that 2022 has some light at the end of the tunnel.
Here are the top ten books I am looking forward to this year. Some have publication dates. Others don't.
10 (Excited) - 1 (Will literally squeal in excitement and might even pee my pants a little)
10. A Duel With the Vampire Lord
by Elise Kova
Synopsis: To be released spring/summer 2022
TBR: Cover and synopsis reveal is is the spring/summer of 2022, so I am going to predict late 2022 for release
9. A Game of Retribution
by Scarlett St. Clair
Hades, God of the Dead, does not take sides or bend the rules. He makes no exceptions to these values—not for god or mortal, even his lover, Persephone, Goddess of Spring.
Usually, fear prevents retaliation.
But not this time.
When Hera, Goddess of Women, approaches Hades with a plan to overthrow Zeus, he declines to offer help. As punishment, Hera sentences Hades to perform a series of labors. Each feat seems more impossible than the last and draws his attention away from Persephone—whose own tragedy has left her questioning whether she can be Queen of the Underworld.
TBR: Coming May 31st, 2022
by Hannah McBride
THE SCARS OF THE PAST
Addie Markham escaped her brutal past but is struggling to find her place now that she's free. With her daughter finally safe, she has the chance to find her own love. But the horrors she endured are anything but forgotten. Maybe she's simply too damaged for love.
Nikolai Dashkov is the Alpha of the first pack. He was given a second chance with his mate, and he intends to keep her by his side. He failed to protect her once. He won't fail again.
FIGHTING FOR LOVE
Addie and Nik will have to navigate eighteen years of betrayal and heartache before they can reclaim what was stolen.
TBR: February 22nd, 2022
7. Hook, Line, and Sinker
by Tessa Bailey
King crab fisherman Fox Thornton has a reputation as a sexy, carefree flirt. Everyone knows he’s a guaranteed good time—in bed and out—and that’s exactly how he prefers it. Until he meets Hannah Bellinger. She’s immune to his charm and looks, but she seems to enjoy his… personality? And wants to be friends? Bizarre. But he likes her too much to risk a fling, so platonic pals it is.
Now, Hannah's in town for work, crashing in Fox’s spare bedroom. She knows he’s a notorious ladies’ man, but they’re definitely just friends. In fact, she's nursing a hopeless crush on a colleague and Fox is just the person to help with her lackluster love life. Armed with a few tips from Westport’s resident Casanova, Hannah sets out to catch her coworker’s eye… yet the more time she spends with Fox, the more she wants him instead. As the line between friendship and flirtation begins to blur, Hannah can't deny she loves everything about Fox, but she refuses to be another notch on his bedpost.
Living with his best friend should have been easy. Except now she’s walking around in a towel, sleeping right across the hall, and Fox is fantasizing about waking up next to her for the rest of his life and… and… man overboard! He’s fallen for her, hook, line, and sinker. Helping her flirt with another guy is pure torture, but maybe if Fox can tackle his inner demons and show Hannah he’s all in, she'll choose him instead?
TBR: March 1st, 2022
by Raven Kennedy
Rot may bring death.
...But gold will come alive.
TBR: May 19th, 2022
5. Chain of Thorns
by Cassandra Claire
Synopsis: None yet!
TBR: November 1st, 2022
4. Mad As Hell
by Hannah McBride
I USED TO BE MADISON
I was stupid for thinking that I could just step into my twin's world. And I was an idiot for trusting Ryan Cain with my heart. Lesson freaking learned. I won't make that mistake again.
MADELAINE IS DEAD
My sister wasn't a saint, but she didn't deserve the hell she endured before her death. Gary. Beckett. Adam. Even Ryan. They will all pay for their sins, because now?
NOW I'M JUST MAD
TBR: August 31st, 2022
3. A Light in the Flame
by Jennifer L Armentrout
Synopsis: None yet!
TBR: Late 2022 tentatively
2. The War of Two Queens
by Jennifer L Armentrout
War is only the beginning…
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes book four in her Blood and Ash series.
From the desperation of golden crowns…
Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.
And born of mortal flesh…
Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.
A great primal power rises…
Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.
As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.
TBR: March 15th, 2022
1. House of Sky and Breath
by Sarah J Maas
Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar are trying to get back to normal-they may have saved Crescent City, but with so much upheaval in their lives lately, they mostly want a chance to relax. Slow down. Figure out what the future holds.
The Asteri have kept their word so far, leaving Bryce and Hunt alone. But with the rebels chipping away at the Asteri's power, the threat the rulers pose is growing. As Bryce, Hunt, and their friends get pulled into the rebels' plans, the choice becomes clear: stay silent while others are oppressed, or fight for what's right. And they've never been very good at staying silent.
In this sexy, action-packed sequel to the #1 bestseller House of Earth and Blood, Sarah J. Maas weaves a captivating story of a world about to explode-and the people who will do anything to save it.
TBR: February 15th, 2022