I promised last week to post a part two with my most awaited books of 2020. This one is from July till December 2020 and …way shorter as romance writers usually publish quite late their release date or maybe it’s an indie authors characteristic!
This week is the end of my ruination and composed of 6 YA and 1 Romance.
You’ll get some extra with “the books I wish could be published in 2020”.
Here we go:
Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim (sequel of Spin the Dawn)
The thrilling sequel to SPIN THE DAWN, a magical series steeped in Chinese culture.
Maia Tamarin’s journey to sew the dresses of the sun, the moon and the stars has taken a grievous toll. She returns to a kingdom on the brink of war. The boy she loves is gone, and she is forced to don the dress of the sun and assume the place of the emperor’s bride-to-be to keep the peace.
But the war raging around Maia is nothing compared to the battle within. Ever since she was touched by the demon Bandur, she has been changing . . . glancing in the mirror to see her own eyes glowing red, losing control of her magic, her body, her mind. It’s only a matter of time before Maia loses herself completely, but she will stop at nothing to find Edan, protect her family, and bring lasting peace to her country.
YA fantasy readers will love the sizzling forbidden romance, mystery, and intrigue of UNRAVEL THE DUSK.
Burn our Bodies Down by Rory Power
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery–until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself.
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.
But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for.
Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there?
The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.
The Crow Rider by Kalyn Josephson (sequel of The Storm Crow)
Princess Thia, her allies, and her crow, Res, are planning a rebellion to defeat Queen Razel and Illucia once and for all. Thia must convince the neighboring kingdoms to come to her aid, and Res’s show of strength is the only thing that can help her.
But so many obstacles stand in her way. Res excels at his training, until he loses control of his magic, harming Thia in the process. She is also pursued by Prince Ericen, heir to the Illucian throne and the one person she can’t trust but can’t seem to stay away from.
As the rebel group prepares for war, Res’s magic grows more unstable. Thia has to decide if she can rely on herself and their bond enough to lead the rebellion and become the crow rider she was meant to be.
Set Fire to the Gods by Sarah Raasch and Kristen Simmons
Ash is descended from a long line of gladiators, and she knows the brutal nature of war firsthand. But after her mother dies in an arena, she vows to avenge her by overthrowing her fire god, whose temper has stripped her country of its resources.
Madoc grew up fighting on the streets to pay his family’s taxes. But he hides a dangerous secret: he doesn’t have the earth god’s powers like his opponents. His elemental gift is something else—something that hasn’t been seen in centuries.
When an attempted revenge plot goes dangerously wrong, Ash inadvertently throws the fire and earth gods into a conflict that can only be settled by deadly, lavish gladiator games. The fights put Madoc in Ash’s path, and she realizes that his powers are the weapon her rebellion needs—but Madoc won’t jeopardize his family, regardless of how intrigued he is by the beautiful warrior.
But when the gods force Madoc’s hand, he and Ash uncover an ancient war that will threaten more than one immortal—it will unravel the world.
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar (this one is totally a cover love wish!)
The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. But when a flare of starfire injures her human father, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago.
Sheetal’s quest will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must act as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—or risk never returning to Earth at all.
Neil Gaiman’s Stardust meets a rich landscape of Hindu mythology and celestial intrigue in this sparkling YA fantasy debut.
Night at Westwood by Chloe Walsh
Tucker Scott shot tequila with the salt from my tears and chased it with the blood from the knife he stabbed through my back.
I never knew the true meaning of the word hatred until my world collided with his.
Now I was in too deep and too damn stubborn to run away – even if I desperately needed to.
The academy boys told me to buckle up because I was in for one hell of a school year. Little did I know how right they would be.
Trouble never tasted so sweet…
Because of its explicit sexual content, mature themes, triggers, and bad language, Nights at Westwood is suitable for mature readers of seventeen years and above.
Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff
The cover is still to come but it will be illustrated by Nan Fe! If you follow her on Instagram you know that she began first by being a fan of Jay Kristoff (from what I could tell at least) but her art was so fitting that he kept featuring her and her fanart! I can’t wait for the cover!
You can discover her art on Devianart HERE.
Twenty-seven years have passed since the last sunrise, and for almost three decades, the creatures of the night have walked the day without fear. Once, humanity fought bravely against the coldblood legions, but now, we exist only in a few scattered settlements—tiny sparks of light in a growing sea of darkness.
Gabriel de León is the last of the Silversaints, a holy order dedicated to defending realm and church, now utterly destroyed. Imprisoned for the murder of the vampiric king, Gabriel is charged with telling the story of his life.
His tale spans years, from his youth in the monastery of San Michel, to the forbidden love that spelled his undoing, and the betrayal that saw his order annihilated. Most importantly, Gabriel will tell of his discovery of the Grail—the legendary cup prophesied to bring an end to the eternal night.
But the Grail was no simple chalice; it was a smart-mouthed teenage urchin named Dior. Their journey with a band of unlikely allies would see Dior and Gabriel forge an unbreakable bond, and set the broken paragon on a road to redemption.
But now, the Grail is shattered. And with the cup of the Savior destroyed and the last Silversaint awaiting execution, what can bring an end to this unholy empire?
No cover nor synopsys yet but I need THE BURNING GOD by RF KUANG!
It’s the third book in The Poppy War!
And I promised you MORE!
Here is my wishlist for books that don’t have covers nor release date yet.
I need the SEQUELS of:
By Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows #3
King of Scars #2
Ninth House #2
Time to work Leigh!!!!
By Brandon Sanderson
By Kirsten White
Camelot #2 (known as The Guinevere Deception)
Plus any next book by Leylah Attar; Suanne Laqueur, Beth Flynn and Bryn Greenwood (as I have already mentionned Jewel E Ann and Emma Scott in my other post). And Holly Black!
Pfew, that’s it!
Now do tell me : do we share some books? Any other books you can’t wait to read?
Thanks for reading!
There is still time for books to be announced for the second half of 2020 which might be one of the reasons why this list is shorter than the other one! I didn’t realise the storm crow book 2 was out so soon so I will have to keep my eye open for that one too!
Oh maaaan, R.F. Kuang’s third book? I can’t imagine how pretty that cover must be hahah And that new series by Kristoff sounds so coool!! 😮 😮
there are so many amazing covers on here what even I’m excited for Unravel the Dusk and Burn Our Bodies Down because they sound right up my alley!
I hope you’ll give them a chance 😉
These sound good and there are some great covers there as well. I have a bunch of books I am eagerly anticipating, most early 2020 and some release dates that are still unknown.
let’s hope 2020 will be fantastic Lola!
I’ve never seen or heard about Star Daughter but oh my gosh that cover is beyond gorgeous! And the synopsis sounds amazing, just went and added it to my tbr!
That’s what happened for me whan I saw it on another blogger’s feed Jen!
Empire of the Vampire is definitely going on my list! As is Set Fire To The Gods. Nice selection, Sophie. My 2020 TBR is growing quickly. LOL
Sorry but …not sorry Laura 😉
Wow, so many books, Sophie. Remember to breathe in between. lol
Hahahha Promise Alexandra!
I have many of these books in my Goodreads TBR, I’m super excited for almost everyone. And I haven’t heard much about Star Daughter yet, but it sounds really interesting ❤️
Exactly! And the cover!!!
The cover for Night at Westwood by Chloe Walsh BLOWS me away!!! I’m obsessed <3
Oooo, Set Fire to the Gods looks amazing! Thanks for posting!
You are most welcome Caro!
Mwah x 100!!