Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! Today’s topic is one of my favorites to not only curate but also visit and see what’s on everyone’s list: “Most Anticipated Books Releasing in the First Half of 2024.” It was SO hard to keep my list to only ten this week 😅 Here are my most anticipated books for the first half of 2024, in release order. As always, covers/titles link to Blog, Goodreads, or Amazon (affiliate).
January 23rd ~ Into the Sunken City by Dinesh Thiru: Amazon may classify this one as fantasy, I’d classify it more as sci-fi dystopian. It is described as a twisted Treasure Island with a second chance romance and high stakes adventure. Reading the blurb, it talks about a post-apocalyptic world where the city is sinking and underwater. I’m so excited to dive into it!
January 30th ~ House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas: I’ve been counting down the days to this one since I finished book two. That cliffhanger was killer 😅 I’m about to start a reread of the first two so I’ll be ready to start immediately.
February 20th ~ Heartless Hunter by Kristen Ciccarelli: I’m not sure you can get more enemies-to-lovers than the description for this one! Witch and witch hunter 😂 Plus that cover is gorgeous! It may have caught my attention for that reason alone.
February 27th ~ Fate Breaker by Victoria Aveyard: This series took me by surprise. I wasn’t a giant fan of book one. In fact, it took reading it a second time to truly appreciate it. But I loved book two, and I cannot wait to see how this series ends.
February 27th ~ Kindling by Traci Chee: This book sounds amazing! If you haven’t read the blurb, go do it….I’ll wait 😀 What do the heroes of war do after the war is over and their magic (which won the war) is outlawed? I cannot wait for this one!
March 5th ~ What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge: This author is known for her dark fairy tale retellings, and I have loved almost all of them. This one sounds like a Sleeping Beauty retelling, or at the very least inspired by it. I cannot wait!
April 2nd ~ Your Blood, My Bones by Kelly Andrew: This is not my typical read, I know that. However, hear me out. How would you feel if your childhood friend who disappeared is found strung up and left for dead in the basement of your family home? Now add in some magic you didn’t know existed, romantic feelings, and a curse that will make you kill one another and you’ve got this book. It sounds hauntingly beautiful, and I hope it lives up to the expectations in my head.
April 23rd ~ Funny Story by Emily Henry: This is an auto-buy author for me. I love her romances. They take me by surprise and make me feel all the feels. This one sounds both sad and ironically funny all at the same time.
April 30th ~ Heavenly Tyrant by Xiran Jay Zhao: It’s been almost three years since I read the first book of this series, and I loved it enough that I’ve been anxiously watching for book two. I cannot wait to dive back into this world. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read. If you like action-packed, dark fantasy steeped in Asian folklore, I highly recommend it.
June 25th ~ We Shall Be Monsters by Tara Sim: This book sounds amazing, and I’ve enjoyed the author’s other works so I’m excited to see what this book holds. It is billed as a twisted Frankenstein retelling mixed with Indian mythology. It looks promising.
Your Turn! What are you waiting on the first half of this year? Any new releases I need to add my own TBR? Share below