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The Books I’m Looking Forward To. . .

Looking forward too

2nd half 2016

Looking Forward To. . .

The Other Half of 2016

The last half of 2016 promises lots of stunning books. These are on my list and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!


This Adventure Ends by Emma MillsThis Adventure Ends

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This Adventure Ends

To be published: 4 October 2016

I’m going to read this just because I love the cover, but it sounds pretty good too.

Sloane isn’t expecting to fall in with a group of friends when she moves from New York to Florida—especially not a group of friends so intense, so in love, so all-consuming. Yet that’s exactly what happens.

When a beloved painting goes missing, Sloane takes on the responsibility of tracking it down, a journey that takes her across state lines—and ever deeper into the twins’ lives.


The Pain Eater by Beth GoobieThe Pain Eater

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To be published: 13 September 2016

I have heard a lot of buzz about this book with the fantastic title and I can’t wait to read it.

She hadn’t told anyone. Not a single soul. Not one word about that night and what had been done to her had ever passed Maddy Malone’s lips. She’d thought about it at first – had been desperate, even frantic, to tell. But then had come the shame, and the intimidation from the boys who raped her – and the one who held her down.


The Lost & Found by Katrina LenoThe Lost & Found

Add to Goodreads: The Lost & Found
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To be published: 5 July 2016

This book is surrounded by hype already and those who have been lucky enough to score an ARC have rated it highly.

Frannie and Louis met in an online support group when they were both younger. They have never met face-to-face. They don’t even know each other’s real names. All they know is that they both have a mysterious tendency to lose things. Well, not lose them, exactly. Things just seem to…disappear.


Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea by Sungju LeeEvery Falling Star

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Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea

To be published: 13 September 2016

I have never read anything about North Korea and am looking forward to this highly anticipated memoir.

An intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju who is forced at age twelve to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. 


This Is Our Story by Ashley Elston This is Our Story

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To be published: 15 November 2016

This sounds like a really good thriller. Possibly along the lines of The Secret History by Donna Tartt…

No one knows what happened that morning at River Point. Five boys went hunting. Four came back. The boys won’t say who fired the shot that killed their friend; the evidence shows it could have been any one of them.


Three Dark Crowns by Kendare BlakeThree Dark Crowns

Add to Goodreads: Three Dark Crowns
Preorder from Amazon: Three Dark Crowns

To be published: 20 September 2016

Dark, mysterious and poison is enough for me to be first in the queue. The sisters out to kill each other is a bonus!

Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.   


If I Fix You by Abigail JohnsonIf I Fix You

Add to Goodreads: If I Fix You
Preorder from Amazon: If I Fix You

To be published: 25 October 2016

Contemporary romance is always a favourite and just look at the beautiful cover!

When sixteen-year-old Jill Whitaker’s mom walks out—with a sticky note as a goodbye—only Jill knows the real reason she’s gone. But how can she tell her father? Jill can hardly believe the truth herself. With nothing making sense, Jill tries to pick up the pieces of her life. But when a new guy moves in next door, intense, seriously cute, but with scars—on the inside and out—that he thinks don’t show, Jill finds herself trying to make things better for Daniel. 

The Row by J.R. JohanssonThe Row

Add to Goodreads: The Row 
Preorder from Amazon: The Row

To be published: 11 October 2016

Talk about having the rug pulled from under your feet. I just have to know what happens in the book!

A death sentence. A family torn apart. One girl’s hunt for the truth.

Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett is no stranger to prison. Her father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained that he was falsely accused. Riley has never missed a single visit with her father. She wholeheartedly believes that he is innocent. Then, a month before the execution date, Riley’s world is rocked when, in an attempt to help her move on, her father confesses ….

The Stand-In by Steve BloomThe Stand-In

Add to Goodreads: The Stand-In
Preorder from Amazon: The Stand-In

To be published: 1 October 2016

A fun, easy read perfect for October in the Southern Hemisphere when Summer has arrived and most of us will be needing a break from studying! Plus it’s always a welcome change to have a male POV in YA contemporary.

When Brooks volunteered to be a stand-in for Burdette’s cousin who got stood up for Homecoming, it was with the noblest of intentions—helping a fellow human being, free of charge. But when he gets a tip of more than three hundred bucks, word spreads quickly and Brooks seizes the opportunity to offer his impeccable escort services to super-wealthy parents who want their daughters to experience those big social events of senior year.


The Smaller Evil by Stephanie KuehnThe Smaller Evil

Add to Goodreads: The Smaller Evil
Preorder from Amazon: The Smaller Evil

To be published: 2 August 2016

I’m on the fence with this one, I think it’s going to be either very good to terrible. We’ll have to see…

17-year-old Arman Dukoff is struggling with severe anxiety and a history of self-loathing when he arrives at an expensive self-help retreat in the remote hills of Big Sur. He’s taken a huge risk—and two-thousand dollars from his meth-head stepfather—for a chance to “evolve,” as Beau, the retreat leader, says. Beau is complicated. A father figure? A cult leader? A con man? 

And then, in an instant Arman can’t believe or totally recall, Beau is gone. Suicide? Or murder? Arman was the only witness and now the compound is getting tense. And maybe dangerous.

All Abstracts from Goodreads.com

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  1. I’m definitely looking forward to Kendare Blake’s new book – great list!

    Check out my TTT.

  2. OH oh I can attest to The Lost and Found being absolutely AMAZING!! It’s one of my favourites of this year honestly. :’) And I’m looking forward to The Row and This is our Story and Three Darkest Crowns TOO!!!! *flails in wild anticipation*

  3. Great list. AND what pretty covers for This adventure ends and lost and found!! WOwo. I am excited abou Heartless, the Savage song and Strange, the Dreamer

  4. My TBR is flailing (assuming that it’s alive). I can’t believe how many books I’ve added to my TBR list! I’m excited for The Row too! Great list! 🙂

  5. Hi Sue, I was on GR to add Three Dark Crowns to my TBR and noticed there is a giveaway for it. I’ve entered. =)

  6. One of these days, I really would like to create a TTT post. It’s been so much fun to view what other’s are looking forward to later this year. I haven’t heard of Three Dark Crowns but it sounds amazing! Am adding it to my TBR on GR. Thank you!

  7. Jo

    This Is Our Story was on my list this week too!

  8. Jo

    This Is Our Story was on my list this week too!

  9. These look really good! I need more time to read *sigh*

  10. I’ve seen several of these on Edelweiss or NetGalley. I hope you get to check them out. Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  11. I have high hopes for The Smaller Evil and really like the cover. Hope you enjoy all the books on your list.

  12. This Adventure Ends is on my list too. I have seen The lost & Found around today and I am intrigued!! Great list!

  13. It’s the first I hear of these books. So many books so little time :/
    I’ve put a twist to my post this week. Check it out here https://www.curious-daisy.com/top-ten-tuesday/ten-book-releases-im-looking-forward-to/ Happy reading!!

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