A lot of popular authors are bringing out new books in the first half of 2020, but there are also some debuts and new authors I’m looking forward to discovering.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – How could this not make the list? I’ve been waiting for so many years for something new from Suzanne Collins, whether that be in the Hunger Games world or something different. This new book is set before the Hunger Games trilogy. Not much information has been released about it yet. You can be sure I’ll be buying it when it comes out.
The Deck of Omens by Christine Lynn Herman – I was pleasantly surprised that The Devouring Gray ended up being one of my favourite books of 2019. So of course I’m excited to see what happens next in Four Paths.
Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare – I don’t know how Cassandra Clare manages to release so many books. I’ve not yet read all of the Shadowhunters books already released. Chain of Gold is the first in a new series set after the Infernal Devices, so there’s a lot of hype for this one.
House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – This will be Sarah J Maas’s first adult novel. It’s a contemporary fantasy rather than high fantasy like her young adult books. I’ve loved all the books by her I’ve read so far, so am of course looking forward to this one.
The Damned by Renée Ahdieh – The Beautiful was one of my favourite books from 2019. It was so sumptuous, seductive and thrilling. Its sequel is high up on my wish list for 2020.
Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie – I’ve not read any of Kathryn Purdie’s other books. The description for this one really caught my eye. Plus that cover is gorgeous! Charlie Bowater does amazing cover art.
The Court of Miracles by Kester Grant – The Court of Miracles is a reimagining of Les Misérables and The Jungle Book and sounds very intriguing. This one is a debut and had already garnered quite a bit of attention.
The Sisters Grimm by Menna van Praag – Menna Van Praag has written a lot of books but I hadn’t heard of her until I saw The Sisters Grimm pop up on a 2020 releases list. It sounds mystical, magical and will hopefully be as good as it sounds.
House of Dragons by Jessica Cluess – Anything that mentions dragons immediately gets my attention. I’m not sure from the description how much dragons might actually come into it, but I do love stories with some kind of trial or contest.
Night Spinner by Addie Thorley – This one is inspired by The Hunchback of Notre Dame (retellings of classics seem to be popular at the moment?). With magic, war and a tundra setting, this sounds like it could be a great read.
What 2020 releases are you excited for? Are there any not on my list that I should be looking out for?