2015 Wrap-Up and 2016 Preview Part 4 - 2016 Veteran Author Novels I'm Excited About + Giveaway

Today is the last day of the wrap-up/preview and the list today will consist of 10 books out in 2016 by authors who have published at least one other novel. There were SO many books I could have put on this list, but I managed to narrow it down to 10, and along with the cover and why I want to read the book I've also included the perspective release day. And make sure to check out the giveaways below, they will run through the 7th!

1. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I'm actually reading an ARC of this right now.  I've been pretty fascinated with YA high-fantasy lately and I really enjoyed Susan's first novel, and the premise of this book sounds SO COOL!
Scheduled to be released January 5, 2016


2. Riders by Veronica Rossi
I'm pretty sure I'll read anything Rossi writes, and despite sounding totally different from her first series it still sounds just as cool. AND even though this book is told entirely through a guy's POV the next book is told through a girl's.
Scheduled to be released February 16, 2016


3. A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab
The first book in this series, A Darker Shade of Magic, was my last book just last year, and it turned out to be one of my favorites, so I'm really excited to see where Schwab takes this series in the second installment.
Scheduled to be released February 23, 2016


4. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
I've read everything that McGarry has written and I've fallen in love with them all, so it should be no surprise that I'm really looking forward to the second book in her new series.
Scheduled to be released March 29, 2016


5. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
For those of you who don't know Victoria Schwab is none other than the lovely V. E. Schwab, author of number 3 on this list.  I really love her novels and this might actually be my most anticipated read of the year, because it sounds AMAZING. Schwab described this as Sin City + Romeo and Juliet - romance + monsters which is basically everything I never knew I wanted in a novel.
Scheduled to be released June 7, 2016


This is about a geeky guy who is love with his best friend, also a geek, and he comes up with a way to tell her at comic-con. HOW ADORABLE DOES THAT SOUND!?
Scheduled to be released June 14, 2016


7. And I Darken by Kiersten White
Kiersten White is writing a high fantasy with a kick-ass princess. I don't know what more you need to know.
Scheduled to be released June 28, 2016


8. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Sabba's debut was one of my favorite reads of last year as well, so to say I'm excited to see what happens next in this story is an understatement.
Scheduled to be released August 30, 2016


9. Strange the Dreamerby Laini Taylor
I pretty much fell in love with Laini Taylor after reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone four years ago. I'm not a fan of historical fiction but if Laini is writing it I'll read it, I don't even care what it's about.
Scheduled to be released September 27, 2016


10. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
I so enjoyed Meyer's debut series which means I have high hopes for her second one. I'm excited to see what she comes up with next!
Scheduled to be released November 8, 2016


So there you have it, the 10 novels by authors who have published at least one novel already.  There are SO many more books I wish I could include on this list, but let's be honest, that would be a REALLY long post.  So instead I'll leave you with these and ask you what 2016 novels you're looking forward to reading?

And don't forget to check out the giveaways below!

Giveaway #1:
I have a whole bunch of book and book-related things to give away and I decided the best time to do so would be during the holiday season! Unfortunately Christmas (and Hanukkah and every other holiday out there) has come and gone, so what better time to give it away than while I'm celebrating all the fantastic books out this year and the ones I'm looking forward to next year?  I'm pretty sure there is no better time.  But you're probably wondering what you can win, so here's a little list;

Your choice of one of my favorite 2015 reads

Your choice of one of the books I didn't get to in 2015

A pre-order of your choice of one of my 2016 picks OR a $20 gift card to the bookstore of your choice (or Amazon)

Your choice of two 2016 ARCs 
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan

A copy of Secret Garden by Johanna Basford


Your choice of three of the following movies made from books
- The Hunger Games
- Catching Fire
- Mockingjay Part 1
- Divergent
- The Fault in our Stars
- The DUFF
- The Maze Runner
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A bunch of swag from various authors/books

A handmade book pendant of your design

A $15 Starbucks giftcard

A pair of fuzzy socks to read in

A set of my favorite chocolates from around the holiday season (I've been told they're exclusive to the area I live in)

That's upward of $200 of book-ish things, and goodness knows I'll probably end up tossing a few other things in there as well, so that's a HUGE prize!  This one is US/Canada only, just because shipping will be so expensive outside of the US, although if you live outside the US and have family or a friends who would mail the prize to you feel free to enter.  All you have to do is enter using the rafflecopter below.


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Giveaway #2:
This giveaway is nowhere near as huge as the previous one BUT it's open ONLY to those of you who live OUTSIDE the US/Canada. Here's what you can win;

Your choice of ANY book I feature over the next four days (aka it can be out now or it can be a pre-order) OR $20 to the book depository

For those of you who fall into this category all you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter below and you're entered to win.


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23 comments:

  1. So many great novels you have listed! I adored Truthwitch (I hope you enjoyed it as well)! I'm reading A Gathering of Shadows later today, which I'm very excited to finally start. I think, of 2015, my favorites included Renee Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn, and Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes. I also really liked Lisa Maxwell's Unhooked, Melissa Landers's Starflight, and Truthwitch, but those are 2016 published novels that I read in 2015. Super good stuff!

    Thank you so much! :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  2. I am going to have to go with Heartless by Marissa Meyer. She is one of my favorite authors both with her writing and as a person. I don't think I could ever get my fix of her books :)

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  3. I want to read almost all the books you've listed! 2016 is such a good book year! But I'm REALLY looking forward to reading And I Darken and Strange the Dreamer. Laini Taylor is amazing!!

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  4. OMG HEARTLESS!!!! I'm super excited! I love the Lunar Chronicles so much! I'm currently in the middle of Winter and just ahh! I don't want it to end! I won a sample of Heartless and omg I'm just so excited! Squeee!

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  5. I cannot wait to read Sabaa Tahir's new book! I'm also really looking forward to reading Marissa Meyer's new book as well :)

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  6. Beyond excited for Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and Riders by Veronica Rossi. I've been waiting for their new books waaay too long.

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  7. Awwwww I want Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

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  8. I'm looking forward to Titans, Riders, Truthwitch, The Rose & The Dagger, A Court Of Mist And Fury, and A Torch Against The Night.

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  9. Heartless yes omg!!! Also Lady Midnight! 2016 is gonna be a great year for books yeeep! :)

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  10. I'm definitely looking forward to Heartless and Riders! I've had my eye on them for a while!

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  11. I'm so excited for Calamity by Brandon Sanderson!!I love the world he created soooo much. The series has definitely kept me on my toes!!

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  13. I'm looking forward to Smash and Grab by Amy Christine Parker.
    Ann S

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  14. A Torch against the Night by Sabaa Tahir. I want to hold it in my hands and read it like RIGHT NOW...the wait is killing me...hihi

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  16. Okay re-posting because I didn't answer all the questions, whoops!
    I loved reading Soundless this past year! Looking forward to Lady Midnight! OMG super excited! Can't wait! I'm also really looking forward to The Power. :)

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  17. I'm looking forward to a lot of the same ones you mentioned! Truthwitch, This Savage Song, A Gathering of Shadows. :)

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  18. I would say Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry and Heartless by Marissa Meyer!

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  19. So many books to look forward to in 2016! I'm really excited about Lady Midnight, Heartless, and Crooked Kingdom!

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  20. Absolutely!! A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab. I was such a huge fan of the first book in this series. Cannot wait!

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