Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and 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. This week’s theme is:
February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About
2019 is shaping up to be a great year for YA, so there are a lot of releases I am excited for. But there are also a few I’m not convinced about.
The main reason I’m undecided about Of Ice and Shadows is that I didn’t love the first book, and I’m not sure if I want to carry on with the series. The same is true of Sorcery of Thorns, I know it’s a standalone, but I wasn’t enamoured with An Enchantment of Ravens, and I worry that I won’t be with this book either. I enjoyed The Belles, but I’m just not excited about The Everlasting Rose in the same way as I am about some of the other March releases on my radar. And for some reason, I was excited about Four Dead Queens, but as we get closer to publication, my enthusiasm for it has waned, and now I’m undecided about whether I want to actually read it (even though it sounds really good).
Fake It Till You Break It does sound like a lot of fun, but it sounds like one of those YA contemporaries that could go either way for me, and I’ll either love it or be bored by it. The thing that’s putting me off We Contain Multitudes is the Aristotle and Dante comparisons, because I didn’t love that book and I don’t want to read another similar to it (unless it’s better. That’s the tea). The Beholder, again, sounds good, but it reminds me of Everless, which had a good synopsis but poor execution, and I just want a YA fantasy that will blow me away.
Although I have an ARC of Enchantee, I’m still on the fence about whether I think I’ll enjoy it or not. It doesn’t sound like something I’d automatically pick up, but I’m hoping it’s a nice surprise for me. Rayne & Delilah and The Past and Other Things both sound like fun contemporaries, but just not the kind that draw my eye, so I probably won’t be picking them up.
Are there any upcoming releases that you’re undecided about, or any that you know you’re not going to read?
17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Releases I’m undecided about”
That’s a great set of books ❤
Haha thanks Priyasha. I’m not sure if I’m going to actually pick any of them up, because I’m worried I won’t like some of them, but we’ll see!
I’m also unsure about the Enchantee, the story does sound interesting for me but I haven’t seen any raving reviews for it.
Yeah, I agree, it sounds interesting, but not the sort of thing I’ve loved in the past. Having said that, I actually have seen a couple of pretty favourable reviews for it, so that’s a good sign. I also have a physical ARC, so I’ll try and read it if there’s time!
Waiting for youre review then 🙂
If I get round to reading it before the release date I’ll definitely post one! Not sure how likely that is at the moment though because I have 48328775 other books to read 😂
Nice blogpost! I’m actually really excited to read Enchantee, I love historical fiction! I’m unsure about Aurora Rising, since I did not really enjoy Illuminae and Nevernight 😳
Great list! Sorcery of Thorns made my list this week, too. I really want to give Audrey Coulthurst a try because I want to read as much f/f fantasy as I can, but I saw a lot of ‘meh’ reviews about her first book in that series. I might have to give it a go, though!
I think my biggest fear for The Everlasting Rose is that it might suffer from second book syndrome and just be filler until the final book.
Yeah, I’m worried about that too, and that it’ll be less richly narrated because the world building has already been established. We’ll see!
Yeah, very good point!
Lovely post! I enjoyed The Belles, but I’m not feeling the enthusiasm that I did for the first book for that sequel and… it makes me sad. I think I’ll still read it eventually, but I’m in no rush to do so either 🙂
Thanks Marie! Yes, that’s exactly how I feel!
I am also not sure Enchantee. I have been seeing mixed reviews about it. But I am excited about Fake It Till You Break It. It seems like a fun read 😊 I hope if you decide to read any of these books somehow, you do enjoy it 😊
I’ve actually seen a few very positive reviews for it, but I’m still undecided. I hope I’m completely wrong though and that it’s really good! I’m sure I’ll probably end up giving some of these a go, thanks Sim 🙂
I feel the same way about Rayne & Delilah but I’m planning on giving it a chance tho.
Ah, I’m glad it’s not just me then! Let me know what you think of it if you decide to read it! 🙂