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Books I can't wait to read

I always have a wishlist of future titles I am desperate to read and I thought from time to time I'd share the books I am most looking forward to. All links go to goodreads so you can add them to your wishlist.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

I need this series to be finished. I loved book one. Book two was a bit of a let down in hindsight for me. I'm hoping book three pulls it all together. The picture above isn't the UK edition but I may have preordered the beautiful US hardcover box set even though I'm not supposed to be spending money at the moment.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan . . .

But for Cath, being a fan is her life — and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

I've literally just read Rainbow's last two books back to back and I need more!! I'm actually hoping for this to arrive on my doormat within the next couple of days.

Where the Stars still shine by Trish Doller

Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility.

I read Trish's book this summer and loved it. I cannot wait for this as her writing is brilliant and everyone who has read it says it is fab too. Cannot wait. 

To All the boys I've loved before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters…

I loved Jenny Han's summer series. I have the feeling this is going to be a book I love completely!! 

Ignite me by Tahereh Mafi

Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she'll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong.

In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best of dystopian and paranormal and was praised by Publishers Weekly as "a gripping read from an author who's not afraid to take risks." The sequel, Unravel Me, blew readers away with heart-racing twists and turns. Now this final book brings the series to a shocking and climactic end.

I must admit I haven't read book two in this series yet. My plan is to reread the first one then the rest of the series straight back through. I read so much that I wonder if a lot of the time the problem I have with second books in the series is more down to me. Either way looking forward to it lots


Oh I can't wait to read Allegiant, Fangirl and the Jenny Han book as well! Such exciting books coming out soon :)
Apart from the first one I haven't yet heard of the others but oh my - Fangirl, Where the Stars Still Shine and To All the Boys I've Loved Before all sound amazing!
Anya said…
I so want Allegiant and Fangirl! Great list, gonna look up the rest :) Why do they have to be so far away?
Lucy Powrie said…
Fangirl is my all time favourite book so I really hope you enjoy it.

I'm also really looking forward to Ignite Me. Tahereh Mafi is such a good writer!
Anonymous said…
I'm looking forward to "Allegiant" too. I enjoyed the first 2 books of the series, and am curious about where the 3rd book is going to take things.