Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015

Posted December 26, 2014 by Carmel in Miscellaneous / 76 Comments


Another year has come and gone which means that it’s time to participate in Two Chicks On Books, Reading YA Rocks, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads and Tales of a Ravenous Reader annual TOP 10 OF 2014 week long meme. Not only do I love lists but these posts are easy to put together and schedule during the holidays so that I can spend time with my family. Enjoy!

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10. Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

I finally got around to listening to ALPHA & OMEGA in audio this year. Move over MERCY THOMPSON, you are no longer my favourite Briggs protagonist! Holter Graham’s narration is also way better suited than Lorelei King’s (I LOVE her as Charley Davidson, but not so much as Mercy).
ComingSoon 09. Menagerie by Rachel Vincent

This novel was on my most anticipated books list of 2014, but unfortunately the release date got pushed back which somewhat damped my excitement. However, I’m a die hard Rachel Vincent fan, and it’s been WAY too long since her last Urban Fantasy series ended.
08. Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Normally the next installment in Estep’s ELEMENTAL ASSASSIN series would be in this spot, but she also has a new Young Adult novel in the works, so I’m slightly more psyched about the latter, plus it hits shelves in April as opposed this summer.
07. The Veil by Chloe Neill

Again, book 11 in Neill’s CHICAGOLAND VAMPIRES series could have easily made the cut, but seeing how we’re about to start a new year, I’m all about the debuts, and this author will be introducing readers to her A DEVIL’S ISLE universe in 2015. I’ll be there!
06. Wicked Embers by Keri Arthur

I was really wowed by the first novel in Keri Arthur’s SOULS OF FIRE series; phoenixes aren’t exactly common in the supernatural world, so that alone made the story super unique, but when you add this author’s phenomenal writing to the mix, awesomeness ensues.
Bayou Moon 05. Bayou Blues by Sierra Dean

I was on the verge of plunging into a full-out depression when I bid adieu to Dean’s SECRET MCQUEEN series on December 16th, but then a little ray of hope entered my life in the form of a spin-off. And, the protagonist is a witch / werewolf hybrid!
04. Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

I owe Jennifer (The Book Nympho) and HUGE thank you for getting me hooked on Kresley Cole’s Young Adult series. The narration and writing are absolutely fantastic! Unfortunately, this caused me to fly through the first two installments. C’mooon January!
Magic Shifts 03. Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

Ilona Andrews makes my top 10 looking forward to list every year. MAGIC SHIFTS has some pretty big shoes to fill after the quasi series finale that went down in book 7, but if anyone can it, it’s THIS author duo. Kate Daniels and Curran forevah!
02. Burned by Karen Marie Moning

Here’s another repeat from 2013, but unlike MENAGERIE, the change in publication date in no way diminished my anticipation for KMM’s next novel. In fact, the author completely changed her game plan by instead switching back to Mac’s POV which was great news.
01. Vision in Silver by Anne Bishop

I’ve actually already read this book (I couldn’t WAIT!), so it’s kinda funny that it holds the #1 position. I first discovered this series in audio, so even though my review is already ready to rock in March, I still plan on visiting Meg & Simon AGAIN Alexandra Harris style.

What books are you looking forward to in 2015?

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76 responses to “Top 10 Books I’m looking forward to in 2015

    • I liked Dani, but I can understand why a lot of readers had a problem with her. It’ll be interesting to see what KMM does with Mac’s POV after such a long hiatus.

    • I’ve had Clean Sweep in my iPhone for MONTHS! I was really hoping to get through more ‘just for me audibooks’ during the holidays, but alas that didn’t happen.

    • Thanks! I could have done a top 20 or 30, but the hosts specifically asked us not to. LOL! I’m supposed to hear back before the end of the month which is only a few days away, so here’s hoping.

  1. I have a very expensive book year to look forward to based on what is already on the wish list for next year. Definitely the new Patricia Briggs, but the new JR Ward, Jeaniene Frost, Karen Chance, Nalini Singh, Rebecca Zanetti and oh so many more will find their way home with me. I really need to get caught up on Ilona Andrews and Anne Bishop.
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    • This will be the first time that I won’t buy the new Ward book on release day; I was so disappointed with The King that I’m going to hold-off for reviews. That’s a great looking list ya got there. Thanks for sharing!

  2. OMG why didn’t I knew before that Jennifer Estep has a new YA series coming up! I love her books, althoguh I still have to read the last Mythos Academy book and need to catch up on her Elemental Assassin series. I already have Menagerie pre-ordered, can’t wait to read it. I am more excited for this one then her other book for some reason. Great picks!
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    • The pub date for Menagerie better not get bumped again otherwise I am gonna FREAK! I’m super excited about Estep’s new YA series. Now I just need to find time to read her BigTime novels…

    • I thought you’d have been all over Bishop’s series, and YES the wait for Burned has been excruciatingly long. Fingers crossed that it was worth the delay.

    • I’ve been slacking in my blog rounds over the holidays, so don’t feel too bad. We’ll have to compare notes on Jennifer Estep’s book once it’s out!

  3. Patricia Briggs’s books have been on my TBR for FOREVER. I need to actually get around to reading her books. xD Same goes for Kresley Cole (although I’ve had bad luck with her YA series, so I think I should try her adult ones instead). Plus Karen Marie Moning. And Anne Bishop. Seems like I have tons of reading to do this 2015. xD
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    • I finally tackled Briggs’ Alpha & Omega series, so you’re not alone. I actually rather enjoyed Cole’s YA novels, and I normally dislike that genre. *shrugs* KMM & Bishop are auto-buys for me.

  4. We have 5 of the same 🙂 Vision in Red is at the top of my list. I’m a little nervous about Burned..eeek! I really don’t know how much I want to listen about Mac a Barrons anymore…They are done and happy in my book, plus one of the biggest factors that made me love that series was the sexual tension between those two…But will see, KMM is an awesome author and I shouldn’t be
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    • I’m holding out for the audiobook of Burned as well because you got me hooked on the narrators of Iced. Not sure if they are the same ones, but either way, it’s a date.

  5. I only recognize Ilona Andrews and Anne Bishop in this list but like you, I am also looking forward to them. Granted, I haven’t read Magic Breaks yet (or was that its name? I mean Book 7), but Ilona Andrews has an addictive writing style and I’m pretty certain I’ll love it (despite my hesitances because a lot didn’t really like Book 7 D:)

    AND I GOT LUCKY WITH VISION IN SILVER!!! I was able to get a review copy of it on EW and also read it and I have to say, it’s the best one in the series yet. I love it so much and I am SO going to buy a physical copy of it.
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    • For some reason I thought you were caught-up on Ilona Andrews’ series; I know you were binge reading it for a while there. You must continue!! I scored a copy of Bishop’s book too. I can’t pick a fav though, I love ’em all.

  6. I hear so many great things about Kresley Cole, Anne Bishop, and Karen Marie Moning but have still yet to read a book by them-I really need to change that! Hope you get to read and enjoy these sometime soon!
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    • The YA genre gets such a bad rep which is unfortunate because it has so much to offer. I avoided it for a while, but am slowly adding more & more titles to my TBR, and so far so good.