Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was 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 weeks topic is Top Ten Upcoming Releases We’re On the Fence About.
by Leigh Bardugo
I’m sad to report that so far I’m not A Leigh Bardugo fan…. I was late to the Grishaverse party and I’d been unable to avoid major spoilers of the first series so it wasn’t my favourite and Six of Crows didn’t grab me the way I hoped it would and I sort of gave up. I’m not sure about King of Scars though I now have a copy…
The problem is, I’ve forgotten all the characters and I know there are ones that cross over – but I really don’t think I want to re-read series one…
by Jay Kristoff
This is the third and final book in the Nevernight chronicle and I haven’t yet read the second. I want to know how this story ends, but there’s something that I somehow found out about in book 2 that I am REALLY not looking forward to reading, because it’s not something that I think would happen. And if that’s in book 2, what’s going to be in book 3?
3 Wayward Son
by Rainbow Rowell
This is a sequel to Carry On but I’m not sure I want to read it. Carry On was an entertaining as a spoof, but I thought it was all wrapped up. HOWEVER, this is called Wayward Son, which kind of guarantees that I need to buy it….
4 Courting Darkness
by Robin LaFevers
This is linked to the His Fair Assassin trilogy and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I liked that Trilogy but sometimes picking apart a series to add further stories just doesn’t work and I’m worried that will happen here.
5 Warrior of the Wild
by Tricia Levenseller
This is a random one not connected to other series – as far as I know. It sounds interesting. but I’m not sure if it’s one I’d just buy and then keep on the shelf for 5 years before giving it to charity – that’s something I’m trying to cut out!
6 Deep Blue Sea
by Pippa DaCosta
I don’t know why but I’m always drawn to the covers and descriptions of Pippa DaCosta’s books. I’ve read 5 books by her already and only liked 2 of them. It’s very much a 50/50 chance that I will enjoy this novella. Mind you I haven’t read the first book in this series yet either…
7 The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
by Ally Condie
It’s been an age since I read Ally Condie’s Matched Series, a series I have yet to finish because I found the love triangle a little irritating. I enjoyed book one but that was so long ago. This book sounds interesting but I’m worried it will have similar tropes.
8 If I’m Being Honest
by Emily Wibberley
Absolutely loved her fantasy series but can she pull off a romance… do I risk it?
9 The Place on Dalhousie
by Melina Marchetta
I love this women’s work but I’m unsure whether this one actually interests me or not.
10 Four Dead Queens
by Astrid Scholte
I’ve seen this everywhere but it sounds like a few other YA Fantasys out there. I think I may see what Paein makes of it and decide whether I want to read it after that.