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ANTICIPATED APRIL 2020 RELEASES

Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.

What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.


For April, our hotly anticipated titles, in chronological order, are :


If you like the chosen one trope, the CHOSEN ONES by Veronica Roth takes a flawed slant on this idea. This is an adult fantasy and the characters were a bunch of chosen ones after saving the world. It is out on April 7, 2020

RULES FOR BEING A GIRL by Candace Bushell & Katie Contungo is out on April 7, 2020. Through a high school story, this book explores the experience of grooming and sexual exploitation in a way that is not for the feint of heart. It isn’t graphic but the perpetrators and characters surrounding the protagonist are infuriating. An important read for young adults.

EMPIRE OF DREAMS by Rae Carson is a highly anticipated, though mostly unexpected, addition to the Girl of Fire and Thorns series. This is a standalone that I don’t think anyone expected and you can dive face first back into this world on April 7, 2020.

RUTHLESS GODS by Emily A Duncan is the sequel to the dark bloody WICKED SAINTS and continues being dark and bloody and twisty. You can get your hands on this one on April 7, 2020.

YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER by Sarah Hogle is a strange twist on a hate to love featuring a couple that is already engaged to be married. Say what? You can find out all about it on April 7, 2020.

THE HAPPY EVER AFTER PLAYLIST by Abby Jimenez is a book we’re sure everyone who read THE FRIEND ZONE is going to pick up. This book follows one of the side characters from the author’s debut and, if you know what happened, you know it’ll feature a heaping portion of emotions and feels and.. more. Find out how much more, and what that means, on April 14, 2020.

TIME OF OUR LIVES by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka is “a reflective, romantic coming-of-age novel that explores life after high school–perfect for fans of Fangirl and Emergency Contact.” Out April 21, 2020.

GIRL GONE VIRAL by Alisha Rai was a cute, second in the series. This book focuses on Katrina who lays low in life generally but a supposed meet-cute goes viral and exposes her to nefarious interest. There’s a bodyguard Jas and its a fun story. This one is out on April 21, 2020

THE GIRL AND THE STARS by Mark Lawrence releases on April 21, 2020. It is the first in a new series but set in the world of The Book of the Ancestor series (yet different environment). Micky will be reviewing this one.

Q is the highly anticipated next offering by Christina Dalcher and it releases on April 30, 2020. It isn’t related to Vox but it tackles another dystopian earth, similar but slightly removed from our own. In this book, it is intellect that is central to everything, the Q (IQ) decides your rank in life and the impact is creepily scary.


What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!

ANTICIPATED MARCH 2020 RELEASES

Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.

What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.


For March, our hotly anticipated titles, in chronological order, are :


The fourth book in Charlie Adhara’s Big Bad Wolf series, WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING, is out March 2, 2020. This is an m/m paranormal shifter detective series and one that definitely needs more love.

ONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED by Sophie Gonzales is a highly anticipated debut. This YA is pitched as a queer Grease retelling, with shades of Clueless thrown in to the mix, and an adorable cover, to boot, and is out March 3, 2020.

We’re sure we don’t need to tell you that March 3, 2020, is the day HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD, the first in Sarah J Maas’ new adult series, releases. Or do we? No, probably not.

Another huge release we probably don’t need to remind you of is CHAIN OF GOLD by Cassandra Clare. This is the first in a new trilogy set in Edwardian London, following the events of the Infernal Devices series, and this is also out March 3, 2020.

And yet another exciting release for March 3, 2020, is THE MIDNIGHT LIE by Marie Rutkoski. Not only is this a spinoff series set in the same world as The Winner’s Curse but it’s the author’s first release since the end of the aforementioned series.

With a strapline of standalone paranormal romance, KISS OF VENGEANCE by Samantha Young is actually the second in a series but is clearly only interconnected to book one rather than a continuation. Expect wolves, vampires and immortality on its release date of March 3, 2020.

AND THE STARS WERE SHINING BRIGHTLY by Danielle Jawando is a highly anticipated debut from a British YA voice. Dealing with tough subjects of suicide and bullying this novel sounds hopeful and rich. It is out on March 5, 2020 and Micky wants to scream from the rooftops about this one.

THE RICH BOY by Kylie Scott is a standalone contemporary romance out on March 9, 2020. The blurb sounds appealing with a work place situation, a guy who loves Austen and complications of the rich. Sign us up!

UNDERCOVER BROMANCE is the second in Lyssa Kay Adam’s Bromance Book Club series about men who read romance to woo, or win back, their lady loves. This one features a character who I think got a lot of love from readers in book one. UNDERCOVER BROMANCE is out March 10, 2020.

THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by T.J. Klune is enchanting, melancholy, heartbreaking, wonderful, delightful.. honestly, Hollis could go on just rattling off words to describe it, but this queer fantasy needs to be on your TBR for sure. You’ll be able to get your hands on it as of March 17, 2020.

THE ELECTRIC HEIR is the follow up to Victoria Lee’s THE FEVER KING and you can get it March 17, 2020.

IF I NEVER MET YOU by Mhairi McFarlane, author of one of Hollis’ top reads of 2019, is out March 24, 2020. This is an opposites attract/fake dating/office romance and yeah, that sounds amazing, but honestly, no matter what the topic, this author should be on everyone’s radar.

THORN by Intisar Khanani is a retelling inspired by the Brothers Grimm Goose Girl. This story sounds like a mix of royalty, power struggles and switched identity. With that blurb and gorgeous cover, there will be no resistane on its release on March 24, 2020.


What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!

ANTICIPATED FEBRUARY 2020 RELEASES

Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.

What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.


For February, our hotly anticipated titles, in chronological order, are :


AN EVERYDAY HERO by Laura Trentham is the second in her Heart of a Hero series. This is a complete standalone and with unconnected characters from book one but it was a fantastic continuation of the theme of soldiers now home, learning to live life as a civilian again. This great military romance releases on February 4, 2020.

YES NO MAYBE SO by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saaed is a politically immersed YA set around elections, canvassing and has a real feel of current climates. The main characters are Muslim and Jewish with lots of cuteness thrown in. It releases on February 4, 2020 and we have a review in the pipeline for this.

THE KING OF CROWS is the fourth book in the Diviners series by Libba Bray. We don’t even want to post the synopsis of this one, being the final in a series, but we know this is much anticipated and fans have been (im)patiently waiting for this conclusion. Grabby hands can get grabby on February 4, 2020.

If you are ready for a retelling with a fresh take then look no further than THE STARS WE STEAL by Alexa Donne. This book is a twist on Persuasion, set in space and with a fleet of ships. There’s royalty, crime and love on the menu and this also releases on February 4, 2020.

GROWN UPS by Marian Keyes is a family-centric tale with relatable drama told in that special, funny way that only this author can. Expect the serious along with the funny and you won’t be disappointed in this women’s fiction offering. Grown Ups releases on February 6, 2020.

This YA contemporary sneaked along with some unique themes. WHAT KIND OF GIRL by Alyssa B Sheinmel addresses the issue of dating abuse in this age group. It was a compelling read and Micky really found it enjoyable despite the subject area. If you enjoy a serious YA, then check out this release on February 6, 2020.

THE MERCIES by Kiran Millwood Hargrave is a historical and fantastical tale set in Norway in the 1600s. This is a story about feminism, oppression and a literal witch hunt. We couldn’t be more excited for it on February 6, 2020.

BOOK OF ORLANDO by Laura Lascarso is the first in a paranormal trilogy about angels, devils, and so much more. It’s a little dark, a whole lot queer, and hot as hell. You definitely need this one on your radar and on February 7, 2020, you can get it on your kindle, too!


What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!

ANTICIPATED JANUARY 2020 RELEASES

Each month, we’ll be putting together a list of our top most anticipated releases; from romance, to sci-fi, to fantasy, and everything in between. These releases might be ones we’re counting down the days for or ones we’ve already read and want you to read (and love!), too.

What you do need to bear in mind is that living on different continents we have different release dates. So as a general rule there might be some repeats from one month to the next.. it’s not that we’re just being weird. Though we can’t dismiss that totally out of turn.


For January, our hotly anticipated titles, in chronological order, are :


If you’re missing the vibes from To All The Boys I Loved Before series, then LOVEBOAT, TAIPEI by Abigail Hing Wen has something to offer to fill that hole. It’s definitely more mature and set in Taipei. The Taiwanese summer camp makes for a memorable read but amidst the fun there are some serious topics. Micky will have a review coming for this. It’s out on January 7, 2020 and it is also the first in a series.

JANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria Stolarz is a most unusual contemporary YA that features a kidnapping of a teen and life afterwards as she tries to reintegrate into society. If you seek tension and a thriller ride, this should be a compelling read. It releases on January 7, 2020.

TOUGH GUY by Rachel Reid is book three in the author’s Game Changers series. HEATED RIVALRY, book two, was one of Hollis’ favourite reads of 2019. This particular match up isn’t a coming out story and, like book one, features a hockey player and a non-hockey player romance. Look for this one out January 13, 2020, and stay turned for a review from the blog!

LUCKY CALLER by Emma Mills is a much anticipated release for anyone who loves Millsy. This release heralds a change in format for the author’s covers, and she’s since revamped all her releases, but nevermind the packaging, what about the insides? You can find out about those on January 14, 2020, and expect another review from us.

LOVE HER OR LOSE HER by Tessa Bailey is book two in her Hot and Hammered series. Neither of us loved book one, FIX HER UP, but this one surprised and delighted us both! We’ll also have a review for this one but keep an eye out on this one if you either loved or didn’t love book one. We think this’ll work for you either way! You can pick it up on January 14, 2020.

If you know either of us at all, you know we are huge Lucy Parker fans. So colour us happy as piglets in shit (sorry, Micky) when we got news there was more to come for her London Celebrities series. HEADLINERS was a huge hit for us and we hope you’ll love it, too. It comes out on January 20, 2020, and you know there’ll be a review coming your way.

TWEET CUTE by Emma Lord is a YA contemporary debut and oh man was it charming, full of feels, snark, and cheese. Literal cheese of the grilled variety. We’re on the blog tour for this one and we’ll have a review for you, too. Twice the love because this book was so great. You can fall in love with it, too, on January 21, 2020.

WHITEOUT by Adriana Anders has Micky shouting from the antarctic about this grumpy male researcher and peppy chef stranded and in a dangerous set of circumstances. If you enjoy a romantic suspense, like the idea of antarctic context and a chase across the white stuff (you should all be shouting yes to this), then do not fear, January 28, 2020 will sort you out.


What titles are you looking forward to this month? Let us know in the comments below!