5 New Releases I’m Looking Forward To

New releases

2020 is shaping up to be a really good year for new YA releases and I’m desperately looking forward to some of them. Since we’re over a week into January now, I thought I’d share with you a few of the new books I’m interested in reading! They aren’t in any particular order, so let’s get to it.


A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

This is the new Hunger Games prequel that Suzanne Collins is writing and its set to release in May. I’m really excited to give it a go, since I read the whole original trilogy last year and loved it. I think this is a book that has the potential to go very, very wrong, but it could also be brilliant and I want to remain optimistic and see how it turns out.


Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim

I read the first book in this series, Spin the Dawn, last year and while it didn’t live up to the hype for me, I really want to know how the story ends, because we were left on a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the last book. So I’m definitely going to be reading this book as soon as I can get my hands on it.


Thorn by Intisar Khanani

I’d never heard of this book or this author until I was scrolling through a Goodreads list of 2020 releases. It seems this book was originally published in 2012, but a second, updated, edition is being published this year. I think its a retelling of  The Goose Girl and it looks really good! I look forward to reading it as soon as its republished.


Sisters of Sword and Song by Rebecca Ross

I’ve loved Rebecca Ross’s previous two books (The Queen’s Rising and The Queen’s Resistance) and this one sounds exactly like my cup of tea, sisters and murder and intrigue. All my favourite things 😀


Kingdom of Sea and Stone by Mara Rutherford

I read A Crown of Coral and Pearl a few weeks ago and I loved it, so I’m looking forward to the sequel. CoCaP is an underated YA fantasy that I got out from the library on a whim, because the cover looked nice. It was full of court mystery and death and mythology, as well as great worldbuilding. I definitely think more people should know about it.

Do you guys keep up with the new releases? What books (new releases or not) are you looking forward to reading this book? What’s your opinion on prequels?

18 thoughts on “5 New Releases I’m Looking Forward To

  1. Well, still working on The Illiad. In between Illiadn and Odyssey, will choose something else- when it comes to classics: I always have to insert a different genre in between

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  2. This was really fun to read! I don’t typically end up reading new releases in their release year, simply because they’re usually more expensive when they’ve just come out and also typically have a lot of people waiting on them at the library but it’s always nice to keep tabs on what’s coming out and what I might be interested in reading sometime. I’m excited, this year, to catch up on some of the classics that I’ve hoarded up at home but haven’t gotten around to reading yet. The used bookstore had a nice selection of classics and I felt compelled to pick them up but haven’t really gotten around to reading any of them yet 😬!

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  3. I don’t usually buy new releases either, and I usually read them six to twelve months after release, but I love keeping up to date with what’s happening. I definitely need some more classics on my TBR this year as well.

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  4. These all sound really interesting and I especially can’t wait to read the new Hunger Games book. Mostly though, I’m looking forward to a new book in The False Prince series by Jennifer Nielsen called The Captive Kingdom. This is a great idea for a post 🙂

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  5. I definitely think you’d enjoy the Hunger Games. Funnily enough, apart from the obvious violence and a bit of gore, there’s hardly any content at all. I don’t remember any swearing (if there was any, it was very minimal and didn’t bother me). There’s no sexual content, but Katniss and Peeta do sleep in each other’s beds in a sort of platonic way? Other than that, there wasn’t anything really questionable.

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  6. Yes, I think it could be really cool! I’ve heard that series is really good, but unfortunately my library only has the third book in the series (how weird?) so I haven’t read it. I definitely should though. Thank you 😀

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