We’re at the stage now where the ‘reader’ blog feed is filled with posts about anticipated releases for January or the rest of the year, and I want to add mine into the mix.
There is a rather common theme/genre that runs through all of these books and it will probably come as no surprise as to what they are. They’re either sequels of favourite books from 2022, or books from authors I’ve read before.
So I don’t ramble on for too long, let’s dive right in.
A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon – I really enjoyed Priory of the Orange Tree when I read it a few years ago, and there is so much of this world to be explored. It will be really interesting to see how the world inhabited by Sabran, Tané and co came to be and I can’t wait to read this, although it will be a rather intimidating read too considering its size. I think it will ultimately be the biggest book I order and hopefully read in 2023.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard – Now I know what you’re all going to say, this book was actually released in 2022, but stupid me accidentally pre-ordered the paperback and didn’t realise until a lot later. I really hope this is one I do enjoy because from what I’ve heard already, it could go either way,
Cursed Crowns by Catherine Doyle and Katherine Webber – Twin Crowns was one of my favourite books in 2022 so it is not surprising that I can’t wait for the sequel. Twin Crowns did wrap up as if it was a standalone but there is sometimes more story to tell and this one certainly has the scope to expand.
In The Shadow of the Wolf Queen by Kiran Millwood-Hargrave – I confess to not having read everything Kiran Millwood-Hargrave has written, but they’re all of interest and on my owned TBR. In The Shadow of the Wolf Queen is the first book in a new fantasy trilogy (Geomancer), all about the magic of nature, power, and the strength of love, and I can’t wait for it. I think this one is a children/YA rather than adult (someone please correct me if I’m wrong), so it will be quite nice to read some of her younger fiction again.
The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix – Whilst The Left Handed Booksellers of London didn’t blow me away when I read it in 2021, it was still a fun and escapist fantasy that is based around books and magical mysteries, and this sequel looks as if it has upped the ante. Also, from what I’ve seen and heard of Bath from Beth (BooksNest), it seems the perfect setting for this kind of story.
Queen of Gods by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr – I don’t have an image for this book as no cover art has been released for this yet, and I couldn’t find a placeholder image, but it is the sequel to Daughter of Darkness, another 2022 favourite. We were kind of left on a cliff-hanger and I’m excited but also anxious to see how Deina deals with her life in the Underworld and everything happening in Thebes.
Six books later, and that’s it. Like I said at the beginning, I don’t have many anticipated books and pre-orders so far, so it will be interesting to see if this list grows over the course of 2023. I am kinda waiting until the Adult fantasies and historical releases get their dates. Everything seems to be romantic contemporaries at the minute, which is not my genre at all!
Anyway, rambling again.
What are some of your anticipated releases for 2023?
Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!