Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Would Slay a Lion To Get Early

A weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

1.) Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh
Release Date: June 5, 2018
I know this book comes out in about a month but I loved Flame in the Mist and I am super excited to find out what happens next in the series.

2.) Smoke and Iron by Rachel Caine
Release Date: July 3, 2018
I am a huge fan of this series. It's absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book. I've read advance copies of the first three books in this series and I'd like the trend to continue.

3.) The Darkest Legacy by Alexandra Bracken
Release Date: Release Date: July 31, 2018
This was my Waiting on Wednesday post last week. I want to read it immediately because grown up Zu and finding out what happens in this world.

4.) City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Release Date: August 28, 2018
I love Victoria Schwab books and this one sounds truly fantastic. I'm sure it will be dark, mysterious, and just as brilliant as all her other books.

5.) Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: September 18, 2018
I am a big fan of this series and the next book sounds absolutely amazing! I have ARCs of the other two books and as much as I want on for this one as well, I heard the ending will be different so I want a finished copy ASAP.

6.) Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Release Date: September 25, 2018
I am so unbelievably excited to read the sequel to Vicious. That was my first Schwab book and it will always hold a special place in my heart. Plus this is a sequel we didn't even know that we were getting.

7.) The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Release Date: September 25, 2018
I have not read as many Kiersten White books and I would like and this one sounds totally up my alley so I really want to read it. I love Frankenstein retellings and this one sounds really fantastic.

8.) Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Release Dates: October 2, 2018
I have also not read as much Laini Taylor as I would like. But I loved Strange the Dreamer, the audiobook was amazing and I would definitely slay a lion for an advance copy of the audio.

9.) Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
Release Date: October 2, 2018
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue was my favorite book of 2017 and I was over the moon when I heard there was going to be a companion novel from Felicity's perspective. I can't wait to read it!

10.) Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepard
Release Date: October 2, 2018
I have not read any Megan Shepard books but I have heard good things about her books and they seem like the kind of YA books I would read. This one sounds fantastic so maybe I will start there.

11.) Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas
Release Date: October 23, 2018
I know a lot of people are over the Throne of Glass series but I am one of those people who are still on the train. I would love to get the final book in the series, STAT!

12.) King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: January 29, 2019
The cover for this book just came out and it is BEA-U-TI-FUL. I am nervous and excited to find out what happened to Nikolai and to return to Rafka.

There you have it. All the books I would destroy an animal's life to get an advance copy of. I'm hoping some of these will be at ALA but we shall see. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. The cover for Muse of Nightmares is so gorgeous!

  2. I would totally slay a lion to get Escaping From Houdini right now!! Lol.

  3. OOoh nice picks!! Sooooo can't wait for Escaping from Houdini!! Also excited for King of Scars, Grim Lovelies, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, and Smoke in the Sun! Awesome picks!!

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  4. I can't wait for King of Scars, especially after seeing that beautiful cover!

  5. Escaping From Houdini is everywhere today. I wouldn't mind getting early access to that one either. Great list!

  6. I will always want SJM's books. I am obsessed with her series.

  7. City of Ghosts and Kingdom of Ash were on my list this week too! I still need to catch up on the Great Library books and read Vicious before I can read the sequels though.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2018/05/01/top-ten-tuesday-157/