Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d slay a lion to get early

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d slay a lion to get early

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish, but was recently relocated to That Artsy Reader Girl

One of the best parts of being a book blogger is having my finger on the pulse when it comes to book announcements. I get upcoming releases on my radar pretty early, and I eagerly await them, counting down the years, months, weeks and days until I can finally get hold of them.

These ten books are the ones I’m most excited about, and I’d slay a lion to be able to get hold of an early copy of any of them.

10) Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne

I’ve only put Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? this far down on the list because I haven’t heard much about it yet, but I do love the simplicity of the cover. I loved Am I Normal Yet? and I’m sure I’m going to love this one just as much.

9) Trust Her by Jessica Vallance

Trust Her by Jessica Vallance

Jess Vallance’s The Yellow Room was a pretty harrowing read, so I can imagine she’ll let her imagination run wild in her adult debut. Again, I don’t know much about this one, but the cover is utterly gorgeous and that tagline is very intriguing.

8) Floored by Sara Barnard, Holly Bourne, Tanya Byrne, Non Pratt, Melinda Salisbury, Lisa Williamson and Eleanor Wood


Floored is one of my most anticipated novels of all time EVER, but I’m also a little apprehensive about it. I enjoyed stories with multiple viewpoints, but the only other book I’ve read with seven was Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate. It worked really well for that release, but it’s a fine line between genius and disaster.

7) The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe

The Evolution of Claire by Tess Sharpe

I loved Jurassic World and I love Tess Sharpe’s writing, so this should be the perfect combination of the two!

6) Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak

I still haven’t read If Birds Fly Back (oops!) but I’m hoping to read that before Wild Blue Wonder is released.

5) My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas

My Box-Shaped Heart by Rachael Lucas

The State of Grace was one of the best YA releases I read last year, and with the title of this one referencing a Nirvana song? Bound to be a success.

4) What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

What If It's Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda is one of my favourite books of all time, and although I haven’t read any of Adam Silvera’s novels yet, I’m really excited to read both More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End. A collaboration of the two authors should be superb.

3) The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Wicked King by Holly Black

The Cruel Prince is probably the best book I’ve read in 2018 so far, so I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel. The first book ends on a pretty huge cliffhanger, so this is obviously going to be fast-paced and very absorbing.

2) Dark Age by Pierce Brown

Dark Age by Pierce Brown

I haven’t finished Iron Gold yet, because I’m absolutely terrified of my favourite characters dying. I hardly made it through Morning Star, so I’ll be impressed if my heart can cope with another 500 pages of Pierce Brown’s writing! I’m obviously going to read it eventually, though, so I’m already looking forward to reading the fifth book in Brown’s series.

1) King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Nikolai Lantsov is the best thing about Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy, and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. King of Scars is the first book in a duology focused upon him, and although I disliked the end of the Grisha trilogy, I’m going to give Bardugo another chance to impress me.


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If you could choose one book to get your hands on early, what would you pick and why?