BLOGTOBER Day 14: TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY REVISITED: Top five anticipated pre-orders
After participating in Top Ten Tuesday yesterday, it made me really miss Top Five Wednesday. Unfortunately Lainey and Sam put Top Five Wednesday on haitus so there are no new topics to take part in. Instead I’ve decided to do TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY REVISITED – taking some of the old topics I’ve spoken about and bringing them into 2020!
The first Top Five Wednesday topic I ever participated in was top five anticipated pre-orders of which I’ve actually read two of the five I chose, so here are five books that I currently have on pre-order and can’t wait to read.
5. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
I wasn’t planning on purchasing A Court of Silver Flames because I’m not a fan of the new cover style, but when the cover was announced Waterstones had limited signed pre-orders and I couldn’t resist.
A Court of Silver Flames is the fourth book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, which I’m desperately trying to catch up on with my own readalong, ACOTAlong (so if you’d like to join in, feel free to follow the Twitter!). Unfortunately I’ve already fallen behind – I’m really not good at reading to schedules – but I’m hoping when it gets to November and reading the chunky monkey that it A Court of Mist and Fury then I’ll actually be able to commit to reading a few chapters a day.
A Court of Silver Flames is released on February 16th 2021.
4. The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
This is another series which I desperately need to catch up on. I own all of the books which have been released so far and I read (and absolutely ADORED) Samantha Shannon’s standalone fantasy novel The Priory of the Orange Tree, so I’ve got a feeling that The Bone Season could end up being a new favourite of mine.
Unfortunately it’s going to be a seven book series and The Mask Falling is only book four, so I’m trying to wait until the end of the series is in sight before I embark on this bookish journey. That doesn’t mean I’m not eagerly pre-ordering every release as soon as it gets announced!
The Mask Falling is also released on February 16th 2021.
3. Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
When I read Ready Player One it catapulted itself into my favourite books of all time, so when the sequel was announced I nearly wet myself with excitement.
Unfortunately, by the time I went to pre-order all of the signed copies were sold out, so I decided to wait and buy it closer to the time… But then Waterstones added more signed copies, so I grabbed a copy as quickly as I could!
Ready Player One is an epic competition between gamers across the globe, all trying to win the fortune left behind by the creator of the Oasis, a VR game like no other. If you’re a fan of Warcross by Marie Lu or Slay by Brittney Morris, Ernest Cline’s game is just as well-crafted as either of the ones featured in those novels so you’re sure to love this one too.
Ready Player Two is released on November 24th 2020.
2. The Survivors by Jane Harper
I have read and loved all of Jane Harper’s novels, so when I heard she was releasing a new one I got so excited. She normally releases a book every January but skipped this year because she was busy being a new mum – a pretty reasonable excuse! – but I’m glad she’s back in the New Year with a new novel.
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t know anything about this book apart from the fact that it’s Jane Harper, but that was enough to sell it to me. If you haven’t read The Dry yet it is an impeccable debut, and I bet if you picked up a copy you also wouldn’t be able to resist pre-ordering this novel.
The Survivors is released on January 21st 2021.
5. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
V.E. Schwab’s latest novel, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, has actually just been released – its release date was October the 6th – but I’m eagerly waiting for my Illumicrate copy to arrive. This isn’t a spoiler because they announced which book they were featuring, so don’t get mad at me!
I’m tempted to pick up a copy of this novel while waiting for my box to arrive because Illumicrate have been hit with some pretty bad shipping delays this year. My September box only arrived last week, so there’s a good chance that I won’t receive Addie LaRue until the middle of November! However, I’m certain it’s going to be worth the wait because the early reviews have been GUSHING.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue tells the story of a girl who makes a deal with the devil so that she can live forever, but the downside is that no-one she meets will ever remember her. However, when someone does remember her shenanigans begin and that is all I know! Certainly sounds like one hell of a story, though.
I hope you enjoyed this Top Five Wednesday Revisited! If you’ve also got a lot of books on pre-order why don’t you make your own post celebrating them?
See you tomorrow,