Most Anticipated Reads Q1 -2020

The beginning of a new year means a lot of new books to look forward to. Here I have listed a few of the books I am most looking forward to from January to April 2020. Most of these are continuations of series I have started or some new releases I have been hearing a lot about.

As I live in the UK all of these are the UK release dates.



A Heart so Fierce and Broken

Brigid Kemmerer
Cursebreakers #2

I had an ARC of the first book A Curse so Dark and Lonely, and it was a solid 3 star read for me. I enjoyed it and as this one has promised to contain the POV from one of my favorite characters I am looking forward to reading it.

The Night Country

Melissa Albert
The Hazel Wood #2

Book 2 in the Hazel wood series. I gave the first book four stars and it was a great read. However, I will admit I can’t quite remember how the Hazel wood ended so I might have to re-read before I get to this one.

I managed to find both of these on the buy one get one half price table in Waterstones the day of release so it might be worth checking out your local store if you are interested in these two.


One of us is Next

Karen M. McManus
One of us is Lying #2

Yet another squeal! This follows on from One of us is lying which was a fun YA mystery that I enjoyed. I also enjoyed Karen M. Manus’ Two can keep a secret. They were both fun and entertaining quick reads and I am sure this will be the same.


Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep

H.G Parry

I currently have an ARC of this and am just trying to finish it up so I can dive into reading it. I am loving it so far and cant wait to get my hands on my pre-ordered copy. I mean books within books are just my thing, what is not to love.



Come Tumbling Down

Seanan McGuire
Wayward children #6

This released in the states on the 7th of january but we have to wait just a wee bit longer here in the UK and I am itching for this. I adore this series and as this one goes back to Jack and Jill’s world! I need. I hope my pre-order comes in on time as I will be sitting down and reading it immediately.


The King of Crows

Libba Bray
Deviners #4

The final book of the Diviners series! this is an awesomely creepy 1920s set paranormal mystery series that have just been the most fun to read. I am looking forward to reading the finale!


The Last Day

Andrew Hunter Murray

This is the debut Sci-Fi novel from Hunter Murray of No such thing as a fish fame. I am really intrigued by the premise. I do hope it also has elements of his humour throughout the story too.

The Hand on the wall

Maureen Johnson
Truly Devious #3

I have really enjoyed this series. It is a fun dual mystery crossing timelines at an elite boarding school. After the cliffhanger of book two I am looking forward to finding out how this concludes.

Heartstopper Vol 3

Alice Oseman
Heartstopper #3

This is the cutest comic series ever. While these are freely available to read online I like purchasing the physical copies to support the artist.


False Value

Ben Aaronovich
Rivers of London #8

This was delayed from November and I am anxious to get reading. This is one of the most in depth stories I follow we are now at 8 novels, 8 graphic novels and two novellas and I love them all. The story left off at such an interesting point and really want to know what happens next!



Scavenge the Stars

Tara Sim

This was released this month else where but we in the UK have to wait until March. I really enjoyed Tara Sim’s Timekeepers series. This is billed as a gender swapped retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo which sounds really fun. The Timekeeper series was also filled with diversity so hopefully this will be the same.


The City We Became

N.K. Jemisin

I love a good bit of urban fantasy and combining it with new york city just makes this even more of a must read. This sounds amazing, the soul of the city its dark side and all of it in peril, Yes!


The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel

While I have not read station eleven I have read her mystery The singer’s Gun and enjoyed it. I have an ARC of this one and I am hoping to start it soon so I can post my full review.



The Last Emperox

John Scalzi
The Interdependency #3

Anyone that has read my blog before knows I am a big fan of Scalzi. This is the last in his Interdependency series and while I do not love it as much as his Old man’s war series I am enjoying it greatly.

Plan for the Worst

Jodi Taylor
The Chronicles of St Mary #11

I recently just discovered this series and I am flying through them. Therefore, I fully expect to pick up book 11 shortly after it is published. They are just jam packed, furiously paced sci-fi novels that take sharp twists and turns and have an awesome brand of snarky humour.

Looking Glass

Christina Henry
The Chronicles of Alice

I really enjoy Christina Henry’s retellings and her Alice series is the creepiest. This collection of novellas will let s jump back into that world.


Laura Lam

I am a fan of Laura Lam’s work and when I found out she is releasing an adult Sci-fi I was immediately interested in it. The dystopian setting, the all female space crew one of whom is a botanist! I am looking forward to reading it.

I think I have a busy few months of reading on my hands. Are you looking forward to any of these? Have I missed any?

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

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