Top Ten Tuesday (9)

“Top Ten Tuesday” is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

I just did a summer reads post last Wednesday (check it here), so for my summer reads freebie for Top Ten Tuesday I picked my top 10 most anticipated releases of the summer (June-Aug).  There might be a few overlapping with the above mentioned post. These will be in order of release date. I will include the descriptions of only books that are either standalones or the first in a series, as to avoid spoilers. Click on the title or the cover for a link to Amazon. 

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.1.

Title: Lightness Falling
Author: Stacey Marie Brown
Release Date: June 1, 2017
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Lightness Falling (Lightness Saga Book 2) 004

I just did the cover reveal for this book today on my blog! —>click here to go to the post!

The link to buy isn’t available yet, but click here to get the first book in the series for only $0.99!


.2.

Title: Dividing Eden
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Release Date: June 3, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Dividing Eden by [Charbonneau, Joelle]

Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?”


.3.

Title: The Darkest Promise
Author: Gena Showalter
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance

The Darkest Promise: A Dark, Demonic Paranormal Romance (Lords of the Underworld) by [Showalter, Gena]

This is the 13th full length LOTU novel. These books brought me back from a 5 year year slump and I’m obsessed!


.4.

Title: Roar
Author: Cora Carmack
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Roar by [Carmack, Cora]

In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.

Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora’s been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.

To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.

Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage.
She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough.

Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.


.5.

Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by [Lee, Mackenzi]

Henry “Monty” Montague doesn’t care that his roguish passions are far from suitable for the gentleman he was born to be. But as Monty embarks on his grand tour of Europe, his quests for pleasure and vice are in danger of coming to an end. Not only does his father expect him to take over the family’s estate upon his return, but Monty is also nursing an impossible crush on his best friend and traveling companion, Percy.

So Monty vows to make this yearlong escapade one last hedonistic hurrah and flirt with Percy from Paris to Rome. But when one of Monty’s reckless decisions turns their trip abroad into a harrowing manhunt, it calls into question everything he knows, including his relationship with the boy he adores.


.6.

Title: Mordacious #2 (Unknown Title)
Author: Sarah Lyons Fleming
Release Date: June ?, 2017
Genre: Dystopian, Zombies

I don’t even have a cover for this one because it hasn’t bee released yet 🙁 But I’m so excited for this book! Sarah Lyons Fleming is amazing, but she’s an indie author so sometimes deadlines aren’t as fixed as author’s with huge publishers.

Click here to see my review on her first book of this series. 


.7.

Title: The Last Magician
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

The Last Magician by [Maxwell, Lisa]

Stop the Magician.
Steal the book.
Save the future.

In modern day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic—the Mageus—live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhattan becomes trapped by the Brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them to the island. Crossing it means losing their power—and often their lives.

Esta is a talented thief, and she’s been raised to steal magical artifacts from the sinister Order that created the Brink. With her innate ability to manipulate time, Esta can pilfer from the past, collecting these artifacts before the Order even realizes she’s there. And all of Esta’s training has been for one final job: traveling back to 1902 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order—and the Brink—before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to a hopeless future.

But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless gangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles with magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her future, she may have to betray everyone in the past.


.8.

Title: The Secret History of Us
Author: Jessi Kirby
Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Contemporary YA

The Secret History of Us by [Kirby, Jessi]

Contemporary YA is not usually a genre I seek out, but this book sounds too good to pass up. 

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a near-fatal car accident, she can’t remember how she got there. She figures it’s because she was in a coma for a week, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last week of her life—she’s lost all memory of events that happened years ago. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

As Liv tries to sort out her family and friends’ perceptions of her, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance and the one person that has made Liv feel like her old self…whoever that is. With feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.”


.9.

Title: Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions Book 1)
Author: G. S. Prendergast
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions Book 1) by [Prendergast, G. S.]

He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.
Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.
His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.
Until a human kills her…

Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…”


.10.

Title: Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: August 27, 2017
Genre: YA Fantasy

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) by [Bardugo, Leigh]

She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.”


There’s my list! what did you choose for the freebie? Make sure you provide your link so I can check it out!

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24 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (9)

  1. Ahhh I’m really looking forward to The Last Magician. I loooved Lisa Maxwell’s Unhooked, so I can’t wait to crack open my eARC of TLM. I’ve also heard some wonderful things about Gentleman’s Guide, so I really wanna read that one as well!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~ Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover

  2. I can’t wait to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! How can you go wrong with a title like that?

  3. Great choices! I’m looking forward to Roar and Wonder Woman as well! I hope you’ll enjoy all the books on your list! Have a great week and happy reading!

  4. This is such a great list! And Dividing Eden – I hadn’t heard of that one before but it sounds so intense and great!

  5. Great list! Wonder Woman and The Last Magician are on my TBR!

  6. Oooooh, ROAR and Numbers 8 – 10 look like books I would like. I’ll have to keep an eye out for them.

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  7. Wonder Woman and The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue are two of my most anticipated summer releases as well. Great list!

  8. Roar looks like such an interesting read. I haven’t seen it hyped too much, but I remember when I first came across it and the cover just drew me in. Hope it’s a good one. Great list!

  9. This is a great list and you just reminded me that I have Dividing Eden and will be reading that also this summer. Love the list!

  10. Roar sounds amazing. And the Wonder Women book actually sounds interesting, although she’s never been a favorite.

    I’m looking forward to the 13th Gate by Kat Ross this summer.

    My TTT: http://books.thetechchef.net/top-ten-tuesday-26/

  11. Zero, Repeat forever and Wonder Woman are also on my TBR list! I’m excited for summer too!

  12. So many great new releases to look forward to this summer! I’m especially excited about The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Roar and Wonder Woman: Warbringer though 🙂

  13. So many great releases! I’ve been looking forward to A Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ever since I hear about it and Wonder Woman: Warbringer seems like a great opportunity to find out more about Wonder Woman, she’s fascinated me for so long now!

    • This sounds awful, but I have not actually read any books with an LGBT lead! I know Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda gets rave reviews, but I’m not really into contemporary. I have The Seafarer’s Kiss on my TBR that I’m hoping to get to soon, but I just find that there aren’t a lot of Fantasy/sci-fi with LGBT leads. The Gentleman’s Guide sounds soo good though and I discovered that I like Historical Fiction a lot more than contemporary so I’m quite excited for it!

      Agree about Wonder Woman, too. I was never really into her waayyyy back in the day when they used to play reruns of the old Wonder Woman show, but this new and revamped Wonder Woman look amazing.

  14. Ahh I’m SO excited for so many of these too!! Particularly Wonder Woman and Zero Repeat Forever and the Last Magician! I’ve read The Gentleman’s Guide and fjadskald iT’S SO GOOD AND PERFECT AND SWEET AND PERRRRFECT. *flails forever* I hope you love it too!

    • Thank you! Everyone I know that has read The Gentleman’s Guide has said similar things so it’s definitely one I’m pretty hyped up for!

      So funny thing, I just read an article about you this morning on Facebook and then saw this comment! Love your Insta and Twitter 🙂

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