May 20, 2015

Sixteen More 2016 Reads

I'm so excited to share sixteen additional 2016 releases I'm anticipating! If this is your first time visiting my blog, last year, I had a three-part series about Fifteen 2015 Reads and each post featured...fifteen YA titles releasing in 2015. I knew I'd have to continue it, so back in February, the first Sixteen 2016 Reads post went live. 
This time, I tried to divide it by genre, but that was a bit tricky since many of the books don't have a genre on Goodreads yet and some of their blurbs may be a bit vague. So for this Sixteen 2016 Reads post, I'm going to do short little pitches (basically just the Goodreads blurbs, but still).

Diplomatic Immunity by Brodi Ashton
A standalone novel about a recent scholarship recipient who sets out to expose debauchery at her exclusive private school in Washington, D.C., only to find herself falling in love with the baddest boy of all.

Breaker by Kat Ellis
An executed serial killer's son enrolls in a new school and finds himself drawn to a girl in his class - only to discover she is the daughter of his father's last victim.

Into The Dim by Janet Taylor
Being “the home-schooled girl” in a small town, Hope Walton’s crippling phobias and photographic memory don’t endear her to her dad's perfectly blond, very Southern family. When her mother is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, Hope’s secluded world implodes. After being shipped off to an aunt she's never met, Hope learns there's more to her mother's "death" than she ever dreamed. At her aunt's manor, high in the Scottish Highlands, Hope begins to unravel the shocking truth about her family. Her mom isn't just a brilliant academic. She’s a member of a secret society of time travelers, and is currently trapped in the twelfth century in the age of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. To stage a rescue, the sheltered teen must join the Indiana Jones-wannabe team of time-jumpers, before her mother is lost for good. In a brutal, medieval world, Hope will discover more family secrets, and a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free…or the very key to Hope’s undoing.

Nemesis by Anna Banks
"...a YA fantasy by Anna Banks...In the story, a princess who possesses the power to create energy escapes her father, who wishes to weaponize it, only to be captured by another kingdom where she discovers that her powers could be used to fight a terrible plague."

Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
Inspired by the tale of Blackbeard, it's the story of a forbidden romance between a servant girl desperate for freedom and the master's son who dreams of a life at sea. But they are caught up in something bigger than their circumstances: a love that changes the course of history.

Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth
"...a debut YA novel by Molly Booth, featuring a 15-year-old stage manager running her high school's production of Hamlet, who falls through the stage trapdoor and lands in the basement of the Globe Theatre in 1601, during Shakespeare's original debut of the play."

Up To This Pointe by Jennifer Longo
In the novel, a girl who is the descendent of an explorer who died in a race to the South Pole knows that big dreams come with big risks. When her dream of becoming a star ballerina dies, she's willing to go to the ends of the earth (literally to the South Pole) to chart a new path. 

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Set in a mystical desert nation called Mirahin, Rebel of the Sands follows a gun-slinging girl desperate to escape her past, and a handsome foreigner who harbors dangerous secrets.

The Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
The romantic fantasy adventure set during the political unrest of 19th-century Europe follows a 16-year-old British socialite exiled to Hungary and swept up in a revolution to overturn world order.

The Gilded Cage by Melissa Albert
An American farm girl discovers that she's an English heiress . . . but claiming her fortune leads to danger and intrigue. 

Ruined by Amy Tintera
RUINED follows a princess out for revenge as she infiltrates the ruling kingdom's royal family by pretending to be the prince's fiancee.

My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
"a comic, romantic and fantastical retelling of the story of the Lady Jane Grey, told in the vein of The Princess Bride."

Stolen Crowns #1 by Jessica Day George
" which the princesses of fairytales – grown up and living their Happily Ever After – disappear one day, leaving their daughters and sons to save them all."

Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
Follows a group of girls who, “accidentally kidnap their least-favorite member of their most favorite boy band” and then have to deal with the aftermath when he winds up dead.

The Land of Ten Thousand Madonnas by Kate Hattemer
Three teen cousins embark on a backpacking trip to Europe at the mysterious behest of their fourth cousin, who recently passed away.

Escaping Perfect by Emma Harrison
In the story, a girl fakes her own death to escape from her high-pressure political family and moves to Tennessee where she starts a new life. 

So did you find some new books for your TBR? Did you have some of these on your TBR already? And stayed tuned for the next Sixteen 2016 Reads post! It's coming sooner than you think, and it features a very special topic.


  1. Wow! It's weird to think about how we are already thinking about 2016. I think Breaker is the one that jumped out to me the most. Looking forward to the next portion of the segment!

    1. I know, right? And there are 2016 books that are already getting covers. That's the really weird part for me.

  2. So many amazing reads on this list! I ended up adding all of them to my TBR because they all sound SO GOOD. Great picks and now I seriously can’t wait for 2016 :D

    1. You have no idea how much I love hearing that. I hope we both enjoy them!

  3. Emma!! Thanks so much for adding my book to your SUPER FAB list!!
    You're right!! There are so many awesome reads coming out next year!!
    I'm so stoked!!

  4. Several of these are on my TBR list as well- especially Stolen Crowns #1. (Which we still don't have a title for, I don't think . . . whyyyyyy.) I will have to check out some of these that I didn't notice before for some reason.

    1. No title for it yet. If it still comes out in 2016, it'll probably be the fall. I hope it doesn't get pushed back to 2017. :(


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