The new year is always full of tantalizing new books, and 2015 is no exception. My to read list is getting longer by the day!
My top 5 most anticipated new releases, for February to April:
City of Savages – Lee Kelly
A dystopia grounded in the real world, in a future post-war Manhattan that’s all too easy to visualize. The brutal actions of a city trying to survive make for a fast-moving plot. But it’s the relationship between two sisters and their makeshift family that make this dystopia sound hopeful, despite the bleakness. City of Savages comes out February 4 from Saga Press.
Touch – Claire North
For some, a second novel from the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, one of last year’s literary science fiction darlings, may be an auto buy. For me, the promise of a fluid gender identity provides the hook, as the POV character changes bodies from one person to the next and assumes each identity fully. Touch comes out February 24 from Orbit.
The Water Knife – Paolo Bacigalupi
I love Bacigalupi’s YA dystopia style, and I’m looking forward to reading one of his adult novels. As a Colorado resident, the story line hits close to home, as Bacigalupi shows as an American Southwest fighting for dwindling water resources. The Water Knife comes out March 5 from Orbit.
Bones and All – Camille DeAngelis
Coming of age with cannibalism, in a story that’s part horror and part too strange to classify. This one’s been getting great reviews and sounds like one I have to read for myself. I’m looking forward to a dark, twisted tale and a unique leading lady. Bones and All comes out March 10 from St. Martin’s Press.
An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir
An epic fantasy standalone based on Ancient Rome, with a smattering of other mythologies thrown in for good measure. It boasts strong leads, who don’t end up in a romance, and there’s nary a love triangle in sight! This one’s been getting great buzz and I hope it lives up to the hype. An Ember in the Ashes comes out April 28 from Razorbill.
What new releases are you most looking forward to? Answer here, or post on your own blogs and drop a link in the comments.