Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d slay a Lion to Get Early

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Today’s topic is: “Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early”! THERE COULDN’T BE A MORE PERFECT DAY FOR THIS TOPIC! Because one of the books I have been waiting for for a long time comes out today!

1. A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) – Sarah J. Maas

Release date: May 1st 2018

If you are reading this on the day I post this, I’m probably devouring this book at this very moment! I have waited for so way to long for this book and it’s finally the day. I’m so happy I don’t actually have to slay a lion for this one! But, because I’m writing this book before it actually is Tuesday so it can still be on the list, right? ?

After the last book of the series, I actually was a bit disappointed because the ending was so ruched! Such a good series with such a fast and just very flat ending. I was so happy when I heard that another book came out. Hopefully now, I can deal with that ending and go on living my life happily.

2. A Thousand Perfect Notes – C.G. Drews

Release date: June 7th 2018

If you haven’t heard of Paper Fury (if there are still people who love book blogs and haven’t), you really need to check her blog out, because it’s simply amazing. Her blogs are so funny and awesome and I’m quite sure I’m going to be madly in love with her book. I can’t wait to read this book. There is one thing I’m very, very, very disappointed about… IT HAS NO DRAGONS??? How could you Cait? ?


3. Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik

Release date: July 10th 2018

I really loved Naomi Novik’s Uprooted. It was crazy good and very unique. The cover of her newest book, Spinning Silver, is super similar to the cover of Uprooted and that made me instantly exited.  Another thing that made my heart beat faster is that it’s a retelling, any book labelled retelling will be an instant read for me!

4. Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) – Laini Taylor

Release date: October 2nd 2018

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS BOOK FOR SO LONG. I can’t even at this point. It’s still 6 months until I can squeeze this obviously amazing peace of literature to pieces.  After Strange the Dreamer (of which I have already talked way to often and what was without a doubt the best book of 2017) I just spend every waking minute of my life waiting for this book.

5. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Guide #2) – Mackenzi Lee

Release date:  October 2nd 2018

Last year I waited for a very long time before reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. I practically drowned in references to this book on all social media, and it took me months before I was convinced I should give this book a chance. When I finally did, I have to admit that I loved it, it was really good and all the characters were amazing. This year, strangely, I’m again not 100% convinced I want to read this book. Now I know I will, because I clearly liked the first book, and I don’t really understand why my head is making this weird choices. I still really want to read it and I’m going to ignore my weird head and just slay that lion to get to this book early!

6. Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) – Sarah J. Maas

I’m probably not the only one who walked around like a zombie after reading the end of book 5 in the Throne of Glass series. HOW COULD SHE WRITE AN ENDING LIKE THAT AND THAN MAKE US WAIT 2 YEARS TO FIND OUT HOW IT WILL GO ON!! It’s so cruel and I’m still not over it, I’m never trusting Sarah J. Maas with my heart again.

7. The Wicked King (Folk of the Air #2) – Holly Black

I read The Cruel Prince in April and I was so in love with it, it was exactly what I want from a book. A lot of backstabbing and amazing plot twists. You will never figure out this ending, it’s so amazing! So now, I know that I will have to wait for the next book in this series until January and I haven’t been cooping with that news to well. I’m still in denial and I hope I will stay in this face until January. One new person added to the list of Holly Black fans.

8. On the Come Up – Thomas Angie

Release date:  February 2019 

One of the biggest book hypes of 2017, and with good reason, was The Hate U Give. Like everyone else I read it and I loved it. So, this book just had to be on my list of books I would slay a lion to get early. It’s so refreshing to read this kind of eyeopening YA contemporary books. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one and be amazed yet again.

9. The Toll ( Arc of a Scythe #3) – Neal Shusterman

Release date: 2019

We don’t even have a cover for this one yet ?. It’s so frustrated when there is only a year given as release date. How can I set a count down times on my phone if it can be anything between 7 months and 19 months?? Cruel.. But, of course it still better than nothing at all, or even worse, 2020.. shudders violently. I’m actually still reading the second book in this series, The Thunderhead, SO NO SPOILERS IN THE COMMENTS OR I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU. ? I did read a few reviews that mentioned that the ending of the second book will be quite a surprise. So I’m happy I’m warned I guess, I’ll try to keep my emotions on a low pitch (like that is ever going to happen) so I don’t get hurt. ?

10. Seafire (Seafire #1) – Natalie C. Parker

Release date: August 28th 2018

This cover had my attention immediately. It’s really gorgeous and one of the reasons I want it as soon as I can have it. Another reason I really want to read it is Pirates. It’s a current big hype in YA and I hope it’s here to stay. The Daughter of the Pirate King, Shades of Magic and A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue were all really good examples of YA book that featured bad-ass pirated girls and I hope I can add this one to that list this summer!


We are at the end again of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday! I hope you liked reading this as much as I had fun writing it! Let me know the books you look out to most in the comments below!


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