Top 10 Upcoming Releases I’d Walk into a Lion’s Den 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 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Top Ten Tuesday has been one of my favorite memes ever since I started blogging, so huge thanks to Jana for taking over the hosting duties!

This week’s TTT topic is Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early.  I tweaked the topic a little just because I LOVE lions and even the hypothetical idea of slaying one just made me sad, lol.  But anyway, there are definitely some incredible books coming out that I would do almost anything to get my hands on early, even walking into a den of lions!


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Top 10 Upcoming Releases I’d Walk into a Lion’s Den to Get Early


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 1. THE WINTER OF THE WITCH by Katherine Arden


(This Russian folklore-inspired trilogy has become one of my favorite series and I’m just dying to see how it ends.)



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2. MUSE OF NIGHTMARES by Laini Taylor


(After the way Strange the Dreamer ended, I need this book in my life ASAP!)



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3. ON THE COME UP by Angie Thomas


(The Hate U Give was one of my favorite reads of 2017 so I truly can’t wait to read more from Angie Thomas.)



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4. MY PLAIN JANE by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodie Ashton


(If this is anywhere near as hilarious as the first book, I’m going to be laughing for days and I can’t wait!)



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5. ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI by Kerri Maniscalco


(I need more Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell in my life!)



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(Felicity gets a book of her own!!!!!!!)



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7. HULLMETAL GIRLS by Emily Skrutskie 


(This one first caught my attention because the author was raised in my home state, but what really makes me want to get my hands on it ASAP is the author’s own description of her book, which I saw on Goodreads:  “This is my third book. The closer I look at it, the more I realize it’s made of things that scare me. Physical things, like surgery and irrevocable body modification and sci-fi body horror. Abstract things, like being known too well, giving away too much of yourself, and being used. But it’s also made of things I love: spaceships, jacked up cyborgs, angry girls, and machines with a little sass in them. I hope it scares you, but you love it too.”)



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(It’s Catwoman and it’s Maas…what more do I need to say?)



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9. VENGEFUL by V.E. Schwab


(How much do I love Schwab?  So much so that I haven’t even read Vicious yet and I already want the sequel so that I can binge them together!)



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10. KING OF SCARS by Leigh Bardugo


(I quite literally just heard about this one yesterday and have just been sitting here with grabby hands ever since, like GIMME, please!)



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Question:  What books would you do just about anything to get your hands on early?

45 replies
  1. readerbuzz
    readerbuzz says:

    Strange the Dreamer is on its way to me; I won it in a mini-challenge for readathon. I guess I need to go ahead and put the new Laini Taylor on my wish list now!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Ooh, I hope you enjoy Strange the Dreamer. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but it truly captivated me.

  2. ShootingStarsMag
    ShootingStarsMag says:

    Oh definitely THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY and Escaping Houdini. Those are both on my list too! I still need to read Vicious, but it will happen soon. I’m currently trying to finish up the Shades of Magic trilogy.


  3. Sara @ Forever 17 Books
    Sara @ Forever 17 Books says:

    I love this list! There are a lot of books I want to read too. On the Come Up, definitely! I wanted to put Catwoman on my list but I really want to read the first two in that DC Comics series first and I still haven’t! I have copies and I’m hoping to get to them soon and then I can dive into Catwoman. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read the Batman book in the DC Comics series. I read a couple of mixed reviews and then set it aside and forgot about it. I really need to get back on track with the series.

  4. Angela
    Angela says:

    I haven’t read My Lady Jane yet, but I’m still really looking forward to My Plain Jane, because Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books and I want to see the twists they put on it.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Jane Eyre is one of my favorites too so I can’t wait to see what they do with it. If it’s anywhere near as good as My Lady Jane, it should be a very entertaining read.

  5. Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover says:

    The Lady’s Guide and My Plain Jane both made my list this week as well! Ugh they’re both going to be so fun and funny. I cannot wait. I love that you’re already anticipating Vengeful even though you haven’t read Vicious yet hahah. That bookworm life. That book probably should have made my list as well.

    Wonderful list!!
    – Lefty @ The Left-Handed Book Lover
    My Top Ten Tuesday!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I hope my expectations aren’t too high but I fully expect The Lady’s Guide and My Plain Jane to be two of the funniest books I read this year.

  6. Ana@MarkingDaPage
    Ana@MarkingDaPage says:

    King of Scars is also on my list! I’m dying to get my hands on that book and it was announced that a character from Six of Crows will also get a PoV!!!!

  7. Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous)
    Kristin (Book Sniffers Anonymous) says:

    Love your list. I’m dying to read On the Come Up. I loved The Hate U Give and was so excited when I saw she was coming out with another book. Catwoman is one that I’m also itching to get my hands on. I liked Wonder Woman, but I’ve been anticipating Catwoman’s release since I found out she was going to be in their line-up of superheros.

  8. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    Please wait while I add all of these to my TBR…

    Okay! I’m so happy you shared these! A few I’ve seen around, but a lot were new to me! I think from this list I’m most excited about Angie Thomas’ book. I really enjoyed The Hate U Give and loved her writing. <3

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m really excited for Angie Thomas’ book too. I found The Hate U Give to be such a riveting read, and I’m sure this new one will be too.

  9. Greg
    Greg says:

    Oh yeah Hull Metal Girls! I forgot about that one… but I love that author description too! Definitely one I want to read!

  10. Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books)
    Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) says:

    I’ve seen most of these on multiple lists today, so you’re not the only one who’s excited for them! I haven’t heard of HULLMETAL GIRLS before. It sounds really good and I love the author’s description, too.

    Happy TTT!

  11. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    These are all amazing! So excited to read them all! King of Scars is one of my most anticipated reads ever!

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I haven’t either. It’s sitting on the shelf right behind me too so I really have no excuse. I will get to it before Vengeful comes out though.

  12. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    Ooo – there are some there that I would certainly slink in alongside you to acquire too, Suzanne:). I haven’t got hold of Strange the Dreamer yet – but I certainly plan to, having LOVED her first series… I also love the look of Hull Metal Girls and The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy… I hope you really enjoy your May reads and thank you for sharing:)

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read Laini’s first series. If I ever get caught up on my ARCS, she is high priority for me.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Oooh, I hope you love Six of Crows! It took me a few chapters to really get into it but then I fell in love with all of the characters.

  13. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I like your twist on the topic title. 🙂 I wouldn’t want to slay a lion either. These are an amazing list of books! I want to read them all.

  14. Daniela Ark
    Daniela Ark says:

    oh yes! I see many books here that would make me slay things for! 🙂

    Especially Arden, Lee and Maniscalco’s series! I need to start them! OMG what is wrong with me! Hope you enjoy them all. Already looking forward to all these reviews. 🙂

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      OMG, I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on Arden’s book. Definitely my most anticipated read of the year!

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