Most Anticipated 2020 Releases: Part 2

Hello book nerds! It’s July and that means I’m back for another round of my most anticipated releases! I published the Part 1 back in January, listing down the books I’m excited for which will be released from January to June. Now I’ll be focusing on the books that will be released in the second half of 2020!

Some of my most anticipated releases from the first half of 2020 got pushed back though. Some of them are The Friend Scheme, Cemetery Boys, and Harrow the Ninth. Still, I’m so excited for them (and I’ve actually had the opportunity to read the advanced copy for some of them!) But anyway, that’s enough chit chat!

Here are my most anticipated 2020 releases from July to December 2020!

Faith: Taking Flight

A fat, queer superhero that can fly. That’s it. That’s the book. I remember freaking out when Julie Murphy announced this book! It feels like everything I ever wanted!

Author: Julie Murphy
Expected publication: July 7, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Superheroes, LGBTQ+

Loveless

I haven’t read any work by Alice Oseman yet, but I know this author is well loved by many in the book community. The main character here in Loveless is aromantic asexual, and yep, I want it in my hands immediately.

Author: Alice Oseman
Expected publication: July 9, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+

The Extraordinaries

I’ve had the chance to read The Extraordinaries last month and TJ Klune does not disappoint! Superheroes vs. villains, best friends-to-lovers trope, humorous writing, and more! Check out the preorder campaign here.

Author: TJ Klune
Expected publication: July 14, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary Fantasy, Comics & Superheroes, Science Fcition, LGBTQ+, Neurodiverse MC

The Year of the Witching

I’ve seen the hype over this book and honestly, knowing that it’s a feminist fantasy that’s also dark horror, I’m all in as well.

Author: Alexis Henderson
Expected publication: July 21, 2020
Genres/Tags: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Historical Fiction, BIPOC MC

Crowning Soul

I first learned about this on Twitter! I saw Inuyasha in the synopsis and I’m already sold. And also, that is one gorgeous cover! Look at it! I can’t wait to read this one!

Author: Sahira Javaid
Expected publication: August 9, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Asian MC

Darius the Great Deserves Better

I loved Darius the Great is Not Okay and I definitely freaked out when I found out it’s going to have a sequel! I’m so excited to continue Darius’s story.

Author: Adib Khorram
Expected publication: August 25, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Coming of Age, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Mental Health, Realistic Fiction

Ironspark

This book deserves more hype! It’s a paranormal YA debut with mystery, faes, and a lesbian love triangle. What more can we ask for?

Author: C.M. McGuire
Expected publication: August 25, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, LGBTQ+

The Summer of Everything

This book sounds so good and wholesome! Like a fluffy rom-com that will add 10 years to my life. Needless to say, I am ready!

Author: Julian Winters
Expected publication: September 8, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+, BIPOC MC

The Bone Shard Daughter

Another Adult Queer SFF to look out for! This book just sounds so good in every way possible. Fortunately, I’m part of the #BoneShardDaughterPH blog tour hosted by Your Tita Kate! I’m so excited to dive into it!

Author: Andrea Stewart
Expected publication: September 10, 2020
Genres/Tags: Fantasy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, LGBTQ+, Asian rep

Legendborn

Victoria Lee highly recommends this book, and after seeing the synopsis and the cover, I am all for it as well! It has demons, a secret society, dark, magic, mystery, and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic!

Author: Tracy Deonn
Expected publication: September 15, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Retelling, BIPOC MC

Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite

A bunch of awesome authors writing short stories about vampires? Hell yes, I am in! Not to mention, V.E. Schwab mentioned hers being a queer vampire story, and honestly, that’s what we deserve.

Editors: by Zoraida Córdova and Natalie C. Parker
Expected publication: Septemer 22, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Anthologies, Short stories, Fantasy/Paranormal, LGBTQ+

Crownchasers

First of all, that cover is striking. Second of all, it’s science fiction with a dash of political intrigue and a deadly contest. How awesome does that sound?

Author: Rebecca Coffindaffer
Expected publication: September 29, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction

A Deadly Education

This one is being pitched as a feminist version of that-series-written-by-that-terf-author-who-must-not-be-named. Plus it has dark magic and the whole concept sounds so interesting. I can’t wait to read it!

Author: Naomi Novik
Expected publication: September 29, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy

Blazewrath Games

This one sounds AMAZING. I mean, contemporary world with dragons?! Latinx rep? International sports tournament?! Deadly conspiracies?! I can’t wait to dive into it!

Author: Amparo Ortiz
Expected publication: October 6, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dragons, Latinx rep

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

I’ve only read one book by V.E. Schwab, but I already know she’s an amazing (and inspiring) writer. And when she announced this book, I was already convinced it will be one of my absolute favorites!

Author: V.E. Schwab
Expected publication: October 6, 2020
Genres/Tags: Fantasy, Science Fiction

Spoiler Alert

Why am I excited for this book, you ask? Well, it’s a romantic comedy set in the world of fan fiction, it features a fat main character, it also has a celebrity who posts his own fan fiction, and HELLO, look at that cover! That cover alone just added 10 years to my life, I love it.

Author: Olivia Dade
Expected publication: October 6, 2020
Genres/Tags: Contemporary, Romance, Rom-com

Beyond the Ruby Veil

This one is dark, queer YA fantasy with a cunning lesbian main character and blood magic. I have nothing left to say except I NEED IT.

Author: Mara Fitzgerald
Expected publication: October 13, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Dark Fantasy, LGBTQ+

Master of One

I’m going to be honest and say that when I first learned about this book, I immediately loved it. How could I not? It has heists, a thief and a fae prince, political intrigue, queer romance, and a high-stakes plot! And after chatting with one of the authors, I learned that no one in this book is straight. To that, I say: hell yes!

Author: Jaida Jones, Danielle Bennett
Expected publication: November 10, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, High Fantasy, LGBTQ+

The Ever Cruel Kingdom

I enjoyed reading The Never Tilting World earlier this year, and now here is the sequel! I’m so excited to dive back to this world! (Also, that cover is amazing!)

Author: Rin Chupeco
Expected publication: November 10, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Science Fiction/Fantasy, LGBTQ+

Ruinsong

“..dark and lush LGBTQ+ romantic fantasy”, okay, I’m interested. “…it’s sapphic”, okay, I love it!

Author: Julia Ember
Expected publication: November 24, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQ+

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre

This book sounds like a cute, sapphic rom-com novel that will be my next favorite! Also, it involves theatre kids. Queer theatre kids!

Author: Robin Talley
Expected publication: December 1, 2020
Genres/Tags: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Rom-com, LGBTQ+


And that’s it! Those are my most anticipated releases for the rest of 2020. And man, it’s already looking pretty awesome doesn’t it?

How about you nerds? What are the books you’re excited for? Did any of these books also piqued your interests? Tell me in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Most Anticipated 2020 Releases: Part 2

  1. Ah I’m anticipating most of these books as well! I’ve actually got a few of them as ARCs for review and I’m so excited to read them. ✨

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