Top 5 Anticipated YA Releases | Autumn 2016

Summer and Autumn are typically the best periods throughout the year for book releases. And, looking back at some of the amazing releases of this Summer, such as This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, it is time to look towards what other amazing young adult literature will be hitting our book shelves this autumn.

A Million Worlds With You (Firebird #3) by Claudia Gray – November 1st 


Synopsis of Fire Bird #1: Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their groundbreaking achievements. Their most astonishing invention, called the Firebird, allows users to jump into multiple universes—and promises to revolutionize science forever. But then, Marguerite’s father is murdered, and the killer—her parent’s handsome, enigmatic assistant Paul— escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

I adore this series. In fact, my first review on this blog was of A Thousand Pieces of You – the first book in the Firebird series, so this series holds a special place in my heart.

Cliff hangers do not typically make me crave the next novel in the series, however, with the way One Thousand Skies Above ended, I need Firebird #3 now. I must give praise to Claudia Gray for how expansive and infinite she has made this narrative.

With the theme of dimensional travel, this series explores the various possible realities that could have occurred, had history happened differently. Each new universe is explored through Marguerite’s eyes, where we get to witness how these subtle historical changes have affected her life; and some realities are quite astonishing.

I cannot wait to see where A Million Worlds With You will take us, although the cover does indicate some possibilities.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – September 20th


Synopsis: Every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose…it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown.

I am yet to read anything from Kendare Blake, author of the Anna Dressed in Blood series, as well as having a short story featured in the Slasher Girls and Monster Boys anthology – which is featured on my TBR for autumn as I wish to read it for Halloween.

However, if the synopsis for this novel is anything to refer to, I am sold on this book.

Plus, I am already lining up my predictions for, not only this novel, but the rest of the series as this is the first of a brand new – yet to be named – YA series. I expect brutality, blood, and lots and lots of magic, all within an expansive high fantasy universe, which will be developed upon in future installments.

I hope it is a game of life and death as it would be disappointing if the sisters throw in the towel and refused to fight after a short period of time.

I will publish a review of this book once I have read it. Also, check out this awesome fan-made trailer for the book: THE YA BOOK TRAVELER TRAILER.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – October 18th


Synopsis of Illuminae (Book #1): The year is 2575, and two rival mega corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who barely even talk to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

I would like to preface this by stating that I, Devon Howes, have yet to complete Illuminae. I know, I know, it has been such a highly reviewed novel, and it briefly held a place on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf; however, I was in a slight reading slump and so I gave up on page 41.

This will be rectified soon as I desperately wish to join the Illuminae hype train, I take no pleasure in harboring any unpopular opinions. And, I had no issues with Illuminae, it was all just bad timing.

Replica by Lauren Oliver – October 4th


Synopsis: [This book has a very long synopsis, so click the title above to see it]

To be honest, the main selling point with this book is the dual perspective – not in the traditional sense. Instead of reading the situation from two alternating perspectives, this book allows you to completely read the story from one perspective, than re-read it from the opposite perspective.

This concept has been done before, however, unlike the Everyday duology by David Levithan, both perspectives are in one book. Which means you will not have to buy a second novel in order to read the opposite side of the story.

The Throne of Glass Colouring Book – September 6th


Synopsis of Throne of Glass: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

I understand that this is not a novel…but, this colouring book is based on one of the best  YA high fantasy series out there. Throne of Glass is such an expansive series, with the fifth book releasing on the same day as this colouring book. The only reason Empire of Storms is not on this list is due to my inability to begin Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3).

What books are you most looking forward to this Autumn? Leave a comment down below!

Also, make sure to check out next week’s post as it will be a review of V. E. Schwab’s This Savage Song!


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