I had really wanted to do a post with 20 books I’m looking forward to in 2020 because, you know, all those 20s seemed fun. Unfortunately, my body couldn’t quite handle all that as these types of posts are a lot of work, but I can at least talk about a few books! So I chose five books I’m excited for right now that are either standalones or the first book in a new series. Some of them may already be released by the time I get this posted, but oh well, I’m still looking forward to them since I haven’t read/listened to any of these yet!
Highfire by Eoin Colfer // Jan 28
This urban fantasy is about a lonely vodka-drinking, Flashdance-loving, Netflix-bingeing dragon. As if that wasn’t enough to make me want to read it already, he then saves a teen(?) from a crooked cop, and the two form a bond, and it’s all set in the Louisiana bayou, and it just sounds hilarious and great.
Daughter from the Dark by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko // Feb 11
Another fantasy, this one is about a man ending up stuck with a creepy little girl who won’t leave his apartment and her monstrous teddy bear protector. The premise already has me intrigued, and I’ve also heard the main character is flawed (which I love) and that the relationship between the characters is complex and interesting.
Finna by Nino Cipri // Feb 25
I believe this is a novella, and a sci-fi one at that since it’s about portals and people traveling through them. I’m most excited though about the nonbinary rep and the recently broken-up relationship between the two main characters who are forced to work together despite the difficulty of the recent break-up. I love books that explore relationship dynamics that we don’t often get to see.
Repo Virtual by Corey J. White // Apr 21
Cyberpunk! I always want more cyberpunk, and this one sounds good with its augmented reality, virtual repo men, thievery, and a sentient AI.
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar // Aug 11
To be honest, I don’t remember exactly what this is about. I know the main character is the daughter of a star, and that’s all I need to know. I was sold at that alone. She’s part star! How cool is that?!