Top Ten Tuesday #216

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these. I got my Uni results last week and I’ll be graduating next week with a 2:1, which, for those of my readers outside of the UK, is really good! I also went to a HarperCollins blogger event last night which was really fun, I’m hoping now that I’m back home for the foreseeable future I might be able to get to a few more of these and meet more lovely UK bloggers.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking about our Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half of The Year. I can’t believe it’s already time for this list and I’ve only actually read five of the books on my first half of the year list! Oh well, let’s hope I have more luck with these ones (I’m doing this in order of release date rather than level of excitement):


  1. Spin The Dawn-Elizabeth Lim-Releases 9th July

I’m so excited that there have been so many more releases by Asian authors coming out this year, it’s great to see. This book sounds really cool as well, a girl in a tailoring competition to become imperial tailor but in order to enter she has to disguise herself as a boy. It’s been pitched as Mulan meets Project Runway and that combination sounds just strange enough to work!


2. We Hunt The Flame-Hafsah Faizal-8th August

We Hunt The Flame came out in the US last month, but it’s finally making it to the UK in August. I actually have an e-ARC of this, so I don’t have to wait till then, but I’m really excited to read it anyway. it’s inspired by Arabian Nights which is super cool and I’ve heard pretty good things so far.

Tunnel of Bones (Cassidy Blake, #2)

3. Tunnel Of Bones (Cassidy Blake #2)-Victoria Schwab-Releases 5th September

Now leaving aside the fact that I haven’t actually read City of Ghosts yet (I will!), I’m still really excited for a new Victoria Schwab book. This one is set in PARIS and involves the Catacombs, which just sounds amazing and gives me even more incentive to try and read City of Ghosts soon (I think I will in September or October).

The Tyrant's Tomb (The Trials of Apollo, #4)

4. The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo #4)-Rick Riordan-Releases 1st October

Okay real talk, I think I’m kind of growing out of Rick Riordan’s books? It’s sad but considering they are intended for an audience a decade younger than me, not entirely surprising! I haven’t enjoyed this series as much as his others, but I’m so close to the end, and Rick Riordan has meant a lot to me over the past nine years, so I’d like to finish out this series and hopefully end on a high.


5. Ninth House-Leigh Bardugo-Releases 1st October

I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS. A college set book with hints of fantasy? YES PLEASE. Honestly this is the kind of book that I’ve been waiting for and I’m super excited to dive into Alex’s adventures in occult Yale secret societies!


6. The Fountains of Silence-Ruta Sepetys-Releases 1st October

Another historical fiction from Ruta Sepetys, I’m so excited! This one is set in the dictatorship of General Franco, twenty years after the Spanish Civil War, another piece of history that barely gets looked at in historical fiction and I’m excited to see how Sepetys takes it on.

The World of Throne of Glass

7. The World of Throne of Glass-Sarah J Maas-Releases 3rd October (maybe?)

I’ll be honest, I don’t actually know if this one is coming out this year or not, but it says that it is on Goodreads and Amazon, so I’m going with it. I wasn’t initially that excited about this, since it sounded like just a boring encyclopaedia of the Throne of Glass world, but apparently it is also going to show what the characters are up to following the end of Throne of Glass, so count me in.

Into the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)

8. Into The Crooked Place-Alexandra Christo-Releases 8th October

I loved Alexandra’s debut To Kill A Kingdom, so I’m super excited for her next book. A group of thieves who accidentally plunge their world into a war and have to fight to save it, but they don’t even know if they can trust each other? YES PLEASE.


9. A Kingdom For A Stage (For A Muse of Fire #2)-Heidi Heilig-Releases 8th October

For A Muse of Fire ended in a really exciting place, so I can’t want to read more of Jetta’s adventures in this book as she deals with the fallout of what happened in the last book and it sounds as if this one is going to be even more exciting-I am ready for it!


10. Call Dawn The Hawk (The Dreamer Trilogy #1)-Maggie Stiefvater-Releases 5th November

AGHH! I have been anticipating this book since The Raven Cycle finished three years ago and I can’t believe it’s finally almost here! I’m so excited to see what Ronan has been up to since the end of The Raven King, and hopefully some of our Raven Cycle faves might appear in this trilogy too.

So there we go, my most anticipated releases for the second half of 2019! Are you excited for any of these? What are you most anticipated releases for the next six months? Let me know in the comments!

That’s all for this week! Next week we’re talking about our Summer TBRs, but as you may have noticed from the top of this post, my graduation is next Tuesday! I will still be doing the post, but it will be pre-scheduled and I won’t be doing my usual round of comments, nor replying to comments on here, I’m sure you guys can understand! In the meantime, I will have a recap of the HarperCollins event I went to up at some point this week, and also my Spring Quarterly Rewind on Friday, so stay tuned for those.



88 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #216

  1. Jess @ Jessticulates 18/06/2019 / 1:33 pm

    Congratulations on your 2:1! I can’t wait for Ninth House and I really want to try some Ruta Sepetys over the summer. Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you! Neither can I. Ooh I hope you enjoy her books.

  2. Cam @ Camillea Reads 18/06/2019 / 1:56 pm

    I don’t know why I assumed We Hunt the Flame had already released! hahaha I’m also excited for Spin the Dawn which I’m on a blog tour for! Ruta Sepetys sounds like she has some great books. I’ll need to check her other books out.

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:17 pm

      It was already released in the US, this is the UK date. Oh that’s so cool, I hope you enjoy it. She does, she always uses lesser known events/periods of history in her books which I think is really cool.

  3. lydiaschoch 18/06/2019 / 2:06 pm

    Yeah, Ninth House sounds amazing.

    My TTT.

  4. Brooke Lorren (@Brookelorren) 18/06/2019 / 3:16 pm

    Woo! Happy graduation! The Fountains of Silence is new to me, but it sounds good. I only know about Franco from nonfiction magazine articles and history books, so that should be interesting.

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you! I don’t really know much about Franco either, but I’m hoping I’ll find out more from this book.

  5. rayasreads 18/06/2019 / 3:42 pm

    I didn’t know about most of the books in this list but the covers are so amazing! I’m going to have to check these out . ๐Ÿ˜€

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:14 pm

      Yes they are a bunch of beautiful covers! I hope you find one you like ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. abookandacup 18/06/2019 / 3:44 pm

    Really enjoyed We hunt the flame! Hope you will too!

  7. JJ Crafts 18/06/2019 / 3:59 pm

    Congrats on the 2:1!!!
    I haven’t read Muse of Fire yet! I need to get around to that quickly!!

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:13 pm

      Ah thank you! It’s really good, I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Louise 18/06/2019 / 4:12 pm

    I love how dramatic the cover for The Tyrantโ€™s Tomb is.

  9. Noor Lightwood 18/06/2019 / 4:13 pm

    Congrats on 2:1
    Great list

  10. lifewithallthebooks 18/06/2019 / 4:28 pm

    Congratulations on your amazing results and graduation! ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m excited about We Hunt The Flame too! Great list! ๐Ÿ’›

  11. evelynreads1 18/06/2019 / 5:18 pm

    Ooh I’m also so excited for ninth house, call down the hawk and so many more!


    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:10 pm

      Me too! There are so many great books coming out in the next half of the year.

  12. Leah Wong 18/06/2019 / 5:35 pm

    Yes to Fountains of SIlence and Ninth House! Spin the Dawn looks very cool.

  13. Jessica at Booked J 18/06/2019 / 5:41 pm

    YES, YES, YES (and about a billion more YES) to all of these. ESPECIALLY Spin the Dawn, Ninth House, Call Down the Hawk and The World of Throne of Glass.

  14. Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense 18/06/2019 / 7:09 pm

    That Tunnel of Bones cover makes me want to finally pick up City of Ghosts. What a gorgeous cover. I hope you enjoy all these!

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 10:08 pm

      Thank you! Ah yes, I know, it’s beautiful. I hope you enjoy City of Ghosts ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Honestly haven’t heard of so many of these ๐Ÿ˜‚ which is rare since I normally know all your ttt books! I guess because a lot are historical fiction. I sort of want to read We Hunt the Flame, it seems good, but I don’t know much about it. I love the idea behind the Ninth House! And it’s a fantasy set in university which is just so rare! I didn’t realise City of Ghosts was Parisian tunnels too, is that the same tunnels in your books? They actually exist don’t they? I went to a street in Brussels that had a palace on top of it but at some point in the middle ages it burnt and they stopped using it so they wanted to build a new palace on it and rather than removing the street they built over it. I went along the old underground street and it’s still got cobbles and carts and signs, all perfectly preserved ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Anyway, great list, have a fab graduation! I’m sure yours will be a lot less stressful than mine ๐Ÿ˜‚ so glad you got such an amazing grade! Well done!

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 9:59 pm

      Ha ha actually only one is historical fiction, the rest are all fantasy! That is rare though, I guess you just might not be as familiar with them since they’re all upcoming releases, which is fair enough. Yes, Ninth House sounds so cool, I’m hoping if it does well, since Leigh Bardugo is a big author it might set a trend for more college set fantasies. Sort of, I actually based my book on that idea, a lot of European countries have some form of underground tunnel network and I wanted to explore that, but with magic. Okay, that is seriously cool and I will definitely have to go one day (also I may end up including this in my book). Ah thank you! Ha ha after spending five hours on a train to get up to my graduation, I definitely want it to be stress free!

      • Yeah maybe. Oh that would be cool, I feel it’s a really important and unexplored part of young people’s lives. Haha yeah it was seriously cool, you could see the old castle and everything, it was a big small though since they only just got funding to dig it up. I’m sure it will be! Your graduation is very early, mine was in July

      • iloveheartlandx 21/06/2019 / 1:04 pm

        It really is! Oh I definitely have to go see it one day then. Yeah, it’s a Scottish thing I think, because we finish earlier, we also graduate earlier. It’s a good thing for me that it’s early though, since my job starts in July.

  16. Laureads_ 18/06/2019 / 9:29 pm

    Great list!
    I totally forgot Ninth House ๐Ÿ˜‚ woooops

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks! Ha ha whoops. Ah well so many exciting releases, you’re bound to miss at least one.

  17. Jennifer @sleepingsuburb 18/06/2019 / 9:39 pm

    I’m so excited for Spin the Dawn!! I heard a lot of good things about We Hunt the Flame, so I’m really eager to get my hands on a copy right now. Love your list ๐Ÿ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 18/06/2019 / 9:49 pm

      Me too! I hope you get to read it soon and that you enjoy it. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Ashley (The Infinite Library) 18/06/2019 / 11:09 pm

    Spin the Dawn and Into the Crooked Place are definitely on my radar. They both look awesome. A lot of people seem to be super keen for The Fountains of Silence. I hadnโ€™t heard of it before but it sounds good!

    • iloveheartlandx 01/07/2019 / 6:06 pm

      Yes they do! Glad to have helped you find something new ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. pennma05 19/06/2019 / 12:16 am

    Great list! I’m also looking forward to The World of Throne of Glass but who knows when it’s actually going to come out. I think I saw somewhere that SJM said she ended up going a little overboard with it so it’s taking longer than expected. Also, is that the UK cover for Ninth House?! I love it! Might need to get a copy of that in addition to the US lol.

    • iloveheartlandx 19/06/2019 / 12:53 pm

      Thanks! That does not surprise me at all, to be honest I only included it because the release date is currently set at October, but I’m sure it will probably move back. Yes, it’s the Waterstones Exclusive edition cover!

  20. Melanie (TBR and Beyond) 19/06/2019 / 12:31 am

    I haven’t even read Throne of Glass yet and I’m excited for the World of – I mean it looks like it’s going to be so freaking pretty. I just need them to do ACOTAR now please!

  21. thebookishlibra 19/06/2019 / 2:11 am

    Ninth House and Into the Crooked Place made my list this week too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Mandy R 19/06/2019 / 3:15 am

    I feel like I missed Ninth House somehow. I saw it on a lot of lists today.

    • iloveheartlandx 19/06/2019 / 12:48 pm

      It’s Leigh Bardugo’s adult fiction debut, sounds really good if you want to check it out.

  23. thereadingrebel 19/06/2019 / 4:40 am

    I forgot all about Tunnel of Bones. Spin the Dawn made my top 15. I can’t wait for the World of Throne of Glass book but I don’t think it is going to be released this year. I have a feeling it is getting pushed back. Ninth House and Call Down the Hawk are both high on my list as well.

    • iloveheartlandx 19/06/2019 / 12:47 pm

      There’s always at least one you forget on these kinds of lists, I find. Yes, Spin The Dawn seems to be one quite a few people are looking forward too. Yeah I feel the same way, but since no change has been announced yet, I included it anyway. They are definitely my most anticipated for the next few months.

  24. kathreads 19/06/2019 / 8:24 am

    Great list you have here, I can’t beliebe I forgot Spin the Dawn. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • iloveheartlandx 19/06/2019 / 12:36 pm

      Thanks! Ah so many new releases, we’re all bound to forget some!

  25. Moog Florin 19/06/2019 / 11:12 am

    This is such a great list! And oh my god, I can’t believe I forgot to add Call Down the Hawk to mine. I cannot WAIT for it.

    • iloveheartlandx 19/06/2019 / 12:34 pm

      Thank you! So many new releases coming out, you’re bound to forget some. AGH ME EITHER, WE HAVE BEEN WAITING SO LONG!

      • Moog Florin 19/06/2019 / 12:52 pm

        oh, and congratulations on the 2:1! That’s so great! โค โค โค

  26. ACourtofCoffeeandBooks 19/06/2019 / 1:57 pm

    SPIN THE DAWN is absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to read a bunch of others on your list, but after reading STD, I definitely recommend. ๐Ÿ™‚ – Nikole

    • iloveheartlandx 21/06/2019 / 1:04 pm

      That’s good to hear! I hope you enjoy the others ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Alex @ WhimsyPages 19/06/2019 / 7:40 pm

    So many great books are coming out in the second half of this year! The new Ruta Sepetys book is โค โค

  28. foreverlostinlit 19/06/2019 / 10:59 pm

    I loved Spin the Dawn, and I can’t wait for Ninth House either! The World of Throne of Glass should be really neat, too!

    • iloveheartlandx 21/06/2019 / 1:00 pm

      Oh that’s good to hear! Yes, Ninth House should be so good. I think so too, though who knows if we’ll actually get it this year.

  29. Keri 20/06/2019 / 5:21 pm

    Omg, I forgot about The World of Throne of Glass book! Yeah, it’s weird that there’s a release date for it this year, but we haven’t had any news nor a cover reveal for it yet. And I haven’t heard SJM talk about it on social media nor in her newsletters recently…fingers crossed it releases soon though!

    And congrats on graduating university!

    • iloveheartlandx 21/06/2019 / 12:59 pm

      Yeah exactly, which makes me think it’s probably not releasing this year. Thank you!

  30. lindseyhabets 20/06/2019 / 6:05 pm

    So many great releases! Spin the Dawn sounds so good, and I really need to try some Ruta Sepetys.

  31. stephaniesbookreviews 21/06/2019 / 3:57 pm

    I keep forgetting about Call Down the Hawk! I want to read that, too. Great list!

  32. Lin 21/06/2019 / 11:24 pm

    Congratulations on you graduation! That’s amazing!
    RRRAAAAAAAAAAA! CALL DOWN THE HAWK COMES OUT THIS YEAR!!!!! My god. I’m so excited. We just need to distract ourselves with other books until then, otherwise the anticipation might drive us crazy XD
    Happy Reading! I hope you enjoy these when they release! โค

    • iloveheartlandx 22/06/2019 / 4:08 pm

      Thank you! Ha ha these are basically my feelings on the matter, my bank account would be much safer if authors didn’t keep coming out with brilliant books with beautiful covers. AHH SAME THOUGH, WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THREE YEARS AND IT’S FINALLY ALMOST HERE. Yeah, that’s the plan, not sure how well it’s working though. I hope so too, and I hope you enjoy any of these that you decide to check out ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Annemieke 23/06/2019 / 10:32 am

    Spin the Dawn sounds pretty great! And I need to jump aboard the we hunt the flame train.

  34. Jorie 27/06/2019 / 2:47 am

    If my flat hadn’t flooded and I hadn’t spent the last two days sorting that diaster out, my TTT would have posted wayy sooner than today! Just going through the route now and I found your lovely list included “We Hunt the Flame” – as does mine! (big smiles) I was shocked really my local library had a copy as generally I have to place purchase requests — they’re blessedly expanding their Fantasy offerings which is awesomesauce!

    I *do!* need to see if they bought *Spin the Dawn* – as I was looking forward to that one myself. Have you heard about the new readathon I’m co-hosting called “#YOAS”? Its about reading Asian Stories? Its on my TTT today. You might enjoy it – very low key and easy to participate whilst sharing our love of the stories we find inspiring to read.

    The others your keen on reading I wasn’t sure were my cuppa – glad I spied the two Fantasies I am just as excited to be reading myself! Here’s to hoping we both find them #mustreads!

    You can see why I’m focusing on what I call #MyYASummer.

    • iloveheartlandx 30/06/2019 / 6:41 pm

      Ah no, I hope things are better now! I hope we both enjoy We Hunt The Flame. No I haven’t, I’ll have to check it out. I hope you enjoy all your summer reads!

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