Most Anticipated Releases of Second Half of 2022

While I did post my July anticipated releases post just a couple of days ago, rounding up some of my most anticipated releases of the rest of the year is a fun thing to do and I can’t wait to talk about some of them. I did a similar post for the first half of year here, and I’m so happy that I actually managed to read most of them and enjoyed them a lot…

There aren’t many nonfiction books I’m highly anticipating this year but one of them definitely is Invisible Storm which coincidentally is releasing today. I’ve followed Jason Kander’s journey since much before I even started learning about American politics in details and having loved his previous book, Outside the Wire which had a lot of detail about his life in the military as well as politics, I also wanna know about his journey of his recovery from PTSD.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built was one of my favorite books of last year which I highly related to and felt like it was written just for me. So, it’s natural that I’m eager to get to the sequel too. I can only hope it’ll live up to my sky high expectations.

I’ve actually never read any of Foz’s earlier books but I love following them on social and have been very excited for this gorgeous looking book. And they were very generous and sent me an arc, and I am very confident I will love it because it feels like just my kind of book.

I’ve absolutely adore the three Lady Janies books and the previous Mary’s story, so this has always been on my TBR. But I feel like this will be special because it’s about the beloved Mary Shelley and I can’t wait to see how her story is narrated.

I don’t know much about this book but it’s giving me very strong Wuxia vibes and that’s all I need to know to add it to my TBR and have high expectations about it.

The Jasmine Throne was another favorite of mine from last year and with this stunning cover of Malini with a sword, how can I not eagerly wait to read it. I’m most excited for my preorder so that I can hold it in my hands.

Do I even need a reason to highly await the release of Babel? It’s Rebecca… I just know it is stunning and will blow my mind. And I’m very excited to buddy read it with my friend Sharvani from Reader at Work and Fantasy Book Critic.

Desi author… YA fantasy.. South Asian inspired.. and monsters… What more do I need to know before picking it up??? I’m gonna love this one.. Very excited to be a part of the blog tour of this lovely debut.

My interest in Greek mythology retellings has definitely risen in the past year and I’m very much interested to see how the author manages to retell the story of Penelope.

I probably have enjoyed Natalie Haynes’s books about Greek mythology the most till now, so I was so excited when I saw the announcement and cover for Stone Blind. I wanna see how the author imagines Medusa’s tale even though I know it’ll still be tragic in the end.

Another book I know nothing about and I don’t need to because it’s Alisha. I trust her to deliver an absolutely endearing and angsty love story that’ll hit me in the feels.

Another desi fantasy I am very excited for because this one has the setting of alternate medieval India and that’s so rare to see in mainstream YA. And it seems to be full of political intrigue which is another point for me in it’s favor. Also, what a gorgeous cover.

The only other nonfiction in this list, I am very eager to get to it because there are so many amazing historian contributors to this collections. And Kevin M. Kruse is the editor which is only a plus because I consider his twitter history threads to be legendary.

The Singing Hills cycle is another of my very favorite series and I’m so happy that we are getting more books in it. I think the author is a master at the shorter format and I’m eager to see what tales she has spun in this third installment.

Firstly, Kuri Huang’s artwork is stunning. And secondly, this is a Three Kingdoms reimagining. I tried hard to read the original classic but it’s too big and I’m not sure I have the patience, so I ended up watching Youtube summaries about it. So, though I don’t much about the source material, I am very intrigued by it and I can’t wait to see how Joan spins this tale in her own words. And I’m eager to see her versions of Zhuge Liang and Liu Bei.

Winter’s Orbit was surely my top favorite romance of 2021 and I have similar hopes for Ocean’s Echo as well. I am all ready for more space politicking, queer characters and lots and lots of angst.

I always love Tor’s short story collections and this one featuring many SFF authors from Africa promises to be amazing and I can’t wait to discover so many new authors.

A space opera story inspired by the lives and loves of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar… please give it me already…!!!!

An Ocean’s 8 style heist aboard the Titanic featuring POC characters sounds like an absolutely delightful book to read and I can’t wait to get to it.

And finally one who’s cover hasn’t been released yet is my favorite author Aliette de Bodard’s next novel The Red Scholar’s Wake which the author calls Lesbian space pirates and Tasha Suri calls utterly romantic. And I’m sure it’ll become another favorite of the year for me.

If you know me at all, you know that I have many more books on my TBR. So, this is just a list of the few which are most on my mind and I badly wanna read. Are you excited for these books too? Do you have more exciting upcoming releases on your TBR? Feel free to share them all with me…

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    1. Haha our lists might be different but we still end up reading and loving few of the same books ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
      I have a few more to finish before getting to The Oleander Sword but Iโ€™ll look forward to your thoughts ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Ohh thatโ€™s coolโ€ฆ Iโ€™ve always loved Indian mythology retellings but Iโ€™m having fun with Greek ones these days and loving Natalie Haynesโ€™s writing. And Iโ€™m reading Babel right now and itโ€™s wow ๐Ÿคฉ

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    1. Iโ€™m about halfway through Babel and the themes of colonialism that the author explores and all the rest of the commentary on translation and languages is very thought provoking. Iโ€™m absolutely loving it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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