Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s topic is Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the First Half of 2016
1. The Dirt on the Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones
In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she’s more than a little taken aback. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in.
Paranormal, romance, series (Releases Jan 5)
2. A Ghoul’s Guide to Love and Murder by Victoria Laurie
M.J., Heath, and Gilley, are back home in Boston, where their new film is sure to be a monster hit! To promote the film, the studio is sponsoring a special exhibit of supernatural artifacts at a local museum. Unfortunately, Gilley—whose mind is engaged with wedding plans—gets talked into donating to the exhibit the very dagger that keeps the dangerous ghost Oruç and his pet demon locked down in the lower realms. Before M.J. can recover the bewitched blade, there’s a murder and a heist at the museum, and the dagger is stolen.
Paranormal, romance,, mystery, series (Releases Jan 5)
3. The Siren by Kiera Cass
From Kiera Cass, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series, comes a captivating stand-alone fantasy romance. Kahlen is a Siren, bound to serve the Ocean by luring humans to watery graves with her voice, which is deadly to any human who hears it. Akinli is human—a kind, handsome boy who’s everything Kahlen ever dreamed of. Falling in love puts them both in danger . . . but Kahlen can’t bear to stay away. Will she risk everything to follow her heart?
Young adult, romance, fantasy (Releases Jan 26)
4. Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Grace’s Guide and the host of The Grace Helbig Show on E! comes a beautifully illustrated, tongue-in-cheek book about style that lampoons fashion and beauty guides while offering practical advice in Grace Helbig’s trademark sweet and irreverent voice.
nonfiction, advice, humor (Releases Feb 2)
5. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Sixteen-year-old Nix has sailed across the globe and through centuries aboard her time-traveling father’s ship. But when he gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.
Young adult, science fiction (Releases February 16)
6. Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
The story of four superfan friends whose devotion to their favorite boy band has darkly comical and murderous results.
Young adult, humor (Releases February 23)
7. All the Broken Places by Anise Eden
Cate Duncan is a promising young therapist, dedicated to her work. But after her mother’s suicide, she is seized by a paralyzing depression. To save her job, Cate agrees to enter a program with Dr. Angeline MacGregor, run by her stern son, Ben, that use unconventional approaches include crystals, aura reading and psychics.
Suspense, paranormal, romance (Releases February 16)
8. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) by Cassandra Clare
It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Young adult, paramormal, series (Releases March 8)
9. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
Cassie O’Malley has spent her whole life trying to keep her head above water—literally and metaphorically. It’s been two-and-a-half years since her mother dumped Cassie in a mental institution against her will for something Cassie claims she didn’t do. Now, at eighteen, Cassie enrolls in college, ready to reclaim her life and enter the world on her own terms.
Young adult (Releases March 15)
10. The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
This extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.
Young adult (Releases March 22)