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This week’s theme is ‘Most Anticipated Books Releasing In the First Half of 2022’, so I’m sharing the
ten fifteen books I’m most looking forward to that are being published from January-June 2022!
Fire Becomes Her by Rosiee Thor: This political Jazz Age-inspired fantasy is on this list because it has multiple aroace characters, which is rep I very rarely see and would like to see a lot more of. 1 February 2022.
Travelers Along the Way by Aminah Mae Safi: This retelling of the Robin Hood legend moves the story from medieval England to medieval Jerusalem, and I am HERE FOR IT. 1 March 2022.
Hex by Jenni Fagan: This novella takes place in 16th century Scotland, where convicted witch Geillis Duncan tells the story of her life from her prison cell. Though harrowing, I find the history of Scotland’s witch trials fascinating. 3 March 2022.
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller: The plot of this novel is described as ‘a dying emperor charges his favourite concubine with solving his own murder’. Um, how could I not want to read that? 22 March 2022.
Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May: Queer. Witches. I can’t wait for this one! 29 March 2022.
Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li: A heist novel about students stealing Chinese art from Western museums? Yes please, inject it into my veins. 5 April 2022
The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann: A romance novel with an asexual protagonist? Yes please! 12 April 2022.
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher: I’ve enjoyed a lot of Kingfisher’s work in the past and her latest novel – with sisterhood, convents and witches – sounds so good. 26 April 2022.
Siren Queen by Nghi Vo: I love Vo’s Singing Hills Cycle novellas and this novel sounds amazing; ever since I read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo I’ve been keen to read more books set in early Hollywood. 10 May 2022.
A Mirror Mended by Alix E. Harrow: I had a lot of fun with A Spindle Splintered, so I’m looking forward to this sequel! 14 June 2022.
Blood, Fire and Gold: The Story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici by Estelle Paranque: I love my 16th century history, and both Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici are women I find fascinating. 30 June 2022.