1. ‘Heartstopper, Vol. 3’ by Alice Oseman
I’ve not not loved any ‘Heartstopper’ content, so I can place my bets that I’ll adore the new volume (releasing in 2 days!)
2. ‘Loveless’ by Alice Oseman
Heard tell about enemies-to-lovers and important aro/ace representation, sooooo…I’m hyped!
3. ‘Radio Silence’ by Alice Oseman
I’ve heard that of her two pre-‘Heartstopper’ novels, this one especially is the one to look out for! (100% going to read ‘Solitaire’ as well, obviously.)
4. ‘One True King’ by Soman Chainani
Praying this finishes one of my favourite fantasy series with a bang!
5. ‘North Child’ by Edith Pattou
A retelling of ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’ I’ve been meaning to read for ages and have heard literally nothing bad about.
6. ‘Barefoot on the Wind’ by Zoë Marriott
It’s a follow up to ‘Shadows on the Moon’, a retelling of Cinderella and one of my all-time favourites – and this one’s a retelling of ‘Beauty and the Beast’!
7. ‘The Winter of the Witch’ by Katherine Arden
I’ve heard this is the best out of the ‘Winternight’ trilogy! And given how much I enjoyed ‘The Bear and the Nightingale’ (so complex and beautifully written), I have very high expectations.
8. ‘The Poppy War’ by R.F. Kuang
I heard about thorny plot twists, diverse characters, social commentary and battles based on the opium wars? Sold.
9. ‘Saga, Vol. 4’ by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
I’ve really enjoyed every instalment thus far and I cannot stop binging this comic series! They deal with important themes of family, loss, the cost of war, PTSD, exploitation of the vulnerable and so much more, all while being hilarious, wacky and stunningly illustrated.
10. ‘Aurora Rising’ by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The blurb sounds like I’m going to get ‘Six of Crows’ vibes in SPACE with a strong found-family theme, and I’m so excited!