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Our Most Anticipated Releases for the Summer of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday was an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week we will post our Top Ten of the selected theme.

In creating this list Carmen and Sash discovered, that they don’t follow release schedules. Coming with a list of ten proved to be challenging, but they did manage to find a couple of books that they are looking forward to reading in the fall and next year. They’re ready for those lists!

Disclaimer: All Synopsis’ included in this post were taken from Goodreads

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Cinderella is Dead

July 7

It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to appear at the Annual Ball, where the men of the kingdom select wives based on a girl’s display of finery. If a suitable match is not found, the girls not chosen are never heard from again.

I’ve decided to rejoin the YA squad, at least on a trial basis. What better introduction than a black Cinderella trying to take down the patriarchy?!
-Sash

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A Sweet Mess

July 14

Bake a chance on love.

Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town nestled in the foothills of California, running her highly successful bakery away from the watch of her strict Korean parents. When a cake mix-up and a harsh review threaten all of her hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one-night stand. And she sure as hell never thought she’d see her gorgeous Korean unicorn again...

For some reason, I really enjoy baking romance stories. Plus it’s great to read a book by a Korean author. Diversify the book world!
-Sash

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Engagement and Espionage

July 14

‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

Cletus and Jenn were my favourite pairing from the Winston Brother series and I’m so excited to see more of them, especially in the context of a cozy mystery.
-Carmen

I read the Knitting in the City series and loved it! So much so that I started my own knitting group. Even though I enjoy the In Death series (J.D Robb) which is a mystery series, I’m not generally a fan of mystery novels. So I’m on the fence about this one, even though I love Penny Reid.
-Sash

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The Extraordinairies

July 14

Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right?

After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick’s best friend (and maybe the love of his life).

I read TJ Klune’s Bear, Otter and the Kid Series (still reading actually) and am enjoying it immensely. I also like fanfiction so Nick being a fanfiction writer is intriguing.
-Sash

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The Siren and the Deep Blue Sea

August 25

Four sisters have become queens, rulers of all that Aerthlan’s two moons embrace. The last sister will forge her own path . . .

This is the final book of the series and I’m super excited to see how it ends. This romantic pairing has been teased from the get-go and I can’t wait!! I shipped them so hard.
-Carmen

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Royal Witches: Witchcraft and the Nobility in Fifteenth-Century England

September 1

Until the mass hysteria of the seventeenth century, accusations of witchcraft in England were rare. However, four royal women, related in family and in court ties—Joan of Navarre, Eleanor Cobham, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Elizabeth Woodville—were accused of practicing witchcraft in order to kill or influence the king.

Women’s History books are my jam. This I think will be an interesting perspective on female nobility and witchcraft. I’ve never before come across a book covering this area, so I’m eagerly awaiting its publication.
-Carmen

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Shadows in Death (In Death Series #51)

September 8

Lt. Eve Dallas is about to walk into the shadows of her husband’s dangerous past.

Even though I am super stoked about this book, I must confess that I am about 7 books behind this one. There is time!

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Well Played

September 22

Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One.

I read the first book of this series Well Met and loved the characters and the setting of a Renaissance fair. I can’t wait to be introduced to these characters and revisit Simon and Emily from the first book.
-Carmen

Hope you found some books that you can look forward to. Suggest some books you think we might like, in the comments.