2016 is here and honestly, I am blown away! 2015 zoomed past us right before our eyes and it’s like a new revelation. With a new year, comes a fresh start and new opportunities. Not only that but it also means that we are getting closer to the releases of so many new novels. Many new series debuted their first novel and in 2016, will finish or continue with the releases of the next books in the series! I’m sure many of you will be excited for the launch of some books but here are my five most anticipated reads for 2015:
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (The Dark Artifices)
Lady Midnight is one of most anticipated reads that have been floating around. After the conclusion of The Mortal Instruments, I know I have been itching to read anything else about the Shadowhunters world. Even though, we won’t see the old characters, I’m excited to start this fresh new series that will get me marking every release date of the series, in my calendar.
A Sword Of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses was extremely popular this year and it honestly did live up to its hype, as I loved it! It isn’t a surprise that I am highly awaiting the next book in the series!
The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
If you have read my previous post on the first book in this series, The Wrath and The Dawn, you would know that it was a page-turning and thrilling read. I can’t wait to see what will be in store for the next book, The Rose and The Dagger!
The Problem WIth Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Yes, another Jennifer L. Armentrout! *que the squealing 🙂 * Sadly it won’t be a Dark Elements nor a Lux novel but it is a contemporary. The Problem With Forever is a contemporary, which will be new. I enjoyed Don’t Look Back but that was more mystery than contemporary. I’m excited to see how Jennifer L. Armentrout’s contemporary writing!
The Last Star by Rick Yancey
I have been a big fan of the 5th Wave series and this will unfortunately be the last novel in the trilogy! I’m super excited for the movie as Chloe Grace Moretz and the rest of the cast seem fitting for this book. I love these novels and I can’t wait to read this much anticipated novel!
Which books are you looking forward to reading next year?
In recognition of International Women’s Day! I decided to do a list of top five girls who show that woman can be powerful, beautiful and as smart as men and they aren’t always the “damsel in distress”. The following five characters from Young-Adult literature display these “Girl Power” qualities (They aren’t in order):
1) Katniss Everdeen: The Hunger Games
Nobody can forget this woman. She saved Peeta, her family and pretty much all of panem. She was a leader and idol for everyone in her district and provides the reader with someone to look up to. For once, it isn’t a boy who is the main superhero that saves the whole town, it is a girl, Katniss Everdeen.
2) Rose Hathaway: Vampire Academy
She is honestly, one of the most inspiring YA heroines I have ever read. I love how she still is a teen with a complicated love life, she loves fashion, has a best friend and loves doing pretty much everything a teenage girl loves to do. But she still is really strong, has a lot of confidence and has a sassy personality. She saves so many people and I love her character.
3)Annabeth Chase: Percy Jackson and The Olympians and Heroes of Olympus
I have looked up to her all my life. When I first read this series, I knew that I wanted to be like Annabeth. She was so smart and athletic but still was slightly vulnerable. She was a very realistic character and anybody who has read these series would know how strong of a character she is. She may not be the main character but she still has a strong personality that could be equal with Percy’s.
4) Tris Prior: Divergent
Like, Katniss Everdeen, Tris Prior was the main heroine in Divergent and saved her whole world. She was selfless and brave and held all the qualities that women want. Men are often depicted as brave but Tris showed that women can be equally as courageous.
5) Cassie O’Sullivan: The 5th Wave
She is also a really strong character that struggled with so many losses but still managed to keep on her feet and survive in an alien apocalypse. She is a leader in her kid-cult and she is an idol to her little brother. She is really brave but still goes through love-problems like every teen does.
This was my quick post for International Women’s Day. I believe both genders should be treated equally and women shouldn’t be demeaned for who they were born to be. Men should be treated equally as well and we shouldn’t leave men with that gender-stereotype of a strong hero who boxes up their feelings, for men are human beings as well. History shouldn’t dictate our gender equality rights. Everyone should make their own step to discarding those stupid gender stereotypes, because all the little steps will help to reach the final goal.
I hope you enjoyed it! Happy International Women’s Day!