Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week the theme is my Most anticipated Book Releases of the First Half of 2020.

I have NO idea how the books below will be when it comes to reading the story, the plot or how the author has managed to get the idea in general into a printed book. But what I know is that I have them on my reading list already, that they will be published in Germany during the first half of 2020 and that I´ve placed a request to read and review them on my blog *fingers crossed* 

Some of them, if not all, I will display in my Waiting on Wednesday post within the next few months. I show you the German edition on the left side, the English edition on the right side (if I have a suitable cover).

A ruthless young assassin´s journey for revenge comes to a stunning end in the conclusion of this acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy. The Republic of Itreya is in chaos. Mia Corvere has assassinated Cardinal Duomo and rumors of Consul Scaeva´s death ripple through the street of Godsgrave like wildfire. But buried beneath those same streets, deep in the ancient city´s bones, lies a secret that will change the Republic forever.
Mia and her brother Jonnen must journey through the depths of the ancient metropolis. Their quest will take them through the Godsgrave underdark, across the Sea of Swords, back to the library of the Quiet Mountain and the poisoned blades of Mia´s old mentors, and at last the fabled Crown of the Moon. There, Mia will, at last, discover the origins of the darkin and learn the destiny that lies in store for her and her world. But with the three suns now in descent, and Truedark on the horizon, will she survive?

Iris Maynard lost her husband in World War II, her daughter to loneliness and, finally, her reason to live. Walled off from the world for decades behind a towering fence surrounding her home and gardens, Iris has built a new family … of flowers. Iris propagates her own daylilies and roses while tending to an heirloom, garden filled with starts – and memories of her own mother, grandmother, husband, and daughter. When Abby Peterson moves to Grand Haven, Michigan, with her family – a husband traumatized during his service in the Iraq War and a young daughter searching for stability – they find themselves next door to Iris and are slowly drawn into their reclusive neighbor´s life where, united by loss and a love of flowers, Iris and Abby slowly unearth their secrets.

Cat and her brother Chicken have always had a very special bond--Cat is one of the few people who can keep Chicken happy. When he has a "meltdown" she's the one who scratches his back and reads his favorite story. She's the one who knows what Chicken needs. Since their mom has had to work double-hard to keep their family afloat after their father passed away, Cat has been the glue holding her family together. But even the strongest glue sometimes struggles to hold. When a summer trip doesn't go according to plan, Cat and Chicken end up spending three weeks with grandparents they never knew. For the first time in years, Cat has the opportunity to be a kid again, and the journey she takes shows that even the most broken or strained relationships can be healed if people take the time to walk in one another's shoes.

What is better than being the wife of the most powerful man in the city? To be the most powerful woman in the city – without a husband. When Marcella is killed by her own husband, the underworld boss Marcus Riggins, she swears revenge.  And because she is resurrected with a destructive superpower, it is not difficult to get her too. Against all odds, Marcella sites at the head of her husband´s empire and mercilessly eradicates her enemies. Also with the help of other EO´s, which she flocks around. Everything runs like clockwork – until she makes her biggest mistake: She plays Victor Vale and Eli Ever against each other – without realizing which demons she unleashes with it …

When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

What if America had a royal family? When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart. 

Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King. But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen? Nimue grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave… That is until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing power within her can think of little else.
Nimue teams up with a charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny. But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.

Jojo is overjoyed: After banning the spirit of the black magician Throckmorton, calm has entered Heaven´s End, and she can finally be with Zack. Her parents are not happy about it, but the family spirits hold to Jojo. But then the unbelievable happens: The ancient fortress of Throckmorton is suddenly no longer a ruin but is back in old splendor. The mighty magician has found a way back into the world of the living. And he seeks more than Jojo´s life, much more. No less than the entire intermediate world is in danger! To stop him, Jojo lets herself in for a dangerous game … (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary).

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could´ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too. Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari´s right to the throne and protect the new maji or from the monarchy´s wrath. With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart. 

Seventeen-year-old Ray is the biggest reality TV star in the world - without knowing it. When she doesn't behave the way the show's creators want it, a young actor is smuggled into her supposed reality to make her fall in love. The plan is working. Maybe a little too good. But can their love be real? And what happens if it turns out that Ray doesn't have a "real" life? (personal translation by ©Vi at Inkvotary).

Happy reading



  1. Darkdawn was absolutely fabulous, and I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it! *crosses fingers for you* I really enjoyed Vengeful, too, and man, I like your cover better than the English edition. It looks so awesome!

    Here's my TTT post.

    1. The red color in combination with the black is fantastic, isn´t it? I hope that Darkdawn will be as great as the other books have been. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. I hope you enjoy each of these! I haven't read any but American Royals is one I'm curious about! :)

    1. Same here. The cover is quite something and most of my blogger friends loved it. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. I hope that too *smile*. Thanks for your visit.


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