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My anticipated releases of 2022 // January, February & March

Hi and hello👋

I’m back in uni mode which means, despite only having to go to uni for a couple hours a day, I feel like I barely have time to write blog posts and read. How does this happen? Just cause I have to feed myself again!

Anyways. I have to leave for uni in an hour and I’m gonna try and bang out my first round of 2022 anticipated releases. I’m always getting distracted by the tiniest things though so there’s a chance I’m gonna have to squeeze out time later tonight to finish this off. Wish me luck in not getting off track!!


January

Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz

Release Date: January 18th

It took me longer then I would like to admit to realise that this is not a uniquely illustrated anatomic heart, but instead a women and her big ass dress!!

This book follows a women who wants to be a surgeon in a time where women are still expected to leave their brain-cells at the door and take care of the kids.

She strikes a deal with a renowned doctor whose lectures she was kicked out of: if she can pass the medical examination on her own, the university has to allow her to enrol. (and I thought my uni application process was stressful!). To get access to corpses to study, she teams up with a grave robber who has his own problems such as his friends going missing.

This is giving “Stalking Jack the Ripper” vibes but with less murder (maybe, idk there could be some murder), and hopefully I enjoy it more then I did that book.


February

Good Girl Complex by Elle Kennedy

Release Date: February 1st

The only thing that’s stopping me from re-reading Off Campus is the promise of a new back by Elle Kennedy … and the fact that I don’t really have the time to re-read a whole ass series right now. (although that didn’t stop me last time).

Good Girl Complex follows Mac, a twenty-year old people pleaser, which freaks me out because I’m turning twenty this year. Anyways, all she wants to do is grow her internet business but first has to get a college degree. When she moves to a small beachside town to attend Garnet College, she meets local bad boy Cooper Hartley,

I am a sucker for a badboy romance novel. That trope paired with Elle Kennedy’s addictive writing is everything I need in my life right now.


You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

Release Date: February 8th

This book, besides being absolutely gorgeous, sounds like it’s going to be *chefs kisses* but also make me feel things. We all know how I feel about feelings but I shall put that aside and make this book a priority.

Following a terrorist attack three Muslim girls band together and create a blog called You Truly Assumed which was initially meant to be an outlet for them, but ends up going viral. But when one of them is threatened, they search to find out who is targetting them but also must decide whether to shut the blog down or make their voices heard.

I feel like this is going to be such an entertaining but also impactful read.


Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake

Release Date: February 22nd

I’ve genuinly had this book on my Goodreads TBR since May of last year. And I actually am coming back to this post to add it to the list because I didn’t realise it was coming out in February!!

This book follows a woman called Delilah (this is new Adult, that’s why I didn’t realise it was coming out this month) who swore she’d never go back to her hometown of Bright Falls. That is until her estranged step-sister lures her back to be her wedding photographer with the promise of a five figure check. There she meets Claire, a single mother to an 11 year old and bookstore owner, and Delilah realises there might be some good things about Bright Falls.

I haven’t read anything by Ashley Herring Blake. Well, I’ve read the first chapter of her Young Adult book Girl Made of Stars but got busy with school. I have a good feeling about this one though.


Only a Monster by Vanessa Len

Release Date: February 22nd

I GOT AN ARC!!! Whenever I put together these lists, I always try my luck and see if they’re available on Goodreads, if they are I cross my fingers and request them, and in this instance I GOT AN ARC!!!

What drew me to this book is that it follows a girl who is sent to live with some eccentric relatives in London and ends up crushing on her co-worker. Only later on does she find out that she, and her entire family, are actually monsters with terrifying powers, and her crush is a Monster Slayer who wants to kill them all.

Don’t worry though, her love-life isn’t as dead as her family might soon be, because she has to work with a beautiful but ruthless boy who hates her family.

I’m literally so excited about this book. It’s definitly one I’m gonna try and read when I get my last assignment handed in. It’s probably going to be the first 2022 release I read.


March

And They Lived … by Steven Salvatore

Release Date: March 8th

Don’t judge me but the initial thing that got me to check out this book was the authors name: Steven Salvatore … Stefan Salvator … anyone see where I’m going with this.

This book follows two boys: Chase, a budding animator, hopeless romantic and lover of Disney films, who’s obsessed with finding his true love. And Jack a pragmatic poet who longs to experience life outside of his sheltered world. No clue what else happens but going off the cover of two boys being all cute and kissing, I’m guessing they fall in love.


So This Is Ever After by FT Lukens

Release Date: March 29th

I’m really counting down the days for this release. I have such a good feeling about this book and I don’t know why. I haven’t read anything by this author yet so it’s not like I’m going off the expectations of his past work. Yes I have his 2021 book, In Deep Waters, on my shelf but I haven’t read it yet. I’m hoping to get to it during my break from uni so I guess I’ll know what to expect soon enough.

In the mean time though, this book is set to be Carry On meets Arthurian Legend. I love both of these things. I haven’t read the plot because I want to go in mostly blind. I have read the opening tag line though which mentions the newly crowned king having to marry to keep the kingdom and to stay alive.

Very excited about this. Reading In Deep Waters is either going to amp up that excitement, or have my hopes and dreams come crashing down.

I did it!! I finished this post before going to uni!! It was touch and go there for minute because my WiFi kept dropping out and Goodreads stopped working. 🥳🥳🥳 Very proud.

Anyways, those are my first round of anticipated releases. I feel like, at this moment in time, there’s not over many 2022 releases I’m drawn to. I think this year is mainly going to be dedicated to reading last years books. I say that now but that could all change come the next quarter.

I’d love to know your thoughts and feelings on any of these, as well as what books you’re looking forward to! Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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