five upcoming book releases I’m excited about (+ cool character art!)

Today’s post will be a bit on the shorter side, as this week finds me in the middle of my church’s VBS (Vacation Bible School). Therefore, I’m super duper busy. As the title says, I’ll be talking about some soon-to-be released books I can’t wait to see on my shelves—and I’ll also be sharing some awesome character art for Rachel Kovaciny’s newest Once Upon a Western novel. But more on that in a bit!

Now, here are my top five favorite upcoming releases.

Wishtress by Nadine Brandes

I had the wonderful opportunity to read an e-ARC of Wishtress a couple months ago, and it’s easily one of the best books I’ve read all year. Nadine Brandes spins an allegory as few others can! And I love the fact that Wishtress is a stand-alone—no need to take a chance on a long series (though I’d also read one of those, if Nadine wrote it).

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All the Lost Places by Amanda Dykes

It’s by Amanda Dykes. Of course I’m going to read it. *sniffles*

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Titan by Brian McBride

Mammoth, the first book in Brian McBride’s new series, was a near-perfect, atmospheric read. (Read my review here.) I’ve got a beta copy of Titan (the second book) sitting on my Kindle app right now, and I’m pretty excited to dive in!

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Dìlseachd – A Stolen Crown by Cheyenne van Langevelde

You know, I’m not one hundred percent sure what to expect from this book. I’ve never read anything by Cheyenne before, after all. But it’s set in ancient Scotland (win!) and Cheyenne writes absolutely beautiful posts on Instagram (another win!). So I’m more than willing to take a chance.

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My Rock and My Refuge by Rachel Kovaciny

Did I save the best for last? Why, yes, I believe I did. Heehee.

I’ve been a firm (and enthusiastic) fan of My Rock and My Refuge ever since I read an early draft about a year ago. (That was before it even had a title.) MRaMR is a clean, non-magical Beauty and the Beast retelling set in the Old West (1870’s Colorado, to be exact). I happen to think it’s half a Jane Eyre retelling as well, so if you like Jane Eyre you’ll probably want to read MRaMR. Just saying. 😉

My Rock and My Refuge doesn’t have a firm release date yet (just sometime in Autumn 2022, Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise), but what it DOES have is brand new character art. Feast your eyes!

I LOVE THEM BOTH SO MUCH.

Seriously, I’m so excited for this release. Cannot wait to get my hands on a final copy of the book!


What are some book releases you’re looking forward to? Do let me know in the comments—I always love discovering new, interesting titles to check out. ❤

Eva-Joy

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  1. AHHHH Amanda Dykes’s book looks so good!! And I’m currently reading Cheyenne’s and it IS good <33 oh yes, and someday I want to read Brian McBride’s books… anyways, great roundup, Eva-Joy!

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