Hello ladies & gentlemen,
Who doesn’t love the anticipation of new releases and things that they plan on doing? Every month there seems to be something new and exciting ready to hit the market for our consumption.
Being ready to embrace them with open arms is all we can really do.
To showcase this, I’ll be sharing my top 3 for each category of things that I look forward to this month right here, right now!
TO BE READ.
The Fall of Koli is the third and final novel in the breathtakingly original Rampart trilogy – set in a strange and deadly world of our own making. The world that is lost will come back to haunt us . . . Koli has come a long way since being exiled from his small village of Mythen Rood. In his search for the fabled tech of the old times, he knew he’d be battling strange, terrible beasts and trees that move as fast as whips. But he has already encountered so much more than he bargained for. Now that Koli and his companions have found the source of the signal they’ve been following – the mysterious “Sword of Albion” – there is hope that their perilous journey will finally be worth something. Until they unearth terrifying truths about an ancient war . . . and realise that it may have never ended.
I’m working my way through this one right now and I’m really curious to see how M.R. Carey plans to shock us with Koli’s great secret/lie!
Winter is coming, and in the frozen wastes to the North, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a region of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale rife with plots and counterplots, tragedy and betrayal, victory and terror, as each faction endeavors to win that deadliest of conflicts: the game of thrones.
I’ve been slacking on my review of this one for a while now but I’m persuaded I’ll get that done this month!
It’s been centuries since the robots of Earth gained self-awareness and laid down their tools.
Centuries since they wandered, en masse, into the wilderness, never to be seen again.
Centuries since they faded into myth and urban legend. One day, the life of a tea monk is upended by the arrival of a robot, there to honor the old promise of checking in. The robot cannot go back until the question of “what do people need?” is answered. But the answer to that question depends on who you ask, and how.
They’re going to need to ask it a lot.
I haven’t read anything else by Becky Chambers but we all know about her Wayfarers series! Maybe this will convince me to push that series to the top of my TBR! 😛
In the aftermath of a cataclysmic civil war known as the Sequel, ideological divisions among the states have hardened. In the Homestead Territories, an alliance of plantation-inspired holdings, Black labor is imported from the Cradle, and Biracial “Muleseeds” are bred. Raised in captivity on Planting 437, kitchen-seed Jellybean “Ji-ji” Lottermule knows there is only one way fto escape. She must enter the annual Freedom Race as a runner. Ji-ji and her friends must exhume a survival story rooted in the collective memory of a kidnapped people and conjure the voices of the dead to light their way home.
It’s been a while since I’ve read speculative fiction but this one does sound promising with some very timely subject matters!
The future is blue. Endless blue…except for a few small places that float across the hot, drowned world left behind by long-gone fossil fuel-guzzlers. One of those patches is a magical place called Garbagetown.
Tetley Abednego is the most beloved girl in Garbagetown, but she’s the only one who knows it. She’s the only one who knows a lot of things: that Garbagetown is the most wonderful place in the world, that it’s full of hope, that you can love someone and 66% hate them all at the same time.
But Earth is a terrible mess, hope is a fragile thing, and a lot of people are very angry with her. Then Tetley discovers a new friend, a terrible secret, and more to her world than she ever expected.
I’ve been dying to read Deathless by this author for years now and never got around to it. Time to finally discover her writing style in this new novella!
COMIC BOOK RELEASES.
THESE X-MEN ARE…FEARLESS! The heroes of Krakoa are here to save the planet! Things might be complicated between the nation of Krakoa and the rest of the world, but to the X-MEN, things are simple—you do what’s right, you protect those who need protecting and you save the world we all share. Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Sunfire, Rogue, Wolverine, Synch and Polaris are the chosen champions of mutantkind, and they will not shrink from any battle for their home planet. Writer Gerry Duggan (MARAUDERS, DEADPOOL, UNCANNY AVENGERS) reteams with superstar artist Pepe Larraz (HOUSE OF X, X OF SWORDS, PLANET-SIZE X-MEN) to chart the course of the X-Men in a world of the Reign of X!
I’ve tried following the X-Men’s last Krakoa adventures with its gazillion different series but the quality started to wane. Maybe this new creative team can give this series its much-needed spark?
DOCTOR OCTOPUS IS BACK! AND THE SINISTER WAR HAS BEGUN! Ock’s got a new Sinister Six and if you think he’s thought big in the past, think again. What Ock DOESN’T know is that the VULTURE has a sextet of his own: THE SAVAGE SIX! It’s an all-out WAR between two of the greatest villains in the Marvel Universe, and the only person they hate more than each other is SPIDER-MAN! Spidey’s in deep trouble with the toughest battle that he’s ever faced. Nick Spencer and Mark Bagley team up for this epic Spider-Man story guaranteed to shock readers everywhere!
A Spidey event like none other. Two villains creating their own Sinister Six? Talk about war! This sounds fun. 😛
I AM MOON KNIGHT! The mysterious Mr. Knight has opened his Midnight Mission, his people petitioning for protection from the weird and horrible. The Moon Knight stalks the rooftops and alleys marked with his crescent moon tag, bringing violence to any who would harm his people. Marc Spector, in whichever guise he dons, is back on the streets, a renegade priest of an unworthy god. But while Khonshu languishes in a prison that Moon Knight put him in, Moon Knight must still observe his duty: protecting those who travel at night. Let it be known—Moon Knight will keep the faith.
Just in time for the upcoming Moon Knight Disney+ series that should drop anytime soon, this latest series is definitely on my TBR. The past series have been quite fascinating and I’m definitely intrigued by the lunatic hero now!
TV SHOW RELEASES.
I haven’t even seen the sequels to Monsters Inc. yet but it will now get a series on Disney+! Fans must be surely excited for this one!
I have heard about Masters of the Universe all my life and as a 90s kid, I probably missed the hype train from the 80s for it but here it is now with a new series!
Netflix’s three-part movie series with classic horror story vibes might be a huge winner for fans of the genre!
It has been months since this MCU movie was supposed to release but the wait is now over! Only a couple more days before we get Black Widow back in action (one last time?).
I’m a huge fan of the original Space Jam movie as a basket-ball fan. It’s not a perfect movie but still a huge cult classic. Time to see if this sequel can be its own thing or fail under the pressure of its predecessor!
Having gotten through the funeral now, July should be a calmer month going further. I do have to mention that, even though I wasn’t close with my grand-mother, witnessing the traditional ceremony and watch my mom, uncle, and aunts go through the emotionally-heavy moments did make me realize how precious life is, how death can affect us all, and how much you want to say to the people you love before it’s too late. If you never took a moment to realize it yourself, I invite you to do so. You never know what life has in store for us at any instance.
With that being said, July does look somewhat decent but I know I still have a lot of things that I need to get done. Notably, I have another essay to write before mid-July, similar to the one I had to finish up at the end of June. On top of that, my pseudo-vacation period (which I’m currently on) comes to an end Tuesday, so getting used to working fives times a week will require some time. I forgot how being on vacation always makes you wish the vacation was extended… 😛
I do hope to get back to a good routine of reading and blogging soon though. I feel like if I don’t do it now, summer will come to an end before I even know it hahah! Here’s hoping July will prove to be a solid, productive month. 😀
Thank you all for checking out my monthly anticipation post!
Now tell me what you’re looking forward to this month! Any new releases? Anything exciting you plan on doing?