The great thing about a good series of books is that as soon as you finish one, you can move on to the next. Unless, that is, the series is still ‘in progress.’ In that case, you have to wait feverishly for the next installment to be published – just like we’re waiting for these fantastic upcoming sequels.
Release Date: May 2, 2016
No author has penned more bestsellers than James Patterson, and that makes us pretty excited to check out his latest effort. 15th Affair is part of Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club series. You can get your hands on it starting on March 2nd.
Release Date: July 31, 2016
We’ve been waiting for years, and it’s finally happened: a new Harry Potter book is on its way. This book will contain the complete script to the stage play that is making its debut in London this year. It’s the first real Harry Potter book we’ve had in nearly a decade, so there’s every reason to be pumped.
Release Date: March 2016
Lady Midnight is uniquely exciting because it’s both a continuation of The Shadowhunter Chronicles (a giant series that contains the Mortal Instruments) and the start of its own series, called The Dark Artifices. Clare’s Shadowhunter series is one of the most popular series in young adult fiction right now (despite the ongoing controversy), so keep an eye out for this one.
Release Date: May 24, 2016
The 5th Wave series is another big franchise in young adult fiction right now – and it’s about to come to an end. The Last Star will be the final book the 5th Wave series, so expect it to be one of the biggest releases of the year. If you still have 5th Wave fever, don’t worry – the movie series is only getting started.
Release Date: May 3, 2016
The final book in Harris’ trilogy of novels about Midnight, Texas will drop this spring. The author of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries is one of the genre’s best writers right now. Fans are sure to rush to get their hands on this one.
Release Date: April 5, 2016
2016 is a big year for final chapters. Among the high-profile series coming to an end is Sylvia Day’s massively popular Crossfire series. The romance quintet will wrap up with One With You, which will be released on April 5 of this year.
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle is an urban fantasy series. That’s a crowded genre these days, but Stiefvater has carved out a niche. Her many fans will be pleased to know that the fourth and final book of The Raven Cycle is almost here, and will hit stores this spring.
Release Date: May 3, 2016
The Rose and the Dagger is the sequel to Ahdieh’s smart page-turner The Wrath and the Dawn. Like its predecessor, The Rose and the Dagger will riff on the familiar tale of 1001 Nights – with, of course, plenty of intriguing twists and exciting romantic undertones.
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is one of the most popular on the planet. The good news is that another installment is coming our way in 2016, but the bad news is that we’ll have to wait almost all year for it. Turbo Twenty-Three is due out in November of this year.
Release Date: Nobody knows!
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about this one. Anticipation for The Winds of Winter is at a fever pitch, and delays have only made fans even more eager to get their hands on the new installment. Martin promises that he’s working really hard on the book, but it won’t be ready before the new season of Game of Thrones premieres in April. The release date is supposed to be sometime in 2016, but rumors are putting it as late as 2017. In the meantime, you’ll have to make do with this excerpt.