Five Star Predictions: Seven Novels I’m 99.99% Sure I’ll Adore

Friends, I’m terrible at getting to a specific tbr, so keep me in your thoughts?

Because today I’m sharing seven novels I’m 99.99% sure I’ll adore, either because they come highly recommended, or because I’m a fan of their authors. The aim of this post – and one that will follow it, well, one day – is to see how well I can predict what books work for me.

I’m allowing myself plenty of time to finish these seven books – my goal is to post my updates in March, as one of the books mentioned here comes out in February.

Before we get into the post I want to give a quick shout out to Caitlin, because her post (and encouragement!) was what originally made me want to write this post.

7 Books I Expect To Adore

The King of Crows (The Diviners #4)
by Libba Bray

The Diviners series is one of the most complex, intriguing series I’ve ever read, and the wait between the books has been slowly killing me. In particular, I need The King of Crows, because the cliffhanger at the end of the previous book was torture. It was the kind when something good happens to the characters… and is then promptly taken away from them. It broke my heart, because my love for the characters (and the couples!) is, essentially, endless, and their suffering felt so, idk, personal!? It was awful, y’all, and I need the happy ending I’m expecting – although with Bray WHO KNOWS if we are getting it at all!? – delivered in the final book.

The Poppy War (The Poppy War #1)
by R.F. Kuang

I’ve been getting into adult high fantasy more and more in the past year, and The Poppy War is high up on my list of “must read” fantasy novels. It comes highly recommended from some of my favorite people in the blogging world, to the extent I’m sure I too will adore it.

The Darkest Legacy (The Darkest Minds #4)
by Alexandra Bracken

I was late to The Darkest Minds fandom – like, extremely late – meaning that I read the series in 2018, and let me tell you, I enjoyed the hell out of it. The plot itself is pretty neat – although, truth to be told, the world doesn’t make much sense if you dig deeper into it – but what really sold me on the series was the cast. I adored them, both as individuals and as a team (the found family trope is so well done in this one!), and I can’t wait to read more about them all.

Call It What You Want
by Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost is one of the most emotional, gorgeous contemporary novels I’ve ever read, so obviously, I have every hope of adoring Call It What You Want as well, especially because many of my favorite bloggers rated it super-highly. Also, apparently the characters are “both reluctant to let anyone through the walls they’ve built” which is the best trope/premise/whatever, and I’m here for it.

A Madness of Sunshine
by Nalini Singh

I’ve talked about how much I adore Nalini Singh, in a big part because of her incredible Psy-Changeling series. Her world building, characters, and plot are always 1000% spot-on, so I’m excited to see her branch out from romance – not that there is anything wrong with only writing romance! – and write a book in another favorite genre of mine: mystery-thriller.

Warbreaker (Warbreaker #1)
by Brandon Sanderson

After loving the first three Mistborn books, I knew I needed to read more by Sanderson – and the time has come, friends! I asked a friend who owns and has read multiple novels by him to recommend me her favorite, and now I have (her copy of) Warbreaker sitting on my shelf, patiently waiting for me to get to it. I know nothing about this book, but I’m hoping to love it.

Crier’s War
by Nina Varela

I’m pretty sure that if you’re in the YA book-blogging community, you have already heard about Crier’s War by Nina Varela. I sure as hell did on like, 85% of the blogs I’m following, and most – if not all – of them loved it, which sounds reasonable because it’s an f/f enemies to lovers romance, aka the best thing ever. Do I know anything else about the book? No. Do I need to? I think not.

Let’s chat!

How well can you predict which books will or won’t work for you? What books are you 1000% sure you’ll adore? Have you read any of my picks?

36 thoughts on “Five Star Predictions: Seven Novels I’m 99.99% Sure I’ll Adore

  1. I love The Diviners series and need to carry on! I hope all of these books turn out to be 5 stars! I love 5 star predictions post, these are my favorite! Good luck!

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  2. Well, here’s hoping all your predictions come true. I adored the Kemmerer book, so, obviously, I am cheering for you to love that one. It was really beautiful on multiple levels.

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  3. I also need to finish The Darkest Minds series! I read the first two books a few years back, and I remember enjoying them but only a few of the details of the story. I also haven’t read any Libba Bray books yet, but I’ve heard that they’re good. Happy reading! πŸ™‚

    claire @ clairefy

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    1. Haha, I relate to that, because I originally read the first book, and then waited years before I finally got to the rest… and by that time I obviously had to reread the first book. Libba Bray is consistently incredible, so I do hope you’ll give her books a chance. πŸ™‚


  4. Ahh this is such a fun post πŸ™‚ I haven’t read The Diviners series at all, but I’ve heard great things about it, I might have to look into it! πŸ™‚ and Brigid Kemmerer! I really need to read ALL of her books, they seem exactly like the kind of books I’d love πŸ˜€

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  5. Ah, I really love this post! I’ve been meaning to do a five-star predictions list for ages. THAT TITLE!!

    Just a quick PSA: The Darkest Legacy is SO GREAT. I finally got to it this year and just,,, ah my emotions were destroyed. Just to uh let ya know *wink wink* Also omg we both ONLY started the series recently, I only read last year… whoops

    I really really really want to start The Diviners series. What I need to do is buy them all so I can BINGE them (as that’s the best way to do it hehe).

    Okay well, I need to bump Poppy War higher up on my TBR.

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    1. Please do! I’d love to see your predictions (and if they prove to be true or not.)

      I’m SO EXCITED for The Darkest Legacy, so it’s good to know it worked well for you. Yeah, I got to these books late, and I still haven’t watched the movie though I’m somewhat interested.

      The Diviners is incredible binge-able, so I hope you’ll do just that and that you’ll enjoy it. Let me know if/when you’re reading it!!

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  6. The Poppy War and Warbreaker were 5-star reads for me, so I hope your predictions will come true and you end up loving them as well! Crier’s War seems like one that should be on my 5-star predictions list too…

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  7. Ahhh, i’m super glad that i was able to play a hand in the writing of this post!! i hope you love all of these ❀
    i'm super excited for The King of Crows!! i love its cover so much! i never thought i would like orange on a cover, but i was wrong! unfortunately, i haven't read the third Diviners book yet, but i really want to! i've heard great things about it, and apparently, evie and sam finally get together in it, so i must read it!!
    The Poppy War is such a good book OMG! it is super gruesome and dark at parts—be warned, but the worldbuilding, plot, and characters are πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ it's so shocking to me that it's a debut novel!
    I want to try a Brandon Sanderson book so bad 😭😭 i'm either gonna start with mistborn of skyward, but i'm definitely gonna read warbreaker after i read those because i've heard such amazing things!
    And i loved Crier's War so much. it has all the Judecardan tension, but gay and sapphic, so even better. also the themes and the writing are so good—i'm excited to hear what you think about it!

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    1. Evie and Sam are my top otp at the moment, and them being together made me SO HAPPY. I hope the final book brings all the good things for them. (Although, knowing Libba Bray, I’m scared as hell. 😭)
      Ooh, that sounds wonderful about The Poppy War, I’m so excited!! Mistborn is INCREDIBLE, so I hope you’ll love that. πŸ˜€
      Ahh, I heard literally nothing but awesome things about Crier’s War, so my hopes are sky-high.

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  8. I love that you put that you are 99.99% sure that you will like them because that is something I would say!!
    I love reading these posts and I imagine they are fun to look back on to see what you thought before and after πŸ˜‚
    I’ve been getting more into adult fantasies lately too, I’m really enjoyed the depth of them!! I read The Poppy War this year and I really enjoyed it. It is a brilliant military fantasy and you can tell the author put a lot of research into it. I’m excited to read this sequel!!
    I wantd to read Brandon Sanderson as he is such a big name but I’m not 100% sure where to start with it all. I feel like Mistborn in one of the most popular so maybe there!! I hope you enjoy Warbreaker!!
    I also need Crier’s War!
    I hope you enjoy all these books and that they will live up to your expectations!! ❀

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    1. I mean, you can never be 100% sure unless you read them, haha.
      Ahh, I’m definitely going to post my reaction, and I’m excited. I haven’t yet read any of them, lol.
      I think Mistborn is a great way to start – I started there too, and looove that trilogy so much. I need to continue on with the spin-off.
      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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  9. Ooh these types of posts are always so much fun, and I’m excited to see your thoughts on all of these books once you read them! I was also pretty late to the Darkest Minds train, and then I ended up loving The Darkest Legacy even MORE than the original trilogy, so I think you’re in for a treat πŸ˜€ And I really loved Crier’s War! Brandon Sanderson is pretty much always a win in my book too. Hope you enjoy all of these as much as you expect and more!!

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    1. Ooh, that’s so exciting!! I definitely hope The Darkest Legacy will live up to my expectations – I love that it’s not the same MC/narrator and that it takes place a bit after the original trilogy ended. Can’t wait to see how the world has changed since the third book. πŸ™‚ Thank you! πŸ˜€


  10. I don’t like to predict favourites because the prediction always goes down the drain upon reading BUT I absolutely, 100% know I will adore The King of Crows. The Diviners is honestly the best series I’ve possibly ever read?? Everything is so complex and it’s clear with each book that Bray knew exactly what she was doing from the very beginning of the series. A MASTER QUEEN.

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    1. Yeah, I agree – I think it’s going to be interesting to see how correct my predictions were. I’m scared, though, haha, maybe I’ve jinxed these. Yesss, The King of Crows is going to be FANTASTIC, I just know it!! I can’t believe The Diviners is ending, I’m both happy we’re finally going to see the end, and sad it’s over. 😦 But also – how exciting that we can expect something new from Libba Bray after this!? Ahh, I’m so excited for all this!!


  11. I am seriously hoping all of these will be five stars for you! I have read The Poppy War and I ended up feeling quite mixed about it, so I will be curious to see what you make of it. I am hoping to read my first Sanderson novel this year as well so I hope we will both be blown away! And I need to read more Kemmerer and her contemporaries especially. πŸ™‚

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