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!
Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.
Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.
Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?
I haven’t seen Schwab’s latest story around as much as I’d think I would but here she is with another story! Not sure if it would be something that would interest me based solely on the blurb but I’ll definitely pay attention to reviews coming out for it!
When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.
What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm and human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous panda and they’re in trouble.
It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society that’s found its way to the alternate world. Others have, too–and their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.
I… still haven’t tried a Scalzi story yet, despite having a couple of them on my shelves but this latest story not only has a cool title but actually explicitly mentions Covid-19 in the story! I don’t know why I find that intriguing.
For the first time, all of the short fiction set in James S. A. Corey’s New York Times bestselling Expanse series is available in this collection* — includes a brand new novella. Now a major television series.
Fans of the Expanse series are bound to be happy to know that all of his short stories will now be collected in one neat volume! If I ever get far enough in this series, I know I’d be super happy about this!
COMIC BOOK RELEASES.
Three villains, one Dark Knight, and a deadly heist gone wrong. Catwoman, the Riddler, and the Penguin join forces to pull off the greatest robbery in the history of Gotham City. And their prize? A mysterious and priceless artifact in the secret possession of Bruce Wayne! But, as the events unfold, what fun is a heist without a bloody double cross or two?
Writer Tom King is back for a fun little story with a huge heist at the heart of it all. Can Mr. King get this right?
A NEW SORCERER SUPREME RISES! Doctor Strange is dead! And a new Sorcerer Supreme has taken the title, or should we say Sorceress? Haunted by her recently returned memories, Clea longs to bring Stephen Strange back from the dead! But when a mysterious group attacks the magical realm, Clea must rise to the duties of Sorcerer Supreme. For she is now the sole protector of Earth against magical threats.
With the recent story-arc revolving around the death of Doctor Strange, it is only logical to see the title of Sorcerer Supreme fall into new hands! Let’s see how this goes!
WILL THE PUNISHER’S WAR END? Born of tragedy. Devoted to war. Unstoppable in his rage. As the Punisher, Frank Castle has become the most accomplished killer the world has ever seen. Now it’s time for him to face his true destiny. What shocking secret from Frank’s past will convince him to take the reins of the Marvel Universe’s most notorious clan of assassins? And once Frank becomes the warlord of the deadly ninjas of the Hand, will it also mean an end for the Punisher? Or a whole new bloody beginning?
Writer Jason Aaron tests himself with the Punisher as he looks to explore the darker foundations of the character in this new series. Hopefully, he’s got good ideas up his sleeves for this one!
TV SHOW RELEASES.
Fans of The Boys get to enjoy a new, ultra-violent, and seemingly fun animated series now. I am definitely curious to see if it can succeed as well as Invincible did over at Prime.
Growing up, I was among people who loved to stir up console wars. As a loyal and passionate fan of Playstation/Sony, I never really cared much for Halo. However, it was about time for the franchise to get its own show and it seems like they kept the production value pretty high! I’m curious to see if it’ll work out or get canceled in the long term!
This is probably the only show I’ll be watching for sure this month. Having read many comic book series starring Moon Knight, I can confidently say that the show is cooking up something good with Oscar Isaac playing this lunatic!
THE ONLY MOVIE THAT MATTERS THIS YEAR!!!!!!!!! I have avoided every trailer so far and am going to the Fan First Event tonight to watch it in theaters!!!! I am beyond excited to find out what director Matt Reeves, Robert Pattinson, and Zoe Kravitz are about to deliver on the big screen. You’re sure to hear more from me in an upcoming post about it all!!!!! THE HYPE IS REAL!! ❤
A24 has been releasing some truly fascinating pieces of cinema these past few years and the latest movie, After Yang, looks totally thought-provoking and fascinating. I look forward to watching this.
The latest Pixar movie is here and it looks fun! While the themes seem a bit too obvious, I look forward to watching this movie nonetheless (the recent non-Pixar Disney animated movies haven’t been too mind-blowing lately).
VIDEO GAME RELEASES.
I’ve never been a huge fan of racing simulators and always preferred the more arcade-ish style of racing with games like Need for Speed but these racing simulators, especially the Gran Turismo franchise, have continued to outdo themselves with each release. This can definitely be a nice game to play occasionally in between all the other… bloodier… experiences. 😀
And so begins a brand new month! When it comes to blogging, I am filled with unprecedented energy to remain consistent with the content I put up on my new blog! It’s still the same old me but something about not having anything latched on by the ankle just feels so emancipating. And honestly, it helps when I know I got kind-hearted and like-minded people supporting me! Thank you guys for being awesome.
As far as the rest of my hobbies go, I do have to mention that I have replunged into the world of audiobooks to try and sneak in more “reading” into my life. As a new homeowner, I often find myself doing even more tasks than usual that require almost no cognition and those tasks take a lot of my time. And that’s when I remembered how some of y’all actually use these opportunities to listen to an audiobook and, so far, it’s been working marvelously. I mostly try to listen to books that I probably won’t purchase, that I know are risky in terms of quality, and maybe even stuff that I usually wouldn’t pick up just because I’d rather read something else. That way, the books I KNOW I want to read (not listen) will be read in their paper format! Let’s see if that’ll work in the long run…
I’m hoping that my pursuit of balance can continue this month as well. What I find most tough is when there are unexpected things that need to be done or activities that I never planned ahead of time. I’m starting to find a nice groove right now and I’m looking forward to using this month of March to figure out a program that works for me. I got this! 🙂
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?