5-Star Predictions (2020 Edition)

Last year, I made a post where I predicted I would give ten books five stars. I have since read eight out of those books and I thought it might be time to make a new list, since ‘Five-star Prediction’ is an option that can come up on my TBR wheel. Let me first refresh your mind, by sharing which books I predicted I would give five stars last year, and tell you whether I did indeed end up giving them five stars.

My 2019 five-star predictions

Bloodline by Claudia Gray (4,5/5 stars)
The Disasters by M.K. England (4,5/5 stars)
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (5/5 stars)
The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes (4/5 stars)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (3,5/5 stars)
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (4,5/5 stars)
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud (5/5 stars)
Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi (5/5 stars)

Leia: Princess of Alderaan
by Claudia Gray (TBR)
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (TBR)

So, as you can see it’s pretty much all very high ratings, except for one – I, unfortunately, did not love the Song of Achilles as much as everyone else seemed to, but I still have high hopes for this author’s other book!

My 2020 five-star Predictions

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – I added the first book to my list last year, so I have high expectations for this one as well! I have heard some mixed things about it, though…

Loveless by Alice Oseman – I recently read my first Alice Oseman novel (though I’ve read her Heartstopper graphic novels before) and really enjoyed it. This book features an aromantic & asexual main character, so I 100% expect this to be at least a 4,5 star if not a full 5 star! Edit: Read in August, 5/5 stars.

Heroes and/or Mythos by Stephen Fry – I love mythology and I’ve been meaning to read these two books written by Stephen Fry for the longest time. In October, his third myth book is coming out and I really want to at least have read one of these before I receive my copy of Troy. Edit: Mythos read in December, 4.5/5 stars.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – I finally read ADSOM this year and absolutely loved it. I have the third book on my TBR for a readathon in January (yes I’m planning that far ahead) so I have to have read this book by the end of the year. But I expect I will love this as much as I loved the first book!

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud – Jonathan Stroud quickly became one of my favourite authors when I finished his Lockwood & Co series. This series is his first series, and a friend of mine keeps pushing me to read this one as well. So yeah, on to the five-star prediction list it goes! Edit: Read in December, 4.5/5 stars.

Crownbreaker by Sebastien de Castell – I still have not read the conclusion to the Spellslinger series and I am such a terrible person, but I just don’t want this to end. I didn’t love the previous book as much as I’d hoped, but I hope that this one will at least be another favourite!

Circe by Madeline Miller – Yeah, like I said I have high hopes for this book and I am actually reading it this month already, so I’ll probably be able to tell you very soon if this was 5 stars or not! Edit: Read in July, 4/5 stars.

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth – Veronica’s first adult book, I believe. I loved the Divergent series, didn’t very much love the Carve the Mark duology, but I am very excited about this one!

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson – Middle-grade books can be pretty hit-or-miss for me, but I’ve been hearing nothing but great things about Sophie Anderson’s books, so I hope I agree with everyone! Edit: Read in November, 4.5/5 stars.

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison – Same goes for this book, most of the people I am friends with on Goodreads have loved this one, and I need to read more middle-grade in general, so I hope to read this one sometime this year! Edit: Read in November, 4.5/5 stars.

And those are my five-star predictions! Have you read any of these books? Were they five stars for you, or did you give them a lower rating? Which one do you suggest I pick up first?