Welcome to post number two in the Best of the Year series! Today I’ll be talking about books, more specific: books I read this year but haven’t been released this year! This list and most lists I’ll publish will be in alphabetical order!

All-New X-Factor volumes 1+2
Written by: 
Peter David
Released on: 18 June 2014
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

X-Factor is back — with a sponsor! Serval Industries — one of the world’s most trusted names in electronics, and a leader in cutting-edge internet and weapons technology — has just unveiled their newest contribution to society: the All-New X-Factor! Led by the mutant mistress of magnetism, Polaris the team uses its corporate backing for the betterment of society. But can Polaris and her comrades — including her half-brother Quicksilver, and notorious thief Gambit — really trust their new boss?

Beauty Queens (review)
Written by:  Libba Bray
Released on: 24 May 2011
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island’s other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.

Black Widow: Forever Red (review)
Written by: 
Margaret Stohl
Released on: 13 October 2015
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Natasha Romanoff is one of the world’s most lethal assassins. Trained from a young age in the arts of death and deception, Natasha was given the title of Black Widow by Ivan Somodorov, her brutal teacher at the Red Room, Moscow’s infamous academy for operatives.

Ava Orlova is just trying to fit in as an average Brooklyn teenager, but her life has been anything but average.The daughter of a missing Russian quantum physicist, Ava was once subjected to a series of ruthless military experiments—until she was rescued by Black Widow and placed under S.H.I.E.L.D. protection. Ava has always longed to reconnect with her mysterious savior, but Black Widow isn’t really the big sister type.

Until now.

When children all over Eastern Europe begin to go missing, and rumors of smuggled Red Room tech light up the dark net, Natasha suspects her old teacher has returned—and that Ava Orlova might be the only one who can stop him. To defeat the madman who threatens their future, Natasha and Ava must unravel their pasts. Only then will they discover the truth about the dark-eyed boy with an hourglass tattoo who haunts Ava’s dreams.

Blood Promise
Written by:
Richelle Mead
Released on: 1 August 2009
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die than be one of them, and now Rose must abandon her best friend, Lissa–the one she has sworn to protect no matter what–and keep the promise Dimitri begged her to make long ago. But with everything at stake, how can she possibly destroy the person she loves most?

Deadpool volume 1
Written by:
Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan
Released on: 11 June 2013
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Dead former United States presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, have been resurrected–and that’s bad. The Marvel heroes can’t be the ones to stop them…someone is needed with the reputation, skills and plausible deniability to take out these com-monsters in chiefs. Deadpool time is NOW!

Be here as Deadpool de-un-deadifies ex-Presidents left and right…matching wits with Tricky Dick Nixon, fighting a grudge match against Honest Abe Lincoln, and battling Ronald Reagan–in space! Do you need more than that?! Fine, then: monkeys! And maybe Dr. Strange if you’re good! This is the Deadpool series you will marry someday! In Wade We Trust!

The Graveyard Book (review)
Written by: Neil Gaiman
Released on: 30 September 2008
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.

The Kane Chronicles (review
Written by: Rick Riordan
Released on: 4 May 2010 (1st book)
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Since their mother’s death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a “research experiment” at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe – a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Written by:
Roald Dahl
Released on:  1 June 1988
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she’s just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It’ll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

Ms. Marvel volume 3 (review)
Written by: G. Willow Wilson
Released on: 23 June 2015
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine’s Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well sort of–by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard’s most annoying trickster! Yup, it’s a special Valentine’s Day story featuring Marvel’s favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with…a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan? Prepare for drama! Intrigue! Romance! Suspense! Punching things! All this and more! The fan-favorite, critically acclaimed, amazing new series continues as Kamala Khan proves why she’s the best (and most adorable) new super hero there is! Plus, see what happens when S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jemma Simmons goes undercover at Kamala’s school!

Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes (review)
Written by: Rick Riordan
Released on: 7 August 2015
Links: Amazon | Bol.com | BookDepository | Goodreads

In this gripping follow-up to Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, demigod Percy Jackson tells the stories of twelve of the original Greek heroes in all their gory, bloodthirsty glory.

Want to know who cut off Medusa’s head? Which hero was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus, the winged horse? Percy has all the answers . . .

And that concludes this post! Which pre-2016 released books were your favourites of the year?

Next up: Best Books Released in 2016!