This is the time of year for either reflection or looking ahead to the new year. And this post will be one of the looking ahead ones. Today I’m going to share with you my most anticipated releases for 2019!
This won’t be a definitive list of all the releases I’m interested in. But I do create this list and add to it throughout the year. This list lives under the Anticipated Reads tab on the main menu.
Warring my thoughts on these books and why I’m excited will some time be incoherent rambling of excitement so I’m also including the currently available synopsis of each of these books.
Each photo is linked to the corresponding goodreads pages. So if you like the sound of it, you can add it to you goodreads TBR
They are listed in no particular order.
Author: Nalini Singh
Expected Release Date: 4 June 2019
The end of Silence was supposed to create a better world for future generations. But trust is broken, and the alliance between Psy, Changeling, and human is thin. The problems that led to Silence are back in full force. Because Silence fixed nothing, just hid the problems.
This time, the Psy have to find a real answer to their problems–if one exists. Or their race will soon go extinct in a cascade of violence. The answer begins with an empath who is attuned to monsters–and who is going to charm a wolf into loving her despite his own demons.
Hi my name is Dearna and I am obsessed with this series and cannot wait for the next book! The cover hasn’t been revealed yet. Also I’m happy we are back with the wolves, it will be interesting to see inside a new wolf pack.
King of Scars
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Expected Release Date: 29 January 2019
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.
I adored the Six of Crow Duology which I read last yeas — yep I’m so very late to the party on that on! I love Bardugo’s writing style and world she’s created. Nikolai make a small appearance in Crooked Kingdom and I was interested is her character so am excited to see more from him.
Author: Sara Holland
Publisher: Orchard Books
Expected Release Date: 3 January 2019
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.
The whole kingdom believes that Jules is responsible for the murders, and a hefty bounty has been placed on her head. And Caro is intent on destroying Jules, who stole her heart twelve lifetimes ago. Jules must delve into the stories that she now recognizes are accounts of her own past. For it is only by piecing together the mysteries of her lives that Jules will be able to save the person who has captured her own heart in this one
Everless was one of my favourite reads of 2018 and I left on such a cliffhanger! I am excited to see what happens next for Jules. I love love love this world! The whole time equals money is fascinating!
Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Expected Release Date: 5 March 2019
In 1979, Daisy Jones and The Six split up. Together, they had redefined the 70’s music scene, creating an iconic sound that rocked the world. Apart, they baffled a world that had hung on their every verse.
This book is an attempt to piece together a clear portrait of the band’s rise to fame and their abrupt and infamous split. The following oral history is a compilation of interviews, emails, transcripts, and lyrics, all pertaining to the personal and professional lives of the members of the band The Six and singer Daisy Jones.
While I have aimed for a comprehensive and exhaustive approach, I must acknowledge that full and complete accounts from all parties involved has proved impossible. Some people were easier to track down than others, some were more willing to talk than others, and some, unfortunately, have passed on.
All of which is to say that while this is the first and only authorised account from all represented perspectives, it should be noted that, in matters both big and small, reasonable people disagree.
The truth often lies, unclaimed, in the middle.
Books with music are always something to peeks my interest. Books that detail the rise and fall of a fictional rock band that sounds like Fleetwood Mac? Hells yes! I need this in my brain right away! Also thank you to Hutchinson and Netgalley for sending a copy my way! I will picking this up ASAP!
The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Expected Release Date: 5 November 2019
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a strange book hidden in the library stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues — a bee, a key, and a sword — that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to a subterranean library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians — it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction. Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose — in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
OH MY GOD! Erin Morgenstern has another book coming out. I’ve been waiting for this every since I finished The Night Circus in 2016. I was going to pick up whatever she wrote next but reading that it’s about strange book hidden in a library, I need this story right away.
A Thousand Ships
Author: Natalie Haynes
Expected Release Date: 2 May 2019
This was never the story of one woman, or two. It was the story of all of them…
In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash . . .
The devastating consequences of the fall of Troy stretch from Mount Olympus to Mount Ida, from the citadel of Troy to the distant Greek islands, and across oceans and sky in between. These are the stories of the women embroiled in that legendary war and its terrible aftermath, as well as the feud and the fatal decisions that started it all…
This is a new Trojan War retelling told for an all female perspective. Enough said 😂😂😂 Need this!
The Wicked King
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Expected Release Date: 8 January 2019
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world
I just recently finished The Cruel Prince and wow what an adventure but also what an ending! I’m so glad the release of the sequel is just around the corner. The way Holly Black writes faeries is wonderfully magical, twisted and dark. I love it!
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Expected Release Date: 2 April 2019
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.
The story is set in an Eastern European inspired world, with the protagonist inspired by Joan of Arc who has to work with a deadly adversary to end the centuries-long war and assassinate the mad king. I didn’t know I needed this combination but now I cannot wait! Thank you to Wednesday Books for sending an ARC my way, this is on I’m getting to ASAP!
Author: Helen Oyeyemi
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Expected Release Date: 5 March
Perdita Lee may appear to be your average British schoolgirl; Harriet Lee may seem just a working mother trying to penetrate the school social hierarchy; but there are signs that they might not be as normal as they think they are. For one thing, they share a gold-painted, seventh-floor walk-up apartment with some surprisingly verbal vegetation. And then there’s the gingerbread they make. Londoners may find themselves able to take or leave it, but it’s very popular in Druhstrana, the far-away (and, according to Wikipedia, non-existent) land of Harriet Lee’s early youth. In fact, the world’s truest lover of the Lee family gingerbread is Harriet’s charismatic childhood friend, Gretel Kercheval–a figure who seems to have had a hand in everything (good or bad) that has happened to Harriet since they met.
Decades later, when teenaged Perdita sets out to find her mother’s long-lost friend, it prompts a new telling of Harriet’s story. As the book follows the Lees through encounters with jealousy, ambition, family grudges, work, wealth, and real estate, gingerbread seems to be the one thing that reliably holds a constant value.
I adore Helen Oyeyemi’s wonderful mix of realism and fairy tale. This story weaves through gingerbread and the mysterious place it holds in children’s literature —including one of my favourite tales Hansel and Gretel. I think Oyeyemi has a beautiful writing style and I can’t wait to see what happens in this story next.
That’s all for me. I might do another of one these for the later half of the year. Let me know what book releases you’re looking forward coming out in 2019!
Until next time,