Hello book nerds! January’s in full swing (and I can’t believe it’s already the 20th whaaatt), so it’s definitely time to share to you my most anticipated books in 2019.
Now, let me tell you, I have a lot. I have multiple upcoming books in mind. But in this blog post, I will just be talking about 10 of my most anticipated books this 2019, my own top 10, so we don’t get carried away. So without further ado, here they are:
1.) King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Ever since I read Shadow and Bone, I immediately fell in love with Leigh Bardugo’s writing. And ever since then, I’ve been reading her works and following the adventures of various characters in the Grishaverse. Now, she returns with everyone’s favorite, Nikolai Lantsov, in this new book (and the first of a duology)! I seriously cannot wait for this one; only a couple more days ’til we see it! AAAAAAHHHHHHH
Release Date: January 29, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
2.) Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
I first discovered Four Dead Queens on Twitter and I’ve been patiently waiting for its release ever since. This book sounds so good and the cover looks amazing! Best of all, the author, Astrid Scholte, stated in a tweet that one of the reasons why she started this book was because she wanted to “write a novel with a prominently female cast which showcased all kinds of personalities and strengths, and who supported one another, rather than tear each other down.” And honestly, I felt that. This is exactly what we need, this is exactly what we deserve.
Release Date: February 26, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
3.) You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman
I am so, so excited for this book! Here’s what I’ve gathered: there are LGBTQ+ rep, a Jewish main character, a Muslim main character, it captures academic pressure and anxiety really well, and that it’s a really good book! AAAAAAHHHHHH
Release Date: March 5, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
4.) Earth to Charlie by Justin Olson
I had the chance to read a DRC of Earth to Charlie last year, and let me tell you, it exceeded all of my expectations! It was poignant, it was real, it was funny, it was melancholic. It gave me some Aristotle and Dante Discover the Universe vibes, and I LOVE that book, but of course, Earth to Charlie still has its own charm. You just have to see for yourself.
Release Date: April 16, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
5.) We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
I also discovered We Hunt the Flame on Twitter, and it immediately caught my attention. When I heard that the world is inspired by Ancient Arabia, it got me more interested! It’s something new for me, something fresh, and I am ready to devour this book. Also everyone is really gushing about it, so it’s really hyping me up!
Release Date: May 14, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
6.) Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Rom-com? Check. Royalty and politics? Check. LGBTQ+ rep? Check! Swoon-worthy scenes? Check! Enemies to lovers trope? CHECK!! This book has everything I want in a contemporary novel, everything that I ever dreamed of, and I am just so freaking excited! Also I am very thankful for my friend Divya (@highlordreads on Instagram) because he was the very first one who mentioned this book to me, and I AM SOLD!
Release Date: May 14, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
7.) Find Me Their Bones by Sara Wolf
Bring Me Their Hearts was amazing and one of my favorite reads last year, so of course, I am definitely looking out for the sequel, Find Me Their Bones. I loved the characters, the world-building, and the writing in the first book, and I just can’t wait to continue the story in this sequel!
Expected Release Date: June 4, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
8.) Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
I said it before, and I will say it again: I am a sucker for fantasy novels—those with magic, epic world-building, the likes. This book definitely seems like a fantasy book that I would love. And speaking of books, the grimoires in this fantasy world is said to turn into monsters. That is a very unique element right there and I want to know more.
Release Date: June 4, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
9.) The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Another fantasy novel to look out for! This time with elemental crows, an incredible fantasy world, badass female characters, and a character living with depression. All in all, the premise sounds riveting and I can’t wait to read it!
Release Date: July 9, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
10.) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
This is another book by Leigh Bardugo, so of course it’s going to be in my top 10 anticipated books! I’m quite interested because this is the first book of a new series that is not set in the Grishaverse. I’m really excited to devour another book by Leigh and see how she builds this new story.
Release Date: October 1, 2019 | See the synopsis here!
There you go folks, my 10 most anticipated releases this 2019! Did any of those books catch your eye? Any of those in your list of anticipated books as well? Go comment down below!
EXTRA: I asked other people over Instagram about the anticipated releases they are excited for, and here are some of them:
- The Wicked King
- These Divided Shores
- The Blood Spell
- On The Come Up
- Again, but Better
- Chain of Gold
- Descendant of the Crane
- Dark Age
- Broken Throne
- Children of Virtue and Vengeance
- The Tyrant’s Tomb
- Spin The Dawn
- Soul of the Sword
- Wayward Son
- Lady Smoke
- Daisy Jones & The Six