We’ve had a week to settle into 2019 and with it comes the task of sorting out and prioritising your most anticipated releases of 2019. It’s safe to say I’ve lost track of all the amazing books that are set to be released, but here are the 10 books I’m eagerly anticipating for the first half of 2019.
1. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (January 29th): Leigh Bardugo has made her mark on the reding community and while I’ve still not read the Grisha Verse trilogy, I have heard of the treasure that is Nikolai and I can’t wait to get an insight into his mind.
2. Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner (February 26th): Another author I’ve yet to cross off my to-read list. Jeff Zentner has developed a reputation for producing novels that will punch you in the feels several times over. This book seems to have a strong emphasis on friendship and I’m always looking for a book that spotlights the ever-changing nature of friendship.
3. Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry (January 22nd): Katie McGarry’s books are my addiction. I cannot get enough of her writing and I am 100% certain that this one will grab me from the very start.
4. Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers (February 5th): I’m a sucker for all things dark and twisted, so this book is right up my alley. The idea of spotlighting the undercover agents face is fascinating because there are so many angles to explore.
5. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (February 26th): Who doesn’t have this book on their most anticipated list? Not only do you have a stunning cover, but this book follows the journey of three women whose lives are linked together by magic and intrigue. It sounds incredible.
6. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (April 2nd): Girls that can talk to gods? I can definitely get behind that. Everything about this book sounds dark and deadly and I can’t wait to unravel the secrets of this world.
7. Internment by Samir Ahmed (March 19th): This is an important book, one which can easily be related to the issues plaguing our society. It’s clear that this book will be thought-provoking and moving, but may also ignite that sense of hope within readers.
8. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He (April 2nd): Yet another promising fantasy. There is so much to love already about this book. The cover, the political intrigue, the assassination of a king, and the burden of being a leader.
9. Again, but Better by Christine Riccio (May 21st): I’m intrigued by this book. I don’t watch a lot of booktube, but the premise of this book sounds promising and I think I could see myself relating to the struggle our main character faces.
10. The Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (June 18th): Another book that looks to pack some punches. I think it will be interesting to explore the ways one event can quickly influence the path a person takes because there is a lot of room for character growth and I am so excited to see where this story takes us.
What are your most anticipated books of 2019?