The 10 2019 Releases I'm Most Excited For

by - 12:52 AM


I must confess, I'm not much of a new releases kind of person. Out of the millions that everyone else is raving about, I'm interested in approximately 2, and then I don't read them for 10 years. But 2019 is a weird exception?? So today, I'm linking up with Top Ten Tuesday to bring you my most anticipated releases for the first half of ALL OF 2019. because i don't have enough anticipated releases to have two of this list. oops.


King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (January 29th) - I AM ALL KINDS OF PUMPED FOR THIS AND HERE'S WHY. I've read the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology, and I liked them both. Yes, liked. Not loved, not adored. I understood why people read Bardugo, but not why they basically worshipped her. Until I read Ruin and Rising this summer and it ended me. Now I'm super duper excited for my next Bardugo read--and this one focuses on Nikolai! What could be better?  

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard (February 12th) - Although I adored Truthwitch, Windwitch fell flat for me. BUT! I have full confidence that Aeduan will single-handedly redeem this series. Honestly, I don't really remember what it's about anymore. I'm just here for my yearly ration of Aeduan and Iseult content.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee (March 1st) - If you don't think 90% of the reason I'm shelving this is because it has a gay subplot, you are wrong, good sir.

Every Word You Cannot Say by Iain S. Thomas (March 5th) - I'm sorry, did you say a new poetry collection by one of my very favorite poets of 2018? *slaps down a hundred dollars, plus a potato* I will give you my life savings for an ARC.

Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan (April 2nd) - The queen Roshani Chokshi herself said this book is for everyone who shipped Alina and the Darkling (which VERY MUCH INCLUDES ME). It's an unapologetically sinister, heretical, Gothic political fantasy, and nOW LOOK. I THOUGHT I was over the fact that this won't be out for four (4) months, but now you have me talking about it and I'm all upset again. How could you.


Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (May 7th) - Raise your hand if you never read The Illuminae Files and don't like sci-fi, but you are weirdly drawn to this story of a bunch of space academy misfits trying to save the galaxy and already put it on hold at the library. *raises hand*

Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (May 14th) - This is possibly my most anticipated 2019 read. I love a good happy gay story, and this tale of the First Son of the USA and Prince of England falling in love looks too fun to pass up. I can't believe I haven't heard more people talking about it.

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver (May 14th) - Yes, May 14th is Double Gay Day. (I have decreed it, so it is officially so.) I Wish You All the Best is an #ownvoices story about a nonbinary protagonist, Ben, and the anxiety, trials, and triumphs that follow their coming out. (PLUS !! you KNOW your girl loves a good romantic subplot. Or, you know, plot. Just plot is fine.)

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (October 1st) - This is Lady Bardugo's year, for sure. I've had Ninth House shelved since mid-2016, and my pessimistic self assumed it would never come out. I would die at 90 still waiting for Ninth House. BUT NOW IT'S ACTUALLY HAPPENING? That blank space on Goodreads will finally be filled with a beautiful cover? I will finally get to actually read about Alex Stern, a criminal tasked with infiltrating Yale's secret societies? My acne has cleared. My crops are watered. My goats are fed. God bless.

Daican's Heir by Jaye L. Knight (idk, don't ask me) - THE SERIES FINALE OF THE ILYON CHRONICLES. GUYSSS. The title was just announced a few weeks ago, and I got chills when I first saw it. Despite (and due to) being an agnostic, I try to read Christian fiction to broaden my understanding of some of my fellow humans. This series is one of my favorites, and I'm both sad and psyched for the ending.

I think that's all I have to say for now! "thank god," whispers someone in the back. Let's chat! Do you want to read any of the books I listed? What 2019 releases are YOU most hyped for? What books are you dying for an ARC of? Comment below, and have a lovely Tuesday. <3

Namàrië,
Eleanor

Top Ten Tuesday is created by The Broke and the Bookish and hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

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22 Comments

  1. Great list! King of Scars made my list this week too, and I really like the sound of The Fever King. I need to read Truthwitch soon - it sounds like a series I could like a lot!

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    1. Thanks! Haha, me too. It has such great worldbuilding!

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  2. King of Scars has been on so many lists this week. I hope that means it will be a great read!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. Haha, me too! I was so floored by Ruin and Rising, King of Scars has the potential to be both the best and most disappointing book of my reading year.

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  3. "The Fever King" is something I'm looking forward to reading, too, for the same reasons you are. Ha!

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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    1. Hah, it's a reason I read a lot more books than I'd admit.

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  4. I haven't heard of a lot of these, but I hope you love them!

    Happy TTT!

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  5. What a great list! I just started Truthwitch with some friends, and I'm loving it and already can't wait for this new book to be released... plus I've wasted way too much time on SD's pinterest boards too...


    Marissa
    My TTT this week

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    1. YESSS I love her Pinterest boards! I wish more authors did them. It really helps immerse me in the world of her books and get me hyped to read them. I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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  6. King of Scars was on my list this week too, and I also have Ninth House on my TBR for later in the year.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/top-ten-tuesday-193/

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  7. I have Aurora Rising on my list too, it sounds so exciting!

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    1. For sure!! I'm such a sucker for the ragtag band of misfits banding together to save the world trope.

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  8. Red, White, and Royal Blue is on my to-read shelf on Goodreads. I'm not much of a contemporary person, or a romance person, but it sounds hilarious.

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    1. I agree! It's nice to read a fun, romantic, (gay) contemporary once and a while.

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  9. I haven't heard of any of these, which I feel is really appalling, so I'm going to go do my research and get hyped for these because they look AMAZING.

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  10. Lovely list! And wow you are very right about this being the Year of Leigh Bardugo- especially after that Netflix announcement today! 2019 is on FIRE for her. I am glad, she definitely deserves it! I am also quite excited for Wicked Saints, Fever King, and Aurora Rising! Hope you end up loving all of these!

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    1. I know, I'm so excited for it!! I was mildly disappointed in SoC and CK (though I still liked them), so I'm hoping this series will be everything I've ever wanted the Grishaverse to be. I'm especially excited to see my dear antiheroes, the Darkling and Kaz Brekker, come to life on the screen!

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  11. Such a wonderful list! I mean, I'm still catching up on 2016 releases, but whatever, I'm adding all the 2019 releases on Goodreads. So excited for King of Scars and Aurora Rising and Darkdawn!

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