There are some super exciting books coming up in 2019 that I simply CANNOT wait for! From January to December (though I’m sure there will be more announced for the latter half of the year as we go on) these are the 15 books I am most excited to get my hands on!
1. The Wicked King by Holly Black – 8th January
Its not hard to see why this would be on this list – I’ve been going on about this book CONSTANTLY. I read The Cruel Prince twice in 2018 and cannot wait to find out what happens. We didn’t get ARCs for it in the UK so I have been waiting patiently whilst all my US blogger friends have already read it and now its nearly here and I may die.
2. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – 10th January
This is the third book in the Winternight trilogy. The Girl in the Tower made it onto my top ten of 2018 list and I cannot wait to see where this story goes next and how the trilogy wraps up. I’ve fallen in love with these characters and I’ve heard only good things for the final installment. I actually have an ARC of this already so expect to see a review very soon!
3. Enchantee by Gita Trelease – 7th February
A fantasy set during the French Revolution? Sign me up! This sounds like it’s going to be really unique and interesting so I cannot wait to give it a crack. I also have an ARC of this so I’m hoping to get to it in January.
4. Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller – 26th February
I read Tricia Levenseller’s duology, Daughter of the Pirate King in 2018 and I LOVED IT! I am super excited to see what she’ll bring out next. This is a viking inspired standalone, and I love watching shows about viking history (Vikings and The Last Kingdom are GREAT) so this sounds like it’s really going to hit the mark for me!
5. Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 7th March
If you don’t recognise the name Taylor Jenkins Reid, she is the author of one of the most popular and beloved books of 2017 & 2018, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I absolutely fell in love with that story so I am very excited to give her next book a go. This one is loosely inspired by the Fleetwood Mac story and sounds like a very similar vibe to Evelyn Hugo, exploring the unknown story of a fictional famous character, so I can’t wait to read this and I anticipate it being another favourite.
6. The Antidote by Shelley Sackier – 21st March
I don’t know a huge amount about this one, but the cover is STUNNING (I don’t even care, I WILL judge books by their covers). It looks like a classic high fantasy and seems like the kind of thing I will absolutely love and really enjoy reading.
7. Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare – 9th April
Alec. Magnus. Cassie Clare. Shadowhunters. What more needs to be said? This is the first installment in Cassandra Clare’s next trilogy and I’m hyped. It’s not part of the core 5 series in the Shadowhunter Chronicles, but rather is a spin off type thing centring around Malec.
8. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – 16th April
There’s just something about this one. It’s supposed to be a spooky fantasy type thing with similar vibes to Riverdale. There’s just something in that comparison and in the cover that really draws me in. I’ve been following the author’s progress on Twitter for a while which has made me really get behind this release so I’m super excited for it.
9. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – 7th May
There is not much romance on this list, but this one made the cut. It’s a companion to The Kiss Quotient which I read over the summer in 2018 and adored for its autism rep. It really surprised me with how much I enjoyed it, so I’m excited for this romantic follow up centring around an autistic relative of Michael from The Kiss Quotient.
10. Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins – 7th May
This is the only other romance on this list, the sequel to Royals. That was one was so much fun and super cute, so I’m really excited for this one out of sheer entertainment factor. I don’t want to use the phrase guilty pleasure because I completely disagree with it, but this book is that kind of vibe for me!
11. Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare – 4th June
This is a bit of a weird one to be on this list because technically its already out, or most of it is. This is the bind up of Cassandra Clare’s latest short story collection but I have chosen to wait for the book and read them as one rather than purchase them all individually. I love the extra shadowhunters information and world development we get from Cassie’s short stories, so this is sure to be a hit for me.
12. Romanov by Nadine Brandes – 13th June
I studied Russian History at A Level so I have pretty good understanding of the Romanovs and the Russian Revolution, more so than the animated film. This sounds like a really interesting premise and a time period that I’ve not really seen any YA set in. I’m really excited for this historical fantasy trend that’s been going round at the moment and this is one of the top ones on my list.
13. Three Dark Crowns #4 (Title TBA) – 3rd September
This has no title, no premise, no information other than a release date but I am SO SO SO EXCITED. I believe this is the conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, which I love intensely, and the ending of the third book was so insane. I cannot wait to see where the story goes and how the series ends, I’ve followed these characters for years and Two Dark Reigns took it to a whole new level.
14. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – October (Date TBA)
This one has no release date yet and not much information, simply that it’s aimed towards an October release. I went to an event with Alexandra Christo this year where she read a snippet and told us a little of the plot and man it sounds intriguing! It seems to be set in a dark criminal magic underworld, similar to the vibe of books such as Ace of Shades. I think its going to be really interesting and dark. I loved Christo’s debut, To Kill A Kingdom, so I have big hopes for this one.
15. Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare – 19th November
This brings us to the last book on this list, but possibly the most exciting one. This is the first book in Cassandra Clare’s new series The Last Hours. It follows the next generation after the beloved characters of the Infernal Devices books. I have fallen so deep in love with the shadowhunter world in 2018 and I am so happy and excited to see its development further into the future.