This is such a fun list to write, because I just love thinking about all the INCREDIBLE books that are coming our way for the rest of 2019, but it’s also painful knowing I still have SO LONG to wait! Can I just have all these books now, please and thanks? Without further ado, these are the 10 books I am most excited for the upcoming 6 months!
1. Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Release Date: 19th November
This is the very highly anticipated conclusion to the Folk of the Air trilogy by Holly Black. The publishing gods have graced us by pushing the January 2020 release date for this forward to November, which is just about the most exciting thing in my life right now. I am dying to get my hands on this one!
2. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Release Date: 5th November
I’ve had a big interest in King Arthur since I was little (aka Merlin on BBC was my life) so my interest is instantly piqued whenever I hear something new set around Camelot and the Arthurian legends, and honestly this just sounds like THE MOST AMAZING new trilogy and I cannot wait to give it a go.
3. Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake
Release Date: 19th September (UK) / 3rd September (US)
This is the fourth and final book in the Three Dark Crowns series and I am so excited for it. I’ve been following this series since the first one was released and I really adore it. The third book ended with shit hitting the figurative fan, so I can’t wait to find out what happens and am terrified in equal amounts. The fact that we have to wait an extra 2 weeks for this in the UK is an injustice!
4. Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff
Release Date: 5th September
I’m sure many of you have heard of or read Nevernight by now, but if not, this is the greatest grimdark Adult fantasy there is. This series is so great, and will be coming to an end this September with the third book, Darkdawn. This is absolutely not a spoiler, as it says it on the first page of the first book, but Mia (the MC) dies at the end so I am, again, equal parts anticipating and dreading the conclusion to this series.
5. Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
Release Date: 26th September (UK) / 10th September (US)
I cannot get enough of Audrey and Thomas, and every book in this series just keeps getting better as we go along. I can’t wait to be back with these characters for another book!
6. Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
Release Date: 5th November
The first book in this series was one of my favourite debuts of 2018, so I’m really excited to see where this book goes next. It was dark and contained a lot of really difficult content, but it was so beautiful and had such an important message to give. I know an own voices Asian-inspired fantasy with queer main characters meant a lot to many people, and I’m so glad to see this succeeding. I know Ngan has a lot more to come for this series and I’m very excited for it. I also know that there are going to be very limited UK arcs for this one, and I will be working on the bookstagram tour, so definitely watch this space if you’re interested in reading some early thoughts about this book!
7. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: 1st October
All I have to say about this is: AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! No, I jest, really I’m just so excited for this one. Shadow and Bone is one of my very favourite YA fantasy series but I’ve been loving Adult fantasy recently, so the fact that Leigh Bardugo is writing something for that market really really REALLY excites me! Waterstones special edition is preordered…
8. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo
Release Date: 8th October
Christo’s debut, To Kill a Kingdom was released last year and I really loved it a whole lot. I went to an event with her last Summer and heard her read a snippet of this upcoming book and since then I’ve been really excited to get my hands on it!
9. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Release Date: 10th September
This one has just been getting incredible early reviews that are too good to ignore – I’m hearing that this is one of the most exciting adult fantasies of the year. I’ve been burned recently but trusting early hype, but honestly thins one just sounds too amazing not to get excited about. Two words: lesbian necromancers.
10. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Release Date: 8th August
Some of you US fellows may find it odd that this has made it onto my list, but we don’t get this wonderful book until August in the UK! It was recently picked up for a UK print which is great news, but there’s still some time to wait for it. I have got an arc though, and will be reviewing it in the coming months so it won’t be too long a wait for me, but I’m very excited to see it hit shelves!