Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Most Anticipated 2019 Book Releases

Most anticipated 2019 book releases

2018 was pretty good for book releases but 2019 already looks like it's going to be a fantastic year for releases. There are already so many I am looking forward to with a great mix of sequels, first of series and standalones, seriously I am hyped. Here is my list of most anticipated 2019 releases, well ones that I know of so far!

The wicked king by holly blackThe Wicked King by Holly Black
Release Date: January 8th
I read The Cruel Prince at the start of 2018 and loved it, so of course I am really excited for The Wicked King which is the sequel. I don't want to talk too much about what happened in The Cruel Prince because I don't want to spoil it for anyone
who hasn't read it, but it is about sisters who are half human, half faerie. Their mum is murdered when they are seven by their real father (who is a faerie) and they are dragged to the faerie world where they are trying to fit in, but faeries are cruel creatures who don't particularly like humans.
The Cruel Prince was so full of drama and action, I seriously enjoyed it and really hope The Wicked King is just as good. The Cruel Prince left on such a cliffhanger so I'm very much looking forward to seeing what happens next!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
King of scars by leigh bardugoRelease Date: January 29th 
This is the first in a new duology by Leigh Bardugo. Leigh Bardugo is one of my absoulte favourite authors and this book follows King Nikolai, who appeared in the Grisha trilogy, as he tried to restore his kingdom to it's former glory whilst under the constant threat from their enemies. Nikolai is a super fun and charismatic character and I can't wait to read from his point of view. Plus this book has magic, got to love any book with magic.

the familiars by stacey hallThe Familiars by Stacey Hall
Release Date: February 7th
The title of this book is what first caught my attention as I had just finished binge watching The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix so I'm very into that whole witch/familiar scene at the moment, a
fter reading the blurb of The Familiars though I knew it would be one to look forward to.
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 and has already had three miscarriages. As the Mistress of Gawthorpe Hall she is expected to have a heir so when she finds out she is pregnant for a fourth time she decides to try everything in order to make sure she can deliver a healthy baby.
One day she crosses paths with a poor woman called Alice who is a midwife. Alice promises she can deliver a healthy baby but accusations of witchcraft are rife at this time, and as Alice is a women who uses many herbal remedies, well.....
the everlasting rose by dhonielle clayton
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton
Release Date: March 5th
Another second in the series, The Everlasting Rose is the sequel to The Belles which I also read this year and loved.
Orleans is a city where the people are born grey, but can be made beautiful with the help of Belles. This series follows Camellia who is Belle as she is seperated from her sisters and put to her place of work. However in the first book we find out that there is definitely something dodgy happening behind the scenes and Camellia ends up finding out that a lot of secrets have been kept from her.

queenie by candice carty williamsQueenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Release Date: March 19th
Honestly I can't wait to get my hands on this book and think it will definitely be a cult hit in 2019. Queenie is a 25 year old Jamaican British women who lives in London and works for a national newspaper. She struggles with trying to balance her two cultures and feels like she doesn't fit in with either which leads to some questionable choices.
This sounds like such a fantastic and fresh book that I can imagine will be so relatable for many people. Seriously looking forward to this!

Most anticipated 2019 book releasesMusic and Malice in Hurricane Town by Alex Bell
Release Date: April 4th
Alex Bell is the genius behind the terrifying Frozen Charlotte book, which made it on to my Top Horror Books list so of course I as a huge horror fan I'm excited for her next release.
Jude Lomax is a trumpet player on the streets of Baton Noir. She is invited to play at the funeral of the famous cajou queen but as she passes through the gates of the cemetery she is possessed by the spirit of Ivory the cajou queen, and she won't rest until she finds the person responsible for her murder.
This book has some of my fave elements, possession, vampires, jazz music and is heavily influenced by New Orleans. It sounds darkly delicious.

Aurora Rising by amie kaufman and Jay KristoffAurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Release Date: May 7th
I'm not the biggest sci-fi fan but everyone raved out the Illuminae files so being the sheep I am I read all three books, and I am so glad I did because they are so unique and fant
astic. The fact that Jay and Amie have paired up again to bring out a new science fiction series has me so excited.
Aurora Rising is set in 2380 and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned to their first missions. Tyler Jones was the star pupil and was looking forward to having a great squad, but he gets teamed up with the worst of the bunch. It sounds like the perfect remedy for a space adventure with the dry and clever humour of Jay and Amie. Perfect.

Finale by Stephanie Garber
finale by Stephanie GarberRelease Date: May 30th
Finale is the final book in the Caraval trilogy, another series that is incredible. Caraval is a travelling circus fair type thing where all the players compete in a magical game to win run by the legendary Legend. The game is full of magic and mystery and the prize is always fantastic.
There is a lot more to the plot than just Caraval though and this follows sisters Donatella and Scarlett as they are competing in their own competition against The Fates. This may sound complicated but honestly if you have read the books it really isn't. I do love me a good circus book! 

Honestly just writing this list has got me fired up. Now I am having the same debate I always have with myself, get the paperback version because the covers are gorgeous, or do the smart thing and buy them on Kindle because I know I have no space..... Anyway these are just a few of the fantastic titles coming out next year, there are so many more. Which titles are you excited for?


  1. Ooooh all of these books look so amazing, I'm tempted to pick up a couple myself!

  2. I love the sound of the wicked king, shall have to read the cruel prince first though

  3. I like the sound of Queenie, I think the cultural differences would be interesting to read about

  4. So many good books coming out! This will help pass the time until the next Game of Thrones novel :)

  5. The familiars sounds so gripping! And such a beautiful cover!

  6. I loved The Cruel Prince so I am super hyped about The Wicked King! Seen so many people with their hands on it already on bookstagram and I am very jelly!

  7. These books all sound really intriguing! I love the sound of The Familiars. I love all things Witchy!

  8. All book sound brilliant. But Queenie caught my attention. Adding it to my list of 2019 reads.

  9. I've really let my book reading slide this year and really want to pick it back up next year. Some of these sound great so I will have to download them when they are out and get back in to it.

  10. Next year is going to be AWESOME for books!! I am also really excited for The Familiars and Queenie!

  11. I havent heard of any of these books! They arent really my chosen genre BUT I woudl be interested in reading a couple for sure!

  12. I am so excited for the publication of The Book of Dust Volume Two - really hope it happens in 2019!

  13. I love finding out about upcoming releases and some of these sound right up my street. I always have the same debate regarding physical books with beautiful covers or Kindle to be more space saving!

  14. I’m always trying to find new series to read, the king of scars duaology sepoynds like something I would would be interested in reading. If you like series like divergent hunger games I would recommend reading the red queen series by victoria Aveyard

  15. Have loved your book reviews this year, have discovered so many interesting new titles thanks to you! Have a brilliant Christmas! :)

  16. I've actually not heard of any of these books, but I am well behind with reading which is something I want to change in 2019 x

  17. I'm really hoping to get back into reading this coming year. Some fab titles coming out.

  18. Wonderful list!! I'm definitely going to have to check a few of these out!!

  19. What a great range of titles, there's lots to look forward too isn't there. I will definitely be taking a look at Queenie

  20. I'm so excited for these too! Luckily I have copies of The Familiars and Queenie and can't wait to start them!


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