Top Ten Anticipated Books for 2019

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It’s a new year and what better way to welcome it into our hearts than by scouring the news for the fantastic book releases 2019 will bring! It took some effort to keep this list to an even 10 but I finally managed it! Not all the cover art has been released yet but the descriptions have me excited! (Note: this list does not include 2019 ARCs already reviewed on my blog) 


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THE GIRL KING

(The Girl King #1)
Mimi Yu
YA Fantasy
January 08, 2019

“Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.”

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THE WICKED KING

(The Folk of the Air #2)
Holly Black
YA Fantasy
January 08, 2019

“After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.”

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A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY

Brigid Kemmerer
YA Fantasy
January 29, 2019

“Fall in love, break the curse. Break the curse, save the kingdom.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.”

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KING OF SCARS

(Nikolai Duology #1)
Leigh Bardugo
YA Fantasy
January 29, 2019

“Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.
Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. “

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DARK OF THE WEST

(Glass Alliance #1)
Joanna Hathaway
YA Fantasy
February 05, 2019

“Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.”

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FOUR DEAD QUEENS

Astrid Scholte
YA Fantasy
February 26, 2019

“Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.”

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CARRION CROW

(Otherworld #2)
Talis Jones
YA Fantasy
March 26, 2019

“Eisen and the Crown consume themselves in a bloody battle of thrones succumbing to the siren call of a long foretold fate. With each move one makes the other must counter, tilting the ever-watchful balance of Oneiroi. The question remains: which shall rise victorious and which is the harbinger of darkness?

The Island demands blood for blood,
but whose shall it be?”

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WICKED SAINTS

(Something Dark and Holy #1)
Emily A. Duncan
YA Historical Fantasy
April 02, 2019

A thrilling gothic take on Joan of Arc
“A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light.”

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SOLUS

(Walking Shadows #2)
Talis Jones
(YA) Post-Apocalyptic
June 25, 2019

“Born in an experimental lab before two outlaws stole him away, Bones has been planted into the vengeful earth growing strong with a gun in each hand. Given freedom by a group called Sanctuary he’s trained his powers carefully until one day they let him leave. Until one day he witnesses something that will cause his loyalty to waver. Until one day it’s his own name they vow to write with blood.

When the world wants you dead,
dare to smile.

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ILLUSION

Angie Grigaliunas
(YA) Dystopian Fantasy
TBA 2019

“Stay away from them. Whatever it takes.”

Emian is one-fourth itzalin, alone and on the run from the advancing Hulcondan army. But no one and nowhere is safe. With enemies on both sides of the war, her best hope is evading them all and keeping her heritage a secret.

Faced with the choice between certain death and a way to hide in plain sight, Emian takes the risk of going with her enemy. But in a world where being part itzalin is a death sentence – and those who aid them meet the same fate – they must find a way to trust each other if they hope to survive.”

(Begin the main series: The Purification Era)


 

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Anticipated Books for 2019

  1. So many of these are also my anticipated reads! I have already read The Girl King and A Curse so Dark and Lonely and liked them both, though I know some people haven’t liked The Girl King. I was so pleasantly surprised by Dark of the West which I wasn’t expecting to like as much as I did!

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