most anticipated releases of the rest of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week, we’re all adding more books to each other’s to-read lists, because we’re talking about our most anticipated releases of the second half of 2019. Let’s talk about the books on my to-read list, shall we?

Wilder Girls by Rory Power – July 9
Wilder Girls is set at the Raxter School for Girls, which has been put under quarantine after the Tox hit and the teachers died one by one. As I’m preparing this list, I realize that there’s a lot of death mentioned in my most anticipated releases. I wonder what that says about me…

The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) by Margaret Owen – July 30
I added this book to my to-read list because of Cait (Paper Fury) who described this book as “An undertaker girl is trying to haul away the prince’s body except he faked his death. And is still alive.”

Shatter the Sky (Shatter the Sky #1) by Rebecca Kim Wells – July 30
I believe this book was summarized as ‘girl steals dragon to save her abducted girlfriend’ and that synopsis alone is enough to mark this as one of my most anticipated releases.

Gideon The Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir – September 10
I’m not entirely sure what this story is about, but I do know it has queer necromancers which sounds absolutely epic. Some early reviewers have been mentioning this as a possible favorite of the year so I’m excited!

The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier – September 3
Listen, it’s a given that any new Juliet Marillier book will end up on my most anticipated books list. I absolutely love her work! Then I discovered that the series is called ‘warrior bards’ which sounds like everything I ever want in a fantasy novel. It’s about a brother and sister who train to become part of an elite warrior band and are sent on a mission to retrieve a precious harp. If this harp isn’t found before the coronation of the new king and is played at the ceremony, the king won’t be accepted and the people will revolt.

The Gurkha and the Lord of Tuesday by Saad Z. Hossain – August 13
This sounds like such an interesting read! A djinn king wakes up after millennia of imprisoned slumber and wants to conquer the city state of Kathmandu. He discovers that the citizens don’t want for anything, or don’t want to revolt at all. There’s only one old soldier/mass murderer, one who is pursuing a 40-year-old vendetta, who wants to help the djinn king.

The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht – September 24
I know literally nothing about this book (novella?) other than it being a dark fantasy published by Tor. That’s enough to want to pick it up though.

We Are the Dead by Mike Shackle – August 8
Gollancz describes this book as “a debut epic fantasy full of crunching revolutionary action, twisted magic, and hard choices in dark times.” Doesn’t that sound fantastic? The tagline is “The war is over. The enemy won. Now it’s time to fight back.” Mistborn is one of the series I love most, and it also has a ‘the Dark Lord won’ storyline. I’m hoping to love this one just as much!

The Never Tilting World (The Never Tilting World #1) by Rin Chupeco – October 15
I adore Rin Chupeco’s Bone Witch series, and will add any and all of her books to my to-read list. It’s set on a planet split in two because of a defied ancient prophecy: one part is cloaked in perpetual night, the other scorched by an unrelenting sun. It’s described as a duology “bursting with star-crossed romance, immortal heroines, and elemental magic”.

Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo – October 1£
This is about a girl called Alex who survived a multiple homicide and is able to attend one of the world’s most elite universities if she monitors the secret societies there. Listen, it’s written by Leigh Bardugo, and it sounds like it will have similar vibes to The Secret History, which is one of my all-time favorite books.

Are these books on your to-read list? Which books are you looking forward to?

Most anticipated releases for January – June 2019 | #TopTenTuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Today, we’re talking about anticipated releases! Books you can’t wait to read, but will only come out in the first half of 2019. I have to admit that I’m a little bit less up-to-date with new releases lately, because I’ve been focusing more on secondhand books, backlist ones, and translated works from foreign authors. Anyway, here are the books I’m excited to read.

The Girl King by Mimi Yu – January 8th, 2019
This is a YA fantasy about two sisters, one destined to become the first female ruler of the Empire, the other destined to live in her shadow. Until their father declares their male cousin as the heir instead. Lu is determined to take back her birthright, while Min has to deal with the powers that awaken inside her. Who’s going to take the throne? I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS! I love everything about that synopsis, and I need to read it soon.

King of Scars (Nikolai #1) by Leigh Bardugo – January 29th, 2019
Who’s surprised this is on my list? Absolutely no one. It’s been a long time since I’ve read the Grisha trilogy in which Nikolai first appears, so maybe I’ll re-read that next year before picking this one up. Anyway, he was one of my favorite characters, so I’m happy he gets his own books now.

Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness #1) by Robin Lafevers – February 5th, 2019
I can’t tell you how excited I am to return to the women trained at the Convent of Saint Mortain. I read the His Fair Assassin series when I first got back into reading a few years ago, and absolutely loved it. Medieval times + nuns + assassins + court intrigue = happy readers. Now we’re returning with Sybella, and I’m so excited! This is another one in which I’ll probably have to re-read the first three books because it’s been so long.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie – February 14th, 2019
I have absolutely no idea what this is about. All I know is that this is what the Goodreads synopsis says,

Listen. A god is speaking.
My voice echoes through the stone of your master’s castle.
This castle where he finds his uncle on his father’s throne.
You want to help him. You cannot.
You are the only one who can hear me.
You will change the world.

The Shadow Glass (The Bone Witch #3) by Rin Chupeco – March 1st, 2019
I reread the first book in the series in 2018 so I could go into the second one with a fresh mind. Now, I can’t wait to read the third one! This series is so good. If you enjoy YA fantasy, especially ones with a slower pace that are character-driven, you’ll probably love this one.

A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson – April 2nd, 2019
I don’t know much about this book other than it being an LGBTQ+ historical fiction novel. That’s really all I need to know to add this to my list. I guess I’ll find out more in April (or a few months later, because I never have my shit together like that).

Descendant of the Crane by Joan He – April 2nd, 2019
Descendant of the Crane is a Chinese-inspired fantasy about a princess who’s always shirked her responsibilities, until her father is murdered and she has to rule the kingdom. I also believe she does some illegal things to find out who killed her father!

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence – April 4th, 2019
This might be my most anticipated release of the year. I adore this series, and I’ve been dying to read the third book. If you don’t know, this series follows Nona who starts training at the Convent of Sweet Mercy. She wants to become a Red Sister (Sister of combat), but even as an 8-year-old she has managed to make some powerful enemies. The cast of characters consists of like 98% women, and it’s glorious.

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – April 23rd, 2019
This story follows Esha, who moonlights as the rebels’ assassin called Viper. All she wants is revenge for what was taken from her during the royal coup. Her latest assignment? Taking down general Hotha. You all know I’m present when there’s a fantasy novel about revenge, assassins, and rebels.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – May 14th, 2019
‘Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the king.’ Remember what I just said about assassins and fantasy? I’m excited!


I can’t wait to read these 10 books. Someone hold me accountable and make sure I actually read these in 2019! I’m hoping to, because they all sound epic. What are your most anticipated reads for the first half of 2019?

December ’15 New Releases I’m Excited to Read

Every month, I write a post about the new releases I can’t wait to read for said month. (Aside from last month, but I’ll just hope that no one actually noticed I forgot.) So today, it’s all about them December releases! 

The Death of Dulgath (Riyria Chronicles #3) by Michael J. Sullivan // December 1st // The ebook version was released last month, but the actual paperback will be released on December 1st. I absolutely love this author and his Riyria series (both of them). I really want to pick this one up soon because I loved the previous two books in the series. 

Gateway to Fourline (Fourline Trilogy #1) by Pam Brondos // December 1st // I have to be honest, I’d never heard of this before last week. But then I found it on Goodreads and read the synopsis. And you know what came to mind? ADULT NARNIA. I have no idea whether it’ll actually be like that… But one can hope: no? 

See How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter // December 22nd // Now, don’t kill me if I’m wrong here. I was a tad confused because sometimes it says the release date is in January, and sometimes it says December. And on Bookdepository, both are there too. So I’m guessing it’ll be released somewhere in December? Anyway, really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy (series?) so I’m hoping to like this one too. 

Misconduct by Penelope Douglas // December 1st // I have mixed feelings about this one. When I was in a huge new adult-kick last year, I really enjoyed her books Bully, Until You and Rival. Now, I do think that as I have read more since then, I’d maybe enjoy them a little bit less now? So I’m kind of excited about this one because I did enjoy some of her other books, but I’m scared too that my tastes and opinions will have changed a lot. 


So those are the December 2015 releases I really want to read soon! I also want to read Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes but I wasn’t super excited about it as I wrote this post so I didn’t include it. But yes, do want to read Frozen Tides. 

Which December releases are you looking forward to?

October New Releases I’m Excited to Read

I can’t believe it’s October already. I know I say that every month. But really, let’s think about it! In 3 months, it’ll be 2016. I can’t handle this knowledge. Anyway, a new month = a ton of new releases. So today, I’m showing you the ones I’m most excited about! 

 October 6th

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The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase #1) by Rick Riordan // Carry On by Rainbow Rowell // An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet // Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith // A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis // Cleopatra’s Shadows by Emily Holleman // Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf #1) by Ryan Graudin // Nameless by Jennifer Jenkins

October 8th 

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The Amazing Book is Not on Fire by Dan and Phil

October 13th

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First & Then by Emma Mills 

October 22nd

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What We Left Behind by Robin Talley

October 27th

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Wake of Vultures (The Shadow #1) by Lila Bowen


So those are the books I’m excited to read being released this October! Have you read any of these? Are you excited to read any other books as well?

September Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

It’s the end of August, which means it’s time for a few monthly posts like a monthly wrap up and a new releases post! Obviously, today it’s time for some September New Releases. September is going to be an exciting month for me! Not only because of the amazing books being released but also because I’m turning 21 on September 25th, it’s going to be my first blogoversary and I’m starting my masters year at university -which should hopefully be my last. But aside from all that, some pretty exciting books are going to be released this month!


01/09

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Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #1) by Sarah J. Maas // Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon // The Fix by Natasha Sinel // Twelve Kings in Sharakhai (The Song of the Shattered Sands #1) by Bradley P. Beaulieu // Hunter (Hunter #1) by Mercedes Lackey // The Dragon Engine (The Blood Dragon Empire #1) by Andy Remic 

08/09 – 10/09

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The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis // Stand-Off (Winger #2) by Andrew Smith // Lessons in Falling by Diana Gallagher // The Secret Fire (The Secret Fire #1) by C.J. Daugherty // Saga Vol. 5 by Brian K. Vaughan 

15/09

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Ash & Bramble by Sarah Prineas // Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori #1) by Heather W. Petty

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22/09-24/09

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (Gold Seer #1) by Rae Carson // The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin // Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum // Followed by Frost by Charlie N. Holmberg // After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

29/09

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo // Forever With You (Wait For You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Those are the books being released this month I can’t wait to read! Have I missed out on any? Have you read any? Let me know!

9 August Releases I Need to Read & 1 I Recommend

Every month, a ton of books get released. But since it would be impossible for me to actually read them all, let alone mention them all, I chose 10 new releases I can’t wait to read. These books will all be released in August 2015, and as always, the title will lead you to the Goodreads page.

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1. Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray // August 25th //
The wait for this book has been ridiculous. I may even need to reread The Diviners. I read it when it got released but by now, I can barely remember anything…
2. Until Friday Night (The Field Party #1) by Abbi Glines // August 25th //
Sounds like a solid new adult novel. Plus, it’s been a while since I’ve read any Abbi Glines.
3. Court of Fives (Court of Fives #1) by Kate Elliott // August 18th //
A YA Fantasy about Commoners and Patrons. I’m curious to see whether it’s as good as it sounds!
4. Legacy of Kings (Blood of Gods and Royals #1) by Eleanor Herman // August 25th //
THIS SOUNDS EPIC. I’m so looking forward to reading this high fantasy novel!
5. Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid // August 1st //
I’ve been seeing this around and I have to admit that the synopsis has me hoping for a cute and adorable read.

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6. Reawakened (The Reawakened #1) by Colleen Houck // August 11th //
First of all, this cover is gorgeous. And it’s about Egyptian gods and stuff!
7. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes by Rick Riordan // August 6th //
I CAN’T CONTAIN THE EXCITEMENT. I loved the Greek Gods, and I adore Percy, so I already know I will love this.
8. The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) by N.K. Jemisin // August 4th //
The first sentence of the synopsis is: “This is the way the world ends. Again.” That sentence + it being a fantasy novel? I’m sold.
9. Daughter of Dusk (Midnight Thief #2) by Livia Blackburne // August 4th  //
I enjoyed the first book -although I can’t remember everything that happened- so I’m hoping to enjoy this one too.
10. What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi // August 4th //
I have already read this one, and I enjoyed it so much. I will leave a link to my review here, but I’d recommend you to pick it up! It’s a contemporary on a subject I’ve never read before. It definitely gave me a new perspective to look at.

Have you read any of the new releases? Are you anticipating any others? Let me know!

The 10 July Releases I’m Most Anticipating

IT’S TIME FOR JULY. Which means summer vacation for meeeeeeeeee! Am I the only one whose inside voice went a bit crazy on the “me” part? Anyway… I’m showing you the 10 new releases I’m most anticipating for the coming month. Let’s get into it!

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The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke // July 2nd // Short blurb: Six-year-old Laurel was abducted with her sister as the only witness. Thirteen years later, a woman is found again clutching the bear Laurel was last seen with.
The Fixer (The Fixer #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes // July 7th // This one is marketed as a YA mix of Scandal and Veronica Mars. WHAT? Sounds epic.
Survive the Night by Danielle Vega // July 7th // Apparently, this one is about a rave that takes a horrible turn, and the main character, Casey, and her friends are being hunted through the tunnels.
Ink and Bone (The Great Library #1) by Rachel Caine // July 7th // Sooo, I think this is about a library that uses alchemy to deliver the content of the greatest works in history.
The Heart of Betrayal (Remnant Chronicles #2) by Mary E. Pearson // July 7th // I won’t give a synopsis for this one, as it is a sequel but I’m really looking forward to it!

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Paperweight by Meg Haston // July 7th // It’s about a girl with an eating disorder whose brother died almost one year ago (I think).
Jesse’s Girl (Hundred Oaks #6) by Miranda Kenneally //
July 7th // I loved the previous book in this companion novel series, so I’m hoping to really enjoy this one too.
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams // July 14th
// Ruth, nicknamed Ruthless, wakes up in the bed of a moving pickup truck. She was abducted by a man who punishes girls like her, and the previous 6 girls were never seen again. HELLO. That sounds like an episode of Criminal Minds without the BAU.
Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud // July 21st // CON ARTISTS. I love them.

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch // July 21st // 22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after. Before: Julia had a twin brother, a boyfriend, and a best friend. After: She has a new identity, a new hometown, and memories of those twenty-two minutes that refuse to come into focus. At least, that’s what she tells the police.

Which books are you anticipating?