I was thinking about all the books I’m really looking forward to reading for the rest of this year, and how many of them haven’t actually been released yet. There are quite a few novels I’m really excited for, novels I’ve been waiting for, for quite a while now, coming out between July and December of 2019 and I wanted to talk about them. There are sequels, conclusions, debut novels or beginnings of series in this list, but I’m sure I’m still missing a few of them. I’m really hopeful about these books, so without further ado, here’s my most anticipated releases of 2019 list!
- Jade War by Fonda Lee (July 23rd)
Five more days. Only five more days before I can read this novel, and I couldn’t be more excited! I reread Jade City this month to prepare for the sequel and refresh my memory (and I cried again at chapter 32 because apparently I’ll never be over it, but that’s fine) and I fell in love with it all over again. And the reviews I have read for Jade War were incredible, and made me even more excited to pick it up. Though, from what I understand, I’ll need to have tissues with me at all times while reading. You can be sure I’ll start reading it on July 23rd!
- The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (August 6th)
I’m currently rereading The Poppy War, again to prepare for this sequel. I have a newfound appreciation for some of the characters, and I’m loving it as much as I did the first time. After the ending, I’ve been wondering how the story will continue in The Dragon Republic, but I’m sure it will be absolutely brilliant and breathtaking. I can’t wait to see what’s next in Rin’s journey!
- A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna (September 3rd)
You can’t imagine how happy I was when I finished reading A Spark of White Fire and realized the sequel was only a few months away. I miss Esmae and all the characters so much already and I read the first novel in May so that says something. After the heartbreaking ending of the first novel, I’m prepared for a lot of EMOTIONS in A House of Rage and Sorrow. I’m also really happy because I will be participating in the blog tour for it in August and I will be able to share my love for this series!
- Crier’s War by Nina Varela (October 1st)
The moment I saw the cover for Crier’s War, I was intrigued. And when I read the synopsis? I completely fell in love. I find the concept of the world absolutely fascinating, and I can’t wait to discover all the world-building in this novel. I also have a feeling I will love the characters with all of my heart. From the little excerpts Nina Varela has shared on twitter, I’m certain I will love Crier’s War.
- The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (October 8th)
Listen, I need to be honest: I love vampire stories. There, I said it. So when I heard of The Beautiful, a dark series which includes vampires and a thriller mystery, I knew I had to read it. The time period of the novel is also very intriguing and I’m very curious to see all the layers of this story unravel. It’s going to be magnificent.
- Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (October 8th)
After reading the Six of Crows duology this year, and deciding to give the Grisha Trilogy another chance, I discovered Leigh Bardugo is publishing an adult novel when the cover was revealed. I love it, it’s simple and yet beautiful. The synopsis is very mysterious, and I don’t know what to expect from this novel, but the atmosphere described in it definitely sounds gripping. I’m very hopeful I’ll enjoy this novel a lot.
- Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan (November 5th)
Girls of Paper and Fire was one of my favourite books of 2018, so it makes complete sense its sequel is one of my most anticipated books of 2019. I’ve been waiting to discover what’s next for Lei and Wren (I love them so much!) since November last year, and it seems so far away still. I can’t wait to read it and see where the story takes us, and what the impact of the epilogue of the first novel will be like.
- The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black (November 19th)
When I finished reading The Wicked King, after that cliffhanger of an ending, and realized the conclusion was coming out in 2020, I was sad. And then, Holly Black announced the release was moved forward to 2019, and I honestly had a huge smile on my face. I’m serious. Everything in this series surprises me, and I’m sure it will be the same for the conclusion. I’m looking forward to all of the plot twists I’m sure will be present in The Queen of Nothing!
Here’s my list! I’d love to hear more about what books you’re excited to read for the rest of 2019, and what your most anticipated releases are in the comments! I could always add more novels to my TBR after all 📚