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2019 Releases I Am Looking Forward To – January to June / #toptentuesday 170

One of the posts I love seeing the most has to be the 2019 releases we are looking forward to. My list below is nowhere near everything but these are the ones that have been catching my attention. I would like to point out that I wrote this in November to give myself a break in January/February so there might have been some new information/covers for some of these.


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January / A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Bridget Kemmerer / Beauty and the Beast Retelling

February / Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury / Anastasica Retelling
February / Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte / Fantasy +
February / The Test by Sylvain Neuvel / Sci-Fi

March / Sherwood by Meagan Spooner / Robin Hood Retelling

April / The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews / Contemporary

May / The Wise and the Wickedby Rebecca Podos / Premonitions / Magical Realism +
May /  We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal / Own Voices Fantasy

Unknown / Reverie by Ryan La Sala / Drag Queen Sorceress
Unknown / Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw / Resurrection
Unknown / Ghost Squad by Claribel A. Ortiga / Middle Grade Fantasy
Unknown / The Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall / Pirate Fantasy +

+ Unsure/Unknown if this is truly a standalone

Starts to New Worlds

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January / Slayer (Slayer 1) by Kiersten White / set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
January / Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Sky
January / Ship of Smoke and Steel (The Wells of Sorcery 1) by Django Wexler / Fantasy

February/ Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto / Fantasy

April / The Tiger at Midnight (The Tiger at Midnight 1) by Swati Teerdhala / Hindu Mythology
April / Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy 1) by Emily A. Duncan / Fantasy

May / Dark Shores (Dark Shores 1) by Danielle L. Jewnsen / Fantasy / Pirates

Unknown / These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling / Modern Day Salem Fantasy


Sequels and Conclusions

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January / Kings of Scars (Nikolai Duology 1) by Leigh Bardugo / Fantasy / Part of The Grisha world
January / Firestarter (Timekeeper 3) by Tara Sim / Time Control
January / Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen 2) by Sara Glenn Marsh / Necromancy
January / In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children 4) by Seanan McGuire / Portal Fantasy
January / The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air 2) by Holly Black / Fae

February / Courting Darkness (His Fair Assasin 1) by Robin LaFevers  / Historical Fantasy ++
February / Binti: The Complete trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor / Sci-Fi/Fantasy

March / Wild Country (The Others 7) by Anne Biship / Contemporary Fantasy
March / Defy the Fates (Constellation 3) by Claudia Gray / Sci-Fi
March / Wicked Tasty (Spellwork Sydicate 3) by Lola Dodge / Contemporary Fantasy / Baking

June / The Final Days of Magic (Witches of New Orleans 3) by J.D. Horn

Unknown / Not Your Backup (Sidekick Squad 3) by C.B. Lee / Superheroes

++ Continues after another trilogy set in the same world with similiar characters.

58 thoughts on “2019 Releases I Am Looking Forward To – January to June / #toptentuesday 170

  1. THE BOY WHO STEALS HOUSES now that is a unique title. One good thing about doing this activity, now I am really excited about a few upcoming books. Since I usually don’t pay attention to releases this is a new position for me. Hope you get to read a few of your anticipated books. My Anticipated Releases

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  2. Great list! King of Scars and Courting Darkness made my list this week, too, and I’m really looking forward to These Witches Don’t Burn. 🙂 Thanks for bringing Sherwood to my attention, it sounds so good!

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  3. I’m so curious about Ship of Smoke and Steel, I hope it’s good! I need to catch up on Anne Bishop, I never read Lake Silence last year, I love the world of The Others. I hadn’t been too interested in Slayer, but I’ve been seeing more and more good reviews, so maybe I need to jump on that train!

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  4. I totally forgot to put The Boy Who Steals Houses on my list! But you have some others that I hadn’t seen yet as well… I’ll have to check them out. I think my TBR has doubled with this prompt… and it was already huge!

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  5. Great lists! So many of these are on my wishlists!!!

    a curse so dark and lonely isn’t technically a stand alone though. There’s a sequel coming our way – Brigid announced it’s title yesterday ❤ It'll be focused a bit more on the Grey character but the main characters of book 1 are also a lot present as well to my understanding – they promote it as a sequel 🙂

    I'm really excited about Sherwood, Ship of Smoke and Steel, Defy the Fates, Courting Darkness and Crown of Feathers!

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    1. I know. When I wrote this post (november) this wasn’t known yet though and I haven’t had the time since to go through everything again. I had done that 5 times by december haha.

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  6. I want to read ALL the same standalones as you basically! I love seeing Cait’s book on people’s lists of course, and FINALLY someone else who is excited about The Test, yayyy! I cannot believe I forgot Defy the Fates, ughhh what is wrong with meeee? Very excited for that one too! (Also I am ridiculously impressed that you wrote this in NOVEMBER, how even!?!)

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    1. I’m slightly less excited for The Test since the third Themis Files book kind of fell meh for me but I’m still really curious to see how he will write that book.


  7. I went to look at The Wise and the Wicked summary on Goodreads, and then I went to see if it was on Netgalley or Edelweiss, and I forgot to come back! 😱 It’s cover is lovely! 😍 Thanks for the heads up! 👍✨✨

    King of Scars! I have to get Ruin and Rising read, and the Six of Crows books. I have the ebook of the first of the duology. 📚

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  8. 2019 is going to be such a great year for books, I’m looking forward to so many of these! First up, King of Scars. Most anticipated, probably Aurora Rising. I also can’t wait to pick up Cait’s next book. ❤

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  9. Wow wow wow! There are SO MANY great books coming out in 2019! I can never keep up with all the upcoming releases. I, too, love waiting for this TTT theme, but I never participate. Instead, I just add a ton of book to my own TBR after people have shared their lists. XD From yours I’ve added Slayer, Last of Her Name and The Wise and the Wicked.

    Thanks for sharing! I cannot wait to hear what you think of these books as you acquire them.

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    1. Hahaha The Wise and the Wicked seems to be one most weren’t too familiar with. Interesting. And I completely understand not keeping up. It is hard to keep up with them all. I’m sure I missed a bunch I will still end up reading, 😀

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  10. Ik probeer me een beetje in te houden in een poging om mijn tbr toch een beetje in te tomen maar A curse so dark and lonely en Wild Country gaan hier sowieso aan de collectie worden toegevoegd hoor. Daar kan ik echt niet aan weerstaan.

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