We all know the drill at the end of the year and / or at the start of the new one – drooling over all the releases that’ll be coming our way! New releases, new series, sequels we’ve been waiting on for ages.. Not that it’s any different from what we do on a daily basis, but.. you know..
It’s that little bit more special when it’s a new year, right?
I succeeded at not doing that though! I only checked the books I already had shelved as 2019-releases because I know those are the ones I’m most excited about anyway. Confession? I probably won’t even check huge lists of upcoming releases since I won’t be able to get even a quarter of the ones I want anyway. Why torture myself unnecessarily, right? Besides. I have you, and the blogs I follow, to convince me throughout the year when it comes to the books I don’t know about yet!
Today’s topic is, obviously, “Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019” and.. I’m ignoring the “first half”-part because I can.
All covers link back to Goodreads if you feel like checking them out!
I’m starting with two new-to-me authors, Victoria Lee and Laura Silverman. These two books jumped out to me because of the synopsis and the LGBTQIA+-tags they got on Goodreads and by some bloggers I follow. That combination made me add them to the TBR immediately!
The Girl King and In Another Life are books I both read an eARC of and absolutely loved! My review on The Girl King actually went online last week, so you can check that one out here! As for C.C. Hunter’s new book? I’ve loved her previous ones, so she’s become an auto-buy author for me. She tends to tackle subjects that aren’t commonly talked about – like organ donation in This Heart of Mine and adoption in In Another Life.
These eight books are all books by authors I’ve read work of before and – obviously – loved! I feel like I’ve been waiting for ages already, especially when it comes to On the Come Up and A Curse So Dark and Lonely. Without a doubt two of my most anticipated releases this year!
Of course, there has to be at least one Kristoff-novel on here, and I decided to go with Aurora Rising for multiple reasons. First, I haven’t read Godsgrave yet, so putting Darkdawn on here wouldn’t feel fair. Second, I’m really curious to see what Aurora Rising will be like? I’m secretly hoping for more Illuminae-lay-out but who knows, right. The one thing I do know is that this duo will be surprising us again! That’s for sure!
What are some of your most anticipated books of 2019?
Any sequels you’d kill to get your hands on? Debuts you already have your eye on?
Which one of my list would you grab immediately should you see it somewhere?
Feel free to leave a link to your TTT so I can check it out!