Today I am coming at you with Five Upcoming 2019 Book Releases which I am excited for. I have been so out of the loop with reading that I haven’t seen many upcoming releases which I am actually kind of happy about, because I will come across them more organically when their on the shelves then. You know me, if things are too hyped my brain is like nope don’t read it yet. It’s weird I know…
Here are the five releases from the first half of the year I’m looking most forward to…
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – January
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. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas – February
Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.
On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.
Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte – February
A divided nation. Four Queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them.
Get in quick, get out quicker.
These are the words Keralie Corrington lives by as the preeminent dipper in the Concord, the central area uniting the four quadrants of Quadara. She steals under the guidance of her mentor Mackiel, who runs a black market selling their bounty to buyers desperate for what they can’t get in their own quarter. For in the nation of Quadara, each quarter is strictly divided from the other. Four queens rule together, one from each region:
Toria: the intellectual quarter that values education and ambition
Ludia: the pleasure quarter that values celebration, passion, and entertainment
Archia: the agricultural quarter that values simplicity and nature
Eonia: the futurist quarter that values technology, stoicism and harmonious community
When Keralie intercepts a comm disk coming from the House of Concord, what seems like a standard job goes horribly wrong. Upon watching the comm disks, Keralie sees all four queens murdered in four brutal ways. Hoping that discovering the intended recipient will reveal the culprit – information that is bound to be valuable bartering material with the palace – Keralie teams up with Varin Bollt, the Eonist messenger she stole from, to complete Varin’s original job and see where it takes them.
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jenson – May
A PIRATE WITH A WILL OF IRON
Teriana is the second mate of the Quincense, a ship beholden to the Goddess of the Seas. Her people are born of the waves, and they alone know how to cross the impassable oceans between East and West.
A SOLDIER WITH A SECRET
Marcus is the commander of the Thirty-Seventh, the notorious legion that has led the Celendor Empire to conquer the entire East. The legion is his only family, and even they don’t know the secret he’s been hiding since childhood.
A DANGEROUS QUEST
When a power-hungry ruler captures Teriana’s crew and threatens to reveal Marcus’s secret unless they help him conquer the unknown West, the two are forced into an unlikely–and unwilling– alliance. They unite for the sake of their families, but both must decide how far they are willing to go, and how much they are willing to sacrifice.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – June
All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.
Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.
As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.
Leigh Bardugo and Angie Thomas are two authors I have read before and I adore their previous work so I am super excited to read more by them, the other three books are each by new authors but their synopsis’ and covers have really drawn me in. From sorcery to pirates, they sound like a brilliant bunch of reads all with hopefully strong female leads and a pinch of romance (just what I love).
What is an upcoming release your most excited for?
Let me know in the comments below!
5 thoughts on “Five Upcoming 2019 Releases I’m Excited For”
I hadn’t heard of Four Dead Queens but it sounds quite intriguing. I hope you enjoy these and the hype doesn’t let you down!
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I hope so too! I’m kind of glad these aren’t too hyped (at least I haven’t seen them overly alot) because me and hype don’t work for some reason haha! x
Lovely choices, love ❤ I really can't wait for On The Come Up, I am sure it will be AMAZING! 😀
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Great post, Han ❤️
I’m SO out of touch with old and upcoming releases, I feel like I don’t even know what’s going on! Definitely excited for On The Come Up, I read like half of THUG but planning on finishing it before February. Also really interested in King of Scars (although I haven’t read anything by Leigh yet) and Four Dead Queens sounds like something I’d really enjoy.
Great choices 🙂🙂
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I’m excited for all of them!! 😊
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