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Top 8 Anticipated Reads of 2019

New Years = New books

I am so excited for this year, there’s so many great releases coming out in 2019, both new novels and sequels to great books and I am absolutely excited for another year of having my head buried in books.

I thought as a little post I’ll give a rundown of my most anticipated reads for 2019, and build myself a tbr list for the coming year at the same time.

So let’s kick this off with

Most Anticipated reads of 2019

1. The Wicked King by Holly Black – release 8th January.

After ending on a intriguing cliffhanger, I’m really interested in seeing where Holly Black takes The Cruel Prince’s sequel, ‘The Wicked King’. Following on with Jude and Cardan’s journey into fae politics and court life. You can read my thoughts on the Cruel Prince here.

2. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – release date 29th January.

I am actually so excited for another adventure to the Grishaverse that I’ve somehow managed to preordered myself two copies of King of Scars. Both a signed standard edition and Illumicrate’s special gold hardcover edition (so pretty!)

Following on from Bardugo’s original Grisha trilogy, King of Scars carries on Nikolai’s story after the events of Siege and Storm, as the scarred survivor of Ravka’s civil war. Seriously guys, so excited.

3. A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kremmerer – release date 29th January.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely is a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast – and it’s certainly a interesting take on the fable.

Harper has cerebral palsy, a falling-apart family, and she’s just been sucked through a portal into the world of Emberfall. Doomed to relive one summer of his life again and again, Prince Rhen of Emberfall transforms into a ravening beast, waiting for a girl to break the spell.

4. Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Robertson – release date 13th June.

Changing it up from her debut novel ‘An Enchantment of Ravens’, Margaret Robertson explores the magical power of books and monsters in her new novel ‘Sorcery of Thorns’.

‘Sorcery of Thorns’ follows Elizabeth, an apprentice at the Great Library of Summershall. When Library director is found murdered and Elizabeth is blamed, a young sorcerer intervenes. Saving her from imprisonment, and she soon discovers the Summershall attack is part of a greater plot.

5. Defy me by Tahereh Mafi – 4th April release

The widely anticipated 5th instalment to the Shatter Me series arrives this year and I can’t wait to discover more in Warner and Juliette’s story.

With Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander a utter disaster, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything.

6. Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

From the author of The Crown’s Game, Evelyn Skye brings a new series, ‘Circle of Shadows’.

Looking forward to proving themselves, Sora and Daemon’s graduation as apprentice warriors grows closer. But in a kingdom free of violence it’s difficult to make your mark. During a routine scouting mission, Sora and Daemon discover a strange camp of soldiers. Taking a risk that will change their lives, they decide to infiltrate the group.

7. Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – October

I really cannot explain the love I have for Alexandra Christo’s novel ‘To Kill a Kingdom’ so I’m setting my hopes high for her next novel ‘Into the Crooked Place’.

“In a world thriving with black magic, four young crooks embark on a quest to take down their criminal leader after they discover the plot behind his dangerous new magic.”

10. Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

Last but in no means least is Sarah J Maas’s brand new series ‘Crescent City’. I love love love the writings Sarah J Maas and I can’t wait to read this brand new magical world. Not too much is known about the series just yet, there’s not even any cover art as of writing this post; but if it’s as good as her other series, I just know I’m going to enjoy Crescent City.

Crescent City tells the story of half-human, half-Sidhe Bryce Quinlan, set is world of magical creatures. After the brutal slaying of her best friend, Bryce joins forces with a powerful warrior-angel to hunt down the killer, an enemy that could destroy the fabric of their own very world.

Are there any books your excitied for in 2019?

I’d love to hear them, and of course add them to my ever growing tbr pile. So let me know in the comment section below.

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