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Most anticipated 2019 releases!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great New Year's eve. I'm starting the year fresh and organized by making a bunch of lists. With new year's resolutions comes a new 2019 reading goal. I set my Goodreads challenge to 200 books this year, which is the highest it's ever been. For this ambitious goal, I plan to read some new releases in 2019 to help my reading number along. If you're interested in seeing what's on my TBR list for 2019, here's a list of some of my most anticipated reads for the coming year!

The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Wicked King is the second instalment in The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black, and the sequel to the highly popular The Cruel Prince (which was released in 2018). The Cruel Prince was a book that managed to sneak up on me and I only really started to appreciate after I'd finished it. I look forward to seeing what the sequel brings. Also, I just want to read more about Jude :'). 
The Wicked King will be released on January 8th.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
I received an ARC of this earlier in 2018, but didn't expect this to leave such a lasting impression on me. Despite already having devoured this, The Gilded Wolves might be on the top of my 2019 Releases list. It is filled with intrigue, historical nods, and diversity. This was such a joy to read. Dare I say, this is already one of my 2019 favorites, and, a bonus, it releases the day after my birthday!
The Gilded Wolves will be released on January 15th. 

Tangled Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
I've read all their novels up until this point, and I'm certainly not about to quit now! Tangled Like Us is the start of Jane Cobalt's romance (a character previously encountered in The Addicted Series as well as the Like Us Series!). I wasn't a massive fan of the previous books in the series, but this one certainly sounds like my cup of tea! This features the fake dating trope, which is one of my favorite tropes EVER! I'm excited to sink my teeth into this book pretty soon!
Tangled Like Us will be released on January 17th.

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne
99 Percent Mine is the second book by Sally Thorne, author of one of my favorite books: The Hating Game. This book I've technically already read, but deserves a place on this list regardless. Also, the physical copy that releases in January contains an epilogue featuring the characters of The Hating Game, something I've been wanting to read for 3 years. I couldn't be more excited if I tried!
99 Percent Mine will be released on January 29th. 

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Bardugo returns to her well-loved Grisha-verse with her next series King of Scars! King of Scars centers around King Nikolai this time. While I wasn't an enormous fan of her Grisha trilogy (I was fond of certain characters, though!), I absolutely devoured the Six of Crows duology, and would say it's one of my favorite fantasy series. I'm excited to see these characters make a reappearance in this new duology (in particular Nikolai and Nina) and see where Leigh's writing takes us!
King of Scars will be released on January 29th. 

Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
This 2019 release is a high fantasy novel by a debut author. The concept of this book is so enthralling; in a world where Phoenix riders are a legendary tale, Veronyka wants to become one. This book promises kick-ass ladies, legends, and a web of lies. I can't wait to pick this up and read it. I also quickly have to mention how gorgeous the cover for this is. I know they say don't judge a book by its cover but it's always a nice plus. 
Crown of Feathers will be released on February 12th.

The Risk by Elle Kennedy
This is another romance book I'm infinitely excited for. The Risk is set in the Briar U series but can be read as a standalone, and this time focuses on the daughter of the Briar U hockey coach named Brenna. The Risk is Brenna and Jake Connolly's love story, and features the enemies to lovers trope. I don't normally love this trope unless it's done well, but Elle has proved time and again that she has the ability to make any romance amazing. Also, shoutout to the cover, I love when authors feature women on the covers!
The Risk will be released on February 18th

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi
After a splendid year for Tahereh (with the release of not one, but two books!), the fifth book in the Shatter Me series is coming our way. Defy Me continues Juliette's story, who is trying to navigate her personal and professional life as Supreme Commander. This is my number one favorite fantasy series of all time, so I can honestly say I've never been more excited for a book to come out. Kenji's novella is also releasing earlier in the year, so the wait will be even shorter!
Defy Me will be released on April 2nd. 

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
This 2019 romance release is written by one of the breakthrough authors of 2018. I loved Hoang's debut novel The Kiss Quotient, and would even count it as one of my favorite romance novels, so to get to read another book of hers that partly features the same characters had me ecstatic! This book centers around the autistic Khai, and features an arranged marriage plot. This is an own voices romance novel and, like The Kiss Quotient, features an autistic main character as well as that it delves into Vietnamese culture. I'm endlessly excited for this one!
The Bride Test will be released on May 7th

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal
High on my To-Read list this year is this amazing Arabic inspired fantasy. This novel focuses on a hunter who disguises herself as a boy, and a prince of death. Both face a detrimental danger: one cannot be discovered she is a girl, and one cannot be revealed to have compassion. Both go on the same mission and all types of intrigue ensues! This book sounds so exciting and original, I can't wait to read this own voices book!
We Hunt The Flame will be released on May 14th

Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao
This is another one of those books where the premise just completely enthralled me. A dark Anastasia retelling set in a high fantasy universe? Sounds insanely appealing to me. You all know by now I have an Anastasia obsession, so this sounds right up my street. I can't wait to see how the author handles this incredibly intriguing concept!
Blood Heir will be released on June 4th.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Robinson
I first learned of this book through one of my favorite independent artists, Charlie Bowater, who designed the gorgeous cover for this book. I've also seen nothing but stellar reviews by people who've already read it, so Sorcery of Thorns has slowly but surely moved to the top of my 2019 list. The premise promises magic, fantasy, a lot of intrigue, and maybe a little bit of romance, which are all definitely up my alley. Cannot wait for this 2019 release from the author of An Enchantment of Ravens!
Sorcery of Thorns will be released on June 4th.

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
This book is by another debut author and is set in a world filled with magical crows that are taken from the people. The premise describes the plot as a mix between Eragon and And I Darken which are both books I have not read, but have heard great things about. It centers around a fallen princess (with a mental illness!) who devises a plan to gain back the crows and with that her kingdom.
The Storm Crow will be released on July 9th.

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Elizabeth Lim's novel Reflection has been on my TBR for two solid months, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, however she has a new novel coming out in 2019! The premise for this book sounds AMAZING: Project Runway meets Mulan. A girl enters a tailoring competition dressed as a boy to sew three dresses filled with magic. I love this concept and can't wait to sink my teeth into this original and creative tale. 
Spin the Dawn will be released on July 30th.

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco
This is the fourth and last instalment in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series, and focuses on Audrey Rose and Thomas' last adventure. Contrary to the earlier English and European settings, this one is now taking place in historical US, so I'm excited to see what she does with this new concept. The Ripper series was one of my favorite discoveries of 2018, and I'm gutted to see it's coming to an end. However, Kerri has hinted she might write more books in the universe, so all may not be lost after all!
Capturing the Devil will be released on September 26th. 

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
I know, I know I said I wouldn't read any more Cassandra Clare books this year, but this one actually focuses on The Infernal Devices characters, so how could I possibly skip this series? The Last Hours is a new series that takes place in Edwardian London and centers around Will and Tessa's children as well as Cordelia Carstairs. Upon seeing the cover, I instantly fell in love with it, so naturally I have to read this now. Thanks, Cassandra Clare.
Chain of Gold will be released on November 19th.

If it were up to me I'd make this an infinite list of new releases, but unfortunately a lot of the books have not been fully announced yet. I'm of course looking forward to the next instalments in series I've already read, and I can't wait to discover new series in 2019! 

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