So I’ve been looking up and adding a lot of 2019 releases to my TBR shelf lately, and I thought I’d share them with you today! My excitement over these books needed to go somewhere, so I figured I’d make a post and remind myself how ridiculously excited I am over them.
I can’t describe to you how excited I am for this. Emma Mills is by far my favourite contemporary author so the fact that she has a new book coming out is basically gonna be the highlight of my year. I should give this 5 stars already because it’s pretty much guaranteed that I’m gonna love it.
This one should probably go without saying. I love this series and cannot wait to see where Black takes this story (in all likelihood, in very dark and twisted directions).
I may not have read the Grisha trilogy, but man am I excited for this. The moment I heard Nina from Six of Crows had POV chapters in this I was hooked. I’ll probably get around to reading the Grisha trilogy soon though as I’ve heard so many good things about Nikolai.
I would’ve read this regardless because I LOVED Julie Berry’s Passion of Dolssa, but omg this book’s premise sounds AMAZING.
“Thirty years after these four lovers’ fates collide, the Greek goddess Aphrodite tells their stories to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, in a luxe Manhattan hotel room at the height of World War II. She seeks to answer the age-old question: Why are Love and War eternally drawn to one another? But her quest for a conclusion that will satisfy her jealous husband uncovers a multi-threaded tale of prejudice, trauma, and music and reveals that War is no match for the power of Love.”
Does this not sound amazing to you?!!!! I need this now.
I recently read and loved Always Never Yours from this fantastic author duo and vowed to read anything else that they happened to be releasing next. And then they announced this book–as well as another one–and I’m so glad they did!!! This one is a Taming of the Shrew retelling and sounds wonderful and cute and lovely, just like Always Never Yours.
Emily Berry’s A Million Junes was one of my favourites of this year, so when I heard she’d be coming out with a new book I was very very happy, to say the least. Her books have such diverse premises and this one sounds just as amazing. It’s giving me found-family, Stranger Things vibes, too, so that can’t hurt.
Patrick Ness is one of my favourite authors, so this one was a no-brainer. It has beautiful illustrations too, so that’s definitely gonna be a plus. You never know what to expect with Ness’s books, so this should be interesting.
I know basically nothing about this book, but it’s been getting such amazing reviews, and I’m a sucker for any kind of retelling, so sign me up.
Melina Marchetta is my all time favourite author, and this book includes characters from Saving Francesca (JIMMY), and I’m SO EXCITED for this. I’m 100000% into anything Marchetta decides to release, really.
LOOK AT HOW CUTE THIS IS ALREADY. Rainbow Rowell is a contemporary queen, and Faith Erin Hicks is one of my favourite graphic novelists, so this is basically a match made in heaven. Cannot wait for this.
Anything by Leigh Bardugo will automatically make it onto this list. This sounds AMAZING (mystery? Yale? protag with a mysterious criminal past????). Yes please.