My Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

Posted January 3, 2019 by wildandw in Miscellaneous / 5 Comments

The new year is here, and now I’m excited to think about the books coming our way in 2019 — I have major grabby hands for quite a few!  Some of the books I’m looking forward to most are highly anticipated sequels, some are by favorite authors, and some simply have me intrigued.  Here is my list of top 10 anticipated 2019 releases:

1.  RAGE by Cora Carmack

I read ROAR when it released and fell hard for it!  It’s been a long wait for this sequel, so to say I’m anxious to read it is a massive understatement.

2.  99 PERCENT MINE by Sally Thorne

THE HATING GAME is right up my alley:  a hate-to-love, office rom com with captivating characters.  I signed up for Sally Thorne’s next book 5 pages into reading her first!

3.  SERIOUS MOONLIGHT by Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennett is one of my favorite YA Contemporary authors.  I loved ALEX, APPROXIMATELY and STARRY EYES was one of my favorites from 2018.  I cannot wait to see what she has come up with in this Spring release.

4.  THE BRIDE TEST by Helen Hoang

Helen Hoang stole the show in 2018 with her debut, THE KISS QUOTIENT.  I haven’t been so quick to recommend a book!  She gave me a quirky story with some of my all-time fave characters.

5.  THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

I’ve been lucky enough to have early access to THE GILDED WOLVES, so I already know this is a solid YA Fantasy.  I’m still working my way through it, but I hope to see this book have a successful run.

6.  WE HUNT THE FLAME by Hafsah Faizal

It’s so interesting to see how someone goes from aspiring to debut author, and I am glad I’ve been witness to that for Hafsah Faizal.  I remember when she shared getting signed and have been following her updates for the editing and publication process.  I am looking forward to seeing this book actually come into existence.

7.  WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell

I. ADORED. CARRY. ON.  I was super late to the game and just read CARRY ON last month.  However, I need to have more of these characters and the world!

8.  FINALE by Stephanie Garber

This is one of those series that I didn’t expect to love, especially because I found the main character of the first book so annoying.  The rest of the cast of characters and the unique settings won me over, though.  I’m excited to see how the saga plays out.

9.  MEET CUTE by Helena Hunting

Helena Hunting is a romance queen!  Combine that with a really adorable premise and you’ve got me sold!

10.  AGAIN, BUT BETTER by Christine Riccio

I’ve grown to love contemporaries a lot in the past couple years.  They are relatable and make me feel, and this book caught my attention with its synopsis, so I am quite pumped for it.

In addition, some of my faves get automatic spots at the top, including Rachel Higginson, R.S. Grey, Colleen Hoover, and Christina Lauren!

What are you dying to get your hands on in 2019?


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5 responses to “My Most Anticipated 2019 Releases

  1. dinasoaur

    I adored Carry On so I am super psyched for the sequel. I haven’t read any of Roshni Chokshi’s books ( I have the Star Touched Queen and the spin-off/sequel), but man…I cannot wait for the Gilded Wolves!! You do have some contemporaries in here that I am hoping to look further into. I tend to like super cutesy young adult kind of contemporaries. Think, like, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” kind of vibe. I did give some of Morgan Matson’s novels a try, but, there was so little diversity in them that I felt detached from the characters within the story.
    Hope your 2019 is going well so far!

    • The Gilded Wolves has a great cast of characters that I am adoring so far! And yes 🙌 Wayward Son will hopefully be pretty epic! I honestly haven’t heard of a lot of YA Contemporaries releasing in 2019, but I’m like you and I’m hoping for a few good ones!

  2. Shaunna McLaren

    I’m so excited to see someone posting about Rage! I fell in love with Roar when I read it, but I haven’t seen much buzz about it at all, which really surprised me. Hopefully it’s a quick few months for us both!

    Also can’t have Finale in my hands quick enough!

  3. Hallo, Hallo, Kelly,

    I’m a follower of your blog – Happy New Year, 2019! (smiles) I spied this post in my WP Reader and had to click-over as I stumbled into starting to read ROAR for the first time during this past year’s #Mythothon! You can find my notes on its behalf on my blog – I need to requeue the book from my library as unfortunately for me, between Winter allergies & a beastly virus, I ran out of all the hours allotted me to read it! This is definitely a priority title for me this 2019 as I was smitten with it when it was first released.

    Love your #bookphoto attached to this post – especially as it looks clever, how you showcased you read print & ebooks! I keep trying to sort out how I can do the same to show I read print & listen to audiobook! 🙂

    — Which other Fantasy novels have you enjoyed or could recommend? If you drop by my blog, one of the Thanksgiving Readathon posts was also a #bookhug for “A Mortal Song” – another one I had to let go too early to finish – the world set inside that novel encompassed me so immediately, twenty-five pages felt far, far longer than the short burst of joy it was to read!

    Secondly, Hafsah Faizal has been on my TBR for too long now — as I make my wandering way through #BeatTheBackList this year, I am sure I’ll find a way to add her books into my queue!

    Outside of Rowell, I haven’t heard of the other authors,… I looked up a few of them but I think those are Contemporaries outside my usual wanderings. If you read them and review them or share your thoughts in another way, I’ll look for those posts to gauge if its a good fit or not for me. I am reading a concentration of Contemporaries this January for #ContemporaryJanuary, a readathon hosted by @amandabbooks and @thebookishchick – they each posted on their blogs and everyone is using the tag throughout the month in case you get to read some?

    — To answer your key Q: I haven’t yet compiled my End of the Year Survey, for 2018 (coming this week) nor have I sorted out which stories are immediately on my radar for this year – except for series I already love (ie. Marjorie Trumaine, Hiro Hattori, Samuel Craddock, Anna Blanc, Kay Hunter, – all of which are Crime dramas – there are others as well but those always come to the top of my lists) it is a difficult Q for me to answer!

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