Yes, this post is a bit late and yes, I am very aware of it and ashamed about it too. However this last week, I wasn’t really feeling like blogging and instead of sluggishly writing about books, I decided to wait and talk about books when I felt super excited about blogging, books and life in general. I am not super excited about it all but I am getting there. So, I thought why not talk about the books that do make excited in the best ways possible?
Yes, these are the most anticipated books of the second half of 2019. That’s a mouthful and no lie about it. Oh, well.
This is the second part of the post that I did back in January. It was January to June last time, it’s July to December this time. Yay! As I said in the previous post, there are some that are not really anticipated by me but could turn out to be some surprises so obviously I am not including those. I am, unfortunately, not a Time Lord nor a time traveler. (More’s the pity.) This list is not in chronological order but more in a ‘how I remembered the releases order’ so you can affectionately call it ‘my order’ if you wish.
So, without further ado, let’s talk about my most anticipated reads for the rest of the year!
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo got my attention with the Grisha trilogy but she got my love with the Six of Crows duology. I still haven’t read King of Scars but this is the first novel that I will be reading that’s outside of the Grisha verse and an adult novel to top it off. From what I have seen, it seems to be the first part in a new series so yay for that. It’s fantasy but it’s also contemporary and it’s adult. It is also dark academia *le gasp* so of course, it’s on my most anticipated list. I absolutely cannot wait for it.
Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
After the magical delight that was The Night Circus, I was hoping and hoping for something new from this author and I was deeply disappointed to learn there was nothing. However recently, Morgenstern released details about her upcoming book and you can be sure that the bookish world collectively lost their minds. If it is anything close to the awesomeness of The Night Circus then trust me, you want to be reading this when it comes out. Oh, by the way, I didn’t even include anything about the actual plot because I am gonna go into it blind. Don’t want to ruin it for me.
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
After the truly enchanting and fun ride that was An Enchantment of Ravens I knew I had to get this one too. I bought it as soon as it became available to book and recently, it even arrived but I have yet to read it. This one has libraries, magic and grimoires that have more than just words? That’s all I know about it and that’s all I wanna know about it before reading. Anytime there’s a book about books and magic, I am here for it. Also that cover? Rogerson is amazingly lucky to have had such gorgeous covers for both her books, don’t you think?
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater
I adored The Raven Cycle and I plan to re-read them sometime this year or maybe next year (undecided yet) and this is sort of a new trilogy based in the same universe as The Raven Cycle and I cannot wait to revisit the characters again. Seeing as it’s Dreamer trilogy, I am hoping to see more of Ronan and Adam than maybe the others but I would want them all to be in the trilogy. Let’s see how it rolls.
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
It’s already out! However I haven’t gotten around to buying it or reading it yet so it’s still anticipated for me. A creepy, scary story about an isolated school on an island and there’s people saying it’s feminist horror and better, sapphic horror. What more can you want, really?
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee
I am not over Endgame yet and I am not over the fact that Loki could be alive in the MCU because of the whole mess in Endgame. Also a genderfluid and pansexual Loki is all we need in our life, right? Right! Cannot wait for it. Also the fact that it’s nineteenth century London. Loki, historical setting and Mackenzi Lee, what more do you want?
Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Skyward 2)
Soooo, I absolutely loved Skyward this year and can’t wait to read more adventures in this series because while it might not be the greatest of Sanderson’s works, it’s still pretty amazing in its own way. So of course, I wanna read more about this world.
Legacy (Keeper of the Lost Cities) by Shannon Messenger
I have been in love with the series ever since I started it. I am three books in and this is the eighth book and I have no idea what happens in between but you can bet your savings I am waiting for this book like nobody’s business. I don’t know anything about it because I don’t want to be spoiled so can’t really give you much info on this one. Sorry. (Not really)
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsin Muir
It’s part one of the Ninth House series and it has lesbian necromancers and magic and all kinds of shenanigans take place so of course I want to read it. Beyond that, it’s fantasy and it sounds absolute fun. It comes out in September which seems too far away but time heals all wounds apparently. Let’s see how it works out.
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
First, the cover. Second, the summary. Third, Rin Chupeco. All these things only point to me wanting this book more and more as time passes by. Mind you, I have only read the first book in the Bone Witch trilogy but it’s enough to make me want more of her works. Obviously.
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Okay, okay. So listen to this: witches, the Church, witch hunters, an inconvenient marriage and to add spice to it (as if it didn’t sound delicious enough) love! Yep! It apparently has all those things and I am weak for all of them. The whole enemies to lovers trope is something I will probably always be weak for. CAnnot wait for it. It’s also set to release in September so I might have to wait for it.
Can you tell I am an absolute horror when it comes to waiting for books? These are the books I could actually remember with clarity that I am most anticipating, if I have forgotten any then you might see them pop up on my blog in future anyway either as a review or as my new favourites or something.
Tell me about your anticipated books for the rest of 2019! Are any of those mentioned above in your list as well? I sure hope so because these seem pretty good to me but hey, different people different tastes and all that. So, I won’t mind at all if these aren’t for you.
Till the next time!