Well folks, it’s the last Wednesday of 2018. Instead of focusing on just one book I’m wanting, I’ll be featuring one for each month of 2019. And because I am terrible at choosing just one, there are going to be more than a few honorable mentions for the months where more books have already been announced. Seriously, I’m the worst at making choices.
Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2)
Author: S.A. Chakraborty
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: January 8, 2019
I just finished The City of Brass, the first book in this series, the other day and hot damn do I need this next book in my life right now.
Honorable Mentions: King of Scars (1/29), The Vanishing Stair (1/22), Ship of Smoke and Steel (1/22)
Smoke and Summons
Author: Charlie N. Holmberg
Release Date: February 1, 2019
I read and loved The Paper Magician series by this author. When I stumbled upon the fact that they have a new book coming out I immediately added it to my 2019 TBR.
Honorable Mentions: Spectacle (2/12), A Soldier and A Liar (2/19), Last of Her Name (2/26), Stolen Time (2/5), Four Dead Queens (2/26)
A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4)
Author: Brittany Cavallaro
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 5, 2019
This series is one of the few contemporary books I will read. Probably because twisty and dark and just so damned dramatic in all the way I love. Even though the cover makes me want to scream in rage (ORANGE? WHY? WHY? WHY?), I will be picking this one up the moment it is released.
Honorable mentions: The Fever King (3/1), The Waking Forest (3/12), Once & Future (3/5), To Best the Boys (3/5)
Author: Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Look, just go read the synopsis and try to not add it to your TBR. Go on, I’ll wait here…
Honorable Mentions: (April is gonna be a good month, btw) The Devouring Gray (4/2), Descendant of the Crane (4/2), The Raven’s Tale (4/16), We Rule the Night (4/2), The Hummingbird Dagger (4/16)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 7, 2019
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS ONE OMG IS IT MAY YET
Honorable Mentions: DEV1AT3 (5/2019), We Hunt the Flame (5/14), Dark Shores (5/7), Nocturna (5/7)
Author: Amélie Wen Zhao
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: June 4, 2019
I found this one through #bookstagram and damn does it sound good.
Honorable Mentions: Seven Deadly Shadows (6/4), The Beholder (6/4)
Author: Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
Release Date: July 9, 2019
I’ve been reading the Red Rising books since the first one came out in 2014. Brown, besides being brutal to his reader’s emotions, is a creator of worlds and characters that I lose myself in. I am counting down the days until Dark Age is in my hands.
Honorable Mentions: The Merciful Crow (7/30), The Storm Crow (7/9), The Beckoning Shadow (7/2), Grimoire Noir (7/23)
House of Salt and Sorrows
Author: Erin A. Craig
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release Date: August 6, 2019
I hate Summer and August is the most summery of the summer months. This book sounds dark and mysterious and will be a perfect world for me to escape into during my summer month dread.
Honorable Mentions: Wild Savage Stars (8/27)
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicles #3)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release Date: September 3, 2019
MIA FUCKING CORVERE. Enough said.
Honorable Mentions: The Girl the Sea Gave Back (9/3), Serpent & Dove (9/3), A Treason of Thorns (9/10)
Into the Crooked Place
Author: Alexandra Christo
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: October 2019
The synopsis has some of my key words: black magic and young crooks. Also, I’m here for the Crooked Place. I love names like that.
Honorable Mentions: Ninth House (10/1), Beyond the Black Door (10/29), The Never Tilting World (10/15)
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1)
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: November 19, 2019
I mean…it’s Shadowhunters. So I’m sold.
Honorable Mentions: The Sky Weaver (11/12)
…I’m sure there is something that will be released in December that I’ll be waitin on. I just don’t know what it is yet ¯_(ツ)_/¯
If this has shown me anything, its that there are a lot of good books to read next year!