The Ten Thousand Doors of January Author: Alix E. Harrow Publisher: Redhook (Hachette Book Group) Release Date: September 10, 2019 Synopsis: In the early 1900s, a young woman searches for her place in the world and the mystery behind a magical door in this captivating debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Um, hi, I need this book. NOW.
I stumbled upon this one while browsing Goodreads giveaways and I full stopped and just started at this cover with that intriguing title. Then I read the synopsis and I was done. Dead. Deceased.
Peculiar treasures? The wealthy (and hopefully grumpy) Mr. Locke? Strange books? LOVE, ADVENTURE, DANGER? Sign me up, post haste.
Serpent & Dove Author: Shelby Mahurin Publisher: HarperTeen Cover Designer: Sarah Kaufman Cover Artist:Katt Phatt Release Date: September 3, 2019 Synopsis:For her sixteenth birthday, Louise le Blanc’s mother gave her three things: a sacrificial altar, a ritual knife, and a wicked scar.
Lou’s death would have ended the ancient war between the Church and witches, but Lou refuses to become a martyr. Forsaking her coven, she escapes to the gloomy city of Cesarine and hides her magic as a thief in the criminal underworld. But life in Cesarine has its own dangers. Huntsmen roam the city revered as holy men. Witches burn without trial. And the Archbishop, the Church’s austere patriarch, revels in violence.
As a huntsman, Reid Diggory lives by one verse: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
He’s devoted his entire life to eradicating the occult and making his surrogate father, the Archbishop, proud. Finally given the chance to capture a witch of his own, Reid is devastated when a foul-mouthed thief thwarts him—and doubly devastated when she too disappears. Hell-bent on bringing her to justice, Reid vows she won’t escape again. But when Lou tricks him into public scandal trying to avoid capture, the two are forced into an impossible situation—marriage.
Marriage to a huntsman could provide real protection from the witches—if Lou can convince Reid she isn’t one herself. The secret proves difficult to keep as Lou begins practicing magic in secret within the heart of the Church, determined to prepare for her mother’s inevitable return. As time passes, however, Lou discovers yet another danger lurking: her own growing feelings for her husband. But Reid is still dangerous. He’s just as likely to tie her to the stake as defend her if he learns her true identity. With enemies closing in—and more than her own life at stake—Lou must decide who she can trust before it’s too late…and she’s not the only one with a secret.
For real though, I am currently dying for this book! EpicReads had a cover reveal post about it last week and described it as “A slow-burn romance between witch and huntsman, sworn enemies forced to marry if they want to survive. Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.” SLOW BURN! ENEMIES TO LOVERS!
I pre-ordered this book the moment I read that synopsis. And that cover y’all…DAT COVER THO! (that’s how the young kids say it, right?) That cover deserves a place of honor on my book shelves.
All I know is I’ll be stalking my mail person on September 3rd for my copy.
Well folks, it’s the last Wednesday of 2018. Instead of focusing on just one book I’m waiting on, 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.
January Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) Author: S.A. Chakraborty Publisher: Harper Voyager Release Date: January 8, 2019 Synopsis:[Here] 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)
February Smoke and Summons Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Publisher: 47North Release Date: February 1, 2019 Synopsis:[Here] 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)
March A Question of Holmes (Charlotte Holmes #4) Author: Brittany Cavallaro Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release Date: March 5, 2019 Synopsis: [Here]
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)
April Wicked Saints Author: Emily A. Duncan Publisher: Wednesday Books Release Date: April 2, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
May Aurora Rising Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Release Date: May 7, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
June Blood Heir Author: Amélie Wen Zhao Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: June 4, 2019 Synopsis: [Here]
I found this one through #bookstagram and damn does it sound good.
Honorable Mentions: Seven Deadly Shadows (6/4), The Beholder (6/4)
July Dark Age Author: Pierce Brown Publisher: Del Rey Release Date: July 9, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
August House of Salt and Sorrows Author: Erin A. Craig Publisher: Delacorte Press Release Date: August 6, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
September Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicles #3) Author: Jay Kristoff Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Release Date: September 3, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
October Into the Crooked Place Author: Alexandra Christo Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Release Date: October 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
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)
November Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Release Date: November 19, 2019 Synopsis:[Here]
I mean…it’s Shadowhunters. So I’m sold.
Honorable Mentions: The Sky Weaver (11/12)
December …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!
It should come as no surprise that I love Jay Kristoff, especially when he writes with Amie Kaufman (you can read me screaming and mildy curising about how much I love their Illuminae Files trilogy here). So, you can imagine the fact that not one, not two, BUT THREE Kristoff books coming out in 2019 makes me quite happy. Let’s break down all the ways I’ll be freaking out over his upcoming books.
Aurora Rising Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman Release Date: May 7, 2019 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Synopsis:From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure. The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch… A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder An alien warrior with anger management issues A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy. They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.
Where do I even start with this? Illuminae was my favorite read of 2018 (yes, I know I was late to the party. I blame that damned orange cover) and when I found out Kristoff and Kaufman were collaborating on a new sci fi trilogy I damn near lost my mind. I’ve basically been internally screaming since this book was announced.
DEV1AT3 Jay Kristoff Release Date: May 2019 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
I am not going to put the synopsis here because it has straight up spoilers for LIFEL1K3, the first book in this series, but you can read the synopsis on Goodreads. Basically, LIFEL1K3 was a wacky and wild ride with one heck of an ending and OMG I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. LIFEL1K3 was one of my top ten book in 2018 and I’m fairly certain DEV1AT3 will be a favorite of 2019.
Darkdawn Jay Kristoff Release Date: September 3rd, 2019 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Once again, I won’t put the synopsis here since it has MASSIVE spoilers for the previous two books, Nevernight and Godsgrave, but you can find it here. Godsgrave was the book I finished on the last day of 2017 and what an ending that was. Kristoff really is kinda of a mad man when it comes to his endings and the extended wait for Darkdawn has been particularly painful. But with each day that passes, I get closer to continuing the stabby, smutty adventures of Mia Corvere.
What is a book that you are desperately waiting for to be released?
Author: Sarah Porter
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: March 19, 2019
Genre: FAIRIES! (Okay, not a genre, but still…FAIRIES!) Publisher Website/Pre-order Links
Seductive. Cruel. Bored Be wary of…
Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries―until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.
First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price―and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.
Okay, first off: when you use words like “seductive”, “cruel”, and “fairy” that is a sure fire way to get me to pre-order a book. Which is exactly what I did when I stumbled upon this book. I cannot wait until I have this sumptuous looking book in my hands.
I love different author’s takes on fairy lore and I am excited to see what Sarah Porter brings to the table. I’ve never read anything by this author so I’ll be going in with a fresh slate when I get this book.
What are some key words that get you excited about a book?