Take My Money, Already Would You aka my 2019 Jan-June Anticipated Releases

2019 is going to take all my money with all the amazing releases, and I can’t wait.

Look, 2018 had some good stuff, but it was NOTHING (ya hear me? Nothing) on the amazing 2019 releases.

I lowkey feel like the publishing industry is targeting me and trying to completely empty my wallet by making all these AMAZING premises, the glorious covers and all my favourite authors coming at me Y E E T.

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My Queen Amy being a big fat mood

So since there are so many good ones, I’m going to be talking about my most anticipated 2019 releases from January to June. These are all books I’m genuinely excited about and that sound absolutely glorious. I’m going to do my best to keep it short, so your eyeballs will still be ok at the end of it.

I have a (mostly) completed Goodreads shelf of my 2019 releases so you can check that out if you want to add more stuff to your TBR, I guess? Because ya girl will probably not be able to sit down and link all these books to their Goodreads because she can’t.

I digress, let’s get back into this and scream about these releases sksksk.

Wow I’m such an eloquent blogger.

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JANUARY

In An Absent Dream (Wayward Children, #4) by Seanan McGuire

Releases: 8th January

This has already come out, and the only reason I’m not rushing to read this ASAP is that ya girl needs the audio. She is also complete trash for this series and their covers 😍😍😍

Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi

Releases: 8th January

This sounds hella cool and like it’s going to be a really strong anthology. I’m so glad that African-American teens will have an anthology that they can relate too.

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Releases: 15th January

I’ve read all of Emma Mills’ novels except for First and Then, and they were all oh so good? (Especially Foolish Hearts.) We stan great friendships and that cover too oh my!

The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2) by Maureen Johnson

Releases: 22nd January

Even though I was super disappointed in truly devious, I want answers, so I’m going to try. The potential better turn up here, or I’m rioting.

The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin

Releases: 29th January

Mean Girls meet the Tudors? Yes, please? Whoever pitched this deserves an Oscar or the bookish equivalent of it.

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Releases: 29th January

You all are hyping me up so much, that I’m trudging through reading the Grisha trilogy to read this. (And also rereading the Six of Crows duology, because of course). Nikolai is the best character in the Grisha trilogy, and if Queen Leigh brings Alina and Mal I’m rioting. And this cover is as glorious and extra as Nikolai, and we love it.

Did you all see the Grishaverse Netflix news? I’m hollering.

These two Tweets accurately sum up my thoughts on it.

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FEBRUARY

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On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Releases: 5th February

If I hadn’t read the Hate U Give (now one of my all-time favorite novels), I wouldn’t have added this. But I need more Angie right now, so that’s how it works. I also need to read the 5-chapter excerpt that Epic Reads has blessed us all with. We love!

The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf

Releases: 5th February

So I was incredibly lucky to get an e-ARC of this and I’m so incredibly grateful and therefore never shuts up about it I suppose? This is Malaysian YA (which never happens) and historical fiction about the Kuala Lumpur (hometown represent) riots in 1969. How are you not already sold?

Fame, Fate and the First Kiss by Kasie West

Releases: 5th February

I’ve really enjoyed all of Kasie’s newer releases, and I believe this follows a side character from Love, Life, and the list (which I, wait for it, loved?) if I’m not wrong? This sounds beyond cute omg.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

Releases: 26th February

That title? Everything. The premise sounds so Three Dark Crowns-esque and just fantastic. Sounds great, can’t wait.

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire, #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Releases: 5th February

After I read Mejia’s phenomenal short story (which ended up being my favourite) in the All Out anthology, I added all her upcoming work immediately because her writing is amazing. It’s also queer latinx fiction, which is really great!

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 MARCH

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Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Releases: 5th March

This is the only March release on my TBR and I mean fair enough? I’m TJR trash and Evelyn Hugo trash, and this sounds a little like that but around a band? Even though the mixed reviews are coming in, I’m holding out hope.

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APRIL

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The Red Scrolls of Magic (The Eldest Curses, #1) by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

Releases: 2nd April

Here’s the tea: I personally don’t think this is completely necessary since we already have the bane chronicles? (I’m like that one person lmao). But the extract that I got into my copy of Queen of Air and Darkness was so fun that I still want to read it anyway.

The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon A Con, #2) by Ashley Poston

Releases: 2nd April

I really liked Geekerella (and its cover ngl) when it came out 2 years ago. The cover for this one is also amazing, and it sounds like a fun time.

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Releases: 23rd April

Last year, a girl read Always Never Yours fell in love, never shut up about, and proceeded to add everything else by those two authors to her wishlist.

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MAY

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A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson 

Releases: 2nd May

Ok, this sounds cool, and we stan a good murder mystery. That title though.

Finale (Caraval, #3) by Stephanie Garber

Releases: 7th May

I loved Caraval and was quite disappointed by Legendary (IMO, it’s a case of middle book syndrome) BUT I’m curious enough to see how the trilogy wraps up.

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

Releases: 7th May

This sounds so great, right up my alley and most importantly, HELLO LONDON. I sub to Christine’s channel and I’d really like to support her too!

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo

Releases: 7th May

Hong Kong YA? Hong Kong YA. HONG KONG YA. HONG KONG YA! I’m done now, I’m sorry. I liked I Believe In A Thing Called Love, The Way You Make Me Feel and Goo’s piece in Our Stories, Our Voices, so I just added this one even though I’m not a K-pop girl uwu

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Releases: 7th May

Cooking? Elizabeth Acevedo? That cover? Gimme. To no one’s surprise, I actually was denied an e-ARC of this one, but I’m definitely excitedly waiting. Oh well.

Aurora Rising (Aurora Cycle, #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Releases: 7th May (this is the last 7th May (aka publishing party day) release I promise.

This sounds kind of like the Breakfast Club in space, which sounds freaking awesome. (Don’t quote me here, I think there’s a main biracial character here?) Sounds cool, I’m in.

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

Releases: 14th May

Yes to South Asian romcoms! At this point, I’ve read all of Menon’s published work so I’m partially just adding because to keep that streak, so 🤷‍♀️

Kingsbane (Empirium Trilogy, #2) by Claire Legrand

Releases: 21st May

Yes, I’m that one person who really liked Furyborn 🙃 Can’t wait for this and to have this beauty in my hands whoop

I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn

Releases: 28th May

I LOVE ASIAN ROM-COMS. Also, this is set in Japan, which I’ve never seen before ahhhh (Tea: Japan has superior stationery and food, sorry America) and I CAN’T WAIT.

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JUNE

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Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Kelly Link

Releases: 4th June

I’ve mostly enjoyed these stories, and I need to read the last two ones. Also, it’s about Jem and it’s Cassie Clare, so 🤷

The Beholder (The Beholder, #1) by Anna Bright

Releases: 4th June

I found out about this through Kristin @ Super Space Chick, and it sounded so good? We do like the occasional fantasy here too.

Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond

Releases: 18th June

Cool cool cool no doubt no doubt (Nine Nine) this sounds ABSOLUTELY amazing. A diverse anthology about FOOD, culture, and with lots of marginalized voices? I also just wanted to take this opportunity to boost this lovely, amazing-sounding blog tour (which I’m sad that I couldn’t join, but best of luck to those eligible!) run by the amazing Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads and CW @ The Quiet Pond! More info can be found here 🙂

Fake It Til You Break It by Jenn Nguyen

Releases: 18th June

Oh my god oh my god oh my god I can’t breathe a fake-dating Asian rom-com? TAKE ALL MY MONEY PLEASE I BEG YOU.

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Are there any anticipated books on this list that are also on yours? Do you have a 2019 anticipated releases post? (Feel free to link it, I would love to see it) If you can choose, what is your most anticipated release and why?

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12 thoughts on “Take My Money, Already Would You aka my 2019 Jan-June Anticipated Releases

  1. Taasia I seriously love reading your posts! You put so much hard work in to them and it shows💞
    Ooh there are SO MANY exciting new releases on your list! I’m really hyped for all the Shadowhunters books coming out this year AHH. And yessss I absolutely love Christine so I’m looking forward to Again, But Better as well – it sounds go good!
    This is such a great list & I hope you end up enjoying all these when they come out!! happy reading 🙂

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    1. You’re far too kind, Brianna! I’m glad you enjoy my posts, and yours are oh so wonderful too! 💓💓

      Honestly 2019 is going to leave me in crushing debt and I’m a little worried but it’s fine, haha. Cassie Clare is blessing us with all the Shadowhunter material coming out next year, and I can’t wait! As for Again, But Better, it sounds so good and I do really appreciate Christine’s positive, bubbly energy, so I want to support her! I hope you enjoy all your anticipated releases too! Happy reading 😊

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  2. This is such a good list and I agree, 2019 is going to be incredible when it comes to new releases and I AM SO EXCITED! I can’t wait to read We Set The Dark On Fire, this book sounds AMAZING and I really need to get to all of Emma Mills’ books, because I feel like they are made for me. Again, But Better also sounds amazing and college setting!! and the Beholder, that book sounds WAY too good as well, ahhhh. Can’t wait! 😀

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    1. Thanks, Marie! I really tried my best to narrow down my list to books that I had every intention of reading. I hope you love We Set The Dark On Fire, and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! And I hope you really enjoy Emma Mills’s books, especially Foolish Hearts because ahh that was so good! I feel like so many people are so hyped for Again, But Better, and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of it! The Beholder sounds really cool and I do want to give it a shot. I’m beyond hyped for these books and I need them now. Happy reading, Marie!

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    1. Thank you, Jill! I just find that dividing the releases is the most effective way for me to keep them organized, doing it by genre would drive me insane ahah. Which ones here, in particular, are on your TBR? I would totally love to know! Let’s be real, all of us are in agreement that 2019 has some amazing releases in store for us all

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      1. King of Scars, On the Come Up, The Princess and the Fangirl, Four Dead Queens, and There’s Something About Sweetie are on my TBR. A lot of the other books you posted look great too, but those are the ones I’ll be reading for sure!

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