An Interesting, Very Late List of My July to December Anticipated Releases of 2019 // ft. lots of genres, intriguing concepts + more

The first half of 2019 slayed me with all its releases, and while the second half won’t be as bad, it’s putting up a good fight.

But not in a negative way! (But also, my wallet).

There are so many great releases coming out at the second half of 2019, and since I already made a list of amazing releases at the beginning of the year, I simply couldn’t resist writing this post!

I put everything in order of release date, because it just makes the most sense! I’d love to do it in order of genre, but my neurotic self would not be able to handle it.

Onto the books (and the screaming!)


July

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The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu (2nd) – I’ve heard some really awesome things about this book, and that this is a great “quiet YA” dealing with a toxic friendship. Plus it’s written by an Asian author? Yes please.

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (9th) – I’ve already had the privilege of reading an ARC of this for the blog tour, and this is such a magical, beautiful read. Like, Project Runway meets Mulan in an Asian fantasy setting? What more can you ask for? I don’t know.

Maybe This Time by Kasie West (9th) – This sounds like the perfect summer contemporary. I love reading about event planning (especially weddings!) and the concept of two people falling in love over the course of nine events? Gimme.

August

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Hello Girls by Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry (6th) – From what I remember, this seems to be about best friends who are tired and angry and run away using a stolen convertable. I have no idea how I’m going to like it, but it sounds really interesting.

September

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American Royals by Katharine McGee (3rd) – This is more of a maybe I’ll pick this up, but I need to read more royal books. This also gives me the Selection vibes, and I’ve heard great things about it.

Five Dark Fates by Kendare Blake (3rd) – I’ve been following this series since the first book was published, and I’ve really liked it. I’m currently reading the third book in order to be ready for this release, but I am ready. I hope it’s as great as One Dark Throne.

Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks and Ted Caplan (10th) – This sounds like such an interesting, hard-hitting contemporary, with such a timely premise. Especially when you consider the abortions scandal in May (ish), this sounds like a book that everyone needs to read.

Frankly In Love by David Yoon (10th) – A lot of people are excited for this, and for good reason. This checks off so many boxes. Asian rep? Fake dating? Asian culture? YES. I desperately want to love this.

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler (10th) – Not gonna lie, I haven’t gotten into Poe’s works as much as I’d like to, but Annabel Lee is one of my favourite poems, like ever. This is the perfect excuse to get more into Poe’s work, and with Dahlia Adler recently announcing her Shakespeare anthology, I think both of them will be excellent.

October

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Rebel by Marie Lu (1st) – I love Marie Lu, and I hope this wraps up the Legend trilogy well, because it wasn’t as resolved as well as I would have liked. Also, can we talk about that Marie Lu got the cover she deserved? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston (1st) – Admittedly, I haven’t loved the other Elston book I read, but the concept of this book sounds too good and fun to pass up, and this seems like the perfect Christmas rom-com read. I am excited.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (8th) – Everyone and their mother is excited for this book, and for good reason. Like, it has Yale (a dream university??), secret societies and lots of mysteries. Plus, the release date got pushed back to my birthday, and I honestly can not think of a better birthday present. 

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao (15th) – I LOVED American Panda, and this has amazing reviews, and sounds dark and mysterious. I’m mainly adding this for Gloria Chao and Asian rep, not gonna lie.

November

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Supernova by Marissa Meyer (5th) – Renegades and Archenemies were such fast-paced, exciting reads (I’m still not over the evil cliffhanger of Archenemies), and I cannot wait for this to come out. Also, I love Marissa Meyer with all my heart.

Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan (5th) – I am literally so excited for this, because I loved Girls of Paper and Fire, like everyone else. I also stopped procrastinating and being a Coward by requesting this, so hopefully I can read this as an ARC? I can’t wait for my favourite kickass, warrior Asian girls to come back in their full glory!!

Color Outside The Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna (12th) – A YA anthology about interracial relationship sounds too good to pass up. It has a stunning line-up, and CW’s review completely sold me on this one. I am HYPED.

Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harian (26th) – This sounds interesting, but honestly, I am a little apprehensive about this one. The premise sounds awesome, but I’m not sure how eight perspectives will hold up? I hope this crushes my doubts.

December

I don’t have any releases on my radar for December of 2019, but let me know that which ones are on yours (or that you think should be on mine!) I can’t find anything, sadly.


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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 for the second half of the year, and why?
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21 thoughts on “An Interesting, Very Late List of My July to December Anticipated Releases of 2019 // ft. lots of genres, intriguing concepts + more

  1. Yes, Taasia!!! These are all such awesome anticipated reads! I’m SO excited for Our Wayward Fate! I adored American Panda so much, and can’t wait to devour everything else by Gloria Chao! I’m also super excited for Archenemies, Ninth House, and Rebel! Lovely list! ❤

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  2. I’m so excited for Supernova too, because I love my superheroes (+villains)! 😍 I’m a bit nervous though, because this finale also has the potential to rip our hearts out 😱 I’ve also been eyeing Eight Will Fall, because it sounds so interesting – I think the author has said it’ll be told through one POV though, because I was also a bit worried about 8 perspectives 😮

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    1. So glad that you’re also excited for Supernova, especially since the series gets pretty mixed views. And same. I’m really relieved to hear about Eight Will Fall being told through one perspective, because eight sounds like a lot & a potential recipe for disaster? I don’t know, haha. Happy reading!

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  3. WAIT I read your other post but I didn’t know The Best Lies was written by an Asian author!!! OH MY GOD YES. There are actually so many good books that are Chinese or by Chinese authors coming out this year and I’m just crying!!! IT IS WHAT WE DESERVE. I really, really want to read American Royals because the author’s previous books were really addicting??? (although like. pretty problematic in the way they handled things) and yeah.

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    1. Wait which other post do you mean, I’m confused 😂 Yesss The Best Lies is by an Asian author, which is awesome!! There are an abundance of amazing sounding books coming out from Chinese authors/are Chinese which like, yes please & thank you. It IS what we deserve. I’ve heard really mixed things about The Thousandth Floor series but do you think it’s worth reading? I’m super intrigued to check out American Royals after getting a lil on a royalty kick after the Royals duology + RW&RB. Happy reading ❤

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      1. LMAO I’m talking about your reading review thing where you reviewed The Best Lies!! The cover is soooo pretty. I’m so happy for all these Chinese Books 2019 is sending us these blessings.
        Okay, so, I *really* enjoyed The Thousandth Floor when I read it; it was sooo addicting and it has that Gossip Girls feeling where it’s really trashy and a lot of the topics are gross (there’s incest in it lmao) and like you love and hate every single character. HOWEVER… I didn’t realize this at the time I read it, but it uses a pretty harmful trope (it’s very spoilery) so… yeah. I haven’t seen anyone say this about American Royals, though, so I really want to read that one because I hope it’ll be also addicting!! AND ALSO THE COVER IS SO PRETTY.

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      2. The Best Lies is so good and yesss to that cover! I hope you love it omggg because it’s criminally underrated. (Also, Chinese authors. Because yes). I’ve heard specifics about the problematic things in the Thousandth Floor, so I’m likely not going to pick it up unless I’m in desperate need of an audiobook. (Also, I heard it was a full cast audio? Don’t quote me on that). Also, incest? Gets a YIKES from me. Yesss I can’t wait to read American Royals because it seems like SO much fun omg.

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  4. There are so many great new releases this year! One I’m really excited for is Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks.

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  5. I’m REALLY excited for Ninth House to come out! My most anticipated release for the second half of the year though is by far Darkdawn–I’m equally parts excited & terrified for it because I know it’s going to be an amazing finale but it’s also going to destroy me.

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  6. What a great list! So many good ones on here. ❤ As far as December releases go, I only have a few on my radar, and 2/3 are adult thriller/horror (The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters & The Wives by Tarryn Fisher). The third one is Scared Little Rabbits by A.V. Geiger, and it's a YA thriller! I don't know if any of those would interest you but I figured I'd mention them. 😀

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    1. Ah thank you so much, Destiny! You’re just too kind 💕 I’ve heard some interesting things about the Wives so I’ll defo need to look more into it! I should also check out Scared Little Rabbits because I do enjoy my YA thrillers! Thank you so much for your recommendations, I’ll be sure to check them out 💖

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