This week’s TTT topic is “Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019”. There are so many intriguing reads coming out in the second half of the year that figuring out my most anticipated releases was harder than I thought it was going to be! Lol, now that I’ve compiled this list, I wish I had all of them in my hands RIGHT NOW and I REALLY wanna preorder them all (my bank account would kill me if I did this tho).
Also, I’m surprised that I came up with a list that not only includes a variety of genres–fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, thrillers (not just my usual YA fantasy)–but almost half of them are adult books?!? Who am I?
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
1. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Release Date: July 2nd
I read Sager’s The Last Time I Lied earlier this month and became completely addicted! I read the snippet for this book in the back and now I’m so pumped to pick up more thrillers!
2. Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells
Release Date: July 30th
A YA fantasy about a girl trying to save her girlfriend! And there are DRAGONS! I’m so excited that I have this ARC!
(lowkey wish the cover wasn’t so ‘meh’ tho)
3. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi
Release Date: September 3rd
I don’t know why, but I’m a total sucker for romances involving pop stars. But the fact that this is technically NA makes me even more excited!
4. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Release Date: September 10th
Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers.
Literally all that I needed to know before adding this to my TBR.
5. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: October 1st
I mean, it’s Leigh Bardugo, so how can it not be an automatic anticipated release for me? (And preorder, once I get around to it.) And it’s a new adult/adult book set in college? I’m gonna drop everything to read this book when it releases.
Also, lol at all these books involving a “ninth house”.
Release Date: October 8th
I’m so ready for vampires to make a comeback.
7. How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason
Release Date: October 8th
Feminist! Fairytale tropes! In Space!
I’ll take this now, thank you.
8. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
Release Date: October 15th
Shout out to Aurora @ Aurora Librialis for informing me about this book! Because a YA fantasy about the daughters of twin goddesses? With sun and night realms? And apparently the author said one of the characters has “bookish chaotic lesbian goddess energy”?!?! So yeah, I really need this book now.
9. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White
Release Date: November 5th
A KING ARTHUR RETELLING. Ever since I watched the BBC TV show Merlin (oh, 6 years ago!), the word “Arthurian” has been a buzzword for me. And this retelling is focused on Guinevere, where she’s a lot more than she seems?!? I’m so pumped!
10. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Release Date: November 19th
I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL THE RELEASE DATE FOR THIS GOT BUMPED UP TO THIS YEAR. There’s no doubt that I will pre-order this book, and (college/homework willing) that I’ll read it immediately after it releases.
Special Mention: The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
Release Date: July 9th
The only reason I didn’t include this in my top 10 is because I’ve been so excited for it that I cheated and included it in My Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019 list back in January.
But a princess with depression? A betrothal with the enemy prince? And magical, elemental crows?? You see why I had to preorder this book and I haven’t been able to stop screaming about it? Everyday I keep hoping Amazon will screw up and magically send me my copy super early. Alas, no luck so far. 😆