Most Anticipated Book Releases For The First Half Of 2019

Hello, everyone! It`s January 9th, and that means I only have to wait for 3 more weeks until I have in my hands the best book of 2019. You'll know in a second which book I`m talking about...although if you've been following me for a while, you must be aware of the book in question. It`s about one of the best character ever, a man of many professions and witty replies. Although nothing can beat my excitement for this book, there are a couple more novels that caught my attention. So grab a hot chocolate, and let me dazzle you with the best of 2019. Until July at least.

1. "King of Scars" by Leigh Bardugo ( expected 29th of January)
Unless the Universe hates me, this will be my favourite book of 2019. Which will hold my next 2019 reads to an impossible standard? Still, I read "Six of Crows" at the beginning of 2018, and I was still able to enjoy other books. Anyway, "King of Scars" reunites us with fan-favourite Nikolai, so feel free to swoon. If that`s not enough, Nina will have some chapters, so we need to come up with a word that tops masterpiece.

2. "The Gilded Wolves" by Roshani Choksi ( expected 15th of January)
Paris, 1889. Secret societies and an unlikely gang of misfits. This book is giving me serious "Six of Crows" vibes, which is the highest compliment in my opinion. I have not read anything by Roshani Choksi before, but this book sounds very promising. The plot intrigues me, and I am so excited to explore secret parts of Paris.

3. "The Raven`s Tale" by Cat Winters ( expected 16th of April)
If you`re getting tired of the typical "Beauty and the Beast" or "Cinderella" retellings, then I have the solution for you. How about a retelling about Edgar Allan Poe and his muse? Edgar`s real-life story was already fascinating, so I`m very intrigued by this book.

4. "Sherwood" by Meagan Spooner ( expected 19th of March)
Another retelling, cause that`s how I roll. To be honest, the feminist in me couldn`t be prouder when I read the synopsis. When Lady Marian`s fiancee, Robin, dies on the battlefield, she feels trapped in a life she did not want. In order to protect her people, she picks up Robin`s green cloak and bow, creating a legend. Sounds pretty badass!

5. "We Hunt The Flame" by Hafsah Faizal ( expected 14th of May)
Set in a rich fantasy world inspired by Ancient Arabia, this book has a very promising plot. Zafira is the Hunter, though nobody knows that she`s not a boy. Nasir is the Prince of Death, destroying everyone that dares to oppose his father. They`re both sent after an artefact, but I`m guessing they'll join forces in order to face the greater evil. I can even sense that it`s going in a romantic direction, but I don`t mind it. Somehow I`m loving the "I have to kill you, but I`ll end up falling in love with you" trope.

6. "Four Dead Queens" by Astrid Scholte ( expected 26 of February)
" A divided nation. Four queens. A ruthless pickpocket. A noble messenger. And the murders that unite them." - If you say so Goodreads, I`m in. I love fantasies that focus on political intrigue, and it does sound like it`s filled with morally grey characters, which are the best type of characters.

7. "The Beholder" by Anna Bright ( expected 4th of June)
Apparently, this book was pitched as Cinderella meets The Oddisey and The Selection. I`m not sure if The Selection is a good comparison, although I know many people enjoyed that series. Again, we`re talking about political intrigue, love and friendship, and I am quite interested in this book.

8. "The Lost Girls Of Paris" by Pam Jenoff ( expected 5th of February)
The only adult historical fiction novel on this list, this novel is set during WWIII. With empowering women and true friendships, I was even more sold when the word spies was mentioned. 

9. "The Tiger At Midnight" by Swati Teerdhala ( expected 23rd of April)
Funny story: my boss is called Kunal, which I find hilarious considering that one of the main characters in this book has that name. The book draws inspiration from ancient Indian history and Hindu mythology, making sure you`re in for a fascinating story.

10. "Fake It Till You Break It" by Jenn P. Nguyen ( expected 18th of June)
I blame Lara Jean for infecting me with the fake dating bug, which is now one of my favourite romance tropes. Mia and Jake have known each other all of their life, and everyone is expecting them to become a couple. But in reality, they hate each other, and they decide to fake a relationship in order to get their parents off their back. I know it will be cheesy and predictable, but I`m allowed a guilty pleasure during summer.

What are some of your most anticipated releases of 2019? Let me know in the comments.

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  1. Ooh, The Raven's Tale sounds good. Thanks for telling us about it.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. I have a bunch of these on my list, too! I've been hearing such good things about The Gilded Wolves!