Happy Blogmas day 22! We’re getting closer and closer to the new year and TONS of new releases. *Cue happy dance*
January and February are 2 of my biggest months for anticipated releases. Like ever. There are so many things I want to read and my budget is not ready. Originally I was going to do this quarterly but half way through February this was already insanely long. So instead I’ll do this bi-monthly.
This is not an extensive list of course. These are simply the books I have on my radar. It’s still a lot of books though so the descriptions will be short. I linked everything back to Goodreads though so I definitely recommend checking them out!
1. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks
This is a mystery/thriller involving an ethics study turned wrong. This sounds super intense and I can’t wait.
2. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
This is a YA mystery/thriller about a creepy small town were high school girls are going missing.
3. Kingdom of Copper (The Daevabad Trilogy #2) by S.A. Charkraborty
This is an adult fantasy, and the sequel to City of Brass. I technically still haven’t read book one but it’s on my must read of 2019 list!
4. Even if I Fall by Abigail Johnson
This sounds like an intense YA contemporary about a families trying to deal with a murder.
1. The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi
This originally wasn’t on my radar but it’s getting outstanding reviews. It’s a YA heist fantasy that takes place in 19th century Paris.
2. The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
I’m so excited for this! This is a science fiction about a mysterious sleeping virus that strikes a college town. It says its for fans of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go which is one of my favorite books of all time.
I’ve been all about NA romance lately. This is an office romance, which is one of my favorite tropes.
1. The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious #2) by Maureen Johnson
This is the sequel to Truly Devious which was a big surprise for me earlier this year. It’s a YA mystery that takes place at a prestigious boarding school.
1. If I Only Knew by Corinne Michaels
This is another office romance.
1. King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) by Leigh Bardugo
My most anticipated read of the year!! This is Nikolai’s story following the events of the Grisha Trilogy. My body is ready.
2. The Cerulean (Untitled Duology #1) by Amy Ewing
The synopsis for this is very confusing and I’m intrigued. It sounds like this is about a girl who falls from a floating city.
3. The Severed Moon: A Year Long Journal of Magic by Leigh Bardugo
Okay so this technically isn’t a book but I’m still beyond hyped for it. I love these types of journals and definitely want a piece of Bardugo’s magic.
1. We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott
This is another YA mystery. The synopsis is really vague so I have no idea what this is about but I’ve been really into mystery/thrillers lately.
2. The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
This is another mystery/thriller about a mother trying to figure out the truth behind her daughter’s “accident”.
3. Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Kasie West is an auto-buy author for me, everything she writes is so dang adorable. This is a YA romance about inspiring actors.
4. More than Words by Jill Santopolo
The Light We Lost was one of my favorite books of the year. So I absolutely need to read her next novel! This sounds like another intense, controversial romance.
1. The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley
This is a clue-like mystery thriller about a group of old friends at an isolated estate in Scotland. I’m so excited for this one!
2. The Blood Spell (Ravenspire #4) by C.J. Redwine
I haven’t read the other books in this series but it sounds like these are actually all standalones. This one a Cinderella retelling
1. The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy
This is the next book in the Briar University world. These are such fun, sexy romances.
1. The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray
This is an adult contemporary about a family dealing the arrest of their sister and her husband.
2. The Art of Losing by Lizzie Mason
This is a hard-hitting YA contemporary about a girl who catches her boyfriend and sister together. After a drunken car accident her sister is now in a coma. This sounds so intense, I full expect to bawl my eyes out.
This is a YA fantasy that uses the Tarot cards as it’s main characters (The Hermit, Fool, etc.) This sounds like such a unique story and I’m hyped!
1. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This is an adult fantasy about dragons. That’s literally all I need to know.
2. We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia
This is a YA contemporary about a boarding school for girls that prepares them for their roles as house wives. An LGBT+ boarding school story is everything I love and need.
Phew finally made it! Are you planning to read any of these?