January and February were huge for anticipated new releases!! These 2 months aren’t quite as jam packed but there are some HUGE releases I’m hyped for!
Note, these are my most anticipated books of the next two months, not a comprehensive list of new releases.
1. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Oh man! I’ve been hyped for this book for months! It’s my most anticipated book of the 2019 right now and I. Can’t. Wait. I know this has gotten some mixed reviews, but I trust TJR and plan to go into this with an open mind. This takes place in the sixties and follows singer Daisy Jones as she crosses paths with one of the biggest bands, The Six.
2. The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James
This is a YA, science fiction novel that takes place in London after a virus caused global infertility. The two youngest people on the planet fall in love and spend their days exploring the city. But a massive secret threatens to destroy their world. This sounds like it’s going to be an emotional ride.
3. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
Okay so technically I still haven’t read the other Peter Swanson books on my TBR, but I’ve heard such amazing things about this author that I’m still excited for this. This is an adult thriller about a woman with bipolar disorder who moves into a new home and becomes obsessed with her neighbor.
4. Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds
This is a YA, contemporary with a sci-fi twist. The main character Jack meets Kate at a party and he thinks this could be it. But Kate tragically dies and now Jack is reliving the day over and over. He is determined to use this time to try and save Kate. I love a good “reliving” plot so I’m ready for this one!
1. When the Sky Fell on Splendor by Emily Henry
This YA, science fiction novel has been compared to Stranger Things and I literally don’t need to know anything else. Which is good because the Goodreads synopsis is very confusing to me haha.
I don’t often read straight YA contemporary because at almost 30 I find it hard to relate to the problems of 16 year olds. But this sounds like an intense, hard-hitting novel about very relevant topic. This follows the main character as she become addicted to opioids after a terrible car accident ruins her softball career. I’m preparing now for my heart to be broken.
3. A Dangerous Collaboration (Veronica Speedwell #4) by Deanna Raybourn
I’m so behind on this series but I absolutely love it! So I can’t wait to get my hands on book 4. I don’t want to talk about the plot of this much, because spoilers. But this series is an adult mystery that takes place in the late 1800s in London.
1. Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young
I’ve actually already read and reviewed this book! It is a YA, contemporary with a science fiction & feminist twist. And it is amazing!! Check out my reviewed linked above for my full thoughts. I highly recommend this one!
1. Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan
This is another one of my most anticipated books of the year. I tried to get an e-arc of this multiple times with no success. So I cannot wait to pick this up when it’s released! It seems like a gothic Joan of Arc inspired story.
2. The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
This is another book with a Stranger Things vibe. A mysterious beast haunts the woods on the edge of a small town. New girl, Violet, befriends 4 other children who are descendants of the town’s founders, she discovers their otherworldly powers. This sounds so atmospheric and spooky!
In contrast to the other books being released this day, this is a fun, light-hearted YA romance. This is love story between two country music artists who join together to go on tour. It sounds so precious and I’ve been loving romance lately.
4. Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence
Technically I haven’t actually started this series. I own the first 2 books and want to binge the whole things asap. Hopefully I got this release date right… I found some conflicting information. Since this is book 3 in a series I want to read, I don’t actually know anything about the plot of this. I don’t want to read the synopsis in case of spoilers. But I linked the Goodreads page if you want to check it out!
1. Girls on the Verge by Sharon Briggs Waller
I heard about this from Chelsea from Chelsea Dolling Reads. She read this for the Contemporary-a-thon and vlogged herself in tears after finishing this book. And I immediately went and added it to my TBR. This is a hard-hitting YA contemporary about 2 best friends in Texas who have to road trip to the nearest abortion clinic. I’m stockpiling tissues now.
2. Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
I haven’t read anything by Helena Hunting yet but I’ve heard amazing things! And this story seems like the perfect addition to my recent romance obsession. This follows an embarrassing meet cute and the betrayal the comes after. Years later, the 2 meet again and the attraction is still there. But can they move on after the mistakes of the past?
1. Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
I actually just got an e-arc of this from Netgalley!! And I cannot wait to pick it up. This follows and introverted girl the summer before college. She starts working the night shift at a hotel in Seattle and befriends the hotel’s van driver. This seems so adorable and exactly like what I’m in the mood to read lately.
1. You Must Not Miss by Katrina Leno
This is a YA, magical realism about a teenage girl who’s family self-destructs. Now she is an outcast at school and she retreats to her notebook where she writes about a magical world called Near. Then suddenly Near appears in her backyard.
2. I Know Who You Are by Alice Feeney
Alright, being honest, I didn’t love Alice Feeney’s first book. It actually made my Least Favorite of 2018 list. However, I did enjoy her wiring and the atmosphere/pacing of that book. So I’m really excited to see what her sophomore novel is like! This is about a woman who becomes obsessed with her famous neighbor.
3. How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom by S.J Goslee
This is a YA, LGBTQ+ romance with a fake dating plot. I’m sold.
Alright, that was way longer than I thought! Are any of these on your radar? What new releases are you most excited for?!