Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Happy Friday everyone! This is probably the shortest most anticipated list you’ll find on on the internet because there aren’t many releases on my radar this year. I’m choosing to focus on my backlist TBR so I don’t want to spend too much money on books that will probably just sit on my shelf for a year or longer. However, there are few books that I’m highly anticipating this year and will likely pre-order or recommend for purchase at my library.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (January 15): I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book. Some compared it to Six of Crows. I’m looking forward to meeting these characters because if they’re anything close to the Six of Crows crew, I’m going to fall in love quickly.

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty (January 22): Even though I’ve already read this, I’m still putting it on here because I can’t wait for it to be out in the world! One of the best sequels ever. I’ll post my review next week.

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo (January 29): I haven’t even finished the Grisha trilogy, but somehow I’m still excited for this book? It’s honestly because I love Leigh Bardugo.

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams (March 19): The only reason I know what this book is about is because I had to look it up for this post. I was immediately drawn to it when I saw it on Twitter because a black woman on a book cover with beautiful box braids? My favorite protective style ever? SIGN ME THE F*CK UP!

Holy Sister (Book of the Ancestor #3) by Mark Lawrence (April 4): Why am I anticipating a book in a series that I haven’t read? Because I’ve heard great things about Red Sister and because this is the last book in the trilogy, I can binge read it when I’m ready. I don’t like waiting for sequels.

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (May 7): The Poet X was one of my favorite books last year so I’m excited to see what else Elizabeth Acevedo has cooked up with this new release.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (May 14): This book has been all over my Twitter and Instagram feed. I also follow the author on Twitter so that might be the reason why I see it often. Lol. My interest is piqued because the male protagonist sounds a little like Elias from An Ember in the Ashes. I’m expecting lots of Ember in the Ashes feels and pain from this one.

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (August 6): Omg! The Poppy War was one of my favorite books last year. I can’t wait to see where things go. I’m looking forward to reading about the shit Rin gets herself into in this sequel. I’m positive it’s going to be grimdark-er than The Poppy War.

What new releases are you looking forward to this year? What books should I add to my TBR? Let me know in the comments!

17 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Books of 2019

  1. Red Sister is definitely on my list of series to check out at some point. Hadn’t realized yet it was a trilogy, sounds like a good candidate for summer binge! I’m really excited about Storm of Locusts, the sequel to Trail of Lightning.

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  2. Great list! I’m reading The Gilded Wolves right now and it’s a LOT like SoC (to the point where I was a little nervous it was *too* much the same, but don’t worry it’s not), so I’m sure you’ll love it! I’m hoping to read The Poppy War and City of Brass this year because they seem so amazing, and everyone is excited for the sequels! 🙂

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    1. That’s definitely good to hear. I definitely don’t want to spend time comparing them to SoC characters! I hope you enjoy The Poppy War and The City of Brass. I love The City of Brass so much!

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  3. Great list, Merline! A lot of these are on my lists too. I want to get to that Mark Lawrence series eventually, but trying to cut down a bit on the number of new series I start this year (we’ll see how that works, lol). Hope you enjoy these!


  4. There are so many amazing releases coming! I’m currently most excited for The wicked king (I knwo it’s released, but my copy is not in yet .. 😦 ), king of scars and children of virtue and vengeance!


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