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My Most Awaited Books For the Rest of 2019

Where the heck has 2019 gone?

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve just gotten used to writing 2019 instead of 2018, and now we’re already at the end of the year. 😱 Weird.

You might think that with so little remaining of the year there’d be only a couple of books I’m truly excited for, but you’d be wrong. As per usual, the fall is pretty packed with new releases, but I was surprised to see that even December has a decent amount of releases I’m hyped for.

Given how many amazing books are being published in the remainder of 2019 I was able to compile a list of 16 novels I’m truly hyped for. Mind you, this is not all the books I’m excited for, only my “most awaited” pile.

Now, without further ado, let’s jump into the post!

October

Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn
(Oct 1st)

Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia is immediately drawn to these three generations of women. Kara is particularly intoxicating, so much so that Olivia not only comes to accept Kara’s morbid habit of writing to men on death row, she helps her do it. They sign their letters as the Resurrection Girls.

But as Kara’s friendship pulls Olivia out of the dark fog she’s been living in, Olivia realizes that a different kind of darkness taints the otherwise lively Hallas women—an impulse that is strange, magical, and possibly deadly.


Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
(Oct 8th)

Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?

Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.


The Burning Shadow (Origin #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
(Oct 8th)

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux—only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is—and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.


Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor
(Oct 15th)

A secret beats inside Anna Thatcher’s chest: an illegal clockwork heart. Anna works cog by cog — donning the moniker Technician — to supply black market medical technology to the sick and injured, against the Commissioner’s tyrannical laws.

Nathaniel Fremont, the Commissioner’s son, has never had to fear the law. Determined to earn his father’s respect, Nathaniel sets out to capture the Technician. But the more he learns about the outlaw, the more he questions whether his father’s elusive affection is worth chasing at all.

Their game of cat and mouse takes an abrupt turn when Eliza, a skilled assassin and spy, arrives. Her mission is to learn the Commissioner’s secrets at any cost — even if it means betraying her own heart.

When these uneasy allies discover the most dangerous secret of all, they must work together despite their differences and put an end to a deadly epidemic — before the Commissioner ends them first.


Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland
(Oct 29th)

Kamai was warned never to open the black door, but she didn’t listen …

Everyone has a soul. Some are beautiful gardens, others are frightening dungeons. Soulwalkers―like Kamai and her mother―can journey into other people’s souls while they sleep.

But no matter where Kamai visits, she sees the black door. It follows her into every soul, and her mother has told her to never, ever open it.

When Kamai touches the door, it is warm and beating, like it has a pulse. When she puts her ear to it, she hears her own name whispered from the other side. And when tragedy strikes, Kamai does the unthinkable: she opens the door.


A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
(Oct 29th)

Sixteen-year-old Eva is a princess, born with the magick of marrow and blood–a dark and terrible magick that hasn’t been seen for generations in the vibrant but fractured country of Myre. Its last known practitioner was Queen Raina, who toppled the native khimaer royalty and massacred thousands, including her own sister, eight generations ago, thus beginning the Rival Heir tradition. Living in Raina’s long and dark shadow, Eva must now face her older sister, Isa, in a battle to the death if she hopes to ascend to the Ivory Throne–because in the Queendom of Myre only the strongest, most ruthless rulers survive.

When Eva is attacked by an assassin just weeks before the battle with her sister, she discovers there is more to the attempt on her life than meets the eye–and it isn’t just her sister who wants to see her dead. As tensions escalate, Eva is forced to turn to a fey instructor of mythic proportions and a mysterious and handsome khimaer prince for help in growing her magick into something to fear. Because despite the love she still has for her sister, Eva will have to choose: Isa’s death or her own.


Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett
(Oct 29th)

Simone Garcia-Hampton is starting over at a new school, and this time things will be different. She’s making real friends, making a name for herself as student director of Rent, and making a play for Miles, the guy who makes her melt every time he walks into a room. The last thing she wants is for word to get out that she’s HIV-positive, because last time . . . well, last time things got ugly.

Keeping her viral load under control is easy, but keeping her diagnosis under wraps is not so simple. As Simone and Miles start going out for real–shy kisses escalating into much more–she feels an uneasiness that goes beyond butterflies. She knows she has to tell him that she’s positive, especially if sex is a possibility, but she’s terrified of how he’ll react! And then she finds an anonymous note in her locker: I know you have HIV. You have until Thanksgiving to stop hanging out with Miles. Or everyone else will know too.

November

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams
(Nov 5th)

The first rule of book club:
You don’t talk about book club.

Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him. 

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.


Not the Girl You Marry by Andie J. Christopher
(Nov 12th)

Jack Nolan is a gentleman, a journalist, and unlucky in love. His viral success has pigeon-holed him as the how-to guy for a buzzy, internet media company instead of covering hard-hitting politics. Fed up with his fluffy articles and the app-based dating scene as well, he strikes a deal with his boss to write a final piece de resistance: How to Lose a Girl. Easier said than done when the girl he meets is Hannah Mayfield, and he’s not sure he wants her to dump him.

Hannah is an extremely successful event planner who’s focused on climbing the career ladder. Her firm is one of the most prestigious in the city, and she’s determined to secure her next promotion. But Hannah has a bit of an image problem. She needs to show her boss that she has range, including planning dreaded, romantic weddings. Enter Jack. He’s the perfect man to date for a couple weeks to prove to her boss that she’s not scared of feelings.

Before Jack and Hannah know it, their fake relationship starts to feel all too real—and neither of them can stand to lose each other.


Color Outside the Lines, edited by Sangu Mandanna
(Nov 12th)

This modern, groundbreaking YA anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ+ relationships where differences are front and center.

“When people ask me what this anthology is about, I’m often tempted to give them the complicated answer: it’s about race, and about how being different from the person you love can matter but how it can also not matter, and it’s about Chinese pirate ghosts, black girl vigilantes, colonial India, a flower festival, a garden of poisons, and so, so much else. Honestly, though? I think the answer’s much simpler than that. Color outside the Lines is a collection of stories about young, fierce, brilliantly hopeful people in love.” —Sangu Mandanna, editor of Color outside the Lines


The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of Air #3) by Holly Black
(Nov 19th)

Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold onto. Jude learned this lesson when she released her control over the wicked king, Cardan, in exchange for immeasurable power.

Now as the exiled mortal Queen of Faerie, Jude is powerless and left reeling from Cardan’s betrayal. She bides her time determined to reclaim everything he took from her. Opportunity arrives in the form of her deceptive twin sister, Taryn, whose mortal life is in peril.

Jude must risk venturing back into the treacherous Faerie Court, and confront her lingering feelings for Cardan, if she wishes to save her sister. But Elfhame is not as she left it. War is brewing. As Jude slips deep within enemy lines she becomes ensnared in the conflict’s bloody politics.

And, when a dormant yet powerful curse is unleashed, panic spreads throughout the land, forcing her to choose between her ambition and her humanity…

December

A Madness of Sunshine by Nalini Singh
(Dec 3rd)

On the rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Golden Cove is more than just a town where people live. The adults are more than neighbors; the children, more than schoolmates.

That is until one fateful summer—and several vanished bodies—shatters the trust holding Golden Cove together. All that’s left are whispers behind closed doors, broken friendships, and a silent agreement not to look back. But they can’t run from the past forever.

Eight years later, a beautiful young woman disappears without a trace, and the residents of Golden Cove wonder if their home shelters something far more dangerous than an unforgiving landscape.

It’s not long before the dark past collides with the haunting present and deadly secrets come to light.


Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
(Dec 3rd)

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari’s right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy’s wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.


Dangerous Alliance by Jennifer Cohen
(Dec 3rd)

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.

But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.

Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact  circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.


Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words by Tara Sivec and Andi Arndt
(Dec 3rd)

Nothing good ever comes from drinking a box of wine alone. So when I decided to entertain my drunken self by setting up some hand-me-down podcasting equipment and reading the steamy parts from romance novels, I never thought anyone would actually listen. The fact that I admitted my huge crush on my sexy next door neighbor made the whole thing even more mortifying. But sometimes life surprises you, and that’s how my podcast, Heidi’s Discount Erotica, was born.

Now I, Heidi Larsen, a sweet former kindergarten teacher in Waconia, Minnesota, lead a scandalous double life reading erotic novels to the listening world. And with each episode, I find myself embracing my new alter ego more and more. Now I’m starting to feel more comfortable in my own skin and do things I never would have dreamed of – like kissing my neighbor.

Look out, Waconia, because Heidi’s on the loose! She’s in your ears, in your hearts, and down your pants…wait, that didn’t sound as good as it did in my head. Well, you get the picture, don’tcha know!


Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
(Dec 3rd)

After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she’s been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency’s biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy.

The catch? Ezra is suffering from writer’s block–and he’ll only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. With the future of the agency in jeopardy, Evie embarks on a mission to meet a man the way Sally met Harry or Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts.

But in the course of testing out the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedies IRL, not only will Evie encounter one humiliating situation after another, but she’ll have to confront the romantic past that soured her on love.

Let’s chat!

Are any of these books on your radar? Have you had the chance to read any of them as ARCs? What are your most awaited releases for the rest of 2019?

Also, quick question! Do you like the different colored backgrounds for the blurbs, or should I stick to one color for each in the future?

31 thoughts on “My Most Awaited Books For the Rest of 2019

  1. Lovely post!! Oh my word, it’s not just you!! I’ve just barley gotten used to the fact that it’s 2019. I don’t even want to think about it being 2020 yet. Haha! I’m so excited for Ninth House, Queen of Nothing, and Children of Vice and Virtue! I hope all the books on your list end up being huge hits for you when you read it, love! ❤

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  2. WHO! Is it just me or Resurrection Girls sounds like a twisted version of Letters to Juliet or something!!!!??!?😱😱😱 AND I AM SOOO INTRIGUED BY IT NOWWW!! It sounds absolutely fascinating! AND THAT BROMANCE BOOK CLUB!?!? YES PLEASEE!! 😍😍 No actually YES TO EVERY FUCKING BOOK IN THIS GORGEOUS POST! LOVEDDD IT SOO MUCHH! SOO MANY RECOMMENDATIONSSS!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️ YAYYYYY!! I leave here SUPER HAPPY with my overflowing tbr!! ALL THANKS TO YOUUUU!! 😍😍❤️❤️😘😘

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  3. I’m very excited about Ninth House and Queen of Nothing, and superexcited about Call Down the Hawk (also very worried because I don’t want any of the characters to die /o\).
    You’ve got a very cool list, I hadn’t heard about quite a few of those and they look interesting!
    – Reese

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  4. I’m so behind on all the upcming releases whoops!
    I still haven’t read Children of Blood and Bone but oml that cover for #2, it is giving me honestly all the feels.
    Queen of Nothing is a book I NEED by almost two months ago, it seems so close but so far away! And I couldn’t help but think that the Bromance Club’s cover looks like the Sisterhood of Traveling Pants, and it looks so good!
    – Emma 🙂

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    1. I *love* the Children of Blood and Bone books’ covers. Same about Queen of Nothing – I have to admit I wasn’t 1000% feeling The Wicked King, BUT I want to know what happens next, and I want to see my girl Jude all vengeful. Haha, so true about The Bromance Book Club’s cover! I can’t wait for that book.

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  5. I’ve seen Ninth House everywhere, but I didn’t like the cover and I might have judged it by that (yes, I’m guilty lol!) and chosen not to learn more. But now that I’ve read the summary, I’m super intrigued and can’t wait to read it as well!! And I think everyone is waiting anxiously for The Queen of Nothing. I really really really hope it doesn’t disappoint!

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  6. I really loved The Burning Shadow! Luc has long been a favorite character and Evie is great. All the action and twist and turns made for a great story! I am so excited for The Bromance Book Club! I have such high hopes for it.

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  7. Ninth House and Children of Virtue and Vengenance are very high on my anticipated list as well! I am looking forward to trying The Bromance Book Club as well for contemporaries. I’m so excited for the release of Rebel by Marie Lu and also Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater 😀

    Olivia-S @ Olivia’s Catastrophe

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  8. YESS CHILDREN OF VIRTUE AND VENGEANCE!!! I feel like I have been waiting a lifetime for that book omg. I cannot wait to see what happens after that ending of COBAB!!

    Also, I just added Tarnished Are the Stars to my TBR because it sounds like ti has steampunk vibes and also it’s queer?? I feel BETRAYED that no one has told me about this previously.

    I am also looking forward to Queen of Nothing even though the series is only mediocre for me. I still want to see how everything ends.

    My most anticipated release for the end of the year is Call Down the Hawk! RONAN AND ADAM TOGETHER AGAIN. I just hope my heart doesn’t shatter.

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    1. I’m soo excited for Children of Virtue and Vengeance!! And yess, Tarnished Are the Stars sounds FANTASTIC, I discovered it on twitter, and got so excited immediately.

      Honestly, I loved The Cruel Prince, but I was incredibly disappointed in The Wicked King, so I’m really worried about Queen of Nothing; hopefully, it won’t disappoint.

      I’m tentatively interested in Call Down the Hawk – I love the characters and Raven Cycle, but I’m SCARED of what could happen to them in a whole new series.

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