24 Dec 2018

Most anticipated 2019 releases

So I wanted to share a list with my most anticipated books of 2019. This list consists of indie and traditional published books, and it's in alphabetical order. These are definitely not all the books I would love to read in 2019, but these are my favourite authors so their new books deserve some love!

Reaching Refuge (Shelter Me #2) by Annie Anderson
Release date: 19 January 2019
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A couple in secret. Two warring families. This town isn’t big enough for the both of them. 

Slinging whiskey is all Avery Wells knows how to do, and soon she won’t even have that. If she can’t change her uncle’s mind, her dreams of owning the family watering hole will soon go up in smoke.

Being an outcast is nothing new for Graham Foster, but when it comes to Avery, being on the outs was never apart of the plan. Despite their past, Graham never lost hope that they could find their way back to each other. Convincing Avery of that fact might be a harder sell.

But fighting their pull is the least of Avery’s problems because someone doesn’t want her to win the family bar, and murder isn’t off the table.

Be careful where you seek your refuge..

Shadow Me (Shatter Me #4.5) by Tahereh Mafi
Release date: 5 March 2019
Goodreads

Fan favorite character Kenji Kishimoto narrates this gripping companion novella to Tahereh Mafi's New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, set during the explosive events in Restore Me! 

Juliette is still reeling from Warner's betrayal, and Kenji is trying to balance his friendship with her with his responsibilities as a leader of the resistance against the Reestablishment. Things get even more interesting when an unexpected person from Omega Point's past surfaces.

The ending of Restore Me left readers gasping, and this novella full of Kenji's signature sass and big heart is the perfect story to tide fans over until Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series, hits shelves in April 2019.

Slay Those Dragons: A Journal for Writing Your Own Story by Amanda Lovelace
Release date: 5 March 2019
Goodreads 

From Amanda Lovelace, celebrated poet and author of the "women are some kind of magic" series, comes slay those dragons—a powerful self-care journal, a place to begin writing your own story.

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, Amanda Lovelace presents slay those dragons, a self-care journal and gift for her readers. slay those dragons is ready for anyone who needs a place to heal, reflect, and finally take control of their own narrative. Interspersed with empowering poems and gentle reminders, this book is meant to inspire readers throughout the lined pages, encouraging them to cultivate acts of self-love, self-kindness, and of course, to slay any dragons who try to burn their castle down.


Storm and Fury (The Dark Elements #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release date: 11 June 2019
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From the #1 New York Times, USA TODAY and internationally bestselling author of the fantastical Dark Elements and the Lux series comes a new novel set in a world of gargoyle protectors, rising demons and one girl with an explosive secret.

Eighteen-year-old Trinity Marrow may be going blind, but she can see and communicate with ghosts and spirits. Her unique gift is part of a secret so dangerous that she’s been in hiding for years in an isolated compound fiercely guarded by Wardens—gargoyle shape-shifters who protect humankind from demons. If the demons discover the truth about Trinity, they’ll devour her, flesh and bone, to enhance their own powers.

When Wardens from another clan arrive with disturbing reports that something out there is killing both demons and Wardens, Trinity’s safe world implodes. Not the least because one of the outsiders is the most annoying and fascinating person she’s ever met. Zayne has secrets of his own that will upend her world yet again—but working together becomes imperative once demons breach the compound and Trinity’s secret comes to light. To save her family and maybe the world, she’ll have to put her trust in Zayne. But all bets are off as a supernatural war is unleashed…

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon by Mary Fan
Release date: 11 June 2019
Goodreads

When a powerful viceroy arrives with a fleet of mechanical dragons and stops an attack on Anlei’s village, the villagers see him as a godsend. They agree to give him their sacred, enchanted River Pearl in exchange for permanent protection—if he’ll marry one of the village girls to solidify the alliance. Anlei is appalled when the viceroy selects her as a bride, but with the fate of her people at stake, she sees no choice but to consent. Anlei’s noble plans are sent into a tailspin, however, when a young thief steals the River Pearl for himself.

Knowing the viceroy won’t protect her village without the jewel, she takes matters into her own hands. But once she catches the thief, she discovers he needs the pearl just as much as she does. The two embark on an epic quest across the land and into the Courts of Hell, taking Anlei on a journey that reveals more is at stake than she could have ever imagined.

With incredibly vivid world building and fast-paced storytelling, Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon is great for readers who are looking for something fresh in epic fantasy.

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic #3) by Amanda Lovelace 
Release date: 5 March 2019
Goodreads

Goodreads Choice Award-winning poet and USA TODAY bestselling author Amanda Lovelace presents the mermaid’s voice returns in this one — the third and final installment in her “women are some kind of magic” series, featuring a foreword from Lang Leav and 13 guest poems from leading voices in poetry such as Nikita Gill, KY Robinson, and Orion Carloto.

The mermaid is known for her siren song, luring bedroom-eyed sailors to their demise. However, beneath these misguided myths are tales of escapism and healing, which Lovelace weaves throughout this empowering collection of poetry, taking you on a journey from the sea to the stars. They tried to silence her once and for all, but the mermaid’s voice returns in this one.

You Are Here by Dawn Lanuza
Release date: 12 February 2019
Goodreads

Growth and change—two powerful anthems resonate throughout this collection of poetry and prose that will leave you feeling emboldened and empowered.

You Are Here is Dawn Lanuza’s newest collection of contemporary poetry that lends itself to the idea of giving ourselves second chances. These self-healing poems and words draw on central themes of self-love, self-discovery, and empowerment. In order to survive the vicissitudes of life, You Are Here boldly reminds readers to always choose themselves, and in times where it seems impossible, to find the courage and strength to start anew.  

Books that do not have a specific date yet, a cover or a Goodreads page:
All of Me (All of Me #1) by Vi Carter
All of You (All of Me #2) by Vi Carter
Chysalis (The Order Series #3) by Nikki Rae
Cresent City (Cresent City #1) by Sarah J. Maas
Hunter Trials: Into the Dark (The Vampire Games #8) by Caroline Peckham
Lady of Madness & Moonlight (Rogue Ethereal #3) by Annie Anderson 
The Blood Prince (Sovereign #3) by Josie Jaffrey
The Hive Engineers (STAR Academy #3) by Emilia Zeeland
The Road to Redemption (Finding Grace #1) by D.M. Davis
Wild Irish (A Novella) by Vi Carter
Wild Irish book one (no title yet) by Vi Carter
Wild Irish book two (no title yet) by Vi Carter
Wild Iris book three (no title yet) by Vi Carter
Witch's Honor (Bloody Hearts #2) by Anya J. Cosgrove

4 comments:

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for including my books. <3

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  2. Love this list, Shirley. I'm looking forward to reading Stronger than a Bronze Dragon. :) x

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