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This week’s theme is ‘Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019’!
Back in January I talked about the books I was looking forward to between January and June, so today I’m looking at
ten twelve books being released from July-December that I’m looking forward to getting my hands on.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo: My relationship with Bardugo so far has been that I adored the Six of Crows duology but thought her Grisha trilogy was fairly ‘meh’, so I think I’m going to love her adult debut. I haven’t read any campus novels, but this one might inspire me to try books like If We Were Villains and The Secret History.
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir: This sounds bonkers, but I saw the words “swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers” and knew I had to add this book to my TBR. Funnily enough it’s the first in The Ninth House series, so there’s clearly a theme this autumn.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Moreno-Garcia’s latest novel is a historical fantasy set in 1920s Mexico and featuring Mayan gods. I am so here for it.
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black: I think everyone who’s a fan of this series was thrilled to hear that the pub date for this book had been brought forward from January 2020 to November this year. I really enjoyed The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King, so I’m looking forward to seeing how this trilogy wraps up!
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell: Earlier this month I finally read Carry On and, of course, I ended up really enjoying it and I read it at just the right time with the sequel due out this autumn! I love the idea of exploring what happens to the ‘chosen one’ after they’ve done what they were supposed to do.
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan: So I still haven’t actually read Girls of Paper and Fire (boo!), but I’m hoping to love it enough to want to pick up the sequel when it’s released in November. I want to read more Asian-inspired fantasy and I’ve been loving the f/f books I’ve read so far this year, so I’m never going to say no to more!
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh: I feel like vampires are slowly but surely making a comeback, and while they’re not my favourite supernatural creature I’m drawn to this novel because it’s historical fantasy set in New Orleans and New Orleans is a place I’d love to visit. I really hate the cover, though.
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin: I follow Shelby on Twitter and her book, a fantasy novel featuring witches vs. the church, sounds like candy to me. You all know how much I love my witches.
Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven: I’m planning to read Phoenix Unbound, the first book in this series, over the summer (it has a very summery vibe to me) but I’m so excited for this book because it includes my favourite fantasy trope: banned magic. This book also focuses on different characters to the first book, and I’m all for reading more series like this.
Crossfire by Malorie Blackman: Noughts & Crosses is the very first book that ever made me bawl my eyes out, and it continues to be a favourite even though I haven’t read it in the longest time because it makes my heart hurt. I’m intrigued by this latest addition to Blackman’s dystopian world!
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett: The 1999 version of The Mummy is one of my favourite films of all time, so I have always been and will always be weak for historical fiction books about women fighting to be involved in treasure-hunting, archaeology and scholarship. This book sounds right up my street.