It is that time, my dear witches. The new decade is upon us. And with it, many wonderful books! Who’s excited, it meee! But also not. I have my GCSEs next year which…isn’t great…
So I’ve divided the post into January releases, February releases, March releases, and then a few more for the rest of the year. This is because it HURTS to think how long I have to wait for books releasing then, so I try to keep them off my radar for now. I think I might do anticipated releases quarterly? Perhaps…but let’s get right in!
Woven in Moonlight: A lush tapestry of magic, romance and revolución, inspired by Bolivian politics and history! I just recently finished it and would absolutely recommend it, it was wonderful, YA fantasy at it’s best and most rich. Gotta get writing that review tho…
Throne of Swans: I’ve just started this one, but it’s a soaring story about a land where nobles can shift into birds and a princess who is struggling with her inability to transform, in a YA twist on Swan Lake. I think this is gonna be pretty damn good!
Beyond the Shadowed Earth: Fierce and unapologetically power-hungry badass anti-hero main character who has to reclaim her soul from the gods? Sign me the hell up. I’m so excited about this one.
Dark and Deepest Red: A retelling of the Red Shows centred around Latinx, queer main characters across two timelines? I am SO DAMN hyped for this. I was really hoping a book box would feature it, but it looks like I’ll be preordering!
Blood Countess: I was lucky enough to WIN an ARC so I’m gonna read this one as soon as I have the time! It’s a queer historical YA about Elizabeth Bathory, the Blood Countess or Lady Dracula, and the scullery maid who is seduced by her. This book sounds like it was written for me!
Foul is Fair: I am SO excited for this feminist revenge story loosely inspired by Macbeth, about an unapologetically angry, fierce girl who is determined to make the boys who assaulted her pay. I’ve literally been screaming about this for months, and I cannot WAIT for it to come out.
The Sky is Mine: A beautiful and timely story about feminism, friendship and sexual assault. I plan to preorder this ASAP.
The Mercies: Kiran Millwood Hargrave returns with more fabulous, feminist, magical content in her debut adult novel! A Norwegian island inhabited only by women, until a sinister figure arrives and thinks to take down the matriarchy, inspired by the real story of the Vardø witch trials. I just KNOW I’m going to love this one, so you all should check it out!
The Sisters Grimm: A fierce, feminist story about four women and the stories that bind them together.
The Hand on the Wall: I am SO EXCITED for this one I may cry. The final instalment in the Truly Devious saga and the stakes are higher than ever. I literally CANNOT WAIT I need this NOW!
Yes No Maybe So: From the much- loved Becky Albertali and introducing Aisha Saeed, an cross-cultural, political rom-com about two teens canvassing their neighbourhood together. I love Becky’s books and I just know this is going to be loads of fun.
Havenfall: What I know about this book: An immersive, unique fantasy. A stunning cover. A bi love triangle. And no, I do not need to know anything else.
Chain of Gold: Okay so, Cassie Clare is a QUEEN and I’m excited to read about my faves children, I’m just so ready to see more of Anna (my badass but shy lesbian i-) and Matthew and James and Cordelia and Lucy and all of them, and mommy Tessa and Will and all of them!!!!!!!!!
Spellhacker: A diverse cast of kickass characters take on an impossible mission. Maybe the real magic was the family we found along the way. I’m hyped.
The Kingdom of Back: Listen, all I want is this Marie Lu book. I ADORED Warcross and Wildcard SO MUCH but just couldn’t get into her older books. This magical, mystical historical fantasy just speaks to my soul. I want it, guys!
Not So Pure and Simple: This promises to be a powerful story about toxic masculinity and I’m really blessed to have an ARC, I just can’t wait to read it.
The Rest of the Year:
(minus about 54 books bc honestly, I feel like I’ve added enough to your TBR)
Dangerous Remedy – April – Danger, magic, revolution and a bisexual love triangle are but a few things we’ll get to see in Kat Alice Dunn’s debut, and I couldn’t be more excited.
Loveless – April – A powerful contemporary from everyone’s favourite Alice Oseman that tells the story of a teenager coming to terms with being aromantic.
Girl, Serpent, Thorn – May – Heck I’m so excited for this sapphic, badass YA fairy tale about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch, and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse…
Where Dreams Descend – June – In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes. I am so excited for this one!!! I actually managed to get an ARC, I have been blessed I know.
Forest of Souls – June – A badass main character discovers a magic she never knew she had when she brings her best friend back to life and embarks on a journey to a far off kingdom and a haunted forest for answers. (the arc pictured above isn’t mine it’s a friends’ so i’ll def preorder this soon!)
I hope you guys will join me in having overwhelming TBRs for 2019 then, huh? Let me know your most anticipated book for 2020 down below!