There’s nothing like a new year to start thinking about new books, boy, we love new books! To start off the buying frenzy I’ve built my list of most anticipated reads (not really in order, I’m too indecisive for that). I love getting excited for the big releases of the year, and finding out what everyone is most excited. Last year brought us Kingdom of Ash and Queen of Air and Darkness, but this year feels less like finishing up series, and more like starting on new adventures. See the list below and let me know what you’re most excited for this year, and for continuations of series beware of spoilers, I cannot contain myself this time!
1-Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
- This book gives me a Six of Crows gang vibe, except where they were all criminals in some aspect, this book at least gives the sense that everyone is being a law abiding citizen. Taking place in Paris in 1889, this novel is set in the Victorian era which was full of class, and technology as the characters set out on a treasure hunt that could endanger their lives.
- Release Date: January 15
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39863498-the-gilded-wolves?from_search=true
2-King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- King of Scars brings us back to the Grisha trilogy, finally focusing on our favorite prince, Nikolai Lantsov! He was always my favorite, and honestly I rooted for him and Alina when I was originally reading the novel (after her and the darkling until book 2-3). I’m excited to see where his own adventures take him, and ready for my book crush to start up again!
- Release Date: January 29
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36307634-king-of-scars?from_search=true
3-Wicked King by Holly Black
- The Cruel Prince left me with quite the cliff hanger, and sudden feeling of despair as I realized I’d have to wait a whole year to find out what would happen next. After that book I ended up reading her Modern Fae series starting with Tithe and came to know just how great Holly Black is at these creatures and their version of our world. I’m anxious, worried, and ready to pick up this next installment, and hopefully it won’t gut me once I reach the end!
- Release Date: January 8
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26032887-the-wicked-king?from_search=true
4-Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
- I swear this one was being called Chain of Thorns, or something else when I listed on Amazon a year or so ago, but who know? That’s how it went with the series that would be following after the events of The Infernal Devices, bringing us the children of Will and Tessa, and many others. I can’t say how excited I am to finally get some more Will, since I feel like I’ve been deprived for way too long. All I know is that this book can’t get here fast enough!
- Release Date: November 19
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17699853-chain-of-gold?ac=1&from_search=true
5-Ghosts of the Shadowmarket (Anthology) by Cassandra Clare
- Cassandra Clare, yet again, and once again she has pulled together a collection of the short stories she released last year, all of which I waited patiently for this moment. These books are a collection of not just her work, but a couple other authors, all pitching in to add flair and depth to her already vast shadowhunter world. Characters touched on include Brother Zachariah, Valentine, Jace, and a special character from the recent Dark Artifices Trilogy!
- Release Date: June 4th
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36314220-ghosts-of-the-shadow-market?ac=1&from_search=true
6-Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Peason
- The sequel to Dance of Thieves, we are brought back to world of the Remnant Chronicles and our main characters, Kazi and Jase. I was a little bummed last time when I had to wait a while to see Rafe and Lia, but I fell in love with these characters along the way, and now I’m waiting to see what happens as they take on the Tor’s Watch and its growing issues as it’s finally declared its own kingdom.
- Release Date: August 6
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34196663-vow-of-thieves?from_search=true
7- Untitled Mulan Retelling by Sherry Thomas
- I’m still waiting on them to have more than just a short synopsis on this book! All I know are the basics (known if you’ve watched Disney’s Mulan) and that it’s written by a Chinese-American author, promising all the Diversity we could ever want. I’m still a little hesitant to believe that this will come out this year, I thought the same for Court of Thorns and Roses #4 and it’s been extended to 2020.
- link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36314068-untitled-mulan-retelling?ac=1&from_search=true
8-Dark Age by Pierce Brown
- Book 5 of The Red Rising Saga, I’m looking forward to some more Darrow, though hopefully with a little less heartache and a little more strategy. I knew going into book 4 that Darrow and the happiness he found in book 3 would be upended in some way, its probably one of the few things that will keep me from picking up continuations
9-Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte
- I had no idea this book was going to exist until I saw it on goodreads giveaways, and per my usual; didn’t win. There seems to be a theme of thieves in the books coming out lately, but here we are again. This one stars a thief who finds a comm disk that shows her the deaths (not so nice ones) of the four queens. Having seen this she sets out to find who she had stolen it from in the hopes of finding out who had murdered the queens.
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34213319-four-dead-queens?from_search=true
10-Kingsbane by Claire Legrand
- The first book, Furyborn, was a mixed bag at first for me, but I ended up loving it, and the two characters whose stories intertwined. Legrand’s writing brings to life a world filled with magic, and dangerous consequences. Our main character got what she wanted in Furyborn, but Kingsbane brings to light the golden question of at what cost?
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40523458-kingsbane?ac=1&from_search=true
11-The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh
- Renee Ahdieh ditches the beautiful sweeping worlds for a darker and dangerous New Orleans, this one filled with vampires. This though isn’t Twilight where vampires sparkle and pine after random teenagers, this is about the darker version of the mythological creatures, and I’m excited to read whatever this author tosses my way!
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42265183-the-beautiful?from_search=true
12-Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
- I’m always in for anything in the medieval/renaissance time period, the time period filled with death both from humans and disease. This is still fantasy, like most of what I read, but it brings us multiple character povs, a dangerous quest, and a possibly evil king? Plus I’m a sucker for a wicked cover.
- Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36118682-wicked-saints?from_search=true