The year is already three quarters gone, Winter is Coming and all that, and I still have so many 2019 releases to catch up on. But that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to what the year is still going to bring, right? Right! So here are my most anticipated releases for the rest of the year.
- Leigh Bardugo – Ninth House
A new adult fantasy by the brilliant Leigh Bardugo. Gorgeous cover, intriguing plot about Yale secret societies? Hell yes!
- Laura Ruby – Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
Do you really need to know more than that title? Having loved Ruby’s Bone Gap, I just can’t wait for this book.
- Philip Pullman – The Secret Commonwealth
The next part in The Book of Dust series. I loved La Belle Sauvage way more than expected so I really look forward to returning to this universe.
- T. Kingfisher – The Twisted Ones
I love everything Kingfisher writes. This time it’s not a fairy tale retelling but more of a horror novel. Count me in.
- K. Eason – How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse
This just sounds like so much fun. Fairy tale tropes revisted, but in a multiverse. I don’t know the author but I’m ready to jump into this adventure.
- Brandon Sanderson – Starsight
Skyward may not have been Sanderson’s best novel, but it was enormous fun and delivered (fans are not surprised) a great twist at the end. So I simply have to know how the story continues.
- Holly Black – Queen of Nothing
I liked The Cruel Prince, but I absolutely loved The Wicked King. And with that ending, I need this book right now. I was lucky enough to get a special edition Fairyloot box and I cannot wait for it to arrive.
- Maggie Stiefvater – Call Down the Hawk
I have endless love for The Raven Cycle. So this new Ronan-centric series is a must read. Atmospheric, romantic, beautfiully written… everything Stiefvater writes is gold.
- Catherynne M. Valente – Minecraft: The End
My most anticipated December book is by my favorite author but it’s a rather unexpected one. I don’t play Minecraft, I had no idea there were novels about it, so I don’t know what I’m getting myself into. But hey, it’s Cat Valente, so it’s bound to be excellent. Let’s widen my horizons.
- Tomi Adeyemi – Children of Virtue and Vengeance
I’m not even that excited for this book because I felt the first one was way overhyped. It delivered a fun but incredibly predictable fantasy story with generic romances and not very well-developed characters. But I liked the world, so I’ll see where the story goes.
I’m sure many more books will come my way that aren’t on my radar yet and it will get even harder to catch up on what 2019 has to offer. It has been a pretty great year for SFF readers. What are you guys looking forward to?