Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2019


Happy Tuesday everyone!  Welcome to the Top Ten Tuesday now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week's topic is Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2019.  Here we go, in order of release date:


The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson - Release date: 3/12/19 - I received an ARC from NetGalley and I can't wait to get to this historical fantasy from the author behind Ms. Marvel.


The Perfect Assassin (The Chronicles of Ghadid #1) by K. A. Doore - Release date: 3/14/19 - Debut epic fantasy with assassins?  I'm already sold - luckily for me I've received an ARC via NetGalley!


Shades of Magic, Vol. 1: The Steel Prince by V.E. Schwab - Release date: 4/30/19 - Of course I need this graphic novel featuring young Maxim Maresh (Rhy's father) from Shades of Magic universe.


Middlegame by Seanan McGuire - Release date: 5/7/19 - I managed to get approved for an ARC via NetGalley and I can't wait to read it.  It truly sounds like it will be awesome!


Little Darlings by Melanie Golding - Release date: 5/10/19 - This sounds like a deliciously creepy mystery thriller.  Plus, the main character has the same first name as me and I'm always ready for that!  I'm thrilled to say that I've also been approved for an ARC via NetGalley.


We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal - Release date: 5/14/19 - Hands down this is one of my most anticipated YA debuts of 2019!


Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare - Release date: 6/4/19 - I'm always read for more from this world to be honest.


War of the Bastards (Royal Bastards #3) by Andrew Shvarts - Release date: 6/4/19 - I've loved the first two books in this series and I can't wait to see what happens here!


Dark Age (Red Rising Saga #5) by Pierce Brown - Release date: 7/9/19 - Gee whiz, talk about need!


Sword and Pen (The Great Library #5) by Rachel Caine - Release date: 7/9/19 - Honestly, I don't know if I can wait this long.  I have to admit, I'm really scared for Jess and company!


What books are you looking forward to in 2019?  Are you looking forward to any of these books?  As always, thanks for visiting my blog and perhaps even commenting down below!

64 comments:

  1. I haven't ever read a book by V.E. Schwab but there are a TON of booktubers who speak very highly of her books. Perhaps someday I should take a look and read up on what her novels are all about. Hope you enjoy these all, Lauren. :)

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    1. I'm in the same boat! I have so many books that I'm reading that I own that I haven't gotten into this author, but I read about her constantly, which makes me feel like I'm missing out on something.

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    2. I hope the both of you enjoy Schwab - she quickly blew me away with her talent! Fingers crossed for you two! :)

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  2. So many good ones. I legit can't wait for We Hunt the Flame, so happy we are getting so much diverse fantasy book in 2019.

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  3. I think MiddleGame sounds good. But the cover is creepy. One good thing about doing this activity, now I am really excited about a few upcoming books. Since I usually don't pay attention to releases this is a new position for me. Hope you get to read a few of your anticipated books. My Anticipated Releases

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    1. I always add so many to my tbr during these kinds of posts... :D

      Thanks for sharing, Anne!

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  4. Little darlings and War of the Bastards (woah! that cover) look awesome to me, and I haven't read Pierce Brown but that cover's amazing too (even though it's snakes lol).

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    1. They sound like they have a lot of potential!

      I know what you mean about the snakes thing...

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  5. Middlegame does look intriguing. I keep seeing it around and it's interesting me. My TTT

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  6. That cover for Dark Age! I've already pre-ordered Ghosts of the Shadow Market (and Chain of Gold). SOme of these books are new to me.

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    1. Ooh, good idea. :)

      Thank for coming over, Brooke.

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  7. Wow! So many epic covers up there. I am interested in Shadow Market, because I heard it's a must to keep up with where CC is going.

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  8. Great list! I love the cover of We Hunt the Flame and I'm sure I'll end up picking a copy of it up when it's released. I love sound of The Bird King!

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  9. I thought The Great Library was only a trilogy, so now I'm wondering how I missed the release of book four and the announcement of book five. Dark Age was going to be on my list this week but I still haven't finished Iron Gold, so I'm not 'anticipating' it so much as terrified of it!

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    1. That's what I thought it was initially, so needless to say I'm glad we're getting to spend more time with these characters. :)

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  10. I'm looking forward to reading "Middlegame" as well!

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

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  11. I have The Steel Prince comics (well the first three volumes anyway) but still need to read them!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/08/top-ten-tuesday-193/

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  12. Fantastic list! Middlegame made it on my list too, and I didn't even know about The Steel Prince!

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  13. Wonderful list. I love Seanan McGuire and have said I would read the telephone book if she wrote it. Hope you find time for all of these!

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    1. From my experience with her, I'd say the same thing! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Barb.

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  14. I have an ARC of Little Darlings that I need to read (I have others that publish before it though). It sounds SO GOOD.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

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    1. It really does. Hopefully we'll both enjoy it, Aymee. :)

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  15. I NEED The Steel Prince. I loved the Shades of Magic trilogy.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  16. Woo Hoo. I have read one...Little Darlings. Already have my review written for springtime.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

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    1. Cool! I can't wait to see what you think of it, Sherry!

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  17. I'm so excited for the Shades of Magic graphic novel! I think it will be really cool <3

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  18. Phew! All of these sound so good! I'm so excited for all the Cassandra Clare releases this year, too. Great post/picks!

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    1. I know right! :)

      Thanks for coming over, Jessica.

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  19. omg yes I can't WAIT for the last book in the Great Library series!! I have no idea what they're going to do so I'm nervous.😂And super
    excited also for The Perfect Assassin!

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  20. The Bird King looks really good! I love the cover -- it definitely makes me want to know more. Enjoy your 2019 reads!

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  21. Awesome list! I'm so excited for Middlegame! Seanan McGuire is one of my favorite authors and this new one from her sounds super interesting. Hope you enjoy it! :)

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  22. The Bird King looks fantastic! Historical fantasy stories are so interesting!

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  23. I’m so excited for more VE Schwab books. I love them.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  24. I'm really excited to see what you think of The Bird King. It looks really good. Middle Game also looks amazing. And of course, I am so stoked for We Hunt the Flame. Hope you enjoy all these, Lauren!

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  25. Ooooh Schwab's series is being made into a graphic novel? I had no idea! I still have yet to read that series anyways... maybe this year it'll finally happen. :)
    I've been hearing some superb things about Little Darlings, I might have to check it out myself.

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    1. By the sound of it, it's more like a prequel! :D

      Thanks for visiting, Bonnie.

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  26. These covers are seriously all so mesmerising! A whole heap of these are new to me, so thank you for that :)

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  27. Little Darlings sounds totally creepy!!! Middlegame sounds interesting too-- I've been looking for something totally different & this sounds like exactly that. Great list!!

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  28. This is a great list and I’ve added some to my TBR. The cover for The Bird King is gorgeous. I love Cassandra Clare and need to get Ghosts of the Shadow Market. I read the first story but it would be great to have the collection.

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  29. Very much also want read the Steel Prince issues and Ghosts of the Shadow Market! I feel like there are so many great ones coming out this year. Are you excited for Chain of Gold?!?!?!

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  30. Oh my gosh, I can't wait for The Perfect Assassin either!! Great list!

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  31. This is horrible to admit, but I still need to read a book by V.E. Schwab and Cassandra Clare. I have both of their books on my shelf and I'm really hoping to get to them this year because everyone seems to love the characters and the worlds they create. Hopefully I'll love their stories as much as you do!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. You really ought to get on that! :D Good luck, Jen.

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  32. Ghosts of the Shadow Market looks so interesting! Hope you have fun with all of them as you get to try them!

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