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Shut Up And Take My Money — Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2019 {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

A new year is here, which means… new book releases!! There are so many to be excited for, though for me one definitely stands out from all the rest. I’ll give you a few hints: Privateer, Fox, Royalty and Sass. Ring any bells? 🙂 (It’s King of Scars, cause Nikolai Lantsov is the best…)

But luckily, that’s not the only book to be excited about this year! Here are my most anticipated releases for the first half of 2019:

The Wicked King by Holly Black

Release date: January 8th

The Cruel Prince was one of my favorite reads of 2018 and I need the sequel so badly. I need to know how the story of Jude and Cardan progresses. PLEASE, I NEED TO KNOW!

Slayer by Kiersten White

Release date: January 8th

Buffy the Vampire Slayer was one of my very first tv obsessions. To this day I still love the tv show with all my heart. To revisit the world of vampires and slayers an get to know new characters is just a lovely bonus.

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Release date: January 15th

It’s a heist story set in 1889 Paris featuring a band of lovable characters. NEED I SAY MORE?

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Release date: January 29th

I’ve only been wanting this book ever since I was introduced to the character of Nikolai Lantsov in the Grisha trilogy and he was promptly promoted to my all-time-favorite character. So naturally I’m beyond ecstatic that we’re actually getting more Nikolai and an actual Nikolai-centric book series.

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

Release date: January 29th

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne is my all-time favorite romance book. ALL-TIME FAVORITE. SO naturally, my expectations for her second novel are already sky high.

Two Witches and a Whiskey by Annette Marie

Release date: February 8th

I’m in love with this series, with this world full of magic and the wonderful characters in it and I am so happy Annette Marie writes so quickly so I can enjoy her stories even faster 😉

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Release date: May 7th

I fell in love with The Kiss Quotient in 2018 and if this second novel is even almost as good, I’ll be happy.

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release date: May 7th

“They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.”
Misfits in space. Misfits in space! Misfits in space!!

We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Release date: May 14th

Ok let’s see what this is about: this #ownvoices YA fantasy, set in a richly reimagined ancient Arabia, follows Zafira—a young woman who masquerades as a man to seek a lost artifact that could return magic to her cursed world—and the Prince of Death tasked with killing her. I mean, is there a single word in this description that I do not like? Ancient Arabia + woman masquerading as a man + magic + Prince of Death = I WANT IT!

WICKED FOX by Kat Cho

Release date: June 25th

This story is set in modern-day Seoul and based on the Korean myth of the gumiho, a nine-tailed fox, which has some similarities to the Japanese kitsune. I’m already obsessed with kitsunes, but a books about a gumiho? YES, PLEASE!

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41 Comments

  1. I’m sort of curious about Sally’s book because “The Hating Game” received such hype! But since I haven’t read it (and am not sure I’ll like it), I’m not claiming it as one that I’m anticipating. Not yet. 😀

    1: Hope you enjoy all of these!
    2: I spy more Leigh Bardugo, which is a note to self: GO READ A BOOK BY LEIGH!
    3: LOVE the title for this post 🙂

    1. I do hope you’d love The Hating Game if you decide to give it a try after all 🙂 And yes to reading Leigh Bardugo 😉

  2. The Gilded Wolves looks good and has already earned four starred professional reviews. 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

    1. Totally get it, it’s so fun to be excited about upcoming books 🙂

  3. Ooh Two Witches and a Whiskey- I need to get going on that series, I have the first one. Slayer and Wicked King are also two I want (need to read the Cruel Prince yet).

    Happy Tuesday!

    1. Hope you’ll love all of them 🙂

  4. King of Scars! I also want to read Slayer but on the other hand I am also kind of dreading it. You know?

    1. Totally understand! Part of me is thrilled we have more slayerverse, but the other part is terrified it’ll be disappointing because it’s no Buffy.

  5. The Wicked King, The Gilded Wolves and Aurora Rising sound so good!

    My TTT post!

    1. They really do, so excited to read them all 🙂

  6. I’m getting The Wicked King today from Amazon.

    1. Hope you enjoy!

  7. I can’t believe I forgot to add The Gilded Wolves to my list. I haven’t heard of the Wicked Fox before, but I love mythological creatures – especially mythological foxes. Must add it to my wishlist.

    Happy readings!;)
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

    1. Ahh, hope you’ll enjoy The Wicked Fox 🙂

  8. Great list! King of Scars made my list this week too because I fell in love with Six of Crows last year, but I need to read the Grisha trilogy asap so I can read it! I’m looking forward to The Gilded Wolves, too, because I’m hoping it might give me SoC vibes. The cover of We Hunt the Flame is gorgeous!

    1. Hope you enjoy the Grisha trilogy (and especially Nikolai 😉 )

  9. King of Scars and The Wicked King are both on my list, too! So excited to see what happens next with Jude, and I’m very excited to see where Leigh Bardugo takes Nikolai Lantsov <3

    1. Yes, I can’t wait for more Nikolai either 🙂

  10. Ahh I’m so so excited with so many of these too! Definitely The Bride Test YESSS. And I can’t wait for Aurora Arising, Gilded Wolves, and King of Scars! I swear 2019 is just here to pile a million books on our heads. and they all sound so so good?!? Here’s my TTT for this week!

    1. Haha yeah, so many good book incoming, it’s both amazing and slightly terrifying 😀

  11. I must say that “We Hunt the Flame” has the prettiest cover. I hope the story for it is just as lovely.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. The cover is so pretty indeed!

  12. I’m very excited about Aurora Rising. I don’t usually go for space books, but since I love the Illuminae series, I think I’ll do it. LOL

    -Lauren

    1. I loved Illuminae too! Though I still need to read the rest of the series, oops 🙂

  13. King of Scars was on my list and I do want to read The Gilded Wolves too, but it didn’t quite make my list since I’m not sure when/if it’s coming out in the UK.

    1. Can’t wait for King of Scars ! 🙂

  14. I need to read The Cruel Prince soon! The Bride Test looks cute, too.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

    1. Loved The Cruel Prince, hope you will too 🙂

  15. The Wicked King is on my list too! I am re-reading the Cruel Prince right now 😀

    1. I’m currently reading The Wicked King and loving it so far 🙂

  16. The Gilded Wolves is on my list too, I have it on pre-order and can’t wait til it arrives!

    1. So looking forward to The Gilded Wolves!

  17. Starting The Wicked King tonight. I’ll probably read The Bride Test too. I have to read the Grisha Verse books so I can read the follow-on books!

    1. Hope you enjoy The Wicked King! I’m currently reading it as well and loving it so far 🙂

  18. The Gilded Wolves sounds so good, and I love the cover too!

    1. The cover is gorgeous indeed!

  19. Aurora Rising is in my list too! But I gotta check out the other books from your list.

    1. Aurora Rising sounds sooo good 🙂

  20. This is such a good list! I got lucky enough to read The Gilded Wolves already and I really enjoyed it, I hope you will too! 😀 I also can’t wait to read We Hunt The Flame, this book sounds SO AWESOME. 😀

    1. Ahh so glad to hear you enjoyed The Gilded Wolves, really looking forward to that one 🙂

  21. Our lists have a lot of books in common this week. So many great books coming out this year!

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