Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Spring 2019 Fantasy & Contemporary Releases I Want To Inhale {Top ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

What is this? Lindsey is back with a new Top Ten Tuesday? That’s right, I’m baaack!

After having spent all my free time for the past 6 or so months on our home renovations and moving, I am happy to say I have finally moved and am settled in, and though not everything is done yet, I do really hope to be able to get back to a regular blogging routine now. AND reading routine, because I MISS BOOKS! Luckily, there are SO MANY glorious spring releases to get me excited and respark that reading love.

Here are the ten upcoming releases I’m looking forward to the most!

Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie

Demon Magic and a Martini by Annette Marie

Release date: April 12

It wouldn’t be a list for me if it didn’t contain any Annette Marie book, now would it? The Guild Codex series has been really surprising me so far, so I have high hopes for book four!

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

Release date: May 7

I fell in love with The Kiss Quotient in 2018 and if this second novel is even almost as good, I’ll be happy. Yay for #ownvoices Autism rep AND sexy romance!

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

 We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Release date: April 14

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!

If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka

Release date: April 23

All I needed were the words ‘inspired by ‘Ten Things I Hate About You”. And of course ‘Taming of the Shrew’, but really all I hear is Ten Things I Hate About You. Reminder that I still need to read this duo’s previous novel as well!

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufmann

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release date: May 7

“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!!

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad 

Release date: May 14

The cover drew me in and the fact that it’s a historical, feminist fantasy set along the Silk Road is what sold it to me.

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Release date: May 14

Come one, it’s an enemies-to-lovers story where the First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales. It sounds AMAZING!

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Release date: May 14

Enemies-to-lovers on a honeymoon, written by my favorite writer duo? Be still my beating heart.

Fake It Till You Break It by Jenn P. Nguyen

Release date: June 18

More enemies-to-lovers (does it show I have a favorite trope?). Oh and this one even has the fake dating trope, so it’s like all my favorites combined!

Wicked Fox by Kat CHo

Release date: June 25

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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  1. Aurora Rising made my list as well! I can’t believe I forgot We Hunt the Flame and Wicked Fox, those look freaking amazing! Great list.

    1. Aurora Rising sounds so great! We Hunt The Flame and Wicked Fox as well, so we are really lucky to be getting so many awesome releases this spring 🙂

  2. You got some great books on here! We Hunt the Flame and The Candle and the Flame sound so amazing.

    1. So looking forward to reading all of these, they do sound amazing 🙂

  3. Yay welcome back! Glad to hear you’re settling in nicely. 🙂 I really need to try those Annette Marie books.

    1. Thanks so much! And yes, you should definitely try those Annette Marie books 😉

  4. I’d also like to read The Bride Test.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. It sounds amazing!

  5. Great list! The Candle and the Flame is going straight on my TBR, and I’m really looking forward to We Hunt the Flame, too. Happy reading!

    1. Thanks, they do sound great, can’t wait to read them too 🙂

  6. I’d like to try We Hunt The Flame at some point, but it probably won’t be this Spring.

    1. Definitely doesn’t have to be this Spring, whenever the time and mood is right 🙂

  7. Welcome back!! I have Red, White, and Royal Blue on my list too. It sounds SO CUTE! I forgot Aurora Rising. Gah, I want to read that too!


    1. Thanks! 🙂 And yes, Red, White and Royal Blue sounds sooo cute, I’m counting down the days until the release 🙂

  8. Welcome back! You must be so happy to have all of that over with. 🙂

    Red, White & Royal Blue has popped up on lots of lists this week. I’m getting pretty curious about it myself.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Thanks! I absolutely am happy to get back to regular 🙂
      Red, White and Royal Blue sounds so good!

  9. I can’t wait for Wicked Fox! And The Candle and the Flame is one of the book I hope to read this spring as well, something that is advertised as Silk Road fantasy and has that cover has to be good.
    Great list!

    1. Yes, The Candle and the Flame has to be good, my expectations are already so high 🙂

  10. If I’m Being Honest , Fake It Till You Break It, and Aurora Rising sound SO GOOD!
    My TTT post!

    1. They really do, I can’t wait to read them 🙂

  11. Oh so many good ones! Red White and Royal Blue, the Unhoneymooners, and the Bride Test are ones I’m super excited for.

    1. Me too, I can’t wait to read them! 🙂

  12. Aurora Rising seems to be a super popular pick this week 😀 I think it sounds awesome!

    1. It does sound awesome, here’s hoping it’ll live up to all our expectations 🙂

  13. The Wicked Fox has me at the cover alone! I also want to read The Bride Test and The Unhoneymooners. There are a lot of great books coming out!

    1. The cover for Wicked fox does look stunning, right? Yes there are so many amazing books coming out, can’t wait to read them all 🙂

  14. Red, White and Royal Blue has such a fun concept!

    1. It does! It sounds like it’ll have everything I love in a story so I have high hopes 🙂

  15. This list looks perfect. I want to read all of these, especially Red, White & Blue and The Unhoneymooners.

    1. I’m so looking forward to those books especially 🙂

  16. We Hunt The Flame is one of my most anticipated releases. Also, Fake It Till You Break It sounds so cute.

    1. Me too, I feel like I’ve been anticipating We Hunt The Flame FOREVER 🙂

  17. These look so good! 🙂 Fake It Till You Break It looks amazing!

    1. Yes, it sounds like so much fun, can’t wait to read it 🙂

  18. WELCOME BACK!! 😀
    This is such a great list, I am SO excited about If I’m Being Honest (loved the authors’ debut, I hope you’ll read it :D), Fake It Til You Break It and Red, White and Royal Blue 😀
    Happy reading!

    1. Thank you Marie! I’m happy to be back 🙂
      I’ll definitely try to read Always Never Yours before If I’m Being honest comes out, just because it’s been on my TBR for far TOO LONG already 🙂

  19. I’m so glad you’ve been able to move and settle in! That must be such a relief…

    I’m really looking forward to Aurora Rising and Red, White & Royal Blue too. I think they’re going to be epic reads.

    1. It really is such a relief! I’m so happy to slowly getting things back to normal 🙂
      Aurora Rising and Red, WHite and Royal Blue sound so good! I hope they’ll live up to all our expectations.

  20. So glad you’ve settled in, Lindsey. Hope you’re enjoying this new space. Also, WELCOME back to the blog-y world. 🙂

    Hope you enjoy ALL of these! ‘Fake It’ sounds super cute, and is definitely one I’d like to add to my shelf/TBR. Happy spring TBR-ing, and thanks so much for the Finding Wonderland visit last week.

    1. Thanks so much, Rissi! It’s definitely good to be back 🙂
      Fake It definitely sounds super cute, can’t wait to read it! Happy reading!

  21. Yay! Thanks for including THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME! I hope you enjoy it.

    1. Of course, it sounds AMAZING, I have no doubt I’ll enjoy it! <3

  22. Congrats on the house. Hope you enjoy everything on the list!

    1. Thanks so much!

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