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Anticipated Releases of Fall 2019

It’s almost fall, and while I don’t want to rush summer out, I am looking forward to some aspects of fall. I like the crisp weather, I love the decorations, I like Halloween, but, mostly, I am excited for new releases! Here are my most anticipated releases of fall 2019.

I am super looking forward to The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan. It’s the last in the Trials of Apollo series, which I have enjoyed very much. The last book ripped my heart out and stomped on it a bit, but that’s fine. *sniff* I’m okay. *sniff sniff*. But, yeah, I’m really looking forward to seeing how the series concludes.

Release Date: September 24

Wait, there’s more to Simon Snow and Baz’s story? Sign me up! I’ll admit, I was skeptical about Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. It’s an AU take on Harry Potter, and I wasn’t sure it’d be enjoyable on it’s own. But it really was. The world was so much fun, the characters were amazing, and I loved the relationship between Simon and Baz. I am so ready to read more.

Release Date: September 24

I. Cannot. Wait. for The Toll by Neal Shusterman. Thunderhead left off on such a huge cliffhanger, and I’m so eager to read what happens next. I’m buying and rereading the whole series when this book comes out, just so I can properly savor the ending to this trilogy.

Release Date: November 5

Can I anticpate a book when I haven’t read the whole series? Ah, whatever, I do. I loved Renegades by Marissa Meyer. It’s set in a universe where people have superpowers and one girl, Nova, has been raised to be a villain. She comes up with an idea to infiltrate the good guys. Along the way, she discovers the good guys aren’t as bad as she thought. When this book releases, I’ll probably get all three because they’re just that good.

Release Date: November 5

I love vampires, and I love vampire books. I have been trying for months to win a copy of this off GoodReads, but it looks like I’m going to have to wait until it’s released.

The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh centers around Celine Rousseau, who has fled Paris to live in a convent in New Orleans. She catches the attention of Sebastian Saint Germain. When another girl is killed, Celine suspects Sebastian. As bodies pile up, she has to fight her attraction and for her life. It sounds like a wonderfully imagined world and I cannot wait to dive in.

Release Date: October 8

Rebel by Marie Lu is the continuing adventures of June, Day, and Day’s brother Eden. It looks like it will mostly center around Eden and his struggle to break free from the shadow of his brother. I don’t care who it’s about, I just want more of the world. I love the way Lu imagines her worlds and the way she integrates technology into her stories.

Release Date: October 1

Rage by Jonathan Maberry is the continuing story of Joe Ledge and his scrappy band of misfits he calls a squadron. When Jonathan Maberry announced that Deep Silence was the last Joe Ledger book, I was devestated. Not every book was a home run, but I love all the character and wasn’t ready to let them go. Luckily, he meant that that particular Joe Ledger series was over and that he was launching a new one where Ledger and his crew would be out on their own. I am so there for it. The political bullshit that they’ve been put through the last few books has been so enraging; I’m glad that they aren’t dealing with that any more. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Release Date: November 5

Capturing the Devil by Kerri Maniscalco is another highly anticipated release. I’ve been meaning to read these books for years, but only got into them earlier this year when I found them at the library. I doubt the library will buy this right away, so I’ll probably get it on Kindle or something. I love Audrey Rose and Thomas Cresswell so much. Audrey Rose is a fascinating young woman, and I’ve loved her development through the series. I can’t wait to read this.

Release Date: September 10

I’m sure there are more books I’m anticipating, but I’m going to leave this list right there. It looks like I’ll have a lot to read this fall!

What books are you looking forward to. Drop a comment below and let me know!

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Most Anticipated Releases of Spring 2019

Often, the anticipation of an event can heighten the experience of the event itself. There’s just something about waiting and wondering and imagining how good something is going to be. It wait can be torturous, but the payoff makes it worth the wait.

These are some of the books I’m most looking forward to being released this year. Some of them are sequels to books I’ve read, some are by authors I love, and some are books I stumbled across while making this list that I thought sounded fantastic. In order of release date, these are my most anticipated books.

An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber . This is probably my number one most anticipated book of the year. At one point, I was on a book buying ban and this was the only book I was going to allow myself this year (before I came to my senses and remembered that buying books make me happy.) Lady Kiera Darby is one of my favorite heroines in mystery and I can’t wait to read her next adventure.
(April 2)

The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston. In this sequel to Geekerella, Jessica Stone, the actress playing Princess Amara in the popular Starfield franchise, is ready for Amara to be killed off. Imogene Lovelace is a fangirl on a mission to save her favorite character. The two women look alike, and after a case of mistaken identity, they become enemies. But, then the Starfield script leaks and they must exchange places to uncover the truth. I am so excited for this book. I loved Geekerella so much; as a lifelong fangirl, it spoke to me on a spiritual level. I love all the references to geeky things, love the description of the con, and love how loving and respectful the book is to fans and fan culture. Add a f/f romance in, and I’m so there! (April 2)

Aru Sha and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi . This is the second in the Pandava Quartet and follows Aru Sha and the End of Time. I love Aru Sha so much. She’s a gifted liar and very brave in the face of danger. In this book, Aru is accused of stealing from the gods and must prove her innocence. She’ll team up with Mini once more along with some new friends to return the stolen item before she’s banned from the Otherworld.
(April 16)

King of Fools by Amanda Foody . This is the second in the Shadow Game series and a sequel to Ace of Shades. The books follow Enne Salta, who is trying to find her mother. She joins forces with a crime lord named Levi Glaisyer. I really liked Ace of Shades more than I was expecting and love Enne and her transformation from prim, proper lady to a strong confident woman in the first book. It’ll be interesting to see what the second brings.
(April 30)

We Hunt the Flames by Hafsah Faizal. I know nothing about this book other than what it says on Goodreads, but it has a woman who dresses as a man, a man known as the Prince of Death and a quest to save the kingdom. It sounds right up my alley.
(May 14)

Those are the books I’m looking forward to being released this spring. What are you anticipating? Do you know about any books you think I simply must read? Drop a comment below and let me know!