January 26, 2019

6 Books Coming Out in 2019 I’m Excited For

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Hi dreamers!

We’re almost a month into 2019 and I’m still stuck in 2017 as far as my TBR pile, but that hasn’t stopped me from adding more books to it! I was scrolling through the Goodreads 2019 releases lists and found some really awesome books that I cannot wait to pre-order! I took six books that looked the most interesting to me and put them in a neat little post for you all!

You can pre-order all of these books on Amazon by clicking on their pictures!

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Choksi

Released January 15th

Author of Color, LGBT Representation

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.


This looks so cool! It’s the first in a series and the first one just came out this month. The cover is so pretty and I love the concept of these misfits coming together to solve a mystery. Oh, and it’s also set in 1800s France and has LGBT representation, what’s not to love?

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Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson

Releases June 4th

All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power.

Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth’s desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them.

As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.


I read this description and just wow! I love a good conspiracy and I love the mythology that’s set up just in the description. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

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Romanov by Nadine Brandes

Releases May 7th

The history books say I died.

They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.


So, I might have a slight obsession with Anastasia and the Romanov family. Just that whole situation is so fascinating to me and how people claimed for years that they were the lost princess. Maybe I just like historical true crime… either way this book is definitely finding it’s way to my shelf!

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Girls With Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young

Releases March 19th

The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardians, the all-girl boarding school offers an array of studies and activities, from “Growing a Beautiful and Prosperous Garden” to “Art Appreciation” and “Interior Design.” The girls learn to be the best society has to offer. Absent is the difficult math coursework, or the unnecessary sciences or current events. They are obedient young ladies, free from arrogance or defiance. Until Mena starts to realize that their carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears.

As Mena and her friends begin to uncover the dark secrets of what’s actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations will find out what they are truly capable of. Because some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns.


If that title didn’t make you want to read this book… we can’t be friends, sorry. The whole concept of this book and the kickass nature of the girls in it just makes me want it so bad! Is it March yet?

Beware the Night by Jessika Fleck

Releases March 12th

When her world divides, pitting light against dark, Veda must join a dangerous revolution to save her grandfather and fight against injustice…even if it costs her the boy she loves.

On the island of Bellona, life is peaceful–as long as the citizens dutifully worship the Sun, which protects them from all harm. Seventeen-year-old Veda knows that keeping the Sun happy will protect her and her grandfather from the Night, the dangerous people who snatch innocent citizens from their beds under the cover of darkness, never to be seen again. As long as Veda follows the rules, she will be safe. 

But when Veda’s grandfather is offered up as the next sacrificial offering to keep the Sun’s favor, she starts to see that the safety she’s been promised comes at a dangerous price. Maybe there is more to fear above than there is below. 

With a mysterious young man, Dorian, at her side, Veda has to figure out if the scary bedtime stories she grew up hearing are real–or dangerous lies.


It seems like this is definitely the year for distopian cover ups and secrets. The mythology of this book is also so intriguing to me and I cannot wait for it to be released (aka brought to my door by Amazon).

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We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Releases February 26th

LGBT Representation, Author of Color, POC Representation

At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children, but both are promised a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class. Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her bright future depends upon no one discovering her darkest secret—that her pedigree is a lie. Her parents sacrificed everything to obtain forged identification papers so Dani could rise above her station. Now that her marriage to an important politico’s son is fast approaching, she must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society, where famine and poverty rule supreme.

On her graduation night, Dani seems to be in the clear, despite the surprises that unfold. But nothing prepares her for all the difficult choices she must make, especially when she is asked to spy for a resistance group desperately fighting to bring equality to Medio. Will Dani cling to the privilege her parents fought to win for her, or to give up everything she’s strived for in pursuit of a free Medio—and a chance at a forbidden love?


I saved the best for last! Listen, this author is my new favorite. I read her short story in Toil and Trouble that released last year and this is her debut Young Adult novel. The main character is POC and LGBT and in a f/f relationship! Holy diversity! This is what we need in YA fiction. Not to mention, the plot sounds kick ass and Mejia might be one of the best upcoming authors to watch out for. BRB I’m pre-ordering NOW!

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What books are you excited for that are coming out in 2019? Let me know in the comments!

21 Comments on “6 Books Coming Out in 2019 I’m Excited For

January 27, 2019 at 12:44 pm

I’m really looking forward to reading The Gilded Wolves and Romanov!

January 27, 2019 at 12:54 pm

I’ve heard great things about both of them! The Gilded Wolves have been on a ton of most anticipated lists because of the diversity!

January 27, 2019 at 4:20 pm

that cover fo sorcery of thorns is drop dead gorgeous. i have a mighty need for sure.

im also v excited for the gilded wolves

Lauren Becker
January 27, 2019 at 7:31 pm

I’m curious about Romanov. I do find the whole Anastasia story to be fascinating. There are so many books I want to read this year– and lots of backlist books to finally read too.


Brigid Downey
January 27, 2019 at 7:55 pm

Same lol my TBR pile never ends

Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites
January 27, 2019 at 7:48 pm

#20BITEEN and #YearOfTheAsian are really delivering on their promises of diverse books, and I am LIVING. these all look absolutely amazing – the Romanovs are indeed fascinating, and I love girls’ schools with secrets. my TBR is glaring at you. (you’re still awesome ?)

Brigid Downey
January 27, 2019 at 7:54 pm

Lol you are also amazing! And yes I’m loving the diverse books coming out this year, my TBR pile is also glaring at me ?

Jennifer Pletcher
January 28, 2019 at 12:40 am

Romanov sounds really interesting! SAme with Beware of the Dark. Two that are going on the list!

January 28, 2019 at 3:12 am

Why did I click on this post when I know there’s way too many books on my tbr? Answer: I just couldn’t help myself. Haven’t heard of some of these books but I’ll go going to Goodreads (oh no) and looking them up, maybe even adding a few of them (no, don’t do that) to my tbr.

I read an excerpt of Romanov – which I really liked – as I love history and the Romanov family.
We Set the Dark on Fire looks so so good! And that cover is just super!

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 6:30 am

I knew when I planned to write this my TBR pile would glare at me from the corner lol

January 28, 2019 at 6:31 am

I think mine’s hanging from the ceiling ready to pounce on me anytime lol

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 6:32 am

Well, I just found out I’m snowed in today so I guess I can work on that lol

January 28, 2019 at 6:32 am

Good plan!! Inside with a warm drink and (almost) no distractions!

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 11:03 am


January 28, 2019 at 5:33 am

Only The Gilded Wolves is on my TBR and I stil have to read An Enchantment Of Ravens haha. I think the other books in this list are not for me, sorry.

January 28, 2019 at 9:00 am

Ohhhh! Girls with sharp sticks and sorcery of thorns have piqued my interest!

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 9:55 am

Girls with Sharp Sticks sounds badass!

Deanna Reads Books
January 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm

I have an ARC of romanov, I can’t wait to read it!

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 11:24 pm

I’m jealous! ?


I have 4 of these books on my wishlist! I’m also excited for King of Scars, Under Currents and Defy Me. ?

Brigid Downey
January 28, 2019 at 11:23 pm

Oh, I’ll have to check those out!


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