Top Ten Most Anticipated 2019 Books

It’s that time of the year, folks. I said the word “folks” and it’s making me feel at least 30 years older but that’s alright, it’s my humble duty as a teenager to be ironic.

There are literally just 2 days of the year left and I have SO MANY END OF THE YEAR POSTS THAT I HAVEN’T EVEN WRITTEN YET AND IDK HOW IM GOING TO MANAGE POSTING THEM ON TIME but everything’s chill. Cool, cool, cool, cool, cool.

Without further ado, let’s get on to the books that are literally the *only* reason I’m looking forward to 2019*.

*sometimes I look at my life, acknowledge how sad it is and then I move on.

Top 10 2019 Books (come to mama)

10. Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2) by Rainbow Rowell

First of all, can we appreciate how beautifully gay this cover is? I mean, holy shit, Simon, you fashion icon. I love me some Simon & Baz angst.

9. What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman

From what I could tell, What We Buried is about:

a). distant siblings who hate each other being forced to go on a road trip to find their missing parents,

b). it’s a psychological thriller about old family secrets, missing memories and terrible truth;

c). perfect for the fans of One Of Us Is Lying and We Were Liars so count me in.

Release Date: February 26th, 2019.

8. You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman

I feel like a lot of people have already read this book but I still gotta wait till March. Anyway, just from the blurb, this whole book is a huge Mood for me because I’m guessing a huge portion of it focuses on academic stress, the mental pressure you exert on yourself for good grades and the whole breakdown that comes with assignments, projects and exams and that’s literally the entirety of 2018 in a nutshell for me.

Anyway, there’s some super cute romance between the mc, Ariel, and his fellow student/calculus tutor, Amir and IT’S *supposedly* CUTE & FLUFFY & GAY and I want it???

Release Date: March 5th, 2019.

7. Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman

beautiful cover is beautiful

Let me convince y’all to add this to your TBR immediately, chipmunks:

(technically, the following points are from Jay’s review of the book and it’s very valid)

  1. Aurora Rising is The Breakfast Club meets Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. We have a goldenboy of some Interstellar Military Academy who finds himself saddled with a bunch of losers, freaks and psychos (so, like, Six of Crows but in SPACE???)
  3. Our gang goes on daring heists in search of alien space artifacts
  4. There’s a girl who’s cryogenically  frozen for two centuries (am I sniffing some Sleeping Beauty vibes….hmm…)
  5. There are angry space elves, masquerade balls and angsty space romance
  6. Basically, everything goes to shit
  7. IT’S WRITTEN BY MY FAVE AUTHOR DUO- AMIE AND JAY- WHAT ELSE CAN ONE WANT?

Release Date: May 7th, 2019.

6. The Boy Who Steals Houses by C.G. Drews

Two broken brothers on the run for a perfect home, chaotic messy family who takes them under their wing so the *fluffiest* found family trope, there’s thieves and stolen keys and lots of food and snark and softness and broken hearts? Gimme.

Release Date: April 4th, 2019

5. 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

I adored The Hating Game– Sally Thorne’s debut- and I cannot. wait. for 99 Percent Mine. I’m hoping against hope it’s just as funny and fluffy and angsty as I’m expecting it to be. Also, the two MCs are completely opposite in terms of their personalities compared to Lucy and Josh so I’m so excited to know how Sally’s gonna do this.

Release Date: January 29th, 2019

4. The Fever King by Victoria Lee

There’s antiheroes and gay shit and sci-fi angst and politics in this. I will abandon pizza* to get this book early.

*temporarily ofc, let’s not get ahead of ourselves

Release Date: March 1st, 2019.

3. The Last Confessions of Mara Dyer & Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin


Your pockets were full, but there was nothing you wanted to buy. Your stomach was empty, but you wanted nothing to eat. Your days were free, every moment was yours to spend, but you didn’t want them. You were seventeen and immortal and the world could have been yours, if you’d wanted it. What’s changed?”

“Everything.”

-excerpt from The Last Confessions of Mara Dyer & Noah Shaw

Even though this is the third book on my list, it’s the one I’m most anxious to read. Okay, confession time (haha im funny): Objectively, this trilogy might be messy and it’s got a lot of negative critique so I get it why a lot of people were disappointed by it. That being said, I still love Mara and Noah too much to not enjoy this. These books are literally the most slytherin books out there and it’s all about shades of grey and twisted characters. It hurts a lot reading everything from Noah’s point of view because…. after everything they’ve been through in the Mara Dyer trilogy- to see everything fall apart like this *hurts*. And after the ending of the last book? IM NOT OKAY.

Release Date: sometime *soon* dis year plis

2. Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

I’m a *huge* fan of Christine’s booktube channel and I’ve been watching her Book Writing series where she documents writing this book from the very beginning for a long time. I’m literally so freaking hyped for it.

Release Date: May 7th, 2019

1. The Wicked King by Holly Black

THE WICKED KING IS SO CLOSE, IM SO CLOSE TO ACTUALLY READING IT. Y’all. It’s so. freaking. close.

Let’s be honest, The Cruel Prince might just have been the most slytherin book of 2018. It was evil and wicked and sassy and THE FAE POLITICS, holyyy shit. I’m literally still hanging from the goddamn cliff the first book left me off. I’m shaking. I’m shooketh. I’m ready for this masterpiece.

Release Date: January 8th, 2019.


tell me about your most anticipated 2019 book and what you’re willing to sacrifice for it (this got dark)


17 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Anticipated 2019 Books”

  1. Ahh what a fantastic list! I am SO impatient to read Laura Silverman’s next book, the synopsis and everything about it sounds perfect and March feels SO far away. I can’t wait. ❤ I'm also SO curious about The Fever King and…. well…. thanks to you I just learned about that last book in the Mara Dyer series so THANK YOU for that. I wasn't quite convinced by the first book in the Noah Shaw series, but…. I still want to see what happens next. need to read the second book sometime soon 🙂
    Lovely post!! ❤

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    1. SAME, a book about academic pressure but still making it cute and gay? Give it to me, Laura.

      Not even kidding, sis, the hype surrounding The Fever King is taking over my life and I’m not even close to reading it yet??? A lot of people already have arcs and/or e-arcs and I’m so jealous. Hopefully, the wait is going to be worth it.

      And ahhh your welcome, Ik the Noah Shaw trilogy went in a completely different direction we were expecting it to but at this point, I just need closure for both Mara and Noah lol.
      Your comments make me so happy omg, so thank. ❤

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      1. Ughhh same here, I keep hearing about The Fever King and I’m getting more and more hyped every second and… I feel like everyone has already read it hahaha. I can’t wait for us to read it and hopefully it will be amazing ❤️

        Same here, I need closure and I need to know what happens next, too, so I’ll have to get the books anyway soon haha 🙂
        Oh you’re so, so welcome, my pleasure!! ❤️

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  2. Oooh you have so many great ones on this list!! I’m seriously way too hyped for Wayward Son. I’m rereading Carry On rn and it’s making me even more eager for the sequel💞 And ahh Christine’s book! I cannot wait for that one.
    This was an amazing list & I hope you enjoy all of these books when you read them!!

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    1. I know, Brianna, LIKE CAN I PLEASE HAVE THE ROUGH DRAFT OF WAYWARD SON??? I’ll be happy with that.
      I’m so ridiculously excited about Christine’s book. I mean, I don’t even know if I’ll end up liking it and that’s making me nervous but I’M SO CURIOUS.

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    1. the new books coming out this year is prolly the only reason I’m looking forward to this year lol.
      I actually went ahead and read the book and it did feel a bit less enjoyable than The Cruel Prince but I’m excited for the final book. I mean, the ending killed me :’)

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  3. nimika you’re killing me with these anticipated releases 😭 theyre TOO MUCH I CANT KEEP UP but seriously im going to be screaming from now till aurora rising date bc thats all the matters at this point

    what we burried is like the creepiest, most interesting cover ive seen in a WHILE and you know what, watch me add it to my tbr. the boy who steals houses is LIKE !!!!NEED!!! bc siblings?? getting into trouble together?? damn, my weakness.

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    1. i s2g may, my 2019 anticipated shelf is nearly BREAKING under the weight of my expectations, the year has barely started and IM STARVED FOR ALL THESE BOOKS

      Aurora Rising is going to straight up kill me and you know what, i don’t even mind, i’d be honoured.
      SAME with what we buried bc that cover just gives me some intense dystopian vibes but it’s actually a thriller + road trip w SIBLINGS??? yes.

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  4. I still haven’t read The Cruel Prince and The Wicked King is already out?

    1. Oops!
    2. That’s actually perfect because now I can read them one after the other without the wait! 😀

    Did I tell you I read The Hating Game back in November, in like, 10 hours straight? (Yes, I’m an incredibly slow reader.) I kept screaming at the book and at Lucy because I was like: JUST KISS HIM YOU STOOPID! Yet I couldn’t stop reading, the feeeels! Yay for 99 Percent Mine!

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    1. Audrey, I kid you not, waiting for The Wicked King to come out after the ending of The Cruel Prince nearly KILLED me, you’re making an excellent decision to read the two books together. You’ll still be screaming for the third book but hey, it’s whatever, we’re all just swimming in the pain of unreleased books.

      You read The Hating Game??? Finallyyyy xD. I honestly wish I could read that book again for the first time bc it actually is so cute and fluffy but also angsty and yes. I completely understand the need to yell at Lucy to kiss Josh, I feel ya.

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