Most Anticipated Spring 2019 Releases
We’ve had a bit of an unusual winter here in Vancouver—first, it was pretty mild, and then in February we had multiple snow falls. But Spring is here, and that means another season’s worth of new book releases! I have been a bit busy with school work the last month, so I ended up taking an accidental hiatus, but I still wanted to share some anticipated reads with you all (even though March has already passed).
I always like to preface these posts by saying that this is by no means the best books that are coming out or the only books that are coming within the next three months. This is a list of books that I’ve heard of and that I’m excited to read. So if you have book recommendations that I did not mention, please leave them in the comments below. Now, on to the releases!
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman - March 5th, 2019
You Asked for Perfect follows Ariel Stone who is everything that you could want in a college applicant. He’s first chair violin, he volunteers and he’s expected to be the class valedictorian. He works hard, harder than people may know, to come across as perfect. He wasn’t planning on failing a Calculus quiz. He starts pulling all-nighters in attempts to preserve his standing, but his grades don’t improve and he reluctantly gets a tutor, Amir. As time goes on, Ariel realizes that he might like Amir and that’s not in the plan.
I feel like this book will be extremely relatable for anyone in Grade 12 and is feeling the pressure of college/university applications. I have a feeling that it will take me back to those days and emotions as well.
The Next to Last Mistake by Amalie Jahn - March 19th, 2019
Tessa Goodwin is from a small, rural town in Iowa and she leads a somewhat sheltered life. She plays chess with her best friend Zander and works on her bovine midwife and tractor mechanic skills. When her veteran father reenlists in the army, she moves North Carolina where she has trouble relating to others her age. She’s assigned a mentor, Leonetta Jackson, at her new school and they form a friendship that challenges Tessa to confront things that she didn’t have to in her small town.
When I was browsing books to include in this post, The Next to Last Mistake caught my eye because it had a high 4.5 out of 5-star average on Goodreads. So I thought, if so many fellow readers were anticipating this release, this book has to be on my anticipated reads list.
The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu - April 2nd, 2019
We’re finally getting a Malec series! For those of you who don’t know, Malec (Magnus Bane and Alexander Lightwood) is my favourite ship across all fandoms. It helps that Magnus was one of my favourite characters from the moment that he graced the pages of City of Bones. So it’s safe to say, I’m very excited about this release.
To be as spoiler-free as possible, The Red Scrolls of Magic takes place in-between City of Glass and City of Fallen of Angels where Alec and Magnus embark on a grand European tour. But their romantic getaway is thrown off course by a cult that is determined to cause chaos.
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan - April 2nd, 2019
The Goodreads synopsis for Wicked Saints doesn’t give us a lot of information about what the book is about, which is why I find it intriguing. This book seems to follow multiple perspectives and will have a forbidden romance that could ultimately tip the scales in a war that has been waging for hundreds of years. It sounds like this book will have high stakes, and be full of action and romance. I could be totally wrong because all I have read about Wicked Saints on the internet is the synopsis and I would like it to stay that way until I’ve read the book.
Again, but Better by Christine Riccio - May 7th, 2019
It’s almost here! I have been watching Christine’s videos on her channel polandbananasBooks on Youtube since probably 2014 and I had been following her writing vlogs since she had started making them. So it’s safe to say that I’ve been anticipating this book since Christine had started writing it.
Again, but Better follows our main character Shane who seems to have been the perfect college student on paper, she has fantastic grades and is in pre-med, she has missed out on the college experience. She goes home every weekend, she hasn’t made any friends and she has no love life to speak of. So Shane decides to take a leap into the unknown and signs up for a semester abroad in London and she intends to get the full college experience. However, it’s harder than she initially expected to step out of her comfort zone and she deals with a lot of self-doubt. Shane comes to realize that sometimes determination and the courage to step into unfamiliar territory can make all the difference.
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver - May 14th, 2019
I Wish You All the Best follows our main character Ben De Backer, who is thrown out of their house after they come out to their parents as non-binary. They end up having to move in with their sister, Hannah, who has been estranged and her husband, Thomas, who Ben has never met. Because of what had happened with their parents, they have only come out to Hannah, Thomas and their therapist, and they decided to try and keep a low profile at school. This is thrown out the window when they meet Nathan Allan and the two become close and Ben begins to believe that there could be hope after everything they’ve experienced.
I’ve started seeing this book pop up on many of my friends’ TBRs, so I knew that it absolutely needed to be on this list and I’m excited to get to it in the summer months.
That’s all for my most anticipated Spring 2019 releases! As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, please let me know if you have any recommendations for books that I did not mention. I’d love to know what you’re excited to read.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!