Most Anticipated 2019 Fall/End of Year Releases
We’re approaching the last few weeks of summer, which, while sad, also means that we’re approaching an exciting new season of book releases. Fall/winter is always the season with the most book releases, so it’s no surprise there are many books I’m excited to read. Let’s get to the books!
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee - September 3rd, 2019
Loki: Where Mischief Lies follows a younger Loki, who wants to prove that he can be a hero despite everyone expecting him to become a villain inevitably. That is, everyone except Asgardian sorceress-in-training, Amora, and the pair end up bonding over a shared value of magic and knowledge. However, Amora is banished to Earth after she and Loki cause the destruction of one of Asgard’s treasures. Loki starts to slip away and into the shadow of his brother because he no longer has that person who understands magic in the way that he does. When Asgardian magic is connected with a string of murders on Earth, Loki sent to investigate, and he begins a journey that turns out to be about more than solving a murder case.
I loved The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue books, and I would say that they were some of my favourite books of last year. I am curious to see Mackenzi Lee’s take on this iconic Marvel character, so I’m excited to pick this one up.
There Will Come a Darkness by Katie Rose Pool - September 3rd, 2019
There Will Come a Darkness takes place in a world where Seven Prophets guided humanity using their visions. That is until they disappeared one hundred years ago. When they disappeared, they left behind one final prophecy—a Prophet will be born who will either bring salvation or cause destruction. The chaos begins to bring together five people—an exiled prince, a killer, a once faithful leader, a reckless gambler and a dying girl. Could one or multiple of these people break the world?
I’ve been really feeling fantasy as of late, and this sounds like a fun fantasy-read, so I’m excited to get my hands on it later this year.
Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell - September 24th, 2019
Wayward Son is the sequel to Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On, which was first introduced in Fangirl through fan fiction. Because this is a sequel, there’s isn’t much that I can say but Carry On is a fun fantasy that draws on the nostalgia of Harry Potter. I loved Carry On and wasn’t expecting there to be a sequel, so it would be an understatement to say that I’m excited.
Carry On follows Simon Snow, who is probably the worst chosen one in existence, and his roommate/nemesis Baz in their final year at Watford School of Magicks. Simon must confront a magic-eating monster who is wearing his face, but along the way, he uncovers mysteries, and he experiences changes in his friendships and relationships that he hadn’t expected.
Rebel by Marie Lu - October 1st, 2019
Rebel is a new instalment in Marie Lu’s Legend series and seems to focus on a character that we haven’t in any of the previous books. I don’t want to know anything else, but I’m looking forward to diving back into the world that made Marie Lu one of my favourite authors.
Legend takes place in a world where the western United States has become the Republic, a nation always at war with its neighbours. We follow two main characters: June, a fifteen-year-old born into an elite family and groomed for military success; and Day, a fifteen-year-old born into the slums who is the country’s most wanted criminal. When Day is suspected of having killed June’s brother, they unexpectedly cross paths and uncover secrets that no one had known the country had been keeping.
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh - October 8th, 2019
The Beautiful is the first vampire-centric book that we’ve had in a while that’s getting some buzz. It takes place in 1872 in New Orleans and follows seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau. After fleeing her life as a dressmaker in Paris, Celine is taken in by a convent and falls in love with the glitz of New Orleans. She grabs the attention of Sébastien Saint Germain, the leader of the La Cour des Lions. When Sébastien is suspected of murder, Celine struggles with her suspicions, her attraction to Sébastien and her own secrets. The Beautiful is a sultry romance mixed with a murder mystery, which has me excited to pick it up.
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo - October 8th, 2019
Ninth House follows Galaxy “Alex” Stern, who has led a life full of dead-end jobs, drug dealer boyfriends, and everything that could possibly go wrong. She’s even the sole survivor of a horrific homicide by age 20. All changes when Alex is offered the chance to go to Yale on a full scholarship. The catch is that she’s tasked with monitoring Yale’s secret societies, but what she uncovers is more sinister than she could have ever imagined.
Jackpot by Nic Stone - October 15th, 2019
Jackpot follows a high school senior named Rico, who works shifts at the local Gas’ n’ Go before rushing to take care of her younger brother. When she sells the winning lottery ticket, Rico and her wealthy classmate, Zan, go on a mission to find the ticket holder who hasn’t claimed their prize. This book tackles topics of class, money, and how to make your own luck in the world.
I enjoyed both Nic Stone’s previous books, Dear Martin and Odd One Out. She has this incredible way of driving the story and grounding the story with characters. I can’t wait to see Rico and Zan’s journey in Nic’s latest book.
Supernova by Marissa Meyer - November 5th, 2019
Supernova is the final instalment in Marissa Meyer’s Renegades series. I, embarrassingly, haven’t even read Renegades yet, but I plan on marathoning the entire series after Supernova comes out. I haven’t marathoned a series in a while, and I’m excited to, which is why Supernova is on this list.
Renegades takes place in a world where society had been crumbling down. Everything had been in chaos until a group of humans with extraordinary abilities called The Renegades established order and peace. They are a symbol of courage and justice for society, except for the villains that they overthrew. Our main character, Nova, has reason to hate The Renegades and is on a mission for revenge. Then she meets a Renegade boy named Adrian who believes in justice and in Nova. The only issue is Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to destroy her entire world.
The Guinevere Deception by Keirsten White - November 5th, 2019
The Guinevere Deception is a fantasy reimagining of the Arthurian legend. In this book, there is dark magic looming at the borders of Camelot, and there are people who want King Arthur’s kingdom to fall. So the great wizard Merlin has come up with a plan, send Princess Guinevere to Camelot to be Arthur’s wife and his protector. But Guinevere is a changeling, and her true identity is a secret. Guinevere now has to navigate court, but she knows that it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black - November 19th, 2019
Another concluding novel that I’m excited for, but not caught up for is The Queen of Nothing. This book is Holly Black’s final book in The Folk of the Air series. I have read The Cruel Prince, so I will hopefully be reading The Wicked King soon in preparation for the last book.
The Cruel Prince follows Jude, who was seven when her parents were murdered, and she was stolen away to the Faerie High Court with her two sisters. Ten years have passed since that day, and Jude wants nothing more than to prove that she belongs in Faerie. She then gets tangled up in court politics and risks her life to save her family and Faerie itself.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi - December 3rd, 2019
Children of Virtue and Vengeance is another book in a series that I haven’t read the first instalment to, but I’ve only heard good things about Children of Blood and Bone. I also feel connected to Tomi Adeyemi in a way from watching her Instagram stories—she made anime music videos when she was younger, studied Japanese, and did a lot of other things that I did as well. So on top of being excited about the book, I just really want Tomi Adeyemi to have so much success.
Children of Blood and Bone follows Zélie Adebola who lives in a world that used to be alive with magic until the night that magic disappeared. After a ruthless king ordered the maji to be killed, Zélie was left without a mother, and her people were left feeling hopeless. She has one chance to bring back magic, and with the help of a rogue princess, Zélie attempts to take down the monarchy.
That’s all for my most anticipated reads for the rest of the year! What books are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, have a lovely rest of your day and read something awesome!