I really try to keep these highly anticipated releases posts to a reasonable number because once I put a book on this list I feel a lot of pressure to read it. But...there are just so many great books coming out in the first few months of 2019. It was hard to limit this list even this much.
A Thousand Sisters by Elizabeth Wein:
A book about World War II female pilots is something that I will always read. (Books about women aviators here, here, and here.)
The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson:
I might have to listen to the first book in the series again before I begin this one to remind myself of all the details--a must for a mystery.
In An Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire:
I'm always eager for the next addition to the Wayward Children series.
Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner:
I've loved everything Jeff Zentner has written, and this book about two girls who run a public access TV show sounds so great. (Jeff Zentner's other books featured here and here.)
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde:
Massive Jasper Fforde fan. He is one of my most read authors, after all.
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers:
Sybella is my favorite character from the His Fair Assassin series, and I'm looking forward to this add-on series about her family. (Series featured here, here, and here.)
Bloodwitch by Susan Denard:
Windwitch knocked my socks off. I'm eager to diving back into this world. (Series featured here and here.)
Killing November by Adriana Mather:
I really loved Adriana Mather's How to Hang a Witch series, and I'm excited to see what else she can do.
The Queen's Resistance by Rebecca Ross:
I really liked the first book in Rebecca Ross's debut series. It was probably the biggest surprise of 2018. Yes please, to the sequel.
The Lovely War by Julie Berry:
Julie Berry and World War I. I really don't need any more convincing. (More books by Julie Berry featured here.)
The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco:
I've been dying to read this ever since I finished the astonishing second book in The Bone Witch series. (Series featured here and here.)
The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton:
Again, I really enjoyed the first book, and I want to know what is going to happen next.
The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters:
book is inspired by the life of Edgar Allen Poe, and I live near
Baltimore where you can tour Poe's house and visit his grave. So no convincing needed.
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly:
Lilac Girls was one of my favorite books of 2016. This new book follows
Caroline Ferriday's mother and is set during World War I.
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett:
Alex Approximately and Starry Eyes topped my summer reading last year, and I'm eager for another Jenn Bennett romance.
Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray:
I'm ready to finish off this series about space travel, wars, disease, and artificial intelligence. (Series featured here.)
Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:
We all know how much I love their Illuminae trilogy. I'm thrilled we get more space books from this duo. (Series Salute here.)
Finale by Stephanie Garber:
The final book in the Caraval trilogy. I liked the second book even more than the first one, so I have high expectations. (Series featured here and here.)
The Language of Fire by Stephanie Hemphill:
I read Ms. Hemphill's verse novel about Mary Shelley in the fall. This new book is a verse novel about Joan of Arc.
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer:
Huge fan of Letters to the Lost. I'm looking forward to another contemporary from Ms Kemmerer. (More books by Brigid Kemmerer here.)