T10T: 2019 Releases I WISH I Could Find Under My Christmas Tree [#Project14Lists no. 8]

December 25, 2018

To anyone who celebrates it, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s challenge was to focus on books we hope to find under our Christmas tree, but I thought this would be a good chance to talk about my 10 most anticipated 2019 releases—or, for the purpose of this post, “2019 Releases I WISH I Could Find Under My Christmas Tree”(Or, in the case of the ones I have ARCs of, I wish I could put these books under all of YOUR Christmas trees!)

This is also my EIGHT post in the #Project14Lists series, hosted by Shealea at That Bookshelf Bitch! You can find more information here, as well as a thread of my posts for the event here.

Previous #Project14Lists Posts:
1. Winter TBR
2. #Short-a-Thon: Graphic Novel/Manga Goals
3. 2019’s General “Life” Resolutions & Goals
4. 2019’s Reading Resolutions & Goals
5. 10 TV Shows I Want to Watch in 2019
6. Random Bookish Facts About Me!
7. 10 Movies I Want to Finally See in 2019


1. King of Scars — Leigh Bardugo
I absolutely cannot wait to spend more time with sweet Nikolai—and I get to celebrate the release by meeting Leigh Bardugo on her release tour, which I am so excited and in disbelief over, honestly. ♥
releases january 29, 2019


2. The Priory of the Orange Tree — Samantha Shannon
Three of my favorite buzzwords: dragons, fantasy standalone, queendom. WOW, am I stoked for this one.
releases february 26, 2019


3. The Red Scrolls of Magic — Cassandra Clare
Have I read The Dark Artifices yet? Nope. Does it stop me from pre-ordering all of Cassie’s other 2019 releases? NOPE.
releases april 2, 2019


4. The Dark Game — Jonathan Janz
One of my favorite overly-specific horror themes is whenever a book features horror authors as the characters. One of my other favorite overly-specific horror themes is when the plot revolves around a contest or “game”. This has both. WIN. I’ve got an ARC of this one on its way to me and I am counting down the days.
releases april 11, 2019


5. The Bride Test — Helen Hoang
I loved The Kiss Quotient so much, and I NEED more of Helen’s incredible writing.
releases may 7, 2019


6. Aurora Rising — Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
My faves are writing another space series. I cry forever. ?
releases may 7, 2019


7. Sorcery of Thorns — Margaret Rogerson
If you’re new here, or have been under a rock, you may have missed my endless screaming over this author’s debut novel An Enchantment of Ravens, but basically I adore Margaret forever and I literally SOBBED when she DMed me offering me one of her ARCs. Then I cried all over again when it got here and now I’m just waiting for the perfect timing (aka as soon as Short-a-thon is over, probably) to devour this.
releases june 4, 2019


8. Darkdawn — Jay Kristoff
I keep putting off Godsgrave because I hear it has the wildest cliffhanger ending, but every day that Darkdawn’s release draws nearer is another day that I consider just shooting myself in the leg and inhaling Godsgrave right then and there.
releases september 3, 2019

9. Capturing the Devil — Kerri Maniscalco (cover TBA)
I’m not even a little bit prepared to say goodbye to sweet Audrey and Thomas, but at the same time, I can’t possibly get this in my hands fast enough.
releases september 26, 2019

10. Crescent City — Sarah J. Maas (cover TBA)
Technically, I don’t know if we’re still getting this in 2019, as there hasn’t been much news on it lately, but I am so excited for Sarah’s new series.
??? (latest update is “late 2019”)


Here are my favorite 2019 releases that I’ve read so far (as ARCs):


The Wicked Kingreview here


In An Absent Dreamreview here


Song of the Dead — review coming soon!

What are your most anticipated 2019 releases?
Let me know in the comments!


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    1. Hope I get lots of Amazon money for Christmas, because I’d really like to pre-order Priory of the Orange Tree, Chain of Gold, Ghosts of the Shadowhunters Market, The Wicked King… so many books to read next year. I didn’t know SJM was starting a new series either. Next year’s going to be a great reading year! Merry Christmas!

    1. girllll King of Scars!! omg. & this makes me soso excited for The Wicked King tooo. hope a magical force somehow gets these under your tree!!

    1. May 7 cannot come soon enough but like you with ‘Godsgrave’ I’m going to be scared to read it right away knowing it’s the first of the series and a yearly-ish wait for more! ?

    1. In an ABSOLUTELY UNSURPRISING MOVE I just nodded my head in agreement to literally all the books on your list this week because REASONS. Also, I’m so happy for you that you get to meet Leigh Bardugo!! This is so amazing. As if King of Scars happening wasn’t exciting enough! WOO! Also, am I laughing at you pre-ordering all of Cassie’s upcoming releases? YES. Because, daaang if that ain’t the MOOD. She’s positively spoiling us this year. I hope you get to finishing The Dark Artifices soon! I really do adore that trilogy. Can’t wait for Magnus and Alec having their own book/series though ahh.

      1. Hahaha YESSS! Oh man, I’m so nervous to meet Leigh. I keep worrying about what if I goof up and say something stupid about Mal. ??? But exciting~! And yesss, Cassie really knows how to treat her fanbase, doesn’t she?! ? I’m super excited to read TDA but also, yes please to Malec being the star of the show – especially Magnus ???

    1. Love this list! King of Scars is probably my most anticipated release for the first part of the year <3 I read the whole Dark Artifices series this November/December and can’t wait for more Cassie books! Can’t believe I took that long of a break from her Shadowhunter world

    1. I’m the most exited for new Buffy comic and Wayward Son. The Red Scrolls of Magic is in my list too even though I haven’t started TDA. I also agree with The Bride Test and The Crescent City.

    1. I’m definitely looking forward to On the Come Up by Angie Thomas and Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi. — The Kaufman and Kristoff book, do you know if it’s going to be multimodal like the Illuminae series was? I really want to read it because so many people like it, but the format didn’t work for me in audio. Also, there’s a person in my house who really likes space books… Thanks!
      eli @ the (book) supplier
      My TTT

      1. Ooooh yes, On the Come Up is another one I’m very excited for!!
        I’m not sure on Aurora, but I think they said it’s going to be just a standard novel – which makes me a little sad, but I know they were concerned about a fair handful of readers not enjoying the way The Illuminae Files books were formatted, like you mentioned!

    1. I NEEEEED The Wicked King! Not too long to go until I can read it! 😀
      I hope you get some of these and that you have a lovely Christmas! <3 x
      My TTT post!

    1. The first two are on my TBR already! And I had no idea Aurora Rising was coming out next year? I loved The Illuminae Files so I’m super stoked for that!

    1. The cliffhanger for Godsgrave is soooo brutal, you are better off waiting! However, if you cave, just know that it is freaking spectacular!

    1. I’ve been disappointed in the YA market in recent years, but I have to say that 2019 looks like a great year for YA already.

    1. I would KILL to have king of Scars right now. Okay, maybe not, but I would definitely contemplate stealing and/or threatening it from Leigh bardugo. Haha

    1. The Priory of the Orange Tree looks so amazing, I just put it on hold at the library and I’m super excited for it!
      I’m also super excited for Capturing The Devil, I’m not super ready to let go of the characters but I am excited for whatever Kerri writes next!

      1. I hope your hold comes in really soon, it looks so good! And same on Capturing the Devil, I’m going to miss our little spooky babies so much but I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us ♥

    1. I an Absent Dream was great! I can’t wait for King of Scars to come in either. I have prepared by getting a Nikolai bookmark haha.

    1. I’m STILL wondering about what the format for Aurora Rising will be like. I feel like expecting “plain text” isn’t the way to go, but I also can’t see them doing another round like The Illuminae Files? I DON’T KNOOOW.
      Also.. I wanted to wait reading Godsgrave, but then couldn’t resist putting it in my January Jam Jar and then it ended up being the FIRST book pulled out and now I have to read it and I still haven’t started it yet because I secretly want and don’t want to at the same time and this is torture okay.

      1. I really really want it to be like The Illuminae Files, but I remember in an interview early last year, Jay said it would be a standard novel format. I’m a little sad about it, not gonna lie. :’)

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