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Anticipated Releases: January 2019

Hello lovelies! How are you? I hope your new year’s resolution isn’t to stop buying books, cause if it is January’s going to test you. There are so many exciting new boks coming out this month, I couldn’t even fit all the ones I’m interested in one post. But here’s the highlights!

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Slayer by Kiersten White – January 8th

It’s a Buffy spin-off, written by the queen of anti-heroines. Do I need to say more? Didn’t think so.

The Wicked King by Holly Black – January 8th

The Cruel Prince has the kind of ending that leaves you longing for more, so I think we’re all grateful the sequel’s finally being released this month. If you haven’t read the first book, but you like anti-heroines, cruel fairies, political scheming or wild plot-twists – you should get on this bandwagon.

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The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – January 10th

If you somehow didn’t know this: The Bear and the Nightingale is my favorite book of all time. I’m honestly a little sad this is the last book I’ll get to read about Vasya. But I’m also incredibly excited to see how her adventure ends.

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee – January 15th

Dragon Pearl is a middle grade space opera about a girl who’s a fox spirit and dreams about leaving her dust-ridden planet. I don’t know if I’m more excited about the fox magic or the fact that it’s a middle grade space opera!

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The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay – January 15th

I’ve looked for books set in Kashmir for years and only found a handful, so I was thrilled to discovered this one. It’s follows a young who’s search for the truth behind her mother’s death bring her to a Himalayan mountain village in a troubled region of Kashmir.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – January 15th

Unmarriagable is a Pride and Prejudiced retelling rom modern-day Pakistan, and if I’m not mistaken it’s all set over the course of a few days as the family attends a lavish wedding celebration. Doesn’t that sound magical?

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – January 15th

I adore Paris, the found family trope and Roshani Chokshi’s writing, so I know I’ll love The Gilded Wolves. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this cast of characters – I almost feel like I already know them.

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye – January 22nd

Circle of Shadows is a new YA fantasy novel from the author of The Crown’s Game, which I loved. It follows two magically gifted warriors who infiltrate a camp of mysterious soldiers. I think it sounds intriguing.

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King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo  – January 29th

I know this is everyone’s most anticipated book of the year, because it’s about everyone’s favorite Grishaverse character, Nikolai, and I’m excited about that too. But I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t even more excited to be reunited with the waffle witch queen of my heart ❤️

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan – January 29th

This is a YA contemporary about a 17 year old gay Muslim girl, who’s sent to Bangladesh after her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend. I’m always here for diverse contemporary, especially ones set outside the US.

capture-20181230-004950Have you read any of these books already? Or are you excited to? What other January releases can you not wait to get your hands on?
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41 thoughts on “Anticipated Releases: January 2019

  1. I have read The Gilded Wolves and loved it!
    I am also really excited to read The Wicked King, Dragon Pearl, The Winter of the Witch and King of Scars.
    I haven’t read anything by Evelyn Skye, but Circle of Shadows sounds interesting…

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  2. So excited for The Wicked King and The Gilded Wolves! I actually preordered them which is a rare thing for me to do but both are going to be so worth it.

    Unmarriagable sounds like my jam because I’m a sucker for P+P retellings.

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  3. I’ve long since accepted that I’ve fallen out-to-date with books, but I feel excited that I know King of Scars! I didn’t read The Grisha Trilogy, but I loved Nikolai’s appearance in Crooked Kingdom, so at least I have one new book coming out that I’m excited for! (I feel slightly more updated than I initially thought now)

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      1. I’m comforted with that comment! Still, perhaps a balance between old books and new that capture the reader’s interests would be the best! I hope you enjoy reading these books!

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  4. Yeah so you said this… “I hope your new year’s resolution isn’t to stop buying books, cause if it is January’s going to test you.” And now I feel called out 😛

    January *is* going to test me because all of these look great! I have the ARC of The Gilded Wolves and need to get on that asap but I’m very excited about it!

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    1. The publisher’s are testing as all this year! So many shiny new books! Oooh, I wish I had an ARC! (she says knowing very well she doesn’t have one cause she’s never requested an ARC in her life 😂) I look forward to hearing what you think of it! 💕

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      1. I know! 2019 is the Year of the Book! I’m trying to get into it but am struggling a bit, I don’t think it’s the book though but me! Because it’s an ARC I know I need to read it and review and I’m going through a ‘phase’ where I don’t want to write reviews on anything 😛 I also think I’m more of a mood reader than I thought and I’m not 100% in the mood! It seems good so far though (like I said, I think it’s me!)

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    1. I’m re-reading The Cruel Prince on audio right now too! I think I’m enjoying it even more the second time. How do you feel about it? That’s so exciting! You’ll probably get to it before I do then, so I look forward to hearing what you think of it ❤️

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  5. there are SO MANY new releases coming out in jan WHERE WILL WE FIND THE TIME!! I just started the wicked king and oh my goshhh we are going to be in for a ride

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these books when you get to them. awesome post

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