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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!



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.


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!


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?


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.


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?

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. I’m excited for a few of these too. I hadn’t heard of Dragon Pearl, but heck yes middle grade space opera! I just wrote a post gushing hard about Unmarriageable; I loved it!

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  3. You had me at ‘Buffy’ plus I’m really intrigued about the Pakistani take on P&P – but I really am trying to save money this year! D;

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  4. 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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  5. 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 feel like being out-to-date with new releases is something to aspire to! Books aren’t more interesting just because they’re new, but I get so excited about them I can’t help myself. I hope you love King of Scars!

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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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  6. 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!)


    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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  7. 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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