I recently saw Rebecca of bookishlyrebecca do the Anticipated Releases Tag. If you think I love talking about the books I’ve read, I may be even more in love with talking about all the books that are getting ready to grace our bookshelves! Fall 2019 is especially going to be a fantastic new release season. No worries, my library card and bookstore gift cards are ready. This tag was created by Ellyn of Allonsythornraxx. I’ve tried to base some of my answers on titles that I have not received early for review.
Most Anticipated Release of the Year
This will likely come as no surprise, being that this one as been on my Goodreads TBR since November 2017 and I’ve probably talked about it here on the blog since. I am beyond excited for Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hick’s Pumpkinheads! I’m always on the hunt for a great graphic novel and I’ve been really craving a contemporary-esque novel from Rainbow Rowell.
Book You’re Not Anticipating
Many of you may throw all of your booknerd screams at me, but I don’t think I’ll be picking up Victoria Schwab’s Tunnel of Bones. While City of Bones was a fun and adventurous middle grade, I wasn’t a super fan and don’t feel the need necessarily to read the sequel.
Most Underhyped Anticipated Release
Since I’m primarily part of the YA book blogging community, I just might not have seen a lot of hype for Elizabeth Ames’ The Other’s Gold, which falls into the adult book and literary fiction categories. I reviewed this August 2019 release back in June and I truly think a lot of YA fans looking for more intricate writing will enjoy this one. The Other’s Gold follows four best friends through their college years and early adulthood.
Book You’ve Been Waiting on Forever
I don’t think February 2019 counts as forever, but I am so NOT ready for the final book in Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series, The Toll.
Non Fall 2019 release-wise, I have a feeling I’ll be waiting on this one for a little forever longer because Sarah J. Maas’ The World of Throne of Glass still does not have an official release date. I’m so excited that this one isn’t just going to be a ToG encyclopedia, since we’ll be revisiting this world ten years after Kingdom of Ash’s ending. I’m hoping this one will come out in 2020, since House of Earth & Blood/Crescent City will be out in March and ACOTAR #4 will *fingers crossed* will be sticking to its 2020 release as well.
Book You’re Anticipating Out Your Comfort Zone
I’m really looking forward to Renee Ahdieh’s The Beautiful, even though I haven’t read too many historical fantasies and books about vampires.
Your Top Three Can’t Wait Books of the Year
Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell – See graphic novel by one of my all-time faves.
Rebel by Marie Lu- Marie Lu is one of my all=time favorite authors, mostly for how much I love the Legend trilogy. While you actually don’t have to read Legend to read Rebel, I’m really looking forward to going back into this world.
She’s the Worst by Lauren Spieller- I haven’t even read a book by Lauren Spieller, but I am so looking forward to this book because I genuinely believe we need more books about sisters and siblings in general in YA.
Top Five Most Anticipated Backlist Books on Your TBR
You’d Be Mine by Erin Hanh
The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
What are some of your most anticipated releases? Any that I mentioned? Share in the comments!