Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Most Anticipated Releases of the Second Half of 2019.” Soooo many. I was able to make an only ten-book list, but I’m sure as we get closer to the second half of the year, there is going to be plenty of other books I’m going to get excited for. How am I going to be able to buy all of these?!?!?! Covers/Titles are linked to Goodreads.


1. Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega – Claribel was one of the first authors to throw support behind the Latinx Book Club. She’s such a cornerstone in the community. I’m also a fan of her podcast Write or Die. Her debut is coming out this fall and I am so stoked for it. Isn’t the cover so charming? Note that the release date on this changed after I made this post (now scheduled for 2020).

2. Queen of Nothing by Holly Black – So I guess we are getting the third book in the Folk of the Air series sooner rather than later. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this but it’s coming and I better prepare myself emotionally.

3. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – I might need to do a reread of the first, but oh my gosh, my heart just about stopped when I saw the cover for this one.

4. Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri – I loved Empire of Sand so much. It’s definitely in my top 10 Favorite Adult Fantasy list that exists somewhere in my head. This is a companion novel and I could not be more excited.

5. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – Ahdieh’s is blessing us with a vampire novel this year and I am smiling wider than I ever thought I’d smile for a vampire novel. Give it to me now.

6. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – The day has come (or is nearly here) where Bardugo is going to give us a novel not set in the Grishaverse. I’m so excited to see what she does with this book. I’m here some very dark things about it which makes me very excited.

7. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Easily my most anticipated Adult fiction novel of the year, Silvia Moreno-Garcia impresses me with everything she writes. I have an eARC of this one and I am so excited to read it this summer, which I better do soon since the release date was moved up to July. I read it, it’s fantastic. Of course.

8. The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco – Rin Chupeco is an author I feel like I’ve neglected (I will finish The Bone Witch trilogy, I will!), but I am determined not to let this one pass me by.

9. Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud – My list is very fantasy-centered so making sure I include at least one contemporary. I’m not really into royalty-based books unless it’s in a fantasy setting, but this one sounds so darn cute, straight out of a Hallmark movie, and a black girl gets to be front and center. I am ready.

10. Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin – Yes, we are back to fantasy because I keep saying this one sounds good and then I see something else about it that gets me really excited (the cover, the enemies to lovers trope) and I squeal a little.

Are these on your TBR? Which are you adding? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

58 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of 2019

  1. I’m looking forward to almost all of these. Queen of Nothing didn’t make my list because I haven’t read the second book yet but it prob should have been I’m going to be doing the read in October or November getting ready for it and I’m stoked! I just can’t deal with the cliffhanger lol

    Children of Virtue, I’m dying for!

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  2. Debbie’s ‘Royal Romance’ DOES sound really cute. I’ve not reading anything by her (or is she a debut author?), but this one could be really fun – plus I’m always and forever a fan of a good contemporary!!

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  3. I’ve heard a few amazing things about Gods of Jade and Shadow, but it is definitely something that I need to get to. I didn’t realize that the release date got moved up though.

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  4. Great list! Gods of Jade and Shadow, Ninth House, Serpent & Dove, The Beautiful and The Queen of Nothing all made my list this week, too. 😀 I need more Silvia Moreno-Garcia in my life asap and I can’t wait to see how The Folk of the Air ends!

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  5. I’m super excited about Queen Of Nothing but also a little bit worried as I don’t want it to end and have no idea how it will. I really need to get on and read Children of Blood And Bone before the new one comes out. I’m also incredibly eager for The Beautiful, Serpent & Dove and Ninth House too!

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  6. The cover of Ghost Squad is so cute! I hadn’t seen it before because I don’t read a lot of middle grade and neither do most people I follow, but I’m intrigued now.
    And between The Beautiful and the new Hunger Games announcement – are the trends we declared dead coming back? I kind of hope they are (and with more diversity, of course) to some degree, it would be an interesting time.
    Great list!

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  7. How could I have forgotten about The Beautiful?! I’m so excited for a vampire story again after all this time. I’m hoping to read Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia before The Beautiful to get me in the mood!

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  8. Things I need right now or yesterday: LITERALLY ALL OF THESE BOOKS. Also, more shelves and time and space and energy and just generally everything apparently because EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT. No, but, in all sincerity: yes to all of these books. Especially *insert ALL OF THE TITLES YOU LISTED, thus wasting my time and yours*.

    But, seriously, WE NEED.

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  9. Serpent & Dove is so high on my list! I was lucky enough to be approved on Edelweiss, looking forward to reading that. I haven’t managed to get ahold of THE BEAUTIFUL yet, but the excerpt I read over on BookishFirst definitely caught my eye.

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  10. Great list! I also have Ninth House and The Queen of Nothing on my list. I completely forgot that The Beautiful was coming out this year and I am super excited for that. I love vampires haha so I’m really looking forward to reading her take on them.

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