Most Anticipated Releases of 2019

Happy belated new year! I hope you’re all having a wonderful 2019 so far. This year some very promising books are being released. I’m more excited for some of these than I have been about a new release in a long time! These are six books releasing in 2019 that I can’t wait to read.

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins releases April 2, 2019
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Mitali Perkins wrote one of my very favorite books, You Bring the Distant Near.  For that reason alone I would be excited for this book, but the premise is very interesting. Katina King, a teen jujitsu champion, and Robin Thornton, born in India, meet on a summer service trip to Kolkata and discover how to find justice, healing, and hope.

No Place Like Here by Christina June releases May 21, 2019
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Christina June is the author of It Started With Goodbye and Everywhere You Want to Be. Her covers are gorgeous, and her stories are wonderful. This book is going to be about Ashlyn Zanotti’s journey to find courage and hope when her life is turned upside-down.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie releases January 15, 2019
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Poe Blythe is the captain of Outpost’s last mining ship and has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who ruined her life. The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe is the story of how she learns to move past her anger and fear. I skipped the Matched series by the same author because I was wary of it for its popularity and I thought the covers were creepy. However, this book sounds really good, and quite honestly, the name of the protagonist intrigues me.

Romanov by Nadine Brandes releases May 7, 2019

Nadine Brandes, the author of Fawkes, has written a magical retelling of the life and plight of Anastasia Romanov.  I’m hoping this book is just as good, if not better, than Fawkes. Historical fantasy is an unusal and interesting genre, and Nadine Brandes seems to write it well.

Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin releases January 22, 2019

I haven’t read anything by this author before, but this book sounds very promising. Lillia and her sister flee to Shanghai, a place that accepts Jews without visas, and she and her family fight to survive the war. I’m really excited to read this book, because I have never seen or read a book set during WWII anyplace other than the US, Europe, or Russia

Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill releases March 15, 2019
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Stephanie Morrill contributes to the blog Go Teen Writers, which has helped me greatly in my writing journey and is a lot of fun to read. I really liked her previous book, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, and this one sounds even better. Within These Lines is the story of how Evalina Cassano falls in love with Taichi Hamasaki during World War II, and how she fights against the concentration camps for Japanese Americans and tries to find a way to help Taichi.

Let’s Chat!

Have you heard about these books? What books are you looking forward to this year? Do you usually read books right away when they release or do you wait a while?

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24 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Releases of 2019

  1. Great post! To be honest, I have never heard of any of those books *guitly, but they sound amazing! Especially Some day we will fly, and you are totally right: I have never heard of any WW II books set in any other country besides the US, Russia or somewhere in Europe!

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    • I’m glad you found something! Romanov was amazing. It took an already fascinating historical time period and added magic and romance to make it even more interesting.
      Thanks for your comment!

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    • That is strange! The cover of Forward Me Back to You isn’t my favorite, actually, although I loved the author’s previous book’s cover. (You Bring the Distant Near.) I haven’t heard about either of those books. I’ll have to look them up.
      Thank you so much!
      -Grace

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      • My biggest go-to reading is African American literature. It was my focus in school for a long time. I also have this tendency to wander through used bookstores and read every single title in the fiction section (this takes hours). I’ll pick up every book that sounds interesting, read the synopsis, then buy it if it seems too good to resist. In that way, I get a lot of random books. I don’t keep up on new releases.

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      • That does sound like a very enjoyable way to spend a few hours! I read in a lot of different genres, but my favorites tend to be historical fiction, any type of book that represents special needs accurately and positively, and multicultural fiction.

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      • I really like that you look for books that represent special needs accurately and positively. At the beginning of 2018, I launched my quest to read books with fat women as the main characters, that they are treated with dignity and don’t diet or date their way to a happy ending.

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      • That’s a wonderful goal. Often, in fiction it seems that characters who aren’t “nice normal” by society’s general standards are treated like they need to change in order to be happy or successful. It’s always exciting to find books that understand that isn’t the case.

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      • Lately, I’ve noticed a trend of fat women and teens in books being fashion obsessed. They blogs about fashion, create a “look of the day,” want to work at fashion magazines, or be a fashion designer. I don’t like this trend. It turns the focus back on the body, as if to say that fat women are acceptable as long as they make a huge effort to dress in a feminine yet innovative way.

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      • That’s really interesting. Now that you bring it up, I have seen and read that, but not really thought about it much. Absolutely, the focus should be on their value as a person and not on the character’s body or how they dress. Thank you for bringing my attention to it!

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