Hi, everyone! Today, I have another list for you. It is similar to a Twitter thread I did a month ago: anticipated fantasy releases. However, while most of this list will be similar to the one on Twitter, these particular books are ones that I am personally excited for. Now, let’s get to it!
10. Over the Moon by Natalie Lloyd
Over the Moon sounds like an action-packed read! In a town where boys work in the mines and girls become servants for nobility, the girl protagonist knows she would not be able to stand a life such as that. Instead, She is chosen to train flying horses in order to battle against monsters below the town. It is extremely dangerous, but the pay off? Her family would then be well-off for years to come.
9. The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons
Ohhh, this book has dragons. I always love dragons in fantasy. The Ruin of Kings is focused on an assumed orphan who is actually claimed by the royal family due to political tension. However, it is not about a boy who willingly goes along with everything, but one who slowly become an antihero, refusing to live for anyone except himself.
8. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
A book based on Korean mythology! I love that, and I cannot wait to see what Dragon Pearl brings. A girl who has so-called fox magic, which she is urged to hid, travels around the universe in search of her missing brother. It seems to have a mix of mythology, fantasy, and sci-fi, which is interesting!
7. Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
Three teens have to team up to murder the king in order to live peacefully. Honestly, this description is enough to get me excited for any book. On top of that, sometimes I just need a darker fantasy, and this sounds like something that is right up my alley.
6. Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Based on Mexican folklore, Gods of Jade and Shadows is about a woman who released the God of Death. Now she has to help him get is throne back from his brother. It also takes place during the Jazz Age, which honestly? If everything from here on out was set in the Jazz Age, I would be a-okay with it.
5. Pilu of the Woods by Mai K. Nguyen
This looks so amazing! Seriously, the cover is absolutely gorgeous, and I cannot wait to read Pilu of the Woods. It is a graphic novel about a girl helping a lost tree spirit back home. It’s ultimately a book about emotions, family, and learning to control one’s feelings in a healthy way.
4. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He
This book has such a beautiful cover! And honestly? I love books with characters forced into thrones or royalty; one of my favorite tropes when done correctly. There’s alos a woman of color protagonist, and Descendant of the Crane is in a Chinese-inspired world!
3. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Six of Crows made me fall in love with heist books, so of course I had to get excited for another one. Gilded Wolves takes place in 1800s Paris, during the International Exposition, when a group of teens has to steal/find treasure in order for a boy to earn his inheritance.
2. The Pirory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
I know I have been talking about this book a lot the last month or so, but still. Once I heard about The Priory of the Orange Tree, it soon became one of my most anticipated books of 2019. What’s not to love? There’s powerful women and dragons!
1. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
We still do not have a cover yet, and I feel personally attacked. You know what I alos feel attacked by? That cliffhanger at the end of Children of Blood and Bone. Seriously, I was not ready for that, and every time I think about it, I want to read its sequel.
And those are my top 10 most anticipated fantasy releases of 2019! Are any of yours on this list? Do you have others your looking forward to? Let me know!
Until next time~