January 2019 Anticipated Releases

So it is time to talk about the books I am anticipating for January 2019! I won’t go into details about most of these as I don’t know a tonne about them as I prefer to go into my books not knowing a tonne. However, some are sequels I am super keen for! So let’s jump in.

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson

This is the sequel to Truly Devious which I absolutely loved! It made it to my best books of 2018! I am so keen to continue the mystery and see where it goes next!

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire

This is book 4 in the Wayward Children series. I have had an on and off experience with this series. I enjoyed book 1, didn’t love book 2 & loved book 3! Book 3 made it to my Best Books of 2018 as well! So I am interested to see what I will think of book 4!

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Next we have Two Can Keep a Secret which is Karen M. McManus’s release after her debut in 2017. I really enjoyed One Of Us Is Lying so when I saw that she is releasing another YA Mystery I had to jump on board!

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

This is probably the most highly anticipated on this list! This is the start of a a new companion to the Grisha Trilogy & the Six of Crows duology. I’m keen to see where this one will go.

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

This one and the next I have as eARCs from NetGalley. At the time I requested it, I liked the cover and found the synopsis interesting. I can’t remember what it is about and I don’t particularly wont to know either. This is a YA Fantasy and is apparently a retelling but I am not sure what of.

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts

This is another one from NetGalley and I don’t remember what it is about either. I do know that it is a YA Mystery though.

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye

This one I know nothing about except that it is a YA Fantasy by an author that I have heard of but haven’t read anything from.

The Cerulean by Amy Ewing

This one I only discovered when looking at a list of 2019 January releases and the cover is gorgeous & the author’s name sounded familiar for some reason. So I checked out the synopsis and it sounded intriguing.

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What are you anticipating for January 2019? Are there any that aren’t on my list that I should be looking out for?

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June 2018 Anticipated Releases

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Again there are only 3 books on this list. There are a few books coming out in June that are sequels to books that I really want to read but haven’t got to them yet. I won’t add them to this list though. As for the 3 I am anticipating, let’s get into it!

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Whisper of the Tide by Sarah Tolcser

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 5th June, 2018
Publishers: Bloomsbury

Goodreads Synopsis

Caro Oresteia spent her life waiting to be called by the river god, as those in her family had been for generations. But when she’s swept away on an adventure to save the Akhaian royal prince, Markos, her destiny is sealed by the sea god instead.

For now, Caro is landlocked, helping Markos reclaim his throne after nearly his entire family was assassinated in a political coup. Without any financial or military support, Markos is desperate for allies, and Caro has fought off more than one attempt on his life. When a powerful Archon offers his army in exchange for Markos’s marriage to his daughter, Caro must choose: Her love for Markos, or the fate of Akhaia? And more importantly: How much is she willing to risk to defy the sea god’s wishes and chart her own course?

With shipwrecks, lost treasure, old and new enemies, dark magic, and breathtaking romance, Sarah Tolcser weaves another epic story about chasing your fate.

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 464 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 12th June, 2018
Publishers: Razorbill

Goodreads Synopsis

Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.

The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.

Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.

And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion–even at the cost of his humanity.

Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

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Genre: YA Contemporary Mystery
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 18th June, 2018
Publishers: HarperCollins

Goodreads Synopsis

A gripping, relentless, and timely new novel from critically acclaimed author of Allegedly, Tiffany D. Jackson, about the complex mystery of one teenage girl’s disappearance and the traumatic effects of the truth.

Monday Charles is missing, and only Claudia seems to notice. Claudia and Monday have always been inseparable—more sisters than friends. So when Monday doesn’t turn up for the first day of school, Claudia’s worried. When she doesn’t show for the second day, or second week, Claudia knows that something is wrong. Monday wouldn’t just leave her to endure tests and bullies alone. Not after last year’s rumors and not with her grades on the line. Now Claudia needs her best—and only—friend more than ever. But Monday’s mother refuses to give Claudia a straight answer, and Monday’s sister April is even less help.

As Claudia digs deeper into her friend’s disappearance, she discovers that no one seems to remember the last time they saw Monday. How can a teenage girl just vanish without anyone noticing that she’s gone?

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WHAT ARE YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR June? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO ANY OF THESE?!

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May 2018 Anticipated Releases

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I only have 3 books on my list for this month. I have ordered 2 already.  I was going to buy Legendary but the hardcover is $31 & the paperback is $18 and I simply can’t justify spending that much on it! Why is it soo expensive?! I bought Caraval in hardcover as soon as it came out and it wasn’t that expensive! I don’t get it.

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Legendary by Stephanie Garber

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 304 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 31st, May 2018
Publishers: Hodder & Stoughton

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A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.

The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.

The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 512 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 3rd, May 2018
Publishers: Penguin

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A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict.

In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. And in the barren northern territories, thirteen-year-old Tash is running for her life as she plays bait for the gruff demon hunter Gravell.

As alliances shift and shatter, and old certainties are overturned, our four heroes find their past lives transformed and their futures inextricably linked by the unpredictable tides of magic and war. Who will rise and who will fall? And who will claim the ultimate prize?

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 512 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 1st, May 2018
Publishers: Sourcebooks

This one may already be out for some of you as on Goodreads it says it releases April 15th but on Booktopia which is an Aussiebooksellerr, it doesn’t release till the 1st of May.

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Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save their world…or doom it.

When assassins ambush her best friend, the crown prince, Rielle Dardenne risks everything to save him, exposing her ability to perform all seven kinds of elemental magic. The only people who should possess this extraordinary power are a pair of prophesied queens: a queen of light and salvation and a queen of blood and destruction. To prove she is the Sun Queen, Rielle must endure seven trials to test her magic. If she fails, she will be executed…unless the trials kill her first.

A thousand years later, the legend of Queen Rielle is a mere fairy tale to bounty hunter Eliana Ferracora. When the Undying Empire conquered her kingdom, she embraced violence to keep her family alive. Now, she believes herself untouchable–until her mother vanishes without a trace, along with countless other women in their city. To find her, Eliana joins a rebel captain on a dangerous mission and discovers that the evil at the heart of the empire is more terrible than she ever imagined.

As Rielle and Eliana fight in a cosmic war that spans millennia, their stories intersect, and the shocking connections between them ultimately determine the fate of their world–and of each other.

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WHAT ARE YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES FOR May? ARE YOU LOOKING FOrWARD TO ANY OF THESE?!

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April 2018 Anticipated Releases

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Okay, so again I only have 3 books on this list again but again I am really keen for them! I already have an eARC of one of them and I can’t wait to get my hands on the other two. However, the pool I’m working at is closing for the season in April and won’t open again until September. So as I will be living off the money I make in my at home beauty salon I won’t be able to purchase any books for a while. I will be relying on my huge TBR pile and on the Scribd app.

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 416 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 10th, April 2018
Publishers: Harlequin Teen

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Welcome to the City of Sin, where casino families reign, gangs infest the streets…
and secrets hide in every shadow.

Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.

Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…

And she’ll need to play.

Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli

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Genre: YA Diverse Contemporary
Pages: 352 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 24th, April 2018
Publishers: HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

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Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.

So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 240 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 3rd, April 2018
Publishers: Harper Teen

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Uncover the sisters’ origins, dive deep into the catastrophic reign of the Oracle Queen, and reveal layers of Fennbirn’s past, hidden until now.

The Young Queens

Get a glimpse of triplet queens Mirabella, Arsinoe, and Katharine during a short period of time when they protected and loved one another. From birth until their claiming ceremonies, this is the story of the three sisters’ lives…before they were at stake.

The Oracle Queen

Everyone knows the legend of Elsabet, the Oracle Queen. The one who went mad. The one who orchestrated a senseless, horrific slaying of three entire houses. But what really happened? Discover the true story behind the queen who could foresee the future…just not her own downfall.

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What are your most anticipated releases for April? Are you looking foward to any of these?!

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March 2018 Anticipated Releases

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These are my March Anticipated Releases! There isn’t too many but I’m looking forward to but the 3 I have on this list I am REALLY looking forward to. Obsidio, the most and I already have it pre-ordered, twice actually. I ordered the paperback off Book Depository and then later found a signed copy on Booktopia. I have also ordered the exclusive The YA Chronicles Obsidio box but only with the goodies, not the book as I already have 2 copies coming.

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Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

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Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Pages: 624 (Paperback)
Publication Date: 13th, March 2018
Publishers: Knopf Books for Young Readers

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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 6th, March 2018
Publishers: Feiwel Friends

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Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

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Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 448 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 6th, March 2018
Publishers: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

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Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

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What books are you looking forward to in March?!

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2018 Most Anticipated Movie Releases

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There are a few awesome Book to Movie Adaptations that are happening this year! But I also wanted to include other movies as well! So Let’s get straight into it!

These are in no particular order, but the first ones are Adaptations!



Ready Player One

Release Date: March 30th

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Release Date: January 26th

Love, Simon

Release Date: March 16th

The Darkest Minds

Release Date: September 14th

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Release Date: November 16th

The Hate U Give

Release Date: Unknown

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Incredibles 2

Release Date: June 15th

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Release Date: July 20th

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Release Date: July 13th

Red Sparrow

Release Date: March



What movie/s are you anticipating this year?

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November 2017 Anticipated Releases

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This will be another short anticipated releases post as again I only have 2!



Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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 Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 576 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 7th November, 2017
Publishers: Feiwel & Friends

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From #1 New York Times-bestselling author Marissa Meyer, comes a high-stakes world of adventure, passion, danger, and betrayal.

Secret Identities.
Extraordinary Powers.
She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova’s allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

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 Genre: Middle-Grade Fantasy
Pages: 368 (Hardcover)
Publication Date: 14th November, 2017
Publishers: Dutton Books for Young Readers

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A new adventure about a girl who is fated to wash the bodies of the dead in this companion to Furthermore.

Our story begins on a frosty night…

Laylee can barely remember the happier times before her beloved mother died. Before her father, driven by grief, lost his wits (and his way). Before she was left as the sole remaining mordeshoor in the village of Whichwood, destined to spend her days washing the bodies of the dead and preparing their souls for the afterlife. It’s become easy to forget and easier still to ignore the way her hands are stiffening and turning silver, just like her hair, and her own ever-increasing loneliness and fear.

But soon, a pair of familiar strangers appears, and Laylee’s world is turned upside down as she rediscovers color, magic, and the healing power of friendship.



Well, that is it! What release are you anticipating in November?! Let me know in the comments.

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