Reading list: 2019 Young Adult Novels

Hundreds of novels will be published in 2019. Hundreds. I would love to read most of these, but I'm already an ambitious person and I think I need to begin making realistic goals. So this is a reasonable list of books I'm excited to get my hands on for 2019.

Comment below if you too are excited about some of these and what you think these writers might have in store for readers.

Hopefully, all of these will make it onto my monthly Book Round Ups, so check back soon for updates.

Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus

I'm a professed Murderino, AKA true crime enthusiast. Karen's first book had me in its well-deserved grasp and I can't wait to see if she continues that true crime aesthetic here.

Publication Date: Jan. 8, 2019

King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

Of course this book is on my list, because it's on everyone's list. However, I'm a big fan of the Six of Crows, but I didn't particularly love the other books in the Grishaverse, but I do think they're cool. So I'm interested to see what happens in this book and if it will live up to the hype.

Publication Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller

I'm lucky enough to have got to know Tricia personally and hear bits and pieces about this novel as it went through the process. I love a story about a viking-esque girl, and knowing Tricia's style, this will be a book to remember.

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Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan

This book has caught my eye because I love stories about girls who commune with gods. In most stories in most religions, males get the attention of the gods while women are either raped or abused. I'm hoping for a book that shows a girl confronting her beliefs and getting into a little prometheus mischief as she does.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy

King Arthur after an armageddon event, but she's a girl? Oh yes, I'm all over this book. Besides, it has a good rating on goodreads so far, and is co-written by two authors. As an author myself, I usually see co-author relationships that don't survive long. Writing a book is difficult and emotionally draining, and bringing another writer into that situation with you is a complex relationship. I'm interested to see how this works out.

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh

This is the only sequel on my list. I loved Reign of the Fallen for its treatment of mental health and LGBT issues. I'll be interested to read many more LGBT novels this year, but this is by far the one I am excited about. Also, Sarah's version of necromancy is intriguing and hits all my sparkly gothic buttons.

Publication Date: Jan. 22, 2019

Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst

I am so very excited about this book. The first, Of Fire and Stars blew my little gay mind. It has princesses kissing the wrong royal, butch princesses obsessed with horses, and its everything I want in my own fantasy life. The final scene in Of Fire and Stars was an emotional cliffhanger and if you follow my social media, you know I am obsessed with Of Fire and Stars. Now that Of Ice and Shadows is on the way, I can barely stand it. And I have to wait until August. Sigh.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019.

All in all, I think this is a modest and reasonable list for the first half of the year. Let me know what you think in the comments and be sure to subscribe to my newsletter or check out my YouTube channel if you want to see this post in Vlog form.