New books! *drool* Am I right? While January is already over and February has started, I’m still looking to the future for some new book releases. I’ve seen some books mentioned over and over again and while I’m stoked for some of the more popular novels coming out soon, there are a few titles not quite as widely mentioned that had me itching to have this year move by faster.
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One
By: Amanda Lovelace
Date: March 5, 2019
I have been a massive fan of Amanda Lovelace’s poetry for quite some now. Her voice is strong with vivid imagery and boldly empowering. This third title in the series is all about healing. Which I could definitely do with in my own life.
By: Mindy McGinnis
Date: March 12, 2019
Mindy McGinnis always tackles some really hard hitting topics (such as rape and madness) but is also truly versatile writing historical fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction. I’m curious to see how she’ll address drug addiction especially when it’s opioids.
Girls With Sharp Sticks
By: Suzanne Young
Date: March 19, 2019
It kind of sounds like Stepford Wives but in a boarding school setting which definitely intrigues me. Plus anything with girls who rebel and deciding to break the molds from which they are cast, is a-ok in my book!
My Lovely Wife
By: Samantha Downing
Date: March 26, 2019
The couple that slays together, stays together, or so it seems in this psychological thriller about a husband and wife murdering duo. Psychological thrillers are my jam! In fact, the darker, the better so bring it on!
Every Moment After
By: Joseph Moldover
Date: April 9, 2019
A contemporary YA novel about two high school graduates who also happen to be survivors of a mass school shooting in first grade and their struggle to move on desperate their grief and guilt. I know this one will be a gut wrencher but it still grabbed my attention.
Last Girl Lied To
By: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Date: April 16, 2019
A YA psychological thriller revolving a missing, and presumed dead teenage girl, the friend who believes she’s still alive and the lies she may have been told by someone she thought she knew better than anyone.
By: Jennifer McMahon
Date: April 30, 2019
Jennifer McMahon can write a ghost story better than most. Described as a ghost story with a twist, The Invited revolves around a haunted house, three generations of women related to said house (who all died amidst suspicion and the new owners who become consumed by the dark mystery.
By: Nadine Brandes
Date: May 7, 2019
Oh hot damn, it’s a new YA novel about Anastasia! *insert excited handstands here* I’ve always been fascinated by the Romanov family, even after more recent developments that show that the whole family most likely died that horrible night. But I’m still going to go crazy over a story of how Anastasia survived and is being hunted down.
By: Courtney Cole
Date: May 28, 2019
Remember how I mentioned I like psychological thrillers? Okay good. This one actually sucked me in after I read the author’s own review (more a letter to readers) about why she wrote it. A cheating husband and the mistress who is lured over by the angry and jealous wife who seeks the ultimate revenge as a hurricane traps them all together.
Something Like Gravity
By: Amber Smith
Date: June 18, 2019
This is the LGBTQ YA novel that I have been waiting for. Falling in love for the first time is crazy enough. But when you’re a transgender teen still healing from an assault the year before, or a grieving sister who is just trying to find your way in the world, it can be much more intense.
Lock Every Door
By: Riley Sager
Date: July 2, 2018
“No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.” These are the strange rules set before Jules when she takes on a new job as an apartment sitter for a high-profile building in Manhattan. As if that wasn’t weird enough, throw in a history of missing people, the buildings hidden past and a killer.
And there you have it! Don’t get me wrong, there’s a bunch of other books I want to read this year too. Not to mention that Melissa Albert recently announced a sequel to The Hazel Wood called The Night Country that is expected to release sometime this year too. Yup, I’m all for it! But these 11 books above all sucked me in as soon as I read their summaries. Did any of them appeal to you? What other upcoming books are you excited about? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!