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What I'm Looking Forward to in 2019


There are so many awesome books that I got the chance to read and review early in 2018, and it really helped me read both more current books and debuts. I've decided to make a list of books that I either have ARCs for or can't wait to read coming up in 2019. You should expect to see reviews for all of these as the year goes on, and I hope to add even more to the list! Let me know in the comments if there's any you're looking forward to. Everyone should also check out the Novel 19s on Twitter to hear about and support debut authors for the 2019 publishing year. I'm splitting the list into the season's they're releasing so that it's easier to digest, and, at the end, I'm throwing in a mini review of January 1 release, The Similars!

Winter

The Me I Meant To Be by Sophie Jordan
Even If I Fall by Abigail Johnston
Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe- 
I've already gotten the chance to read this one, and I was laughing all the way through. As someone who used to live in Texas, I can sympathize with the culture shock that Norris experiences and the heat!
Our Year of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon- 
I haven't dived into this one yet, but it's been one of my most anticipated since the book was announced. I love how Rachel is taking on how different medical complications change lives. 
The Dead Queen's Club by Hannah Capin- 
I'm seeing tons of buzz for this book lately, and when I saw that it was a play on King Henry and all of his wives, my European history loving heart jumped at this one. 
A Danger to Herself and Others by Alysa Sheimel
The Girl At 17 Swann Street by Kara Zgheib- 
This is another novel in verse, so if you're a fan of this style, make sure you check this one out!
Nick and June Are Here by Shalanda Stanley
The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
Immoral Code  by Lillian Clark- 
This is a 2019 debut that I can't wait to read. I believe there's a heist, and there's a large ensemble cast. I've seen Lillian talk about the book on the Novel 19s Twitter chat, and I'm so excited to dive in. 
The Great Unknowable End by Kathryn Ormsbee- 
I can't wait for this one!

Spring
If You're Out There by Katy Loutzernhiser
You Asked For Perfect by Laura Silverman-
Everyone is so excited for this release! Like Our Year of Maybe, it's a story with a Jewish main character, but it also takes on the immense pressure put on teens which needs to be more front and center. 
The Quiet You Carry by Nikki Bathelmess
Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener
Every Moment After by Joseph Moldover
The Meaning of Birds by Jane Robin Brown- 
Check out the cover for this one. It's so pretty!
Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett- 
I LOVED Starry Eyes, so of course I can't wait for this one!
If I'm Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka- 
Never Always Yours was super cute, so this second venture into Shakespeare promises to be exciting. 
Let Me Hear a Rhythme by Tiffany D. Jackson- 
Jackson has been a major player in the YA world. I can't wait to dive into her third novel about 
a group of friends trying to promote their deceased friend's music for him. 
(I also have Monday's Not Coming on order from the library!)
You'd Be Mine by Erin Hahn-
If this book is as cute as Erin's Twitter account, this debut will be a sweet read.
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo - 
Fresh off of her National Book Award win, Acevedo is gracing us with a new book that meshes food and verse.


Summer
The Exact Opposite of Always by Laura Steven
Dissenter on the Bench by Victoria Ortiz-
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is amazing, and I stumbled upon a new YA biography about her. I'm not a fan of nonfiction, but I'm super excited to dive into her life story. 
Girls of July by Alex Flinn
Impossible Music by Sean Williams

Fall
Michigan vs. The Boys by Carrie Allen-
Because this is a fall release and publishing houses have only really rolled out details through the middle of summer, I don't have many details about Carrie's debut besides that it stars an epic female heroine taking on a male dominated sport. I'm excited for sports in YA and another awesome character to fall in love with. 

Other Books By These Authors...
You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone: Review Here
Starry Eyes: Review Here
Never Always Yours: Review Here
Allegedly: Review Here
The Poet X: Review Here

Mini Review of The Similars by Rebecca Hanover 
What would you do if six of your classmates were revealed to have clones? What would you say if you knew they were coming to your school? For Emma, that's her reality as she returns to her prestigious boarding school. The "originals" as they've come to be called have different feelings about their "similars." Some see them as new siblings while others are out for revenge. Despite being exact copies of their originals, the similars have developed their own personalities from growing up together on a secluded island. This is particularly hard for Emma when it comes to Levi, the clone of her best friend, Oliver, who recently passed away. The book features strong wiring and an interesting speculative twist on future set realistic fiction. 
Links of Interest:
Truly Devious: Review Here
Neverworld Wake: Review Here
Top Reads of 2018: Here
The Foreseeable Future: Review Here

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