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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 th…

Truly Devious

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson (420 pages)
Overview: There was a murder in 1936. Not just a murder, but a kidnapping and a double homicide. One victim was a student at the elite boarding school on a mountain, Ellingham Academy. One was the wife of the school's illustrious billionaire founder, Albert Ellingham. The second kidnapping victim who is still missing is his daughter. Despite the cold case and the lingering fear of the Truly Devious who sent a poem foretelling the murder a few days before, the school continued to attract the best and the brightest with the allure of a free, prestigious boarding school.
Stevie's dream is realized when she gets accepted to pursue a criminology curriculum tailored to her because her main case of interest took place on the very grounds she's moving to. Though her original mission was to solve the Ellingham cold case, when a student mysteriously dies on campus, her attention is shifted. Did Truly Devious strike again? Overall: 4 

Charac…

Neverworld Wake

Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl (327 pages)
Overview: When Beatrice goes back to Wincroft to meet up with her four former best friends for the first time since their sixth member, and her boyfriend's death, something nearly unexplainable happens. They wake up from a car accident to find that they're repeating the same day over and over. At first, they struggle to understand their fate, but after a few wakes, they realize that they must use this time to discover what really happened when Jim died if they ever want to break the wake. The answer to the question will reveal who will get the groups unanimous vote to be the lone survivor of the Neverworld. Overall: 4 

Characters: 4 Each character was interesting with their own quirks and distinct personalities. They filled out to requisition parts of any good, dynamic group. It's unfortunate that each of these characters didn't really have a huge chance to be explored. The setting of the Neverworld was the main character in t…