My Anticipated Book Releases, January 2019.


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Title – The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air #2)

Author – Holly Black 

Publication – January 8th, 2019.

Publisher –  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Genres – Fantasy, Young Adult

You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.

The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

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Title – Two Can Keep a Secret

Author – Karen M. McManus

Publication – January 8th, 2019.

Publisher – Delacorte Press

Genres – Contemporary, Young Adult, Mystery & Thriller

The town is picture-perfect, but it’s hiding secrets. And before school even begins for Ellery, someone’s declared open season on homecoming, promising to make it as dangerous as it was five years ago. Then, almost as if to prove it, another girl goes missing.

Ellery knows all about secrets. Her mother has them; her grandmother does too. And the longer she’s in Echo Ridge, the clearer it becomes that everyone there is hiding something. The thing is, secrets are dangerous–and most people aren’t good at keeping them. Which is why in Echo Ridge, it’s safest to keep your secrets to yourself

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Title – The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1)

Author – Roshani Chokshi

Publication – January 15th, 2019.

Publisher – Wednesday Books

Genres – Fantasy & Young Adult

Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.

Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.

Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.

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Title – The Good Daughter

Author – Karin Slaughter

Publication – January 22nd, 2019.

Publisher – William Morrow Paperbacks 

Genres – Adult Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Contemporary & Crime

Two girls are forced into the woods at gunpoint. One runs for her life. One is left behind…

Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father — Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney — devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

Twenty-eight years later, and Charlie has followed in her father’s footsteps to become a lawyer herself — the ideal good daughter. But when violence comes to Pikeville again — and a shocking tragedy leaves the whole town traumatized — Charlie is plunged into a nightmare. Not only is she the first witness on the scene, but it’s a case that unleashes the terrible memories she’s spent so long trying to suppress. Because the shocking truth about the crime that destroyed her family nearly thirty years ago won’t stay buried forever…

Packed with twists and turns, brimming with emotion and heart, The Good Daughter is fiction at its most thrilling.

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Title – 99 Percent Mine

Author – Sally Thorne

Publication – January 29th, 2019.

Publisher – William Morrow Paperbacks

Genres – Romance, Contemporary & Adult Fiction

Crush: a strong and often short-lived infatuation, particularly for someone beyond your reach…

Darcy Barrett has undertaken a global survey of men. She’s travelled the world, and can categorically say that no one measures up to Tom Valeska, whose only flaw is that Darcy’s twin brother Jamie saw him first and claimed him forever as his best friend. Despite Darcy’s best efforts, Tom’s off limits and loyal to her brother, 99%. That’s the problem with finding her dream man at age eight and peaking in her photography career at age twenty—ever since, she’s had to learn to settle for good enough.

When Darcy and Jamie inherit a tumble-down cottage from their grandmother, they’re left with strict instructions to bring it back to its former glory and sell the property. Darcy plans to be in an aisle seat halfway across the ocean as soon as the renovations start, but before she can cut and run, she finds a familiar face on her porch: house-flipper extraordinaire Tom’s arrived, he’s bearing power tools, and he’s single for the first time in almost a decade.

Suddenly Darcy’s considering sticking around to make sure her twin doesn’t ruin the cottage’s inherent magic with his penchant for grey and chrome. She’s definitely not staying because of her new business partner’s tight t-shirts, or that perfect face that’s inspiring her to pick up her camera again. Soon sparks are flying—and it’s not the faulty wiring. It turns out one percent of Tom’s heart might not be enough for Darcy anymore. This time around, she’s switching things up. She’s going to make Tom Valeska 99 percent hers.

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Title – The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali

Author – Sabina Khan

Publication – January 29th, 2019.

Publisher – Scholastic Press

Genres – Contemporary & Young Adult

Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali tries her hardest to live up to her conservative Muslim parents’ expectations, but lately she’s finding that harder and harder to do. She rolls her eyes instead of screaming when they blatantly favor her brother and she dresses conservatively at home, saving her crop tops and makeup for parties her parents don’t know about. Luckily, only a few more months stand between her carefully monitored life in Seattle and her new life at Caltech, where she can pursue her dream of becoming an engineer.

But when her parents catch her kissing her girlfriend Ariana, all of Rukhsana’s plans fall apart. Her parents are devastated; being gay may as well be a death sentence in the Bengali community. They immediately whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh, where she is thrown headfirst into a world of arranged marriages and tradition. Only through reading her grandmother’s old diary is Rukhsana able to gain some much needed perspective.

Rukhsana realizes she must find the courage to fight for her love, but can she do so without losing everyone and everything in her life?

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Title – King of Scars

Author – Leigh Bardugo 

Publication – January 29th, 2019.

Publisher – Imprint

Genres – Young Adult & Fantasy

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

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Title – A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely #1)

Author – Brigid Kemmerer

Publication – January 29th, 2019.

Publisher – Bloomsbury Children’s

Genres – Young Adult & Fantasy

Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin.

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What books have you been anticipating that are being released this month? If you know you’ll love them, please share them so I can check them out! Thanks for reading.

Lara Kareem

14 thoughts on “My Anticipated Book Releases, January 2019.

  1. I have The Wicked King, but I also have 18 books from the library to get through. So, it’s going to take a while. I would like to see how that story goes. I just started the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, and I will be reading a lot of old science fiction. I hope I can get to New Releases soon.

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  2. I’m looking forward to the final book in the “an ember in the ashes series” and “children of vitrue and vengeance”. I have the good daughter but haven’t read it. I think I’ll get the cruel Prince but with your views I hope I won’t be disappointed! Cheers!!!


  3. I’m anticipating so many of these! I read The Gilded Wolves and it’s amazing ❤ ❤ The Love & Lies and A Curse so Dark and Lonely are looking so GOOD 😀

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  4. I’m not too sure about The Wicked King since I was absolutely not pleased with The Cruel Prince – whcih I really don’t like because it was a highly anticipated read of mine. I will read Two Can Keep A Secret although I was not a fan of her previous book. But Karen McManus will come to The Netherlands in April and I have tickets for the whole event so yeah. We already got The Good Daughter in 2017 and I haven’t read it yet. Oops. But yaaaaaaaassssssss King Of Scars!


    • I was like isn’t the Good Daughters out but I want to read it so let me add it, I think it’s the Paperback. I liked One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus, yes some things didn’t seat right, but I still enjoyed it. The Wicked King only because I read Cruel Prince and I didn’t find it as spectacular as everyone else did, but I’m still curious. King of Scars is my number 1 most anticipated read lol 😆


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