My most anticipated new releases of 2019 (Summer Edition)

Got a whole new slew of books for you guys today! Each is one I’ve heard people rant and rave about so far this year, and while my bank account is a little worried, the rest of me can’t wait to get my hands on them.

May

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal – May 2
I would buy this novel based on the cover alone, but the prospect of an artist’s obsession has me super intrigued.

The Bride Test by Helen Hoang – May 7
I adored Hoang’s debut and can’t wait to see some familiar characters get their own time in the spotlight.

Finale by Stephanie Garber – May 7
This is probably my MOST anticipated book of the year: the stunning conclusion to an all-time favorite series.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren – May 14
I can never turn down a good “enemies to lovers” story. Add in a beach vacation, and I’m there.

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling – May 28
I love when the real world and the magical collide, and this book promises to deliver with its high school witches.

Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik – May 28
You say “intense thriller set in the Amazon jungle,” I say “where do I buy?”

June

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert – June 4
The Eat, Pray, Love author returns to fiction with 1940s Manhattan, a flamboyant playhouse, and scandals galore. Sounds like a winning combination to me.

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson – June 4
Great Libraries and magical grimoires that transform into grotesque monsters? YES PLEASE!

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim – June 11
I’ve been told this is a must-read for anyone who loves to cook and enjoys a little magical realism in their lives.

The Summer Guests by Mary Alice Monroe – June 11
What happens when a eclectic group of strangers is forced to evacuate and ride out a hurricane together? We’re about to find out.

Kingdom of Exiles by Maxym Martineau – June 25
I had the pleasure to read an advance copy of this novel – advertised as Fantastic Beasts meets Assassin’s Creed – and LOVED IT! Definitely a must to add to your list.

July

We Came Here to Forget by Andrea Dunlop – July 2
A dual timeline narrative of a Olympic skier skyrocketing to success and the reinvention of herself in Buenos Aires. I dig it.

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai – July 2
I couldn’t say it better than this: “in which two rival dating app creators find themselves at odds in the boardroom but in sync in the bedroom.”

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – July 9
Project Runway meets Mulan. Enough said.

The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson – July 9
Crows are all the rage in YA fantasy right now, and magical, elemental ones might just be enough to get me over my fear of birds.

Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson – July 30
What happens when the past comes back with a vengeance – and driving a shiny red sports car? This innocent game just got deadly.

August

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A Craig – August 6 
I love fairytale retellings, and this promises to be a dark and lovely story of one of the more unique tales – filled with ghost and gods.

The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee – August 13 
A lady’s maid by day, a badass anonymous journalist taking on society injustice by night. What will Jo do when her enemies threaten to uncover her identity?

Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center – August 13 
I don’t think I’ve ever read about firefighters let alone a female firefighter. But I am HERE for it.

Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd – August 13 
I adored the first novel in this duology, and can’t wait to see what Anouk conquers next in this magical Parisian story.

Unbreak Me by Michelle Hazen – August 13
Give me a cowboy who bakes his way into MY kitchen please… Add in some New Orleans, and I am sold!

Did I miss any upcoming releases that you are super pumped about? Which of these are you most excited about reading? Let me know in the comments!

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