Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2019

I’m not quite sure I’m ready for summer to be over, but I’m definitely looking forward to some of these new fall releases!

Sapphire Flames by Ilona Andrews (August 27)

Ok, so technically Sapphire Flames should have been in my most anticipated releases of summer blog post, but I didn’t read the Hidden Legacy trilogy until after that list was already published, so I didn’t know yet that I would be anticipating this book so hard! I really loved the Hidden Legacy trilogy, and I can’t wait to see what Ilona Andrews has in store for Catalina’s story. The hints we’ve gotten in Wildfire and Diamond Fire make me think it’s going to be pretty awesome!

Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff (September 3)

I know I’ve been terrible about reading fantasy lately even though it’s one of my favorite genres, but you know there’s no way I’m missing out on the last book in the Nevernight trilogy! I’m not sure I’m mentally prepared for what Jay Kristoff has in store for us in Darkdawn, but regardless, I can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

Bringing Down the Duke by Ellie Dunmore (September 3)

I have been so highly anticipating this debut historical romance. I think some of it is the cover and some of it is the hype around all of Berkley’s releases lately, but I’ve been really looking forward to checking out Bringing Down the Duke. Fortunately, I’ve been able to read an early copy, and I’m happy to report that it’s as good as I was hoping it would be!

Major thanks to Jenica at Firewhiskey Reader for sending this my way after she finished reading the copy she won in a Goodreads giveaway. I didn’t know people actually won those! (Not seriously, but I enter all the time and never win, so I was half convinced they were a hoax before Jenica won.) Keep an eye out for my next arc roundup for more of my thoughts on Bringing Down the Duke.

Aurora Blazing by Jessie Mihalik (October 1)

After being so blown away by Polaris Rising, there was no way that Aurora Blazing wasn’t going to be included on this list! Besides, the hint at the end of Polaris Rising about the nature of Bianca and Ian’s relationship promised that this book was going to be pretty epic. I’m fortunate enough that I was able to read an arc of this one, and it’s honestly even better than I was hoping for! You’ll definitely want to get your hands on this one when it’s out in October. Again, keep an eye out closer to the release date for more of my thoughts.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (October 8)

As a huge Leigh Bardugo fan, anything she publishes belongs on my list of most anticipated. I do have to admit to being a bit nervous about Ninth House, though, as I don’t generally read stuff that gets pretty dark, so I’m not sure where this is going to fall on the scale of my comfort level. That said, Bardugo hasn’t steered me wrong yet, so I will definitely be checking this out!

Forever and a Duke by Grace Burrowes (November 26)

I was super impressed by Grace Burrowes’ first book in her Rogues to Riches story, which I featured in my post about crazy premises that actually work, and I’m excited to see what she has in store for the latest book in the series, Forever and a Duke. I’m not entirely sure what it’s about, but I’m also not sure it really matters? Basically, I’ve really enjoyed this series so far and I’m really looking forward to the next installment.

Honorable Mentions

There are a few books I want to shout out because they’re definitely on my radar, but that I don’t necessarily plan to read right away. The first one is Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee (September 3). I’ve enjoyed everything Mackenzi Lee has written so far, so while I’m not all that interested in a superhero/villain book, I suspect I’ll like this a lot.

I also want to spotlight The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan (September 24), the fourth book in the Trials of Apollo series. I’ve been having a harder time getting into Riordan’s books lately—I think I’m just starting to age out of them a bit. But I always wind up enjoying them once I pick them up, and after the way the third book ended, I definitely want to check this out.

Another book I’m excited to check out is Angel Mage by Garth Nix (October 1). I’m a HUGE fan of Nix’s Old Kingdom books and always like checking out his new releases. This one sounds like a pretty intense epic fantasy involving angel magic, and I’m excited to dive into it.

Last but not least, I want to mention Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert (November 5). Hibbert has been on my radar for a while and I have no excuses as to why I haven’t read her books yet because I’ve heard so many amazing things. Get a Life, Chloe Brown is her first book with Avon and it sounds like a lot of fun. Getting an arc of it at KissCon might finally be the push I needed to start reading Hibbert’s books!

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What books are you most excited to get your hands on this fall? Let me know in the comments!

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