13 New Must-Reads in January 2019

Happy New Year!

January is going to be a hot month for new releases. There is still a lot I want to read from previous years but there are also so many new books coming out that I am so ready for! I have heard about so many great books coming out in 2019 and I am beyond ready for them all. So without further ado let’s look at the new releases for January 2019 that I am looking forward too.

Book One: The Vanishing Stair

29589079This is the sequel to Truly Devious which in my opinion is very underrated, I love Truly Devious so much and have been looking forward to the next book in the series since shortly after the first book came out. This is an auto-buy for me and I intend to crack it open ASAP and find out all about what Stevie is up to at her fancy school and get back in on this mystery.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book! I also do not want to spoil anything for myself or people who have not read book one!

In the second book in the Truly Devious series, we start off back at Ellingham Academy where Stevie’s classmate is dead and the longtime mystery of the Ellingham family and the Truly Devious killer still unsolved. However, with all this danger Stevie’s parents demand she come home for her own safety. Once she is home King visits her and offers to take her back to Ellingham if she can help with his son and keeping him calm during the campaign. Stevie knows she is on the cusp of figuring things out.

Release Date: January 22, 2019 (Not Soon Enough)

Book Two: Girl King

35105833I have not read this book yet, but I have heard about it from several booktubers and seen some early reviewers on sites like Goodreads. I am very intrigued by the storyline and think the concept is very interesting! I am excited to give it a try!

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Sisters Min and Lu know their place in the dynasty, Min knows she will grow up in the shadow of her sister Lu, who is the heir to the throne. Until one day her father declares her cousin Set to be the heir instead of her. From here the two sisters both go on very different journeys, Lu works to get back what is hers. She works to get back the throne and Min stays at court. However, here a secret power begins to rise within her and forces her to make a choice.

Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Book Three: Circle of Shadows

35553692I am sooo excited for this release. I have started reading Evelyn Skye’s other series a while back and I really enjoyed what I got the chance to read. (I had it checked out from the library and had to return it). I do intend to order my own copies and spend the time to read the whole thing but in the meantime, I am beyond hyped for this new series. It sounds so amazing and I am totally here for it.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Sora and her Gemina Daemon are both apprentice warriors for the Society of Taigas, they were marked by the Gods to be trained in magic and to help protect the kingdom of Kichona. As Sora and Daemon are about to graduate they wish to prove themselves. They want to be part of the elite however, the kingdom has been free of violence since the Blood Rift Rebellion. On a standard scouting mission, Sora and Daemon come across a strange camp and decide to infiltrate it!

Release Date: January 22, 2019

Book Four: Slayer

34723130This is another book I am beyond excited for and have had my eye on for some time. I have been watching updates about it on Twitter from the author and I have just generally been excited for its release.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Nina and her twin sister are both attending the Watcher’s Academy a place where they are being trained to be guides for Slayers (girls who have supernatural strength that they can use to fight the forces of darkness). Nina’s mother is an important member of the Watcher’s council, however, Nina has not really embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle and tends to work as a medic. Then one day Nina’s life changes forever, because of Buffy the infamous Slayer (who her father died protecting). Nina has become the chosen one and the last Slayer ever.

Release Date: January 8th, 2019

Book Five: Death Prefers Blondes

39073399I have also not read this one yet (I have been reading ARCs just for a few months out from now). I just recently learned about this particular book but am excited to give it a go. It sounds like a fun casual read kind of like Royce Rolls was for me.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Teen socialite Margo leads a double life, during the day she dodges paparazzi and deals with her friends and the perks of fame. At night, she dodges cameras and guards to pull of thefts. However, Margo’s personal life changes and things take a turn for the worse when a job puts her crew at risk. How will the crew get out of this jam?

Release Date: January 29, 2019

Book Six: The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

36362234I only recently even heard about this book. I saw a picture of the cover on Instagram one day in my feed and I had to learn more. Something about the cover just really caught my eye. After that, I did some research and I am excited to read this, the story sounds fun and it sounds like something that would be right up my alley!

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Rukhsana is a 17-year-old girl who is doing the best she can to please her Muslim parents but she has just a short time left of dressing conservatively and keeping it in check for her parents before her new life at Caltech. But one day they catch Rukhsana kissing her girlfriend which in the Bengali community is not allowed. Her parents immediately whisk her off to Bangladesh where she is tossed into the world of arranged marriages and traditions. Then she finds her grandmother’s diary and it helps her gain some perspective on things and helps her find some courage to fight for herself.

Release Date: January 29th, 2019

Book Seven: Undying

26839798This is the second book in the Unearthed series by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. I have not yet read Unearthed but I do have the audiobook checked out from my local library. I may make it my next commute listen as I return to work Thursday. I have heard good things about Unearthed and I know fans are ready for book two.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Mia and Jules are trapped abroad the Undying’s ancient spaceship on a desperate race to warn their home planet of the danger that is headed towards them.

Release Date: January 8, 2019

Book Eight: Only a Breath Apart

39863269I have been waiting for this book since I listened to Katie McGarry’s other book in 2018 (see the review on my reviews page or Goodreads). I loved that story and I listened to it pretty quickly. So I am very excited for another story by her and to see what kind of trouble these characters can get into!

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Jesse is cursed or so the town folklore says. Jesse however, has a big problem of his own. The only way to inherit the farm and everything that means anything from his Grandmother is to win the approval of his childhood best friend Scarlet. Meanwhile, Scarlett is physic. Scarlett however, thinks that Gloria (the woman who says she is physic) is delusional. Scarlett’s real problem is her father, a man with irrational fears and a controlling attitude.

Release Date: January 22, 2019

Book Nine: The Similars

39109661I can not even tell you how much I want to read this book and how long I have waited for this book! I learned about it a long time ago and have been yearning for a copy ever since. This story just sounds like something I would really enjoy and I feel like I have waited forever for it to come out.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Everyone is talking about the clones and Darkwood academy. Who would make these six clones and why would they risk it all to break the law? Emma however, does not care. She only cares when Levi one of the clones comes face to face with her. Levi looks exactly like her dead best friend Oliver. He is even an exact DNA match. Emma really does not want anything to do with the clones or their school but she gets pulled further into their clique and their secrets with every passing day.

Release Date: January 1, 2019

Book Ten: Come Find Me

35065766I love Megan Miranda! I read some of her adult books before I started doing my book blog again or anything online with books and they absolutely had me engaged and interested. I have not read them all but when I found out she was writing a YA book I was beyond excited and ready to read whatever she had coming.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Kennedy a 16-year-old has survived an infamous family tragedy and now she is attempting to keep her brother’s search through the cosmos alive and well. One day a signal shows up on her brother’s telescope where no signal should be. In a neighboring area, Nolan is desperate to find out what happened to his brother who disappeared on the same day Kennedy’s brother had his weird signal. However, there has been no lead on his missing brother in two years until he sees a pattern coming from his room.

Release Date: January 29, 2019

Book Eleven: King of Scars

36307634Now I have to admit that I have not read Leigh Bardugo’s books yet, however, I have heard nothing but good things about them. They are also all on my TBR and I believe I even own a few. I just have yet to get to them. However, this list did not feel complete without including King of Scars!

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Nikolai has always been gifted but he wants no one to know what he endured during the war. Now there are enemies gathering and Nikolai has to find a way to keep up with things while stopping the rising threat.

Release Date: January 29, 2019

Book Twelve: The Wicked King

26032887Alright, I have another shame to admit. I have yet to read the Cruel Prince. I have a copy, I even have a bookmark in the copy. But I have not started it. I also have an audio copy. I promise to try to get to it this year. However, this seemed like another title that just could not be left off the list!

Since I plan to read this book hopefully soon or at least the first one I really did not want to spoil it for myself with the summary of the second. However, Goodreads is linked on the title if you wish to read the summary!

Release Date: January 8, 2019

Book Thirteen: Two Can Keep a Secret

38225791This is another book I am very excited for and I feel like I have waited forever not so patiently for. I love One of Us is Lying also by Karen McManus and I can not wait to see where the characters go in this one and I can not wait to read the other book she is writing.

Summary: **Since I have not read this book I have summarized the Goodreads and Amazon summary for this page so that you guys can have the most accurate ideas about the book!

Ellery has to move to Echo Ridge with her grandmother. A small town she has never been to but she has heard about. Her aunt went missing from there when she was only 17 and more recently a homecoming queen was killed. School has barely started when someone declares that homecoming is open season and to prove they mean business another student goes missing.

Release Date: January 8, 2019 (Not Soon Enough)

 

 

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