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Today we are discussing recently published/popular novels in 2019 that I wish I had read this year!
I actually quite enjoyed researching this list as it gave me a good idea for the type of novels I want to read for 2020. It will give me a headstart of my Book Challenge as I am determined to not only complete it, but pass it with flying colours.
Now, lets stop rambling and lets get started with this list.
1. The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: January 2nd 2018
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Faires > Fae; Fiction; Romance; Fantasy > Magic; Paranormal > Faires
Rating: 4.16 / 5
Of course, I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
2. House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
Published: August 6th 2019
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult; Retellings
Rating: 3.99 / 5
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.
Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls’ lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.
Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn’t sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?
When Annaleigh’s involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it’s a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.
3. Weapon by Lynette Noni
Publisher: Pantera Press
Published: November 4th 2019
Genre: Young Adult; Fantasy
Rating: 4.48 / 5
The #1 bestselling WHISPER series concludes with WEAPON:
I already knew he was a psychopath. But now?
He’s more dangerous than ever.
And I have less than twenty-four hours to stop him.
After escaping Lengard and finding sanctuary with the Remnants, Alyssa Scott is desperate to save those she left behind ─ and the rest of the world ─ from the power-hungry scientist, Kendall Vanik. But secrets and lies block her at every turn, and soon Lyss is left questioning everything she has ever believed.
When long-lost memories begin to surface and the mysteries of her past continue to grow, Lyss battles to retain her hard-won control. Allies become enemies and enemies become allies, leaving her certain about only two things: when it comes to Speakers, nothing is ever as it seems… and the only person she can trust is herself.
4. Wicked Saints (Something Dark and Holy #1) by Emily A. Duncan
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Published: April 2nd 2019
Genre: Fantasy; Young Adult
Rating: 3.50 / 5
A girl who can speak to gods must save her people without destroying herself.
A prince in danger must decide who to trust.
A boy with a monstrous secret waits in the wings.
Together, they must assassinate the king and stop the war.
In a centuries-long war where beauty and brutality meet, their three paths entwine in a shadowy world of spilled blood and mysterious saints, where a forbidden romance threatens to tip the scales between dark and light. Wicked Saints is the thrilling start to Emily A. Duncan’s devastatingly Gothic Something Dark and Holy trilogy…
5. Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Published: July 9th
Genre: Young Adult; Horror; Mystery; LGBT; Fiction
Rating: 3.63 / 5
It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.
It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.
But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
Thank you all for reading, I hope you guys enjoyed. This was actually a pretty hard one to research as I was initially going for only recently 2019 published novels. But, there isn’t many that I haven’t read in the YA genre that was exclusively published this year that I could find online (that I wanted to read).
So, a few of these are not 2019 published, however they are popular 2019 novels, so it’s close enough.
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