2019 Books We Can’t Wait For! (Giveaway!)

Here are some of the books we can’t wait for in 2019!

Hover over the covers to see what our reviewers said about each book.

Which books are you looking forward to this year? One commenter wins a book from our stacks.

VIGILANCE, Robert Jackson BennettTHE RUIN OF KINGS, Jenn LyonsBLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF, Marlon JamesKELLANVED'S REACH, Ian C. EsslemontTHE RAVEN TOWER, Ann LeckieMOON RISING, Ian McDonaldTHE DEEPEST BLUE, Sarah Beth DurstTIAMAT'S WRATH, James S. A. CoreySIXTEEN WAYS TO DEFEND A WALLED CITY, K.J. ParkerATLAS ALONE, Emma NewmanSTORM OF LOCUSTS, Rebecca RoanhorseA BRIGHTNESS LONG AGO, Guy Gavriel KayMIDDLEGAME, Seanan McGuireMAGIC FOR LIARS, Sarah GaileyEMPRESS OF FOREVER, Max GladstoneDARK AGE, Pierce BrownGIDEON THE NINTH, Tamsyn MuirTHE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY, Alix E. HarrowTHE STARLESS SEA, Erin Morgenstern


SHARE:  Facebooktwitterredditpinteresttumblrmail  FOLLOW:  Facebooktwitterrsstumblr

FanLit is a hobby for us, but it costs us money to run the site. You can help by using our links to purchase books at Amazon. Just click on our images of the book covers. It won't cost you any extra, but FanLit will get a referral fee for anything you buy (not just books). We use this money to pay for our domain names, hosting, software, and mailing books to giveaway winners. Thank you!

View all posts by

45 comments

  1. Noneofyourbusiness /

    I’m looking forward to Seanan McGuire’s “Middlegame”, because the concept is darkly intriguing and I can’t wait to see how it ends.

  2. Cody Brock /

    Definitely looking forward to Steven Erikson’s “The God is not Willing”. I really enjoy his writing.

  3. I’d like to add another book (for now) to this list, “The Dragon Republic” by R.F. Kuang.

  4. Pat Henning /

    Can’t wait for Vigilance by Bennett, and I’m dying to read Tiamat’s Wrath.

  5. The Distinguished Professor /

    Having “Luna: Wolf Moon”, I’m interested in how Ian McDonald’s “Luna: Moon Rising” continues the story.

  6. Sethia /

    I’m looking foward to Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence!

  7. Lady Morar /

    “Atlas Alone” by Emma Newman was already on my Goodreads want-to-read list.

  8. Lady Morar /

    BTW, the Amazon link for Hierophant by Robert Jackson Bennett doesn’t work.

    • Ah, that’s because the book isn’t on Amazon yet. I’ll remove the bad link. THanks!

    • Update: The reason Hierophant is not on Amazon yet is because it won’t be published until next year. I’ll take it out of our list. Here’s a tweet from the publisher:

      @JoFletcherBooks
      Replying to @FanLit @robertjbennett @CrownPublishing
      We’re delighted you’re excited, but you’ll have to wait just a little bit longer – current pub date is February 2020, but of course we’ll keep you updated. That might not be the title, either . . . but I promise, whatever it’s called, the sequel to FOUNDRYSIDE will be brilliant!

  9. Mary Henaghen /

    Middlegame for sure!!!!

  10. John Smith /

    I am looking forward to the “Prosper Redding” sequel. I liked the first book, but it did have a big glitch for me: our hero could have been completely safe at home, but needlessly and pointlessly endangered himself by insisting on going to school for no good reason.

  11. Akinwale Oshodi /

    Ian C. Esslemont’ Kellaved’s Reach. Can’t wait to read more about Dancer and Kellaved’s quests.

  12. Black Leopard, Red Wolf. It’s Marlon freakin James, you guys!

  13. Paul Connelly /

    Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence and Possessed By Demons by P. C. Hodgell. And to just a slightly lesser extent, The Unbound Empire by Melissa Caruso and (finally! in November!) The Broken Heavens by Kameron Hurley.

    But I have to buy Storm of Locusts just because the cover looks so totally awesome (though I wasn’t really that keen on Trail of Lightning). On the other hand, Gideon the Ninth sounds a lot more interesting than its cover.

    • Noneofyourbusiness /

      The title is actually in the more archaic form, By Demons Possessed.

  14. Kay‘s A Brightness Long Ago tops my list. I’m a huge fan of Kay’s work.

  15. SandyG /

    Storm Cursed by Patricia Briggs and Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

  16. Aleshia Brandon /

    Wanderers by Chuck Wendig and Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

  17. Of the ones above, my most anticipated would be a toss-up between Storm of Locusts and Atlas Alone. One not listed – The Rosewater Insurrection.

  18. OMG – The LUNA series is amazing.

  19. John Monahan /

    I’m especially looking forward to Storm of Locusts and Empress of Forever.

  20. Christopher Long /

    Definitely most looking forward to Storm Of Locusts. The first book was amazing.

  21. Giselle Rodriguez /

    STORM OF LOCUSTS!!!!!

  22. Elizabeth Kilcoyne /

    Magic for Liars sounds super neat.

  23. I’m keeping a list!

    Leckie, Raven Tower (Feb)
    Whalen Turner, Return of the Thief (Mar) (23 yrs since 1st book of series!)
    Roanhorse, Storm of Locusts (Apr)
    Kay, A Brightness Long Ago (May, already read as ARC)
    Hodgell, By Demons Possessed (May) (37 yrs since 1st book of series)
    Marks, Air Magic (June) (12 years in the making; 17 since first book in series)
    non-SF/F, Rozan, Paper Son (July) (Lydia Chin/Bill Smith)

    • Lady Morar /

      I looked for Air Magic by Marks but didn’t find it on Goodreads, so I did a Google and found the title was actually Air Logic.

  24. Ruth Arnell /

    New KJ Parker!

    • Ruth, I actually thought of you when I chose that book for this list. I remembered you saying you were going to assign one of Parker’s books for a class and I thought this one sounded like another good textbook.

  25. This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone!

  26. Robert Walther /

    I can not wait for Tiamat’s Wrath by James S. A. Corey

  27. Ooh! I keep a wishlist just for upcoming books.
    The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
    Luna: Moon Rising by Ian McDonald
    The Outside by Ada Hoffmann
    Starship Repo by Patrick S. Tomlinson
    Permafrost by Alastair Reynolds
    The Iron Dragon’s Mother by Michael Swanwick
    Children of Ruin by Adrian Tchaikovsky
    Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel by Neal Stephenson
    The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie
    Terminal Uprising (Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Book 2) by Jim C. Hines
    Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House Book 1) by Tamsyn Muir
    Ancestral Night (White Space Book 1) by Elizabeth Bear
    Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
    Finder by Suzanne Palmer
    Tangle’s Game by Stewart Hotston
    By Demons Possessed (Kencyrath) by P.C. Hodgell
    Edges (Inverted Frontier Book 1) by Linda Nagata
    Stealing Worlds by Karl Schroeder
    Tyger Burning by T.C. McCarthy

    • I just started reading Max Gladstone. The cover of Empress of Forever really throws me off. I thought it was a tie-in novel to Thor: Ragnarok at first. The headpiece reminds me of Hela’s!

  28. I’m really looking forward to reading King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo 😃 And also, The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali, The Boy Who Steals Houses and there are many others! I haven’t heard about the books you’ve listened but they definitely seem intriguing.

  29. SO MANY!
    Black Leopard, Red Wold; Empress of Forever;Raven Tower; etc; it’s going to be a great year!

  30. theresa n /

    The Deepest Blue is on my list.

  31. Aleshia Brandon, if you live in the USA, you win a book of your choice from our stacks.
    Please contact me (Marion) with your choice and a US address. Happy reading!

  32. fhms97 /

    definitely the starless sea!!

  33. Amy Mazzola /

    The Ruin of Kong’s looks amazing! Epic fantasy, complex characters, and an amazing plot! What else could you ask for?

  34. Amy Mazzola /

    The Ruin of King’s looks amazing! Epic fantasy, complex characters, and an amazing plot! What else could you ask for?

Review this book and/or Leave a comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *