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T5W: Anticipated 2019 Sequels

Top 5 Wednesday is a goodreads group created by Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and now hosted by Sam (thoughtsontomes). This week’s topic is Most Anticipated 2019 Releases.

If you can’t narrow it down, give your selections for only the first half of the year or even just for winter 2019.

I will write a list about my most anticipated new releases for 2019 in January, because there are too many; today I’m only going to talk about sequels.


Sequels of Favorites

Stormsong by C.L. PolkWitchmark is getting an f/f sequel. I can’t. I want this now. I didn’t even love Grace that much in the first book but I want to read this now, I loved Witchmark so much. If you don’t know, Witchmark is a gorgeous m/m mystery fantasy book that is very underrated and you should read it.

The House of Sundering Flames by Aliette de Bodard – this series gets gayer with every book, I love it. I don’t know exactly what this will be about because it’s a companion series and every book follows a different House – I think it’s Harrier this time – but anyway: fallen angels and Vietnamese dragons in post-apocalyptic historical Paris! It’s my most anticipated sequel for 2019, and after reading The House of Binding Thorns, how could it not be.

Ruse by Cindy Pon – one of the best YA sci-fi books I’ve ever read is getting an f/f sequel! I loved Want in 2017. More Lingyi, more Iris, more Daiyu (…I love Daiyu) and also I’ve heard this is set in Shanghai. I love Cindy Pon’s descriptions, she makes me feel as if I were there with the characters.


More Fantasy Sequels

The Wicked King by Holly Black – If you follow this blog, you know I didn’t love The Cruel Prince. I think it was a combination of it having a bully romance, which is something I really don’t like (I can’t believe I forgot to talk about it in my anti-buzzwords post) and the hype ruining it for me. However, I actually think I’m going to like this sequel? There shouldn’t be much bullying anymore and I love evil faeries. I hope.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence – The third and final book in Red Sister‘s series! I loved the first book, liked the second and now the third is coming and I can’t wait. Also, I love this cover (I hate the other one and I like to pretend it doesn’t exist). I’m afraid it will have a forced m/f romance in it and also disappoint me because that’s what third books tend to do, but I try not to expect the worst.

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty – more political intrigue in Daevabad! After the ending of The City of Brass, I need to know more. I don’t know if I will read it soon – probably not, maybe I’ll wait until the third book is closer because these books are so long – but I’m invested now.


Some Miscellaneous Sequels I Also Care About

In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire – I have rated all books in this series differently. Every Heart a Doorway was a five, Down Among the Sticks and Bones was a two, Beneath the Sugar Sky was a four. Will this follow the trend and be a three? I really hope it won’t be an one.

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum – m/f and m/m books I loved in 2017-2018 getting f/f sequels in 2019 is my favorite trend of the year. Anyway, this is a companion sequel to The Wicker King, and I hope it’s just as weird. Who doesn’t want gays in space? I certainly do.

Amnesty by Lara Elena Donnelly – the first two books destroyed me and I need an ending! One that isn’t hopeless! The first book haunts me, I deserve happiness.


Sequels I’m on the Fence About

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden – I really want to know how this series ends because I loved the first book, but the second one was disappointing and I don’t know how I’ll feel about this. Maybe I’ll wait and see what reviews say?

Jade War by Fonda Lee – I love the characters and I want to know more about this world but this is going to be even more stressful, the mafia similarities will continue to make me uncomfortable, and I didn’t even like Jade City‘s ending. I don’t know. I’ll probably try it and see how it goes.

Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn MarshReign of the Fallen was a good book whose writing I didn’t love. I don’t know if I want to read the sequel, but I want to support f/f fantasy, so maybe I will.


What are your most anticipated sequels for 2019?

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5 thoughts on “T5W: Anticipated 2019 Sequels

  1. I didn’t know The Weight of the Stars was a companion to The Wicker King? Now I definitley want to read that one! I’m super excited for The Winter of the Witch, even though the second book wasn’t my favorite either. I love Vasya so much. Greystar also sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful!

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    1. I think TWotS will involve in some way the child of some of the characters from The Wicker King? Or so I’ve heard. I am hesitantly hopeful about The Winter of the Witch, I may have been disappointed but I still want to know how it ends.

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