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. Polk – Witchmark 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 Marsh – Reign 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?