January YA Releases & Debuts

So a new year is quickly approaching, and I am absolutely stoked for all the wonderful releases the new year is going to bring. Hopefully I get to spend more time reading next year – I’ve really missed my regular fix of fiction.

I have to admit, a lot of the books being released in the next few months are going to be amazing. This list is sixty-five books long, and I know for a fact that as the year unravels, the number is only going to get bigger.

My aim for next year is to try and read every book on my lists. Yes, this sounds like an impossible challenge, and I’m probably letting myself in for something terrible – but let’s see how long it lasts.

Week 01 – Jan 1st – Jan 6th

So the first week of January brings us five new YA reads – a wide range of genre and themes. I’m lucky enough to have a sneak peak at The Similars, one of 2019’s hottest debut releases.

DateBook TitleAuthor
Tue 1stThe SimilarsRebecca Hanover
Tue 1stThe Me I Meant to BeSophie Jordan
Thu 3rdEvermore (Everless #2)Sara Holland
Thu 3rdOh My GodsAlexandra Sheppard
Thu 3rdOutsideSarah Ann Juckes

Personally, I’m actually looking forward to all five of these releases. The only one I’m not one-hundred percent sure on, is Evermore by Sara Holland – purely because it’s fantasy and the second in a series. I’m going to attempt the first book, and if I like it, then I’ll be continuing with the new release on January 3rd.

The exciting thing is that The Similars, Oh My Gods and Outside are our first two debut author novels of the year! There’s a high standard to live up to, but I can see these ladies meeting the expectations.

Week 02 – Jan 7th – Jan 13th

Seventeen books are released this week, and quite honestly, I’m not sure about the compatibility of a lot of them with my personal reading preferences. However, I’m willing to give any book a try – so I hope you can too!

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 8thYou Won’t See Me Coming (BA, #3)Kristen Orlando
Tue 8thTwo Can Keep a Secret Karen M. McManus
Tue 8thThe Wicked King (Folk of the Air, #2)Holly Black
Tue 8thThe Girl KingMimi Yu
Tue 8thSlayerKiersten White
Tue 8thIn An Absent Dream (Wayward Ch, #4)Seanan McGuire

The first six books are already a pretty big deal, with debut author Mimi Yu’s The Girl King joining company with some pretty BIG young adult names!

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 8thWhite StagKara Barbieri
Tue 8thEven If I FallAbigail Johnson
Tue 8thTo Dream is to Die (Dead Dreamer, #1)Sarah Lampkin
Tue 8thAnaliese RisingBranda Drake
Tue 8thMatch Me If You CanTiana Smith
Tue 8thA Sky For Us AloneKristin Russell

Perhaps a lesser known bunch of releases, this set of six are more obscure, newer releases for newer authors. While only a few have grabbed my attention from this list, I’m looking forward to seeing whether the reviews correlate with the story.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 8thWhen the Truth UnravelsRuthAnne Snow
Thu 10thThe BindingBridget Collins
Thu 10thBlackberry and Wild RoseSonia Velton
Thu 10thWhiteoutGabriel Dylan

The last four of these books are going to be interesting when I get my hands on them. I’m actually quite interested in reading these – with When the Truth Unravels and Blackberry and Wild Rose both being debut novels.

Week 03 – Jan 14th – Jan 20th

Mid January promises some brilliant releases, with some of my favourite young adult authors releasing new works.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 15thThe Gilded Wolves (Gilded Wolves, #1)Roshani Chokshi
Tue 15thOur Year of MaybeRachel Lynn Solomon
Tue 15thEcho NorthJoanna Ruth Meyer
Tue 15thFamous in a Small TownEmma Mills
Tue 15thStainA.G. Howard
Tue 15thFirestarter (Timekeeper, #3)Tara Sim
DateTitleAuthor
Tue 15th96 Words for LoveRachel Roy
Tue 15thLet’s Go Swimming on DoomsdayNatalie C. Anderson
Tue 15thPretty in PunxsutawneyLaurie Boyle Crompton

Week 04 – Jan 21st – Jan 27th

So a lot of our new releases are published in this week, with so many catching my interest. I seriously don’t know how I’m going to afford all these books.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 22
The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2)Maureen Johnson
Tue 22Circle of Shadows (Circle of Shadows, #1)Evelyn Skye
Tue 22Imprison the Sky (Elementae, #2)A.C. Gaughen
Tue 22Undying (Unearthed, #2)Amie Kaufman
Tue 22Song of the Dead (Reign of the Fallen, #2)Sarah Glenn Marsh
Tue 22Someday We Will FlyRachel DeWoskin

Notable to mention, The Birds, The Bees and You and Me is another wonderful debut for this month. I’m REALLY excited to give it a read.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 22The Cold Is In Her BonesPeternelle van Arsdale
Tue 22Only a Breath ApartKatie McGarry
Tue 22The Birds, The Bees and You and MeOlivia Hinebaugh
Tue 22No One Here Is LonelySarah Everett
Tue 22Kingdom of Copper (Daevabad, #2)S.A. Chakraborty
Tue 22All Is FairDee Garretson

Both Our Child of the Stars and When All Is Said are debut releases. It’s also important to note, for all US readers, that When All Is Said won’t be available in the United States until March 3rd.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 22Ship of Smoke/Steel (Wells of Sorcery, #1)Django Wexler
Tue 22Cities of Dead (Casquette Girls, #3)Alys Arden
Tue 22Field Guide to the North American TeenBen Phillippe
Thu 24Our Child of the StarsStephen Cox
Thu 24When All Is SaidAnne Griffin

Week 05 – Jan 28th – Jan 31st

January 29th brings us sixteen releases, and it is also my twenty-first birthday. I can’t wait – it’s like a birthday present from each publishing house!

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 29thKing of Scars (Nikolai, #1)Leigh Bardugo
Tue 29thGoodbye, PerfectSara Barnard
Tue 29thRansacker (Beserker, #2)Emmy Laybourne
Tue 29thA Curse so Dark and LonelyBrigid Kemmerer
Tue 29thThe Lies & Love of Rukhsana AliSabina Khan
Tue 29thDeath Prefers BlondesCaleb Roehig
DateTitleAuthor
Tue 29thDream KeeperAmber Duell
Tue 29thSpinLamar Giles
Tue 29thCome Find MeMegan Miranda
Tue 29thThe Wild LandsPaul Greci
Tue 29thJust for ClicksKara McDowell
Tue 29thThe CeruleanAmy Ewing

In terms of debut author releases this week, we have four. This includes the highly antticpated The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, Just for Clicks, The Dead Queens Club and Here and Now and Then.

DateTitleAuthor
Tue 29thThe Music of What HappensBill Konigsberg
Tue 29thThe Dead Queens ClubHannah Capin
Tue 29thHere and Now and ThenMike Chen

That is my list of every young adult book coming to us in January 2019! Seen one you can’t wait to read? Let me know in the comments below.

Also, a massive thank you to Tale Out Loud for the information on next years debut authors! Go over to her page and give her a little bit of love.

Peace x

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