10 2019 Releases I'm On the Fence About

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

There are so many amazing books releasing this year. And I can’t possibly read them all. Well, I could try but then my TBR would be long enough to fill its own bookstore. It’s not like I add all the new releases to my wishlist either. There are a few that I would like to read but I’m kind of unsure about.

The following list is in order by release date. Let me know if you’re planning on reading any of these. Or you’ve read them already and definitely recommend. Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week's topic is: Top 10 Upcoming Releases I'm On the Fence About:

Enchantée by Gita Trelease (2/5/19): This one releases today and I’m still not sure if I should pick it up. From the reviews I’ve read, they most have all been negative. But it’s set in France which is such a win for me. However, it’s not quite enough to nudge me into reading it.

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (2/26/19): There are two tracks this school will set you on: run a husband’s household or raising his children. Despite being the top student, Daniela’s enrollment circumstances is a lie. She also becomes a spy at one point. It’s categorized as a fantasy and I love my fantasy but I’m also very picky about my fantasy so I just don’t know.

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury (2/26/19): Anastasia retelling set in space. But science fiction is not my thing, which is why I haven’t read Heart of Iron which is also an Anastasia retelling set in space.

Killing November by Adriana Mather (3/26/19): An isolated boarding school that teaches the aspiring assassins, yes please. A student is murdered and everyone is pointing fingers at November. This sounds fantastic and the early reviews have raved highly about it. However, for some reason I’m still hesitant.

The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie (3/26/19): The synopsis doesn’t blatantly say pirates but Poe is the captain of a mining ship that now seeks revenge of those who wronged her. So pirates, right? Pirates are one of my favorite things. However, Ally Condie’s books are not—Matched and I did not click.

The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad (5/14/19): Why is fantasy so difficult to choose for me? This sounds amazing from what I’ve read about it but I also can’t even tell you what it’s about. Besides having a gorgeous cover, there was just too much and too little in the synopsis to really convince me to read it yet.

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra (5/21/19): A medical prodigy works in a hospital. She falls in love with a patient who was diagnosed with cancer. And I just don’t think I’m ready for this level of heartbreak.

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos (5/28/19): In Ruby’s family, when one comes of age, they will see a vision of who they will be when they die. “Who they will be,” what does that mean? Like will they die a doctor or will their vision be more obscure—they’ll die heartbroken. I just don’t know. I’m intrigued but not convinced yet.

Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud (7/30/19): Did someone say a prince in disguise? I’m here for it. Except the cheesy cover makes me think it’s a super young YA and I just don’t know about that, at the moment.

Living Doll by Lisa Brown (2019): This one sounds terrifying and I don’t know how it could be YA. It’s a graphic novel of conjoined twins. When an operation goes terribly wrong, one twin has to live with the deceased twin still attached. Like, what!

Which upcoming releases are you on the fence about?

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  1. Good luck with your decisions. It's always hard to know what to do with "maybe" books.

    This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. Hm, a sci-fi retelling of Anastasia?! That does sound interesting... I would be on the fence about that, too!

    xo, A Darker Shade of Rosie

  3. TRULY MADLY ROYALLY Is definitely not young YA. The protag is super mature and assured in herself. A very refreshing read.