Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Fresh on the Shelf - January 2019 Book Releases + Book Giveaway

Happy New Year, Cupcakes!

How was everyone's winter holiday?

I celebrated Christmas with family but, sadly, rang in the New Year with a sprained ankle (not fun!)
Luckily, I had plenty of books to keep me company, and had fun doing some binge reading. My binge read included The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan, The Wicked King by Holly Black, and Kakuriyo (vol.1) by Midori Yuma. Additionally, this Christmas I received a plethora of manga and books, both romance and young adult, and can't wait to binge read those, as well!

During December I did plenty of movie watching (ahem...AQUAMAN!) and sight-seeing. Below, is a video I edited and shared on Instagram of an incredible light display at someone's home in Toronto. Dubbed the "Desario House", they annually decorate their home in epic light displays and ask for visitors to offer a donation to the Sick Kid's Foundation. This was my first year seeing their light display.

Well, that was my December in a nutshell. Now speaking of January, there are plenty of exciting book releases heading our way - talk about ringing in 2019 in the best way possible! I'm eager to read Stain by A.G. Howard, The Similars by Rebecca Hanover,  A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer, Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills, and Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry. Which of the upcoming January 2019 titles are you most excited to read?

Happy Reading!📚


January 2019 YA Book Releases
Stain by A.G. Howard
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
The Birds, the Bees, and You and Me by Olivia Hinebaugh
Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
Dream Keeper by Amber R. Duell
The Lonely Dead by April Henry
Let's Go Swimming on Doomsday by Natalie C. Anderson
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
The Vanishing Stairs by Maureen Johnson
The Girl King by Mimi Yu
Slayer by Kiersten White
White Stag by Kara Barbieri

Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer
In an Absent Dream by Seanan McGuire
Song of the Dead by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Dead Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig
The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Undying by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson

Our Years of Maybe by Rachel Lynn Solomon
The Cold in her Bones by Peternelle Van Arsdale
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
Even if I Fall by Abigail Johnson
The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
Firestarter by Tara Sim
Spin by Lamar Giles
Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler

Imprison the Sky by A.C. Gaughen
All is Fair by Dee Garretson
Come Find My by Megan Miranda
A Sky For Us Alone by Kristin Russell
Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith
The Me I Meant To Be by Sophie Jordan
Ransacker by Emmy Laybourne
The Music of What Happens by Bill Konigsberg


Giveaway (International)

The giveaway is for one copy of a January 2019 book release of your choice at a value of $25CDN or under. One winner will be selected from all valid entries. Open to anyone who can internationally receive shipments from The Book Depository. I am not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged books received. Please fill in entries accordingly for a valid entry.
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Happy reading and good luck! ^_^

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Happy Reading,


  1. I'm very excited for The Wicked King, King of Scars, the 4th Ember in the Ashes book, anything Maggie Stiefvater might release... and there's a bunch of debuts that sound incredible, too!!
    - Reese

  2. I'm particularly looking forward to King of scars, girl king and kingdom of copper.

  3. I'm really excited to read The Gilded Wolves.

  4. I am just iching to read king of scars!

  5. Super excited for King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo, The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi and Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry.
    Thank you for a generous giveaway!!

  6. I'm excited for King of Scars and Stain