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July to December ’19 Pre-Orders


It’s time for a pre-order post and I’m super excited by all the books that are being published throughout this second half of the year. They sound absolutely amazing, and I’m nearly willing time to speed up so that I can get my hands on them. I am fine with being patient and waiting, but sometimes it’s impossible and I might be getting a little close to that state right now. It could also be down to the fact YALC is around the corner, but this isn’t the time for that. It’s all about the pre-orders!

As there are seven to get through, let’s dive right in!

The Darker Arts by Oscar de Muriel.

The fifth instalment in the Frey and McGrey series, a Victorian-based detective series focused on crimes that may or may not be supernatural in nature. I have yet to read the fourth book (Loch of the Dead) but I have really enjoyed the first three in the series and I’m always interested to see what Oscar de Muriel comes up with next. He’s also a local author for me so it’s great to continue loving and supporting his books!

Date of Publication – 8th August

Lord of Secrets by Breanna Teintze.

I can’t quite remember how or when I stumbled across this book. All I know is that I was completely sold by the synopsis and it sounds like something I would absolutely love. Early responses to this sound very promising so I cannot wait to get my hands on it. I think out of all of the books, this is one I’m anticipating the most.

Date of Publication – 8th August

Tunnel of Bones by VE Schwab.

This is the followup to City of Ghosts and I’m really looking forward to exploring the depths of Paris with Cassidy and uncovering areas we might rarely see. I envisage creepiness, excitement and a whole lot of squealing on my part. I love books set in Paris so I have high hopes for this!

Date of Publication – 5th September.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow.

I knew absolutely nothing about this book until I heard Justine @IShouldReadThat talk about in one of her recent videos. From what she said, the only details I remember are multiple dimensions or being able to move through worlds via doors, and I’m totally here for that! It sounds as beautiful and incredible as it looks and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on it.

Date of Publication – 12th September

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen.

This is a new standalone by Tess Gerritsen and I’m very intrigued to see how she steps up the game from her last standalone, Playing With Fire, which kept me up all night because it was so good! It was one of my favourite books from 2016 and I’m saying this as someone who is not usually a fan of thrillers. For some reason I’m like a moth to a flame with Tess Gerritsen books and I’m praying this turns out to be just as good.

Date of Publication – 3rd October

The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman

This is the second instalment from this series that needs to blow me out of the water. I love His Dark Materials, it is one of my all-time favourite trilogies and I won’t lie that I was a little underwhelmed by The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. I still liked it, but it wasn’t the return to the series I hoped it would be. However, this time we get Lyra as the main character and that fills me with so much happiness because I love her. I’ve always wanted to know what happened after the end of The Amber Spyglass and hopefully we will now get that chance!

Date of Publication – 3rd October

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.

On re-reading The Night Circus a month or so ago, I was reminded how beautifully and magically Erin Morgenstern brings a story together and I’m very intrigued to see if she can do that again. However, looking at the synopsis and seeing words and phrases like “strange books,” “quests,” “masquerade balls” and “magical doorways,” my hopes are very high. All expectations for this will be high as the world has waited so long for this second novel and I guarantee it is on the anticipated-releases lists of many people! I think the fact that this is the first 2019 book I placed on pre-order says how I excited I am for this.

Date of Publication – 5th November.

That’s them. All my current pre-orders. I’m partially thinking that these will be the only books I haul because I’m tempted to have a post-YALC buying ban until the end of the year. I’ve not even minded my present ban so why not extend it and see what happens?

Anyway, that’s a ramble for another time.

Have you pre-ordered any books for the second half of the year?
If so, what’s on your list?

As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!

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