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Anticipated 2019 Spring Releases!

Hey everyone! It’s April and so, it’s time for BookEnding Spring hosted by Sam @FictionallySam and Clo@BookDragons. You can check out the announcement post over here.

I am delighted to be chosen as one of the hosts and this is my first prompt: Anticipated Spring 2019 releases.


-By Tahereh Mafi 


Expected Release Date: April 2nd, 2019 

The gripping fifth instalment in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Shatter Me series. Will Juliette’s broken heart make her vulnerable to the strengthening darkness within her?

Juliette’s short tenure as the supreme commander of North America has been an utter disaster. When the children of the other world leaders show up on her doorstep, she wants nothing more than to turn to Warner for support and guidance. But he shatters her heart when he reveals that he’s been keeping secrets about her family and her identity from her—secrets that change everything.

Juliette is devastated, and the darkness that’s always dwelled within her threatens to consume her. An explosive encounter with unexpected visitors might be enough to push her over the edge.


-By Ashley Poston


Expected Release Date: April 2nd, 2019 

The Prince and the Pauper gets a modern makeover in this adorable, witty, and a heartwarming young adult novel set in the Geekerella universe by national bestselling author Ashley Poston.

Imogen Lovelace is an ordinary fangirl on an impossible mission: save her favourite character, Princess Amara, from being killed off from her favourite franchise, Starfield. The problem is, Jessica Stone—the actress who plays Princess Amara—wants nothing more than to leave the intense scrutiny of the fandom behind. If this year’s ExcelsiCon isn’t her last, she’ll consider her career derailed.

When a case of mistaken identity throws look-a-likes Imogen and Jess together, they quickly become enemies. But when the script for the Starfield sequel leaks and all signs point to Jess, she and Imogen must trade places to find the person responsible. That’s easier said than done when the girls step into each other’s shoes and discover new romantic possibilities, as well as the other side of intense fandom. As these “princesses” race to find the script-leaker, they must rescue themselves from their own expectations, and redefine what it means to live happily ever after.


– By Joan He


Expected Release Date: April 9th, 2019 

Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, dreaming of an unremarkable life. But when her beloved father is found dead, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of a surprisingly unstable kingdom. What’s more, Hesina believes that her father was murdered—and that the killer is someone close to her.

Hesina’s court is packed full of dissemblers and deceivers eager to use the king’s death for political gain, each as plausibly guilty as the next. Her advisers would like her to blame the neighbouring kingdom of Kendi’s, whose ruler has been mustering for war. Determined to find her father’s actual killer, Hesina does something desperate: she enlists the aid of a soothsayer—a treasonous act, punishable by
death, since magic was outlawed centuries ago.

Using the information provided by the sooth, and uncertain if she can trust her family, Hesina turns to Akira—a brilliant investigator who’s also a convicted criminal with secrets of his own. With the future of Yan at stake, can Hesina find justice for her father? Or will the cost be too high?


-By Jay Kristoff


Expected Release Date: May 7th, 2019 

From the internationally bestselling authors of THE ILLUMINAE FILES comes an epic new science fiction adventure.

The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy.

They’re not the heroes we deserve. They’re just the ones we could find. Nobody panic.


-By Sandhya Menon


Expected Release Date: May 14th, 2019 

Ashish Patel didn’t know love could be so…sucky. After he’s dumped by his ex-girlfriend, his mojo goes AWOL. Even worse, his parents are annoyingly, smugly confident they could find him a better match. So, in a moment of weakness, Ash challenges them to set him up.

The Patels insist that Ashish date an Indian-American girl—under contract. Per subclause 1(a), he’ll be taking his date on “fun” excursions like visiting the Hindu temple and his eccentric Gita Auntie. Kill him now. How is this ever going to work?

Sweetie Nair is many things: a formidable track athlete who can outrun most people in California, a loyal friend, a shower-singing champion. Oh, and she’s also fat. To Sweetie’s traditional parents, this last detail is the kiss of death.

Sweetie loves her parents, but she’s so tired of being told she’s lacking because she’s fat. She decides it’s time to kick off the Sassy Sweetie Project, where she’ll show the world (and herself) what she’s really made of.

Ashish and Sweetie both have something to prove. But with each date, they realize there’s unexpected magic growing between them. Can they find their true selves without losing each other?

So what books are you all excited to be released this Spring? Have you heard of any of these? Do you want to read them too? Tell me in the comments below! 


21 thoughts on “Anticipated 2019 Spring Releases!

  1. I love your anticipated releases, thank you for being the first host up, I’m so excited to do this event! I really love the cover for Defy Me but I hadn’t heard of the series until this instalment so it looks like I may have some backtracking to do before I get to it, and I’m super excited for DotC and AR too!! Can it be the 9th already so we can have Joan He’s book?!

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    1. Thank you!
      Ah, really? I had read the first 3 a long time ago so I need to reread them before reading the 4th one and then Defy me… I hope you enjoy the seies.
      And oh my god, yes! I am itching to finally be able to read it!

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  2. I’ve heard about some of these books listed but I think the only one i plan to read is Defy Me. Other books I’m exited for are The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1.

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    1. OH, I love Cassandra Clare too! And I’m excited for the Red Scrolls of Magic but I need to reread the Dar Artifices before I start fo with anythign more by her.
      Hope you love all these books! xx


  3. Eeeeeek, I still need to read the Shatter Me series but like all the covers are gorgeous and I HAVE A THING FOR EYES OK EYES ARE BEAUTIFUL I LOVE DRAWING THEM AND THE COVERS ARE STUNNING

    I’m also excited for DOTC now, thanks to Soph, Izzy, Sam and Kal haha, so I’ll probs waddle over and buy it when it comes out. OH AND CAITS BOOK COMES OUT IN APRIL AAAAAH I AM STOKED FOR CAIT’S BOOK TOO!

    Thank you so much for being our first host, loved this prompt ❤

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    1. Haha, they are amazing on the inside too – the Shatter Me series and you should totally read them ASAP!

      AH!!!! ME TOO. How the hell did I forget to mention it?
      *shakes head at self and goes to order it*

      Thanks for letting me be a host for Book Ending Spring!


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