Top Ten Tuesday: 2019 Releases I’m On the Fence About

Hello, my fellow book lovers! Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. You can have a look at the future topics here! This week’s topic is:

February 5: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About (these are the books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not.)

When you click on the book’s title, you will be brought to the Goodreads page. Please let me know whether you are excited for these releases or not!

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A Girl Like That was one of my favourite books of 2019, even though I had some issues with it. I want to read more of Bhathena’s work, but The Beauty of the Moment sounds like it’ll have a heavy emphasis on the M/F romance. As badly as I want to pick this up, I doubt it’s going to be my cup of tea.

children of blood and bone

It was one of the biggest YA releases of 2018, but Children of Blood and Bone didn’t live up to the hype for me. I struggled reading it, didn’t think I would finish it, but quite enjoyed the finale. That said, I’m still not sure whether it was redeeming enough for me to pick up Children of Virtue and Vengeance.

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I love this cover! The Dreamers was released in January and has received nothing but praise. That’s why I’m intrigued in picking it up, but sadly, I usually struggle reading speculative fiction. I think this would be a great novel for readers who loved Station Eleven, which I unfortunately didn’t.

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Black Leopard, Red Wolf is released today and is described as an “African-inspired Game of Thrones”, which sounds awesome! I’m always excited for diverse fantasies. That said, I rarely pick up this genre though. Additionally, the protagonist is a male character, which I don’t read often. This novel is certainly still on my radar, but it’s not a priority. crown of feathers.png

Crown of Feathers is the first instalment in a new Young Adult fantasy duology starring queer characters, characters of colour and disability representation. All of this sounds amazing, but unfortunately, many readers who received ARCs ended up DNF’ing it or giving it a low rating. As I just mentioned, I don’t read a lot of fantasies, so this wouldn’t be at the top of my TBR anyway. I’ll keep an eye out for other reviews when this book is released next week, but I’m afraid the premise sounds better than the actual story…

These are some 2019 releases I’m not sure yet whether I am going to read. Are any of these books on your TBR?

Thank you for reading,


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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2019 Releases I’m On the Fence About

  1. Great post, Chelsea! I was one of the early readers who DNF’d Crown of Feathers at 60%, but I think that had a lot to do with the publisher than it did with the novel. The synopsis on Goodreads gives away SO much of the story; I was 60% in, and I still hadn’t hit a plot point the synopsis discussed which bothered me so much!

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