Top Ten Tuesday: 2019 Releases I’m Debating About Reading

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is 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.) This list could go on and on and on. There are always books I’m on the fence about. I’ve been trying not to read books based solely on hype this year, but I know there will be some I will read because of that. Here are ten I can’t decided about.

The Wicked King by Holly Black: I’m in the minority when it comes to The Cruel Prince. I did not like it until probably the last 50ish pages (and even then it was predictable), which annoyed me. Even though this book is already out, I can’t decide if I want to bother reading it now or ever.

Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian: Ash Princess wasn’t the best book ever, but I enjoyed my time reading it. It’s been several months, though, and I don’t recall a lot about it so I’m back and forth about reading the sequel.

Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond: I’m intrigued that Stranger Things is popular enough to warrant novels, but I’m not that interested in the plot for this one. It may provide us answers, but it’s also a novelization of a TV show and sometimes those are hit or miss. I’d rather just watch season three.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi: Like with The Cruel Prince, I’m in the minority when it comes to Children of Blood and Bone. It’s not a bad book, but I expected more from the hype surrounding it. I can’t decide if reading the sequel will be worth my time.

Warrior of the Wild by Tricia Levenseller: I’m one of the few that was not impressed or swooned or whatever by Daughter of the Pirate King. I never read the sequel. But this book is about vikings and I need more viking inspired stories in my life. What to do, what to do…

Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye: I haven’t read a book by Evelyn Skye yet, but the cover of Circle of Shadows looks so cool. I’m just not sure about the synopsis.

King of Fools by Amanda Foody: Ace of Shades was a fun book even if parts of it annoyed me. (Levi, it’s because of Levi.) But I can’t decide if I want to commit to an entire trilogy.

Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy: Mention ‘King Arthur in space’ and I’m there. Mostly. I’m always wary of YA retellings because they are either fantastic or terrible.

Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury: It’s been a while since Jessica Khoury published a book, but I’m kind of over the whole “Anastasia” retelling… especially since this is set in space and Ashley Poston wrote a similar book last year. I can’t decide.

Rise by Ellen Goodlett: Rule was a so-so read for me. It had a lot of cool elements, but some of the writing and repetition bogged the story down. I haven’t decided if I want to continue with the sequel. But gosh, the cover is gorgeous.

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4 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 2019 Releases I’m Debating About Reading

    • Interesting! I wonder what about this book is making people second guess reading it. I thought it sounded like something a lot of people would be interested in reading.


  1. There’s a Stranger Things novel? That seems… odd. So much of what worked for that show was the visuals. I’m sure it could be a great book, depending on the writing style, but I agree that I’d rather just watch season three.

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    • It’s apparently about Eleven’s mom and the experiments she went through. Which is like… okay, I have questions about it, but I’d rather get answers through the show, not a book. I agree that the show does rely on visuals, so I’m curious if it’ll be worth reading.

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