32 Young Adult Books Releasing In 2019 On My TBR

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Polaris Rising by Jessie Mihalik

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


by Jessie Mihalik
Series: Consortium Rebellion #1
Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: February 5th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

I tend to shy away from science fiction books because the worlds and concepts can run right over my head. Still, there was something about Polaris Rising that got me intrigued. I'm so happy my gut told me to pick this book up! As it turns out, I just need my science fiction novels to have a strong romance for me to be invested, and Polaris Rising delivered on the romance front.

The Fearless King by Katee Robert

Monday, January 28, 2019


by Katee Robert
Series: The Kings #2
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: February 5th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

At this point, it's safe to say that Katee Robert is one of my go-to romance authors. I can always expect to deliver swoony and steamy reads with a good dose of complicated family dynamics. The Fearless King was another one of her books that I just about inhaled. It was just so good!

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Playing for Keeps by Jill Shalvis

Thursday, January 24, 2019


by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #7
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: January 22nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

After seven books and a few novellas, this series has become a comforting presence in my reading life. Jill Shalvis has written a warm and loving series that I envision myself re-reading over and over again. Playing for Keeps was another lovely addition to this series. It was a story about two people who don't seem to fit all that well together, but who are pushed towards each other because of a funny dog.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


by Kristen Simmons
Series: Vale Hall #1
Genres: Contemporary, YA
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: February 5th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

What an entertaining read! I've always enjoyed Kristen Simmons books and she continues to write stories that are very easy to sink into.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal

Monday, January 21, 2019


by Soniah Kamal
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Women's Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: January 22nd 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

As a fan of all things Pride & Prejudice, I was very excited to read Unmarriageable, pitched as Pride & Prejudice set in Pakistan. Unmarriageable was a lovely and nostalgic read.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Matchmaker's List by Sonya Lalli

Thursday, January 17, 2019


by Sonya Lalli
Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Adult
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: January 22nd 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷

Any time I hear about a brown romance author coming up with a new romance read, I am more than excited. As a brown woman, the feelings that I get seeing someone like myself being represented in a book with a happily ever after are just magical. I have been excited for The Matchmaker's List for precisely that reason since early last year. I wanted so much out of this book and ultimately, these expectations wound up being crushed.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


by Brigid Kemmerer
Series: A Curse So Dark And Lonely #1
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: January 29th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

I've been closely following Brigid Kemmerer's books since her debut series. She's one of those authors that I will stop drop everything to read from despite my waning interest in YA lately. With every book, she only seems to improve. With A Curse So Dark and Lonely, she takes a stab at one of my favorite fairytales, Beauty & The Beast, and I'm happy to say, she nailed it.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday

Monday, January 14, 2019


by Jenny Holiday
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Forever Romance
Publication Date: January 29th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★1/2
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷1/2

Loved, loved, loved this book! This series has been nothing but pure fun for me. Not only have they got deliciously swoony romances, but the books feature one of the most amazing groups of fictional girlfriends. With Three Little Words being the last book in the series, I was quite sad to dive into it, but Jenny Holiday made it such a treat to devour this story. If you're ever in the mood for fun contemporary romances, the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series should be at the top of your lists.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Thursday, January 10, 2019


by Alyssa Cole
Series: Reluctant Royals #2.5
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: January 8th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Alyssa Cole has been nailing it with this series. All of the books have been charming beyond words and this sweet little novella was no different. It's a second chance romance that made my heart soar! I already knew and adored Likotsi from the first book, but I grew to love her even more here. I don't quite know how Ms. Cole did it, but she managed to create fully fleshed-out characters in this short novella.


by Emma Mills
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Macmillan
Publication Date: January 15th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Emma Mills has yet to disappoint me with her books. Every book of hers manages to charm me in every way and Famous in a Small Town was no different. Mills' biggest writing strength is friendship. I have adored one of her main characters so far, but for me, what take her books to the next level are the depictions of friendships. Sophie and her group of friends were a joyous and interesting bunch, who were all so well-developed. As we get to know Sophie, we also get to know her friends and their impacts on her life. I also love how true Emma Mills' books ring true. I may no longer be a teenager, but the natural chemistry between the characters, the ups and downs they go through and just the flow of their conversations was very reminiscent of my teen days. I love that even though I'm moving further away from my teen years now, I can still very much relate to the characters and their circumstances. Sophie herself as the main character was a delight. She had me smiling at her sarcasm and had my heartwarming with the love that she had for her small town. I feel like in a lot of these books that take place in small towns, the characters can't wait to get out, so it was sweet and refreshing to see Sophie speak about how much she loved her town and how far she was willing to go for it. As with Emma Mills' other books, we have another great slow-burning romance between Sophie and the new boy next door, August. He was quiet and shy, but so adorably precious. I loved watching him and Sophie interact and become close to each other. It was 100% one of the sweetest teen romances I have ever read. There was also a thread about a country star and her secrets that Emma and her friends slowly discover throughout the book, but I won't delve too much into that as I have to leave something for you all to look forward to! :) All in all, Famous in a Small Town was a book that had me compulsively turning the pages, which isn't something that hasn't happened to me in a long time. Fans of Emma Mills will not be disappointed with this read!

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet

Monday, January 7, 2019


by Amanda Bouchet
Series: Endeavor #1
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 1st 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

Science fiction romance novels aren't all that popular, so I was excited to hear that Amanda Bouchet was coming up with a fun space opera. Nightchaser was a good start to this new series that I'm looking forward to reading more from.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

The One You Fight For by Roni Loren

Thursday, January 3, 2019


by Roni Loren
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #3
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: January 1st 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

After loving the first two books in The Ones Who Got Away series, I was so excited to get to The One You Fight For, even more so, after seeing the gorgeous couple on the cover. This series tackles the aftermath of a school shooting, so it's not always easy to read given how prevalent gun violence is in the US, but the romances bring a lightness to the story and the characters are so empowering. It's certainly a series I see myself re-reading over and over again just because of how it makes me feel.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

The Earl I Ruined by Scarlett Peckham

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


by Scarlett Peckham
Series: The Secrets of Charlotte Street #2
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: December 11th 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Scarlett Peckham came out of nowhere and bowled me over with her debut, The Duke I Tempted. I knew while reading that book that historical romance readers were going to be blessed with a great addition to the family, and that feeling was only confirmed with The Earl I Ruined. What a fantastic book this was! It was addicting, romantic and just pure fun.