Happy New Year, badgery readers!
After doing all the book recaps of last year, it’s time for new beginnings and new book wishes. Don’t know from where to start? We thought it would be nice, to sum up, the most expected book releases of 2019. Here is our list of 7 books to look for this year.
The most anticipated books of this year
- “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” will soon come on the market on 5th of February. Part of the “Dark Star” trilogy, by Marlon James, the book combines history with mythology. And the great imagination of the author, as well. The novel continues the story of the first chapter of the tetralogy, where a mercenary has the mission of finding a missing child. Now, Tracker breaks his own rule of working all alone by getting some help from shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard. But on his way to finding the truth about the missing boy, he finds lots of obstacles and irregularities. So if you are looking for a breathtaking saga, which explores the limits of power and truth, here is a good book for you.
- “Machines like me”, to be released on 18th of April is the story of a woman and a man who happen to be in a love triangle with a “synthetic human”. The action happens in 1980s London, and unpicks the moral dilemma of love with a “perfect machine”. When Charlie buys a “synthetic human”, on his name Adam, he and his wife, Miranda, start designing the robot’s personality. And it transforms in a near perfect human. But when the love triangle forms, things are getting morally confusing. This book has all the chances to win the Booker prize-winning author venture into science fiction so, for us, it’s a must to read.
- Fan of the “Outlander” series? Diana Gabaldon announced the 10th book to come in 2019. It is called “Go Tell the Bees that I am gone”. The author didn’t say much about the subject of the book. Just that “Talking to your bees is a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians,” she writes. “You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes—because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.” Sounds interesting, isn’t it?
- “The Winter of the Witch” from the “Winternight Trilogy” is ready to be preordered, as the date release is January 8. Just following their adventures from previous books, The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower, Vasya and Morozko return to battling enemies mortal and magical to save both Russias. So what we know is that this book is a fantasy tale. The action takes place in medieval Russia, where we see old spirits, calm horses and invaders all together. If you want to follow the adventure of a true heroine, who fights for saving Russia from the all-too-human invaders, this is a very waiting book.
- “Gingerbread”, by the very awarded author Helen Oyeyemi is a book that people wait for so much. Starting from the mysterious place that gingerbread has on many old tales, the author creates an interesting story about family legacy. A true feast for the reader, the book has a recipe the inheritance. Date release is on March 5th.
- “The Testaments”, by Margaret Atwood is definitely one of the most anticipated books of 2019, as it is the sequel of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. So the wait will be over. The new book will be the answer we most expected after the final of the previous book. We will find out what happens to Offred’s future and what lays ahead of her: death, freedom or prison. The book will be available starting September 10th.
- “Golden Child” by Claire Adam is the last book we mention in our list and it’s the debut novel of the author. Set in Trinidad, the story follows the lives of a family. The family goes through difficult decisions and choices about scarcity, love, and loyalty. Starting from January 29, you can find the book on online and offline libraries.