The first half of 2019 is promising some majorly hot books in the YA fantasy genre. With so many coming I thought I’d pick four of my favourites. I was lucky enough to read advances of these over the last month, my reviews are coming soon. But I can tell you… you’re in for a treat in 2019!
The much anticipated sequel to The Cruel Prince (which was easily one of my favourite reads in 2018) is almost here Australia! Holly Black does not disappoint with this sequel!
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong.
After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on. Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother’s deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.
2019 is looking amazing for YA Fantasy and I highly recommend you grab your hands on these titles in the new year! I know I’ll be re-reading these a few times over the next few months.
(Disclaimer: all opinions and recommendations here are my own and do not reflect nor represent my employer Allen and Unwin.)