Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out in 2019

Posted by Hayley on December 12, 2018

There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out next year!

To find these series, we rounded up the top 2019 sequels your fellow Goodreads can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. Below, we've featured the first book in each of these series—as well as the first line to give you a taste. Which ones pique your curiosity?


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: The Bear and the Nightingale
First line: "It was late winter in northern Rus', the air sullen with wet that was neither rain nor snow."

Book #3, The Winter of the Witch, hits bookshelves on January 8.


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Genre: YA mystery
First book: Truly Devious
First line: "Fate came for Dottie Epstein a year earlier, in the form of a call to the principal's office."

Book #2, The Vanishing Stair, hits bookshelves on January 16.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: Every Heart a Doorway
First line: "The girls were never present for the entrance interviews."

Book #4, In an Absent Dream, hits bookshelves on January 8.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: The Cruel Prince
First line: "On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a dark long coat hesitated in front of a house on a tree-lined street."

Book #2, The Wicked King, hits bookshelves on January 8.


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Genre: Romance
First book: Corrupt
First line: "He won't be here."

Book #2, Kill Switch, hits bookshelves on February 11.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: Truthwitch
First line: "Everything had gone horribly wrong."

Book #3, Bloodwitch, hits bookshelves on February 12.


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Genre: Science fiction
First book: Leviathan Wakes
First line: "The Scopuli had been taken eight days ago, and Julie Mao was finally ready to be shot."

Book #8, Tiamat's Wrath, hits bookshelves on March 26.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: Children of Blood and Bone
First line: "Pick me. It's all I can do not to scream."

Book #2, Children of Vice and Vengeance, hits bookshelves on March 5.


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Genre: Urban fantasy
First book: Moon Called
First line: "I didn't realize he was a werewolf at first."

Book #11, Storm Cursed, hits bookshelves on March 5.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: An Ember in the Ashes
First line: "My big brother reaches home in the dark hours before dawn, when even ghosts take their rest."

Book #4, not yet titled, hits bookshelves on April 18.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: Red Sister
First line: "It is important, when killing a nun, to ensure that you bring an army of sufficient size."

Book #3, Holy Sister, hits bookshelves on April 9.


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Genre: YA fantasy
First book: Caraval
First line: "It took seven years to get the letter right."

Book #3, Finale, hits bookshelves on May 7.


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Genre: Historical romance
First book: Wicked and the Wallflower
First line: "The Devil stood outside Marwick House, under the bleak shadow of an ancient elm, watching his bastard brother within."

Book #2, Brazen and the Beast, hits bookshelves on June 25.


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Genre: Science fiction
First book: Red Rising
First line: "The first thing you should know about me is I am my father's son."

Book #5, Dark Age, hits bookshelves on July 9.


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Genre: Fantasy
First book: The Black Prism
First line: "The assassination began with the scent of cloves."

Book #5, The Burning White, hits bookshelves on August 27.


What big sequels are you looking forward to? Come talk books with us in the comments!

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message 1: by Janine (last edited Dec 12, 2018 07:14AM) (new)

Janine Looking forward to Splintering Reality in March, Seeker in September, and more of the Stones of Terrene series by R.J. Metcalf. There's also the continuations of Colliding Skies, Saving Death and Empress Unveiled that don't have release dates yet, but hope to read in 2019.


message 2: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne I'm anxiously waiting for the next "Outlander" book by Diana Gabaldon!!


message 3: by Hugo (new)

Hugo Milian-Smith I just started watching “Outlander” on STARZ... I’m definitely buying the series in hardcover!!


message 4: by Gina (new)

Gina J.R. Ward has two books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prisoner of Night and The Savior


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim how is Brandon Sanderson not on this list?
:)


message 6: by Rouan (new)

Rouan How can Megan Whalen Turner's Return of the Thief not be on this list? This is the only book (so far) coming out in 2019 that I am waiting for.


message 7: by allyzkhadem (new)

allyzkhadem Still waiting for the Winds of Winter *sigh*


message 8: by Matthew (last edited Dec 12, 2018 01:03PM) (new)

Matthew Manchester James wrote: "how is Brandon Sanderson not on this list?
:)"


Thank you! Especially since "The Lost Metal" is coming out next year, and probably "Skyward 2".


message 9: by Eliesha (new)

Eliesha Can’t wait to read Dark Age by Pierce Brown


message 10: by Kat (new)

Kat Gina wrote: "J.R. Ward has two books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prisoner of Night and The Savior"

Three, actually. She also will have a Legacy book coming out in August! It's a great year for the BDB!


message 11: by Kat (new)

Kat The Mercy Thompson book has been moved to May.

Also, is the Sabaa Tahir book really coming out in April? That would be super if true (love that series), but I'm a little skeptical when it still doesn't have a title or cover. Seems like big releases usually have a lot more lead time than that.


message 12: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Gogocha You forgot the next Veronica Speedwell, A Dangerous Collaborationby Deanna Raybourn! It looks like it should be out March 12, 2019.

Can't wait!


message 13: by Philip (new)

Philip Here are 5 2019 releases that all readers of mystery series are anxiously waiting for!

Release: Friday, January 18, 2019 Dragonfly: A Sean O'Brien Novel by Tom Lowe

Release: Saturday, February 2, 2019 Shadow Puppet: A Dan Sharp Mystery by Jeffrey Round

Release: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Something Read, Something Dead: A Lighthouse
Library Mystery by Eva Gates

Release: Saturday, March 16, 2019 Flights and Falls: A B.C. Blues Crime Novel by R.M.
Greenaway

Release: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Turning Secrets: A Stonechild and Rouleau Mystery by
Brenda Chapman

I have 'em all on Pre-order!


message 14: by Christina (new)

Christina I’m so behind haha getting cruel prince for christmas then reading the sequel.
I NEED TO READ CHILDREN OF SMOKE AND BONE


message 15: by Zachary (new)

Zachary There's also supposed to be a new Brandon Sanderson book in the Mistborn Era 2 series! That's what I'm most looking forward to.


message 16: by Nico (new)

Nico AllyZ_ed wrote: "Still waiting for the Winds of Winter *sigh*"

me and you both!!


message 17: by Marion (new)

Marion Kingdom of Copper, Book 2 in the Daevabad Trilogy! January 22! :)


message 18: by Brenda (new)

Brenda Waworga Marion wrote: "Kingdom of Copper, Book 2 in the Daevabad Trilogy! January 22! :)" im second to this!!! definetly "KINGDOM OF COPPER"


message 19: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Winds of Winter by George RR Martin


message 20: by Denise (new)

Denise Outlander! Yes please, When is the next Book coming?


message 21: by Ina (new)

Ina Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff is currently my most anticipated release for 2019, especially since it was originally supposed to come out in 2018!


message 22: by Duncan (new)

Duncan Hod King for sure.


message 24: by Tina (new)

Tina Haigler The Shadow Glass by Rin Chupeco is coming out in 2019. It's the finale of The Bone Witch Trilogy. Also Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell is due for 2019. It's the sequel to Carry On. I can't wait 😊


message 25: by Laurie (new)

Laurie Letourneau Of all the series I have read, one of the very best is the Seven Sisters series by Lucinda Riley. Each sister is headed in a different place and you learn all about the history of that country. Fantastic series and excited her latest is coming out in Feb. It is book 5. I love historical fiction. Everyone I have recommended the series to really has enjoyed it.


message 26: by Momo (new)

Momo I am soooo excited for the next book in the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz.


message 27: by Eileen (new)

Eileen How about a list for us suspense junkies:

Lisa Gardner's "Never Tell" is coming out in February.
Lisa Scottoline's "Someone Knows" coming out in April and she surely has another Rosatto & DiNunzio installment coming in 2019.


message 28: by Kim (new)

Kim New Martin Walker book from the Bruno series and a new Maisie Dobbs also coming!


message 29: by Bob (new)

Bob I'm still waiting impatiently for Patrick Rothfuss to publish " Doors of Stone"... At this point, I think I'm a fool for believing in him.
Anyone else?


message 30: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Jeanne wrote: "I'm anxiously waiting for the next "Outlander" book by Diana Gabaldon!!"

Me, too!


message 31: by Barbara (new)

Barbara I am not-so-patiently waiting for Elly Griffiths' next Ruth Galloway Mystery.


message 32: by Monica (new)

Monica Bob wrote: "I'm still waiting impatiently for Patrick Rothfuss to publish " Doors of Stone"... At this point, I think I'm a fool for believing in him.
Anyone else?"


ME! I nearly posted a comment mentioning him myself. Maybe we'll get lucky.


message 33: by Donna (new)

Donna McEachran Jeanne wrote: "I'm anxiously waiting for the next "Outlander" book by Diana Gabaldon!!"

YES!!!!


message 34: by Donna (new)

Donna McEachran Hopefully waiting for the latest Jack West Jr book "Two something something" by Matthew Reilly!!


message 35: by Pauline Reardon (new)

Pauline Reardon Jeanne wrote: "I'm anxiously waiting for the next "Outlander" book by Diana Gabaldon!!"

Have we got a date yet?


message 36: by Charlotte (new)

Charlotte Harley I was waiting for MONTHS and MONTHS on Brian Lee Durfee's sequel to "The Forgetting Moon" of The Five Warrior Angels series. Holy sheep, I scored an ARC!!!! It is called "The Blackest Heart" and is huge and incredible. I will also be buying the hardcover when it comes out in February just because I am a total bookie freak and when something is this good you must have it in hardcover and include it in your KEEPERS shelves. Ah, yes, life is good and loving to read is a GIFT indeed. Merry Christmas!!


message 37: by Priyale (new)

Priyale Chandra S.A. Chakraborty's Kingdom of Copper, the sequel to City of Brass, comes out on 22 January. Eagerly waiting for it.


Audiblelovers.com Still waiting for the 3ʳᵈ Sam Drydon novel after “Runner “ (2014) and Signal“ (2015). Patrick Lees trilogy BREACH was great and I love the “Sam Drydon“ Series... I havent heard about it fir a while... Still not announced...


message 39: by Maryjane (new)

Maryjane hello I can't wait till john Sandford next pray book come out. also if anyone wants to be friend me feel free


message 40: by john fowler (new)

john fowler John waiting for Linda Is Plante dirty dozen due out shortly


message 41: by Dee (new)

Dee AllyZ_ed wrote: "Still waiting for the Winds of Winter *sigh*"

me too


message 42: by Oscar Omar (new)

Oscar Omar J.P. The Kingkiller Chronicles series, PSYCH!


message 43: by Hades (new)

Hades Winchester HW rulez


message 44: by Brenda (last edited Dec 23, 2018 02:40AM) (new)

Brenda Rezk Shattered Bonds in the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter


message 45: by Thomaskohner (new)

Thomaskohner So many interesting books! Sadly I don't have enough time so I read only https://educatingessays.co.uk/dissert... and similar stuff. Hope one day I'll get time for art literature.


message 46: by Mike (new)

Mike Bob wrote: "I'm still waiting impatiently for Patrick Rothfuss to publish " Doors of Stone"... At this point, I think I'm a fool for believing in him.
Anyone else?"


Don't know if you are a fool, but waiting on Rothfuss is a fools bet.


message 47: by Paul (new)

Paul Waiting for either The Winds of Winter or The Devil's Skating Rink, whichever comes first


message 48: by Fottex (new)

Fottex Doors of Stone? Maybe next year, I still have hope.


message 49: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Lyons Rothfiss, yes! Outlander book 9, more Bardego!!!


message 50: by Candace (new)

Candace Arnold Is the next installment in THE ONE by Nora Roberts coming out in 2019?? I sure hope so!!


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