Curious what fantasy novels should be on your radar this year? This is a list of book releases I am most excited about for the second half of 2019 (you can also check out the January – June list).

This list is mostly young adult (YA) fantasy but there are also a few other things of interest peppered in. September and November are particularly heavy release months, and as usual, December is pretty sparse. All links are to the goodreads page for each book. Happy reading!


Queen of Ruin (Grace and Fury, #2) by Tracy Banghart – July 2 (YA fantasy)
The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair – July 2 (YA fantasy)
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson – July 2 (YA fantasy)
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim – July 9 (YA fantasy)
Wilder Girls by Rory Power – July 9 (YA)
Dark Age (Red Rising Saga, #5) – July 30 (Sci-fi)
The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee – July 16 (YA fantasy)
Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells – July 16 (YA fantasy)
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen – July 30 (YA fantasy)



Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2) by Mary E. Pearson – August 6 (YA fantasy)
A Dress for the Wicked by Autumn Krause – August 6 (YA fantasy)
Beasts of the Frozen Sun by Jill Criswell – August 6 (YA fantasy)
House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig – August 6 (YA fantasy)
Sea Witch Rising (Sea Witch, #2) by Sarah Henning – August 6 (YA fantasy)
The Dragon Republic (The Poppy War, #2) by R.F. Kuang – August 6 (fantasy / historical)
Midnight Beauties (Grim Lovelies, #2) by Megan Shepherd – August 13 (YA fantasy)
Bright Star by Erin Swan – August 13 (YA fantasy)
Into the Hourglass (The Evermore Chronicles, #2) by Emily R. King – August 20 (YA fantasy)
Crown of Coral and Pearl by Mara Rutherford – August 27 (YA fantasy)
Flame of the Dark Crystal (Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, #4) – August 6 (YA fantasy)
RAGE by Cora Carmack – August 27 (YA fantasy)
Wild Savage Stars (Sweet Black Waves, #2) by Kristina Perez – August 6 (YA fantasy)



There Will Come a Darkness by Katy Rose Pool – September 3 (YA fantasy)
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young – September 3 (YA fantasy)
Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle, #3) by Jay Kristoff – September 3 (YA fantasy)
Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin – September 3 (YA fantasy)
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron – September 10 (YA fantasy)
Sword and Pen (The Great Library, #5) by Rachel Caine – September 3 (YA fantasy)
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett – September 3 (YA fantasy)
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackeni Lee – September 3 (YA fantasy)
Stormrise by Jillian Boehme – September 10 (YA fantasy)
A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth – September 10 (YA fantasy)
Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan – September 10 (YA fantasy)
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas – September 10 (YA fantasy)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow – September 10 (fiction / magical realism / fantasy)
Steed Tide (Seafire, #2) by Natalie C. Parker – September 17 (YA fantasy)
The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams – September 17 (YA fiction / paranormal)
Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, #2) by Beth Revis – September 24 (YA fantasy)
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones – September 24 (YA fantasy)


Shadow Frost by Coco Ma – October 1 (YA fantasy)
Angel Mage by Garth Nix – October 1 (YA fantasy)
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis – October 1 (YA fantasy)
Crier’s War by Nina Varela – October 1 (YA fantasy)
Into the Crooked Place by Alexandra Christo – October 8 (YA fantasy)
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh – October 8 (YA fantasy)
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco – October 15 (YA fantasy)
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda – October 15 (YA fantasy)
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi – October 15 (YA fantasy)
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon – October 29 (YA fantasy)
Beyond the Black Door by A.M. Strickland – October 29 (YA fantasy)
A River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy – October 1 (YA fantasy)
The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah – October 29 (YA fantasy)


A Constellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Songs from the Deep by Kelly Powell – November 5 (YA fantasy)
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Find Me Their Bones (Bring Me Their Hearts, #2) by Sara Wolf – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Sisters of Shadow and Light by Sara B. Larson – November 5 (YA fantasy)
Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao – November 5 (YA fantasy)
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson – November 12 (YA fantasy)
The Sky Weaver (Iskari, #3) by Kristen Ciccarelli – November 12 (YA fantasy)
Coral by Sara Ella – November 12 (YA fantasy)
Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao – November 19 (YA fantasy)
The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3) by Holly Black – November 19 (YA fantasy)
Eight Will Fall by Sarah Harrien – November 26 (YA fantasy)
Starsight (Skyward, #2) by Brandon Sanderson – November 26 (YA fantasy)
*also not pictured here, Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh – Novembr 12


Children of Virtue and Vengreance (Legacy of Orïsha #2) by Tomi Adeyemi – December 3 (YA fantasy)
Diamond and Dawn (Amber and Dusk, #2) by Lyra Selene – December 3 (YA fantasy)

… and, that’s all for December, that I know of at them moment.

Did I miss something major? Let me know in the comments below! And of course, I’d love to hear which of these you’re most looking forward to : )
– Naomi

2 Comments on Fantasy Book Releases to Watch | July – December 2019

  1. Rebecca P.
    July 6, 2019 at 12:51 am (3 years ago)

    So many of those look intriguing! I think I’m most interested by The Babysitters Coven right now, I hadn’t heard of it before and I am always interested in witchy books.


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