Autumn and Winter are the two best seasons in my opinion (and in most readers’!) because the cold and snow mean that we can wrap up in a huge sweater and drink hot drinks and read/watch/be merry!
Here are some of my most anticipated reads and watches for autumn and winter of 2019:
Technically, season five came out on Amazon Prime on the last weekend of September but considering most of the season will be in October, I’m counting it! I love love love this show because the Victorian era in Britain is the place to be!!
Poldark follows Captain Ross Poldark, a redcoat who served in the American Revolutionary War now returning to Cornwall...only to find his father dead and his true love about to marry his cousin.
Poldark airs every Sunday night on PBS on Amazon Prime!
2. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy
This has been on my list since I saw it on Instagram a few months ago, and the premise of the book is my new favorite thing. I first saw the suggestion of trading in memories in Finale, but this book takes it to the next level. According to Goodreads:
The power-obsessed ruler of Craewick, Madame, has cultivated a society in which memories are currency and Gifted individuals can take memories from others.
Seventeen-year-old Etta Lark is desperate to live outside of the corrupt culture, but grapples with the guilt of an accident that has left her mother bedridden in the city’s asylum. When Madame threatens to put her mother up for auction, a Craewick practice in which a “criminal's" memories are sold to the highest bidder before being killed, Etta will do whatever it takes to save her. Even if it means rejoining the Shadows, the rebel group she swore off in the wake of the accident years earlier.
To prove her allegiance to the Shadows and rescue her mother, Etta must steal a memorized map of the Maze, a formidable prison created by the bloodthirsty ruler of a neighboring Realm. So she sets out on a journey in which she faces startling attacks, unexpected romance, and, above all, her own past in order to set things right in her world.
The Memory Thief came out on October 1, 2019.
4. Rebel by Marie Lu
The fourth book in Marie Lu’s Legend series, Rebel follows brothers Eden and Daniel Wing as they grapple to accept who they’ve become since their time in the Republic of America while a danger creeps between the distance that now separates them. Daniel would rather give up the love of his life, June, than put Eden in danger, and Eden finds himself drawn so far into his city’s dark side that even his brother can’t save him.
Rebel came out on October 1, 2019.
5. Jack Ryan
I binged the entirety of the first season in a single night when it first came out because SO GOOD.
This season looks like a doozy. Here’s the description:
After tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads to South America to investigate. Jack’s actions threaten to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, leading him and his fellow operatives on a mission spanning the globe.
Season 2 is coming out on November 1, 2019.
6. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
This is the conclusion for Black’s Folk of the Air trilogy, and we are so ready for it!!
After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watches her fair share of reality television, and does the odd job or two, including trying to convince a cannibalistic faerie from hunting her down in the mortal world.
When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking of a favor, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and uncover how to break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.
The Queen of Nothing comes out on November 19, 2019.
7. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
For those of you who loved The Night Circus when it released back in 2011, Morgenstern returns with a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.
The Night Circus was beautifully written, mysterious, and shocking. I can only hope that The Starless Sea gives us that and more!
The Starless Sea comes out on November 5, 2019.
8. The Toll by Neal Shusterman
The finale to the Arc of the Scythe trilogy, The Toll is something that’s been on my TBR since I discovered the release date!
Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him?
The Toll comes out on November 5, 2019.
9. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is coming out, and it will directly follow the end of season 2, where Midge was nervous to start her tour with Shy Baldwin. In the preview, she’s working on tour with Shy Baldwin, performing for troops, and getting along well with her ex, Joel.
Not much else is known about it, other than the release date, but I’m so excited for it!
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comes out on December 6, 2019.
10. Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi
Originally, this was going to come out in June, but Adeyemi announced on social media awhile back that waiting longer meant that she’d have more time to work on it, which she felt was necessary.
After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji but also some nobles with magic ancestry.
Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as strong and magical as they are. When Amari's mother forms an army of royals with newly awakened powers, Zélie fights to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
But with civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must find a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance comes out on December 3, 2019.
11. Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen
Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home. But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.
Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility. Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.
I don’t know much other than this summary, but it looks great!
Dangerous Alliance comes out December 3, 2019.
12. Little Women
A new movie following the classic by Louisa May Alcott, and it stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Timothee Chalament, Meryl Streep, Eliza Scanlen, and Florence Pugh.
Such a great cast for a great classic!
Little Women releases on December 25, 2019.
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