10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Hello everyone,

2019 is looking to be an unbelievable year for movies. I am shocked by the year’s potential, so much so, I ended up compiling more than enough movies to fill this list. Animation, comedy, and fantasy are all well-represented so it was hard to choose just ten.

But cuts had to be made. And so, without further ado, these are my Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019. If it makes you more excited about the coming year, then I’ve done my job!

10. X-Men: Dark Phoenix

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Okay, Dark Phoenix. I had you on my 2018 most anticipated movie list and what happened? You should have already been out by now! Well, I’m giving you another chance, so don’t blow it.

In case you’re not familiar with the franchise, X-Men: Dark Phoenix is the 4th X-Men movie in the newest series, preceded by X-Men: Apocalypse. That one was a bit of a letdown, but with a great cast and an exciting opportunity to improve on X-Men: The Last Stand‘s story line, maybe this series will finally come around. Are you “X”-cited or what?

9. Cats

Cats doesn’t have my tongue, but it sure has my interest. This live-action take on the classic musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber could be one of the most fascinating projects this side of Broadway . . . or a complete and utter bomb. With talents like Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, and James Corden, it certainly sounds good on paper.

As a fan of the 1998 direct-to-video production, I have cautiously high hopes this project will all come together in the end. If not, at least the soundtrack will be good, right?

8. Aladdin

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This spot was a toss-up between Aladdin and Shazam! (which looks like a goofy, fun little flick), but once again, Disney beats DC. Aladdin never achieved the same highs for me as some other 90’s Disney classics, but I’m still eager to see how the world of Agrabah shines in live-action.

Will Smith as The Genie is a unique choice, but I’m particularly looking forward to watching the love story between Aladdin and Jasmine unfold. We ain’t never had a”film” like this one folks . . . and that’s a good thing!

7. Frozen 2

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After watching Frozen, who didn’t want an encore? While details are scarce about the sequel, Frozen 2 will likely continue the adventures of our favorite sisters Elsa and Anna in Arendelle, meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones. It’s hard to judge how well Frozen 2 will do in comparison to its massively successful predecessor, but I’m hoping Elsa will get a love story of her own along the way. And another great soundtrack!

It releases November 22, 2019, just in time for Thanksgiving.

6. Toy Story 4

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Woody and the gang are back! 9 years since the last Toy Story, Toy Story 4 follows the toys as they head off on a road trip with a new toy named “Forky.” So far, what I’ve heard about this movie has made me more and more excited. Supposedly Toy Story 4 is also a love story for Woody and I’m eager to see how that plays out. Plus, Tim Allen has already talked about how emotional making this movie has been for him.

Hopefully, it’s not as heart-breaking as Toy Story 3, but if it is, bring on the waterworks! The toys return June 21.

5. Men In Black International

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Here they come!

Another big June release, Men In Black International follows a new MIB duo played by Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. I have always been a big Men in Black fan, and after the last movie, I am stoked for more alien-busting adventures, this time in London.

It may be a total misfire like the female-led Ghostbusters movie, but if the film focuses on the comedy and the characters, this could be the start of a whole new era for the Men in Black

4. Star Wars Episode IX

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What a roller coaster it has been for the Star Wars series. Coming off the high of The Force Awakens, I thought we were in for a resurgence . . .and then The Last Jedi came out. Long, boring, Episode IIX was a slog, offering very little to the Star Wars universe in terms of character or storyline.

But J.J Abrams is back (yea!) and it’s the end of this trilogy so my guess is it’ll go out with a bang. Regardless, seeing Poe, Rey, Finn, and Kylo return as well as discovering what character Matt Smith is going to play (he is my favorite Doctor Who after all), this may just be everything we’re wanting in a Star Wars movie. Make it happen, people!

3. Pokemon Detective Pikachu

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Listen to this film’s premise for a moment. A Pikachu (literally an electric mouse Pokemon) that speaks English and is voiced by Ryan Reynolds (you heard that right!) uses his detective skills to uncover the mystery behind a man’s disappearance.

WHAT?!?!?!?

As a big Pokemon fan, I didn’t know what to think of this thing when I heard about it. The concept so off-the-wall. What would the animation style even look like? And then I saw the trailer . . . and now I’m excited!

I still have no idea what to think of Deadpool Pikachu, but the mixture of comedy, mystery, and plain weirdness is a big enough draw. Plus I may get the chance to see my favorite Pokemon on screen (I’m looking at you Arcanine!) Next summer can’t come soon enough.

2. The Lion King

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When an animated Disney film gets made prior to 2000, it will breed a CGI live-action version years later. It is the circle of life! And of all the live-action remakes Disney has in store for 2019, nothing gets me more pumped than The Lion King.

The first film in the series came out the year I was born, and I have been a massive fan ever since. Now we have this fascinating installment, which, based on the teaser trailer, looks absolutely beautiful! We barely got a taste of Simba and the others, but it was enough to whet the appetite. And as a major Scar fan, I’m so psyched to see that big, bold baddie be revealed.

July 19 is the release date, and I am not missing this one for the world!

1. Avengers: Endgame

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What else was going to take on the top spot on this list but the one and only Avengers: Endgame? Last year, Avengers: Infinity War took the number 1 spot on my Most Anticipated Movies of 2018 list, and now the fourth installment reigns supreme.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building to this moment; we’ll finally get to see the outcome of a decade’s worth of films. The trailer gave us the bittersweet aftermath of Infinity War‘s devastation. Now, it’s up to the remaining Avengers to pick up the pieces and take down Thanos once and for all. It all comes down to this.

Coming April 26, 2019.


And that’s my list! Though it was fun compiling it, it wouldn’t be complete without some honorable mentions.

Honorable Mentions:

Shazam! (Like I said, still looking forward to Zachary Levi hamming it up on the big screen.)

Isn’t It Romantic (Rebel Wilson stuck in a romantic comedy? Sign me up!

Rocketman (This one almost made my top ten. I’m a huge Elton John fan and I can’t wait to see Taron Egerton play Captain Fantastic himself. It should be a rocking good time!)

And there you have it! The movies I’m most looking forward to in 2019. Have I gotten you excited? What movies are you looking forward to next year? Tell me in the comments.

Here’s hoping 2019 makes all your dreams come true!

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UNDERRATED SONG: FEVER

Hi everyone,

Another month, another underrated song. This time I’m highlighting a tune from the Australian pop princess, Kylie Minogue. It’s called “Fever.”

Kylie’s 2001 Fever, featuring her massive hit “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” has become one of her most popular albums to date. Besides spawning other successful hits such as “In Your Eyes” and “Love At First Sight”, Fever also has its own awesome title track.

While not released as a single, “Fever” is a yet another catchy Kylie song, with a great chorus sung with her sultry voice. The song is centered around that all-encompassing passion one has for another human being, the love-sickness that overwhelms us and keeps us coming back for more. And the medical advice she seeks comes from the one person who’s giving her a fever in the first place!

Hopefully the only fever you’ll get is dance fever!

 

So what do you think? What’s your favorite Kylie Minogue song? You know you have one, so tell me about it in the comments.

 

Until next time!

 

 

 

5 English-Dubbed Anime Series for Beginners

Hi Guys,

When it comes to anime, I’m a bit of a noob. I’ve been a fan of Studio Ghibli films for years (particularly Howl’s Moving Castle), but I never invested the time in watching anime series.

Yet recently, I started watching (and loving!) English-dubbed anime shows for the first time. And I’ve burned through five shows over the last year.

All funny, all charming, and I thought I’d share them with you.

So sink your teeth into these anime series!

5. Vampire Knight

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Speaking of sinking your teeth into, Vampire Knight may just be your next vampire obsession (I’m sure it’s been awhile since you’ve had one.) It centers on Yuki Cross, a student at a school for people and vampires. But it’s her relationships with Kaname Kuran (a pureblood vampire who saved her life as a child) and Zero Kiryu (a half-blood vampire who is her constant protector) which powers the bulk of its two seasons.

Brooding, dark, romantic. There’s a lot to unpack here and drama-lovers will get a kick out of the twisty love triangle.

There is definitely a decline in quality in season 2 and the ending is . . .debatable, but it’s worth the ride.

And I’m still singing the season 2 opening credits’ song in my head!

4. The Devil is a Part-Timer!

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How would you feel if Satan was flipping patties and taking orders at your local McDonald’s? In this series, the devil works part-time at a fast-food restaurant called  *ahem* MgRonald’s, trying to survive in the real world. After not being able to return home, he slowly starts to become enchanted with the idea of working his way up the corporate ladder.

The show has a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor and quickly becomes a buddy comedy about teenagers living on their own. Alliances are made in unexpected places and the penultimate episode is quite fun and thrilling.

For those who want a good laugh and don’t know where to begin in the anime department, this 13-episode show is a good place to start.

3. Fruits Basket

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Fruits Basket is like anime comfort food. It’s a breezy show focused on the main character Toru who encounters a trio of boys cursed to turn into animals of the zodiac , . . .merely from a hug! Well, a hug from someone of the opposite sex.

Crazy shenanigans abound as Toru, Yuki, and Kyo learn to co-exist . . . and discover that friendship (like chicken soup) is good for the soul.

Fruits Basket‘s heart and quirky humor make this a tender show with an engaging cast of characters. It may be a little nuts, but this fruits basket is quite ripe!

2. Kamisama Kiss

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Boys as animals must be a common theme in romance anime. Kamisama Kiss finds the character Nanami becoming a god and gaining a familiar named Tomoe to protect her. Despite their initial distaste of each other, love weasels its way in.

Buoyant energy and a playful dynamic between gods and familiars elevate this romance above its contemporaries. I’ve only watched season 1, but am looking forward to seeing season 2 soon. The characters are likable and the relationship between Tomoe and Nanami is incredible cute.

If you know what happens, no spoilers please!

1. Ouran High School Host Club

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Gender-bending, romantic, goofy, and just a little disturbing, anime clichés are given a fresh new coat of paint. Characters brim with uniqueness and the entire show is utterly self-aware.

In theory, the show’s plot is as simple as a girl trying to repay a debt. It’s what that girl does that’s strange (i.e. dressing up in male drag to woo ladies at a host club.) And the ladies buy it!

But that’s not even the craziest part of this show! There’s transvestite fathers, lesbians, and two way-too-close twin brothers who play up the idea of “twincest” to enchant girls. I’m not kidding!

Honestly, I can’t believe the things they get away with across the pond. And it’s not even an adult show! Ouran High School Host Club proves to me that we have a long way to go accepting different aspects of gender and sexuality. Good for OHSHC for breaking new ground!

 

Well, anime-making want to see these shows? What looks interesting to you? Tell me in the comments! And if you have any recommendations, send them my way!

Happy Halloween!

 

Top 5 Underrated Crime Comedies

Hi Guys,

I don’t know what it is about somebody stealing something or kidnapping somebody, but it’s hilarious. . .at least in the movies. Films have a way of lightening up otherwise dark material, and crime comedies are their way of making deplorable acts kind of funny and even heart-warming.

My favorite crime comedies know how to supply the laughs while also giving us a “debatable” hero that you can’t help but want to see succeed. Below are just of the unique entries in this fascinating sub-genre.

5. Flypaper

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To start off this list, we have the bungling heist film that is Flypaper. Two robberies (count ’em, two, ) take place while Patrick Dempsey’s character Tripp is minding his own business at the bank. Obsessive-prone, Tripp starts to piece together clues that prove these seemingly separate heists connect after all.

What makes this film truly stand out is that the writers build the suspense regarding what exactly is going on and who is behind it all while maintaining a sense of humor. It’s a crime/comedy/mystery that keeps you laughing (and guessing) until the end.

4. Palookaville

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Not many people know about this 90s gem, but they should. The plot is simple — three  friends try to pull off an armored truck robbery.  However, the heart of the film comes in the relationships the men share with their girls and with each other. We get each character’s individual perspective and how their romantic entanglements shape their personalities.

It’s a smart, unique look at love and friendship with solid lead performances. Believe me, Palookaville is definitely a place you want to visit . . . at least once.

3. A Life Less Ordinary

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Let me guess. You saw Ewan Mcgregor and Cameron Diaz on the cover and you were like “Why haven’t I heard of this movie?” It’s a shame, but just like almost all the films on this list, A Life Less Ordinary is “criminally” under the radar.

After losing his job, being dumped by his girlfriend, and being evicted, Robert Lewis (McGregor) kidnaps the daughter (Diaz) of the boss of his old company. Not one to play the victim, she ends up aiding her kidnapper in extorting money from her father. What ensues is an unconventional take on romance and the unexplainable powers that bind two people together. It’s a movie that really embraces the concept of finding love in the most unexpected places.

2. Excess Baggage

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Similar to the last film on this list, Excess Baggage is another kidnapping romantic comedy with two notable leads from 1997. Ironic, huh?

Anyways, in this film, Silverstone’s character Emily actually fakes her own kidnapping by handcuffing herself in the trunk of her car and calling the police just to get her father to notice her. In a twist of fate, her car gets stolen . . . with her still in the trunk! Like A Life Less Ordinary, romance is the unexpected consequence of these odd circumstances and overall it’s a fun, warm movie with its heart in the right place.

1. Life of Crime

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Those lovable kidnappers! In Life of Crime, the most recent film on this list with the biggest cast, Jennifer Aniston’s Mickey gets kidnapped by a pair of crooks, but her wealthy husband refuses to pay the ransom. Apparently, he’s been getting a little on the side and was preparing to divorce his wife to be with his new girlfriend. That leaves the kidnappers in a pickle and the wife figuring out an escape plan.

It’s another one of those movies where one of the bad guys is a actually a good guy, and one of the good guys is just a jerk! Aniston’s performance is a particular stand-out, but it’s the gentility of the film and its intriguing cast of characters that make it worth a watch.

 

So what do you think? What’s your favorite crime comedy? Tell me in the comments.

 

Have a great fall! I’ll see you next month!

 

 

5 Underrated Artists I Love

Hi guys,

I’ve already discussed a ton of underrated songs in previous blog entries, but there’s a handful of artists I also believe are underrated. Below you’ll find my top picks. I hope you take another look, or enjoy for the first time!

5. Alice Cooper

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In the 70s, Alice Cooper was a heavy metal god, with a creepily delightful stage show that added to his unique Gothic aesthetic. But as a singer and songwriter, he often doesn’t get the credit he deserves. “Hello Hooray” is one of my all-time favorite songs with a kick-butt chorus that slaps you awake. Then there’s “You and Me”, a tender ballad surprising from the shock rocker. Even rockers have a soft side.

Love the guy, love the songs. Keep us in Wonderland, Alice.

 

4. Jimmy Buffett 

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I’m a girl of many tastes, and I love the beachy vibes of the Margaritaville Music Man himself, Jimmy Buffett. Of course, you’re heard his iconic song (which became an equally iconic restaurant chain), but have you heard “Volcano?” Or “Fins?” Or, my personal favorite, “Come Monday?”

Like Alice, what really made me start to appreciate Jimmy is his ability to craft a timeless, beautiful ballad, and the longing in “Come Monday” certainly fits the bill here. Overall, when I want a fruity drink, an island breeze, and an ocean-view, no one takes me there better than the Buffett.

 

3. Van Morrison

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We’ve left the Buffet(t), now let’s head to the Van! Van Morrison is best-known for his “Brown Eyed Girl”, but this Irish singer has a lot more to offer than just her. “Warm Love”, “Moondance”, “And it Stoned Me”, “Bright Side of the Road.” With such accessible easy-listening selections, I’m surprised he doesn’t get more airplay. Regardless, Van knows how to bring the fun, and add in a heaping of tenderness along the way.

 

2. Robert Palmer

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If you’re addicted to music like I am, then you’ve heard “Addicted to Love” more times than you can count. Palmer’s biggest hit gets frequent airtime on radio stations to this day, as does his other massive chart-topper “Simply Irresistible.” Unfortunately, when he got a little experimental, his popularity declined.

It’s a shame too because with songs like “Know by Now” and “She Makes My Day”, Palmer had a certain class and sophistication along with his hard-rock and bluesy roots. I would venture to say he’s one of the most underrated rock musicians of all time and he deserves to be rediscovered.

 

1. Bucks Fizz

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Their name sounds like a soda drink, and their music is just as refreshing. If you’ve never heard of them (which you likely haven’t) Bucks Fizz is a British pop group that charted in the U.K. back in the 80s, most notably with the song “Making Your Mind Up” (supplied below.) They never had much success stateside, but that doesn’t shake the fact that their songs are some of the liveliest, catchiest tunes I’ve heard in awhile. And their ballad “Now Those Days Are Gone” shows just how talented as musicians they really were.

But they haven’t “fizz”led away quite yet. Recently, they re-branded themselves as “The Fizz” released new album under the moniker. Still keeping the magic alive!

What do you think? What are your most underrated artists? Tell me in the comments!

And as always, see you next time!

Top 10 Underrated Animated Disney Songs

Happy Summer guys,

I love Disney. Who doesn’t, am I right? And their songs are one of the reasons Disney dominates the animated genre. Their movies are filled with humor, heart, and important themes on love, family, and sacrifice. Their songs only add to that tradition.

But you’ve heard “Beauty and the Beast” a million times, as you’ve likely heard “Hakuna Matata”, “A Whole New World”, and, of course, “Let it Go.” Over the years, Disney has accumulated a bevvy of songs that don’t get the same constant airplay. Many of these songs come from straight-to-DVD films and sequels.

In this post, I’ll be breaking down my Top 10 Most Underrated Disney Songs from animated films solely, whether they made it to theaters or not. In addition to the songs, the films displayed are also underrated, so watch, listen, and enjoy.

  1. “Fly to Your Heart” from Tinker Bell (2008)

Sung by pop icon Selena Gomez, this sweet ballad from the first Tinker Bell movie hits all the right notes. It feels warm and fuzzy, soaring as high as the titular character herself. For fans of Disney princess ballads like “A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Once Upon a Dream”, you’ll find this underrated gem fits in nicely with her classic siblings.

  1. “Streets of Gold” from Oliver and Company (1988)

While “Good Company” was also considered for this list for its pure simplicity, “Streets of Gold” beats it out for its darn catchiness. This song is Oliver’s introduction to a life of living on the streets for survival. Despite its darker subject matter, its outrageously bold, energetic, and likely to get you up out of your seat.

  1. “Where Do I Go From Here?” from Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World (1998)

The original Pocahontas is well known for its iconic “Colors of the Wind.” It’s sequel features this sweeping tune, catching Pocahontas in the same position she finds herself in when she sings “Just Around the Riverbend” — not knowing which direction to take in life. The delivery is strong, as are the lyrics, which make it worth rediscovering.

  1. “Always There”/”I Didn’t Know That I Could Feel This Way” from Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure (2001)

In a movie about finding where you belong, Lady and the Tramp II‘s “Always There” is the thematic center while “I Didn’t Know That I Could Feel This Way” is its romantic Bella Notte equivalent. Are they cheesy? Yes. That doesn’t mean they aren’t tender and heart-warming. And I love this sequel over the original, so maybe I’m biased.

  1. “Stir It Up”/”One Little Slip” from Chicken Little (2005)

Say what you want about Chicken Little, but it has a great soundtrack. REM, Diana Ross, and cute film covers of songs by Queen and Elton John help make the it stand out, but Patti Labelle and Joss Stone’s “Stir It Up” and the Barenaked Ladies “One Little Slip” make this one a winner winner chicken dinner. There’s nothing little about the fun you’ll have listening to these two up-beat tracks.

  1. “No Way Out” from Brother Bear (2002)

“Look Through My Eyes” is a fantastic song and deserves the praise it gets. “No Way Out” deserves a little more than it gets. Phil Collins knows how to craft a solid Disney tune, and” No Way Out” does its job of portraying the despair inherent in the film’s dramatic reveal. It’s as introspective as “Look Through My Eyes”, sad without being melancholy, and overall a great addition to the soundtrack.

  1. “I’m Still Here” from Treasure Planet (2002)

Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls fame sings this strong ballad from the film Treasure Planet. If you love the Goo Goo Doll’s massive hit “Iris”, then this its Disney counterpart. Still within the same moody place, it tells of wanting to be seen, wanting to feel, wanting to know what it’s like to be alive. It’s openly inspiring, and a feel-good anthem that you’ll find yourself singing along to long after the credits roll.

  1. “I-2-I” from A Goofy Movie (1995)

Ah, the 90s! A time of spectacular pop, hip hop, and R&B. Tevin Campbell’s “I-2-I” exemplifies the best of the decade in this fun, lively dance tune that is beyond catchy. Without appearing corny or heavy-handed, it’s slick, it’s smart, and it tells you the theme of the film — love can change our own narrow views on life so that we can finally see each other “eye to eye.”

  1. “Someday” from The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

I was tempted to put “Out There” on this list since I think it’s technically the most underrated of the mainstream Disney songs, but with this list, I wanted to highlight songs that are mostly forgotten. “Someday” is one of them. This beautiful ballad, sung by All-4-One, is dramatic and deep, a perfect voice for the film itself. Things will get better, in time, they’re just not right now. That doesn’t mean we can’t dream. Quasi’s sentiment exactly.

  1. “Love Will Find a Way” from The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride(1998)

Finally, we’ve arrived! My absolute favorite film as a kid was always The Lion King, which ultimately spun off into a sequel and a prequel. The sequel is the good one. Whereas The Lion King has clear ties to Hamlet, The Lion King II is seemingly Romeo and Juliet in form of Kiara and Kovu. “Love Will Find a Way” is their love ballad which shows that, despite their different backgrounds, they will make it together.

This is my favorite film of all the ones mentioned on this list, and its main song is far too underrated. If I may be so bold, I think it’s better than “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and I love Elton John, so that’s saying a lot. And the romance is also better than Simba and Nala’s. . .seriously. So, if you’ve never seen the second Lion King, or heard “Love Will Find a Way”, you’re in for a lion-sized treat.

Disney really knows how to pull at the heartstrings and get you up on your feet. I hope they keep making quality movies (and music) in the decades to come.

See you next time!

5 Most Anticipated YA Novels

Hi everybody,

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love YA, particularly fantasy. Although I can’t say it’s been a lifelong love, somewhere along the line I started finding a crop of great YA with interesting characters, plots, and delicious detail. Today I’ll be presenting the books I’m most looking forward to coming out in the next year. If you’re a fan, you might find a surprising new book to add to your reading list. And if you are familiar with some of these picks, then we’re both excited (and I’d love you for to tell me all about it in the comments!)

Now, onto the countdown!

5. Carols and Chaos

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I put this one here at number 5 because it just seemed to have a lot of the elements I love — historic periods, romance, and Christmas (hello!) Now that’s a lethal combination. Set in 1817, the plot revolves around a maid and valet who find a little Christmas connection at Shackleford Park in the midst of a surprising counterfeiting scheme. Doesn’t it make you want to say — Aww?

It comes out October 9th 2018. Just in time for the holidays!

4. Strange Grace

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Just because I’m not familiar with an author’s work doesn’t mean their newest book can’t be one of my top picks. Case in point Strange Grace. Anytime the devil may have a good side, I’m always intrigued. This story centers on three friends, one of which is a witch, and an ancient deal. At the rising of the Slaughter Moon, a young man must be sacrificed in order to maintain peace in the village. Who will be sacrificed? And how will these three friends cope when they come face to face with the devil himself?

We’ll find out September 18th, 2018.

3. Stain

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Author of one of my favorite YA series ever, Splintered,  A.G. Howard retells another classic tale, this time The Princess and the Pea. A voiceless princess must bridge the worlds of daylight and night by proving her heritage and saving the prince. We’ve all heard the princess-that’s-not-a-typical-princess line before, but in Howard’s capable hands, this could be something worthy of its title.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out until January 15th, 2019. Darn!

2. Legendary

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Caraval was my favorite book of 2017 so you know I was coming back for seconds. And this one sounds Legend. . wait for it. . . .Dary! Stephanie Garber crafted a blissful, dark, world in Caraval, with magic and deceit around ever corner. Now, Tella, Scarlett’s sister, who made a deal in the previous book with Legend,  the master of Caraval, must fulfill her obligation by discovering his true name or lose everything in the process. Hopefully, it will be as lavish and spectacular as its predecessor.

Releases May 29th. Ooh, that’s soon!

1. Lie 

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Just found out the plot of this one a few days ago, and it soared right to the top of my list. In my 4 Underrated YA Fantasy Novels post, I listed Trick as my favorite underrated novel. This is the third in a series of books called Foolish Kingdoms, revolving around the kingdoms of the four seasons, each with a unique love story at its helm.

Here’s a link to the post for a description of this third book, Lie, from the author herself. Boiling it down, it centers on a female liar and and the knight who sees right through her. Oh, and did I tell you it’s inspired by Pinocchio? With another great romance to delve into, this is sure to be another excellent entry into the series.

It comes out Fall 2018 (fitting since the story takes place in the Kingdom of Autumn.)

 

What do you think? What are your most anticipated YA novels? Tell me in the comments.

Until next time, adieu!