Anticipated Book Releases of July 2019

Anticipated Releases

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to talk about some highly anticipated releases that I’m hoping to read in July, even if I’m not sure I’ll be able to.  July is gonna be a weird month for me because I’m going back home to Colombia after almost a year of living in Spain, so I don’t really know how much I’ll read. But anyway, let’s talk about some books that sounds amazing and that I’ll try to read if not in July then as soon as I can.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Release Date: July 2nd 2019

Lock Every Door.jpgNo visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story . . . until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.

Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent. (Goodreads)

Why am I anticipating it? 

Recently I started to get back into mysteries and thrillers and I was looking for some to add to my tbr and I found this one, I have never read a Riley Sager book but I have heard great things about his books and the synopsis of this one sounds so intriguing and the whole dark history behind the luxury concept is something that I enjoy in books.

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Release Date: July 9th 2019

The Bookish Life of Nina HillThe only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn’t he realize what a terrible idea that is?

Nina considers her options: 1) Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 2) Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).3) Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)

It’s time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page. (Goodreads)

Why am I anticipating it? 

First of all, Berkley has been publishing some amazing romance books lately, so I’m excited to check out their new releases, and second, the main character in this book sounds like the kind of main character I like to read about.

Wilder Girls by Rory Power

Release Date: July 9th 2019

Wilder Girls.jpgIt’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there’s more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true. (Goodreads)

Why am I anticipating it? 

After loving the cover of this book – one of the most beautiful covers for a YA books that I have ever seen – I was a bit unsure about reading this one based on the synopsis, but then I heard someone described it as sapphic horror and I was sold.

The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

Release Date: July 16th 2019

The Wedding Party

Maddie and Theo have two things in common:

  1. Alexa is their best friend
  2. They hate each other

After an “oops, we made a mistake” night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa’s wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they’re comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won’t fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn’t looking, agreeing they would end it once the wedding is over. When it’s suddenly pushed up and they only have a few months left of secret rendezvouses, they find themselves regretting that the end is near. Two people this different can’t possibly have a connection other than the purely physical, right? But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don’t fall in love. (Goodreads)

Why am I anticipating it? 

This is the third book in The Wedding Date series and , while I had some issues with the first book in the series, I liked the second book so much that I can’t wait to see if the third one will be as good. Also, this is a hate to love romance, which is one of my favorite tropes.

Gods of Jade and  Shadow by Silvia Moreno- Garcia

Release Date: July 23rd 2019

Gods of Jade and Shadow.jpg

The Jazz Age is in full swing, but Casiopea Tun is too busy cleaning the floors of her wealthy grandfather’s house to listen to any fast tunes. Nevertheless, she dreams of a life far from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. A life she can call her own.

Yet this new life seems as distant as the stars, until the day she finds a curious wooden box in her grandfather’s room. She opens it—and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death, who requests her help in recovering his throne from his treacherous brother. Failure will mean Casiopea’s demise, but success could make her dreams come true.

In the company of the strangely alluring god and armed with her wits, Casiopea begins an adventure that will take her on a cross-country odyssey from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City—and deep into the darkness of the Mayan underworld. (Goodreads)

Why am I anticipating it? 

This has Mayan mithology and a mexican protagonist and it sounds amazing, add that to the fact that I always try to support Latinx authors and you know I’ll be reading this. But if I’m honest, I am a bit nervious because I didn’t like the only book I have read by Moreno-Garcia that much, I’m still excited tho.

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What July book releases are you anticipating? Do you want to read any of the books I mentioned? Have you read any of them already? what did you think about them?

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5 thoughts on “Anticipated Book Releases of July 2019

  1. This is a great list of potential reads! Just from the title, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill sounds like it’ll really speak to me (and every book blogger 😁). Gotta love bookworm love in books haha. And Wilder Girls has such a beautiful cover! Not only that, but the synopsis is super interesting too.


  2. I had no idea Moreno-Garcia had written other works. I might have to check that out. I’m excited for Wilder Girls as well as Lock Every Door. I really liked Riley Sager’s, ‘The Last Time I Lied’. I can’t wait to hear what you think of all of these!


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