So, I thought for a brief distraction, I could talk about my most anticipated 2018 releases because SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS. The excitement is real, you guys. 2018 is going to be such an amazing year for books, AND FALL RELEASES HAVEN’T EVEN BE ANNOUNCED YET. Hopefully, I’ll make your TBR grow because that’s my job as a book blogger, obviously. (Also, I’ve been slacking on replying to comments and commenting back and commenting on posts lately, and that’s mainly because I’ve been busy with school, but, hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up today and this weekend!)
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Jan. 2)|I am so hyped for this book! I’ve said before that fae are my favorite magical creatures, but there really aren’t too many books written about them, so it really excites me that there seem to be more that are being published! I have a Bookcon ARC of this one, and it’ll be my first Holly Black book, so I’m excited!
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely (Jan. 2) | I don’t know why, but this one just sounds so cool! The synopsis is vague, but “the dark, twisted underbelly of a corrupt city” has me intrigued.
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman (Jan. 9) | I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and I can’t wait to see what direction this one takes, since the first one didn’t exactly end on a cliffhanger. ALSO, THAT COVER. ❤
Love, Hate, & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (Jan. 16) | I actually nabbed an ARC of this at my first Teen Advisory Board Meeting, and I’m so hyped! After the latest terror attack in London, I saw SO MUCH Islamophobia on Twitter, and it was so disheartening, and I think this is going to be an important book for everyone.
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown (Jan. 16) | I love the Red Rising trilogy, and I was so upset when I found out it wasn’t going to be published in August like originally planned, so I cannot wait for this spin-off. I know Pierce Brown won’t let me down!
The Night Market by Jonathan Moore (Jan. 16) | I almost skipped out on this one because I saw “Inspector Ross Carver” and wrote it off as a detective thriller, but this is a post-apocalyptic thriller and the synopsis sounds absolutely crazy. SO MANY THINGS ARE HAPPENING. I want this one so bad.
Blood And Sand by C. V. Wyk (Jan. 16) | I’ve been asking for YA books that take place in the Roman era with gladiators, and 2018 has delivered! No words for how excited I am!
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson (Feb. 6) | At The Edge of the Universe has been one of my favorite books so far this year, so I’m super excited for this one! Also, this sounds like magical realism, sci-fi, or the Bible except Jesus is a teenage girl, WHICH I AM HERE FOR.
Honor Among Thieves by Ann Aguirre & Rachel Caine (Feb. 13) | I am hyped for all the space books we’re getting next year, and this one is one of them! I absolutely love space adventures. I actually haven’t read either of these author’s books, so we’ll see how this goes.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (Feb. 20) | I feel like I’ve already talked about how excited I am for this book, so hopefully I’ll be reading the ARC at Bookcon soon!
Black Mirror: Volume 1 edited by Charlie Brooker (Feb. 20) | THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS. Black Mirror is my favorite show of all time (besides Queer As Folk, of course), and when I heard this was a thing, I was FLOORED. Cory Doctorow, Claire North, and Sylvain Neuvel will be the writers behind these three volumes, and just???? I have Claire North and Sylvain Neuvel’s books on my TBR (I’ve heard good things about Cory Doctorow), and since Brooker is editing it, I KNOW THIS IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. I want it now.
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda (Feb. 20) | A SCI-FI HORROR IN SPACE WITH ZOMBIE-LIKE CREATURES! I’ve actually had her other book Shutter on my TBR for so long (I’ve heard great things about it, though), so I can’t wait for this one. AND THE COVER.
People Like Us by Dana Mele (Feb. 27) | I was already sold at “psychological thriller” and “Thirteen Reasons Why” but a dead girl leaving clues for our main character AND it takes place at a boarding school? I AM PREPARED.
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena (Feb. 27) | Apparently, this book deals with a ton of hard-hitting issues, but I’m mainly intrigued by the fact that it seems to be a character portrait and starts from the end and goes back in time (WHICH IS A TECHNIQUE I LOVE), so gimme gimme.
Heart Of Iron by Ashley Poston (Feb. 27) | MORE SPACE BOOKS. I wasn’t excited for Geekerella because contemporary isn’t my thing, but I’m definitely here for this awesome sci-fi novel.
The Liar’s Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard (Feb. 27) | A girl has to talk to her ex-boyfriend who was a serial killer because he has a huge secret to tell? HERE FOR IT. I haven’t read her other book Distress Signals yet, but I’ve heard amazing things.
The Final Six by Alexandra Monir (Mar. 6) | I’m a sucker for books where people have to compete against each other (I blame The Hunger Games for this) and conspiracies!!! I can’t wait for this one!
Genesis by Brendan Reichs (Mar. 6) | I absolutely loved Nemesis earlier this year, and THAT CLIFFHANGER THOUGH, so I’m pumped for this sequel. It’s going to be good.
If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin (Mar. 6) | They said this has a dose of “Big Little Lies and Stranger Things” which is a combination I didn’t think I needed until today. Not to mention this sounds so different from most thrillers coming out, so I’m ready!
Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau (Mar. 13) | This seems to be The Breakfast Club, but with a bombed out school and someone inside is a killer, so COUNT ME IN! I’ve only read her Testing trilogy, which was meh, and I’ve had Need on my TBR for a while, so hopefully, this’ll make the push.
A Guide For Murdered Children by Sarah Sparrow (Mar. 20) | Okay, so this seems to be a mystery/fantasy/paranormal hybrid where the souls of murdered children come back to get revenge against their murderers? Mixed reviews, but I’m still super pumped because WHAT EVEN.
Losing Leah by Tiffany King (Mar. 20) | One twin is trying to escape her captor and one is trying to get back to life after losing her twin! It seems like this is going to be a supernatural bond from the blurb, so I’m excited!
Frat Girl by Kiley Roache (Mar. 27) | This was originally supposed to come out earlier this year, but was pushed back, but I’m so excited for this one! A feminist has to go undercover at a frat house who is trying to get back their image, and may fall in love with one of the frat brothers. I personally have a vendetta against fraternities, so this will be interesting (and I’m hoping that the romance doesn’t overtake the plot, pretty please).
The Elizas by Sara Shepard (April 17) | I haven’t read any of her books since all of her YA releases don’t sound that great, but this sounds amazing, and, yes, I’m weak for books where the main character has amnesia. SUE ME!
White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig (April 24) | I still haven’t read Last Seen Leaving, but a boy and his ex-boyfriend have to figure out what happened when it appears that the MC’s sister has murdered her boyfriend? HERE FOR IT.
Girl Made Of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (May 15) | I haven’t read How To Make A Wish because it didn’t interest me, but the idea of a girl having to deal with her twin brother being accused of rape by her best friend is a really interesting and complex one!
Furyborn by Claire Legend (May 22) | One girl has to go through trials to prove her magic! One girl teams up with a hunter to find out where missing women are! I AM PREPARED.
Grace And Fury by Tracy Banghart (July 24) | I thought this was a fantasy, but it seems to be marked as a dystopian, which I’m totally cool with! Two sisters attempt to help each other while a traitor is at foot in a patriarchal society? I’m loving it!
This Story Is A Lie by Tom Pollock (Aug. 7) | This is described as being like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (which I really enjoyed) and I love the idea of someone hunting down who attempted to assassinate their mother, so gimme!
#MURDERTRENDING by Gretchen McNeil (Aug. 7) | Ten is one of my favorite YA thrillers of all time and this seems to be The Breakfast Club, except they’re all on death row and the main character has to solve the mystery of a crime she didn’t commit before she’s executed, SO YES PLEASE.
Are you anticipating any of these 2018 releases? What 2018 releases are you anticipating? Have I introduced you to any new interesting ones?