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2018 YA Book Releases I Can’t Wait to Read!

It’s really crazy to believe that 2017 is coming to a close! However, a new year means new book releases, and 2018 just so happens to have some wonderful new releases! Many of these books are part of favorite book series or are by favorite authors. This list doesn’t include all of the debut books I am interested in…mostly because I haven’t had a chance to do that much research on them yet!

Series/Fav. Author Novels

Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices, #3)                   A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3.5)

Queen of Air and Darkness–Dec. 4: This book is hands down my most anticipated of 2018. This past summer I absolutely devoured Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows. This series may be my favorite of Cassie’s or is at least very close to Infernal Devices. Plus that ending of Lord of Shadows!!! I need answers…too bad I have to wait until next December for them (better than the initial 2019 release date though)!

A Court of Frost and Starlight–May. 1: I’m very excited to see how this bridge between the original series and the spinoff stories works out. It is a shorter book (247 pages) but is narrated by both Feyre and Rhysand. ACOTAR is another one of my favorite series and I am glad that I will be seeing more of some of my favorite characters again!

Save the Date                        The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3)

Save the Date—June 5: Morgan Matson is hands down my favorite contemporary author. It’s gotten to the point where I will literally buy anything she puts out, no questions asked. This book sounds very summer-y and there’s a WEDDING. I’m glad it’s coming out early June…it’ll be a great way to kick off Summer!

The Burning Maze—May 1: Now I know Rick Riordan isn’t exactly considered YA but I know so many people that read it anyway. I actually haven’t read the 2nd book in this series yet, but I did that so I wouldn’t have to wait so long for this book! No matter how old I get, I will always love coming back to this Greek Mythology world (especially when I get to revisit old characters like Percy and Annabeth).

Debut Novels

You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone               Where I Live           The Calculus of Change

You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone–Jan. 2: One of my goals for 2018 is to read some books with more diverse representation, and this novel showcases a Jewish family. It deals with Huntington’s disease and family/sister relationships and just sounds like it will be a great read.

Where I Live–Feb. 27: This book explores teen poverty and homelessness and main character Linden Rose lives at her high school. This book makes me nervous because I feel like it can be a major hit or a big flop, depending on how they deal with the magnitude of the heavy themes. I’m very excited to see how this one plays out!

The Calculus of Change–Feb. 27: Although it has ~math~ on the cover, I’m willing to look past it (lol). This one deals with a lot of teen issues and seems like it will feature an adorable romance, which I completely here for.

Well here’s my list so far! I haven’t looked too much into debut novels (especially fantasy ones) but these are the 3 catching my attention so far. What are your most anticipated books of 2018?

 

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Empire of Storms Cover + Synopsis

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THIS SERIES/ARE NOT CAUGHT UP, DO NOT CONTINUE READING THIS POST. THE GOODREADS SUMMARY ALONE IS SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER. SERIOUSLY DO NOT READ ANYMORE OF THIS.

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Ok, so for those of you who have kept up with Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, you probably know that we recently got a cover release and goodreads summary! If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is!

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

I LOVE IT! It is definitely one of the better covers of the series (although I think Queen of Shadows is still my favorite). Normally, when I see fire on a fantasy cover, it looks super cheesy and unneccessary, but this time it actually makes sense!

This cover isn’t the only thing I’m excited for, because there is also a summary!

The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?

The worst thing about Sarah J. Maas books is how I read them so fast, and then I have to wait a whole year to get the next one :(. I have no idea how I am going to wait for September 7th. There are so many things to be excited for in this book!

EDIT: I just realized that this is the second to last book, and after this one there is only one more o:

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TTT: Most Anticipated 2016 Releases (Part 1)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, there is a certain theme assigned where you have to try to list ten for that category. For more information, visit their page here.

December 29: Most Anticipated Releases for 1st Half of 2016

This Top Ten Tuesday came just in time! I was already planning a post out for this, because guys, there are a TON of releases I am looking forward to! This may be one of the first times I have more than 10 answers. So many great books to look forward to in 2016. These are in order according to month.

*EDIT- After looking at this completed post, I realized I am lacking so many Fantasy novels. This is almost all contemporary! I may have another list of fantasy novels later on…

January 

Passenger (Passenger, #1) Bookishly Ever After (Ever After, #1) The Year We Fell Apart

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (Jan. 5th)

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira (Jan. 12th)

The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin (Jan. 26th)

January holds two of the books I have been waiting for the longest- Passenger and Bookishly Ever After. Alexandra Bracken stole my heart with The Darkest Minds, and I can’t wait to see her new book! This is Isabel’s first book, but it reminds me a bit of Fangirl, and I am extremely excited!

february

Stars Above (The Lunar Chronicles #0.5, 0.6, 1.5, 3.1, 3.6)   The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1)

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (Feb. 2nd)

The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine (Feb. 16th)

Looks like February is the month of Fairytale Retellings! You all know my unhealthy obsession with The Lunar Chronicles, so obviously I am stoked for this bind up of short stories. The Shadow Queen was found by the Once Upon a Time  fan in me, and I’m looking forward to this Snow White story.

 

March

The Girl Who Fell A Tyranny of Petticoats Raelia (The Medoran Chronicles, #2) This Is Where the World Ends

The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker (March 1st)

Tyranny of Petticoats by Multiple Authors (March 8th)

This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang (March 22nd)

Raelia by Lynette Noni (March 23rd) 

So many releases in March! The main book I want my hands is Raelia, the second book in the Medorian Chronicles. I have raved about Noni’s Akarnae several times on this blog, and I can’t wait to see Alex’s next adventure! A Tyranny of Petticoats looks like it will be a promising bind-up of heroine short stories, and the author line up looks pretty great. I just bought the book Falling into Places by Amy Zhang, so I’m hoping to read her other book as well.

April

When We Collided Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here

When We Collided by Emery Lord (April 5th)

Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw(April 19th) 

I’m a bit hesitant about When We Collided, but I still think I want to give it a try. Now Scarlett Epstein sounds amazing! This is one of the several fandom related books coming out this year, and follows a fanfiction writer that is distraught over the cancellation of her favorite tv show.

May

The Way Back to You The Unexpected Everything The Crown (The Selection, #5)

The Way Back to You by Michelle Andreani and Mindi Scott (May 3rd)

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (May 3rd)

The Crown by Kiera Cass (May 3rd)

ALL OF THESE COME OUT ON THE SAME DAY. After reading Since You’ve Been Gone last summer, I have been anxiously awaiting Matson to release a new book. Just look at the cover, it screams fun and summer! And of course, The Crown is the final (for real this time)book in The Selection series, and it will be interesting to see who Edalyn chooses.

 

June

Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

Summer Days & Summer Nights by Multiple Authors (June 14th)

This is just like the book My True Love Gave to Me, but a summer edition! I’m pretty excited to read Roth and Clare’s stories,  because I haven’t read anything that was contemporary from these authors. Summer Days and Summer Nights looks like a perfect book to read outside by the pool!

 

There you have it, some of my most anticipated releases. There are quite a few on this list that I would consider “must buys on the day they are released,” so that’s exciting. I’m sure a few of these will remain on my TBR for a while, but I hope to get to them all eventually!

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The Stages of a Reader on Release Day

Deciding what book I am going to buy next is a a serious problem for me. Especially when there are days like October 6th. I’m fairly sure most of you know the happenings of OCtober 6, but for those of you don’t here are some clues.

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)Carry OnLife and Death: Twilight ReimaginedHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter Series #1)

ALL OF THESE BOOKS CAME OUT ON OCTOBER 6th!

These are 4 very well-known authors or series that decided to release a book or special edition all on the same day. This isn’t even including all the other wonderful releases that came out this day, including Patrick Ness and Cammie McGovern books.  So when there is a release filled Tuesday, things can get pretty stressful for a book reader. Here are the stages some of us go through…

1. Absolute, Jump Up and Down Excitement

The first thing that goes through your mind when you wake up and see all these releases is pure thoughts of joy. What a day it is to be alive. You just want to sit there and bask in all the new books around you, and have a wonderful time reading them.

2. A small thought of having to decide

While you are still exploding with excitement, a small thought crosses your mind. Which book will I read first…? However, at this stage, you barely falter, and continue to jump and down in celebration.

3. the journey to the transaction

By now, you are used to the thought of all these releases, and now you want to sit down and read one of these suckers. So you make your way to the bookstore or to your kindle account and settle down ready to buy a book.

4. Reality hitting you like a ton of bricks

This is where everything gets real. You are ready to buy your book when all the happy balloons of celebration pop simultaneously in your head. WHICH ONE WILL I READ FIRST??  This is not like any typical release day where you buy your anticipated book and go on with your life. No, this day you have to choose between two or three of your favorites.

5. Figuring out where your loyalties stand

Now you are doing your research. Which of these book are you really most excited to read? What have you waited longest for? What author or series have you been connected to longer.

6. Not Knowing what to do

You are sad, You have looked at the facts, and still don’t know how to decide.

7. You have found the solution

Just as you are about to do the eenie-meenie-miney mo trick, a thought comes across your mind. Why not just buy all the books? Sure you may not have enough for food, but you can survive….right? It may seem like a crazy thought, but you have already accepted that you are a crazy fangirl. You happily pile two or three books up in your arms and happily make your way to the counter. You just can’t wait to read these books.

Alright that was just a little humorous, exaggerated post about how stressful these days are.  We all think we have to choose, but then remember that we think it is completely normal to stay up for days reading our new releases. If you had an anticipated book coming out on this day, or several, I hope you have/had a great time reading them!

 

 

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YA + Marvel = Forever Red by Margaret Stohl

It is a commonly known fact that I love to read. It is a lesser known fact that I absolutely love Marvel. So naturally, you would think I would know when two of my favorite things were going to mash up. Then again, when do things ever go as planned? I was just surfing the internet the other day, when I came across a cover reveal for this book called Forever Red. I had no idea what the book was, but I like looking at covers so I clicked the link. Then, I saw it.

Black Widow: Forever Red

What is this? What is this beautifulness? As soon as I saw that it had Marvel on it, I instantly got excited. Then I saw Black Widow, which made me even more excited. Finally, the cherry on top was when I glanced down and saw the name Margaret Stohl. I was happy to see a familiar author whose style I knew well. I read Beautiful Creatures ages ago, and I actually liked it back then. Nevertheless, Margaret is still a good author, and I am excited to read her story of Black Widow (aka the most epic woman ever).

After I was done freaking out over what I hope to be a great book, I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I hadn’t even heard about this book yet. It is coming out October 13 this year, so we don’t have to wait too long. This will be super fun to read, and maybe they will make more with other heroes. Who knows.

 

 

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Through the Dark Cover Reveal!

So I was browsing online yesterday and I saw in big letters ALEXANDRA BRACKEN COVER REVEAL TO NEW BOOK. With it, there was a picture of The Darkest Minds series so immediately I get excited (not going to lie, I thought it was going to be another book). Apparently, she is releasing a novella collection called Through the Dark this October. Here is the cover…

 

Through the Dark

I’m not going to lie, this isn’t my favorite cover. I love the Darkest Minds covers, but this one just looks like the sample coves you see on goodreads before the actual cover is released. I knew she had some novellas already, but I never got to read them. I’ll definitely pick this up in October since all three of the stories are now together (I love collections).

I’m not sure what these novellas are about, but I am praying that Liam and Ruby show up. Like they could be in the background and I would be happy. Even an extra story about Chubs or Zu would make me happy. I just miss this characters way too much.

So are you guys going to read it? I know there aren’t many Darkest Minds fans out there (which is completely messed up). I personally don’t read novella until they are in a physical collection, because I don’t like buying a 50 page story for 2 dollars on my kindle.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer Cover Reveal

I don’t get on the internet for one deay, and I miss something as big as this! Some of you might have seen that the cover for Winter was finally released the other day, and let me just tell you, it’s gorgeous.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I was really excited for this one, because I knew it would feature an apple because it’s Snow White, but I was wondering how they would do it. The apple is a lot brighter than I expected, but I love the way it has this glowing and shining effect. I had always loved the covers for The Lunar Chronicles, because they really symbolize the story. I’m thinking the white sparks around the apple has something to do with Winter’s powers. I’m not sure, I just know I really love the cover. I honestly don’t know if I could pick an all time favorite of the four, because I love them all, but I think this one and Cress are just breathtakingly beautiful.

So what are your thoughts on the cover? Does it make you even more excited like it does for me? I finished Fairest the other day (review to come) and I just need this book! Fall is so far away!!!

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Bookishly Ever After

Recently while on Goodreads, I came across an upcoming book that i just had to share with you guys. It is called Bookishly Ever After and it is the debut book from author Isabel Bandeira. Here is the goodreads, and it should show you why I am so excited to read this.

“In a perfect world, sixteen-year-old Phoebe Martins’ life would be a book. Preferably a YA novel with magic and a hot paranormal love interest. Unfortunately, her life probably wouldn’t even qualify for a quiet contemporary. But when Phoebe finds out that Dev, the hottest guy in the clarinet section, might actually have a crush on her, she turns to her favorite books for advice. Phoebe overhauls her personality to become as awesome as her favorite heroines and win Dev’s heart. But if her plan fails, can she go back to her happy world of fictional boys after falling for the real thing?”

Guys. It’s a book about a girl who likes books. Not just any books, but straight up ya books. Do you see the amazingness of this idea? I have been wanting more books centered around book obsessing characters after I read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I love how much more I am able to relate to character like these. Another thing that caught my attention is a the story line. A guy has a crush of Phoebe (our main character) and she turns to her favorite heroines for advice. I am super excited to see how the author shows this through the book.

Now the depressing part…it doesn’t come out until December! I don’t care though, because I am super happy that there is a book like this being made. I think that Rainbow Rowell’s success with Fangirl may inspire others to write about characters we booklovers can relate to. Hopefully, because I need more books like this and Fangirl!

 

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New Stephanie Perkins Anthology!

Some of you may know that this past fall, Stephanie Perkins released her first anthology, My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Christmas Stories.

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories

The other day, she came out and said that there will be another anthology like this but set in the summer months! It is projected to be out in Summer 2016 and already has a title! Summer Days & Summer Nights will consist of many of our favorite authors just like last time and their own short romance stories. Here is the list of authors that will be writing a story for this book.

  • Leigh Bardugo- author of the Grisha trilogy Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, #1)
  • Francesa Lia Block- author of Witzee Bat
  • Libba Bray- author of the Diviners   The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
  • Cassandra Clare- author of The Mortal instruments and Infernal Devices   Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, #3)
  • Brandy Colbert- author of Pointe
  • Tim Federle- author of Tequila Mockingbird and Gone with the GinEverything Leads to You
  • Lev Grossman- author of The Magicians trilogy  Divergent (Divergent, #1)
  • Nina LaCour- author of Everything Leads to You
  • Veronica Roth- author of the Divergent trilogy
  • Jon Skovron- author of Misfit
  • Jennifer E. Smith- author of Statistical Possibility of Love at First Sight
  • Stephanie Perkins– author of Anna and the French Kiss

 

 

This is a very interesting group. I’m not really familiar with half of these authors but I do know Leigh Bardugo, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Nina LaCour, VERONICA ROTH, Jennifer E. Smith, and of course Stephanie Perkins. I think this will be a fun book with cute contemporary reads in it. It will defintiely be great when you just want a good summer romance, that’s for sure.

 

 

 

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Veronica Roth New Series!

Veronica Roth

As many of you know, Veronica Roth is the author of the best-selling Divergent trilogy. She had started the first book while she was in college and since then she has finished the series, wrote the Four stories, and has benn there throughout the movie productions. Now it is time for her to release a new book. Early today HarperCollins announced that Roth was back with a new duology. It is still in the beginning processes so the first book won’t be out until 2017 and the following book in 2018. However, there has been some information given to us. The duology is centered around a male protaganist who allines with an unlikely person. Both are looking to escape, but each have different goals; one of redemption and one of revenge. It is said to be “in the vein of Star Wars.” I know it is a long time to wait, but it is still exciting knowing there will be more Veronica Roth books in the future!