When I started writing this post, I accidentally wrote 2017 in the title. *facepalm* Apparently, my brain really isn’t ready for next year.
But ready or not, 2018 is just around the corner. Hip, hip, hoorah! And a new year equals new books! (Along with a massive pile of books from 2017 I still haven’t read)
I could cover all the books releasing in 2018, but we’re not doing that. Because how am I supposed to keep track of an entire year of new releases? Nope, not happening.
Instead, we’ll talk about…
My Most Anticipated Spring Releases for 2018.
The Continent – Keira Drake/ January 2018
I just heard about this book from Mikayla @ The Well Thumbed Reader. She was chatting about controversial books, and I mentioned how editors should pick up on racism & problematic content before publishing a book.
And Mikayla told me about The Continent. Apparently, in early stages, this book was imperialist/racist, but the editors have worked hard at revising the final edition. *highfive* I’m curious what it’s going to end up looking like, so this book immediately moved up on my radar.
I’m not entirely sure what this book is about? War, coming of age? Intriguing.
Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu / January 2018
I still haven’t read Warcross, but I’ve heard Marie Lu is a fantastic writer. And this is the next installment in the DC heroes universe. I’m not a huge superhero fan, but I love series written by different authors. I think it’s super cool when different authors work together on a set.
And since this set includes two of my favorite authors, Leigh Bardugo & Sarah J Maas, I hope to collect the whole set.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas / Movie Release / February 2018
This is a movie release, but don’t think about that. Just don’t think about that. Please.
I’m super excited for this book & movie. I hope to read the book over Christmas break, so that I’m all ready for the movie.
Since I was a kid, I’ve promised NOT to watch movies till I’ve read the books they’re based on. So far, excluding Lord of the Rings, I’ve actually mostly kept that promise.
And the cast of this film looks pretty great. I’m really excited about the story. (Also, if you’re not following Angie Thomas on twitter, you’re missing out on a gem)
Daughter of the Siren Queen / February 2018
Have I read the first in this series yet? Nope, Daughter of the Pirate King is still sitting on my desk.
But I’m going to read it soon. Promise! And then I can eagerly anticipate this release.
Do you ever put off reading a book, simply because you know it has a cliffhanger? *raises hand*
Bygone Badass Broads – Mackenzi Lee / February 2018
If you can’t tell by the title, Mackenzi Lee isn’t your average historian. She loves diversity *highfive* and writing about great people. Especially women who stood up for themselves.
Apparently, I missed out on the Twitter version of this book. 🙁 But I’m super happy that I just stumbled across Mackenzi Lee before her newest book is released.
Lee’s writing about 50+ woman who’ve changed history. I’m hoping to see Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Madame Curie, to name a few of my favorites. Of course, I’m just guessing, since I missed out on the twitter short stories.*
*Yes, I Know I can just scroll through her twitter and read all her tweets. But who has time for that?
Obsidio – The Illuminae Files #3 / March 2018
Have I read the first two books in this series? Not yet.
I even picked up Illuminae from the library but I just wasn’t able to get to it. It’s on my reading list. And I’ve heard amazing things, so this book is certainly on my 2018 list.
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi / March 2018
I have heard so much hype around this book. People killing each other to get ARCs. Ok, maybe no killings. But year long lines? There’s just so much hype. So much.
And from what I’ve heard, the hype is worth it. The book is already being working into a film script. WOW! It’s not even released, and the movie rights are sold. Wowzers.
Again, not much clue what this book is about. But the cover? Sold just on that.
Reaper at the Gates – Sabaa Tahir / May 2018
I am thrilled for this book! The first book was really intense, and I’m holding off reading the second until closer to May. Because who wants to go through the agony of a cliffhanger a full 6 months before the conclusion is released?
And the COVERS! They’re just gorgeous. Goals.
Also, Sabaa Tahir is another Twitter gem.
I *think* that’s all my anticipated Spring Releases. I could be missing something, I probably am missing something. But I’m sticking to this list right now.
Also, shameless plug, I added a page about how I rate books. So if you’re interested, check it out! (Actually, you should just check it out, interested or not)
What books are you excited about? Do you like series or stand-alones?
Do you wait to read a series till all the books have been published?
Have you read any of the authors on my list? Am I missing any important books?