The list of books that I can’t wait for in 2018 keeps on growing! Anticipated book releases are one of my favourite blog posts to do, because I love seeing what books are being released and how long the wait is. I’m going to start doing anticipated book releases seasonally, starting in the Spring – but for now I’m just going to mention a few that I’m the most excited for in 2018!
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Release Date: 5th June 2018
‘Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.
The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.’
I’ve quite literally saved the release date of this book. Morgan Matson is one of my favourite authors, so knowing that she’s got a new book coming out in 2018 makes me really happy!
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
Release Date: 15th May 2018
‘Mare Barrow learned this all too well when Cal’s betrayal nearly destroyed her. Now determined to protect her heart—and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her—Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all… starting with the crown on Maven’s head.
But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal’s powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolishing everything—and everyone—in his path.
War is coming, and all Mare has fought for hangs in the balance. Will victory be enough to topple the Silver kingdoms? Or will the little lightning girl be forever silenced.’
As far as I know, this book is the last one in the Red Queen series. I’m excited, and scared, to see how the series gets wrapped up. I have a feeling that this book is going to be amazing, I just hope it lives up to my expectations!
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: 7th August 2018
‘When the Bat’s away, the Cat will play. It’s time to see how many lives this cat really has. . . .
Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. She quickly discovers that with Batman off on a vital mission, Batwing is left to hold back the tide of notorious criminals. Gotham City is ripe for the taking.
Meanwhile, Luke Fox wants to prove he has what it takes to help people in his role as Batwing. He targets a new thief on the prowl who seems cleverer than most. She has teamed up with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn, and together they are wreaking havoc. This Catwoman may be Batwing’s undoing.’
This is another book that I have really high expectations for, mainly because it’s Sarah J. Maas. I’m also so excited to read something else by Maas that isn’t fae related, and I have high hopes that she’ll do Catwoman justice!
Bright We Burn by Kiersten White
Release Date: 5th July 2018
‘Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it?
Lada’s rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won’t rest until everyone knows that her country’s borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed’s peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince.’
I love the title for this book so much! There’s no cover for it yet – but I have a feeling it’s going to be epic. I didn’t actually know this was coming out in 2018, but I’m really looking forward to reading it because this series has blown me away by how amazing it is.
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: 4th December 2018
‘Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.’
It wouldn’t be right if I wasn’t excited about a Cassandra Clare novel. This is the final book in The Dark Artifices trilogy, which I’m so sad about because I loved the story and the characters so much. Lord of Shadows ended on such a cliffhanger so I’m really excited to jump back into the story with this book.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Release Date: 29th May 2018
Caraval was one of my favourite books that I read this year, and ever since I finished it, I’ve been impatiently waiting for Lengendary. I can’t find a synopsis for this book anywhere, all I know is that it’s told from Tella’s point of view which sounds like it could be really interesting!
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Release Date: 7th August 2018
‘Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.
Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.
Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.
As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.’
Sara Raasch has started a new series, and I’m beyond excited! This book sounds so incredible, the cover is beautiful, and I really can’t wait!
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Release Date: 2nd January 2018
‘The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.
One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.
Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.’
I’ve already mentioned one book in the DC Icons series that I’m excited for, and Batman is another one that I’m really looking forward to. This book comes out really soon, so there’s not much longer left to wait!
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Release Date: 10th April 2018
‘Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.
Frightened and alone, her only lead is a name: Levi Glaisyer. Unfortunately, Levi is not the gentleman she expected—he’s a street lord and a con man. Levi is also only one payment away from cleaning up a rapidly unraveling investment scam, so he doesn’t have time to investigate a woman leading a dangerous double life. Enne’s offer of compensation, however, could be the solution to all his problems.
Their search for clues leads them through glamorous casinos, illicit cabarets and into the clutches of a ruthless mafia donna. As Enne unearths an impossible secret about her past, Levi’s enemies catch up to them, ensnaring him in a vicious execution game where the players always lose. To save him, Enne will need to surrender herself to the city…
And she’ll need to play.’
I’ve seen loads of reviews about this book saying how amazing it is which has made me really interested to see what this book is about. After reading the synopsis, this book sounds like it’s one that I’m really going to enjoy!
See All the Stars by Kit Frick
Release Date: 14th August 2018
‘THEN They were four—Bex, Jenni, Ellory, Ret. (Venus. Earth. Moon. Sun.) Electric, headstrong young women; Ellory’s whole solar system.
NOW Ellory is alone, her once inseparable group of friends torn apart by secrets, deception, and a shocking incident that changed their lives forever.
THEN Lazy summer days. A party. A beautiful boy. Ellory met Matthias and fell into the beginning of a spectacular, bright love.
NOW Ellory returns to Pine Brook to navigate senior year after a two-month suspension and summer away—no boyfriend, no friends. No going back. Tormented by some and sought out by others, troubled by a mysterious note-writer who won’t let Ellory forget, and consumed by guilt over her not entirely innocent role in everything and everyone she’s lost, Ellory finds that even in the present, the past is everywhere.
The path forward isn’t a straight line. And moving on will mean sorting the truth from the lies—the lies Ellory has been telling herself.’
I don’t know much about this book, other than what is mentioned in the synopsis but it’s more than enough for me to know that it’s a book I’m really excited about. It sounds like it’s a mystery and I’m trying to stop myself from reading reviews because I want to go into the book knowing nothing else!