Hey guys! Happy New Year! I have been blogging for about a year now, which is very exciting for me! I have found a real passion in this blog and I hope to keep it going steady and strong! I have decided to bring us full circle. At the start of 2017 I blogged about books to look out for for the upcoming year. Now as we enter 2018, and to celebrate my one-year blogiversery, I bring you a list of books to look out for in 2018. I have done my research, so here is a list of much anticipated books for the coming year!
1. Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie Mcgarry: Expected January 2018
When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.
Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.
When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.
But sometimes love can breach all barriers.
Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.
As a loyal fan of McGarry, this book just topped my to buy book list. I cannot wait to dive into the story of Drix and Elle. McGarry is sure to not disappoint. Look out for it this month!
2. Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi: Expected March 6th, 2018
Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?
I personally have not read the Shatter Me series, but it is certainly on my never ending list of to-be-read. I know the series is quite popular so a fourth book to be released in May is certainly something to look out for. Start Juliette’s story now so you will be ready to continue her story.
3. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare: Expected December 4th 2018
What if damnation is the price of true love?
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.
Clare has taken the world by storm in the unique Shadowhunter world she has created. Now she is bringing to us, her loyal fans, the third and final book in the Dark Artifices series. This final novel is sure to be epic, so add it to your list, and if you haven’t joined Julian and Emma’s story yet, there is no time like the present!
4. Your Destination is On the Left by Lauren Spieller: Expected June 26h 2018
Dessa Rhodes is a modern day nomad. Her family travels in an RV, their lives defined by state lines, exit signs, and the small communal caravan they call home. Among them is Cyrus, her best friend and long-time crush, whom she knows she can never be with. When your families are perpetually linked, it’s too dangerous to take a risk on romance.
Instead, Dessa looks to the future. She wants to be a real artist and going to art school is her ticket to success and a new life. There’s just one problem: she hasn’t been accepted…anywhere. Suddenly her future is wide open, and it looks like she’s going to be stuck traveling forever.
Then an unexpected opportunity presents itself: an internship working with a local artist in Santa Fe. Dessa struggles to prove to her boss—and herself—that she belongs there, but just as she finally hits her stride, her family suffers an unexpected blow. Faced with losing everything that she has worked for, Dessa has a difficult decision to make. Will she say goodbye to her nomadic lifestyle and the boy she loves? Or will she choose to never stop moving?
Lauren Spieller is a new name to me, but her novel to be released this coming June sounds like a good, single book read. A novel about finding yourself seems to be one that all can relate to in some way, although this self-realization novel seems to take on a unique and uncommon plot and setting. It is sure to keep readers turning those pages and interested to the end. It has made my to-be-read book list for sure!
5. The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2) by Veronica Roth: Expected April 10th 2018
In the second book of the Carve the Mark duology, globally bestselling Divergent author Veronica Roth reveals how Cyra and Akos fulfill their fates. The Fates Divide is a richly imagined tale of hope and resilience told in four stunning perspectives.
Fate brought them together. Now it will divide them.
The lives of Cyra Noavek and Akos Kereseth are ruled by their fates, spoken by the oracles at their births. The fates, once determined, are inescapable.
Akos is in love with Cyra, in spite of his fate: He will die in service to Cyra’s family. And when Cyra’s father, Lazmet Noavek—a soulless tyrant, thought to be dead—reclaims the Shotet throne, Akos believes his end is closer than ever.
As Lazmet ignites a barbaric war, Cyra and Akos are desperate to stop him at any cost. For Cyra, that could mean taking the life of the man who may—or may not—be her father. For Akos, it could mean giving his own. In a stunning twist, the two will discover how fate defines their lives in ways most unexpected.
Veronica Roth, known for the Divergent series that took the book world by storm, strikes again with book two in her Carve the Mark series. I have yet to read book one of this series, but it is on my list!
6. Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West: Expected May 29th 2018
Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.
But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend … until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
Kasie West’s adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.
Fans of Sarah Dessen are sure to like this story. If you are looking for a cute, light read, with a little bit of romance, be sure to add this book to your list. It is on mine, and will be a nice break from the time commitments required for a series.
7. Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne: Expected May 1st 2018
Seventeen-year-old Stella Ainsley wants just one thing: to go somewhere—anywhere—else. Her home is a floundering spaceship that offers few prospects, having been orbiting an ice-encased Earth for two hundred years. When a private ship hires her as a governess, Stella jumps at the chance. The captain of the Rochester, nineteen-year-old Hugo Fairfax, is notorious throughout the fleet for being a moody recluse and a drunk. But with Stella he’s kind.
But the Rochester harbors secrets: Stella is certain someone is trying to kill Hugo, and the more she discovers, the more questions she has about his role in a conspiracy threatening the fleet.
A Science Fiction novel had to make the list. I have read a few books that sound similar to this, a story that takes place on board a ship in space. I really enjoyed those stories, and this story sounds equally as intriguing. An ice-encased Earth, and a ship with secrets is sure to make a great story. Add it to your list, and expect to see Alexa Donne’s novel this coming May.
8. Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartmen: Expected February 27th 2018
In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.
Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl–a subspecies of dragon–who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.
Fans of Sarah J Maas’ Throne of Glass series, certainly would like this book. Hartmen is bringing to the table another strong, spirited, young female fighter. Fans of a strong female lead should look out for this book come this February!
9. The Darkest Star (Untitled #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Expected October 30th 2018
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head…
#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old
Jennifer L. Armentrout is back! She brings us back into the world of the Luxen, with her new story of Evie Dasher. As a huge fan of her Lux series, I will surely be buying this book the moment it is released! If you haven’t been introduced to the world of the Luxen, check out Armentrout’s Lux series for an action-packed, intriguing, story of fighting for what and who you love. Prepare yourself for the release of her next book, coming to us this October.
10. Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia: Expected February 6th 2018
Before, Peyton was a star soccer player with the perfect boyfriend, Reed. Now, she has a torn knee ligament, a scholarship on the line, and a shattered sense of self. No one believes Reed pushed her, causing her injury, and Peyton just wants to leave the trauma behind. Living with her uncle and twin cousins in their small, football-obsessed town seems like a great escape plan.
There, Peyton meets Owen—high school classmate and local MMA fighter. Though Owen is charming and gentle, Peyton is determined to repress her growing attraction. But when her old and new life collide, Peyton must reclaim the truth of her past in order to save her future.
Fans of Katie McGarry and Simone Elkeles should look out for Garcia’s book this coming February. A book of love between two unlikely people, this book is sure to get your emotions running, and keep you rooting for Peyton and Owen. This book will be in my hands the moment it is released. I can’t wait to read what Kami Garcia has for us readers.
This is just a quick list of 10 books to look out for this coming year, but if this list says anything, its that 2018 is going to be a year for the readers. Join the Rave to keep up with the books I mark off my list as the year goes on.
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Here is to 2018, to a year of good books, good reading, and countless hours spent between the pages.
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