Today I am writing one of my favourite articles to write, in which I tell you all about the new book releases of 2018. If you follow me on GoodReads, you might know that I have a list of all the great releases of 2018. This list is over 30 books long, so I won’t go through all of it.
No, today I’m just going to focus on the books I am most excited about. The ones that have me counting the days until they finally come out. For the rest, you’ll have to check out the monthly articles dedicated to the new releases of the month 😘.
Title: Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release date: March 6th 2018
Synopsis: 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?
Why am I excited about this? : I cannot wait to discover this new trilogy in the Shatter Me universe. I read the original series back in 2015 and I absolutely adored it. However, I always thought something was missing at the end, I’ve always wanted more. And now I have more!
Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)
Author: Amie Kaufman et Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 13th 2018
Synopsis: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?
Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.
With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Why am I excited about this? : This book was supposed to come out in 2017, but alas it was pushed back to 2018. The wait is killing me but it’s almost over. And I have a feeling I’m going to go through this book in no time. Before that, I might reread Illuminae and Gemina via audiobook.
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 1st 2018
Synopsis: Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court
Why am I excited about this? : Do I really need to answer this question? You already know how much I love Sarah J. Maas and the ACOTAR series. I absolutely loved A Court of Wings and Ruin, so of course, I am counting the days until ACOFAS comes out.
Title: The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo #3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Release Date: May 1st 2018
Synopsis: The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.
With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor—and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles—somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon…
Why am I excited about this? : After one hell of a Rick Riordan marathon in 2017, I now find myself with no Riordan book to read. And that’s tough. So I am really excited to dive back into his work with the third book in the Trials of Apollo series. I know this will be fun and epic, and, I am hoping, full of cameos.
Title: A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3)
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Release date : May 22nd 2018
Synopsis: Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.
Why am I excited about this? : For over a year and a half, I’ve been waiting for this third instalment to come out. I loved both of the first books in this series and I have a feeling this next one is going to be epic. I cannot wait to discover what is going to happen.
Title: Catwoman – Soulstealer (DC Icons #3)
Author: Sarah J Maas
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: August 7th 2017
Synopsis: 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.
Why am I excited about this? : Ok, so I first need to read Wonder Woman and Batman but then, I know I’m going to need this book ASAP. Superheroes and Sarah J. Maas… what more could a girl want? Although a better cover would have been appreciated, I am still really pumped about this future release.
Title: Throne of Glass #7
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release date: September 2018 (🤞)
Why am I excited about this? : We know nothing about this book yet. Not the title, nor the synopsis, nor the release date. But this is already my most anticipated book of 2018. I have so much love for the Throne of Glass series. For many years this series has meant a lot to me and that final book is probably going to reck me. I cannot wait to read it, especially since it’s been pushed back for Tower of Dawn (which was dope).
Title: What if it’s Us?
Author: Becky Albertalli et Adam Silvera
Release date : October 2nd 2018
Synopsis: What If It’s Us opens as Arthur and Ben meet at the post office as Ben is shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. They subsequently endure the frustration of knowing there was a missed connection, before the universe pushes them back together again in a series of failed “first” dates.
Why am I excited about this? : This year I read my first Adam Silvera book. And although I have yet to read Becky Albertally, I’ve heard so many great things about her books. So I am really excited about this fall release and the synopsis is really catchy and I am already sold on this book.
Title: Queen of Air and Darkness
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release date: December 4th 2018
Synopsis: 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.
Why am I excited about this? : Once again, I don’t think I need to express how excited I am about this book. Lord of Shadows completely broke me into pieces. And so, having to wait over a year and a half is torture. I have no idea about what’s going to happen in this book, but I know for sure it’s going to be one of the best books of 2018.
So what new book releases have you pumped for 2018?