💫 Happy New Year! 💫
Only three days in, and, already, we are all thinking about the amazing books we will be buying in 2018 🔜📚.
I’ve already talked to you about my most highly anticipated 2018 releases. But today, I wanted to take a look at the new books coming out in January 2018. And I must admit, 2018 is off to a great start 😍😏.
Title: Batman – Nightwalker (DC Icons #2)
Author: Marie Lu
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: 02/01/2018
Synopsis: Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.
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.
In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.
Thoughts: In my Book Releases of 2018 article, I mentioned how pumped I am for Catwoman to come out. But before that, I am really excited to be reading Wonder Woman and this Batman by Marie Lu. The synopsis sounds amazing. Plus, back when I read the Legend trilogy, I had loved Marie Lu’s writing.
Title: The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1)
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: 02/01/2018
Synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.
Thoughts: A high fantasy series with fairies !? Hum… YES! Reading the synopsis really made me what to discover this first book and the series that will follow. Moreover, I have never read a Holly Black book and it’s really time for me to make this right.
Title: Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2)
Author: Neal Shusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young
Release date: 09/01/2018
Synopsis: Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, in the second novel of the chilling New York Times bestselling series from Neal Shusterman, author of the Unwind dystology.
Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.
Citra, now a junior scythe under Scythe Curie, sees the corruption and wants to help change it from the inside out, but is thwarted at every turn, and threatened by the “new order” scythes. Realizing she cannot do this alone—or even with the help of Scythe Curie and Faraday, she does the unthinkable, and risks being “deadish” so she can communicate with the Thunderhead—the only being on earth wise enough to solve the dire problems of a perfect world. But will it help solve those problems, or simply watch as perfection goes into decline?
Thoughts: Last year, when this book came out in France, I was the only book anyone was talking about. And I have been dying to read it ever since. Now that the second and final book is coming out, I am ready for a reading marathon.
Title: Iron Gold (Red Rising #4)
Author: Pierce Brown
Publisher: Del Rey
Release date: 16/01/2018
Synopsis: They call him father, liberator, warlord, Reaper. But he feels a boy as he falls toward the pale blue planet, his armor red, his army vast, his heart heavy. It is the tenth year of war and the thirty-second of his life.
A decade ago, Darrow was the hero of the revolution he believed would break the chains of the Society. But the Rising has shattered everything: Instead of peace and freedom, it has brought endless war. Now he must risk everything he has fought for on one last desperate mission. Darrow still believes he can save everyone, but can he save himself?
And throughout the worlds, other destinies entwine with Darrow’s to change his fate forever:
A young Red girl flees tragedy in her refugee camp and achieves for herself a new life she could never have imagined.
An ex-soldier broken by grief is forced to steal the most valuable thing in the galaxy—or pay with his life.
And Lysander au Lune, the heir in exile to the sovereign, wanders the stars with his mentor, Cassius, haunted by the loss of the world that Darrow transformed, and dreaming of what will rise from its ashes.
Thoughts: Ok, I must confess I have yet to read this series. And yet I’ve heard so much about this, and I really want to get started on this. Now that this fourth book is coming out, I think it’s about time I catch up. Don’t you think?
Title: Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone Rogue (Wires and Nerve #2)
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release date: 30/01/2018
Synopsis: Iko – an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder – has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna. Unless Cinder can reverse the mutations that were forced on them years before, Steele and his soldiers plan to satisfy their monstrous appetites with a massacre of the innocent people of Earth.
And to show he’s serious, Steele is taking hostages.
Cinder and Kai, Scarlet and Wolf, Cress and Thorne, and Winter and Jacin all feature in this epic new battle. But it is Iko who must face her deepest fears when she uncovers the truth about her own unusual programming.
Thoughts: You might not know this, but I loooove the Lunar Chronicles and Iko was always one of my favorite characters in this series. I miss this universe a lot, so I am really looking forward to diving back in.
So, which on these new books might join your TBR in January?