How many new babies/books will be joining your TBR pile soon?
As always towards the end of the year there are fewer book releases, so I wasn’t sure I should write this article. But there are three books I am very excited about coming out in November and December 2018, and I needed to talk about these releases.
Summer holidays are almost over which means fall is coming. And most importantly, fall new releases! So it’s time to take a look at the books releases of next month. Keep in mind these are just the ones that caught my eyes, but I know there are many other great books coming out in September. In fact, feel free to share with me the ones you’re anticipating the most.
So, I am extremely late but here’s a look at some of the exciting summer book releases! In this selection, you’ll find some new books from some of my favourite authors and some highly anticipated sequels.
I’m a little behind schedule, but it’s finally time to check out this month’s new releases. There aren’t that many new books coming out at this time of the year. But there are a couple that I’m very pumped about, so let’s get into it!
Title: Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the mist #2)
Author: Renée Ahdieh
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Release date: 05/06/2018
Synopsis: After Okami is captured in the Jukai forest, Mariko has no choice–to rescue him, she must return to Inako and face the dangers that have been waiting for her in the Heian Castle. She tricks her brother, Kenshin, and betrothed, Raiden, into thinking she was being held by the Black Clan against her will, playing the part of the dutiful bride-to-be to infiltrate the emperor’s ranks and uncover the truth behind the betrayal that almost left her dead.
With the wedding plans already underway, Mariko pretends to be consumed with her upcoming nuptials, all the while using her royal standing to peel back the layers of lies and deception surrounding the imperial court. But each secret she unfurls gives way to the next, ensnaring Mariko and Okami in a political scheme that threatens their honor, their love and the very safety of the empire.
Thoughts: Book one of this series has been sitting on my bookshelf for over a year… But I promise I’ll be reading it really soon. Especially since I’ve heard so many good things about this series. Plus, I had absolutely loved Renee’s first duology.
Title: Save the Date
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon Schuster Books
Release Date: 05/06/2018
Synopsis: 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.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Thoughts: Summer always makes me crave cutsie romance novels. And I’m pretty sure this one would be perfect. I’ve read two of Morgan Matson’s books in the past and I’ve loved them both. I can’t wait to read this one over the summer.
Title: A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3)
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Release date: 12/06/2018
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.
Thoughts: I’ve been waiting for this book for forever. And now, after being pushed back twice, the third book in the An Ember in the Ashes series is finally coming out. I love this series and I can’t wait t read this book. Although I might need a little reminder of what happened before, cause it’s been soooo long.
New month means new releases and a lot of great new books that might end up on your bookshelf.
Each year May is like Christmas for us book nerds… There are so many epic new books coming out that I couldn’t include them all in this article. These are just the ones I’m most excited about. Feel free to tell me about the ones you are waiting for in the comment section.
Title: A Court of Frost and Starlight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: 01/05/2018
Synopsis: The Winter Solstice. In a week. I was still new enough to being High Lady that I had no idea what my formal role was to be. If we’d have a High Priestess do some odious ceremony, as lanthe had done the year before. A year. Gods, nearly a year since Rhys had called in his bargain, desperate to get me away from the poison of the Spring Court to save me from my despair. Had he been only a minute later, the Mother knew what would have happened. Where I’d now be. Snow swirled and eddied in the garden, catching in the brown fibers of the burlap covering the shrubs My mate who had worked so hard and so selflessly, all without hope that I would ever be with him We had both fought for that love, bled for it. Rhys had died for it.
Thoughts: Obviously, as the huge Sarah J. Maas trash that I am, I am really looking forward to this novella. I’m excited to read about my babies again and I’m looking forward to going back to the Night Court.
Title: The Burning Maze ( The Trials of Apollo #3)
Author: Rick Riordan
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: 01/05/2018
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. . .
Thoughts: It’s been months since I finished my last Rick Riordan book and I am missing it so bad! I need my fix of Riordan ASAP! Plus, Rick Riordan has a tendency to make the third book in his series explosive so The Burning Maze should be quite the epic read.
Résumé (VO): Matthew Fairchild is the Consul’s son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warrior’s way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life—something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him.
Pourquoi on en parle: Last week I finished my reread of The Infernal Devices and as was to be expected Clockwork Princess left me in pieces. So I’m really glad to have this novella coming out next month, in which I’ll be able to see all of my favourite characters once more.
Titre: War Storm (Red Queen #4)
Auteur: Victoria Aveyard
Editions: Harper Teen
Date de sortie: 15/05/2018
Résumé (VO): VICTORY COMES AT A PRICE.
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?
Pourquoi on en parle: This series might not be my favourite but it’s still a lot of fun, and I know many people are counting the day till the release of this final book. Plus look at them gorgeous covers!
Titre: From Twinkle, with Love
Auteur: Sandhya Menon
Editions: Simon Pulse
Date de sortie: 22/05/2018
Résumé (VO): Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy—a.k.a. Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man “N” begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen madly in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil.
Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she’s scripted. But will it be enough?
Pourquoi on en parle: This looks like the cutest book ever. It’s going to be the perfect contemporary romance for the summer. Plus, I love that this is told through emails.
Auteur: Jay Kristoff
Editions: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Date de sortie: 29/05/2018
Résumé (VO): On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.
Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.
But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.
Pourquoi on en parle: As you might know, I adore the Illuminae trilogy which is co-written by Jay Kristoff. And altough I’m not interested in reading his fantasy series I do really want to check this one out. This sounds like the kind of science-fiction book I might just love.
So which book will join your bookshelf this month?
Hello readers ! April isn’t a big month for new book releases, but there are a few great books coming out in the next couple of weeks.
Here are the four new releases that caught my eye 👀, and that might join my bookshelve real soon.
Author: Madeline Miller
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Release date: 10/04/2018
Synopsis: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child–not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power–the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.
Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.
But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.
Thoughts: Her name might not sound familiar, but you’ve probably already heard about Madeline Miller. Indeed, she’s the author of the best-selling novel The Song of Achille. Both this novel and Circe, her new book, are based on and inspired by the greek mythology. If you know me, then you know that’s exactly the kind of things I love.
Title: The Fates Divide (Carve the Mark #2)
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: 10/04/2018
Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: Last year, Veronica Roth, author of the Divergent Saga, made her big return with Carve The Mark. To be completely honest, I didn’t read this book and don’t think I will. But this sequel is still a hot new release and I’m sure many are looking forward to it.
Title: Leah on the Offbeat
Auhtor: Becky Albertalli
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: 24/04/2018
Synospsis: When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic.
She’s an anomaly in her friend group: the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high.
It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Thoughts: For a little while now, I’ve been meaning to read a Becky Albertalli book. First, because I want to read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens before watching the movie adaptation. Plus, everyone seems to be in love with her books. So I think I will read Simon first, since Leah on the Offbeat is a sort of sequel, and then read Leah.
Title: Sky in the Deep
Author: Adrienne Young
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release date: 24/04/2018
Synopsis: OND ELDR. BREATHE FIRE.
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient, rivalry against the Riki clan. Her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.
Faced with her brother’s betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki, in a village where every neighbor is an enemy, every battle scar possibly one she delivered. But when the Riki village is raided by a ruthless clan thought to be a legend, Eelyn is even more desperate to get back to her beloved family.
She is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend, who sees her as a threat. They must do the impossible: unite the clans to fight together, or risk being slaughtered one by one. Driven by a love for her clan and her growing love for Fiske, Eelyn must confront her own definition of loyalty and family while daring to put her faith in the people she’s spent her life hating.
Thoughts: This is a debut novel for Adrienne Young, and already it’s making a lot of noise. I am really curious about this book. The Goodreads reviews are amazing. Plus, Vikings and a bad-ass woman? Count me in.
So, which of these book releases have caught your eyes ? Let me know in the comment section below ⤵
Hello readers.. Am I the only one that feels like February flew by ? Anyway, it means it’s time to check ou the new releases and to get excited about the cools books coming out in March.
Title: Restore Me (Shatter Me #4)
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Release date: 06/03/2018
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?
Thoughts: It’s been four years since Tahereh Mafi published Ignite Me, the final book in the Shatter Me trilogy. I had loved this trilogy but had always felt there could have been more. The end of the trilogy left the door wide open for more, and so I am so excited to be getting more books in this series. I cannot wait to see where the author will take this story and these characters.
Title: Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1)
Author: Tomi Adeyemi
Publisher: Henry Holt Books
Release date: 06/03/2018
Synopsis: Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.
But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.
Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.
Thoughts: This is a debut novel that’s making a lot of noise. According to the publisher, it is perfect for fans for Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo, so it’s right up my alley. Also, the first reviews have been coming out and they are fantastic. I am definitely intrigued by this book.
Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)
Author: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publisher: Knopf Books
Release date: 13/03/2018
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, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.
Thoughts: You have no idea how excited I am about this book. I’ve been waiting for it for months and having reread the first two books recently has me pumped. Obviously, I’ve preordered the book and I will also be buying the audiobook the second it comes out because these audiobooks are perfection.
Title: Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet #1)
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion)
Release date: 27/03/2018
Synopsis:Twelve-year-old Aru Shah has a tendency to stretch the truth in order to fit in at school. While her classmates are jetting off to family vacations in exotic locales, she’ll be spending her autumn break at home, in the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture, waiting for her mom to return from her latest archeological trip. Is it any wonder that Aru makes up stories about being royalty, traveling to Paris, and having a chauffeur?
One day, three schoolmates show up at Aru’s doorstep to catch her in a lie. They don’t believe her claim that the museum’s Lamp of Bharata is cursed, and they dare Aru to prove it. Just a quick light, Aru thinks. Then she can get herself out of this mess and never ever fib again.
But lighting the lamp has dire consequences. She unwittingly frees the Sleeper, an ancient demon whose duty it is to awaken the God of Destruction. Her classmates and beloved mother are frozen in time, and it’s up to Aru to save them.
The only way to stop the demon is to find the reincarnations of the five legendary Pandava brothers, protagonists of the Hindu epic poem, the Mahabharata, and journey through the Kingdom of Death. But how is one girl in Spider-Man pajamas supposed to do all that?
Thoughts: You might, or might not know of my love for Rick Riordan. He is one of my favourite authors and I am extremely excited for this collection of books he is publishing with Disney Hyperion. I know he isn’t the writer, and that’s fine by me. I am more than happy to discover new ones. I am looking forward to learning about other cultures and their myths.
Let me know what are the new releases you want to get your hands on this month.
Hello readers.. You know the drill, it’s time for me to talk about some of the new releases coming out in February 2018 ! There aren’t many books that caught my eyes this month. I guess it’s not a bit publishing month.
Title: Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6)
Author: Morgane Rhodes
Release date: 06/02/2018
Synopsis:As two lethal elemental gods set out to destroy Mytica, sworn enemies must become allies in the final fight to save the kingdoms.
Jonas continues to willfully defy his destiny, but the consequences of plotting his own course are drastic. As the fight for Mytica rages on, he must decide just how much more he’s willing to sacrifice.
Lucia knows there’s something special about her daughter and she’ll do anything to protect her, even if that means facing Kyan alone.
Amara is called back home to Kraeshia. Grandma Cortas has her own plans for Mytica’s future. She promises Amara power, revenge, and dominance if she agrees to be part of her scheme.
Magnus and Cleo‘s love will be put to the ultimate test. Dark magic is causing widespread destruction throughout the kingdom. Enemies across the sea are advancing. And unrest is stirring throughout the land. Is their love strong enough to withstand the outside forces tearing them apart
Thoughts: I’ve been eyeing this series for a while, and I think it’s going to be a little while longer until I read it. Nevertheless, it’s a highly anticipated book release for the fans of this series.
Title: The Belles (The Belles #1)
Author: Dhonielle Clayton
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: 06/02/2018
Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orléans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
But it’s not enough for Camellia to be just a Belle. She wants to be the favorite—the Belle chosen by the Queen of Orléans to live in the royal palace, to tend to the royal family and their court, to be recognized as the most talented Belle in the land. But once Camellia and her Belle sisters arrive at court, it becomes clear that being the favorite is not everything she always dreamed it would be. Behind the gilded palace walls live dark secrets, and Camellia soon learns that the very essence of her existence is a lie—that her powers are far greater, and could be more dangerous, than she ever imagined. And when the queen asks Camellia to risk her own life and help the ailing princess by using Belle powers in unintended ways, Camellia now faces an impossible decision.
With the future of Orléans and its people at stake, Camellia must decide—save herself and her sisters and the way of the Belles—or resuscitate the princess, risk her own life, and change the ways of her world forever.
Thoughts: For month already, this book has been all over booktube. I am pumped about this new release with a New Orleans vibe. I’ll be reading it in French in the coming weeks.
Title: A Girl Like That
Author: Tanaz BHATHENA
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books
Release date: 27/02/2018
Synopsis:A timeless exploration of high-stakes romance, self-discovery, and the lengths we go to love and be loved.
Sixteen-year-old Zarin Wadia is many things: a bright and vivacious student, an orphan, a risk taker. She’s also the kind of girl that parents warn their kids to stay away from: a troublemaker whose many romances are the subject of endless gossip at school. You don’t want to get involved with a girl like that, they say. So how is it that eighteen-year-old Porus Dumasia has only ever had eyes for her? And how did Zarin and Porus end up dead in a car together, crashed on the side of a highway in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia? When the religious police arrive on the scene, everything everyone thought they knew about Zarin is questioned. And as her story is pieced together, told through multiple perspectives, it becomes clear that she was far more than just a girl like that.
Thoughts: I found out about this book quite randomly while working on this article. First it was the cover that caught my eyes, and then the synopsis fascinated me. Moreover, the Goodread reviews are already great. So I’m excited about this book and I seriously think I’ll be buying it real soon.
So, tell me, which book coming out in February has caught your eyes ?
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?