Long time no see guys! Or in this case, long time no hear! We’re well and truly into 2018 now, and I think it’s time to look at the releases coming this year.
Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi
I’d never even heard of Children of Blood and Bone before just now, but from reading the blurb it sounds pretty awesome. It’s the first installation in a new series (Legacy of Orïsha), and sounds a bit Throne of Glass-ish… but then again, that’s just from the blurb. I shall have to find this book somewhere and read it. (Also, the cover’s pretty awesome)
Defy the Worlds – Claudia Gray
Yayyyyy, this book is finally out. After waiting just about a year to hear from Noemi and Abel, they’re back! I’m not entirely sure what to expect in this book, but I’ve heard lots of good reviews, and apparently there’s lots of action 🙂 . Anyone looking for a fast-paced story with robots and space travel, this is your series.
Batman: Nightwalker – Marie Lu
I believe Batman: Nightwalker is the second of the DC icons series, after Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman. I never actually got around to finishing WW, so maybe I’ll have to put it on my list so I can read this one.
Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas (October 23)
Now this book should need no introduction. Finally the end is in sight. Right from the first moment I saw Throne of Glass sitting on a shelf in Dymocks, I have been slightly obsessed with this series. And now, seven books later, the last one is here!! Sadly, no cover picture yet, but I’m hoping it will be released soon, because this series has the best covers. Who else is excited??
War Storm – Victoria Aveyard (15th May)
This one’s the 4th book in the Red Queen series, and while I read the first two books, I didn’t really like them very much. But that doesn’t mean I can’t include it in my list, so any fans of Red Queen? Wait until 15th of May, and you’ll have your 4th book.
Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare (December 4)
And yes it’s ANOTHER Cassandra Clare book everyone. She’s gone from The Mortal Instruments, to The Infernal devices (prequel), and now The Dark Artifices (Sequel). It’s starting to look like Star Wars here. But anyway I really really like some of her books, and from what I’ve read of the Dark Artifices, I’m excited for this one. (also just LOOK at that cover)
Catwoman: Soulstealer – Sarah J. Maas (August 7)
Anything written by Maas should be pretty amazing, so this 3rd book in the DC icons might be one to add to your TBR pile. From Wonder Woman, to Batman, we now have Catwoman: Soulstealer… sounds interesting.
A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J. Maas (May 1)
If you’ve been keeping up with popular YA books, you would have heard of the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. I was looking forward to this one, thinking it was going to be book no. 4, and it was a little disappointing to hear that this is an ‘inbetweener’, and will only be no. 3.1. I shouldn’t complain though. If anybody is looking for a fantasy/fae series, and hasn’t read ACOTAR, I’d definitely recommend.
Legendary – Stephanie Garber (May 29)
Legendary is the sequel to Garber’s first book Caraval, which was a very cool story with a magical setting in an awesome carnival, and I really really enjoyed reading it. The only thing I didn’t really like was how confusing it was. The character’s roles and positions in the storyline seemed to change all the time and by the end I was very confused. But, in saying that, I am still looking forward to Legendary quite a bit.
Two Dark Reigns – Kendare Blake (September 4)
This book is the 3rd instalment in the Three Dark Crowns series, which I recently started. My school library had the first book, and while it took me a while to read, it was actually really good. Interesting, but good. All the different names and characters and families were hard to keep track of in the first one, but I learnt them by the end, so I’m looking forward to book 2 and 3 now.
Inferno – Julie Kagawa (April 24)
Here’s another final book in the series – It feels like Julie Kagawa has been writing the Talon series for almost forever, but no, the end is in sight. April 24 will be the final showdown for Ember, Garret, Riley, and Dante
Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor (October 2)
Aaaaand, yet another next-book-in-the-series that I’ve been desperately waiting for. Unfortunately, we still have to wait until October for this one, but oh it’ll be worth it. I absolutely loved Strange the Dreamer, and absolutely can’t wait for this book to come out. I’m sure a lot of other people are with me on that one.
And there we go! My list is complete! I’m sure there are many, many others that I’m forgetting, but these are the big ones that I know of (so the young adult, fiction, fantasy, contemporary novels). If one of your favourite authors has a book release this year, tell me about it in the comments 🙂