Hi everyone! It’s the end of November already which means that another great bookish year is about to end. Today I would like to share with you guys my top 5 most anticipated releases of 2018. I am already so excited for next year and all the amazing books coming out. All the books listed in this post and some more are featured in my GoodReads ‘anticipated-releases’ shelf. So, let’s get started!
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is a ya fantasy book which is going to come out in January next year.
This is the GooReads sypnosis of the book;
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”
Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.
I have seen a lot of people having ARC’s of this book, saying that it would be a great fall-read. It sounds like a creepy Alice in Wonderland retelling to me and I am so excited for this book since I already pre-ordered it. 🍁 That cover is one of the most gorgeous ones I have ever seen.
Legendary is going to be the sequel of Stephanie Garber’s first novel Caraval and follows the journey of Tella, Scarlett’s younger sister. Release date is going to be in May. After that ending of Caraval I just have to know how this story is going to be continued. To be honest i am not a big fan of Tella but I am looking forward to maybe get to know Legend, the master of Caraval, a bit better.🃏
I gave Caraval 4/5 stars. It was such a fast read. I finished this book in only a few sittings. It was so gripping and it became one of my all-time-favourite books. Also, Stephanie Garber is such a kind and courteous author. I also have a spoiler-free review of Caraval on my blog. Click here to check it out.
I am going to re-read Caraval in May (to help my memory a bit) next year so I can read Legendary right after that.
War Storm is the fourth book in Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series and is coming out in May as well. The book is following the events after the third book King’s Cage. ⚡️
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
Yep, I am afraid. I really enjoyed Red Queen and Glass Sword but King’s Cage was so huge and … kind of annoying to me. I was busy with that book for a very long time so yeah, I have high hopes in this one. I am wondering how the characters will develop, especially Maven. I really don’t know how this is going to end for all the 3 main characters, Mare, Cal and Maven. I mean, how is Victoria Aveyard going to end that weird love triangle…? I guess we’ll find out in May 2018.
Everless is coming out on January 2nd and although I don’t even own this book yet I am pretty sure that I am gonna love it.
Here’s why: We follow our main character Jules who lives in a world where time is currency. Time as a currency, extracted from your blood.
Isn’t that a great idea for book?! When Jules dicovers that her father is dying she does anything to buy him some time. In order to do so she has to go back to Everless, a place where her father and herself have been servants before. And there… a lot of things seem to happen; Love Triangle? Secrets? Villains?
I am looking forward to find out! By the way, this cover is one of the best I’ve ever seen. ⏳
Circe is going to come out in April and is written by the same author as ‘The Song of Achilles’. I have not read that book by Madeline Miller yet but I know that it is very, very hyped.
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.
From what I understood this book is going to be retelling all about Greek Mythology. I am so excited for this one because I have not read a book based on Mythology in a while.
And that’s it. These are my most anticipated books of 2018. You can see my others when going on my GoodReads account and visiting my ‘anticipated-releases’ book shelf. Are some of these books also on your tbr list? Feel free to let me know! 💫