December 26: Top Ten Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2018
I can’t believe that Christmas is over and next week we’ll be entering a new year. With a new year comes a whole host of upcoming book releases, several of which I already have ARCs of: Everless by Sara Holland (thanks Alice for lending it to me), The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart, The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert, and Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsey Cummings. As a result, my list features other books that I’m excited to read in 2018.
1. Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Given that I am currently so far behind on both the A Court of Thorns and Roses and Throne of Glass series, the fact that Sarah J. Maas is releasing a standalone this year is perfect. I love her writing and plots, but sometimes have an issue committing to mammoth novels.
2. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
I read, and loved, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda last year, and I believe this is a sort-of sequel. Becky’s writing and characters are incredible so I’m really excited about this one.
3. Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
One of my favourites of 2016 was Marieke’s novel, This Is Where It Ends, which carries some profound and relevant themes, so I already know this book is an auto-buy.
4. Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout and others
This anthology features love stories written by a whole host of well known YA authors; I’m most excited to read the ones written by Kass Morgan (The 100), Meredith Russo (If I Was Your Girl), and Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything), as well as discover some new authors.
5. Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Having read and enjoyed two Morgan Matson novels, especially Since You’ve Been Gone, she’s a staple in the YA contemporary market.
6. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I read my first Adam Silvera book recently (They Both Die At The End) and it instantly became one of my very favourite books, so I cannot wait for his co-written book with Becky Albertalli.
7. Unearthed by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Pitched as Indiana Jones in space, this novel sounds action packed and fast paced. I’ve never read a book by either author, but starting a new series sounds like a good place to start.
8. Second Best Friend by Non Pratt
Unboxed was one of my favourite reads of 2016, and I have recommended it countless times since, so I can’t wait to have Non Pratt’s upcoming release in my hands.
9. The Year of the Locust by Terry Hayes
The release date for this book keeps getting pushed back and back, but I’m quietly confident that I will finally get to read the second book in the I Am Pilgrim series next year.
10. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
We haven’t had a new JKR novel in over a year, so it’s about time that Cormoran made another appearance (at least I’m hoping that he will in 2018!)
Note: I’m also desperately hoping to get my hands on the long awaited sequel to my favourite standalone book, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. When I met and spoke to her at the London Book Fair 2016, she told me that she was hoping to have it ready for publication in 2018, but as I’ve yet to see any evidence on the matter, this is more a hopeful inclusion than a realistic one.
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