My top 5 most anticipated book releases of 2018

My collection of books just keeps growing and growing – all my books don’t even fit into my bookcase anymore! That doesn’t stop me from buying books, though. I think 2018 will be a good book-buying year, because let me tell you: there are so many good books coming out this year! And I’m not even sorry for preordering a lot of them (lol).

Because there are so many good books I want to read this year, I decided to only show you my top 5 for now (otherwise this blogpost could go on and on). Maybe I’ll do a part two soon! Without further ado, if you’d like to know which five books I’m most looking forward to reading this year, then please read along! I’m not sure which book I’m most looking forward to, so I’m just going to order them by publishing date.

1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, January 2
“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. (…)” – Goodreads

Okay, I know that this book is already published by the time I’m writing this, but in The Netherlands I have to wait a couple more days. Here, it’s being published on January 9, so in three days I’ll be able to read it! I’ve never read any books by Holly Black before, but I’ve heard so much about her writings. I’m really excited to read this book, hopefully really soon.

2. Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi, March 6
“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?” – Goodreads

AAH! I’m SO excited to read the next book in the Shatter Me series. I’ve loved these books since I’ve first read them years ago, and when I heard Tahereh Mafi was going to write another three books in the series, I was so happy. More Juliette and Warner(!!!). I can’t wait ’till it’s finally March 6 and I’m able to read it!

3. Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, April 24
“Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s 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. (…)” – Goodreads

YAY, a book by Becky Albertalli! I love her books – I really liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda when I first read it, and I just loved The Upside of Unrequited! I’m super excited to read more about Leah, and the synopsis just sounds so good already. By the way, the movie for Simon vs. – Love, Simon – is also coming out this year and I can’t wait to see it!

4. A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas, May 1 
Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.” – Goodreads

Okay, to be honest: I was kind of disappointed when Sarah J. Maas said that this novella was also going to be narrated by Feyre and Rhysand – I really wanted to read it from the perspective of someone else (maybe Lucien?). But, nonetheless, I’m still very excited to read it! I was disappointed with A Court of Wings and Ruin because of the ending, but I loved the first two books in the series and can’t wait to see what happens next.

5. Save the Date by Morgan Matson, June 5
“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. (…)” – Goodreads

I just love Morgan Matson’s writing, because it’s just so cute and funny with just the right amount of romance and humor. I’ve read almost every book of hers, and this one sounds so exciting as well, so I can’t wait to read it! All the first editions will be signed, so if you want to read it as well, make sure to preorder it!

That’s it – those are my top 5 most anticipated releases of 2018. Some other books I’m really looking forward to are To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, Furyborn by Claire Legrand, The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross and Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas!

Are you looking forward to reading any of my most anticipated releases? And I’m curious to know: what are your most anticipated releases?

With love,
Charlotte

12 thoughts on “My top 5 most anticipated book releases of 2018

  1. Ooooh I didn’t even know Becky’s writing a book about Leah! I really liked Leah’s character so YAY. Also, can’t wait for Restore Me either since I felt like Ignite Me’s ending was a bit rushed.

    1. Yes, I’m SO excited she is writing a book about Leah! And I felt the exact same way about Ignite Me, so I really look forward to reading Restore Me! <3

  2. I fully agree on A Court of Frost and Starlight, I wish it was narrated by someone else. But I’m still excited to read it! ^^

  3. I also want to read A Court of Frost and Starlight (it’s Sarah J. Maas), and The Cruel Prince if I can find it while I’m in London…

    I myself am waiting for, among others – help! -, Hero at the Fall (Rebel of the Sands 3) by Alwyn Hamilton (2nd February), The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes Novels 3) by Brittany Cavallaro and Inkmistress by Audrey Coulthurst (both on 6th March – wow, a lot of books are releasing on that day, it seems :D) and Whisper of the Tide (Song of the Current 2) by Sarah Tolcser (5th June).

    1. Yes! I’m super excited for both ACOFAS and The Cruel Prince. 🙂 I don’t know any of those other novels, but I’ll look them up (the titles sound exciting!).

  4. I actually didn’t know about any of these books but Save the Date sounds like the book I need right now ?

    1. Yes! Same here, Save the Date sounds so good! If you haven’t read any of Morgan Matson’s books yet, I definitely recommend them, because they’re all so cute and fun! 🙂

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