2018 Anticipated Releases

Ever since I started my YouTube channel, I've never had to the pull to create a 2018 Anticipated Releases video. Honestly, there's just never been that many releases happening that I am excited for to warrant a video. But this year I am SO hyped for so many books, so here they are. These are just the books I am excited about right now, I'm sure many more will be discovered throughout the year. 

I've also filmed a video talking about these books, which you can find here:

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black - January 2nd
 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.

Am I excited for this book? Hell yeah. And actually, it's released today! As I'm sure those of you who follow me already know, I am Fae trash. I fully intend to reign as a Fae Trash Queen in 2018, and discover some new Fae books! I do have a copy of this book and I'm a few chapters in so far - expect a review soon!

                                           Everless by Sara Holland - January 4th
In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

Everless is such an interesting concept, and the cover is gorgeous. I like both the UK and the US editions, but I think the US edition is my favourite...just. I received a copy of Everless for review, so I have actually already read it, so expect a review soon.

Hero at The Fall by Alwyn Hamilton - February 1st
When gunslinging Amani Al'Hiza escaped her dead-end town, she never imagined she'd join a revolution, let alone lead one. 

I know, my snippet for this one is super small, but I can't paste anymore because Hero at the Fall is actually the third book in the Rebel of the Sands trilogy. I've already read the first two books and really enjoyed them, so I'm excited for this one!

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert - February 8th
Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice's life on the road, always a step ahead of the strange bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice's grandmother, the reclusive author of a 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 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. 

This book sounds right up my street, it sounds like it's going to be a very atmospheric read, and I'm so excited for it!

Sightwitch by Susan Dennard - February 13th
Set a year before TruthwitchSightwitch follows Ryber Fortiza, the last Sightwitch Sister as she treks deep underground to rescue her missing best friend. While there, she encounters a young Nubrevnan named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he wound up inside the mountain. As the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, and as they brave one close call after another, a tentative friendship forms between them—one that might one day grow into something more.

Now this one surprises me a little, because when I read Truthwitch I felt it was merely okay, and I didn't get the hype. Looking back now, I know I was in a hell of a reading slump and going through a difficult time, so I'm planning on picking it up again this year and giving it a reread, because I just have a feeling I'm going to feel different, and seeing all the Sightwitch hype has gotten me really excited to do that!

High Voltage by Karen Marie Moning - March 6th
There is no action without consequence…There is no power without price…There is no future without sacrifice…

That's all I can paste from Goodreads, because High Voltage is a spin off from The Fever series (aka my most favourite series of all time) and follows Dani O'Malley, a character we've met previously. I am SO excited for this one because I'm actually going to Dublin for the launch!

State of Sorrow by  Melinda Salisbury - March 18th
Sorrow all but rules the Court of Tears, in a land gripped by perpetual grief, forever mourning her brother who died just days before Sorrow was born. By day she governs in place of her father, by night she seeks secret solace in the arms of the boy she's loved since childhood. But when her brother is seemingly found alive, and intent on taking control, Sorrow has to choose whether to step aside for a stranger who might not be who he claims to be, or embark on a power struggle for a position she never really wanted.

This one was actually a pretty late addition to my anticipated reads as I only read The Sin Eaters Daughter recently, so until now I had only seen Melinda Salisbury from afar. (That sounds weird doesn't it?) I've interacted with her on Twitter, met her in person at YALC, and watched her talk on panels several times, but hadn't actually got round to reading her books. I'm very intrigued by this, and the cover is gorgeous!

Ace of Shades by Amanda Footy - April 10th
Enne Salta was raised as a proper young lady, and no lady would willingly visit New Reynes, the so-called City of Sin. But when her mother goes missing, Enne must leave her finishing school—and her reputation—behind to follow her mother’s trail to the city where no one survives uncorrupted.

This one really intrigues me, it sounds just like my kind of read and I am desperate to get my hands on it. A city of sin, a con man, and a backdrop of a glamorous city - SIGN. ME. UP. 
Seriously, I need it. 

Dance of Thieves by Mary E Pearson - August 7th
 When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty's resentment and anger.

This book is set in the world of the Remnant chronicles and I ADORED that trilogy, so I am so, so excited for this one. From reading the synopsis it sounds like it has a bit of a hate to love thing going on, which is definitely my thing, so I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

The Curses by Laure Eve - September 6th 
Picking up the pieces after the chilling events of the previous year isn’t easy, but the Graces are determined to do it. This riveting sequel to The Graces is saturated with magic, the destructive cost of power, the complications of family, and the nature of forgiveness.

Oh The Curses, and how I need you so. I absolutely LOVED the first book, it was an atmospheric drenched beautiful book that pulled me in to the glamour of the Graces siblings and I am desperate for more. 

I'm so excited for these releases, which books are you anticipated for this year? If you have a list, feel free to link it in the comments! 

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