Today, I'm going to share with you my top 10 most anticipated releases of 2018. As you can tell from the title, this post is going to be in two parts: Part 1 will focus on the beginning of the year releases and Part 2 will focus more on the books that will be released closer to the year's end. That means today, you'll see my top 5 anticipated book releases from January to April.
Zenith (The Androma Saga) by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings
I've been following Sasha Alsberg on her YouTube (abookutopia) for about a year now and when I found out she was co-writing a book, I immediately began to anticipate this book's arrival. I have pre-ordered the book and I am really nervous but excited to read it!
Book Release Date: Janurary 16th
The book summary, once read, completely captivated me and I hold very high expectations for this book. I've read some reviews of this book by those who have received the ARC and, yes, there have been some mixed reviews, which can be said about any and every book in existence, but I'm hoping that I can really love this book.
The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black
I haven't read any of books by Holly Black and... I probably should. I've heard about this book for quite some time now, so I was actually very surprised to find that it came out a few days ago. Family members murdered, the hatred of a prince that sounds so much like love, and a young girl dying to belong. And, knowing the type of genre that Mrs. Black has written in the past, I have found that this story has found a place in my heart. Goodness, am I excited to read this book.
Book Release Date: January 2nd
The first book that introduced me to Mrs. Black was Doll Bones. Unfortunately, I was too young to read the book, so I watched Mrs. Black publish book after book in the shadows. BUT NOW, oh yes, I can finally indulge myself in her elegant and descriptive words of poetry.
Children of Blood and Bone
I found out about this book recently actually. I was looking at theliteraryllama's Instagram early last month and I saw this book. I didn't know what it was about or anything like that, but the cover was beautiful and, after I read the plot, it was immediately put on my top 10. I don't normally read a lot of books like this one because I feel as though they're much harder to find.
Book Release Date: March 6th
I haven't read any reviews or anything like that, so all I have to go on for the book is its plot and, let me tell you, I am not disappointed at all! On the Author's bio on Goodreads, it is said that the book is getting a movie adaptation. I just hope that the movie lives up to the expectations to the book.
Ash Princess (#1) by Laura Sebastian
A princess enslaved in her own kingdom. Witnessing murder and death from every corner, she does everything she can to survive. Losing her last resort to escape, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Book Release Date: April 24th
This books sounded crazy amazing. Reading the goodreads summary of the book, I was pumped up for another trope novel.
I don't get around to reading a lot of YA fantasy romance novels, but I am way excited to after reading this book.
But, I'm not trying to get my hopes up about this being an absolutely amazing book. I'm sure it's going to be a good one, but I feel as though it might be a retelling of Cinderella (that's how the presentation of the book is coming off anyhow).
Tempest and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles #1) by Tamora Pierce
I don't believe that I have ever read anything by Tamora Pierce, but she is such an iconic author that I immediately knew who she was when I saw her name on the cover.
Book Release Date: February 6th
I'm really excited for this book. I love prequels and knowing that not only this is going to be a prequel, it is going to be a series for the prequel.
Apparently, this booking is going to introduce the story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall. I'm not sure who this person is or what type of world Tortall is, but this sounds like an epic journey.