Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Most Anticipated Books of 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR! No you're not dreaming, I have written a new blog post. A new year has begun, a new Goodreads challenge is upon us, so I'm back with a list of all the new releases I can't wait to read. I have over 25 books to get through, so to keep things as short as possible I'll list them all by release date with a little synopsis and brief commentary. Feel free to skip to the bits you're interested in! (Btw can we just talk about how GORGEOUS all of these covers are. My bookshelves are about to get super pretty this year).
Batman Nightwalker (DC Icons #2) Marie Lu | January 2nd 2018
The second of instalment of the DC Icons companion novels follows Bruce Wayne, before his Batman days. The Nightwalkers are murdering Gotham City's elites and Bruce is next on their list. Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) was one of my top 10 reads of 2017 so I cannot wait to get into this!

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet Jennifer L Armentrout et al | Jan 2nd 2018
A plethora of fab YA authors are banding together in this adorable romance anthology. Stories will include Sara Shepard's glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, Huntley Fitzpatrick's charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner and, most excitingly a story from Nicola Yoon

A Dash of Trouble (Love, Sugar, Magic #1) Anna Meriano | Jan 2nd 2018
Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas. Upon discovering her family are using witches of Mexican ancestry to pour magic into their bakes, Leonora sets out to unearth her own magical abilities. Witchcraft is iffy territory for me but I'm curious about this middle grade novel because a) cute cover and b) ever since I read the Lara Jean series I've loved reading about baking.

My So Called Powers #1 Heather Nuhfer | Jan 23 2018
Not going to lie, I mainly want this for that stunning cover designed by Simini Blocker. The novel itself sounds cute though. It's the first in a new middle grade series and is set to be a "quirky and funny coming-of-age novel celebrating individuality". Heather Nuhfer is an established comic book author, portfolio including My Little Pony and Teen Titans Go
American Panda Gloria Chao | Feb 6th 2018
Along with Emergency Contact this is my MOST anticipated release of 2018. I'm so excited to finally get my hands on it this Feb. American Panda is a fluffy contemporary about Tawainese-American teen, Mei. Her whole life has been predestined and planned out by her parents and she is all set to become a doctor, marry a pre-approved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer and produce a litter of babies. It will address the struggles of dealing with parental expectation, cultural identity and finding your true self

Surprise Me Sophie Kinsella | Feb 13th 2018
When a couple decides to spice up their mundane marriage with a series of surprises, things don't always go to plan. Sophie Kinsella is my ultimate auto-buy author and there's no question as to whether I'll be picking this up or not. As with all of her novels, this is sure to be a laugh-out-loud book laced with relatable qualities.
The Astonishing Color of After Emily X R Pan | March 20th 2018
The first magical realism book on my list! Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. In a bid to find her mother, half-white, half-Asian Leigh travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandmother for the first time. My Mam died when I was young so I know I'm going to connect with so many parts of this, even if it will be hard to read at times. 

Emergency Contact Mary H.K Choi | Mar 27th 2018
As I said, this is tied with American Panda for my MOST anticipated release of 2018. Marketed as Eleanor & Park meets To All the Boys I've Loved Before (aka two of my all time favourite books) - this sounds like it was tailor made for me. For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine miles and a zillion light years away from everything she can’t wait to leave behind. Is it March yet?
Runaways Vol 1 Rainbow Rowell | April 10th 2018
Last year Rainbow Rowell revived a beloved Marvel series called Runaways, breathing new life into familiar characters. I already picked up the first 4 comic issues and I'm excited to pick up this graphic novel, collecting Issues 1-6. If you've been waiting to start this series, the graphic novel will be the perfect way to get going.

In Conclusion Don’t Worry About It Lauren Graham | April 17th 2018
I picked up two Lauren Graham (aka Lorelai Gilmore)'s books last year and fell in love with her narrative voice. Following up Talking As Fast As I Can, her latest memoirs expand on a speech she gave at Langley High. Throughout she reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams and living for the present.

Someday, Somewhere Lindsay Champion | April 17 2018
When Dom's class is taken to hear a concert at Carnegie Hall, she expects to be bored out of her mind. But then she sees the boy in the front row playing violin like his life depends on it and she is transfixed. Posing as an NYU student, Dom sneaks back to New York City to track down Ben Tristan, a magnetic genius who whisks her into his world. Told through a contrasting split perspective with an unreliable narrator, the mystery of this book seriously draws me in. 
A Court of Frost & Starlight Sarah J Maas | May 1st 2018
Kicking off a mammoth month of book releases, Sarah J Maas is back with a spin off novel (narrated by Feyre & Rhysand) for all ACOTAR fans. A total must buy!

Bookish Boyfriends Tiffany Schmidt | May 1st 2018
A cute contemporary about a girl who's literary crushes manifest themselves in real life. Basically every bookworm's dream, am I right?

Miss Peregrine #4 Ransom Riggs | May 1st 2018
YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT! Ransom Riggs is releasing a second Miss Peregrine trilogy! Someone hold my book, I think I'm going to faint. I don't know quite what it'll be about yet but WHO CARES!?

The Way You Make Me Feel Maurene Goo | May 8th 2018
From the author of I Believe in a Thing Called Love and Since You Asked comes this light hearted, summer contemporary. Clara Shin is a prankster but when one of her jokes goes too far she is sentenced to work in her Dad's food truck as punishment. I'm expecting feel good vibes and a fluffy romance. (Also digging all of these Asian protagonists).

Airports, Exes and Other Things I'm Over Shani Petroff | May 15th 2018
A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and a scumbag cheating ex-boyfriend... what could go wrong? Hopefully everything because I'm ready for some drama. 

My So Called Bollywood Life Nisha Sharma | May 15th 2018
A Bollywood-esque romance set at a summer film camp. This sounds perfect for fans of When Dimple Met Rishi and my Indian self is very excited.

Always Never Yours Austin Siegemund-Borka & Emily Wibberly | May 22nd 2018
Yet another fluffy contemporary! All of Megan Harper's find their soulmates right after dating her but she's not about to let that get her down. Instead, she's focusing on pursuing her dreams of directing theatre and fulfilling her dream school's acting requirement through a minor acting role. Her plans are scuppered when she is cast as Juliet and thus drama (and hopefully) romance ensues.

Front Desk Kelly Yang | May 22nd 2018
Front Desk is a middle-grade novel from debut author Kelly Yang. Based on the author's life, the story follows Mia—the daughter of first generation Chinese immigrants.

Listen to Your Heart Kasie West | May 29th 2018
How does Kasie West put out like 30 novels a year? The woman is a magician and I've loved every single one of her books so far. Another auto-buy for me and I'm excited for the podcast element of this little love story. Legendary (Caraval #2) Stephanie Garber | May 29th 2018
Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colourful, mesmerising, and immersive sequel to the bestselling and breakout debut Caraval, following Scarlett’s younger sister, Tella, on a journey to the empire’s capital to fulfill a mysterious bargain.

From Twinkle With Love Sandhya Menon | Jun 5th 2018
Author of When Dimple Met Rishi is back with an adorable tale about aspiring filmmaker and wallflower, Twinkle Mehra. Told through a series of letters Twinkle writes to her favourite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, with Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.

Save the Date Morgan Matson | Jun 5th 2018
Lots of romance and drama surrounding a family wedding. As with all Morgan Matson novels, this is bound to be light-hearted and funny but with a few deeper messages amongst the fluff.

Making Friends Kristen Gudsnuk | Jun 26th 2018
One for the creatives and fairytale lovers. Danielle inherits a magical sketchbook from her eccentric great aunt Elma, she draws Madison, an ideal best friend that springs to life right off the page! It's not all a bed of roses though as she also draws her favourite cartoon villain leading to a whole world of trouble. 

My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) Cythnia Hand et al | Jun 26th 2018
YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS! My Lady Jane is one of my all time favourite books and I cannot waiiiiit for the next instalment to drop this summer. This companion novel focuses on Jane Eyre and Charlotte Bronte with a quirky, paranormal twist. If MLJ was anything to go by, this will be equal parts weird and wonderful.
Floored Sara Barard et al | July (Date TBA)
Told from the perspective of each character and a mysterious narrator, Floored is about all the ups and downs of life. After they go through a traumatic experience together, the lives of six strangers become intertwined, and they decide to meet once a year to commemorate the day they met and the person they lost. Each story is written by a different author, much like Let It Snow.

All Your Perfects Colleen Hoover | July 15th 2018
Adult stand alone novel about a rocky marriage.
Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons #3) Sarah J Maas | Aug 7th 2018 It's a busy year for Sarah J Maas, what with an ACOTAR spin off series, another instalment of A Throne of Glass and her contribution to the DC Icons series. In this third DC Icons book--following Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Marie Lu's Batman: Nightwalker--Selina is playing a desperate game of cat and mouse, forming unexpected friendships and entangling herself with Batwing 

Untitled Stand Alone Kiera Cass | Sept 20th 2018
I don't know the title, the cover or what it's about but it's Kiera Cass so I know I'm going to buy it. There's also mention of a teen novel but I'm not sure if that's the same thing?
Black Mirror: Vol 1 Edited by Charlie Brooker | Sept 20th 2018
From the creator of Black Mirror comes the first book in a darkly satirical anthology series featuring original stories from leading fiction writers, all set in the world of the cult series.

Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Novel David Polonsky | Oct 2nd 2018
The only graphic novelisation of Anne Frank's diary that has been authorised by the Anne Frank Foundation and that uses text from the diary. I've never read Anne Frank's diary but look forward to discovering such an important story through this medium.
Unfortunately there's no more releases after October that really entice me but there are a couple of undated novels I'm eagerly anticipating.

Book #3 Nicola Yoon | Date TBA
Nicola Yoon was one of my favourite authors of 2017 with both of her previous novels gaining a 5 star rating from me. She is yet to give full details on her third stand alone but I will post the updates as we get them!

Bloom Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau | Date TBA An adorable graphic novel about a couple who fall in love at a bakery.

What books are you anticipating this year?
Tell me in the comments below



  1. just discovered your blog, so so so LOVELY and you write amazing posts xx

    1. Thank you so much! So glad you are enjoying it so far xx

      - A x

  2. ooo I'm so glad I read this! I want to get myself back on track so I've added a few of these to my 'to read' list.

    Marty xo

  3. We have some books in common! I'm very curious about A Court of Frost and Starlight, Legendary, Batman (even though it came out, I still don't have it), Catwoman and some more! I loved how you've gone to the length of showing everything from January to December!

  4. I'm so excited for May. My So Called Bollywood Life sounds amazing!



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