My Most Anticipated Book Releases For 2018

2017 is coming to an end so of course, it’s time to start talking about 2018 releases.

There’s so many books that I want to read that will be released in 2018 so today I’m going to be talking about the books that I want to read from January to July. I would talk about after July but they don’t announce releases that early.

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If you’re wondering where I find the releases, then I shall tell you. I find them through Goodreads and Booktube.

Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Sona Charaipotra, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Jocelyn Davies, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee , Kass Morgan, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi, Julie Murphy

Meet Cute is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.

Preorder here.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the one her parents expect for their Indian daughter: attending a college close to their home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems “suitable.” And then there is the world of her dreams: going to film school and living in New York City—and maybe pursuing a boy she’s known from afar since grade school, a boy who’s finally falling into her orbit at school.

Preorder here.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

This story follows Alice who learns that she grandmother – who writes really dark  fairytales – dies so Alice and her mother goes to the Grandmother’s estate where Alice’s mother get’s kidnapped. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Preorder here.

Call Me Zebra by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi

This story is all about Zebra who is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago.

Preorder here.

The Traitor’s Game (The Traitor’s Game #1) by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Kestra is kidnapped and forced to betray her family. Kestra decided instead that she will bring down the rebellion which is a good decision until she finds out what is really going on in her kingdom. Will you save her family or the kingdom?

Preorder here.

The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain that when her mother died of suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents.

Preorder here.

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

The king’s three daughters – Gaela, Reagan, and Elia – know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted. Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war.

Preorder here.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

This story follows Mila and her best friend Riley as they devote most of their time to amature witchcraft. So when Riley and two Fairmont Academy mean girls die under suspicious circumstances, Mila refuses to believe everyone’s explanation that Riley was involved in their deaths so Mila does the unthinkable; she brings the girls back to life.

Preorder here.

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Moss Jefferies started suffering with panic attacks after his father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals their own school. New rules. Random locker searches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration.

Preorder here.


From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon

Twinkle Mehra is approached by a fellow film geek Sahil Roy to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival and Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director is a dream come true for her. Then she startes recieving mystery emails from a man named ‘N’.

Preorder here.

Hullmetal Girls by Emily Skrutskie

Aisha Un-Haad would do anything for her family. When her brother contracts a plague, she knows her janitor’s salary isn’t enough to fund his treatment. So she volunteers to become a Scela, a mechanically enhanced soldier sworn to protect and serve the governing body of the Fleet, the collective of starships they call home. If Aisha can survive the harrowing modifications and earn an elite place in the Scela ranks, she may be able to save her brother.

Preorder here.

What books are you most hyped for in 2018? Are you going to preorder any of these books?

Eleanor May

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  1. December 28, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I’ve just pre-ordered a copy of The Hazel Wood. It sounds amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. I’ve also just checked the UK publication date and we have to wait a little bit longer for it (8th February). That is a bit of a bummer but at least it is only a week’s gap between the US and UK publication date and not a few months.

  2. December 29, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    These are some fab recommendations! I particularly love the sound of The Astonishing Colour of After – what an unusual but touching story I think that’ll be! I’ll look out for that one (: xxx

  3. December 29, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Some great looking books here! I’m going to have to check a few of them out once they’re released… unfortunately my pre-order budget has already been taken up by continuations in series I like… The last Red Queen book comes out in 2018, as well as the sequel to A Flame in the Mist and the second volume of Wires and Nerve – all of which I’m BEYOND pumped for!

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