7 Books Coming Out In 2018

I really love looking at future releases and when I started going down the releases for 2018 I remembered so many of the books that will be out soon! I can’t wait for a lot of these books to be in my hands because I’m really excited for all of them. A lot of these are coming out in March and I was honestly not expecting that but I guess that means I’ll have a great March haul next year.

1. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Release Date: March 6th 2018

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Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zelie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now, Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers—and her growing feelings for the enemy.

2. Throne of Glass book #7 by Sarah J. Maas

Release Date: September 4th, 2018

3. The Muse of Nightmares by Lani Taylor

Release Date: TBD

There was a war between men and gods, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. That day is at hand.

4. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Release Date: January 2nd 2018

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Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

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.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

5.Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Release Date: March 13th 2018

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Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion? Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict. With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

6. The Case for Jamie (Charlotte Holmes #3) by Brittany Cavallaro

Release Date: March 6th, 2018

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It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for. Until strange things start happening to him. Strange things that might mean nothing at all—or that someone is after him again.

Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex. Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows that her Watson can’t forgive her.

Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but there is someone who wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.

In this final explosive book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Holmes and Watson face the ultimate test: they must unravel the case of their lives without unraveling each other.

7. Bloodwitch (The Witchlands #3) by Susan Dennard

Release Date: TBD

Now I Rise ★★★★☆

4 stars

This book was one that I had been waiting a long while for but to be honest half of it wasn’t what I was expecting. This book wasn’t bad but I only enjoyed reading about one of the perspectives because the other just annoyed me to no end. Overall this book was one that I found myself skim reading at points but still enjoyed most of the time.

Goodreads Summary:

She has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself.

After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada Dracul is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.

What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill. But Mehmed has sent him to Constantinople—and it’s no diplomatic mission. Mehmed wants control of the city, and Radu has earned an unwanted place as a double-crossing spy behind enemy lines. Radu longs for his sister’s fierce confidence—but for the first time in his life, he rejects her unexpected plea for help. Torn between loyalties to faith, to the Ottomans, and to Mehmed, he knows he owes Lada nothing. If she dies, he could never forgive himself—but if he fails in Constantinople, will Mehmed ever forgive him?

As nations fall around them, the Dracul siblings must decide: what will they sacrifice to fulfill their destinies? Empires will topple, thrones will be won…and souls will be lost

My Review:

I really do love Lada and enjoyed reading every other chapter that was in her POV. She is a strong woman and she really does a lot to get her home land back from those who are harming it. She does some questionable things but I understand most of her choices because she is attempting radical change.

I tended to skim read any section about Radu talking about how much he loves Mehmed and how he will do anything for him. I liked him in the first book but I couldn’t agree with how he pined after someone who knew he liked him and used it to better themselves. He just ended up becoming someone who I found myself annoyed with but I really did love his “wife.” She’s someone who really loved her religion and wasn’t doing everything because she was pining after someone who didn’t love her back. She had someone, in fact, we got to see more of her relationship with her girlfriend in this book and I really enjoyed those parts of the book because it showed that even in the past, homosexuality has been a thing.

I was also surprised to see how easily Ladas men follow her and listen to her orders. I really liked reading about a woman in charge of an army. It’s not often that you find a book where there is a female commander and it was really something to read about.

I don’t feel like I have much to say about this book but I really did enjoy it as a whole and would recommend the duology to anyone who likes a strong female lead. I would recommend reading this book directly after the first book because there were some characters that I had forgotten about.