It’s Top Ten Tuesday time! Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly prompt curated by The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, we’re supposed to list ten books we’re looking forward to in 2018. As I want to pick up more new releases in the new year, I’m focusing mainly on those.
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Holly Black spoke about her upcoming release at Bookcon this year, and I’ve been hearing about it since. I’ve never read anything by Black, despite hearing her speak at a handful of conventions. I think it’s time to finally dive into one of her stories, and a tale of Faerie folk and murder sounds like a great place to start!
- The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
A darl twist on fairytales? Missing mothers? Misfortune? The synopsis of this book has me hooked, and apparently I’m not the only one. People have been rave reviewing the ARC for weeks. I can’t wait to get my hands on this and see if I love it as much as everyone else seems to!
- Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
I’m intrigued by the D.C. Icons series and eager to see how Marie Lu handles Batman. Of course, I should probably finish Wonder Woman: Warbringer beforehand.
- The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
I’m currently on the hunt for addictive literary fiction, and this is another novel that’s been receiving excellent reviews prior to its release. From what I gather from the synopsis, the story seems to focus on fortune telling and whether or not fate is within our control. Sounds like something I’d enjoy.
- The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith
I loved how Amber Smith portrayed the effects of trauma in The Way I Used to Be, so I’m excited to see what she does with her newest novel. This one’s an intense family drama, focusing again on tragic topics. Net Galley also approved me to review an ARC of this book, so I’ll be getting to this very soon!
- The Witch Doesn’t Burn in this One by Amanda Lovelace
The Princess Saves Herself in this One is one of my favorite poetry collections, so I was thrilled to hear that Lovelace had another in the works. And come on, the title already has me drooling.
- Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Albertalli’s new novel will focus on one of the side characters from Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Leah’s a character I felt could have used more development in that novel, so I’m glad she’s getting her own!
- A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
This is one I’m most excited about. Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes series is one of the best Young Adult fantasies out there, and I’ve been waiting to get my hands on the third book since finishing A Torch Against the Night. I need to know what happens to all of my precious babies!
- What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
When I heard Adam Silvera had a new novel in the works, I was delighted. When I Googled it and discovered that Becky Albertalli was co-writing it with him? I was ecstatic. I cannot wait to see what these two come up with together. It’s sure to be brilliant.
- Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
This should be #1 on the list, but its release borders on 2019 and I tried to do these in order. Lord of Shadows left off on such a cliffhanger, I need this. NOW.