2018 releases I still need to read

The good (and bad) thing about starting a blog this year is that I learned about so many wonderful sounding new releases! Far more than I could ever possibly read. Which is exciting, of course, but also overwhelming! Among all the amazing releases from this year, there are a few (aka 15) that I most want to read soon. This is only a fraction of the 2018 releases still on my TBR (yikes) but these ones are my priority!

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The Disasters by M.K. England

The Disasters

This book has actually yet to be released! From what I understand, it sounds like Six of Crows meets Guardians of the Galaxy, and I am HERE for it. The release date is December 18th.

Dragonshadow by Elle Katharine White

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This is the sequel to Heartstone, which was a retelling of Pride and Prejudice with dragons and one of my favorite reads of 2017, so I can’t wait to see what this next book brings!

Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

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Brandon Sanderson tells such brilliant stories and I know this sci-fi novel will be amazing. I have a hold at the library, so maybe I’ll actually read this before the end of the year…?

The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta

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I honestly don’t know much about the plot of this book but I’ve heard wonderful things about it and I don’t think I’ve ever read an Italian-themed fantasy, so I guess I gotta pick it up!

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

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This story is inspired by what happens to Susan in the Chronicles of Narnia, following a group of siblings after they return from a magical land, and I could not be more intrigued to see where it goes.

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

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This book, which is a fantasy about falconers and siblings, has gotten amazing reviews and blurbs from authors and readers that I trust, which means I obviously need to read it ASAP!

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor

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I still haven’t gotten around to the sequel to Strange the Dreamer but I’m really excited to find out what happens next for these characters.

Sadie by Courtney Summers

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This mystery about a girl who goes missing is a little outside my normal wheelhouse, but I’ve read so many rave reviews and heard amazing things, so I guess it’s time to stretch myself!

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

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After all the good things I’ve heard about this book, which follows an Persian-American boy visiting his family in Iran, I’m more than eager to pick it up and find out what all the hype is about.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson

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Zombies and witches? Yes please! I’ve heard nothing but praise since this book came out earlier this year and I can’t wait to read it.

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

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This book tells the story of Syrian refugees in the present day as well as a historical narrative about mapmakers, and it sounds absolutely beautiful.

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang

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I’m so here for this cover and also basically everything about this dark fantasy! I’ve heard plenty of praise and I can’t wait to dive in.

Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne

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This sci-fi retelling of Jane Eyre sounds right up my alley, especially since I’m planning on rereading Jane Eyre soon!

Circe by Madeline Miller

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I really enjoyed The Song of Achilles when I read it a few years back, so I’m really eager to see Madeline Miller’s take on the mythology around Circe!

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

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I’m ready to have my heart broken! (Am I, though?) This book has been recommended to me several times now so I must get on it soon!

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Have you read any of these 2018 releases? Which ones should I try to read first?

x Margaret
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23 thoughts on “2018 releases I still need to read

  1. Ohh agree – it’s so good to find about new releases, but it’s also a bit overwhelming at times haha. I loved The Astonishing Color, I hope you’ll read it soon and will love it! 😀 I also have Darius on my TBR, it sounds like such a great read, I’m impatient to read it 😀

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  2. I just finished Sadie last week! It was an amazing book and I read it in a day, but the ending made me so mad!! I won’t say more so I don’t spoil it, but oh my god, it drove me crazy.

    Circe is the one big 2018 release I still need to get to. It’s been on my TBR since, like January when I first saw an announcement about it on Goodreads, and I somehow still haven’t gotten to it.

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