5 Series On My 2018 TBR

Evening you guys and welcome to a new blog post that has nothing to do with reviews or bullet journaling! I figured after my last few posts were focused on those two things, I’d switch it up a little bit and give you something different and actually book related. But don’t worry, I’ll be posting another post in my Bullet Journaling 101 series this week too!

Anyways, for today’s post, we will be talking about five book series I have on my TBR for 2018! Three of them I know for a fact will be read within the next few months and the other two I hope to get to. I did a similar post last year and actually ended up reading 2 out of the 3 books I talked about, so I hope this will be at least as successful! But enough rambling, let’s talk books!

ace of shades

Let’s just start this list off with the one book I am absolutely excited to be able to read (and read early too!!! *freaks out*) because I’ve been talking about it since the summer of 2017 and now there are just three months left until it’s finally released! You guys are also going to be getting more Ace Of Shades related content leading up to the release as I am part of Amanda’s ShadowGang (and a proud #Doves member) to help create hype and excitement for the upcoming release. And there’s something in there for you too! We #Doves have planned three giveaways for a finished copy and I’ll be the sharing the first link on Sunday! So, stay tuned for that! 😉

Okay, now. I think I’ve talked enough about all the promotional aspects of this book, so let’s get into why I am so excited to read this book! Ace Of Shades is set in a Las Vegas type of city with casinos, gambling, debts and gangs that Amanda has said are comparable to Six Of Crows (and we all know exactly how I feel about that book). The book is also inspired by the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu (which I loved) and works by Cinda Williams Chima and Holly Black! I talked a bit more about a bunch of things Amanda herself shared on Twitter in this post a few months ago, so please check it out too!

I know I can’t wait to read this book and already made plans with a bunch of fellow bloggers to buddy read this as soon as we all have our copies!



Up next, we have Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight series! I will be getting the German copy of Godsgrave in April as a review copy which means that I’ll definitely read Nevernight leading up to April! I keep hearing really good things about this series so I was excited to get the chance to read it. I haven’t read any of Jay’s books before (and it seems like there are a ton of them out there) but he seems like a pretty liked author so I can’t wait to see what I think of his writing.

Nevernight follows the story of Mia Corvere who ‘is apprenticed to the deadliest flock of assassins in the entire Republic—the Red Church. If she bests her fellow students in contests of steel, poison and the subtle arts, she’ll be inducted among the Blades of the Lady of Blessed Murder, and one step closer to the vengeance she desires. But a killer is loose within the Church’s halls, the bloody secrets of Mia’s past return to haunt her, and a plot to bring down the entire congregation is unfolding in the shadows she so loves.‘ (via Goodreads)


the long way to a small angry planet

There is a bit of a running theme here because the next series on my list is another one where I’ll be getting the sequel (translated into German) as review copy and therefore will be reading the first book this year (or more accurately: within the next couple of weeks): Becky Chambers Wayfarer’s Trilogy! I’ve seen this book pop up so many times whenever I’ve been looking through used books but never got that final spark to pick it up – until now! I honestly don’t know anything about this trilogy and I almost want to keep it that way. All I know is that it’s sci-fi and apparently a space opera which I hope I’ll enjoy as I did like the setting of Empress Of A Thousand Skies!

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.‘ (via Goodreads)


red rising

Now, let’s talk about the one book off my list from last year that I didn’t get to: Red Rising by Pierce Brown! I know that I keep talking about wanting to read this book but for whatever reason, other books will constantly demand my attention over this one. But 2018 is going to be the year. I promise, Pierce. I promise. And Pierce just came out with another book in this universe (and maybe the same characters? I don’t know, I haven’t looked at anything related to Iron Gold because I didn’t want to spoil myself for anything) so a lot of people have been talking about this series again which is a constant reminder that I need to get on it already.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies… even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.‘ (via Goodreads)

This is the third sci-fi book on my list already… Do I sense a theme for 2018 here? I don’t really read much (or any) sci-fi so this should be really interesting! I am definitely excited to finally get to this book and you guys should feel free to pressure me into reading this already!


this savage songThe Monsters Of Verity duology has been on my TBR ever since I finished reading A Darker Shade Of Magic, and yet, almost an entire year later – it’s still sitting unread on my shelves. Feel free to yell at me right about now. I get it. I can’t believe I haven’t read this yet either. And Sandra recently finished reading this and she seemed to really enjoy it, so I’m even more excited to get to it!

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters. One who can steal a soul with a simple strain of music. When the chance arises to keep an eye on Kate, who’s just been kicked out of her sixth boarding school and returned home, August jumps at it. But Kate discovers August’s secret, and after a failed assassination attempt the pair must flee for their lives.‘ (via Goodreads)

I don’t think I really need to tell you guys much more about this book, right? I feel like it’s pretty well-known book in the book community, so you’ve probably heard about it at some point before.

lets chat 1

Have you guys read any of these books before? If so, what did you think? And if you haven’t – are you planning on? And if you’ve read all of them – where should I start my reading journey? We all know I have trouble making decisions, so hopefully, you guys yelling at me to read a particular book is going to make me pick them up quicker!

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28 thoughts on “5 Series On My 2018 TBR

  1. Aah, I have super mixed feelings on Ace of Shades?? I really did not like DOTBC, and I’m hesitant about the fact that this is being compared to Six of Crows, but it does seem really good sooooo. And aahh Nevernight! I started & DNFed the book last July, I think, because I just COULD NOT deal with the writing & info-dumping, but then the next month, it got so hyped on Goodreads and I regretted DNFing it. 😂 Hope you enjoy all of these books, Swetlana!

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    1. What do you mean you are hesitant about it because it’s compared to Six Of Crows??? Did you not enjoy the book??? MAY PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S NOT THE CASE.

      Oh yeah, I heard that there are like a lot of footnotes or something? And that people tend to find it annoying because of it. I’m definitely curious to see where I fall!

      Thank you, May! I hope so too. 🙂

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      1. OH NO I WOULD NEVER, SIX OF CROWS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS EVER. 😂😍 I’m just afraid it’ll be too similar to SoC, or it won’t be similar at all and I’ll be disappointed??

        Yeah, there are a lot of footnotes! Kristoff’s voice is hilarious tbh, but I found everything else really dry and hard to focus on. :/

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  2. The only one of these I’ve read is This Savage Song, and it was absolutely amazing! So you should definitely read it!
    I also really want to read Ace of Shades… It’s sounds really cool, but I think I’ll try to read Daughter of the Burning City first.

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  3. I am currently reading Red Rising after having and I am not able to put it down. I’ll probably end up binge-reading the whole series. Had it for years and kept putting it off but I’m so glad I finally picked it up.
    I’ve also heard great things about Nevernight and This Savage Song and really want to read them. They sound great!

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  4. I’M SO EXCITED FOR ACE OF SHADES UGH (hey rival swetlana –a scarhands member (me) )

    THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET APPARENTLY IS LIKE A CLASSIC IN YA FICTION OR SOMETHING???? who even knows but it sounds interesting!! that cover makes it look like… not ya

    also it’s so cool that you can read books in german! i’m definitely not fluent (reading wise) enough in another language to read books ahaha

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      Is it???? How have I not heard more about the book? I feel like it would be the kind of book that everyone pushes you to read but I barely even hear about it. But I am SO curious! Actually, I think it’s SO YA. Especially more recent YA. I feel like I keep seeing this type of cover more and more recently.

      That’s how I used to feel about reading books in English or watching shows in English when I was a teenager. I never thought my English was good enough to understand it all but with enough practice I’ve definitely gotten much, much better!

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  5. I really want to read This Savage Song as well, but I might do that later in October when I aim to read spooky books 🙂 High on my own TBR is the Grisha Trilogy, so that I can finally get to Six of Crows 😀 aaand so many more Series that I have to get to 😅

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  6. I also made my own personal list of series I want to read this year and I think you’ll be happy to hear that The Infernal Devices is on that list 😉 I realllllly want to read Nevernight because I love any and all stories that have boarding schools! I heard some people mention it’s problematic but they never specified what exactly is problematic about it?? So I’m still going to go in with excitement because it DOES sound really good and I’ll just see for myself!

    I also wanna read Red Rising because one of my friends keeps yelling about it and I’m slowly getting sick of it XD I hope you’ll get to all of these and that they live up to your expectations! Especially Ace of Shades (I’m personally a little worried about it not living up to mine arhgfdjhg)

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    1. YES, GOOD CHOICE JACKIE. GOOD CHOICE. Now I just need to keep my fingers crossed that you’ll end up loving it!

      Oh no! I haven’t heard anything about Nevernight being problematic yet… but I’m definitely curious now!

      I would be SO disappointed if Ace didn’t live up to my expectations! I’ve been talking and fangirling about it for sooo long now.

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