Hey you guys and welcome to (yet) another anticipated releases post! If you are anything like me, you probably have a list at least a mile long featuring all those upcoming releases you can’t wait to get your hands on. Right? Of course, you do!
You’re a bookworm and (probably) blogger! And as a fellow blogger, you’ve probably also shared a bunch of your anticipated releases on your blog before (as most of us do) so you probably understand that it’s a never-ending list. Honestly, you think ‘Okay, I’ve shared so many releases, I’m sure I’ve talked about all of them at this point!’ but then you check Goodreads and realize that – no, you haven’t.
That’s what happened today! I’ve been thinking up new blog posts for the upcoming month and while I thought I had mentioned most of my anticipated releases in the past few months – I haven’t talked about all of them. Which is exactly what we’re going to be talking about today. And just in case you haven’t seen my previous two posts yet, click here and here!
I feel like it’s kind of weird that I am starting this list off with two books I currently have eARCs of and technically own that way, but like. Physical copies. We’re talking physical copies. Plus, I haven’t read them yet so I’m still super anticipating them!
But the first book is all about a lethal siren, Lira, who has to deliver hearts to her mother, the Sea Queen. When she kills one of her own though, her mother punishes her by turning her into a human with the mission to get Prince Elian’s heart or remain human forever.
From what I gather and remember about The Little Mermaid this sounds a lot like it’s going to be a retelling but the main character is deadly and after human hearts which Arielle never was in the Disney movie. But still, I am so excited and can’t wait to read this and tell you guys more about it soon!
Up next, we’re talking about the second eARC I have and a book I first heard about on Jackie’s blog as she had won an ARC in a giveaway and so when I came across this on NetGalley, of course, I had to try my luck too!
We’re following Leigh Chen, a half Asian and half white character who travels to Taiwan to meet her grandparents for the first time after her mother commits suicide. Leigh is convinced her mother turned into a bird after her suicide so she’s determined to find that bird while in Taiwan.
This honestly sounds like the type of book that is going to make me cry over and over again – I can’t not cry whenever something happens to a mother in a book or tv show. I just turn into a sobbing mess. So yeah, I am ready to get my heart broken.
It’s absolutely no secret that I am a big Cassandra Clare fan (and yes, I’ve mentioned Queen Of Air And Darkness in one of my other two posts before so you won’t find it here) so obviously, she was going to be included here! But not only is this a Cassandra Clare book. Oh no! It’s the first of a number of short stories all about a certain character that has shown up in all three of her series.
And if you know me, you know just how much I love, love, love this character. Which of course means that I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this story and all of the following ones! And if you’re wondering why I’m not mentioning this character by name – there are potential spoilers involved for this character’s previous story arc!
Oh look, not only am I talking about Cassie, but I also have a Sarah J. Maas book on this list! And this ‘novella’ is going to be pretty much a bridge between the previous books in the A Court Of Thorns And Roses series and the upcoming ones. And it’s supposedly from Feyre and Rhysand’s perspectives. I just hope Rhys gets more page time for his perspective than he did in ACOWAR.
As far as plot? We don’t know anything. Not a single thing other than it’s set after the events of ACOWAR and is dual-perspective. But I honestly don’t need much more than that. I still love this series even though ACOWAR kind of disappointed me and I am keeping my fingers crossed that we’re getting at least some Cassian in this one – I miss him. So much.
So yeah, dual POV and hopefully some Cassian (and if Sarah throws in all of the other characters too, that’d be even better) – that’s all I need.
While creating this list, I was convinced I had talked about Sandyha Menon’s upcoming book already. I mean, I’ve been lusting after it for months now. Surely I would have talked about it before? Turns out, I haven’t yet. Which is fantastic because that just means I get to talk about it for today’s post!
You might remember that I read and really enjoyed When Dimple Met Rishi last year and I’ve been looking forward to any book by Sandyha ever since! And now we’re so close!
In this book, we follow aspiring filmmaker Twinkle who gets the chance to direct a movie for an upcoming festival with fellow film lover Sahil. Twinkle also sees this as an opportunity to get closer to Sahil’s twin brother Neil who she has a crush on, so when someone called N. starts emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil! Problem is, while making their movie together, Twinkle has fallen madly in love with Sahil.
And even though I feel like I know pretty much exactly how this particular book is going to play out, I’m still super excited because sometimes you just really need a fun, light-hearted rom-com type of book!
This particular release has been on my ‘Not Yet Released’ shelf for ages now it seems because I had read Sara’s Snow Like Ashes trilogy before (I should mention that I still haven’t read the final book…) and enjoyed it quite a bit. Naturally, when I saw that she was coming out with a new series, I added it to my TBR too! And I have to say, this cover really intrigues me!
In These Rebel Waves, we follow a soldier, a pirate and a heretic on different missions: find a missing diplomat (the first two) and reverse a people’s fear of magic. I honestly feel like this story has a lot of potential and I’ve really come to enjoy stories that feature pirates in them (or privateers) so I’m even more excited! I just hope there won’t be an unnecessary love triangle in this one… I don’t really have time for that. But we’ll see!
I would like to round out this post by sharing an image of all the books I am excited about for 2018 (that have covers) – their releases start from the month of March and continue until December – though some months aren’t included (yet).
And if you guys want information on any of these titles that I didn’t include in this post, make sure to check out my previous posts by clicking here and here! Three books missing on this wrap-up image are On The Come Up by Angie Thomas, Son Of Dawn by Cassandra Clare and What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera – which by no means is a sign of me wanting them any less. I think we all know I am a big fan of all three authors’ previous work and absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on any and all future books they write!
How about you guys? Do you have lists and lists filled with upcoming releases? And do you constantly find yourself wanting to talk about them to anyone who will listen? And what are some of your most anticipated releases for 2018? Let me know in the comments below as I still need to expand my list – especially for the second half of 2018!