Zoe: Welcome back everyone, Annike and I thought we would do something which we have seen a lot of lately and tell you our 5 most anticipated reads for 2018. These are all books that come out this year which we are really looking forward to, so here we go:
Zoe’s books: (how pretty are these covers btw?!)
- My first book I am really excited to read this year is War Storm by Victoria Aveyard. It comes out on May 15th so hopefully I can get it for my birthday. I have been following this series for so long so am super excited to see how it ends. Personally I have been team Cal since the end of the first book but I’m not even sure anymore. Very interested to see how she ends this series and I hope its brilliant.
The second book I would like to read in 2018 is Say You’ll Remember Me by Katie McGarry. When I came across this book I thought it sounded so cute. It looks like an easy, drama filled contemporary read which is something I haven’t read in a while. I’m not totally sure it will be different and not clique but I hope it is able to make me smile.
I very recently read The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas so when I saw she was writing another book called On the Come Up, set in the same ‘Garden Heights’ as THUG, I knew I wanted to read it. I would love to read this book as I would love to read another book as powerful and inspiring as THUG. I know it will be hard to live up to her debut book but hopefully she can write something equally as beautiful and that I will love it.
The fourth book I picked out which I would love to read in 2018 is Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder which comes out on July 17th. This book drew my eye as it is about twins which I love reading about because it is relatable, but it also looks quite deep and emotional. I would love to read a book which really touches me and I think this book looks really beautiful and bitter sweet.
The last book I am looking forward to reading is The Final Six by Alexander Monir. This is a science fiction book coming out on March 6th. I thought it looked like a YA version of The Martian which I loved and the plot looks really cool. I think if this is written well is could have a lot of potential. It looks unique and engaging and I hope iI really enjoy it if I do end up reading it in 2018.
1. So, an obvious first book of my list is A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir. If you know anything about me, it is that I have adored the AEITA series and the last 2 books were my 2 favourite reads of 2017. Thus, this book is most definitely on my anticipated releases of 2018. I’ll probably need a refresher of the other books by the time this one comes out in June, but I’m very excited!
- The next book on my list has actually already come out and it is written by a number of very prominent YA authors and called Meet Cute. I don’t know if I’m going to LOVE it purely because short stories are always kind of hard to get into, however there are authors like Jennifer L. Armentrout, Emery Lord and Kass Morgan whose stories I can’t wait for!
Again, another contemporary novel I want to read is none other than a Kasie West book by the name of Listen to your Heart. Now, Kasie West’s books haven’t really appealed to me as much is later months/years than they did a couple years ago but nevertheless I am a huge fan of her work. On that note, I also really need to get to Love, Life and The List which came out late last year. This one comes out in May – I really can’t understand how she manages to get so many books completed but I’m not complaining!
So covering the science fiction genre, I also really want to read Light Years by Kass Morgan. It is safe to say that I obviously really loved Kass Morgans The 100 series and I’m definitely looking forward to another one like this. So yeah, this book comes out a little later in the year in September but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for any early reviews.
And last but not least is Save the Date by Morgan Matson. I feel like it has been AGES since Morgan Matson released a book because I absolutely devoured The Unexpected Everything in 2017 – I think it might have been one of my top picks for the year. I’ve read every one of Matson’s books and loved them all so this one will hopefully live up to my impossible expectations.
Annike: Thanks for reading guys! Let us know if you are interesting in reading any of the books outlined above. We’re very excited for the rest of 2018 when it comes to YA fiction!
Have a good rest of the week 🙂