Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday - Most Anticipated Books for the First Half of 2018

A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1.) Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
January 2, 2018 by Wednesday Books
It seems like 2018 will be a year of books about Vikings. And I gotta say, I am here for that. A few years ago I mentioned how I wanted books about Vikings in a TTT post and I am happy that authors obliged.

2.) Unearthed by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
January 9, 2018 by Disney-Hyperion
These two are back together and writing books and I am beyond ecstatic about it. I love the way they write together. Plus this book is pitched as being Lara Croft in space which like, who wouldn’t want to read that.

3.) Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
February 20, 2018 by Razorbill
Empress of a Thousand Skies was one of my favorite reads of 2017 so I am absolutely excited about its sequel. I can’t wait to find out what is in store for the characters. I’m hoping for another twisty read.

4.) Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
February 27, 2018 by Balzar + Bray
I am not a big contemporary fan. I don’t read too many and it is hard to impress me when I do read them. Geekerella impressed me. I’m really excited for this author to write a science fiction book though.

5.) Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
March 13, 2018 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
This is probably probably one of my most anticipated books of 2018. I love this series so much and I can’t wait for the conclusion in the series. I have plans to listen to the audiobook while reading it because it’s seriously the most immersive experience.

6.) The Radical Element by Jessica Spotswood et al. - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
March 13, 2018 by Candlewick Pres
I really liked A Tyranny of Petticoats. I don’t read a ton of short story collections but I did read that one and it was fantastic. I’d be excited for more regardless but this one has new authors including some that are favorites of mine.

7.) Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter  - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
March 22, 2018 by Scholastic
I really Love Ally Carter, although I haven’t finished the Gallagher Girls series. Anyway, she’s great at writing thrillers and I am super excited for another one from her. Plus this one just sounds like something I would read even if I didn’t like the author.

8.) Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Grafton - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
March 27, 2018 by Tor
 I am such a fan of Shakespeare retelling. They are always such exciting reads. I’m also a total sucker for fantasy reads with tons of political intrigue. This book is those two things combined so you know it’s on the top of my list.

9.) Circe by Madeline Miller - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
April 10, 2018 by Lee Bourdeaux Books
I loved The Song for Achilles. I’m a fan of Greek mythology and retellings so that book was totally up my alley. I’m excited for more by this author especially because it’s kind of in the same vein.

10.) Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
April 24, 2018 by Balzar + Bray
Speaking of companion novels and getting back into these characters. I loved Simon Vs and The Upside of Unrequited. Becky writing another book, one about Leah has to be a super exciting read.

11.) Puddin by Julie Murphy - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
May 8, 2018 by Balzar +Bray
I also very much enjoy Julie Murphy’s books. Every one I read I really liked, especially Dumplin. When I heard she was writing a companion novel I was super excited to read it and get back into these characters.

12.) Furyborn by Claire Legrand - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
May 22, 2018 by Sourcebooks Fire
I have not read a ton of Claire Legrand’s books but the ones I have read, I’ve loved. Not to mention that it’s a YA fantasy that has political intrigue and a magical system that feels very reminiscent of Avatar: The Last Airbender which I am always game for. 

13.) Save the Date by Morgan Matson - Add to Goodreads / Preorder
June 5, 2018 by Simon & Schuster
Remember how I said I don’t read a lot of contemporaries? Morgan Matson is one of the few exceptions. She’s the author who made me realize I don’t hate the genre.

There you have it, all the books I am anticipating in 2018 that are not debuts. What books made your list? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. I am so excited for Leah on the Offbeat and also for Heart of Iron. Both sounds fantastic and both authors are wonderful!

  2. I am DYING to get Obsidio. I read Gemina in May 2016, that was forever ago! I am also excited for Leah, Puddin', and Save the Date. So many good books coming out!

  3. Oooh yes! I'm so excited for Unearthed and Obsidio!! Great list :D

  4. I am so excited for Leah on the Off Beat. I loved the character in Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda and I can`t wait to see what happened to our favourite characters.

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  5. I don't read much from the contemporary women genre either, but now you have me really curious about Save the Date! Adding to my TBR.

    I'm really looking forward to Circe and Kristin Hannah's The Great Alone.