Happy New Year’s Eve everyone!! Can you believe the end of 2018 is here? I have a lot of high hopes for 2019… Let’s hope it lives up to my excitement… much like the books I’m about to talk about. 😜
I’m here with my final recap post for 2018 – but this time, it’s about what I’m looking forward to next year! This list is just a few of the books I have gotten the most hyped about reading next year. Check it out below:
- January 8: The Wicked King by Holly Black – This is the much anticipated sequel to The Cruel Prince, which ended in a crazy cliffhanger and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. This series follows Jude Duarte – a human girl living in the faerie world – as she tries to find a way to not only survive, but thrive in that dangerous place.
- January 15: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – Set in Paris in 1889, this follows a treasure hunter who is approached by a secret society to hunt down an ancient and powerful artifact. This one sounds like the perfect blend of history with fantasy.
- February 5: Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James – Described as the “African Game of Thrones”, I am beyond excited for another blend of African lore and fantasy. Tracker, known far and wide for his hunting skills, is sent to retrieve a mysterious, missing boy. As his quest progresses, he begins to wonder why the boy is so important.
- March 5: Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta – A retelling and gender-bend of the King Arthur story set in the future. Ari Helix has been running her whole life. When she crash lands on Old Earth and pulls an ancient sword from its resting place, suddenly she no longer needs to run, and the revolution can start.
- March 5: Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi – The sequel to one of my favorite fantasies from this year, Children of Blood and Bone. Based off of West African folklore, this tells of a country where magic is oppressed. Young Zélie has one chance to bring magic back and save her people.
- April 2: The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman – Violet Saunders is upset to have been uprooted from the city and brought to live in the remote town of Four Paths. What makes it even worse is the fact she’s descended from one of the town’s founders, and people seem to treat her with fear and disdain. Bodies begin to appear in the woods, and it’s up to Violet and the rest of the founders’ descendents to solve the mystery of Four Paths before things escalate.
- May 7: Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – I’m always excited about Kaufman and Kristoff together. This new series is about a newly graduated group of space cadets, who on their first mission discover a girl who has been in cryo-sleep for 200 years. What they discover is she could be the catalyst to start a war millions of years in the making.
- May 14: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal – With a setting inspired by ancient Arabia, this story follows two people in polar opposite roles. Zafira disguses herself as male and becomes known as the “Hunter” – she risks everything entering the cursed forest Arz to feed her people. Nasir is a notorious assassin and son to the autocratic king. Both are determined to retrieve an ancient artifact from the Arz that will both stop its power and restore the kingdom.
- July 2: Immunity by Erin Bowman – This is the sequel to Contagion, and I am beyond excited to get to it. Contagion is set far in the future – a group is sent to an uninhabited planet to check on an exploratory mining crew whom their company hasn’t heard from in a while. But what awaits them is more than they bargained for.
- Oct 1: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo – A new series from Bardugo, this one follows Alex Stern, a 20-year-old high school dropout with a criminal past who is given a second chance at Yale. While there, she is charged with monitoring Yale’s secret societies, which engage in mysterious occult activities.
What are some books you are looking forward to the most next year? Do we share any??
Tell me all about it below!
As always, happy reading!