It’s already the end of January, and I realize I haven’t shared my most anticipated releases of 2018 (other than a couple of lists I did back in November for Sci-Fi Month). Making lists is one of my favorite blogging activities, so I put together fourteen books I’m ridiculously excited to read this year. Caveat: I’m only listing books with cover art at this time, and I’m sure later in the year after more covers have been revealed, I’ll do another list. Here they are, in order of release date:
March 2018 Releases
Impostor Syndrome by Mishell Baker. Baker’s third book in her stunning The Arcadia Project series is almost here! I’m so happy to have a review copy. If you love urban fantasy, stories of the fey and interesting characters with disabilities, you’ll love this series. Start with Borderline!
The Hunger by Alma Katsu. This is going to be the book that puts Katsu on the map, in my opinion. The Hunger is already getting national attention in the book world, with starred reviews in all the major book review publications. I can’t wait!
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Another book #3, the finale of the AMAZING Illuminae Files, I’m beyond excited to dive back into Kaufman and Kristoff’s terrifying sci-fi adventure.
April 2018 Releases
The Night Dahlia by R.S. Belcher. If I haven’t been shouting loud enough these past five years or so, let me remind you that R.S. Belcher is one of my MOST FAVORITE authors ever! He just never disappoints. This book is a sequel to Nightwise, which I gave a most deserved five stars to a couple of years ago. To say I’m excited to read this book is a huge understatement.
Before Mars by Emma Newman. There seem to be quite a few “third book in a series” that I’m excited about this year, and here’s another. Newman’s Planetfall series will ultimately have four books, but so far each can be read as a standalone or out of order.
Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente. Valente’s stories are weird, magical and different from any other author I’ve read, so I am always curious to see what she’ll do next. This is a standalone novel that sounds super crazy!
May 2018 Releases
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff. Kristoff is a powerhouse writer, with at least two new releases this year, and this is the start of a new series, which is cause for celebration!
Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel. And here’s ANOTHER series conclusion! Wow, I had no idea 2018 was going to be the year of the series wrap-up. I know I’m not the only person chomping at the bit to read the finale of The Themis Files!
June 2018 Releases
The Mermaid by Christina Henry. I’m a big fan of Henry’s, and although the tone of this seems like it’s going to be quite different from her last few books, I’m still excited as hell!
Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. This is the only debut on this list, but I couldn’t resist this story of a monster hunting Native American. I think what really sealed the deal for me was this unexpected cover!
Starless by Jacqueline Carey. I really loved Miranda & Caliban, so I’m looking forward to Carey’s newest book this year. This is getting awesome reviews already:-D
July 2018 Releases
And finally, two more sequels in series I’m absolutely loving:
Bloody Rose (The Band #2) by Nicholas Eames. Eames burst onto the SFF scene last year with a bang. His debut Kings of the Wyld took the blogging world by storm, and I’ve no doubt the follow-up will do the same.