Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Why Is 2018 So Far Away

Sometimes I think about books coming out post-2017 and get excited. There are just SO MANY that sound freaking amazing, and I just want to read them already. But I can't. *sobs* In the meantime, I want to showcase the ones I'm most excited about. And I really, really did try to cut this down, but I COULDN'T. I TRIED HARD, GUYS. 

(I checked the dates on Goodreads, so they are all currently scheduled for 2018 publication. But as we all know, sometimes things happen, so let's just cross our fingers we get all of these next year! :D)

From Favorite Authors:
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore: as she is one of my forever faves, I don't even CARE what it's about honestly. However, it does sound freaking amazing! And it's one of my highly anticipated for sure.

The Fast Track by Krista and Becca Ritchie: after loving the Addicted series, and the first two books in their Aerial Ethereal world, I will basically read whatever they write. And it's their first YA, exciting!

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West: Kasie is one of my auto-read/buy authors, so OF COURSE I'm excited for her next book! :D

Sawkill Girls and Ashborn by Claire Legrand: I still have only read SKOH, but I loved it so much that I want to read her backlist and her upcoming books.

Aru Shah and the End of Time and The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi: Roshani has quickly become one of my favorite authors after loving her previous novels, so I'm really looking forward to what she has next!

Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi: I binge-read the series last year (or was it in 2015?) and fell so utterly in love with it, but I WAS a bit disappointed with the ending. So while I'm always nervous about add-ons, I'm super happy too.

Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson: have I told you lately how much I love the Remnant Chronicles? It's one of my all-time favorite series, so when I heard that there were more coming, I about died of excitement. Again, I'm a *little* nervous because I don't always have good luck with add-ons. But since these are companions and not direct sequels, I'm not as apprehensive. Plus, I've no doubt Mary is gonna write another amazing book!

Dear Miss Sweetie by Stacey Lee: I never used to read historical fiction because it just bored me, but I've gotten back into it, and Stacey's books have been some of my faves in that genre. So I'm very happy that she's coming out with another one! And it sounds freaking amazing.

From (Mostly) New-to-Me Authors:
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan: Asian mythology-inspired fantasy that sounds like it might have an f/f romance? yes, please!

Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery by Mary Amato: well, for one it's set in a cemetery which always makes for a fantastic setting. Two, there are ghosts!

A Court of Miracles by Kester Grant: a Les Mis reimagining! set in an alternate post-French Revolution Paris! starring Eponine! GIMME.

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney: all I needed to know was that it's a retelling of Alice in Wonderland to put it on the TBR, tbh. The MC is an ass-kicking black teen, and it's the type of diverse story so many people want and need.

The Pendragon Problem by Mari Mancusi: ALTERNATE KING ARTHUR SET IN THE MODERN DAY. hi, hello, when can I have this?

Pearl by Sherri L. Smith: it's a WWII graphic novel with a Japanese-American MC, and it sounds fabulous!

Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton: I just read "a dark fairytale" and I became one of those seagulls in Finding Nemo, shouting MINE. Haha, but seriously the premise sounds awesome!

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke: I have read some of her previous novels and wasn't super impressed. But this is a Beowulf with badass women at the center of it, and I have a strong need.

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman: this is a YA anthology that is all retellings and reimaginings of East and South Asian mythology, so I am for this even though I haven't had great luck with anthologies.

Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez: another retelling, but this time of the story Tristan and Isolde! I'm not gonna lie, I don't know it well at all, but it still sounds great.

Mirage by Somaiya Daud: it's a Moroccan-inspired fantasy series revolving around a girl becoming the double body for a cruel princess. I'm so excited for it!

City of Islands by Kali Wallace: This looks like it's MG, but I'm still looking forward to it. It's about a girl who discovers bones on the ocean floor of ancient magic. So cool!

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis: it's apparently a hybrid YA/graphic novel inspired by the early life of Queen Elizabeth I. hi, yes, want this.

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo: I've been excited about this ever since Allie shared the announcement. I liked her blog a lot, and I'm very intrigued by the sound of her book. Can't wait to read it!

The Black Coats by Colleen Oakes: a story about a vigilante group seeking justice for violence against women? GIMME.

Pilgrim Playwright Genie Guard edited by Marieke Nijkamp: an #ownvoices anthology with disabled teens front and center, which is so, so needed. It's one of my highly anticipated releases!

Toil & Trouble and Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe: the first book is an anthology about witches and witchcraft, so fuck yeah. And the second is a feminist adult thriller. So, yup, I need them both.

Circe by Madeline Miller: I want to get reacquainted with the mythology beforehand, but after loving The Song of Achilles, I'm very excited about Madeline's newest book.

I decided to focus only on standalones or first books in a series (or else there would've been more here because clearly I need Obsidio and the sequel to Strange the Dreamer asap). I did keep off the books that I was lucky enough to pick up at ALA Annual too, so that's why there are some (like The Belles, Unearthed, and More Than We Can Tell) that aren't on here. It started to get REALLY long, so I wanted a cut-off point. :) I'm also eagerly anticipating the books below, which already have fantastic covers!

Which of these books are YOU most excited to read? Are there any that didn't make my list that would be on yours? Are you too crying that we can't have these stories yet? UGH. WHY.

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