I think this covers it…

Happy New Years Bookworms!!! It’s 1AM and I just finished off a slice of my birthday cake & figured I’d post the 2nd half (first half here) of my most highly anticipated books for 2018 ๐Ÿ’œ There are 3 titles for which there haven’t been cover releases but I’m SUPER stoked for & couldn’t bring myself to leave off this list. Each title will link back to Goodreads & since it’s a pretty long list, I’ll stick to some quick points of interest & hope you find some new reads to add to your TBR’s for 2018 ๐Ÿ˜‰


Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy #3) by Claire Legrandย 1 MC with 7ย seven kinds of elemental magic, 7 trials to test magic, a bounty hunter, assassins, complex world-building, and a long standing war to span millennia.

Sea Witch by Sarah Henningย Ursula’s POV…yea I think this sums it up for NEED! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders #1) by Sara Raaschย Forbidden magic, LGBTQ romance, and Pirates!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Youngย VIKINGS! siblings on opposing sides of a blood feud, love a good sibling story ๐Ÿ’™

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratonย retelling of King Lear with elements of Game of Thrones?!?! YASSS please! the synopsis alone is so bad a** for this one ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Various Authorsย Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate…I have a feeling this anthology will become an instant treasure for me ๐Ÿ’™

A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathenaย with so many tough topics such as race, religion, identity, and class…this is one is sure to break me but I feel will be a poignant read

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandy Menonย a cute rom-com told through letters written by the MC to her favorite filmmakers, I’m HERE FOR IT!

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalliย ย LGBTQ rep, plus-sized rep, and it takes place in the same world as Upside of Unrequited (still need to read Simon) I am beyond STOKED for this one! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmedย #Ownovoices, Indian-American Muslim teen MC, Islamophobia, Post 911

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha #1)ย Complex multi-layered YA Fantasy with EPIC world building, magic system,ย and fierce heroines. Already optioned for the big screen

The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Claytonย My biggest lure towards this title is undeniably the topics weaved into it’s core such as the commodification of women’s bodies, gender equality and racial identity mentioned in the synopsis. This is one YA Fantasy I wouldn’t miss for anything in the world!

Ace Of Shades (The Shadow Game #1) by Amanda Foodyย Casinos, Gangs, Mafia…gahhHH! speaking to my soul with this one! ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft by Various Authorsย Besides the fact that some of my fave authors contributed to this anthology…WITCHES!!! Need I say more?!?! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Blackย I’ve actually already read this & can confidently say it will make my top of 2018 at the end of the year! It’s FLAWLESS!!!ย Far in a dark lush world filled with political intrigue, blood thirst, and a constant need to watch your back this is one you won’t want to miss (RTC)

LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoffย a new sci-fi by the one & only Jay Kristoff, in a Q&A Kristoff stated that he pitched this one as โ€œRomeo and Juliet meets Bladerunner, while Fury Road plays a guitar solo in the background.โ€ I can’t even begin to fathom what that looks like & yet I know I NEED it in my life like I need air ๐Ÿ˜‚

On the Come Up by Angie Thomasย a return to Garden Heights–a storyย about a aspiring teen rapper & what happens when they get everything theyย thought they wanted

Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemoreย “A magical realist Snow-White & Rose-Red meets Swan Lake, in which two sisters become rivals in a game that will turn the losing girl into a swan.”

What If It’s Us-Becky Albertalli & Adam Silveraย two of my fave YA Contemporary authors have come together & that is all I can ask for! the blurb gives meย serendipitous vibes, can’t wait to meet Ben & Arthur ๐Ÿ’™

Happy New Years Bookworms! Hope this year brings love, peace, and happinness to you all! also, ย plenty of great reads ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ Sound off in the comments if you’re excited for any of these titles or any I left off <3’s!


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38 thoughts on “I think this covers it…”

    1. I couldnโ€™t put Cruel Prince down & hated I was reading it so fast cause it was so good! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did…have a feeling you will โ˜บ๏ธ veryyyyy excited for LIFEL1k3 ๐Ÿค—


  1. Happy birthday Lilly (hopefully I’m not too late wishing this), also cake at 1am is the only way to celebrate in my mind! ๐Ÿ˜€
    These are all brilliant releases as well, and so so so many of them are on top of my most anticipated releases list as well. I can’t wait for Children of Blood and Bone, Leah on the Offbeat and Blanca and Roja. Also anything by Jay Kristoff is an automatic add to my to-read list and a book written by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, can I say favourite read of 2018 already? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Great list, and I hope you enjoy all these books as well Lilly! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค

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    1. Thank you Beth! it was yesterday but that’s ok, it’s the thought that counts โ˜บ๏ธ & the cake is DELICIOUS! Strawberry Blonde ice cream with graham cracker, caramel, and yellow cake ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ still have a ton left in the freezer ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ & I’m super stoked to see the covers for Blanca & Roja and Kristoff’s book! & NO, it’s def not too early haha! that’s one book I will devour in one sitting and probably need to re-read. Thanks again Beth ๐Ÿ’œ I’m on my way to catch up with your corner of the internet now ๐Ÿ˜„

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      1. That’s all right, and wow that cake does sound delicious. You’re making me hungry now Lilly and I can only imagine how yummy that cake was. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Oh if the cover for Blanca and Roja is anything like Anna-Marie McLemore’s other books it’s going to be gorgeous, and hopefully the cover for Kristoff’s book will be pretty too. I feel the same way about it actually, I really want to re-read They Both Die at the End and I pretty much only just finished it the first time. ๐Ÿ™‚
        That’s all right! ๐Ÿ˜€ โค


  2. Ahhh happy birthday and happy new year to you, Lilly! I hope that 2018 will be amazing for you โค
    It certainly will be in terms of new releases, haha, there are so many books on this list I can't wait to read. You know my excitment for The Belles, I'm also eager to get to Becky Albertalli's new book, as well as Children of Blood and Bone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Marie! Happy New Year to you & your family, hope 2018 is wonderful & just as amazing for you! there are a ton of books & I’m so excited to see some follow-ups to favorites & the debuts as well. Becky & Adam’s book is at the very TOP of my 2018 list ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thank you Lourdes & Happy New Year!!! Oh goodness, i am suuuuuper stoked for Furyborn! It will be my first read by this author & I’ve hard such amazing things already so my hopes are high *fingers crossed* Happy reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. I can only speak about her middle grad book and loved it Some Kind of Happiness I have Foxheart that I need to read and I will this year for sure, Looking forward to your review and Happy New Year love (:

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I had a chill bday at home with the fam & cake, can’t complain ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy New Years & happy reading! I owe you a visit over on your corner of the interwebz, I got notifications for your posts & got excited lol ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Oh my gosh!!! Yassss Danielle!!! That is one Iโ€™m going to NEED in order to be ok ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Ursula used to scare the living daylights out of me & yet I loved The Little Mermaid to pieces!!!! Had a VHS I carried everywhere until that one fateful day when it fell down marble staircase on my way two flights up to watch it in my aunts apartment ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ smh lol. Iโ€™m going to need all the Little Mermaid retelling that come out this year including To Kill a Kingdom which I forgot to include in this list ๐Ÿ˜‘ Happy New Year ๐Ÿ’•


      1. Lmao! No, the VHS did not survive, I was a heap of sobs while my dad consoled me in the hallway. The mood to play with my cousins was dead and I just took myself back inside to sulk ๐Ÿ˜‚


  3. So… Since I’ve been MIA, these are pretty much all new to me ((dies from embarrassment)). These all look soooooo good!

    Did someone say Ursula’s POV?! I’m in!

    Angie Thomas is coming out with her next book?! Just read The Hate U Give by the way and it was worth all the hype!

    My head might explode from the new release excitement ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Haha! Yea these are all out this year and weโ€™re seeing some fun re-tellings being announced. Oh! Ursula! The first villain to give me nightmares, I need this book! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      My sister just finished reading The Hate U Give & LOVED every tear she spilled! Ready for the movie out this year ๐Ÿ’œ


  4. Umm, I GOTTA read both Sea Witch and Toil & Trouble. Somehow I hadn’t heard of either!! Most of these releases look incredible, but those two are going straight to the top of my TBR. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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