YA releases to look forward to
This week I am eager to share my list of anticipated releases. Make sure to comment below what books you're looking forward to publishing in the next few months!
The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin
This is a new companion series to the Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, which remains one of my favourites. The original series follows Mara Dyer, who is high key going insane and as a reader we get a glimpse into her incredibly vivid hallucinations. It is decidedly the most haunting series I have read. It had me questioning my own mental capacity the whole time, always a good sign of an epic book of course. When it was announced that we are getting another series, based this time on Noah Shaw (the male protagonist in the original trilogy) I squealed. Out loud. He is a brilliantly sassy character and I am so ready for this book. Michelle Hodkin floored me with the plot twists in the Mara Dyer series and I am so ready for her to throw some more bombshells into my life.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
I AM LIVING. A new Holly Black book. Let us collect our thoughts. I have been anticipating this book for months and January cannot get here fast enough. This is a new series set in a faerie court, and follows Jude who has always wanted to be a part of it, despite her mortality. To get a place at the court she must defy the wicked son of the High King, Prince Cardan, just as the court is being threatened with civil war. Doesn’t this sound like the best fantasy ever? Fae, danger, unlikely alliances and lies? NEED.
The Fandom by Anna Day
This choice is a slight attempt at cheating as despite this publishing in January 2018, it is already in my possession. I however couldn’t resist raving about it on this list. This book brings to life what we all low-key wish to happen and that is for our favourite fictional worlds to become a reality. The novel follows Violet who is going to Comic Con in the hopes of encountering the stars of the movie, The Gallows Dance. After getting transformed into the movie's fantasy world, it is up to them to put the plot back on track and get out in time.
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
ASDFGHJKL. I am not ok. Never in my wildest dreams did I expect the Shatter Me series to be getting another book, let alone three. I am not a huge fan of reboots but this series is one that in my opinion left a lot of unanswered questions and the fact that we will now know what happens after Ignite Me completes my life. If you have not read the Shatter Me series (YOU SHOULD), it is perfect if you enjoy the X-men movies and dystopian worlds. It follows Juliette, who can kill with her touch, which caused her to be imprisoned by the Reestablishment. After it’s leaders rethink their decision, they decide to use her as a weapon, which opens her eyes to corruption and forces her to choose a side.
Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter
If you have seen my interview with Ally Carter from her UK tour, then you are aware of just how much I freaked out at this announcement as I adore Ally Carter and her writing. She has written a standalone book about assassins! The plot is most intriguing, following Maddie who after a failed kidnapping attempt when she was younger was taken to Alaska for safety. As her childhood friend Logan joins her at the safe house many years later, he is taken and it is up to Maddie to put the past behind her and figure out how to save him.