My top five most anticipated books of 2018

This has been a year of amazing new releases, and these are MY top five!

You’ll find, of the ones that have been released, and that I have finished, I will have a mini review of sorts, followed by the synopsis, for those that are unread for various reasons, you will find a synopsis only. Each book title is a link to its book on Barnes and Noble for your ease of access.

The Cruel Prince, Holly Black

fotor_151493477643819.jpgRELEASE DATE: JANUARY 2ND 2018

I bought this, and devoured it IMMEDIATELY. This book, there is something just so… perfect to me, about Holly Blacks writing style, and as a long time fan, this did not let me down. 

B&N Synopsis: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

img_20180903_074755_3391.jpgRELEASE DATE: JANUARY 30TH 2018

I am currently in the middle of reading The Hazel Wood, and its premise is something i find so clever and interesting, as for the entirety of the story, and my feelings on that, we will have to wait and see what unfolds between these pages! 

B&N Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Toil & Trouble


Toil & Trouble has been taunting me since I first saw its cover, pre-ordered and left waiting for my October to be read list, I am EAGERLY anticipating this as I have heard nothing but good things about it!

B&N Synopsis: 

Scorn the witch. Fear the witch. Burn the witch. History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure—and to kill.

As the year isn’t over, and this is to be a list of FIVE books that I most anticipate this year, here are the remaining two that we must continue to wait for,

Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Signed Book), Anne Rice

Image result for Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat (Signed Book), anne rice, release date Oct 2nd 2018RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 2ND 2018

I am excited for this one, as I am always and ever curious about the origins of the ever depressingly, romantically distraught, Lestat.

B&N Synopsis: The synopsis on Barnes and Nobel say “The Vampire Chronicles continue with a riveting, rich saga–part adventure, part fairy-tale–of Prince Lestat and the story of the Blood Communion as he tells the tale of his coming to rule the vampire world and the eternal struggle to find belonging, a place in the universe for the undead, and how, against his will, he must battle the menacing, seemingly unstoppable force determined to thwart his vision and destroy the entire vampire netherworld.”

Elevation, stephen king release date oct 30th 2018


At this point, I want insight on anything happening in Castle Rock, and this is the go to, inside scoop, for such detailed information. 

B&N Synopsis: The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King, a riveting, extraordinarily eerie, and moving story about a man whose mysterious affliction brings a small town together—a timely, upbeat tale about finding common ground despite deep-rooted differences. 

I hope that you all were able to discover some new favorites this year, even if you are still eagerly anticipating them. Tell me, what were some of your favorite new reads this year? Or are you still waiting for their release?

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