Most Anticipated 2018 Releases

It's that time of year again! It is 2018 and there are a ton of new releases popping up throughout the year. You all know I love books and I get so excited over them. I will be sharing all of the books that are being released in 2018 that I just can't wait to read. I did my Most Anticipated Books last year so you can check that out here if you are interested for more book recommendations. Without further ado, let's get on with the books!

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

(spoilers if you have not yet read the other books in the The Dark Artifices series)

What if damnation is the price of true love?
Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love. 

I am a huge Cassie Clare fan and I love the Shadowhunter Chronicles. She gets better with each book and The Dark Artifices is no exception. This series is so well developed and well written. Each of the books in this series is 720 pages but I finish them so fast as a result of her addictive writing. It's bittersweet that this series is coming to a close at the end of the year. After the tragic and shocking ending of Lord of Shadows I can't wait to see where Cassie leads the characters in this final installment.

Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Release Date: June 5, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


Charlie Grant’s older sister is getting married this weekend at their family home, and Charlie can’t wait—for the first time in years, all four of her older siblings will be under one roof. Charlie is desperate for one last perfect weekend, before the house is sold and everything changes. The house will be filled with jokes and games and laughs again. Making decisions about things like what college to attend and reuniting with longstanding crush Jesse Foster—all that can wait. She wants to focus on making the weekend perfect.

The only problem? The weekend is shaping up to be an absolute disaster.
There’s the unexpected dog with a penchant for howling, house alarm that won’t stop going off, and a papergirl with a grudge.
There are the relatives who aren’t speaking, the (awful) girl her favorite brother brought home unannounced, and a missing tuxedo.
Not to mention the neighbor who seems to be bent on sabotage and a storm that is bent on drenching everything. The justice of the peace is missing. The band will only play covers. The guests are all crazy. And the wedding planner’s nephew is unexpectedly, distractingly…cute.
Over the course of three ridiculously chaotic days, Charlie will learn more than she ever expected about the family she thought she knew by heart. And she’ll realize that sometimes, trying to keep everything like it was in the past means missing out on the future.

I love Morgan Matson books so much. They always put me in the best mood. Morgan is one of the best YA contemporary authors out there. I am so looking forward to this book because...Hello! Weddings!! I love weddings even though I've never been to one. I adored her last book, The Unexpected Everything, and the main male character is my favourite out of all her books. I have high hopes for this one. I also love how long she's making her books now (this books is 480 pages). Don't get me wrong I love short books. However, I find that when contemporary books (which tend to be on the shorter side) are longer they are more developed and also I get to be with the characters for a longer time! Can't wait for this! I hope it's worth the 2-year wait.  

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Release Date: April 24, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst.

When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s the only child of a young, single mom, and her life is decidedly less privileged. She loves to draw but is too self-conscious to show it. And even though her mom knows she’s bisexual, she hasn’t mustered the courage to tell her friends—not even her openly gay BFF, Simon.
So Leah really doesn’t know what to do when her rock-solid friend group starts to fracture in unexpected ways. With prom and college on the horizon, tensions are running high. It’s hard for Leah to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting—especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.

I absolutely loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which is also coming out in theatres next year!!! I am beyond excited. The trailer was released in December and I am just in waiting now for this to come out. I loved Leah's character in Simon so I am really looking forward to reading her story in 2018. Also, I love Becky's simplistic yet addictive writing. She talks about current things going on and doesn't shy away from being real and I love that about her. Super excited! ALSO, that cover!! That is the definiton of heart eyes 😍😍😍. 

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Release Date: April 3, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.

Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.
But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.
What could go wrong?
With no one but each other for company, Zorie and Lennon have no choice but to hash out their issues via witty jabs and insults as they try to make their way to safety. But fighting each other while also fighting off the forces of nature makes getting out of the woods in one piece less and less likely.
And as the two travel deeper into Northern California’s rugged backcountry, secrets and hidden feelings surface. But can Zorie and Lennon’s rekindled connection survive out in the real world? Or was it just a result of the fresh forest air and the magic of the twinkling stars?

I fell in love unexpectedly with Jenn's 2017 novel, Alex, Approximately. It quickly became one of my all-time favourite books. That said, I am highly anticipating her new book. The title reminds me of Taylor's song Call It What You Want (starry eyes sparking up my darkest night). I also adore the cover for this one. I love the bold type font and gorgeous contrast with the light from the fire and the darkness of the night. Stunning. Can't wait to have it on my bookshelf and in my hands!

Always Never Yours by Austin Siegemund-Broka and Emily Wibberley
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible. 

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script. 
Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?

I was actually pretty surprised that this book made this list. I had never heard of it nor the authors of this book. I stumbled upon it whilst on Goodreads and I clicked on the cover because HELLO! Gorgeous! A round of applause for the books coming out in 2018 because the cover artist's are really stepping up their game. I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but it is really the cover that attracts the reader to the book so having a good one doesn't hurt. Anyways, after I clicked on the cover I read the summary and immediately clicked "Want to Read". It sounds cute and fluffy and right up my alley. I hope this one doesn't disappoint! 

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West
Release Date: May 29, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.
Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere. 

It's no secret I love Kasie West's books. They are always so cute, fluffy, and addictive in the best way. I know this book will make me smile and feel so giddy because that is just what she does. It's a talent! I also love the cover. Oh my gosh it's beautiful. Look at the stunning colour of the water! It's like they turned the saturation all the way up. I am so looking forward to this one. I'll probably finish it in 2 days and go back to dying for another Kasie West book as I always do.

The books I am about to mention do not have covers, one of them without a title and a summary.

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Release Date: July 17, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon


Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair. 

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Colleen Hoover is one of my favourite authors of all time. Her last book, Without Merit, fell flat for me though. I did not enjoy it like I usually enjoy her books. However, I'm hoping that was just a one-time thing. This book sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to reading it especially since her editor said that this is Colleen's “best novel yet"! Now that sounds very promising. I can't wait! 

Throne of Glass 7 by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

This book does not have a summary nor a title yet but I am so excited/so sad to read the final installment of the Throne of Glass series. I have enjoyed this series so much and the previous book, Tower of Dawn, exceeded my expectations. Throne of Glass 7 was originally supposed to be Throne of Glass 6 but she felt so passionate about Tower of Dawn. I totally didn't mind because it just meant more Sarah J. Maas! I can't wait to see how she concludes this incredible series. I also can't wait to read her future works, especially the WIP's she created boards of on her Pinterest

I hope you enjoyed today's post and have some new books on your radar. I'll see you at the end of the month with my January Favourites! I hope you all have a fabulous Friday and wonderful weekend.

love xena


  1. Love your bond with books! 'Save the Date' already seems all kinds of wild and crazy and wicked-antics with a hopefully coming-together peaceful and happy gathering. Read worthy for sure. Enjoy a new year of books! What are your reading goals for this new year? I'm doing one inspirational per month with other projects in the line-up. Love you. xo

    1. It sure does! I love her books so much. Thanks Sue! My reading goal is to read 24 books (2 a month). I will most likely read more but I'm putting less pressure on myself because of school. I love your reading goal! I'm so happy when people just try to read a book a month. A little goes a long way. Good luck on your reading challenge. Love you xx


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