Last year I recommended 2017 book releases which you can read here and so this year I’m doing the same thing and recommending you guys a bunch of 2018 book releases!
Let me know if you guys like this idea and I’ll do it again next year for 2019 releases!
BENEATH THE SUGAR SKY
This series is just so much fun! I have no idea how many books will be in this series, I’ve heard lots of numbers being thrown around – 5? 6? 8? Honestly, if this series turned into a massively long series I’d actually be okay with that, these books are so short that honestly it probably would take up the same amount of space that a normally sized book series would. The Wayward Children series is fantastic and each book is completely different, it has made me realise how much I love portal fantasies and how much I enjoy the social commentary I get to read in books.
if you want a different take on Bruce Wayne and you want to see the more detective side of Batman without having to actually deal with Batman then this might be the book for you. I really enjoyed this because it was my first ever buddy read and how I became such good friends with Rebecca (Hi Bec!) and also I love the character of Batman so this was a lot of fun for me!
PEOPLE LIKE US
People Like Us was actually a really fun read for me. I don’t read YA mysteries or mysteries in general, very often so I’m actually pretty proud that I managed to pick this one up pretty quickly after it’s release. YA murder mysteries are usually pretty meh but this one was actually pretty interesting. The main character is pretty shitty but that almost made the story better? I recommend this to anyone in search of an addicting and quick murder mystery. (The mc is also bisexual so look out for that rep!)
THE PERFECT MOTHER
I really enjoyed this one, I don’t usually read domestic mysteries but I thought I would try one out and I really enjoyed it which was a nice surprise. In retrospect, this is a pretty mediocre read but I also really really loved the commentary on what it means to be a mother and I thought it was really interesting to sow harshly mothers are judged by not only their husbands and the general public, but by other mothers.
Shoutout to Legendary for managing to keep this series as one of my favourite series so far! I love Caraval, it’s one of my favourite books to read because I love Stephanie Garber’s writing and it puts me in a really happy headspace. I like to read these books whenever I’m feeling sick or just need a pick me up.
[I recommend reading the books close together because there are so many details in each book and they’re easy to forget!]
CITY OF GHOSTS
City of Ghosts is so much fun! It’s set in Scotland and it’s about ghosts which apparently is something I need so much more of! It’s middle grade and it’s reasonably short and a whole lot of fun. So far I think the series will only be a duology which I think is a really good idea for the plot and book 2 has a really cool title; Tunnel of Bones. This is a really fun one and I think it’s being turned into a tv show??? Which sounds so so cool???
EVIDENCE OF THE AFFAIR
Evidence of The Affair wasn’t exactly a fun read but it was a really interesting one. It’s told in letters and goes over a year or two between two people who’s patterns are having affairs with each other and it’s about the other partners coping with that and discussing what to do and what it means to be in a relationship. I really enjoyed this one because I do really like Taylor Jenkins Reid’s writing and I love it when stories are told in different formats.
QUEENS OF FENNBIRN
Queens of Fennbirn is so so good. It’s not exactly necessary or compulsory to read as part of the series but, I do recommend reading it anyway. You get some really good backstory on the main 3 characters that I don’t think are mentioned in books 1 or 2, and you get some really interesting backstory on The Oracle Queen which I loved. What I loved about this little collection especially, is that this felt completely like the other books in the series. It’s really political and there’s always something going on in the background which always makes the book really interesting and fun to read!