TTT: Top Ten Books I`m Looking Forward in 2018

                                             TTT is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

There`s only a few days left of 2017 and most of us are eager to fulfill our resolutions. I hate to be the one that burst your bubble, but if you haven`t reached your goals by now, you might as well let it go (unless you`re 2 books away from your Goodreads reading challenge in which case I say: more reading, less stuffing your face with chocolate). There`s no point torturing yourself. Instead, let`s focus on new beginnings and new books. There are going to be some exciting book releases in 2018 and I am petrified that I might have to sell a kidney in order to afford all of them (details). I have decided to focus only on YA, otherwise, we would have been here until 2018.

1. "Catwoman" by Sarah J. Maas
I`m a big nerd and I`m an ever bigger DC fan. Sorry, Marvel! I`ve always been fascinated by Catwoman and the fact that she`s a morally grey character. Is she bad? Is she good? Who Knows? I`ve been very pleased with what Leigh Bardugo did with Wonder Woman, so I just hope that Maas will do the same with Catwoman.

2. "Leah on the Offbeat" by Becky Albertalli
The novel follows Leah Burke, from "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" and you all know how much I loved that book and its characters. From what I`ve gathered it will focus on Leah`s bisexuality and her role in the group, with cameos from our favourite high-schoolers. And apparently there`s going to be an amazing Simon/Blue scene and my heart can`t handle any more cuteness.

3. ""These Rebel Waves" by Sara Raasch
"Inspired by the Spanish Inquisition and the golden age of piracy, it follows three characters: a woman seeking justice, a tortured pirate looking for redemption, and an ambitious prince out for power." Goodreads synopsis

4. "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi
ZĂ©lie Adebola comes from a land that used to be filled with magic until a ruthless king began to target and kill all the people with magical powers.Now she`s trying to get revenge for her mother and eradicate the monarchy. Helped by a rogue princess, Zelie must outwit the crown prince.

5. "The Belles" by Dhonielle Clayton
Fun fact: I love "The Originals" and it`s this TV Show that made me fall in love with New Orleans and its mystery. This fantasy novel focuses on Belles, young women that can control beauty. One of them is Camellia Beauregard, who wishes to become the Queen`s favourite and live in the royal palace. But once she arrives there, she discovers some unsettling secrets.
YA Book Releases 2018

6. "The Astonishing Color of After" by Emily X.R. Pan
I love magical realism and this book has all the elements of a successful story. It`s about Leigh, a half Asian and half white girl, whose mother committed suicide. Only Leigh is convinced that her mother turned into a bird. So she travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents and find her mother, the bird. This beautiful story about grief alternates between real and magic, and between past and present. The plot sounds like something out of a Haruki Murakami novel, whom you might remember it`s my favourite author. So I`m 99% I`ll love this book.

7. "A Girl Like That" by Tanaz Bhathena
"This beautifully written debut novel from Tanaz Bhathena reveals a rich and wonderful new world to readers. It tackles complicated issues of race, identity, class, and religion, and paints a portrait of teenage ambition, angst, and alienation that feels both inventive and universal." Goodreads excerpt 

8. "American Panda" by Gloria Chao
An own voice YA contemporary about Mei, a 17-year-old MIT freshman, who`s on track to fulfil the rest of her predetermined future: become a doctor, marry the perfect Taiwanese and make lots of babies. But sadly Mei hates germs, falls asleep in biology lectures and has a crush on her classmate Darren, who`s not Taiwanese. The plot reminds me of "When Dimple Met Rishi", in terms of finding the perfect, culture-appropriate husband, and being on a path chosen by your parents. 
YA Releases 2018

9. "The Hazel Wood" by Melissa Albert
I`ve already started to see some great things about this book on Booktube. All I know is that it`s inspired by fairy tales and frankly, that`s all I need. Also, that cover is so pretty, OMG!

10. "Everless" by Sara Holland
"In the land of Sempera, time is extracted from blood and used as payment. Jules Ember and her father were once servants at Everless, the wealthy Gerling family’s estate, but were cast out after of a fateful accident a decade ago. Now, Jules’s father is reaching his last hour, and she will do anything to save him. Desperate to earn time, she arrives at the palace as it prepares for a royal wedding, ready to begin her search into childhood secrets that she once believed to be no more than myths. As she uncovers lost truths, Jules spirals deeper into a past she hardly recognizes, and faces an ancient and dangerous foe who threatens her future and the future of time itself." Goodreads synopsis

Let me know what are some of your most anticipated 2018 releases.


  1. Great list! Leah On the Offbeat and Children of Blood and Bone made my list this week, too, and I may have to check These Rebel Waves out - sounds intriguing! I hope you enjoy all of these in 2018.

  2. Leah, The Belles, The Astonishing Color of After, A Girl Like That, and American Panda are all books I hope to read this year. There are way too many amazing books coming out!!!

  3. the hazel wood seems to be on everyone list but I don't think I'll like it, I read several reviews that pretty much tells me I wouldn't like it. but I forget the reason...

    I like superheroes but I don't know about the dc series. but I'm still undecided.

    thanks for dropping by my blog, have a lovely day.

  4. ahh your list is amazing!
    I'm extremely excited about Catwoman as well and not just because it's Sarah but I've always loved Catwoman ever since I was a young girl and retellings are one of my favorite reads at the moment so I can't wait to read that one!

    These Rebel Waves by Sara Saarsch looks amazing and I'm really curious about that one! I've only read Snow like ashes so far by Sarah but I really liked her writing so can't wait to read something of a new series as well.

    That cover of Hazelwood looks so gorgeous!! And inspired by fairytales has me immediately hooked as well, lol.
    And the Everless cover is really stunning as well.
    I got the Fairyloot cover which is also really stunning I think, but this original cover is more beautiful I think.
    Heart great things about Everless, hope I get around to reading it soon.

  5. You have some amazing looking books. I send you best wishes for obtaining and reading all of these next year.

  6. The Belles always catches my eye. It's such a beautiful cover. I hope it's good and you get to read it soon!

  7. I love this list. I'm looking forward to every single of these books too. They all sound so amazing!

  8. The Hazel Wood looks good! I love stories based off of fairy tales!

  9. Great picks! There's a couple I missed when I looked through the catalogs for next year.

  10. You mean I'm not going to meet my 200 books read goal if I'm only at 156 right now? Noooooooo! I'm hoping to read at least one more book, but you're right -- it's time to let go of 2017 and bring on 2018.

    Happy TTT (on a Wednesday)!

  11. Everless is one that I'm very excited for. I plan on attending Sara Holland's NYC launch event, so I'm hoping that will be fun. :)

    Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

  12. I forgot to add them to my list, but Leah on the Offbeat and Children of Blood and Bone are both books I seriously want to read next year. I love Becky Albertalli, and I've already heard amazing things about Tomi Adeyemi's writing, and I'm excited to read them both.

  13. I am so curious about Leah on the Offbeat! I can't wait!

  14. Yes, I completely agree with Leah on the Offbeat - it's one of my most anticipated books for the upcoming year as well. :) Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous post! <3

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

  15. I'm always very picky about what YA I read, but I'm intrigued by Children of Blood and Bone and The Hazel Wood! ...I'm also looking forward to Shadowsong (sequel to Wintersong), because more goblin kings and music yes please thank you.

  16. Amazing list! I still need to read Leaigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman, but I'm also super excited about Cat Woman. The Belles and Everless and American Panda all sound so good too! But I'm probably most excited about Leah on the Offbeat, as I can't wait to reunite with Leah and the rest of the gang :)

  17. I have NO clue how I missed These Rebel Waves. That books sounds beyond amazing! Here's hoping we both love it!

  18. Despite not knowing much about Catwoman as a story, I too am looking forward to reading it. In fact, I'm anticipating all of those DC Icon books. :)

    Thanks so much for the recent Finding Wonderland visit!

  19. Leah on the Offbeat seems to be one everyone's lists, and with good reason, too! :) I can't wait!