My Top 10 Most Anticipated 2018 Releases | Also, a couple of exciting announcements!

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Hey guys! I’m super excited for ALLLLLLL of the 2018 releases, so I thought it would be fun to share MY personal top ten! I’m going to list them by their release dates. I’m sure there will be more to add to this list later, but these are the ones that I’m most excited about at this time, and I’d really like to get to them all this year. Here goes!

January 9th:


Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire

I absolutely ADORED the first two books in the Every Heart a Doorway series and I can’t wait to read the third. Unfortunately, I think it’s also the last in the series? Which is totally sad, because I feel like it’s one of those things that could go on forever. And I would read them forever. Plus, they’re so short and quick which is just FABULOUS. I actually just preordered this today (and ordered the first two in hardback from Book Outlet- eek)!


Thunderhead by Neal Schusterman

I finally got around to reading Scythe about a month ago and it was super intriguing! I’m super interested to see where he takes the story. The ending of the last one was a bit open-ended, so I really hope he takes it in a new direction.

January 30th:


The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Can we just talk about how gorgeous this book is? I’m going to be honest, I know that it’s a fantasy and that it’s beautiful, and that’s… Basically it. I’M EXCITED.

March 13th:


Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

This series is SO amazing. If you haven’t picked it up yet, I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. Don’t be too intimidated by the size of these books; you’ll quickly adapt to the writing style and then it reads SO quickly. I’m very excited to see how they wrap up these series and just… AGH. I adore it. So much.

March 27th:


Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter

Ally Carter is one of my absolute favorite authors. I just ADORE her books. I’ve read virtually all of her books except for her latest trilogy. This is a standalone, which I think is awesome, and I’m really hoping she does a lot with it!

June 5th:


Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Morgan Matson is definitely another one of my favorite authors. I’ve read all of her books to date (under that name), so there’s no way I’m not picking up this book. I’m not sure how I feel about this cover, but I mean… the dog’s cute?

June 7th:


A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews AKA Cait @

This is Cait’s debut novel, and if you don’t know who Cait is… *shakes head* She’s totally amazing. The premise of this book sounds absolutely incredible, I love Cait, and I’m super excited to support her book. I really hope I love it! I’m hoping to preorder this soon.

June 26th:


My Plain Jane by The Lady Janies

I ADORED My Lady Jane (technically the prequel to this book). I don’t know what it is, but these authors just clearly had so much fun writing it, and it shone through very clearly in their writing. It’s hilarious and I can’t wait to read more from them! I know that this is kind of based on Jane Eyre, which I… haven’t read? I’m not sure if I should/want to. Let me know whether I should pick it up before this one.

October 2nd:

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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee

This is the sequel to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, which, with any luck, will be even better. Because pirates. And it’s about my favorite character. YES.

October 9th:

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Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore

This is about… Snow White? And a Swan Lake retelling thing? And someone gets turned into a swan? I don’t even know. It sounds fabulous. I need it. NOWWWWW.

Aaaaand that’s my list, at least for now! Definitely let me know if any of these are on your TBR, or, if you’ve been so lucky to get ARCs of any, what you thought of them! What are your most anticipated releases for this year?

In other news…


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SO UH, THANKS FOR THAT. *silently screams in happiness* You’re all amazing. I’m… in shock. πŸ™‚ XDDDDD


I changed my blog theme! I had A VISION. (Okay, not really) It’s called sleep deprivation. Anyway, it’s super different, but I felt like I needed a change. Alas, it’s still a work in progress! Let me know what you think- and don’t be afraid to be brutally honest! I can take it, I swear. I won’t be offended. Anyhoo, with that, I shall leave you to your musing (and books!)

Love and books for all, Amy Lou ❀


55 thoughts on “My Top 10 Most Anticipated 2018 Releases | Also, a couple of exciting announcements!

  1. Also on my list are Obsidio, A Thousand Perfect Notes and The Lady’s Guide. ❀
    I didn’t know that the third book in the Wayward Children series (I think that’s what it’s called?) was upcoming. I’ve only read Every Heart a Doorway and enjoyed it enough to want to continue. I shall have to read the second one first though, but since the books are so small, I should get that done quickly. I think I’ll put it next on my TBR. You have some pretty great titles on here and excuse me while I just increase my TBR a little. πŸ˜‚

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    1. Eek; I’m so excited for all of those!
      Yes, it’s coming out in just a couple of days! Ooh, DATSAB was absolutely incredible. It killed me right in the feels. πŸ˜‚ If you don’t have a copy, I know Book Outlet has a bunch… I just ordered the first two on there haha! I’m very excited for them to come in, and I think I’m actually going to marathon them all at once…
      laughs evilly I’m glad! Hopefully we both enjoy them! πŸ˜‰

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    1. You know Amy you mentioned followers and my WP app has been messed up for a while (I basically have to log in for each comment) so I’ve been checking to make sure I follow my favorite peeps in 2018 (when I remember to check) and horror I wasn’t following you! So yeah I corrected that oversight and I’m looking forward to seeing you in my reader! πŸ’—

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  2. CONGRATS!!!! Love the list of 2018 releases my list just got longer now. I picked up an ARC of the Ally Carter book at Y’all fest it looks interesting! I’m pretty pumped to read it once I get through some other books this month.

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  3. OMG – so many of my can’t wait for books! I can’t wait for Cait’s debut novel and The Ladies Guide to Petticoats and Piracy.
    And I can’t wait to read My Lady Jane & the upcoming sequel!
    Also, your blog looks GREAT! & congrats on reaching so many followers!

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    1. Yay!! They both just look so amazing.
      EEK!! I’m so excited to see what you think of it; I really hope you enjoy both. Let me know for sure! XD
      Thank you so much! It means a lot to me. Haha, I do believe a lot of those people have fallen off (the face of the earth) and don’t actually read my blog anymore, but it’s a huge honor that so many people thought I was worth pressing that weird little button! XD


  4. Amazing post, Amy! Thanks so much for doing a releases timeline because I get so lost around that topic xD I usually miss most dates and can never keep up with any new releases until it’s too late. I think I need to come up with a calendar or something?
    Also, congratulations on hitting 900+ followers!!! That is seriously awesome and you deserve each and every one of them. I’m positive you’ll get even more in the following months πŸ™‚
    I love your new blog theme just as much as the previous one and I get what you mean by needing a change… I feel like I want to change mine as well but haven’t found my perfect theme yet? So I’m sticking with the old one for now xD
    Have a lovely 2018! ❀

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    1. Thanks so much!! Haha, I figured I would just pick a few books for the fun of it. If the sequel to Strange the Dreamer is coming out this year, it definitely deserves to be on this list too! πŸ˜‰ I’m terrible at actually keeping up with new releases; I usually don’t pick them up until AT LEAST a couple of months after the release date? Oops?
      Thank you so much!!! That means a lot to me. You’re so nice haha! XD
      Thanks! I’m hoping to make the bottom look a lot better and more cohesive; it just takes a while to switch around as evidently the three columns are all separate and it’s not like you can just click and drag them unfortunately. I’m sure you’ll find something though! πŸ˜‰
      Thanks, you too!


      1. It is?? See, I didn’t know that xD (I swear I’m not living under a rock!)
        No problem at all, just stating facts πŸ˜› ❀
        It looks pretty good so far, but I’m sure you can always make it better hahaha
        Thank you! I’ll need some time to browse through the themes and find something remotely close to what I want. One of the downsides of free hosting xD

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  5. Oh gosh so many great books! I am EXTREMELY excited for Blanca and Roja; Anna-Marie McLemore is one of my favourite authors ever. I’m also super excited for The Lady’s Guide, as well as Alice Oseman’s 3rd book, Let’s Talk About Love, and What If It’s Us? AGH ALL THE GREAT BOOKS IN 2018.
    Congrats on 900 followers, that’s amazing and you absolutely deserve it! ❀

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    1. Haha absolutely! Me too; I haven’t even read any of her other books but I have SUCH high expectations. Who knows why.
      YESSSS, Felicity is my ABSOLUTE fave. I looooove her.
      I haven’t actually read any of Alice Oseman’s books? Oops? I’ve been meaning to read Radio Silence for AAAAges. I definitely need to pick it up soon!
      Thank you so much!! XD

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  6. Congratulations on 900 followers! That’s awesome. That is an incredible list. I see quite a few of my own anticipated books up there. Obsidio is probably at the top of my list, because I love the series, and I read Gemina in 2016. I need a new book now. My Plain Jane, Save the Date, and Not If I Save You First are also anticipated reads for me. Hope we get to read them all.

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Ooh, I’m so glad to hear it! Have you read Obsidio yet?? I absolutely adored it, and it was definitely my favorite in the series! Save the Date is actually one of my new favorite books; I really loved the lack of romance and the central theme of family. Not if I Save You First… wasn’t as good as I was hoping? I still enjoyed it (because Ally Carter is amazing) but it definitely wasn’t up to par with her last series, which was super disappointing. I’m excited about her next book though.
      I haven’t read My Plain Jane yet, but unfortunately I’ve heard it’s not quite as good as the first? I hope that that’s not true!

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  7. I love your new blog design!! It’s so pretty. AND CONGRATS ON 900 FOLLOWERS THAT’S AMAZING ON TO MANY MORE. I’ve been sooo out of the blogosphere that I only know two books on this list (The Lady’s Guide and Cait’s book of course, both of which I’m super excited for) it feels so strange as usually I know so many more releases haha. They all sound interesting though! πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha thanks, I had to change it again because the lack of a sidebar freaked me out! XD
      OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH. DEAR LORD I HOPE SO. Ahhhh I 100% relate of course! I haven’t read either yet, have you? I actually have a copy of ATPN but I haven’t had the chance to pick it up yet! I’ve heard nothing but good things, though.

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      1. Haha well this one’s great too!
        Me neither! I’ve had ATPN for almost two months now but I haven’t had a chance yet either. I think I’m also unconsciously putting it off because I’ve heard a lot of people cried while reading it πŸ˜‚

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    1. Have you read The Hazel Wood yet?? I enjoyed it because it was interesting, but it honestly wasn’t my favorite! It just didn’t really meet my expectations, and I wanted more of the actual fantasy world.
      Ahhh, that’s awesome! Glad to meet you too!


    1. Thank you so much! The Hazel Wood was just okay in my opinion, but I just finished Save the Date last week and it was INCREDIBLE. I loved the family dynamic and the lack of romance actually really improved the story for me. Have you picked them up yet?


  8. I know this was a while back, but congrats on 1k followers!! That’s amazing ❀ And this was a great list! I saw some books that I definitely need to pick up when I’m off my book-buying ban haha

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    1. Thank you so much!! It’s insane and amazing to me. Ooo, good luck with the ban! I hope it’s going well!
      I’ve actually read the first 7, and I’m not sure the last two are actually being released this year now. My favorites are Beneath the Sugar Sky, Thunderhead, Obsidio, and Save the Date! They’re some of my new favorite books. The other three were all 3.5-4 stars, so not bad, but not up to my expectations.


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