It’s safe to say 2017 was a year of great book releases. Between Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor, History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, it’s hard to beat 2017 books. And we can’t forget The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — which has been on the NY Times Best Seller list for 41 weeks — a.k.a. Goodreads‘ winner for Best Book of the year in the Young Adult and Debut Author categories.
Since there were such great book releases in 2017, I have nothing but great expectations for 2018 as well. Here are 10 young adults novels that are scheduled to release in 2018 that I wish I could get my hands on right now.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
One of the earliest releases of the year, The Cruel Prince is scheduled to be published January 2nd. In this young adult fantasy novel, a girl named Jude must defy the consequences to win her place on the High Court of Faerie. This is the first book of The Folk of the Air series. The author, Holly Black, is also the author of the popular series The Spiderwork Chronicles.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan
Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Children of Blood and Bone is the first book in the Legacy of Orïsha series. It is Tomi Adeyemi’s debut novel. It’s a fantasy story that involves magic and a monarchy, but it also deals with issues like race. It will be published on March 8th of next year.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Last but not least, The Hazel Wood is a fantasy novel that releases at the end of January 2018. It already is the #1 new release in fantasy and contemporary on Amazon. This has been blurbed by several popular authors, such as Stephanie Garber, Jennifer Niven, Karen M. McManus, and several others. The cover artwork is gorgeous, the synopsis sounds invigorating, and it has a 4.2-star rating on Goodreads. It’s definitely one to keep an eye out for.
These are just some of the novel releases that are coming out in 2018, and the list is already extremely promising. 2017 was a year of great releases, but that doesn’t mean 2018 releases can’t be just as great. Maybe even better.