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Most Anticipated Book Releases of 2018

For my last post on this blog, I’m going to mention the books that haven’t come out yet that I’m excited about. I don’t buy new books anymore, but I think it’s likely that I’ll make an exception for at least a few of these (#6 is definitely a priority.) Without further ado, here is my list.

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  1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand // Release date: May 22, 2018
  2. Seafire by Natalie C. Parker // Release date: August 28, 2018
  3. Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women and Witchcraft, edited by Tess Sharpe and Jessica Spotswood // Release date: August 28, 2018
  4. Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer // Release date: September 4, 2018
  5. Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas // Release date: October 23, 2018
  6. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare // Release date: December 4, 2018

If you’re anticipating any 2018 releases, I’d love to know! Goodbye, and never forget the magic of media. ☺

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Ten Books I Want to Read in 2018

I recently talked about the three books I wanted to read this semester, but I’ve since gotten rid of two of those books and the list is different now. So today, I’m going to do an updated version of that list, albeit for the entirety of 2018 instead of only this semester.

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  1. Furyborn by Claire Legrand // Two women, separated by a millennia, possess the powers prophesied to belong only to the Sun Queen, a queen of light and salvation, and the Blood Queen, a queen of destruction.
  2. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo // Six criminals face the aftermath of attempting to pull off an impossible heist.
  3. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare // A family of demon hunters tries to prevent a war between Nephilim and half-demon creatures.
  4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard // A witch with the ability to tell truth from lie is on the run from enemies who wish to use her power for their personal gain.
  5. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray // Diviners (people with special powers) must protect New York City from a mysterious sleeping sickness that may be linked to their own powers.
  6. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas // A Beauty and the Beast retelling about a woman who is taken for murdering a wolf that turned out to be a faerie.
  7. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir // A slave and a soldier try to survive in a Roman Empire-inspired fantasy world.
  8. Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody // A young woman must travel to the City of Sin to find her missing parent.
  9. The Falconer by Elizabeth May // A hunter of the fae seeks to save the world and avenge her mother’s murder.
  10. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor // A young librarian sets out on an adventure to find the lost city of Weep.

That’s my updated list of books I want to read in 2018! I’ve owned many of them (items 2-7) for years and want to read them before I stop being excited about them. Starting in May, I will only (or mostly) be reading books from this list; all other books need to wait until I finally get through these ones, which are the ones I am most likely to enjoy. We’ll see if this list goes better than the last one!

 

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Top 5 Wednesday: Ideal Mash-Ups

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. This week’s topic is Ideal Mash-Ups. This refers to existing pieces of entertainment that are paired up to explain the concept of another product. An example of that would be “Star Wars meets The Hunger Games.”

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  1. Anastasia + Furyborn = A story of an orphan with no memories who discovers she has powers that could save the world or end it.
  2. Glee + The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo = A story that explores the path and hardships of becoming the most famous singer of a generation.
  3. The Diviners + Sense8 = A group of people with supernatural abilities are linked to each other and have to solve a murder mystery before it’s too late.
  4. Lie to Me Six of Crows = A group of morally gray people use psychology to solve murders while also causing chaos around the city.
  5. Stranger Things + The Shadowhunters Chronicles = People with supernatural abilities are sucked into a different dimension and have to fight demons in order to survive and return home.

That’s it for my ideal mash-ups! These are probably not the main things I’d like to see in a book, movie or TV show; I completely forgot everything I might like while coming up with this list. But the things I could come up with would be really fun to read/watch. What is your ideal mash-up?