Five 2018 Releases I Am SO HYPED FOR.

Five 2018 Releases I Am SO HYPED FOR -- The Riverside Library

Realisation just dawned on me: it’s the fourth day of March. I should be writing a February Week Three Wrap Up (Spoiler Alert: I didn’t read anything). Also writing a February Wrap Up for the whole month (is there a point? I have Week One, and Two already!) Instead, here is my (non-comprehensive) list of 2018 releases that I AM SO HYPED for.

I’m not really the kind of person who finds out what books are scheduled for release and gets hyped for them because I am very impatient and that would just make me mad, but I do have a few that I cannot wait for. 

Since January and February have loved us and left us, we’re going to skip them and go to March.

Psssst! You can pre-order the first four books via my Book Depository affiliate links and get free shipping! Just click the title and you’ll be taken to the right page!

1. Obsidio – Amie Kauffman & Jay Kristoff

March

I HAVE GONE A WHOLE YEAR WITHOUT NEW AIDAN IN MY LIFE. THIS IS FAR TOO LONG. The third and final book in the Illuminae Files is scheduled for release on March 13th (let it be known that is less than two weeks from now as I write this), and I know I am going to be in for a wild ride. I’m not hoping for much because hoping often leads to disappointments, but if there is a huge awesome heap of my favourite poetical, somehow-morally-grey-despite-being-an-AI, intellectual stud muffin AIDAN, I will be stoked.

Here, have a blurb:

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.

 

2. The Order of Time – Carlo Rovelli

April

I fell in love with Carlo Rovelli’s writing when I first read Seven Brief Lessons on Physics yonks ago, and even more when I read Reality is Not What it Seems, so it’s no surprise that I am exited for his next release coming out on the 28th April (that’s too far away!). I was so excited for this even before I read the blurb, but after reading it, I am HYPED.

Here, have a blurb:

Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple intuition we have of it. From Boltzmann to quantum theory, from Einstein to loop quantum gravity, our understanding of time has been undergoing radical transformations. Time flows at a different speed in different places, the past and the future differ far less than we might think, and the very notion of the present evaporates in the vast universe.

With his extraordinary charm and sense of wonder, bringing together science, philosophy and art, Carlo Rovelli unravels this mystery, inviting us to imagine a world where time is in us and we are not in time.

3. A Court of Frost and Starlight – Sarah J Maas

May

I know that the ACOTAR series has it’s issues but I have loved it ever since ACOMAF explored Feyre’s PTSD, which (as someone with PTSD) was really important to me. I wasn’t the worlds biggest ACOWAR fan, but it’ll take a lot for me not to be excited for any ACOTAR related release. You can bet I’ve pre-ordered it, and applied to get one of those adorable little Night Court enamel pins. I’m really excited to see where this whole spin-off series is going to go, but I’ll be honest that the Inner Circle were always the best part of the series for me, so if it doesn’t centre around them, I’m not sure how in love with it I’ll be – but I’m excited!

Here, have a blurb:

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

 

4. LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff

May

He had me at robot gladiators. I’ve only ever read Illuminae by Jay Kristoff (which he co-wrote with Amie Kaufman) and I loved it. I especially loved the AI AIDAN, so when I read the blurb of this book, and saw that it featured a lifelike robot, I was hyped. I honestly don’t know anything else about the book aside from that, and yet I need it yesterday. I can feel the bookish excitement rising in me, I’m beginning to jump in my seat. No, that’s not excessive caffeine intake, what are you talking about? ALSO, there are numbers in the name which I have been kinda in love with since the Bandslam movie in 2009.

Here, have a blurb:

On an island junkyard beneath a sky that glows with radiation, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Seventeen-year-old Eve isn’t looking for trouble–she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she spent months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, she’s on the local gangster’s wanted list, and the only thing keeping her grandpa alive is the money she just lost to the bookies. Worst of all, she’s discovered she can somehow destroy machines with the power of her mind, and a bunch of puritanical fanatics are building a coffin her size because of it.

If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. The problem is, Eve has had a worse day–one that lingers in her nightmares and the cybernetic implant where her memories used to be. Her discovery of a handsome android named Ezekiel–called a “Lifelike” because they resemble humans–will bring her world crashing down and make her question whether her entire life is a lie.

With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic sidekick Cricket in tow, Eve will trek across deserts of glass, battle unkillable bots, and infiltrate towering megacities to save the ones she loves… and learn the truth about the bloody secrets of her past

5. Untitled Throne of Glass #7 – Sarah J Maas

October

I’ve always liked ACOTAR more than TOG, but THIS IS THE FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES AND I NEED TO KNOW HOW IT ENDS. You can bet that I’ll be getting this book on release day, and I will be reading the whole thing on release day even though I’m yet to finish Empire of Storms and Tower of Dawn (which I will do before release date, don’t you worry). As with all of these upcoming releases, I don’t think I can properly convey just how excited I am to find out what happens in this series. I kind of just want to jump up and down on the spot until October, which would be really exhausting, and probably impossible but I am so excited.

Here, have a blurb:

THERE IS NO BLURB. OH WAIT. THERE IS NO BLURB. GAHHHHHHH.

 

Notable Mention:

Untitled (The Adromeda Cycle #1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

Sometime 2018

These two made an incredible pair writing The Illuminae Files so I am already eagerly anticipating their next project together!

This is the little teaser that is on Goodreads at the moment.

You’ll find an elite training facility in space, a ragtag bunch of misfits, a sweeping epic that spans galaxies, after-school detention, romance, aliens (some handsome), a lot of snark, a battle for the fate of the universe, and an interstellar love story two centuries in the making.

Basically, it’s a story about the golden boy of a space academy who gets stuck leading a squad of misfits and discipline cases… who end up with the fate of the universe in their hands.

NOBODY PANIC.

 

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Tell me in the comments below what you’re most hyped for!

-M.

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