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8 Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018: Let’s Get Reading!

written by Katelyn Fiorentino January 5, 2018
2018 Anticipated Books Fiction Obsidio Illuminae Files Book Covers

It’s finally 2018! I’m sure most of you have come up with some New Year’s resolutions – whether yours is eating healthier, or being a nicer person. Now, these may seem quite farfetched, so let’s try something a little more feasible. Why not add reading to the mix of resolutions? Here are 8 highly anticipated fiction books being released in 2018!

1. ‘The Hazel Wood’ by Melissa Albert

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction Melissa Albert

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert is said to be released January 30th. Melissa’s book revolves around fairy tales, authors, and fantastical mysteries. Seventeen-year-old Alice finds out her mother has gone missing, at the hands of someone who claims to be from her late grandmother’s stories. She must venture deeper into this world, along with some company. You can pre-order and find out more about the book here!

2. ‘The Cruel Prince’ (The Folk of the Air #1) by Holly Black

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction The Cruel Prince By Holly Black

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black was released on January 2nd. Holly Black has quite a few fantasy books out there. So, I’m interested in seeing how this compares. Taking place among Faeries and High Kingdoms, seven-year-old Jude is more than fascinated by their lives. However, the Court has other plans for her, as she must fight for her place as a human alongside the Faeries. You can buy the book here! 

3. ‘The Case for Jamie’ (Charlotte Holmes #3) by Brittany Cavallaro

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction The Case for Jamie By Brittany Cavallaro

The good ole’ Charlotte Holmes stories are back! Brittany Cavallaro brought the mystery of Sherlock back to life, with this soon-to-be trilogy, The Case for Jamie. It takes place in modern times, as if Sherlock Holmes and John Watson existed now. Except this time, it’s their relatives who run the show. With murders and suspicions around them, the new Holmes and Watson have their hands full. This 3rd, and probably final book, is said to be released on March 6th. You can pre-order, and find out more about the book here!

4. ‘#PrettyBoy Must Die’ by Kimberly Reid

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction #PrettyBoy Must Die By Kimberly Reid

There’s nothing like a good Contemporary/Thriller. Kimberly Reid will soon hook us up with some undercover CIA fun! This new book revolves around a former foster-kid, Jake Morrow, who is now a CIA operative. It takes place in a high school, where his cover is blown, and his mission is at stake. #PrettyBoy Must Die will be released on February 13th. You can pre-order the book here!

5. ‘Love, Hate and Other Filters’ by Samira Ahmed

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction Love, Hate & Other Filters By Samira Ahmed

Samira Ahmed is debuting a coming of age novel that delves into the real-life struggles faced today. Love, Hate and Other Filters dives into the life of Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teenage girl, who deals with everyday problems with her parents. For example, what her parents expect of her in her life, and how it contradicts her own feelings. When a crime involving a suicide bomber takes place many miles away, her life is turned upside down. Since she shares the same last name as the person who committed the crime, she endures hate, bigotry, and fear from those close around her. Want to know more? Pre-order the book here!

6. ‘Zenith’ (The Androma Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction Zenith By Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings

A book about female space pirates? I’m in! Zenith, which is being released January 16th, is a Young Adult Sci-Fi novel. This novel takes place in the Mirabel Galaxy, in a glass starship called Marauder. They go about their mercenary work until a dangerous mission crosses this crew. However, the crew’s life is then placed in the hands of a bounty hunter, who leads them into a mission unlike any other. Want to pre-order and preview this book? Find it here!

7. ‘To Kill a Kingdom’ by Alexandra Christo

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction To Kill a Kingdom By Alexandra Christo

There have been many fairy tale retellings published in the book world recently. However, this isn’t Disney, as this Little Mermaid retelling seems to be a unique one. A princess named Lira is part of siren royalty. The book takes you into her life, which is drastically changed after a punishment from her Sea Queen. The princess has killed one of her own! Then, Lira is made into a human – yuck! She must go through a journey of trials to return back to her normal form. To Kill a Kingdom will be released March 6th, so you can dive into this reborn fairy tale soon! Find it here!

8. ‘Obsidio’ (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

2018 Anticipated Books Fiction Obsidio By Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Illuminae Files are back with Obsidio! This is the 3rd and possibly final book, which is slated to be released on March 13th. The first two books are called Illuminaeand Geminawhich were very hyped last year. These books are written through documents, data, emails, and also pictures. This different form of writing takes the books to another level, as does the plot. This time around, Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik have escaped the attacks on Heimdall station. They’re now among many refugees on a container ship. Invasions and battles on land and space ensue. Also, Amazon has you covered here!

Which Books Will You Read?

So, there you go geeks, 8 books for you to read in 2018! Hopefully, they all take you to other worlds within your mind. Do any of these peak your interest? Let us know which you plan on picking up! Also, do you have any upcoming books to add?

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