Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It’s been awhile since I did one! This week we’re doing the top ten books we’re looking forward to from (the first half of) 2018. I’m focusing on middle grade and YA in my list:
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner
release date: March 13th
It’s a girl-dresses-as-boy story. And more than that – it’s a girl-dresses-as-boy-to-shop-for-comics-without-drama-from-dudebro-types story. I am so looking forward to it.
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
release date: January 2nd
Ever since I read Tithe, Holly Black has been an insta-buy author for me. This is another of her fairy stories, which are all among my favourite YA fairy stories. I had absolutely loved The Darkest Part of the Forest, and I CAN NOT WAIT for this book to be out.
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
release date: February 6th
The cover. The synopsis. The fact that it’s blurbed by Khaled Hosseini and Adam Silvera.
The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr & Katie Harnett
release date: June 26th
The cover is too gorgeous. The author wrote My Heartbeat, which is one of my favourite middle-grade titles ever. And this book is about the friendship between a girl and a dragon. YES.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
release date: April 24th
I loved Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, and I loved The Upside of Unrequited. I’m guessing I’m going to love this, too. (I’m also really looking forward to the Albertalli/Silvera collaboration!)
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
release date: June 26th
If it’s anything like My Lady Jane, I know I will love it. Especially since this one is about Jane Eyre.
Ship It by Britta Lundin
release date: May 1st
I love stories about fangirls. I especially love stories about queer fangirls.
The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik by David Arnold
release date: May 22nd
It’s David Arnold. Enough said.
Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
release date: February 27th
Confession: I have not finished Seraphina, which this book is a spin-off of. Not because I didn’t like it (I loved it so far) but because I hadn’t had the time or excuse to pick it back up yet. But Tess of the Road is definitely a good excuse to do so, and like Seraphina, seems to include many fantasy tropes I love.
Wizardmatch by Lauren Magaziner
release date: March 6th
The cover. The “Eva Ibbotson’s Which Witch meets The Incredibles” thing.
Hmm. I didn’t really think about it until now, but there are a lot of blue covers among the books I’m looking forward to.
Bonus: 2018 Titles I’ve Read And Loved (and can’t wait to be out, so I can get others to read them!)
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire
Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Also: Awesome Sequels Coming out in 2018, the first books of which I totally intended to read in 2017 but haven’t yet got around to
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up by Mariko Tamaki & Brooklyn Allen
Which books are you looking forward to the most?