Anticipated Reads til april 2018

A new year, and tons of new books! I think 2018 is going to be an amazing year regarding books!
Here in the Netherlands, there is a magazine that contains a lot of new releases. In December I got the magazine regarding the releases for January, February, March and April. And there were so many amazing books in there! So today I’ll be talking about my anticipated releases until April 2018!


There are quite some awesome new releases this first month of 2018. As in, 10 releases I am very hyped about! These are the releases in January I am very excited about!

Release date Title Author
2nd Everless Sara Holland
2nd The Cruel Prince Holly Black
9th Glitter Aprilynne Pike
9th Sinless Sarah Tarkoff
11th Friend Request Laura Marshall
11th The Chalk Man C.J. Tudor
23rd Before I Let Go Marieke Nijkamp
23rd Reign of the Fallen Sara Glenn Marsh
25th The Feed Nick Clark Windo
25th The Mermaid & Mrs. Hancock Imogen Hermes Gowar


These are my hyped releases for January! I am the most hyped about Reign of the Fallen. I already pre-ordered it at my local bookstore, and I hope to have it a few days before its official release (sometimes that happens when I pre-order there).

In case you haven’t heard of this amazing sounding book, here is the synopsis!


Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?


Doesn’t that sound amazing? But because I am so hyped about it, I am terrified that it will be a huge let down! But let’s just hope that it won’t be! And if apparently it contains a LGBT+ representation (gay, lesbian and bisexual representation) so I am very curious how that is in this book!



Release date Title Author
1st The Outwalkers Fiona Shaw
2nd The Word for Woman is Wilderness Abi Andrews
20th Black Mirror Charlie Brooker
20th Blood of Thousand Stars Rhode Belleza
20th Ink, Iron and Glass Gwendolyn Clare
27th Heart of Iron Ashley Poston


Not that many releases in February, yet some of them are definitely interesting! And I just found out that Blood of Thousand Stars is a sequel! So guess who put another book on her wishlist? It for sure was me, but maybe you’re updating your wishlist while reading?
Ink, Iron and Glass sounds the most interesting of this month, so here is the synopsis:

“Can she write a world gone wrong?

A certain pen, a certain book, and a certain person can craft entirely new worlds through a branch of science called scriptology. Elsa comes from one such world that was written into creation by her mother—a noted scriptologist.

But when her home is attacked and her mother abducted, Elsa must cross into the real world and use her own scriptology gifts to find her. In an alternative 19th-century Italy, Elsa finds a secret society of pazzerellones—young people with a gift for mechanics, alchemy or scriptology—and meets Leo, a gorgeous mechanist with a smart mouth and a tragic past. She recruits the help of these fellow geniuses just as an assassin arrives on their doorstep.

In this thrilling debut, worlds collide as Elsa unveils a deep political conspiracy seeking to unlock the most dangerous weapon ever created—and only she can stop it.”


I love that this book talks about a world that was created by writing, and that is actually became a “real” world. That was what got my attention in the first place!



Release date Title Author
8th The Perfect Girlfriend Karen Hamilton
6th Inkmistress Audrey Coulthurst
6th To Kill A Kingdom Alexandra Christo
13th Obsidio Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


Not that many releases in Mach I am interested in. I am mostly waiting for Obsidio, the third installment in The Illuminae Files series. I loved the first two, Illuminae & Gemina. I loved them, and I cannot wait for Obsidio! Since this is the third installment in the series, I am posting the synopsis of Illuminae, the first book in the series:

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.



The last month of this post, not only is this my birthday month, but there is another book I am so hyped about!

Release date Title Author
3rd Only Human Sylvia Neuvel
3rd Dread Nation Justina Ireland
26th 84K Claire North

The book I am so hyped about for April, is drumroll please Dread Nation! This book sounds so freaking amazing! I mean, I love the cover. So here’s the synopsis of this hyped release:

“Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chancellorsville—derailing the War Between the States and changing America forever. In this new nation, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Reeducation Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It’s a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations.

But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston’s School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.”


Do I have to say more? I feel like there is a theme in the books I am most hyped about (Reign of the Fallen and Dread Nation). Both are all about the dead. Oops. I feel like there is theme here.


Anyway, what are the releases you’re the most hyped about?


3 thoughts on “Anticipated Reads til april 2018

  1. I kind of cursed myself when I only found out about that magazine earlier this week, haha. I’ve never really been on Dutch bookish sites before so a whole new world is opening! [Although I’m sometimes getting frustrated over my constant failure at switching between Dutch & English.. :’)]

    I pre-ordered Reign of the Fallen! And Obsidio! Definitely two I’m eagerly awaiting!
    I also need to get my hands on a finished copy of This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter. I loved the eARC and really want to have a physical copy of it as well, haha.

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