Welcome to 2018, another year where readers will be treated to an onslaught of exciting new book releases! We’ve compiled a list of some exciting upcoming releases, however, it’s by no means extensive as there’s many great new books and we will feature more of them in our monthly posts.
From Stephen King, Sarah J Maas, Brent Weeks and Cassandra Clare, to novels about romance, Asian mythology, Beowulf retellings, and tales of space—there’s a book for everyone to be adding to their shelves or growing pile of books this year!
Read on to discover some exciting novels coming out this year and tell us in the comments below what 2018 release you are most excited for!
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert | Goodreads
Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, passes away and Alice comes to realise that her grandmother’s stories are true when her mother is abducted.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes | Goodreads
In the third instalment, Lou Clark arrives in New York when she meets a new man by the name of Joshua Ryan.
The Chalk Man by C.J Tudor | Goodreads
A group of children invent a secret code, which then appears next to a murdered body. Now, 30 years later, someone is threatening them and they must uncover what happened all those years ago.
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee | Goodreads
Two sisters: one with a mental illness trying to live a normal life with her husband and children, while the other tries to protect her even though she may not want to be saved.
Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely | Goodreads
Serendipity is seventeen years old with perfect aim and she’s a bold new heroine—a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin | Goodreads
Four adolescent siblings find out how they will die and over the next five decades, will knowing the day of their death shape their lives?
Feel Free by Zadie Smith | Goodreads
A collection of essays offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith’s own life.
Sadness Is a White Bird by Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Goodreads
A young man prepares to serve in the Israeli army while trying to reconcile his close relationship to two Palestinian siblings.
The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton | Goodreads
Camellia is a Belle and they control Beauty, which is a commodity and she hopes to be the most talented Belle and work for royalty—but it’s far more dangerous than she imagined.
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah | Goodreads
From the author of The Nightingale, a man returns home after being a prisoner of war in Vietnam, but things are no longer the same for him or his family.
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce | Goodreads
Three student mages are bound by fate and fated for trouble, and readers will be rewarded with the never-before-told story of how Numair Salmalín came to Tortall.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton | Goodreads
In a novel that will appeal to fans of Kate Atkinson and Agatha Christie, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed. Again.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi | Goodreads
Zélie Adebola remembers when magic existed and now she has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy.
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton | Goodreads
A feminist, multicultural epic fantasy with the operatic feeling of Game of Thrones, inspired by the author’s conflicted relationship with King Lear.
Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi | Goodreads
The fourth novel in the Shatter Me series after a four year break.
All Rivers Run Free by Natasha Carthew | Goodreads
A lyrical novel in the vein of Sara Baume and Eimear McBride, about marginalisation, mental illness and the power of nature and motherhood in restoring hope.
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Goodreads
The third and final instalment in the Illuminae series will see a final battle waged on land and in space, heros will fall, and hearts will be broken.
The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace | Goodreads
This second collection of poetry explores witches in these moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories.
The Elizas by Sara Shepard | Goodreads
A debut novelist investigates her own accident, but the closer her life starts to resemble her upcoming novel, the line between reality and fiction starts to blur.
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland | Goodreads
A provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.
Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires | Goodreads
A collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era.
Circe by Madeline Miller | Goodreads
Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man’s world.
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo | Goodreads
Set in a dark, rainy northern town, Nesbo’s Macbeth pits the ambitions of a corrupt policeman against loyal colleagues, a drug-depraved underworld and the pull of childhood friendships.
Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman | Goodreads
A twisted take on the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale that will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy | Goodreads
A companion novel to Dumplin’, which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean’s star turn in the Clover City pageant.
The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll | Goodreads
When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder.
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan | Goodreads
The Trials of Apollo series follows Lester Papadopoulos was once the glorious god Apollo—now he’s an awkward (mortal) teenager stuck on earth, out of favour with Zeus, and without his powers
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard | Goodreads
In the epic conclusion to Victoria Aveyard’s stunning series, Mare must embrace her fate and summon all her power… for all will be tested, but not all will survive.
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas | Goodreads
Narrated by Feyre and Rhysand, this story bridges the events in A Court of Wings and Ruin and the upcoming spinoff novels.
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay | Goodreads
A gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined.
Who Is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht | Goodreads
An exhilarating page turner and perceptive coming-of-age story introduces an original, wry and whip-smart female spy for the twenty-first century.
The Outsider by Stephen King | Goodreads
A propulsive plot, and a race against time to uncover the identity of a terrifying and diabolical killer who has left victims—and “perpetrators”—across the country, and who is on his way to his next horrific act.
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Various | Goodreads
Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.
How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne | Goodreads
A blisteringly funny, honest and moving exploration of love, friendship and navigating the emotional rollercoaster of your thirties.
July – December
Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson | Goodreads
A reformed thief and the young leader of an outlaw dynasty lock wits in a battle that may cost them their lives—and their hearts.
The Light of All That Falls by James Islington | Goodreads
An epic conclusion to an adventure that began in The Shadow of What Was Lost, the acclaimed fantasy blockbuster from James Islington.
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas | Goodreads
Sizzling with action and suspense, Maas delivers a coming-of-age Selina Kyle who will steal readers’ hearts.
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke | Goodreads
A genderbent Beowulf re-imagining in which four mercenary girls chase glory and honor by battling a monster that’s been terrorizing a nearby earldom.
Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare | Goodreads
Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in The Dark Artifices trilogy.
The Burning White by Brent Weeks | Goodreads
As the armies of the White King defeat the Chromeria and old gods are born anew, the fate of worlds will come down to one question: Who is the Lightbringer?
Untitled Throne of Glass novel by Sarah J Maas | Goodreads
The final instalment in the Throne of Glass series will be hitting shelves in 2018!
Dark Age by Pierce Brown | Goodreads
Book 2 of the new trilogy that takes place after the end of Morning Star, which will center around the consequences of the hero’s actions as well as on those folks now living and growing up in a landscape that’s had its ruling order shattered.
Untitled Nevernight novel by Jay Kristoff | Goodreads
The third novel in the Nevernight series by Jay Kristoff.
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Goodreads
Arthur and Ben meet at the post office as Ben is shipping his ex-boyfriend’s things back to him. They subsequently endure the frustration of knowing there was a missed connection, before the universe pushes them back together again in a series of failed “first” dates.
The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Goodreads
Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the universe of the Lux in this brand new series, featuring beloved characters both new and old.
The Serpent’s Mirror by Deborah Harkness | Goodreads
Set in the All Souls’ world and centered on Matthew Clairmont’s career as a vampiric double agent in the Tudor era, the novel explores historical riddles surrounding the ascent of Elizabeth I to the throne.