My Most Anticipated Books of 2018

Happy New Year Friends! With 2017 having drawn to an end it is time to look forward to what 2018 has in store for avid book lovers! Similar to last year, I’ve compiled a list of the top books in 2018 that I’m looking forward to being released.  While at least one book on the following list might be classified as wishful thinking, i.e., Winds of Winter, alas, optimistically, I couldn’t help but group it in with the rest. I already was lucky enough to receive and read an advanced review copy of Iron Gold. You can read my spoiler free review here. Here’s to hopefully receiving a few more of these ARCs throughout the year!

Let me know what you think of the titles on my lineup? Have I missed any key books that are on your list?

Everless by Sarah Holland – Jan. 2, 2018

Iron Gold (Red Rising Saga #4) by Pierce Brown – January 16, 2018

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert – Jan. 30, 2018

Immortal Reign (Falling Kingdoms #6) By Morgan Rhodes – February 6, 2018

Blood of a Thousand Stars (Empress of a Thousand Skies #2) by Rhoda Belleza – Feb. 20, 2018

Restore Me (Shatter Me #4) by Tahereh Mafi – March 6, 2018

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman – March 13, 2018

The Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir – April 24, 2018

Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel – May 1, 2018

Bandwidth by Eliot Peper – May 1, 2018

War Storm by Victoria Aveyard – May 15, 2018 (Reluctantly on this list)

Catwoman (DC Icons #3) by Sarah J. Mass – August 7, 2018

Barren by Peter V. Brett – September 20, 2018

Untitled (Throne Of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas – October 30, 2018

A Wizard’s Sacrifice (The Woern Saga #2) by A.M. Justice – 2018

The Olympian Affair (The Cinder Spires #2) by Jim Butcher – Optimistically 2018

Go Tell the Bees that I’m Gone (Outlander #9) by Diana Gabaldon – Optimistically 2018

Stone Door (The Kingkiller Chronicle #3) by Patrick Rothfuss – Optimistically 2018

Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6) by George R. R. Martin – Optimistically 2018


  1. Oh my, if Rothfuss and Martin get those books out this year, it will be one of the best reading years of my life. Seriously. I don’t begrudge them the time to produce the art they envision, but waiting is SO hard.

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  2. Reblogged this on AM Justice and commented:
    Gosh, what an honor to be included on the Critiquing Chemist’s “Most Anticipated Books of 2018” list. This may be just the kick in the pants I need to finish A Wizard’s Sacrifice. Check out this list for all the other great books coming up in 2018.

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    • I’ll be patient for as long as it takes him! I’m super excited for its eventual release, however I would hate for him to feel the pressure to rush and get sloppy with the writing. That would honestly be worse for me than if he left it unfinished.


    • Hello! Hello! I love coming across people that have different tastes or who hasn’t been reading the same things as me! That means you have all sorts of suggestions! What is your style? If you haven’t read Red Rising or Sleeping Giants those are two amazing series to start. If you want something a bit more ambitious the Game of Thrones and Name of the Wind series are going to be classics!

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      • Thank you! I shall have a look through your list when I get back on my laptop… I’m intrigued! I mainly read crime / thrillers / horror … I love Jo Nesbo and Henning Mankell and my latest discovery is Hollie Overton, I’m in awe of her! I also love reading Edgar Allan Poe:)

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  3. Great list. Another fantasy reader. Yay. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think. And I am so mad at Rothfuss for taking so long. I’ve almost forgotten the first two books in the Kingkiller series. Seriously. Happy Reading.

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    • Hello Hello! I’m so happy you enjoyed my list too! Don’t be mad! Be happy that Rothfuss has treated us to such a special series. Imagine how mad you’ll be if he ends up rushing the series because he feel pressure and the next book is subpar compared to the rest! I’ll wait as long as it takes! 🙂

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  4. Happy new year! This lists looks so good! I have to admit that I haven’t read any of them yet but The Red Rising Saga and The Illuminae Files will definitely be added on my list too. I’ve already put if off for too long.

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  5. I love this post! I am definitely going to keep this one as a reference this year as one of my resolutions are to read more this year! Thank you so much for sharing!

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