January 2018 Book Releases

16 Books Being Released in January 2018!

I'm super psyched for the number of amazing books come out for 2018 - I really think us booknerds are in for a surprise! I've heard a lot of talk about how books were decently good in 2017. I'd have to agree even with my small selection of books I was able to read. From what I've seen coming out this year though, I think 2018 is going to be even better!

So without further ado, keep reading to learn more about the book releases coming out this month!

~List is organized alphabetically by title and click each book cover to read the full synopsis on Goodreads!~

*****Sources for images and information regarding the books below found via: www.GoodReads.com*****

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Between the Blade and the Heart | Valkyrie #1

  • Author: Amanda Hocking

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Wednesday Books

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Mythology

Tidbits

  • Valkyries

  • Family secrets

  • Immortals subject to being put back into the afterlife

  • For fans of love triangles (like myself) between the main character, Malin, her ex, and a new love interest

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Blood and Sand | Untitled #1

  • Author: C. V. Wyk

  • Publish Date: January 16, 2018

  • Publisher: Tor Teen

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tidbits

  • Warrior princess + good looking gladiator duo

  • Slaves willing to risk it all by creating a rebellion against The Republic of Rome

  • The Legend of Spartacus...'nuff said

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Chainbreaker | Timekeeper #2

  • Author: Tara Sim

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Sky Pony Press

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, GLBT

Tidbits

  • Clock mechanic hero

  • British conspiracy + tumbling clock towers

  • Mysterious past

  • You'll learn more history about India (which I'll admit I unfortunately know nothing about)

  • GLBT romance ;)

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: A Conspiracy of Stars | Faloiv #1

  • Author: Olivia A. Cole

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

  • Genre(s): YA, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Romance

 

Tidbits

  • Family secrets

  • Unique plants and animals are found in a jungle called Faloiv

  • The MC dreams of becoming a scientist with her own labcoat to study Faloiv

  • Information about the wildlife is closely guarded in labs by Council of N’Terra

  • N'Terra threatens the balance of peace between them and the Faloii, natives of the Faloiv

  • Gives you that "Avatar" kind of vibe

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: The Curses | Graces #2

  • Author: Laure Eve

  • Publish Date: January 9, 2018

  • Publisher: Amulet Books

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Tidbits

  • Coven + Power + Magic

  • Friendships are tested

  • Forgiveness may be inevitable?

  • Family issues + mysterious past

 
Image via GoodReads.com

Image via GoodReads.com

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Everless | Untitled #1

  • Author: Sara Holland

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: HarperTeen

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Tidbits

  • Time = Money (literally!)

  • Aristocratic society, known as the Gerlings, are powered by the taxes of time taken from those of the lower classes

  • The stakes are high for our MC, Jules Ember, who returns back to the kingdom she once left so she may gain more time through work for her dying father

  • Jules will be reunited with old friends she had believed she would never see again

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: The Forgotten Book | 

  • Author: Mecthild Gläser

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Romance

Tidbits

  • Magical books in which anything you write will come true and MC, Emma, isn't the only person to have discovered its power...

  • A new handsome and arrogant boy in school who she is forced to become allies with *swoons*

  • Secrets

  • Danger

  • An abandoned library

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Markswoman

  • Author: Rati Mehrotra

  • Publish Date: January 23, 2018

  • Publisher: Harper Voyager

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Tidbits

  • MC, Kyra, the youngest markswoman in the Order of Kali

  • New friendship is found in another Order (think of the orders as guilds)

  • Weapons of telepathic blades

  • Dangerous new leader takes over the Order

  • Journey to find the truth and justice for the people of Asiana nation as well as her dead family

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Our Dark Stars

  • Author(s): Audrey Grey & Krystal Wade

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Unknown/Self-Published?

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Tidbits

  • Destruction of humans

  • Droids

  • Space princess, our MC - Princess Talia Starchaser

  • Forced and untrusted alliences with a space crew + captain

  • Chase

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Reign of the Fallen

  • Author: Sarah Glenn Marsh

  • Publish Date: January 23, 2018

  • Publisher: Razorbill

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, GLBT

Tidbits

  • There's a shadow world called the Deadlands

  • Unshrouded dead become zombies

  • MC, Odessa, is a master necromancer

  • Trouble brews when someone purposely starts taking shrouds off of the dead to create an undead army

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Reign the Earth | The Elementae #1

  • Author: A.C. Gaughen

  • Publish Date: January 30, 2018

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy

Tidbits

  • Elementals called Elementae exist - think Avatar: The Last Airbender

  • Arranged marriage with a king wishing to kill all Elementae

  • Shalia (MC) develops feelings toward her husband Calix's brother

  • Rebellion

 
 
 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Remember Majyk | The Skazka Chronicles #1

  • Author: Valia Lind

  • Publish Date: January 18, 2018

  • Publisher: Self Published

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, & Myths

Tidbits

  • Calista Faulkner's memories are a lie

  • College party gets busted by creatures

  • Her trust falls into the hands of the mysterious Brendan Parnell

  • Their quest: to defend the Relic of Knowledge, which BTW she can't recover her memories of where she placed it...

  • She's a Volshebnitsya of the High Realm of Skazka (I'm assuming we'll find out what that is when we read the book, maybe something similar to a shadow hunter???)

  • There's a group called Glava a.k.a. the masters of Shadowlands whom Calista and Brendan need to stop

  • Armageddon type disasters

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: Robots vs. Fairies

  • Author: See list on GoodReads

  • Publish Date: January 9, 2018

  • Publisher: Saga Press

  • Genre(s): Short Stories, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Anthologies

Shortened Synopsis

A unique anthology of all-new stories that challenges authors to throw down the gauntlet in an epic genre battle and demands an answer to the age-old question: Who is more awesome—robots or fairies?

 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: The Defiant | The Valiant #2

  • Author: Lesley Livingston

  • Publish Date: January 23, 2018

  • Publisher: Razorbill

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Tidbits

  • Conflict with a rival gladiator academy

  • Power struggles

  • Mythic Amazon warriors

  • The romantic relationship between Fallon and her Roman soldier, Cai will be on rocky ground

  • Who will conquer the heart of the Roman Empire?

 
 
 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: The Hazel Wood

    • Author: Melissa Albert

  • Publish Date: January 30, 20187

  • Publisher: Flatiron Books

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, Fairy Tales

Tidbits

  • Alice's grandmother is a famous author of super scary and dark fairy tales which are claimed to be REAL by a stranger who has stolen her mother away
  • Discover the Hinterland, an actual place where Alice's grandmother's stories took place
  • Alice is forced to take on help from fellow classmate, Ellery due to his grand knowledge of her grandmother's stories which may come in handy on her adventure through Hinterland to retrieve her mother
 
 

Basic Info

  • Title/Series: The True Queen | The Impostor Queen #3

  • Author: Sarah Fine

  • Publish Date: January 2, 2018

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

  • Genre(s): YA, Fantasy, GLBT

Tidbits

  • Ansa finally has learned that she is "the true queen" of Kupari
  • She is burdened with finding a place of refuge for her people (the Kriegere) in the Kupari lands
  • Meanwhile Elli keeps up her charade of being queen and pretending to have magic when she is faced with the threat of another invasion
  • Wielders are losing control of their magic
  • The city is crumbling beneath them
  • The fate of the realm lies in Ansa's and Elli's hands
 

 

Phew! That is a lot of book releases for the first month of the new year! I really think we finally have a good mix of books to put on our TBR piles...psssst-I promise I won't tell anyone if you add a few or a million. Your secret is safe with me! ;)

Soooo, which book is at the top of your list? Which one sounds the most appealing? Are there any awesome ones you think I've missed and should add to the list? Let me know in the comments-I'm dying to know what you guys are going to read!!! :D

P.S. - Let me know if you've made any new years resolutions for your reading goals! :)