So, 2018 is nearly coming to an end and we have had some pretty good YA books. Lots of diversity and important themes that have been explored. So here’s some of my favorite book releases of the year in no particular order:
THE CRUEL PRINCE by Holly Black
What a ride this book was! So many different plot twists, betrayals and secrets. Definitely one of my favorite books to date. The sequel, The Wicked King, set to come out in January is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. Check out the sneak peak here
Recommended for fans of: Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo
THE POPPY WAR by R.F. Kaung
This was so good! i mean, i was in a slump and this totally got me through it. There was action, magic and anything you could ever want for a good fantasy book.
Recommended for fans of: The Young Elites series by Marie Lu
THE REAPER AT THE GATES by Sabaa Tahir
After reading the first two books in the series, this was one of my most anticipated releases of the year..and boy, did it deliver! It was such a perfect addition to the series and just has me dying to know what is going to happen in the next book.
Recommended for fans of: Anyone who loves a good fantasy will love this
BRIGHT WE BURN by Kiersten White
What an ending to one of my favorite series ever! Kiersten White truly did the series justice and gave us the perfect ending. If you haven’t read this series already, please start now.
Recommended for fans of: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R.Pan
A beautiful book about dealing with loss of a loved one lost through suicide. This book really makes you feel the grief of the protagonist who was trying to understand why her mother killed herself. It makes you understand that some answers can’t really be found and that you aren’t responsible for someone choosing to take their own life. That was their decision.
Recommended for fans of: Contemporary books that make you feel something such as Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S King
SMOKE IN THE SUN by Renee Ahdieh
This was a good end to the Flame in the Mist duology. Though i preferred the first one, i enjoyed this one as well.
Recommended for fans of: Fantasy with romance and a kick-ass heroine as well.