5 New releases I’m looking forward to this year

Not If I Save You First  by Ally Carter – March 27, 2018 

One of my favorite authors, Ally Carter, who wrote the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series is back with a new standalone.

What I love the most about Ally Carter’s writing are her strong female characters. I always feel like I should go out and kick some butt when I’m done with one of her books. I’m very much looking forward to this one.

Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans.

Before she knows it, Maddie’s dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness and into a totally different life.

No phone.

No Internet.

And not a single word from Logan.

Maddie tells herself it’s okay. After all, she’s the most popular girl for twenty

miles in any direction. (She’s also the only girl for twenty miles in any direction.) She has wood to cut and weapons to bedazzle. Her life is full.

Until Logan shows up six years later . . .

And Maddie wants to kill him.

But before that can happen, an assailant appears out of nowhere, knocking

Maddie down a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown fate. Maddie knows she could turn back and get help. But the weather is turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more deadly.

Maddie still really wants to kill Logan. But she has to save him first.

The Case for Jamie by  Brittany Cavallaro – March 6, 2018

The third in the Charlotte Holmes series, which is a Sherlock Holmes inspired retelling. Charlotte and Jamie are to teens descendants of renowned Sherlock Holmes and John Watson.

The hotly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes trilogy, in which Charlotte and Jamie finally face their longtime enemy…and their true feelings for each other.

It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for. Until strange things start happening to him. Strange things that might mean nothing at all—or that someone is after him again.

Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex. Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows that her Watson can’t forgive her.

Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but there is someone who wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.

In this final explosive book in the Charlotte Holmes trilogy, Holmes and Watson face the ultimate test: they must unravel the case of their lives without unraveling each other.

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – March 13, 2018

The third book in The Illuminae Files series.This whole series has been an experience like no other and “Obsidio” won’t disappoint.

Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. With the jump station destroyed and their resources scarce, the only option is to return to Kerenza—but who knows what they’ll find seven months after the invasion?

Meanwhile, Kady’s cousin, Asha, survived the initial BeiTech assault and has joined Kerenza’s ragtag underground resistance. When Rhys—an old flame from Asha’s past—reappears on Kerenza, the two find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With time running out, a final battle will be waged on land and in space, heroes will fall, and hearts will be broken.

 

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton – June 26, 2018

This is the second book in a series called, “The Lady Janies”. The first book was My Lady Jane based loosely on Lady Jane Grey and Edward VI of England. This next one is about another well known Jane, Jane Eyre, with an interesting twist.  After reading the first book I don’t know why I was so hesitant to read it the first place and I’m very excited for this book.

You may think you know the story. After a miserable childhood, penniless orphan Jane Eyre embarks on a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall. There, she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester. Despite their significant age gap (!) and his uneven temper (!!), they fall in love—and, Reader, she marries him. (!!!)

Or does she?

Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions, in which all is not as it seems, a certain gentleman is hiding more than skeletons in his closets, and one orphan Jane Eyre, aspiring author Charlotte Brontë, and supernatural investigator Alexander Blackwood are about to be drawn together on the most epic ghost hunt this side of Wuthering Heights.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green -September 25, 2018

*edit: Cover was released March 2nd*

Hank Green, Youtuber, writer, singer, instrument player and all-around smart person, this will be his debut novel and I could not be more excited for it. A cover hasn’t been released yet but it is said it will be very good.

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship–like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor–April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires–and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

 

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