| Monthly Releases | January 2018 – Young Adult edition

Normally my Monthly Releases would already be published, but this month it’s chaos haha. I’ve recently decided to divide my Monthly Releases into two articles, as you probably already saw last month. This way I can show you guys more books without it getting dull because otherwise, you’d be scrolling too long haha. And this way I can also divide the genres a bit; a Young adult edition and an adult Fantasy/Paranormal & Contemporary Romance edition as well.

This morning I start with the Young adult edition and later today the Fantasy/Contemporary one will go online as well! So for you who like adult fantasy, paranormal and romance lovers out there; stay tuned!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the cruel prince holly blackthe Cruel Prince by Holly Black (the Folk of the Air, Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and James PattersonGunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely and James Patterson 
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia/Western
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

James Patterson presents a bold new heroine–a cross between Katniss Everdeen and Annie Oakley: Serendipity Jones, the fastest sharpshooter in tomorrow’s West. 

Seventeen-year-old Serendipity “Pity” Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six-shooters and perfect aim. She’s been offered a life of fame and fortune in Cessation, a glittering city where lawlessness is a way of life. But the price she pays for her freedom may be too great….
In this extraordinary debut from Lyndsay Ely, the West is once again wild after a Second Civil War fractures the U.S. into a broken, dangerous land. Pity’s struggle against the dark and twisted underbelly of a corrupt city will haunt you long after the final bullet is shot.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Everless by Sara Holland (Untitled, Book 1)Everless by Sara Holland (Untitled, Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Valkyrie, Book 1)Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Valkyrie, Book 1)
Genre: Fantasy/Mythology
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

Valkyries have one great responsibility: to return immortals to the afterlife by slaying them. As a Valkyrie, Malin has always known that the balance of the world rests on her ability to carry out orders. But when Malin discovers that her mother spared the life of an immortal who was destined to die, her world is thrown into chaos.

Malin not only wrestles with the knowledge that her mother might not be who she thought—she’s also thrust into the path of a gorgeous blue-eyed guy named Asher who needs her help slaying the rogue immortal who destroyed his family. The balance of the world is at stake. And, as Asher competes with Malin’s ex for her love and loyalty, so is her heart.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (DC Icons, Book 2)Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu (DC Icons, Book 2)
Genre: Fantasy/Superheroes
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.

The Nightwalkers are terrorizing Gotham City, and Bruce Wayne is next on their list.

One by one, the city’s elites are being executed as their mansions’ security systems turn against them, trapping them like prey. Meanwhile, Bruce is turning eighteen and about to inherit his family’s fortune, not to mention the keys to Wayne Enterprises and all the tech gadgetry his heart could ever desire. But after a run-in with the police, he’s forced to do community service at Arkham Asylum, the infamous prison that holds the city’s most brutal criminals.

Madeleine Wallace is a brilliant killer . . . and Bruce’s only hope.

In Arkham, Bruce meets Madeleine, a brilliant girl with ties to the Nightwalkers. What is she hiding? And why will she speak only to Bruce? Madeleine is the mystery Bruce must unravel. But is he getting her to divulge her secrets, or is he feeding her the information she needs to bring Gotham City to its knees? Bruce will walk the dark line between trust and betrayal as the Nightwalkers circle closer.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Unearthed, Book 1)Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Unearthed, Book 1)
Genre: Science Fiction
Release Date: January 9th, 2018

When Earth intercepts a message from a long-extinct alien race, it seems like the solution the planet has been waiting for. The Undying’s advanced technology has the potential to undo environmental damage and turn lives around, and Gaia, their former home planet, is a treasure trove waiting to be uncovered.

For Jules Addison and his fellow scholars, the discovery of an alien culture offers unprecedented opportunity for study… as long as scavengers like Amelia Radcliffe don’t loot everything first. Mia and Jules’ different reasons for smuggling themselves onto Gaia put them immediately at odds, but after escaping a dangerous confrontation with other scavvers, they form a fragile alliance.

In order to penetrate the Undying temple and reach the tech and information hidden within, the two must decode the ancient race’s secrets and survive their traps. But the more they learn about the Undying, the more their presence in the temple seems to be part of a grand design that could spell the end of the human race…

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn MarshReign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
Genre: Fantasy/Glbt
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana, Book 1)Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra (Asiana, Book 1)
Genre: Epic Fantasy/Post-apocalyptic/Magic/Dystopia
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

Kyra is the youngest Markswoman in the Order of Kali, a highly trained sisterhood of elite warriors armed with telepathic blades. Guided by a strict code of conduct, Kyra and the other Orders are sworn to protect the people of Asiana. But to be a Markswoman, an acolyte must repudiate her former life completely. Kyra has pledged to do so, yet she secretly harbors a fierce desire to avenge her dead family.

When Kyra’s beloved mentor dies in mysterious circumstances, and Tamsyn, the powerful, dangerous Mistress of Mental Arts, assumes control of the Order, Kyra is forced on the run. Using one of the strange Transport Hubs that are remnants of Asiana’s long-lost past, she finds herself in the unforgiving wilderness of desert that is home to the Order of Khur, the only Order composed of men. Among them is Rustan, a young, disillusioned Marksman whom she soon befriends.

Kyra is certain that Tamsyn committed murder in a twisted bid for power, but she has no proof. And if she fails to find it, fails in her quest to keep her beloved Order from following Tamsyn down a dark path, it could spell the beginning of the end for Kyra–and for Asiana.

But what she doesn’t realize is that the line between justice and vengeance is razor thin . . . thin as the blade of a knife.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor the Hazelwood by Melissa Albertthe Hazelwood by Melissa Albert
Genre: Fantasy
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: Her mother is stolen away―by a figure who claims to come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead is the message her mother left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

Alice has long steered clear of her grandmother’s cultish fans. But now she has no choice but to ally with classmate Ellery Finch, a Hinterland superfan who may have his own reasons for wanting to help her. To retrieve her mother, Alice must venture first to the Hazel Wood, then into the world where her grandmother’s tales began―and where she might find out how her own story went so wrong.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Say you'll remember me by Katie McgarrySay you’ll remember me by Katie Mcgarry
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But an opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Keeper by Kim Chance Keeper by Kim Chance 
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: January 30th, 2018

When a 200-year-old witch attacks her, sixteen-year-old bookworm Lainey Styles is determined to find a logical explanation. Even with the impossible staring her in the face, Lainey refuses to believe it—until she finds a photograph linking the witch to her dead mother.

After consulting a psychic, Lainey discovers that she, like her mother, is a Keeper: a witch with the exclusive ability to unlock and wield the Grimoire, a dangerous but powerful spell book. But there’s a problem. The Grimoire has been stolen by a malevolent warlock who is desperate for a spell locked inside it—a spell that would allow him to siphon away the world’s magic.

With the help of her comic-book-loving best friend and an enigmatic but admittedly handsome street fighter, Lainey must leave her life of college prep and studying behind to prepare for the biggest test of all: stealing back the book.

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And this is only the Young adult releases, you guys! It’s shocking how many books are coming our way in January. And these are only the ones I’m excited about. There are still much more I didn’t write down in this article. It’s unreal to see that huge amount of books due to being released in January. I promised my hubby to pre-order a max of 2 books each month, for the time being. So you can imagine the horror it is for me to keep myself in check; someone who is almost addicted to pre-ordering new books, lol.

In the end, I Did pre-order 3 books hihi. And I did buy a Fairyloot so that’s 4 books already in January coming my way, lol.

And for the Dutch readers among us, my buddy Kwante has a really great list of Dutch releases over on her blog, go check it out! -> Click HERE

♥  Did you put in any pre-orders? What book or books are you looking forward to the most?

10 Comments

  1. WAAA! So many great books again, my poor bank account. 🙁 I am so excited for Hazel Wood, Everless and The Defiant. The Cruel Prince sounds awesome too!
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      haha yes, this is not good for our bank accounts, lol. And aside from the YA releases, there are also a lot of other releases outside the YA genre. It’s quite terrible actually, lol. I’ve already heard a lot of great things about the Cruel Prince and so far, everything I’ve read about it was only extremely positive. But I do try not to read to much about the book because I don’t want to get my expectations too high hihi.

      the Hazelwood sounds really awesome indeed, and the Cover is so beautiful!! And omg I’m so excited about the Defiant, the Valiant was amazing. And I’ve heard great things about Everless as well!
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  2. So I was smart enough to skip your other post about new releases. But then I came across this one…..Now I want all the books haha
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  3. I am so excited for the cruel prince. I am now preparing myself for its release by reading the dark part of the forest. (Apparently there are reoccurring characters?)

    Still in doubt about the Hazelwood. I was so excited when it was first announced. But I have read such mixed reviews that I can’t make up my mind. Oh if we just had all the money in the world. 🙂 🙂
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      OMg I didn’t know about the reoccurring characters in Cruel Prince. Haven’t gotten the Dark part of the Forest yet, so don’t know if I’ll be able to read it first because I don’t think I’ll have much patience when it comes to not starting Cruel Prince when it gets here haha.

      I Was excited about Hazelwood but have heard quite some bad things about the book as well, so I’m in doubt too. But since I already maxed out on my pre-orders for January, hazelwood will have to wait anyway haha
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  4. There are so many great book releases in January! I am really looking forward to The Cruel Prince, The Defiant and Hazelwood.

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