It is common knowledge that my TBR has been slowly planning my murder for the last year because how dare I not read every single book in existence?!….So I thought I would add EVEN MORE books to it!!…This is going to end badly…isn’t it?

But enough about me: Now I want YOU to re-evaluate you life choices. Did your REALLY have to click on this post? REALLY? Because I bet you have a monstrous TBR pile right this very second and you most certainly didn’t NEED to add to it. I am very concerned, please drink some water and eat a cupcake. There’s no need to be doing this to yourself.

Except if you’re doing this to not let me suffer alone. In which case thank you frend we shall be the bestests of buds after our death by TBR.

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How to form your very own TBR!! (side effects include: IT NEVER GOING AWAY EVER GOOD LUCK YOU’RE DOOMED)

  • take smol TBR hatchling
  • it fills you with determination to finish said TBR
  • add some MORE books to it right? because we want to see it grow happy and healthy
  • OH NO IT’S OUT OF CONTROL
  • HELP WHAT DO YOU DO?!?!
  • QUICK FEED IT MORE BOOKS SO IT DOESN’T EAT YOU
  • (THAT’S HOW THAT WORKS RIGHT?!?!)
  • oh
  • oh no
  • NOW IT’S EVEN BIGGER ABORT MISSION!!!

…who would’ve thought that’s how things work huh.

Fight fire with fire they said. It wouldn’t kill you they said. TELL THAT WHEN I MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEAR ONE DAY and it’s going to even be that mysterious because all of you will know WHO DID IT.

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if this isn’t you you’re lying

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Declaimer: Ioana is not responsible for future murderous TBRs after the lecture of this post. Add everything on Goodreads AT. YOUR. OWN. RISK.

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Most Anticipated

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  • Queen of Air and Darkness : THE SEQUEL TO MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME AKA THE PURE GENIUS THAT WAS LORD OF SHADOWS!!
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes : Do I even need to explain this? QUEEN CAIT IS FINALLY GETTING PUBLISHED! Can you believe she puled a Beyonce and she did #THAT?!
  • The Muse of Nightmares (*has no cover as of yet*): Sequel to Strange the Dreamer which I loved and I need to know what happens NOW!!

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Contemporary

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  • Love, Hate & Other Filters : This features a Muslim MC and tackles Islamophobia! Also film nerds which I have a smol particularity towards! (heard some mixed feelings from #ownvoices reviewers so I shall be weary)
  • Tyler Johnson was Here : Police brutality and it sounds like a very important read also #coverlove LOOK AT THAT.
  • Leah on the Offbeat : 1. Becky Albertalli 2. Body positive MC and 3. FRICKING BECKY ALBERTALLI OK IT’S GUARANTEED TO BE AMAZING.

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  • Nice try, Jane Sinner : This title describes my life and also I heard the protagonist has a nihilistic sense of humor and IF THAT AIN’T ME.
  • The Looking Glass All I know about this one is BALLET SCHOOL. So I know enough.
  • Don’t Forget Me : This takes place in Australia and also that cover is gorgeous.

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  • Summer of Salt : Sounds salty so I’m all for it…also magic and the cover features 2 girls so I’m here for either friendship or romance and doesn’t this sound like a book meant for me?
  • You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone : I’m only seeing amazing reviews for this and some trusted persons loved it ergo I have to read it.

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Fantasy

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  • Tess of the Road : Dragons DRAGONS D R A G O N S!!! And I don’t know much else but what else need I know??
  • Ace of Shades : I heard this described as “the older, darker, Spirited Away” AND YUP I WAS SOLD I need it in my life.
  • The Astonishing Color of After : I can smell the heart break and magical realism from here.

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  • The Hazel Wood : Creepy dark fairy tales and magic are all I love in life (that and preferably equally dark dessert).
  • Children of Blood and Bone : Diverse high fantasy with masterful world building? Sign me up!
  • Reign of the Fallen : Nercomancers! Also a badass bisexual protagonist in a fantasy book! BUT NECROMANCY!!!

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  • The Wicked Deep : Umm…I have an undying love for witches and strange towns so this one is calling my name.
  • To Kill a Kingdom : Evil cruel siren protagonist please and thank you.
  • Daughter of the Siren Queen : Sirens and pirates and the first book was surprisingly so much fun wow.

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  • The Forgotten Book : MAGICAL BOOKS are my cryptonite.
  • Sea Witch : A Little Mermaid re-telling BUT this is Ursula’s backstory AND HOW AWESOME DOES THAT SOUND?!
  • The Cruel Prince : Dark creepy fae are all I need in life (and I’ve always wanted to read a Holly Black book I guess now’s my chance)

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COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS

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  • The Prince and the Dressmaker : 19th century prince cross dressing and destroying gender norms?! Just look at that magnificent blurb I AM LIVING FOR THIS.
  • Bloom : Boys falling in love AT A BAKERY!!
  • Be Prepared : Summer camps and this is by the author of Anya’s Ghost (which was one of my favourite graphic novels of last year!).

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OTHER BOOKS THAT I’M EXCITED ABOUT BUT ARE THEIR OWN KIND OF UNIQUE PINEAPPLES

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(Ioana now regrets putting these 2 together as THEY BOTH HAVE WHITE COVERS WHY. Excuse her why her eye twitches because the whole aesthetic is ruined.)

  • the witch saves herself in this one : poetry collection! Also the sequel of The Princess saves Herself in this one THAT I STILL NEED TO READ!!
  • Check Please! : Ok so this is a webcomic (YEEK!! Internet geek power!!) that’s actually free to read right now but it’ll be published sometime in fall 2018 so I’M EXCITED!! It has cute gay hockey players, soft frat boys, collage, and lots of pie baking I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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So here is my very own absolutely murderous post! I saw these beasts on every single other blog (thanks guys I know you like planning my murder) so I couldn’t not do one of my own. Do I like causing people with way too big TBRs pain? Why yes, yes I do.

Now excuse me I have to go cry because LOOK HOW MANY BOOKS.If you don’t hear from me for a while it’s because my books engulfed me and strangled me to death just so you know where I am.

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What are some of YOUR most anticipated releases (sure stab me in the heart some more why not)? Are you dead by TBR yet? Are you freaking out as much as I am?

LET ME KNOW.

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56 thoughts on “2018 releases to feed your TBR (so it doesn’t eat you right now)

  1. Omg yes I’m excited for basically all of these! Especially Sea Witch bc the little mermaid is my fave!!! And QoAaD 😱 Nice Try Jane Sinner, The Prince & The Dressmaker, Daughter of The Siren Queen and so many more.!!!! This is going to be a GREAT year for bookssss!!

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  2. OH, YAY, WE SHALL SUFFER TOGETHER!! Or, weep in misery because I’m already one book behind on my GR challenge. I NEEDS TO CATCH UP BEFORE MY TBR EATS ME. Honestly, though, it has devoured my right leg already and I’m planning to use that as an excuse to stay home from school tomorrow so I can read more xD BECAUSE LOGIC, OF COURSE!

    THE ONLY REASON THE TBR HASN’T EATEN ME IS BECAUSE IS I FEED IT MORE AND MORE BOOKS. The only problem: I’LL EVENTUALLY RUN OUT OF BOOKS TO FEED IT AND THEN IT’S GOING TO BE ME NEXT!!!! HEEEEELLLP!!!!!!

    I CAN NOT WAIT FOR A THOUSAND PERFECT NOTES!! I’VE HEARD IT’LL MAKE ME CRY SO I’M EXCITED FOR IT ALREADY!!

    I’ve also heard some things about LHAOF, but I’ll still read it and I’M SUPER EXCITED FOR TYLER JOHNSON WAS HERE AND LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT!!

    NICE TRY, JANE SINNER AND ACE OF SHADES AND CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE AND THE CRUEL PRINCE AND THE AUTHOR OF ANYA’S GHOST AHHHHHH I NEED IT NOW AND

    oh…look, it’s the light at the end of the tunnel. I didn’t think my TBR falling over on top of my head could do that.

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    1. GROUP SUFFERING SOUNDS GREAT! It’s like we’re making a TBR Fandom in which we spend our time collectively crying…sounds great to me.
      I HAVEN’T READ ANYTHING EXCEPT FANFICTION SINCE THE YEAR HAS STARTED THIS IS GREAT I HAVE A SMALL PROBLEM.

      Oh don’t worry YOU’LL NEVER RUN OUT OF BOOKS. My TBR keeps reminding me of that. How dare I not be imortal so I can read all the books in existance?!

      I heard some things about LHAOF from own voices reviewers sooOoooo that’s a shame but I’ll still check it out.

      I NEED ALL THE BOOKS NOW OK NOW I SAY!!

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      1. HAHAHA!! AT LEAST WE’RE NOT LONELY IN OUR CRYING XD

        THAT’S WONDERFUL!! READ ALL THE FANFICTION!! THAT IS NOT A PROBLEM!! For me, I’ve been reading graphic novels because they are faster and I can fit them into my insane schedule 🙂

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  3. Thanks for reminding me I lie to myself when I say I don’t read many new releases….
    I can’t wait to finally read a book of Cait’s!!! And Daughter of the Siren Queen. I actually really liked DotPK.
    I’d never heard of Summer of Salt or tessera of the road, thanks for adding more books to my turn 😅

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    1. I’m glad I’m doing my good job of adding more books to people’s TBR and reminding them that all is lies. Lovely.
      And yesss Cait’s book!! I’M SO EXCITED I hope it has loads of cake otherwise I’m calling false advertisement. And I really liked Dotpk too!!

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  4. AAAHH I READ THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER (I was sent an ARC) and oh my goodness it’s so good. The illustrations are so cute and the story omg it’s pure cuteness!
    ALSO DID YOU KNOW THAT “THE WITCH DOESN’T BURN IN THIS ONE” is “read now” on Netgalley? You can download it immediately! Sadly I can’t send the book to my Kindle because it is only available in protected PDF 😦 I’m currently reading it and so far I’m really liking it!
    My most anticipated release is Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo (WHICH IS GOING TO BE RELEASED IN 2019. THE WAIT IS KILLING ME.) It’s set in Hong Kong, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

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    1. The Prince and The Dressmakes sounds like the cutest most fluffy book aghhhh. I can’t wait to read it!!
      OMG IS IT??! I HAVE TO CHECK THAT OUT!! My only problem with Net Galley is that they only send me samples WHICH SUCKS OK WHY DO THEY BETRAY ME LIKE THIS.
      Ooo that’s a long while to wait I’m standing with you in solidarity and offering cookies to make the wait more enjoyable!! And I’ve never read a book set in Hong Kong SOOO THAT SOUNDS INTERESTING. Consider me intrigued.

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    2. Oh, Maurene Goo has a book coming soon about Hong Kong?? GAAAAAH I need to read it! I read Maurene Goo’s I Believe in a Thing Called Love and I adored that book of hers 😍, so I can’t wait to see how she blends K-pop with the HK setting!! 😊

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  5. I am so, so excited for many of these books! I think the book I’m the most excited for, though, it’s The Belles. I’m sad you didn’t put it on your list haha 🙂
    I can’t wait for The Astonishing Color, I feel like that one will break my heart and fill it and I don’t know, but I love it already for some reason?? And yes to Leah and You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone, they both sound INCREDIBLE, I can’t wait. I also really want to read The Forbidden Book, it sounds so great and that cover is incredibly beautiful. ❤
    Great post! 🙂

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    1. How could that one slip through my fingers?!? I’ve heard SO MUCH about The Bells I guess I just thought it was a 2017 release I’ve been seeing it everywhere 😂. Wow look at me go I am great at these “kinda more professional book blogger” posts. I am a bean doing a good job. But yes I’m excited about that one too just pretend it’s on the list somewhere ok!!
      The Astonishing Color has the cover, title and synopsis of a true hearbreaker. I can already smell the tears….excellent.
      All these exciting releases and I still haven’t finished my most anticipated read of last year…send help.

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      1. Haha yes, sometimes it is a bit confusing. So many people are talking about the book and some even have read it for months already… we don’t even know when the book is actually being released. Perks of being in the book blogging community, haha.
        WHAT IS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED read of last year??? And you can do this. I get it. I still haven’t read some most anticipated books of 2017 either…. so many books haha.

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      2. Well I HAVEN’T READ THE HATE YOU GIVE YET. I think that sums up everything well enough. I cry and hug piles of books beacuse school decided to be awful and hurt my feelings this month.
        Perks of being in the bookish community and stalking Twitter a lot from the shadows!! And as much bad screaming as it is on there there’s some good screaming too so yey!! I am in the know about everything except release dates apparently 😂.

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      3. AHHH YOU HAVE TO. But I get it – we need more time to read all the books haha, that’d be awesome.
        And do you want to be a twitter shadow with me?? I always do that hahahah.

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  6. I’m looking forward to reading The Astonishing Color of After so, so much… it features a half-Caucasian and half-Chinese lead, which I also am, so I’m hoping that I can relate to the main character in terms of her culture 😊 Tyler Johnson Was Here also sounds like a book that touches on topics that are very relevant today, especially in the news of where I’m from. Great picks for this post! Good luck with getting through your TBR! 😆

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    1. I’m so excited for this year’s releases because LOOK! HOW! MUCH!! DIVERSITY!! I love it!! I’m excited to hear your thoughts on The Astonishing Color then ❤!!
      There is no luck with my TBR I just have to brave it and it’s not going all that well!!

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  7. The Astonishing Color of After is my most anticipated… I keep asking someone to give it to me and they keep saying no, go buy it. My TBR is around 1000 … actually I think its under that now as I keep cutting but its still pretty close… I keep at a distance so that I won’t die instantly if it tries to tumble over on top of me! ❤

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  8. IM GETTING AN ARC OF ASTONISHING COLOUR OF AFTER

    LET ME SCREAM

    I am WILDLY excited for Ace of Shades and am part of the Street Team WHICH IS SO MUCH FUN and so much FREE STUFF! Im so excited to recieve and read my ARC of it!! AGH.

    The Cruel Prince LOOKS SO GOOD and everyone is raving about it so i must join the hype train?! I have a copy of the Wicked Deep and I GOT A FREE CANDLE WITH THE ARC PACKAGE? it smells so good ioana ahhhh.

    and ive been screaming to cait about a thousand perfect notes AND PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE ARCs and ?? im?? so?? NOT?? jealous?? obviously not.

    Thank you for the list i appreciate your effort my TBR will now continue to grow

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    1. Hello there *waves*!!
      I’m sorry your first impression was me causing your TBR to grow much bigger then needed…but also I’m kinda not since my plan is going perfectly then…if I’m drowning in my TBR I’m taking ya’ll with me. I’m glad I could spread the joy! Thank you for commenting ❤.

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  9. I am loving this list (and the picture with fairy lights. Those things are so beautiful and just make everything more magical, haha.) The only book on this list I’ve been close to reading is Nice Try, Jane Sinner, which I bought recently but have not started reading yet. I found a lot of wonderful titles to add to my TBR, though! Thanks for sharing!
    claire @ clairefy

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  10. OMG! SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS!
    I don’t really look for the upcoming releases… because otherwise my TBR would explode. But after seeing all these *my wallet is shaking*.

    Also, I saw Sea Witch on so many lists and I am so curious about it!!

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  11. I saw You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone and I screamed a bit and then I saw you wrote ‘some trusted people liked it’ and now I wonder if I’m a trusted person? AM I? I want to be!
    This post was amazing, I added lots of books on my TBR (also, why did I have the feeling that you described TBRs as some kind of dragons, Ioanaaa? whyyy? can’t you resist a dragon metaphor, can you?)
    Also, I’m so excited for all of these, Sea Witch sounds amazing and I adore that cover!!! ❤

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    1. OF COURSE YOU ARE YOU SINGLE HANDEDLY SCREAMING EVERYWHERE MADE ME WANT TO READ IT. So yes that’s youuuu.

      Yes dragon metaphors are best metaphors though I like food ones too. It’s BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE DRAGONS OK think about it : they varey in size, have a death glare and most certainly spit fire when aproched. Bam dragons conspiracy theory confirmed.

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  12. Hahaha oh dear… I’m glad I have most of these on my TBR already or I would freak about having to add more to it! 😂 (all in the name of self preservation mmkay)
    Once again you managed to make me laugh my ass off and spit my tea out in the process. All I wanted in this fine Monday morning 😂
    Great post!

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    1. Oh noo poor tea 😂!! MY WORK HERE IS DONE LADIES AND GENTLEMAN I’VE MADE A MONDAY BETTER THIS IS HARD WORK HERE. *bows* thank you thank you.
      I’m happy you’re not adding more to your TBR because AHAHA HAVE I MENTIONED HOW MINE IS KILLING ME?? now that your tbr has stopped growing can you save me from mine pretty please??

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  13. My life. My choices. What are they, now I have so many more books on my list. BUT I have faith in you, even though this is the first of your blogs that I’ve read because a) good gif usage b) lots of books that were ALREADY on my TBR and c, most importantly) CHECK PLEASE
    So I’m sure this will all turn out … all right…

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    1. Ah yes thank you I’m glad you like my gifs….so now that you’ve made the decision to trust me THIS IS GREAT it will either end in cookies or bloodshed. Possibly both.

      AND YES CHECK PLEASE I NEED SOMEONE TO FANGIRL ABOUT BECAUSE ASFHAJAKLAL. YES. IT GOOD.

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  14. I love this post! My TBR is definitely out of control and there is no going back even though I read a lot more than the books I acquire! I also REALLY want to read Children of Blood and Bone. I actually already preordered it and it’s on my way here. A Thousand Perfect Notes is one I want to read of course – duh! And I also am intrigued by the Tyler Johnson one here too… The cover caught my eye!

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    1. Children of Blood and Bone LOOKS SO SO SOOO GOOD. The cover is also stunning omg everything is beautiful??? And CAIT’S BOOK CAIT’S BOOK CAIT’S BOOOOK!!! I’m so excited for herrrrrr!! And Tyler Johnson’s cover is GORGEOUS look we need more black boys and flowers because it’s soft and beautiful and AGHHHH SO MANY GOOD RELEASES!!

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