IT’S TIME TO BUY ANOTHER BOOK SHELF : Most Anticipated Spring 2018 Releases

We have been blessed with amazing book releases this January and February, and the book gods, otherwise known as authors and publishers, have even more in store for us! There are so many series conclusions and continuations coming out this spring and fall, not to mention ALL the contemporaries. Today, I’ll be discussing my most anticipated spring releases, i.e. books that are coming out from March to May.

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff -March 13- I actually haven’t read the blurb yet for Obsidio, but from what I’ve gathered on social media, we’ll be reunited with our main cast from the first two books as well as some new faces. If you don’t plan on rereading Illuminae or Gemina beforehand like me, make sure to check out Book Series Recaps for a refresh.

I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman -March 27- I’ll read almost anything Gayle Forman writes, including this YA book about three teens in New York City.

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen -March 20- I love historical fiction set during World War II, and Orphan Monster Spy sounds like an action-packed read, as a Jewish girl-turned spy is tasked to go undercover in a Nazi-boarding school.

Love & War (Alex & Eliza #2) by Melissa de la Cruz -April 17- Alex and Eliza was an unexpected favorite of 2017 (but how could I not love a book about Eliza and Hamilton?), and I didn’t know there was going to be a sequel until recently! I’m excited for Love & War because it follows the couple’s life after marriage.

Leah on the Off Beat by Becky Albertalli -April 24 – After reading The Upside of Unrequited in January and my NEED to see Love, Simon ASAP, I am so looking for to Leah on the Off Beat, the sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I’m excited to jump back into the Simonverse, and I’m really hoping for a Molly and Reid cameo.

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3.1) -May 1st – While I admit that I’m still a bit hesitant for more books in the ACOTAR world, I AM SO HERE FOR MORE OF THE NIGHT COURT. AND CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT HOW BEAUTIFUL THE ACOFAS COVER IS?? Make sure to check out Bloomsbury’s preorder promotion for ACOFAS: if you preorder and go here, you’ll get a Night Court enamel pin!

The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo -May 8 – A SUMMER CONTEMPORARY WRITTEN BY MAURENE GOO?? WITH A FOOD TRUCK?? After enjoying I Believe in a Thing Called Love, I can most definitely picture myself at the beach or by the pool with The Way You Make Me Feel in my hands.

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants by Florence Gonslaves-May 15th – GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS WITH COLLEGE-AGED PROTAGONISTS, INCLUDING Love and Other Carnivorous Plants! The book has been described as a darkly funny debut about a 19-year old student at Harvard who’s been consumed by love and grief.

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon May 22- As I think about When Dimple Met Rishi more and more, I’m realizing how I need more of Sandhya Menon’s writing! I’m excited for From Twinkle, With Love for its focus on filmmaking, and aesthetically speaking, how well it matches When Dimple Met Rishi’s cover!

What books are you looking forward to this spring? Any that I didn’t mention? Share in the comments!

My Favorite Spring 2017 Reads

Between March, April and May, I read a total of 22 books (!!!) and as spring turns right into summer, I thought it was time to consider my favorite reads of the season. I’ve talked about most of these books on the blog a lot already, so I’m going to keep this post short and sweet. If you want a recap of each book that I read this spring, I recommend going to my What I Read posts for March, April, and May—just click on these months to go directly to the post. For my favorite spring reads, I’ll be giving each novel my star rating along with my full review linked—there’s only one book with no review!

Vicious by V.E. Schwab // 5/5 stars

Review: here

Heartless by Marissa Meyer // 4.75/ 5 stars

Review: here


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas // 5/5 Stars

Review: here

Geekerella by Ashley Poston // 4.5/5 Stars

Review: here

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas // 4.5/5 Stars

Review: here

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman // 5/5 stars

No review for Radio Silence, but here’s my mini Goodreads review:

I ate this book in about a day and a half AND I’M IN LOVE. Frances reminded me so much of myself, having a ‘School Frances’ (smart, quiet girl who will go to a top university/college) vs ‘Real Frances’ (spends her free time on Youtube and Tumblr, does fan art, WEARS MONSTERS INC. LEGGINGS!!!). 

What else I loved:
-Her FRIENDSHIP with Aled. They had such a solid boy-girl friendship THAT DIDN’T TURN INTO ROMANCE WHAT SO EVER, WHATTTTTT?
-Frances’ mom. I loved that woman, between her Saturday movie nights, her support, her unicorn onesie, and her help hehehe.
-Side characters <3= I want Raine and Daniel on my side
-The Youtube/Radio Silence aspect– felt so REAL and current
-This book is almost 500 pages long, but it doesn’t feel like it all- absolutely flew through and wanted even MORE.

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord // 5/5 stars

Review: here

What were some of your favorite spring reads? Let me know in the comments below!