The year has almost come to an end. It has been a great year for films and books and 2018 anticipates even more awesome releases. In this article, I want to focus on upcoming YA releases, specifically in the month of January. That’s right, the year starts with many great releases. So let’s take a look at which books you can get your hands on next month.
1. Everless – Sara Holland
Thanks to the American Book Center, I was able to review Everless early. Spoiler: I absolutely loved it. Everless is about a world in which time is currency. You have the rich, who seemingly live forever, and the poor, who sell their time to make ends meet. Jules grew up at the Everless estate, but was banished after witnessing Liam Gerling trying to push his brother in the fire. Her father is nearly out of time and she risks her own life to return to Everless, to make enough money to save him.
It is a very strong debut that is definitely worth putting on your to-read list.
2. The Cruel Prince – Holly Black
A while ago, I posted an article stating that Faeries were going to be the next big thing. This new release perfectly fits in this picture. This is what the Cruel Prince is about according to Goodreads:
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.
The reviews have been excellent so far, so I am beyond excited to read this. I suspect it will be in the upcoming Fairyloot box that I have ordered, so expect a review!
3. Reign of the Fallen – Sarah Glenn Marsh
Necromancers? Zombies? People being raised from the dead? It sounds too good to be true. Yet Reign of the Fallen promises all that and more.
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?
This sounds exciting doesn’t it?