So last Monday you saw my ’12 books to read in 2018′ post that was all about first books in a series or standalones. Here’s a follow-up post that is all about books in a series!
The Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2) by Laini Taylor
(no official cover art yet)
There was a war between men and gods, and men won. The few surviving children of the gods have grown up in hiding, dreading the day they know must come: when humans find them, and end them. That day is at hand.
No official release date beyond ‘in 2018’
I recently finished book one and gave it Five Stars. It was brilliant, breathtaking, and sad. You can read my ‘Sins of Strange the Dreamer’ here.
2) Daughter of the Siren Queen (Daughter of the Pirate King #2) by Tricia Levenseller
Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.
When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
Release Date: February 27th 2018
So I didn’t love the first book, but I’m willing to give the series another go.
3) My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies Book #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, and Brodi Ashton
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.
Release Date: June 26th 2018
I read the first book in this ‘series’, about Lady Jane Grey, and it was darling. Not perfect, but enjoyable.
4) Beneath the Sugar Sky (Wayward Children #3)
Beneath the Sugar Sky returns to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. At this magical boarding school, children who have experienced fantasy adventures are reintroduced to the “real” world.
Sumi died years before her prophesied daughter Rini could be born. Rini was born anyway, and now she’s trying to bring her mother back from a world without magic.
To be fair, I haven’t read either of the first two in this series AND I don’t even own them but I WILL.
What books are you looking forward to read in 2018?