Sunday, January 14, 2018

Favorite Books of 2018 (so far)

A full time day job, a book overdue to my publisher, the botched eye surgery, and life in general have been getting in the way of posting. I am trying to stay current over at Riffle, a great place for independent book lovers that has not been overrun by trolls and reviewers rating books they haven't read yet.

I did start my list of Top Ten for 2018 because I never got around to assembling my 2017 list. I figure if I put the books I love on it, I can start booting some off the Top Ten as new ones I love more come along. So far it looks like a great year for readers.

I was a huge fan of Fox's Hades and Eden and am thrilled that she has stared a new crime series Crimson Lake. Her books aren't for the weak of heart and can be pretty brutal but are compelling reads that keep me thinking for a long time. Look for it in March. Your library my already be taking hold requests for it.

The Hazel Wood was the first 2018 book I read. Published as YA, adults who like darkish fantasy will also love it. Publication date is 1/30 so look for it.

In The Cruel Prince, Holly Black, who always writes enticing books, is back in the milieu that made her famous with an intriguing tale of faerie. It's in bookstores and libraries now so you don't have to wait.

Tyrell Johnson's debut, The Wolves of Winter, starts out as a typical post apocalyptic tale but takes a very nice science fiction twist. Released on 1/2.

Contemporary romance is not my favorite subgenre but Bad Bachelor is a real delight. And, the heroine is a tattooed librarian! Due out in March.

Beneath the Sugar Sky, in McGuire's Wayward Children series is amazing! I was on the Alex committee when the first one, Every Heart a Doorway, won that award as well as winning Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. She has really hit her stride with this one. It is even better than Every Heart... It hit the bookstores last week so grab it up fast.