2018 Wrap Up – A Year in Books + What’s Coming in 2019

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It’s New Year’s Eve, and 2018 is coming to a close. January 2019 marks three months of blogging for me, and the only thing I have to say is – I can’t believe I didn’t do this earlier! I’d been toying with the idea of starting my own blog for years, and now that I have, it’s even more fun than I imagined! With that, I have here today my wrap up for the year and an introduction to 2019: my blogging plans, TBR and more!

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Sweetener Book Tag

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Good morning, readers! Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Today I’m doing something a little different than usual. I’m going to try doing a book tag for the first time ever! Thank you to Ngoza over at Ngoza and her books who created this tag and for tagging me!

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Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare

Title: Queen of Air and Darkness
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Dark Artifices #3
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: December 4th, 2018 (Simon & Schuster Ltd)
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The Defiant – Lesley Livingston


Title: The Defiant
Author: Lesley Livingston
Series: The Valiant #2
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Published:
 January 23rd, 2018 (Razorbill)
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Most Awaited Releases – Winter 2019

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Holiday season is right around the corner! And while that means a significant increase in reading time, it’s also nearing the end of the year – and time to make my TBR for next year!
It was so hard to narrow it down to these ten too  – who says the best books are limited to the summer? And so, without further ado, here are my top picks for Winter 2019!

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War Storm – Victoria Aveyard

Title: War Storm
Author: Victoria Aveyard
Series: Red Queen #4
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: May 15th, 2018 (HarperTeen)
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Muse of Nightmares – Laini Taylor


Title: Muse of Nightmares
Author: Laini Taylor
Series: Strange the Dreamer #2
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published:
 October 2nd, 2018 (Hodder & Stoughton)
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Circe – Madeline Miller

Title: Circe
Author: Madeline Miller
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published: April 10th, 2018 (Little, Brown and Company)
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My Plain Jane – Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows


Title: My Plain Jane
Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
Series: The Lady Janies #2
Genre: YA, Retellings
Published:
June 26th, 2018 (HarperTeen)
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Kingdom of Ash – Sarah J. Maas

Title: Kingdom of Ash
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #7
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: October 23rd, 2018 (Bloomsbury YA)
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The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy – Mackenzi Lee


Title: The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Series: Montague Siblings #2
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Published:
October 2nd, 2018 (Katherine Tegen Books)
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Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession – Alison Weir


Title: Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession
Author: Alison Weir
Series: Six Tudor Queens #2
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published:
May 16th, 2017 (Ballantine Books)
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Athena’s Champion – David Hair and Cath Mayo – ARC Review


Title: Athena’s Champion
Author: David Hair & Cath Mayo
Series: Olympus Trilogy #1
Genre: Mythological/Historical Fiction
Published:
November 8th, 2018 (Canelo)
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The Last Magician – Lisa Maxwell


Title: The Last Magician
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Series: The Last Magician #1
Genre: YA
Published:
July 18th, 2017 (Simon Pulse)
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Bright We Burn – Kiersten White


Title: Bright We Burn
Author: Kiersten White
Series: The Conqueror’s Saga #3
Genre: Historical Fiction, YA
Published:
July 10th, 2018 (Delacorte Press)
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Now I Rise – Kiersten White


Title: Now I Rise
Author: Kiersten White
Series: The Conqueror’s Saga #2
Genre: Historical Fiction, YA
Published:
June 27th, 2017 (Delacorte Press)
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From Twinkle, with Love – Sandhya Menon


Title: From Twinkle, with Love
Author: Sandhya Menon
Genre: YA
Published:
May 22nd, 2018 (Simon Pulse)
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When Dimple Met Rishi – Sandhya Menon


Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Genre: YA
Published:
May 30th, 2017 (Simon Pulse)
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The Burning Maze – Rick Riordan

Title: The Burning Maze
Author: Rick Riordan
Series: The Trials of Apollo #3
Genre: YA 
Published:
May 1st, 2018 (Disney-Hyperion)
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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee


Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Series: Montague Siblings #1
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Published:
June 27th, 2017 (Katherine Tegen Books)
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