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Stacy’s Favorites of 2017
Sara’s Favorites of 2017
What were your favorite books of the last year? Let us know in the comments.
See all of the books we read in 2017 and also our 2018 reading challenge goals by checking out our Goodreads pages. Don’t forget to friend us and set your own goal for 2018!
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Our Most Anticipated Books for 2018
What books are you looking forward to this year? Let us know in the comments.
News in the YA book world
Sarah J. Maas – Maas spent an extended amount of time with her father in 2017 while he was experiencing some health issues. Her publisher let her rearrange her publication schedule because of the time spent away from her work. The new release schedule is as follows:
May 1, 2018 – A Court of Frost and Starlight novella (cover reveal!)
October 30, 2018 – Throne of Glass #7 (untitled)
2019 – A Court of Thorns and Roses #4 (untitled)
Cassandra Clare – Does anyone turn out as much work as Clare each year? In addition to the two newest Shadowhunters trilogies she’s been working on individually, she co-authors the Magisterium series with Holly Black and the upcoming The Eldest Curses series (focusing on Magnus once again) with Wesley Chu. Clare recently announced she’s also working on an adult duology entitled Sword Catcher.
Since Clare is so busy, it’s easy to see why her publication dates have been rearranged a bit. But the most recent shuffle is because of what she felt like she needed to write. Clare explained she had just lost someone important to her when she sat down to begin writing The Last Hours (TLH) book 1 and wasn’t in the right place to work on that particular book. So she started writing a book full of pain and heartache—Queen of Air and Darkness—instead. The new release schedule is as follows:
December 4, 2018 – Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3)
2019 – Chain of Gold (TLH #1)
2020 – Chain of Iron (TLH #2)
2021 – Chain of Thorns (TLH #3)
After 2021 – The Wicked Powers (her final Shadowhunters series)
Additionally, I found a post saying Clare is working on TLH short stories to be released sometime before book 1. There are a few previous novellas that touch on TLH characters, and we’ll recap those and any new TLH short stories before Chain of Gold is released next year!
Are you thinking about writing a novel?
Do you have a story to tell but aren’t quite sure how to start? I’ve read a few helpful books on novel structure lately that I thought I would share with you.
5 Secrets of Story Structure by K.M. Weiland
This book gives details and graphics explaining what percentages of your novel should be about what.
The 12 Key Pillars of Novel Construction by C.S. Lakin
This book is full valuable info and of questions to ask yourself about plot, characters, theme, conflict and more.
Recaps for Recent and Upcoming New Releases
Are you ready to dive into the new release in a series you read last year? If you can’t remember the details of the previous books, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our full book recaps.
Get ready for Iron Gold and then Dark Age with a recap of Morning Star and the other Red Rising books.
Get ready for The Defiant with a recap of The Valiant.
Get ready for Immortal Reign with recaps from the previous Falling Kingdoms books.
Get ready for Daughter of the Siren King (2.27.18) with a recap of Daughter of the Pirate King.
Get ready for Hero at the Fall (3.6.18) with recaps of the previous Rebel of the Sands books.
Get ready for War Storm (5.15.18) with full recaps of the previous Red Queen books.
That’s all for now. We’ll write again soon!
Sara and Stacy