One of the exciting parts of every new year (for me at least) is looking through all the great new books being released that year. And let me just tell you, 2018 is going to be a year of amazing books! So many amazing books, in fact, that there was no way I could narrow it down to my usual top 5. It would’ve been an impossible task, trust me. With that said, check out my picks for top 10 new releases of 2018!
On cold, gray winter days, there’s nothing better than a warm fireplace, a cup of hot tea, and a good book. That’s just a fact. And when you’re looking for a good fireside book, nothing beats out a snowy tale, a bit of romance or mystery, and maybe even a dash of magic! Here are eleven wintry reads to cuddle up with this December in front of the fireplace.
Author: Naomi Novik
Genre: fantasy / fairy tale
What it’s about: Every ten years, the Dragon takes a girl from the valley. In exchange, he offers his protection to the inhabitants from the horrors of the nearby Wood. It is no secret that Agnieszka’s best friend Kasia will be the next one chosen. She is beautiful and kind and everything that the Dragon could want. It is a terrible price to pay, but everyone is willing to let her pay it if it means the wizard’s continued protection, especially as the Wood continues to encroach further into the valley, its tree-like walkers and its corruption spreading all the time. But when the Dragon comes, it isn’t Kasia who pays the price– it’s Agnieszka– and as the Wood grows stronger, she and the Dragon will have to do everything in their power to save her valley and all of Polnya from its wrath.