Top 5 YA books of 2018

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, YA BOOKS ARE GOOD FOR ADULTS TOO. We’re not here to shame you — nay — we’re here to empower you! Fly your flag, read your favorite books, and be yourself unapologetically! Now. That being said, where are you going to start in 2018?! As per usual, there are so many epic reads coming out this year…..but we’ve got the roundup for your #TBR pile!


Here are our “TOP 5 YA BOOKS OF 2018”


5.EVERLESS by Sara Holland:

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. This book packs action, adventure, romance and danger all between the pages.


4.WAR STORM by Victoria Aveyard (Book Four of the Red Queen series):

This epic conclusion to Aveyard’s stunning series confronts betrayals, love and loss. A series full of magic, intrigue, love and warring classes. Check out the epic conclusion this year.



This stunning work weaves dark magic, creatures and danger throughout the vast landscape of West Africa. Magic has been eliminated from the land, but there’s a chance of bringing it back! Check out this epic adventure, and find out if Magic is restored!


2.OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff:

Crammed in a container ship: Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station. The trilogy begins in the year 2575, planets are invaded and heroes arise. Get caught up on the “Illuminae Files” trilogy, before the release of Obsidio in 2018!


1.THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert:

This fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy follows Alice’s Adventure through the Hazel Wood, her reclusive grandmother’s estate, and into the world of the dark fairy tales her grandmother wrote about. Does Alice escape the dark forces? Who joins her on her journey? We can’t wait to find out more!


TBH, you guys, this was a tough list to curate: there are far too many amazing books to look forward to…….so, we’ve named some honorable mentions (your #TBR list will thank us later.)


Be sure to also check out….



THE BELLES by Dhonielle Clayton

IMMORTAL REIGN by Morgan Rhodes

MY PLAIN JANE by Cynthia Hand

THE BONELESS MERCIES by April Genevieve Tucholke


Get to reading guys!

-Morgan Messick

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Morgan Messick is a Pop-Culture fanatic, Podcast Host, Booktuber & total #BookBabe living in Austin, TX with her Husband and two dogs  Scoop & Eleanor. She aspires to grow her #TBR pile, do all of the hiking, travel as often as possible and make a joke at every turn. She utilizes laughter and yoga for daily medicine, thinks that Harry Potter is magic for all ages, and truly believes Die Hard is a great Christmas movie (SO DEAL WITH IT.) Catch her musings here, and around the web — links in the “about” page!


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