January 7, 2017

My Top 10 Most Anticipated Reads of 2017!

There are so many exciting books coming out in 2017, it was hard to pick just 10. I chose some that are sequels and some debuts, as well as new books from authors I've read before. This list is concentrated on release dates in the first half of the year just because those have the most information out right now and the most buzz. I may do an updated list for releases in the last half of the year later on.

I don't have too many "reading goals" for 2017. I want to read more for enjoyment and not stress so much about finishing a certain number of books or just reading books for review. I have enough stress with school and work, so I want reading to be more of an escape and form of relaxation. The only other goal I have is to read more diversely and be more aware of diversity when reading. I've been reading a lot of discussion in the book community on diversity recently and it has been eye-opening and enlightening for me. I am still finding my voice in the conversation, but this year I aim to seek out more diverse books, expand my reading horizon, as well as highlight and support marginalized voices.




With all of that said, here are my top 10 anticipated books of 2017 (in order of release date):


Publication: January 10, 2017

This is a contemporary story about a high school senior, Adam, who is reunited with his foster brother, Julien, after 5 years. Julien is keeping secrets and Adam is determined to help him. This book deals with mental health in different forms, including ADHD. It seems like a very emotional and impactful story. The early reviews are great!



Publication: January 10, 2017 by Tor Teen

This is the sequel to Truthwitch, which I read an advanced copy of in 2015. Therefore, I have been anticipating this continuation for a while! I loved the fantasy and friendship elements of the first book, and I can't wait to see where this crazy story goes in the next book. Check out my full review of Truthwitch here.




History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Publication: January 17, 2017 by Soho Teen

This book follows Griffin as he deals with the tragic death of his ex-boyfriend and as he loses himself in his obsessive compulsions. He meets Jackson, someone who truly understands what Griffin is going through, and who helps Griffin try to rebuild his future. Again, it is getting excellent early reviews. I believe this one will be quite a tearjerker. It’s unlike anything I’ve read, and I’m very excited to experience a new kind of story for me. 





Publication: January 31, 2017 by Flatiron Books 

This is a fantasy story of sisters, Scarlett and Tella. In escaping their cruel father, both get swept up into a dangerous and legendary game. It seems like such a dark and magical story with many twists and turns, just the kind I like! 



Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
Publication: February 7, 2017 by Razorbill

This is a Sci-Fi/Fantasy story about an empress and a fugitive who are thrown together to face down an evil that threatens the entire galaxy. This book promises diverse characters and is the debut novel from Filipino author, Rhoda Belleza.






Publication: Spring 2017 

Since this is the 5th book in the series, I’m not going to get into a summary. However, I will say that this is one insane series. The last book had such a cliffhanger ending and I can’t imagine where the story is going to go. I have theories, but I hope none of them are right. I believe this is the final book in the series, which I’m pretty sad about. I have been reading this series for years and the ending will be bittersweet. Check out my full review of the previous book, Arcana Rising, here


How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Publication: May 2, 2017 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Grace is seventeen years old and has too many responsibilities. She longs to have a normal life and attend music school. She then meets Eva who pulls Grace into unexpected adventures and feelings. As Grace’s mother falls into a downward spiral, the girls must learn how to love and move on.
I haven’t seen any reviews of this book yet, but the story line sounds intense and emotional, and I’m interested in the LGBT+ aspect.




Publication: May 16, 2017 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers 

Renée Ahdieh’s duology, The Wrath and the Dawn, is one of my favorites. I fell in love with the characters, world, and romance. I am so excited to read something new from her! This book is about the daughter of a samurai. Her future has never been her decision and she is promised into a political marriage. On the way to be married, bandits from the Black Clan attack her, and she barely escapes. She then dresses like a boy to infiltrate the Black Clan and find who wants her dead. What she uncovers is unexpected and forces her to question everything she has known. 


Publication: May 23, 2017 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

Like many others, I cannot wait for this sequel! I thoroughly enjoyed being back in Cassandra Clare’s writing and world in Lady Midnight. I loved meeting the new characters, although, I’m a little unsure about what happened between two of them at the end… Anyway, I can’t wait to see where the story goes.






Publication: June 20, 2017 by Katherine Tegen Books 

This story is about two friends who, during their Grand Tour of 18th-century Europe, find a magical item that leads them from Paris to Venice on a manhunt. The main character is Monty, he was born to be a gentleman, but he cannot contain his wild side. He also has a crush on his best friend, Percy. As they travel on this quest together, Monty hopes to cross the line from friendship to love.
In 2016, I read This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee (check out my review of it here) and really liked it. I am excited to read something else from her.


Which books are you looking forward to this year?

20 comments:

  1. Lord of Shadows and The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare.

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    1. Oo I didn't know TLBotW is coming out this year! I just added it on Goodreads. Thanks!

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  2. The Dark Calling is my most anticipated release this year! In the hardcover version of Arcana Rising, it stated that TDC is the penultimate book, so there should be a sixth! :)

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    1. Ahh ok, I read the e-book and I don't think it had that information. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.

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  3. The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is one I'm really excited about! I read Poison Princess last year and it was weird but good, I want to continue the series this year!

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    1. Yay! Yeah, the first book is super strange, but I think they get better as they go on :) Hope you get to read the rest of the series and enjoy.

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  4. This is the first I've seen of A List of Cages but I'm intrigued by the summary. And History Is All You Left Me should be great. It already has so much buzz. I'm really looking forward to Long Way Home by Katie McGarry, A Court of Wings and Ruin by SJM and Damaged Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie.
    Tanya @ GIRL PLUS BOOKS

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    1. I need to start that series by Katie McGarry, I love Pushing the Limits! Thanks for sharing, happy reading! :)

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  5. I am also really looking forward to History is All You Left Me! I decided to pre-order it since I loved More Happy and Not so much.

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    1. Nice! I have yet to read MHTN, but I'm so happy to hear that it's good :) Enjoy HiAYLM ♡

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  6. I'm almost done reading A List of Cages. It's indeed emotional and shed tears on it. I hope you'll enjoy it!

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    1. I'm ready for the wave of emotions! ♡ haha thank you so much

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  7. Caraval is so hyped, but so far, that hasn't dampened my anticipation for this one. Excited to pick it up next time I get to the bookstore. :)

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    1. Yes it is, I haven't seen a bad review of it! I hope you love it ♡

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  8. My most anticipated book of 2017 is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas, the third book in the ACOTAR trilogy. ACOMAF was so so good, because so much happened and it really changed my perspective on a few characters in the story. I'm very excited to see where Sarah is going to take this story!

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    1. I still need to read A Court of Mist and Fury, it's just so long and daunting! Happy reading! ♡

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  9. Flame in the Mist sounds fantastic!! I still haven't read the Wrath and the Dawn :( Hopefully I can get to them this year! Happy reading!! :D

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    1. I hope you can read both books and love them! Thanks, same to you!

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  10. I'm really looking forward to Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller, mostly because the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie is coming out this year also. :)
    P.S. I am starting a book blog on blogger and I was wondering how you tied your Goodreads Challenge to your blog and how you made your tabs (About Me, Booktube...) I can't seem to figure out how to do it.

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  11. The cover for How To Make a Wish is beautiful

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