2017 is here!! And so are some of the 2017 new book releases. My TBR list is already growing, so I figure it’s only fair if yours grows too. While there are TONS of books I’m excited to have come out, I’m going to try and narrow it down to just 10. They aren’t listed in any order. This list is based on The Broke & The Bookish weekly prompt. Are some of these your most anticipated reads? What are you looking forward to reading?
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I was able to read this book in 2016 and it was MY FAVORITE READ OF THE YEAR! Yes, I loved it (and plan to review it this Friday). Caraval is about two sisters, Scarlett and Tella who escape from their abusive father to Caraval, a magical and interactive performance/game that grants the winner one wish. When Tella is kidnapped after arriving on the island where Caraval is held, Scarlett chooses to team up with Julian, the mysterious guy that helped the sisters escape, in order to enter the game and find who took her sister. This book was captivating and beautifully written, plus there will be a sequel!
- King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
King’s Cage is the third book in the Red Queen series, which I loved! Red Queen follows Mare, a Red who is suppressed by the Silver. Silver are considered elite due to the power’s their silver blood gives them. When Mare finds herself working in the palace for the Silver’s she hates it’s revealed that she has powers despite being a Red. As the elite claim her as a long lost Silver to cover up her true background, it provides her the perfect opportunity to work with a rebel group who calls themselves the Red Guard. There’s blood, romance, and the best elements/tropes from YA mashed together for an action-packed series.
- American Street by Ibi Zobi
This book takes place in Detroit, which automatically had me ready to buy it since I’m from Michigan and rarely see books taking place in my home state. Most of the book summaries online are pretty short, but from what I know is that it is a coming of age story following Fabiola after she emigrates from Haiti.
- Book Jumper by Mechtild Glaser
Talk about every book nerd’s dream!! After moving to Scotland Amy realizes she is a book jumper, someone who can leap into a story and interact with the world inside!! What? Amazing! Is anyone else up for a trip to the true sorting hat? Anyway, Book Jumper isn’t just hopping from book to book. Amy uncovers that someone is stealing from the books and she is determined to figure it out
- The Careful Undressing of Love by Corey Ann Haydu
Cover love! I instantly fell in love with the look of this book before being sucked in by the premise. Everyone in Brooklyn knows that falling in love with a girl from Devonairre Street is a bad idea because they’re cursed. After many years, it has become just an old wise tale and something that sets the girls apart from the rest, but when one of the boys they love dies, their hope goes with it.
Mayyybbbee the way I described it made it sound a bit cheesy, but a summery Brooklyn setting, death, and a dark curse is enough for me to be excited.
- Now I Rise by Kiersten White
I adored And I Darken last year and the ending left me highly anticipating this sequel. Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie!! And I Darken is a violent and all-consuming gender-bent retelling of Vlad the Impaler. It made me want to put on an Ottoman warrior’s outfit and scream at stupid boys (but, you know, I like to being considered normalish and having friends and stuff).
- The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdiah
Renee Adhiah wrote The Wrath and The Dawn duology which was a beautiful and impressive debut series. Some books are best to go into without knowing anything and I think that’s best for this book. All I know is that I’ve heard it is a Mulan retelling.
- Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore wrote the Graceling series (WHICH IS MY FAVORITE EVER), feel free to read my review to understand my love for it. After years with no new release, I’ve been Cashore deprived. I wrote about how excited I am in my New Book by Kristin Cashore!!! post.
- The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Lucy Hansson’s perfect summer decided to be anything but perfect. With family illness, a break-up, and a summer camp of troubled teens thrown at her, Lucy is being tested in many ways, including her faith. While this book sounds good it had not initially made my top 10 list, but after having the chance to read the first few chapters I was addicted. Emery Lord’s writing is beautiful and I felt connected to Lucy right away.
- Because You Love to Hate Me by Ameriie, Renee Ahdiah, and Soman Chainani
This book is a collection of short stories co-written by top YA authors and well-known booktubers to tell the villan’s side of fairy tales.
There were so many books left off this list that I would love to have included and I’m sure as the months go on my most anticipated reads will change as I hear about new books coming up. Because of this, I plan to write a post once a month of the releases I’m most excited for. Be sure to check out my January list in a few days!