Hello gentle reader,
On this blog I’ve already mentioned five YA releases I’m looking forward to reading in 2017: CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber, THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee, TRAITOR TO THE THRONE by Alwyn Hamilton, SHIMMER AND BURN by Mary Taranta and GILDED CAGE by Vic James.
Today I’m adding seven books to this list, in no particular order:
A CONJURING OF LIGHT by V.E. Schwab (SHADES OF MAGIC #3)
Release date: 21st February 2017 by Tor Books
Blurb: London’s fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire—and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes and foes struggle alike.
Why it’s on my TBR list: I loved the first two books in this Fantasy trilogy and I can’t wait for the final instalment!
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor (STRANGE THE DREAMER #1)
Release date: 28th March 2017 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Strange the Dreamer is the story of:
the aftermath of a war between gods and men
a mysterious city stripped of its name
a mythic hero with blood on his hands
a young librarian with a singular dream
a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled
alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
Why it’s on my TBR list: I enjoyed Laini Taylor’s first trilogy and I loved her short story THE GIRL WHO WOKE THE DREAMER. I’m curious to read this new series.
BLOOD ROSE REBELLION by Rosalyn Eves (BLOOD ROSE REBELLION #1)
Release date: 28th March 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Blurb: The thrilling first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place.
Why it’s on my TBR list: I’m always on the lookout for YA Fantasy debuts and this one sounds intriguing.
YORK or THE SHADOW CIPHER by Laura Ruby (YORK #1)
Release date: 16th May 2017 by Walden Pond Press
Blurb: New York, a puzzle (laid into the city) that’s never been solved, three teens determined to solve it, and at the end of it – a treasure beyond all imagining.
Why it’s on my TBR list: It’s about a treasure hunt in New York and it’s written by Laura Ruby. That’s enough for me.
THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston
Release date: 14th February 2017 by HarperCollins Canada
Blurb: In Ancient Rome, the youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king is captured and sold to a training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself.
Why it’s on my TBR list: I’m really not sure about the blurb but I can’t resist a story set in Ancient Rome.
THICK AS THIEVES by Megan Whalen Turner (THE QUEEN’S THIEF #5)
Release date: 16th May 2017 by Greenwillow Books
Blurb: Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path. Set in the world of the Queen’s Thief, this epic adventure sees an ordinary hero take on an extraordinary mission.
Why it’s on my TBR list: BECAUSE THE QUEEN’S THIEF IS MY FAVOURITE SERIES OF ALL TIMES AND HERE IS A NEW INSTALMENT AT LAST. I can’t wait.
THE END OF OZ by Danielle Paige (DOROTHY MUST DIE #4)
Release date: 14th March 2017 by HarperCollins
Blurb: Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to save Kansas and make Oz a free land once more.
Why it’s on my TBR list: I enjoyed the first three books in the series and I’m curious to find out how it all ends.
What about you? Which books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Feel free to leave me a comment below!
I’m renting Megan Whalen Turner’s THE THIEF now – not sure how I missed this series for so long, but better late that never, right? And Laini Taylor is one of my favorite authors, too, so I’m really excited about Strange The Dreamer.
Besides those, some of the books I’m looking forward to next year are Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman, Victoria Schwab’s Our Dark Duet, Roshani Chokshi’s A Crown of Wishes, N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky, and the finale for Rae Carson’s Gold Seer Trilogy (I don’t think the title has been announced yet…?). 2017 is going to be a big year for reading!