13.10.16

Top 10 2017 Releases I'm Excited For!

Today starts off a series of 2017 books I'm looking forward to and/or have pre-ordered. You can see the schedule of what you can expect below! I hope you guys learn about some great 2017 releases with these posts. If you want to see all the books I have shelved as 2017 Release, you can check out my Goodreads Shelf!


Overall (Today) | Contemporary (Next Week) | Retellings (October 27) |
Fantasy (November 3) | Science Fiction (November 10) |
Historical Fiction (November 17) | Adult Fantasy (November 24) | Adult Science Fiction (December 1)

FREEKS

Author: Amanda Hocking
Series: N/A
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: January 3, 2017

Summary:
Welcome to Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Sideshow, where necromancy, magical visions, and pyrokinesis are more than just part of the act…

Mara has always longed for a normal life in a normal town where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. Instead, she roams from place to place, cleaning the tiger cage while her friends perform supernatural feats every night.

When the struggling sideshow is miraculously offered the money they need if they set up camp in Caudry, Louisiana, Mara meets local-boy Gabe…and a normal life has never been more appealing.

But before long, performers begin disappearing and bodes are found mauled by an invisible beast. Mara realizes that there’s a sinister presence lurking in the town with its sights set on getting rid of the sideshow freeks. In order to unravel the truth before the attacker kills everyone Mara holds dear, she has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she was capable of—one that could change her future forever.


Bestselling author Amanda Hocking draws readers inside the dark and mysterious world of Freeks.
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Why I'm Excited For It

New Amanda Hocking = happy Jamie. I love everything that Hocking has published and I'm so excited for another book. This is giving me American Horror Story vibes so I cannot wait for it to come out.

OUR OWN PRIVATE UNIVERSE

Author: Robin Talley
Series: N/A
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Summary:
Fifteen-year-old Aki Hunter knows she’s bisexual, but up until now she's only dated guys—and her best friend, Lori, is the only person she’s out to. When she and Lori set off on a four-week youth-group mission trip in a small Mexican town, it never crosses Aki's mind that there might be anyone in the group she’d be interested in dating. But that all goes out the window when Aki meets Christa.
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Why I'm Excited For It

Robin Talley writes the best LGBTQ+ books and I am very excited to see what else she can write for this one.

A CROWN OF WISHES

Author: Roshani Chokshi
Series: The Star-Touched Queen #2
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: March 28, 2017

Summary:
The new novel follows Gauri, the younger sister of the titular Star-Touched Queen, on her harrowing quest for freedom.


When Gauri, the princess of Bharata, is captured by her kingdom’s rivals, she can only find help in Vikram, the cunning prince of an enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with royal life, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. They set aside their differences and team up to compete in the Tournament of Wishes, wherein the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.
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Why I'm Excited For It

I loved THE STAR TOUCHED QUEEN so I am very excited to read this companion novel. I think it is going to be so great to see more mythology interwoven with these characters in a way that only Roshani knows how to do. 

HEARTS AND OTHER BODY PARTS

Author: Ira Bloom
Series: N/A
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 28, 2017

Summary:
A novel of love and monsters. 

Sisters Esme, Katy, and Ronnie are smart, talented, and gorgeous, and better yet . . . all three are witches. They have high school wired until the arrival of two new students. The first is Norman, who is almost eight feet tall and appears to be constructed of bolts and mismatched body parts. Despite his intimidating looks, Esme finds herself strangely -- almost romantically -- drawn to both his oversized brain and oversized heart.

The second new arrival is Zack, an impossibly handsome late transfer from the UK who has the girls at school instantly mesmerized. Soon even sensible Esme has forgotten Norman, and all three sisters are in a flat-out hex war to win Zack. But while the magic is flying, only Norman seems to notice that students who wander off alone with Zack end up with crushed bones and memory loss. Or worse, missing entirely.


Hearts & Other Body Parts is a wickedly addictive novel about love, monsters, and loyalty. And oh yeah, a Japanese corpse-eating demon cat.
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Why I'm Excited For It

Everything about this summary has me jumping for joy. Witches, a trio of sisters, monsters, and romance. Like I needed this to come out yesterday so I could have already read it.

THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL

Author: Peternelle van Arsdale
Series: N/A
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication Date: February 28, 2017

Summary:
A girl with a secret talent must save her village from the encroaching darkness in this haunting and deeply satisfying tale.

Alys was seven when the soul eaters came to her village.

These soul eaters, twin sisters who were abandoned by their father and slowly morphed into something not quite human, devour human souls. Alys, and all the other children, were spared—and they were sent to live in a neighboring village. There the devout people created a strict world where good and evil are as fundamental as the nursery rhymes children sing. Fear of the soul eaters—and of the Beast they believe guides them—rule village life. But the Beast is not what they think it is. And neither is Alys.


Inside, Alys feels connected to the soul eaters, and maybe even to the Beast itself. As she grows from a child to a teenager, she longs for the freedom of the forest. And she has a gift she can tell no one, for fear they will call her a witch. When disaster strikes, Alys finds herself on a journey to heal herself and her world. A journey that will take her through the darkest parts of the forest, where danger threatens her from the outside—and from within her own heart and soul.
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Why I'm Excited For It

I don't even know where to start with this other than just pointing to the summary and saying "why wouldn't I be excited for this one???" Because OMG THERE IS SO MUCH GOODNESS JAM PACKED INTO THIS SUMMARY. This is telling me that there are going to be a lot of twists and turns and so much fantasy and excitement and goodness and I cannot wait for it!

TOWARD A SECRET SKY

Author: Heather Maclean
Series: N/A
Publisher: Blink
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Summary:
Toward a Secret Sky by New York Times bestselling author Heather Maclean is a new breed of YA novel: an intelligent adventure-quest crossed with a sweeping, forbidden love story. A mix of reality and possibility, this fast-paced thriller will appeal to fans of Stephenie Meyer and Dan Brown as it leads the reader on a breathless flight through the highlands of Scotland, the secret city under London, and history itself.

Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.


With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she’s not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn’t as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.
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Why I'm Excited For It

Can I just point to the summary again? Because OMG. History colliding with Fantasy and a secret organization? PLEASE GIVE IT TO ME NOW.

A FLICKER IN CLARITY

Author: Amy McNamara
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: Spring 2017

Summary:
The novel tells the story of Evie Ramsey, who learns that loving your best friend might not be enough to save her, and that sometimes in order to become your true self you need to strike out on your own. 


Publication is scheduled for spring 2017.


Why I'm Excited For It

That tiny synopsis had me hooked. I love when best friends fall in love and I am always in for a good contemporary that has teen girls exploring that maybe they need to step up to the plate and learn to be themselves instead of the version of them that everyone else wants them to be. So sign me the eff up for this one.

LITERALLY

Author: Lucy Keating
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 11, 2017

Summary:
A girl realizes her life is being written for her in this unique, smart love story that is Stranger Than Fiction for fans of Stephanie Perkins.

Annabelle’s life has always been Perfect with a capital P. Then bestselling young adult author Lucy Keating announces that she’s writing a new novel—and Annabelle is the heroine. 

It turns out, Annabelle is a character that Lucy Keating created. And Lucy has a plan for her. 

But Annabelle doesn’t want to live a life where everything she does is already plotted out. Will she find a way to write her own story—or will Lucy Keating have the last word? 


The real Lucy Keating’s delightful contemporary romance blurs the line between reality and fiction, and is the perfect follow-up for readers who loved her debut Dreamology, which SLJ called, “a sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters.”
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Why I'm Excited For It

Bookception is what this is to me. I love when there are interesting concepts to books and I think this one will be really awesome.

THE ALCHEMISTS OF LOOM

Author: Elise Kova
Series: Loom Saga #1
Publisher: Keymaster Press
Publication Date: January 10, 2017

Summary:
Her vengeance. His vision.

Ari lost everything she once loved when the Five Guilds’ resistance fell to the Dragon King. Now, she uses her unparalleled gift for clockwork machinery in tandem with notoriously unscrupulous morals to contribute to a thriving underground organ market. There isn’t a place on Loom that is secure from the engineer turned thief, and her magical talents are sold to the highest bidder as long as the job defies their Dragon oppressors.

Cvareh would do anything to see his sister usurp the Dragon King and sit on the throne. His family’s house has endured the shame of being the lowest rung in the Dragons’ society for far too long. The Alchemist Guild, down on Loom, may just hold the key to putting his kin in power, if Cvareh can get to them before the Dragon King’s assassins.

When Ari stumbles upon a wounded Cvareh, she sees an opportunity to slaughter an enemy and make a profit off his corpse. But the Dragon sees an opportunity to navigate Loom with the best person to get him where he wants to go.


He offers her the one thing Ari can’t refuse: A wish of her greatest desire, if she brings him to the Alchemists of Loom.
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Why I'm Excited For It

I know I've already read it, but omg guys, this is so good. This is another fresh and fun Fantasy series that is sure to be a hit. I loved the world, the characters, and the magic system.

What 2017 releases are you looking forward to? Are any of them on my list?

3 comments:

  1. I'm also dying for A Crown of Wishes and Literally! Amazing list ^_^ Thanks for sharing!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  2. I am dying for over half of these books and now I'm interested in the other half! Dangit :P

    Sam @ Paper Cuts
    http://papercutsya.blogspot.com/

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  3. The Alchemists of Loom cover is so beautiful!! not a fan of Elise Kova's other series but I'll definitely try again with that one!

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