As 2017 begins, I thought it was necessary to make up a list of most anticipated reads I hope to get my hand on as the year proceeds. It was hard to minimize the choices to an amount lower than 30 but I did it. Here are 15 of the 2017 young adult releases of the releases I’m looking forward to this year and a little summary about them.
1. A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Mass(goddess of writing) Release Date: May 2nd
Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.
2. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh Release Date: May 16th
Mulan retelling+ Renee Ahdieh + Magic= Sign me the heck up
After reading the Wrath & The Dawn and starting the sequel Rose & The Dagger, I think’ll read everything that Renee puts out at this point
The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort—a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.
3. Because You Love To Hate Me edited by Ameriie from YouTube Release Date: July 11th
This collection of short stories features different fairy tales from the villain’s point of view. There are stories of vengeance, fury, pain,rage, heartbreak or sorrow. Thirteen youtubers and authors come together come together for this 320- page anthology. Sasha Alsberg is the one that made me beyond excited for this.
4. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli Release Date: April 11th
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.
5 .Caraval by Stephanie Garber Release Date: January 31st
It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . . Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
6. The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles Release Date: January 31st
It’s been a shattering year for seventeen-year-old Zoe, who’s still reeling from her father’s shockingly sudden death in a caving accident and her neighbors’ mysterious disappearance from their own home. Then on a terrifying sub-zero, blizzardy night in Montana, she and her brother are brutally attacked in a cabin in the woods–only to be rescued by a mysterious bounty hunter they call X.
7.Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo Release Date: August 29th
She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
8. The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd- Jones Release Date: August 8th
When Dee Moreno makes a deal with a demon—her heart in exchange for an escape from a disastrous home life—she finds the trade may have been more than she bargained for. And becoming “heartless” is only the beginning. What lies ahead is a nightmare far bigger, far more monstrous than anything she could have ever imagined.
9. Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza Release Date: February 7th
Rhee, also known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.
Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a DroneVision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he’s forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.
With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.
10.Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones Release Date: February 7th
All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.
11. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Release Date: March 28th
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around— and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
12. They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera Expected Release Date: September 5th,
13. One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus Release Date: May 30th
14. Defy The Stars by Claudia Grey Release Date:April 4th
Noemi Vidal is a teen soldier from the planet Genesis, once a colony of Earth that’s now at war for its independence. The humans of Genesis have fought Earth’s robotic “mech” armies for decades with no end in sight.
15. Lucky In Love by Kasie West Release Date: July 25th
In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.
Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —