Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Releases I'm Looking Forward to in the First Half of 2017

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
There weren't too many new releases I was looking forward to this year, but 2017 has me excited. Coming up next year are books by authors I love and continuations of series I'm hooked on, plus a few others that have caught my interest.

1. History Is All You Left Me (17th January 2017)
I recently followed Adam Silvera on twitter and I think he's great, so I really want to read some of his books. Thankfully I have an E-ARC of History, although I'm a little worried about reading it because it sounds super sad. I need to be in the right mood before I pick it up!

2. The Bear and the Nightingale (17th January 2017)
I requested this E-ARC on a whim and I got it so I can't wait to dig into it. The cover has a very unique flair and the premise has a wintery mysterious vibe so I feel the season it's being published in is appropriate.

3. Nowhere Near You (7th February 2017)
I read Because You'll Never Meet Me in the summer and I fell so deeply in love with it and the characters, which is something I never expected. So when I found out last week that we're getting a sequel I started losing my mind over how quickly I will be able to get a copy in my hands.

4. A Conjuring of Light (21st February 2017)
The 3rd and final installment of the Shades of Magic series. I love everything in Shades of Magic, from the characters to the magnificient world, and with book 2 ending how it did I think it's safe to say I very much need this book in my life ASAP.

5. The Hate U Give (28th February 2017)
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this book has recieved a lot of attention. It already has a movie confirmed, and even though it's not out yet I'm quite glad it's getting this hype. The topic is incredibly important and painfully real so this is a read I will definitely be investing in.

6. False Hearts (UK Paperback: 20th April 2017)
The concept of False Hearts gripped me from the second I read it so much that I immediately added it to my TBR and have been waiting impatiently to get my hands on a copy. It's a sci-fi about once conjoined twins and is super diverse and has a lot of mystery (all things I love), and having recently read and adored Laura Lam's Pantomime I have high hopes.

7. The Upside of Unrequited (11th April 2017)
I loved Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda, so I'm super grateful to have an ARC of this book! I am trying to keep my expectations low, though, so I don't keep comparing it to Simon and get disappointed.

8. Our Dark Duet (13th June 2017)
I love everything Schwab, as you likely all know already so this release is a must. I do have to reread This Savage Song first though, because I was in a slump when I read it and it majorly impacted my enjoyment of it. But the concept is brilliant in typical Schwab fashion and it's a duology therefore shorter than most series so I'm willing to read it all regardless.

9. Now I Rise (27th June 2017)
I was blown away by how much I enjoyed And I Darken, because historical fiction rarely works for me, especially newer historical books. But And I Darken was a one-of-a-kind highly character driven novel and I'm invested in the future of the characters and who they are going to become.


  1. A Conjuring of Light was on my list this week too! Can't wait for that one!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/top-ten-tuesday-87/

    1. Me neither - it's probably my most anticipated read for next year

  2. So many awesome books coming out! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

    1. i know, right? Normally I have very few anticipated releases for the following year every December but this year I have 11 (the one missing from this list is Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine because it comes out in the second half of 2017).

  3. That's a lot of awesome books you have! I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Thanks, I hope so too! Too many books and not enough time. I hope you read all the books you want to as well :)

  4. Schwab is totally on my TBR for 2017, too! I read This Savage Song this year and wasn't crazy about it - but it did make me want to start the Darker Shades trilogy. Hope you enjoy her this year, too!

    1. I love Schwab so much, although I didn't love This Savage Song either. I've mainly blamed my uninterest in the story on being in a reading slump at the time. But I also found it very generic YA dystopia which isn't my favourite genre, no matter how amazing the concept is (and monsters coming from bad deeds is a super cool concept). I'd absolutely recommend her adult books though! The Shades of Magic series and Vicious are mind blowingly good and some of my favourite books. Thanks!