This year is going to be a great one for books, and I thought I would make a list of my 2017 most anticipated reads. The problem with these lists are that I make them and then forget I made it and never look at it again. Then I forget about all my 2017 most anticipated reads and find other amazing books to be read, and then I spend the entire mont of December looking back on what books I should have read and why I didn’t. So here’s the list of books that I really want to read right now, but probably won’t get too.
After the Fall | January 24th
Seventeen-year-old Raychel is sleeping with two boys: her overachieving best friend Matt…and his slacker brother, Andrew. Raychel sneaks into Matt’s bed after nightmares, but nothing ever happens. He doesn’t even seem to realize she’s a girl, except when he decides she needs rescuing. But Raychel doesn’t want to be his girl anyway. She just needs his support as she deals with the classmate who assaulted her, the constant threat of her family’s eviction, and the dream of college slipping quickly out of reach. Matt tries to help, but he doesn’t really get it… and he’d never understand why she’s fallen into a secret relationship with his brother. The friendships are a precarious balance, and when tragedy strikes, everything falls apart. Raychel has to decide which pieces she can pick up – and which ones are worth putting back together.
I thought this sounded like a drama-filled contemporary and one that deals with very important issues. I’m really excited to see whether or not it does it well enough. Plus the story intrigues me, so my expectations are pretty high for this one. I would preorder it but my puppy gets spayed this month and I have a feeling that all my money is going to go on making her feel better.
Caraval | January 31st
Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.
Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.
When the sisters’ long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show’s mastermind organiser, Legend.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.
Something about this book gives me all the feels, almost the same as The Night Circus gave me. They give me the same feeling and I can not wait to read something else that includes a show that involves magic. Plus it contains a kidnapping and a game, like who could ask for more? Really. Because I can’t and I suppose that’s why it’s on my list of 2017 most anticipated reads.
A Conjuring of Light | February 21st
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. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees Schwab reach a thrilling culmination concerning the fate of beloved protagonists—and old enemies.
These books make me happy. I can’t describe my love or need for the characters, just the thought of having this book in my hand brings me out in a cold sweat. The first two books were amazingly well written and well done, so I’m hoping for the best with this one!
Strange the Dreamer | March 28th
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.
I loved Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, so I was overjoyed to hear about this book, plus it’s a happy addition to my 2017 most anticipated reads. I mean come on that blurb is just wonderfully well written and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into something new and wonderful. I’m hoping Laini Taylor doesn’t make me rue the day I put this book on my 2017 most anticipated reads list, because the expectations are high and rising!
A Court of Wings and Ruin | May 2nd
Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
I love this series and the fact that I have less than six months to wait for this release makes me more than excited. I’m literally counting the days. I think these books have always been amazing and they seem to get better as the series goes on. There is no mention of it being the finale either, just let that sink in – there is no end in sight!
So that’s the list, there are a few sequels where I haven’t read the first one yet and I thought I would wait til I read the first in the series. You can’t anticipate a book that you don’t even know whether you enjoy the writing or story.
What are you looking forward to reading this year? Anything I should consider adding to my to buy list? Let me know.
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