My most Anticipated 2017 New Releases

2017 has begun and with a new year comes new books. Today I’m going to share my most anticipated releases of 2017. There are more than I thought. From sequels to new names these are the books I’m looking forward to. The books on this list are going to be in order of release date.


30312837The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
Release Date: January 24th 2017
Pages: 500
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? Arielle’s life is a blur of new apartments, new schools, and new faces. Since her mother abandoned the family, Arielle has lived nomadically with her father as he moves from job to job. All she’s ever wanted is to stay in one place for an entire school year, and it looks like she might finally get her wish.

If you know me, you’ll know that I love Ellen Hopkins’ books. I loved her previous books, and will continue to read everything she writes. Anything by Ellen Hopkins is bound to pack a punch with the types of subjects she tackles. I’m always incredibly fond of her dual storylines. Hopkins has long been a favourite of mine. This book sounds really good and given the fact that I have read most of Ellen Hopkins’ books and have not been disappointed once, the  chance of me not liking this is pretty slim.


Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley
Published by
Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 304
Genres: Young Adult Contemporary

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.

Pretty much any book with a bisexual main character automatically makes it onto TBR. The Synopsis sounds great, the cover is gorgeous, and I’ve been wanting to read more books with bisexual Main Characters.

27883214Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Published by Flatiron Books
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. 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.

I don’t know much about this one other than it’s been getting really good reviews and sounds whimsical and captivating. Also the cover is gorgeous. I’m pretty excited for this one, the synopsis sounds quite interesting.

The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles22296822
Published by
Release Date: January 31st, 2017
Pages: 400
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

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 neighbours’ 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.

X is no ordinary bounty hunter. He is from a hell called the Lowlands, sent to claim the soul of Zoe’s evil attacker and others like him. Forbidden to reveal himself to anyone other than his victims, X casts aside the Lowlands’ rules for Zoe. As X and Zoe learn more about their different worlds, they begin to question the past, their fate, and their future. But escaping the Lowlands and the ties that bind X might mean the ultimate sacrifice for both of them

I’m not quite sure what it is about this book that appeals to me, to be honest. This seems like an interesting mix of a few different kinds of stories: dystopian, mystery, romance. It just seems like a unique story and sounds like something that I’ll love reading.

30095464The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Published by
Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 7th, 2017
Pages: 400
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

When Tea accidentally resurrects her brother from the dead, she learns she is different from the other witches in her family. Her gift for necromancy means that she’s a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community. But Tea finds solace and guidance with an older, wiser bone witch, who takes Tea and her brother to another land for training.

In her new home, Tea puts all her energy into becoming an asha — one who can wield elemental magic. But dark forces are approaching quickly, and in the face of danger, Tea will have to overcome her obstacles…and make a powerful choice.

This one follows a girl who finds out she has a gift for necromancy. The Bone Witch is set to be released early March and I’ll definitely be looking into picking up a copy. This book has such a beautiful cover. I will admit I was first attracted to this book by the cover.

The End of Oz by Danielle Paigeuntitled
Published by
Release Date: March 14th, 2017
Pages: 464
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

In this high-octane fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, Amy Gumm must do everything in her power to save Kansas and make Oz a free land once more.

In the fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Dorothy Must Die series, the magical Road of Yellow Brick has come to the rescue, and whisked Amy away—but to where? Does the Road itself know where she needs to go to find the help that she needs?

Welcome to the other side of the rainbow. Here there’s danger around every corner, and magic shoes won’t be able to save you.

I was originally thinking that this would be a trilogy. I loved book one, but book two was a disappointment. And I’m yet to read book three, which I’m hoping to read before this one comes out. I’m curious to see how this series wraps up.

31423196Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray
Published by
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 512
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

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.

After a surprise attack, Noemi finds herself stranded in space on an abandoned ship where she meets Abel, the most sophisticated mech prototype ever made. One who should be her enemy. But Abel’s programming forces him to obey Noemi as his commander, which means he has to help her save Genesis–even though her plan to win the war will kill him.

Together they embark on a daring voyage through the galaxy. Before long, Noemi begins to realize Abel may be more than a machine, and, for his part, Abel’s devotion to Noemi is no longer just a matter of programming

Defy the Stars has an interesting premise that just sounds cool. So I haven’t read any Claudia Gray yet, but I hear a lot about her. I had to put this on the list, I’m excited to finally get around to reading some of her books.

untitledLethal Lies by Rebecca Zanetti
Published by
Release Date: May 16th, 2017
Pages: 400
Genres: Adult, Thriller

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti brings us the second book in a thrilling romantic suspense series that will appeal to fans of New York Times bestsellers Maya Banks, Shannon McKenna, and Lisa Jackson.

I’m currently reading the first book in this series, Deadly Silence and I am loving this series so far.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare los_cover
Published by
Margaret  K. McElderry Books
Release Date: May 23rd, 2017
Pages: 704
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

Sunny Los Angeles can be a dark place indeed in Cassandra Clare’s Lord of Shadows, the sequel to the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Lady Midnight.

Emma Carstairs has finally avenged her parents. She thought she’d be at peace. But she is anything but calm. Torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and her desire to protect him from the brutal consequences of parabatai relationships, she has begun dating his brother, Mark. But Mark has spent the past five years trapped in Faerie; can he ever truly be a Shadowhunter again?

And the faerie courts are not silent. The Unseelie King is tired of the Cold Peace, and will no longer concede to the Shadowhunters’ demands. Caught between the demands of faerie and the laws of the Clave, Emma, Julian, and Mark must find a way to come together to defend everything they hold dear—before it’s too late.

This is my most anticipated book of all of 2017 and I’m just so excited for this book. I can’t wait to continue this series.

The Names they Gave us by Emery Lord 32799280
Published by
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Pages: 240
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

From acclaimed author Emery Lord comes a vibrant, compelling story of love, loss, faith, and friendship.

Lucy Hansson was ready for a perfect summer with her boyfriend, working at her childhood Bible camp on the lake. But when her mom’s cancer reappears, Lucy falters—in faith, in love, and in her ability to cope. When her boyfriend “pauses” their relationship and her summer job switches to a different camp—one for troubled kids—Lucy isn’t sure how much more she can handle. Attempting to accept a new normal, Lucy slowly regains footing among her vibrant, diverse coworkers, Sundays with her mom, and a crush on a fellow counselor. But when long-hidden family secrets emerge, can Lucy set aside her problems and discover what grace really means?

Emotionally-charged and unforgettable, Emery Lord’s storytelling shines with the promise of new love and true friendship, even in the face of life’s biggest challenges.

Maybe in Paris by Rebecca Christiansen 26215775
Published by
Sky Pony Press
Release Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 240
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary

Keira Braidwood lands in Paris with her autistic brother, Levi, and high hopes. Levi has just survived a suicide attempt and months in the psych ward—he’s ready for a dose of the wider world. Unlike their helicopter mom and the doctors who hover over Levi, Keira doesn’t think Levi’s certifiable. He’s just . . . quirky. Always has been.

Those quirks quickly begin to spoil the trip. Keira wants to traipse all over Europe; Levi barely wants to leave their grubby hotel room. She wants to dine on the world’s cuisine; he only wants fast food. Levi is one giant temper tantrum, and Keira’s ready to pull out her own hair.

She finally finds the adventure she craves in Gable, a hot Scottish bass player, but while Keira flirts in the Paris Catacombs, Levi’s mental health breaks. He disappears from their hotel room and Keira realizes, too late, that her brother is sicker than she was willing to believe. To bring him home safe, Keira must tear down the wall that Levi’s sickness and her own guilt have built between them.


That’s it for my 2017 anticipated releases. I’m so excited for these releases. What’s your most anticipated 2017 release? Are you excited for any of these books? Let me know in the comments.

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2 Responses to My most Anticipated 2017 New Releases

  1. Abigail says:

    I just nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! (

    Liked by 1 person

  2. thebookcanary says:

    These seem like really interesting books! Especially The Bone Witch…the cover made it look like a horror book, but the premise is actually really interesting!

    Liked by 1 person

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