Monday, January 2, 2017

2017 Releases I Need to Read

It's a new year, which means lots of new book releases to look forward to! All of these are on my must-read list for 2017:

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken
Publication Date: January 3

Seriously, I feel like I just read last year's Passenger, and here's the sequel, arriving tomorrow! Time travel fans will definitely want to add this duology to their TBRs.

The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman
Publication Date: January 31

I might have pushed the first book, The Dark Days Club, just a tad last year. XD Because it was soooooooo gooooooood!!! I'm not exaggerating! Words are inadequate to describe how excited I am for this book!

Dawn Study by Maria V. Snyder
Publication Date: January 31

This is supposed to be the conclusion to Yelena and Valek's adventures, which have spanned 6 books and 1 spin-off series. I'm already feeling sentimental over this one; it's been about 7 years since I first read Poison Study, where it all began.

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
Publication Date: February 21

I'm not sure I can handle the conclusion to Schwab's Shades of Magic series after what happened in the previous book, A Gathering of Shadows. I love the elemental magic, alternate Londons, and the impossibly many-sided coat that belongs to Kell, one of the protagonists.

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story by Melissa de la Cruz
Publication Date: April 11

I must read this because . . . Hamilton! I love how the cover seems to be a nod to the musical's logo.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: May 2

A year is never enough to recover from the ending of a Sarah J. Maas book, LOL. My mind continues to reel from the fifty million OMG! moments that happened in A Court of Mist and Fury.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: May 23

After 9 Shadowhunters novels, I was a little wary that there was enough momentum for not only a 10th novel but 2 more whole series, but Lady Midnight totally smashed my skepticism. I love the epicness of the cover of Lord of Shadows!

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab
Publication Date: June 13

Another awesome cover, and another 2017 release from V.E./Victoria Schwab. Scary stuff isn't usually my thing, but I can't wait to read more about Schwab's monsters!

And definitely NOT to be forgotten:

Throne of Glass 6 by Sarah J. Maas

No title or cover for this yet, but I'm sure it's going to wreck my life and leave me a sobbing mess before its last page. It's the series finale after all, and following the sheer devastation that Empire of Storms left behind in its wake, I don't know how I'm going to make it through this book. Maybe with lots of therapy and chocolate. XD

What 2017 releases are you looking forward to the most?


  1. I've been debating whether or not to read The Dark Days Club - how much of a role does romance play in the plot?

    I so need to read A Darker Shade of Magic!

    I'm looking forward to a TON of releases, primarily Windwitch by Susan Dennard, Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, and The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich!

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Romance is really only hinted at in The Dark Days Club, and barely at that. I think there's a good chance it will develop more as the series goes on, but it's definitely not the focus of the first book.

      It's a great time to read A Darker Shade of Magic, so you don't have to wait too long for the series to be complete. :D I'm looking forward to Windwitch; Merik was my favorite character in Truthwitch. :D

  2. Oh Lee, can I reserve therapy sessions with you for ACoL, ACoWaR AND ToG6?? We have no Stiefvater to destroy us this year but with a Ronan-centric series coming, I feel better about it all. Nonetheless double-Maas and Schwab seems dangerous LOL!

    1. Consider the joint therapy sessions reserved! XD All joking aside, I really think we're going to need them! :O How are we going to get through ToG6? HOW?! I'm sad about no Stiefvater this year, but I'll wait as long as necessary for that Ronan series!

  3. Ooh I've forgotten that some of these books are coming out this year. Like the next Dark Days Club and the sequel to Darker Shade of Magic. The SJM books are going to be killer! :D I haven't read Passenger yet, even though I have a physical copy - I'm kinda glad though, since now I can read it and the second book right after. :)

    1. I'm sure that SJM's books are going to ruin my life for quite some time after reading them, LOL, but I wouldn't want them any other way! I loved Passenger; reading it and Wayfarer back-to-back is definitely a great idea!


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