Let us all welcome 2017 with big, open arms ❤ I’m honestly so happy to start a fresh new year! 2016 has apparently been a not-so-favorite year for most of us so we should all make the best out of this new year! And the most exciting part of a new year? New books of course! :p Today I’ll be sharing with you guys seven anticipated releases of 2017! Please do share some of YOUR anticipated reads. I’d love to know 🙂
JANUARY 31ST 2017
Wires and Nerves by Marissa Meyer
In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
I FREAKING love Marissa Meyer, the Lunar Chronicles series AND Iko. So I HAVE to have this graphic novel. Plus, it will feature Cinder along with the Lunar team. ‘Stoked’ is an understatement, you guys. Also, have you guys seen the hardcover?! *swoons* I NEED IT!
March 5th 2017
What I Need by J. Daniels
Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.
At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.
Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer—a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.
Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same.
Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right?
Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.
Not with him sleeping down the hall…
I’ve been following J. Daniel’s Alabama Summer series for as long as I can remember, so I’m excited to know that she’s releasing a forth book about Riley and CJ!! ❤ If you guys didn’t know, J. Daniels writes funny and sexy New Adult books and trust me, once you start them, you CANNOT stop. They’re super addictive. 😮
April 4th 2017
Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
(SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST BOOK/SECOND BOOK)
Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding.
But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make. Most pressingly, where she wants to go to college and what that means for her relationship with Peter. She watched her sister Margot go through these growing pains. Now Lara Jean’s the one who’ll be graduating high school and leaving for college and leaving her family—and possibly the boy she loves—behind.
When your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?
This is no surprise to anyone, really. If I’m not mistaken, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was supposed to be a standalone, but due to high demand it now has a sequel. Then people are saying the duology stops there. And now it’s going to become a trilogy. Yes, there’s going to be a third book, and it’s all kinds of beautiful!! ❤ I CANNOT wait to know what happens in this third (and final?) book!!
May 2nd 2017
A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
(SPOILERS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST BOOK/SECOND BOOK)
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.
Of course ACOWAR just had to be in the list. I think it’s safe to say that ACOMAF broke us (well, the majority anyway). So yeah, the only remedy as of right now is the third book.
*whimpers* Please let it be May already 😥
May 16th 2017
Flame in The Mist by Renee Ahdieh
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.
Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known.
First of all, this cover is SO freaking beautiful ❤ second, this book is sort of based on Mulan. Yes, the Princess warrior who disguised herself as a man just to replace her father’s position in war. Am I excited? Fuck yes. Is it going to be awesome? Uh duh. It’s Renee Ahdie, author of The Wrath and The Dawn, aka my fave book of last year. Do I need it in my hands right now? Like my life depends on it.
May 30th 2017
When It’s Real by Erin Watt
Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley’s team decides it’s time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he’s settled down.
Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of “normal.” Under ordinary circumstances she’d never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn’t have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley’s team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley’s a shallow, self-centered jerk? It’s not like they’re going to fall for each other in real life…right?
I love Erin Watt. The duo always has the most dramatic, sexy books. They might not be my favorite but they are indeed addictive as hell, hence why their new book is in this list. The Royals was such a fun read, I need more!! They’re usually categorized as mature YA so don’t let this cover fool you. I can’t wait for When It’s Real ❤
May 30th 2017
Elisa and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, Eliza is LadyConstellation, anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves her digital community, and has no desire to try.
Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea‘s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and Eliza begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.
You guys have no idea how excited I was when I found out about Francesca’s new book. If you guys didn’t know, Made You Up became my favorite book ever so of course when I heard that her new book has similar characters to Made You Up, I had to add it to my TBR list right away. Also, there’s going to be illustrations included in the book. Oh, life is good ❤
And those are the seven books! Are some of them in your list as well? Let me know! 🙂