I am hoping that 2017 will be a better reading year for me. And judging by my most anticipated reads, things are looking up for the new year. My favourite author is releasing a brand new book, some of my favourite series and trilogies will be concluded and there are some interesting debut novels coming out too.
So without any further ado, here are my most anticipated reads for 2017:
Firstly, OMG! Laini Taylor is releasing a novel and it has me fangirling like crazy. Initially, the novel was supposed to be released in September of 2016 but it got pushed to March 2017. The Goodreads blurb alone is a masterpiece:
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.
And just look at the gorgeous cover…
We have absolutely no news on this one besides the fact that it will be released in 2017 and will take place on Kerenza. But I have no doubt that the concluding volume will be absolutely mind blowing. Both Illuminae and Gemina broke my brain and were my favourite novels of their respective release years.
At the begining of the year I read Rebel of the Sands, which is the first novel in this series. It blew me away and left me in one of the longest reading slumps in a while. You can check out my review of Rebel of the Sands here. I have literally been waiting for this novel all year, but I am not sure I am ready for the reading slump that will surely follow.
This is another novel we know nothing about other than the fact that it will be released in September 2017. I have this feeling that they are going to push it back because it is the concluding novel of the series. But gaaaaawd, I just want to know how this series ends already…
Passenger ended on such a huge cliffhanger. I am dying to read Wayfarer. Think time travel and treasure hunts through history. This is a Science Fiction novel that read like a Fantasy. Does that make sense? If you haven’t read Passenger and you’re thinking about doing so soon, you can read my review over here.
Windwitch is the sequel to Truthwitch and continues the tale of Merik—cunning privateer, prince, and windwitch.
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
A shadow man haunts the Nubrevnan streets, leaving corpses in his wake—and then raising those corpses from the dead.
I don’t really know much more than what the Goodreads summary says but I really enjoyed The Wrath and the Dawn. You can find my review here.
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.
What books are you most excited to read in 2017?