January 25, 2016

Seventeen 2017 Reads

2016 has started, which means it's time for my first list of 2017 releases that I think will be stand-outs. I plan to do only three of these posts instead of four like last year, so I'll be choosing very carefully. Watch in April or May for the next one! I tried to be very careful picking these, so I hope all of them are still due to release next year. Anyways, without further ado, I present seventeen of my most anticipated 2017 releases.


Wait for Me by Caroline Leech
World War II is still popular for YA historical fiction, but I'm always willing to read it.

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E.K. Johnston
It sounds comparable to The Ring & the Crown, but I'm very much looking forward to the sort-of futuristic setting. Plus, I'm always up for alternate history.

Wing Jones by Katherine Webber
It's hard to consider 1996 history since that's when I was born, but I guess it technically is. I'm always up for books about the Olympics and the protagonist is diverse!

The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Goodreads classifies this as fantasy, but it sounds like historical fiction to me, so I'm classifying it as historical fantasy. I'm excited for a setting a bit different than the usual ones we see in YA historical fiction.

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
I especially love the sound of that setting.

The Freemason's Daughter by Shelley Sackier
I can't properly put it into words, but the sound of this one has me very excited.

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
2016 is the year of the pirate ship, and I'm so glad this trend is continuing into 2017.

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Hurrah for a mystery and an interesting topic for historical fiction!

The Judas Society by Matthew Landis
Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War... My parents, especially my mom, love the American Revolution time period and I've grown up around it to some extent, so I'm bouncing in my seat.

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
Holy wow, does this one sound cool and very fun. Yay for STEM girls and royalty! (Also shout-out to Rhiannon for making my Fifteen 2015 Reads and Seventeen 2017 Reads lists.)


Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
I really liked This Side of Home, and this sounds like the type of contemporary YA I enjoy.

This Promise I Will Keep by Aisha Saeed
As hard as it will be to wait until 2017 for Aisha's sophomore novel, I'm sure it will be well worth it.

Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
This sounds deliciously fun.

By Your Side by Kasie West
Kasie West is an auto-buy author at this point. I love all of her contemporary romance novels.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
It's a YA You've Got Mail. IT'S A YA YOU'VE GOT MAIL.

Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse
Tokyo! We don't see that too often in YA.

Romeo and What's Her Name by Shani Petroff
One of the Swoon Reads choices that sounds fun and cute.

I love how half the list is contemporary - clearly my bias is showing. I do hope there will be a lot of historical fiction, too. As more book deals are announced, I'll plan Seventeen More 2017 Reads!


  1. I agree with you Emma! I almost always love all of Kasie West's books so i'm really looking forward to her 2 new ones this year! great post!
    Emily @ www.rabbitholereviews.com

  2. So many of these look great!!! There are a couple I don't recognize so I'm going to look them up more on Goodreads. :)

  3. I'm looking forward to a lot of the books you listed! Esp. By Your Side, The Freemason's Daughter, and Prince in Disguise! And I just added Wait for Me to my TBR, I don't think I had heard about it before your post! :)

  4. Great suggestions. Off to add more books to my TBR list...

  5. Long May She Reign sounds so good. :)

  6. I'm reading all Rick Riordan's books


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