2017 Releases to Get Excited About

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We have reached October which means one thing: thinking about next year already despite there being a crap-tonne of things still to do. Here are some of the books coming out in 2017 that I'm already very excited about:

Month Unannounced

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay (2017, HarperCollins)
Gay's second publication, this time a memoir on her relationship with her body image and food. The release date for this one keeps shifting around, with Roxane starting to write it in 2014 with a 2016 release in mind. Now it's set for some time next year.

January - March 2017

Universal Harvester - John Darnielle (February 2017, Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
I loved Darnielle's debut, Wolf in White Van, so am over the moon that he has another book coming out in the next six months. This one sounds equally as mind-bending and creepy: mysterious footage starts appearing on VHS tapes at the local video store. I love how Darnielle used a retro play-by-post game in Wolf so happy to see another form of 90s media being used.

Wires and Nerve, Volume One - Marissa Meyer (January 2017, Feiwel & Friends)
Praise Meyer for continuing on with the Lunar Chronicles by adding a graphic novel series to the mix. This will focus on android Iko and feature all of our favourite characters from before. I cannot wait.

Caraval - Stephanie Garber (January 2017, Hodder & Stoughton)
A new Young Adult duology centering around Scarlett, a young woman trying to find her sister after she disappears at the mysterious Caraval, a once-in-a-year performance where the audience participates.

Carve the Mark - Veronica Roth (January 2017, HarperCollins)
Duology number two. From the author of Divergent we are presented with a violent planet where everyone is born with a specific gift, some better than others. Akos and Cyra both have gifts that can destroy one another and through events they must work together in order to survive. Drama drama drama.

Witch - Lisa Lister (March 2017, Hay House UK)
I've basically read everything Lisa has written. This will be no exception. In Witch, she gives a history of witchcraft and leads us through to its modern iterations. She is a wonderfully warm and wise woman, and I can't wait to hear more about this release.

April - June 2017

Flame in the Mist - Renee Ahdieh (May 2017, G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers)
The first release in a new Young Adult series set in rural Japan. Mariko is an alchemist and the daughter of a prominent samurai, but is unable to follow to follow in his footsteps because she's a woman. She dresses as a boy and enters into the Black Clan. Obvious Mulan vibes here. What's not to love?

Release - Patrick Ness (May 2017, Walker Books)
Prepare yourself for the greatest book description you'll ever read. 'Inspired by Mrs Dalloway and Judy Bloom's Forever'. Need I say more?

Spindle Fire - Lexa Hillyer (April 2017, HarperCollins)
As if I could ever turn down a fairytale retelling. This time it's Sleeping Beauty. There's bloodshed, evil faeries, and obviously a whole lot of sleep. Recommended for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sarah J. Maas.

M x

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