Top Ten Tuesday

Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half Of 2017 {Top Ten Tuesday}


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Now that the year has almost come to an end, it’s time to to look ahead… at all the books we’re anticipating in 2017!

Since the list is way too long if we want to have the complete year, let’s just split the year in two and see what books are exciting in the first half of 2016! (And even this was tricky. I managed to get it down to 12 and even then I had to make some tough cuts – Wayfarer, Windwitch, Lord of Shadows and all the others I had to cut – I still love you too!)

History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera


Release Date: January 17th, 2017

If this book is even only half as beautifully written as More Happy Than Not, it will still be a masterpiece. Also, I’m expecting heartbreak in the most devastatingly beautiful way.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Release Date: January 31st, 2017

I’ve already read so many good ARC reviews of this one, my expectations are sky-high! It’s a tale of family, mystery, fantasy and a bit of romance – so of course I want to read this! It sounds absolutely amazing.

Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza


Release Date: February 7th, 2017

Vengeance in space, guys! Vengeance in space! Also, I saw Adam Silvera describe it as Arya Stark in space. I love Adam Silvera. I love Arya Stark. I love vengeance plots. Space is just an added bonus, really.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Release Date: February 7th, 2017

I know this series is not everybody’s cup of tea and that’s okay. I still quite enjoyed the previous two installments and am really looking forward to the adventures of Mare and co in book three.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones


Release Date: February 7th, 2017

It’s a fairytale retelling. There is a Goblin King (who in my head already looks like Tom Hiddleston for some reason). It’s been described as dark and sexy. Color me intrigued.

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab


Release Date: February 21st, 2017

Why did I not read any V.E. Schwab sooner? Why did I wait so long to read the absolutely amazing A Darker Shade of Magic? Well, I finally fell in love with this series this year and I can’t wait for the final book in 2017. And hey, I may be late to the party, but at least the wait has been a bit less long, right?

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas


Release Date: February 28th, 2017

This book was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and sounds like such a heartwrenching but real and necessary read. A must.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

Geisha-esque girl fighters, demonic beasts, powerful magic, witches and a strong bond between a sister and her accidentally resurrected brother? Um yeah, count me in because this sounds awesome!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas


Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

Umm, A Court of Mist and Fury may have been my favorite read of 2016. I’ve been anticipating this one pretty much since the moment I read the final page of ACOMAF.

Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh


Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

It’s a Mulan-based story by Renee Ahdieh. I repeat: a Mulan-based story by Renee Ahdieh!
This is everything I could have ever dreamed of! I love Mulan and I loved The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee so I’m pretty sure this will be equally beautiful and epic. Plus have you seen that cover? It is so gorgeous and I am in love <3

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich


Release Date: May 16th, 2017

This blurb sounds so, so good! This book sounds like a perfectly funny and original take on all these tropes and I am so here for it! I mean, this is about a spy school that trains these teens to become tropes. Their assignment is to get close to a girl and whoever doesn’t get the girl, dies. And then they end up falling for eachother instead? THIS SHIP, I AM ALREADY ON IT!

The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice And Virtue by Mackenzi Lee


Release Date: June 20th, 2017

It’s a historical fantasy in which two boys roadtrip through Europe together and have to fight pirates AND their feelings for eachother along the way. Historical fantasy. Roadtrips. Pirates. FEELINGS. I’m looking forward to this one so much, it’s crazy!

Are any of these books on your most anticipated list as well? Are there any other books you’re eagerly anticipating? Let me know so I can add to my ever-growing TBR 🙂


  1. The Bone Witch and caraval are on so many lists but they look amazing.

    Empress of a Thousand Skies I may have to seriously consider also. After all Arya Stark in space??

    1. They do look amazing! They are super hyped, but I have a feeling they will live up to the hype! At least, I hope so.
      I know, Arya Stark in space is PRETTY MUCH the reason I’m so highly anticipating Empress of a Thousand Skies! 🙂

  2. The Bone Witch is SO PRETTY!!! I’m such a sucker for the pretty covers! Also, A Gentleman’s Guide sounds AWESOME!!! I need to add that immediately!

    1. The Bone Witch really has such a gorgeous cover! I hope the content will be equally gorgeous but I am expecting greatness 🙂 A Gentleman’s Guide does sound so awesome, I’m bummed it’s still so far away!

  3. Great list! I included King’s Cage on my list this week too, though I still haven’t read Glass Sword haha! I’ve only recently read ACOTOR and hope to read ACOMAF next month so I’m thinking ACOWAR is going to be a must buy too! Fingers crossed I will get the chance to read V.E. Schwab soon too.

    1. Thanks! I loved Glass Sword a little less than Red Queen, but even so I’m still super pumped to read King’s Cage! I hope you’ll like ACOMAF, I personally liked it even more than ACOTAR and it’s even my favorite read of the year 🙂 Oh, and V.E. Schwab is definitely amazing, I only discovered her books this year and I AM OBSESSED 😉

  4. Everyone seems to have put Caraval on his list!

    Here’s my Top Ten!

    1. It is super hyped, but I have high hopes that it will live up to it’s expectations 🙂

  5. The Hate U Give is on my List as well! It was so hard to narrow it down to ten!

    1. I know, there are so many good new releases in 2017 to look forward to!

  6. I’m hoping to read Caraval and The Hate U Give very soon. I’ve been hearing so many good things about both of those. The Bone Witch sounds really intriguing as well, but the GR reviews have me a little hesitant. Great list!!

    1. They both have me really excited too! Oh, I hadn’t seen any negative reviews for The Bone Witch yet, but I still hope we’ll both enjoy it 🙂

  7. I am SO EXCITED about so many books on your list! Empress of a Thousand Skies has such a gorgeous cover, and The Hate U Give is going to be such an incredibly important book!
    Here’s my TTT!

    1. The cover for Empress of a Thousand Skies is indeed very gorgeous <3 Let's hope the content will be equaly amazing ;) And yes, The Hate U Give feels like such a must read!

  8. Sigh… more books to add to the wishlist lol. I’m also exited for Court of Wings and Fury – Bone witch and Kings cage… I also really need to read something, ANYTHING by V.E Schwab next year… Everyone raves about her books and I’m so ashamed I haven’t tried them for myself yet lol. But great list! Hope you get through them all next year 🙂

    1. I know, the TBR just continues to grow, especially with topics such as this 🙂 Oh, I only just read V.E. Schwab this year as well! Definitely hope you’ll enjoy them when you get to them.

  9. Great list! Basically all of these either almost made my list, or were on it. 🙂 I’ve heard so much about History is All You Left Me, so I think I’m going to need to add that one to my TBR. I also haven’t heard of The Love interest before, but it sounds really good! I’m making mental notes to add both of those to my list.

    1. Thanks! I loved More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera, so any of his next books automatically make my TBR now 🙂 The Love Interest sounds so great, I’m super excited! Hope you’ll enjoy both these books when you read them 🙂

  10. Great list!
    Can’t wait for the new Sarah J Maas!!!!

    1. Thanks! Me neither, it’s definitely one of my favorite series ever 🙂

  11. I enjoyed Caraval so I hope you will like it as well. So many of these I have on my radar as well though they didn’t make the list. I tried to keep mine really small, haha.

    1. Glad to hear you liked Caraval! I’m super excited to read it 🙂 Haha, small lists are definitely a good idea, I just have real difficulties making choices 😉

  12. What a great list!! Caraval, The Bone Witch, Empress of a Thousand Suns, Flame in the Mist, and WIntersong are on my list as well. The Adam Silvera one sounds great as well. I still need to read his other book also. 😀

    1. Thanks! 2017 really has a lot of great books coming our way 🙂 Oh, I definitely recommend Adam Silvera – I loved More Happy Than Not by him 🙂

  13. If I was picking more than 10, Wintersong, The Bone Witch and A Flame in the Mist would all have been on my list too. There was just so many to choose from!

    1. I know, 2017 really has a ton of awesome books coming our way 🙂 Now, we can only hope we’ll have the time to read them all 😉

  14. Mariela says:

    A few of your books are in our list too. Caraval has been in almost every blog I visited. I pr-ordered that one.
    I really like this list, it makes me want to go to Amazon and shop for some of these books.
    My TTT.

    1. Yes, Caraval is definitely very hyped and I hope it will live up to its expectations 🙂 I know, this topic has really made my TBR grow even more!

  15. The Love Interest does look incredible. I’ll add it to my TBR! 🙂 I hope you love these.

    1. It does, doesn’t it? 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy it too!

  16. All these books are on my TBR already and I’m so excited for all of them, especially the Gentleman’s guide! I read the excerpt and I fell in love with the protagonist right away- it’s gonna be a hilarious read.
    My TTT

    1. Oh yes, I read the excerpt too and I already love it so much! <3 Really looking forward to this one :)

  17. Fantastic list! I cannot believe I forgot to put Caraval on my own list. It completely slipped my mind even though it feels like I’ve been waiting for it for ages.

    1. Thanks! I know, Caraval is one of those books that already had so much hype already so long ago! And also, there is a crazy amount of amazing-sounding books coming out next year, it’s impossible to include them all 🙂

  18. History is All You Left Me and The Hate U Give are two I am super excited for. Great list!!

    1. Yes, they both sound so good, I’m highly anticipating them 🙂 Thanks!

  19. The Bone Witch’s cover is so stunningly gorgeous!! I was lucky to get an eARC of it and I just started it. All of the other titles look AMAZING TOO. So excited for 2017, but there are still so many 2016 books I need to read…. lol

    1. It does look so gorgeous <3 That's so cool that you got an eARC, I hope you'll enjoy it! And I totally understand, I'm already excited about all these 2017 releases but I'm still way behind on 2016 (and catching up from even before 2016) ;)

  20. Soooo many good books on this list! I’m especially excited for Wintersong and ACOWAR! I’m interested in Gentleman’s Guide too, although I haven’t heard much about it. Great list!

    1. Thanks! There really is a crazy amount of amazing-sounding books coming out in 2017! Wintersong sounds great and ofcourse ACOWAR is one of my most anticipated books 🙂

  21. YES to all the books that are also on my list, and then The Bone Witch!! The Hate You Give!! Wintersong!! And The Love Interest sounds really really amazing I seriously can’t wait to devour all these books <3 great list! 😀

    1. I know, 2017 will be crazy with all these amazing-sounding books coming out! I’m so looking forward to reading them all 🙂

  22. THIS POST, all these books, AH. I want them all so badly haha. I think everyone’s excited about A conjuring of lights, I can’t wait to see how it all ends. Also kind of scared a bit haha. I LOVED Renee Ahdieh’s series The Wrath and The Dawn, and I am SO eager to read Flame in the Mist, it sounds just as good! <3 And The Love Interest: YES YES YES YES YES. I need this book in my life. <3

    1. I know, there are so many good books coming out in 2017! I sometimes wonder if it really is a huge amount of books coming out, or if I just want more books than before I started blogging 🙂 I’m super excited and scared for A Conjuring of Light too! I just want all my precious characters to be okay. Flame in the Mist does sound good, and I love Renee Ahdieh’s writing style so I have high hopes 🙂 And yes, The Love Interest sounds like everything I ever wished for in a book <3

  23. The Bone Witch and Wintersong have such gorgeous covers! Ooh, I’ll have to check out History is All You Left Me and The Love Interest.

    I’m excitedly waiting for Windwitch by Susan Dennard and Hunted by Meagan Spooner 🙂

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

    1. Yes, they really do have gorgeous covers <3 Oh, I'm super excited for Windwitch and Hunted as well! There really is a crazy amount of good-sounding books coming out in 2017 :)

  24. How had I not heard of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue yet?!??! THAT IS THE KIND OF BOOK I NEED IN MY LIFE SO SO BAD OMGGGG. *flails wildly* I love your list and I’ve got so many of these on mine too! I actually have History Is All You Left Of Me as an ARC and I can’t wait to try it. And omg A Conjuring of Light is THE release of the year that I need.??

    1. Yes, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue sounds sooo good! It kills me that it’s still 6 months away, I wish I could read it now already 🙂 Oh, that’s so cool that you have an ARC of History Is All You Left Me! I hope you’ll enjoy it! And A Conjuring of Light, YES! It totally bumped to top of my list after finishing A Gathering of Shadows <3

  25. Haven’t added it to my TBR just yet, but Caraval sure is a popular choice this week! Excited to see what everyone thinks about it when it releases – hope you enjoy it!

    1. Caraval sure seems like a very hyped book! But I’ve read a few ARC reviews already and they were all positive so I hope it will live up to the hype 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy it too when you get to it!

  26. Yes, yes, yes, yes! Lovely picks!

    Confession – I haven’t read a Schwab yet… Eep! But I will soon! I definitely will. New Years Resolution??? Maybe! 🙂

    Great list!

    1. Thanks!
      Oh, I just read my first Schwab this year as well… and I fell in love immediately 🙂 Hope you’ll enjoy it as well!

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