Sunday, January 1, 2017

What I Am Looking Forward to Reading in 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017! 

For the last four years, I've done a similar post, and I thought it would be a good idea to keep the idea going. 

I'm doing this like I did last year. There will be two sections to this post. The first one will highlight the books that I am excited for in 2017 that I already have, via ARC/eARC. The second section will highlight the ones that I am excited for and do not have (yet).

I'll update this post with titles and release dates (as they come), as well as my review links (as I read/review).


2017 books I already have:

- Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson (January 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine (January 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken (January 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Frostblood by Elly Blake (January 10th) <- REVIEWED
- Windwitch by Susan Dennard (January 10th) <- REVIEWED
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (January 17th) <- REVIEWED
- Caraval by Stephanie Garber (January 31st) <- REVIEWED
- By Your Side by Kasie West (January 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Rise of Fire by Sophie Jordan (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Disruptor by Arwen Elys Dayton (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Traveler by L.E. DeLano (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- The Wish Granter by C.J. Redwine (February 14th) <- REVIEWED
- The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (February 14th) <- REVIEWED
- The Dragon's Price by Bethany Wiggins (February 21st) <- REVIEWED
- Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller (February 28th) <- REVIEWED
- Freedom's Slave by Heather Demetrios (February 28th) <- REVIEWED
- The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale (March 7th) <- REVIEWED
- The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins (March 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Hunted by Meagan Spooner (March 14th) <- REVIEWED
- Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean (April 4th) <- REVIEWED
- Duels and Deception by Cindy Anstey (April 11th) <- REVIEWED
- Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott (May 2nd) <- REVIEWED
- Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvart (May 30th)
- The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson (June 6th) <- REVIEWED
- The Bone Queen by Alison Croggon (June 13th)
- Just Friends by Tiffany Pitcock (August 1st)

2017 books I want to read but don't have:

- The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (January 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Starfall by Melissa Landers (February 7th) **EDIT: own
- Returned by Kimberley Griffiths Little (February 7th) **EDIT: own
- Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton (March 7th) <- REVIEWED
- These Ruthless Deeds by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas (March 14th) <- REVIEWED
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (March 28th) <- REVIEWED
- A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi (March 28th) <- REVIEWED
Blacksouls by Nicole Castroman (April 11th) <- REVIEWED
- Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (May 2nd) **EDIT: own 
- Avenged by Amy Tintera (May 2nd) <- REVIEWED
- Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier (May 2nd)
- Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (May 16th) <- REVIEWED
- Seeker by Veronica Rossi (May 16th) **EDIT: own
- The Crown's Fate by Evelyn Skye (May 16th) <- REVIEWED
- The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd (May 23rd) <- REVIEWED
- Dark Breaks the Dawn by Sara B. Larson (May 30th) <- REVIEWED
- The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May (June 13th) **EDIT: own
- Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (June 13th)
- Roar by Cora Carmack (June 13th) <- REVIEWED
- Now I Rise by Kiersten White (June 27th) **EDIT: own
- Ash and Quill by Rachel Caine (July 11th)
- The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey (July 11th)
- What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (July 11th) <- REVIEWED
- The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell (July 18th) **EDIT: own
- Buried Heart by Kate Elliott (July 25th)
- Lucky in Love by Kasie West (July 25th) **EDIT: own
- The Hearts We Sold by Emily Lloyd-Jones (August 8th)
- Ferocious by Paula Stokes (August 15th) **EDIT: own
- Thirteen Rising by Romina Russell (August 29th)
- The Keep of Ages by Caragh O'Brien (August 29th) **EDIT: own
- Fireblood by Elly Blake (September 12th)
- Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore (September 19th)
- Invictus by Ryan Graudin (September 19th)
- Devils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush (October 3rd)
- The Knowing by Sharon Cameron (October 10th)
- The Empress by S.J. Kincaid (October 31st)
- Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman (November 7th) **EDIT: own
- The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (November 7th)
- Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne (November 7th)
- Flashtide by Jenny Moyer (November 14th) **EDIT: own
- Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill (December 5th) **EDIT: own

And those with no release month or date...

- A Poison Dark and Drowning by Jessica Cluess **EDIT: September 19th
- Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows **EDIT: September 12th. OWN
Warcross by Marie Lu **EDIT: September 12th. OWN
The Speaker by Traci Chee **EDIT: November 7th


2017 books I already have:

- Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet (January 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Hard Hitter by Sarina Bowen (January 3rd) <- REVIEWED
- Heartstone by Elle Katharine White (January 17th) <- REVIEWED
- The Devil's Daughter by Katee Robert (January 24th) <- REVIEWED
- Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands (January 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Fury on Fire by Sophie Jordan (January 31st) <- REVIEWED
- Dare To Lie by Jen McLaughlin (February 7th) <- REVIEWED
- Highland Vixen by Mary Wine (February 7th) <- REVIEWED

2017 books I want to read but don't have:

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (February 21st)
- Six Impossible Things by Elizabeth Boyle (April 25th) <- REVIEWED
- The Enforcer by HelenKay Dimon (April 25th) <- REVIEWED
- Forbidden Promises by Katee Robert (May 30th) <- REVIEWED
- Spectacle by Rachel Vincent (May 30th) **EDIT: own
- Highland Hellion by Mary Wine (June 6th) <- REVIEWED
- The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter (June 13th)
- A Most Unlikely Duke by Sophie Barnes (June 27th) <- REVIEWED
- The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean (June 27th) **EDIT: own
- The Scandal of It All by Sophie Jordan (July 25th) **EDIT: own
- The Devil's Cut by J.R. Ward (August 1st)
- The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare (August 22nd)
Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey (August 29th) **EDIT: own
- Too Beautiful to Break by Tessa Bailey (September 5th)
- Highland Flame by Mary Wine (September 5th)
- The Duke by Katharine Ashe (September 26th)
- Duke of Desire by Elizabeth Hoyt (October 17th)
- Claimed by the Commander by Ashlyn Macnamara (November 21st)
It's Hard Out Here for a Duke by Maya Rodale (November 28th) **EDIT: own
- Indecent Exposure by Tessa Bailey (November 28th)
- The Protector by HelenKay Dimon (December 26th)
The Duke of Her Desire by Sophie Barnes (December 26th)

And those with no release month or date...

- Undeclared by Julianna Keyes (NEW ADULT) **EDIT: February 27th <- REVIEWED
- The Forbidden Heir by M.J. Scott
- The Sea King by C.L. Wilson **EDIT: October 31st
- Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert **EDIT: November 28th


  1. There are so many awesome books for 2017. Happy New Year!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Happy new year Alyssa! Hope you have a great year ahead ;) YOU HAVE SO MANY RELEASES OMG I AM JEALOUS!
    Prabhleen @ Booksarelife987

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Prabhleen! Thank you! I may or may not be slightly behind and somewhat overwhelmed. ;)

  3. I love this type of post. You've got many on your list that I want to read, too. I just read Breath of Fire and I'm anticipating the next Gena Showalter's Darkest Promise as the big one off your list.

    1. Thank you! I've been building the list since this past summer, so I've had plenty of time to think about what I'm looking forward to reading. I hope you enjoyed Breath of Fire! =)

  4. Great post, hope you get a lot of those books you don't have so you can read them! :)

  5. That is a lot of new releases! I'm barely aware of what new stuff is coming out other than series I'm following! Good luck!

    1. I know what you mean! Would you believe that I've barely scratched the surface? This list was me being picky!

      Thank you!

  6. Great list! So many I haven't heard of yet but I can't wait for Ferocious and Ash and Quill! ♥

    1. YES! Those are good ones to be looking forward to reading! :D

  7. There are so many amazing books coming out in 2017. I'm super excited!

  8. Hi Alyssa,
    Happy New Year! This is such a cool post - we're waiting for Warcross as well! :):) The Devil's Daughter by Katie Robert sounds really interesting - we'll be looking out for it!

    ~ Pendragons 

    1. I can't wait to learn more about Warcross! I hope more information is released soon. I'm reading The Devil's Daughter next week.

      Happy reading! =)

  9. I am trying hard not to look too hard at future release books but I enjoyed taking a peed at your list. I always want all of the new ones but I have so many books on my shelf that I need to read.

    1. I know what you mean! Sometimes having these lists stresses a girl out. But I also like knowing what's (theoretically) ahead of me. :D

  10. Oh my gosh, so many amazing books! I seriously might just bookmark this post to keep track of all the books that are gonna be coming out! Also, I'm super excited in particular about Wintersong! That's awesome you have it already - I can't wait to read your review!

    Awesome post :)

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

    1. DO IT! ;) I refer to this post (each year) a lot, for Waiting on Wednesday choices. It's nice to have it all in one place!

      I'm hoping to have Wintersong reviewed next week! Thank you, Ashtyn!

  11. oh I want to read The Sea King so badly, I hope it comes out soon. I am also excited for Katee Robert and Fury on Fire.

    Hope you enjoy all of these releases. Looks like 2017 will be a good reading year.

    1. SERIOUSLY! I swear I stalk Edelweiss and Amazon so often, to see if its publication date has been updated. No dice yet. :/

      Thank you, Renee! Happy reading!

  12. Several of these are on my list, too! I am especially excited about Hunted.

    I just finished Hard Hitter last night, and I LOVED it! It was a great way to start of my reading year. I'm going to check out your review now.

    Here's to a great 2017 reading year. :) (And all around year.)

    1. I'm glad you liked Hard Hitter! I thought it was meh, not my cup of tea, unfortunately. Thank you for checking out my review. :D

      Happy reading! I hope you have a wonderful year as well. =)

  13. I definitely have a bunch of these on my TBR! This is such a great idea, because I know I'm always forgetting about books I want to read and it's a great to have to just look on! Hope you get to read many of them! Fantastic list, Alyssa!

    1. Great minds think alike! We share a lot of interests in terms of books so I'm glad you think the list is good. Thank you, Cyn! <3

  14. Great list! I can't wait to read Undeclared by Julianna Keyes I loved her first book!! It looks like you have a great jump start on 2017 releases! Happy Reading!

    1. Thank you! Same, Undecided was a favorite last year. I wish I could have gotten more of an early start on my 2017 galleys, but that's okay! Nine isn't so bad to begin the year. ;)

  15. A bit jealous of the books that you have read already~ that is a long list!

    1. It's more I have to make sure I get through! :D

  16. Wow, there's so many that I want to read too. I hope you love all of these that you haven't read yet. :D :D

    1. Great minds think alike! Thank you, Erin. <3

  17. I love this list of yours! You keep me up to date and organized on what to read!! HUGS to you for all your hard work and excited to read how they all turn out!

    1. Thank you! Lists are my thing. :D I hope you have a great year in reading.

      THANK YOU! *hugs*

  18. Ack, so many books to be excited about :D Yaaay! I hope you will read and love them all this year sweetie. <3 I.. well. I'm running out of books to use as WoW because I'm not interested in any new books this year, not really :( Aw. Let me know if you see anyone that seems aaamazing? Haha :D

    1. DUDE! I know exactly what you mean! I'm already in July 2017 novels. I feel like I'm not as interested in YA books (especially debuts) this year. Even though this list seems like a lot.

      I definitely will!


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