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There are so many books I am looking forward to in 2017, so it was really hard to narrow down the list and not pick 50 books. Ultimately, these are the books I am absolutely dying to get my hands on. In order of publication because I can’t pick favorites:


Title: History Is All You Left Me
Author: Adam Silvera
Release Date: January 17, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, LGBT, Young Adult

History Is all You Left Me by Adam Silvera is about Griffin whose ex-boyfriend and first love recently died, and his struggle in the aftermath. Adam Silvera has come highly recommended, and I’m currently reading More Happy Than Not, which I’m really enjoying. Also, I’ll read anything with a gay main character. 

This month on the 20th, I’m going to the LA stop of the History Is All You Left Me tour, which I’m super excited for!! You can check out other stops for Adam’s tour here.

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Title: Into the Fire (Night Prince #4)
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Romance

I would be remiss not to mention something with vampires. Into the Fire by Jeaniene Frost is the 4th and final book in the Night Prince Series, which is apart of the larger Night Huntress Universe. It follows Vlad Tepesh (And if you aren’t familiar with this series, yes, the one you’re thinking of. Like the actual Vlad the Impaler) and his wife Leila in their final fight against Mircea.

Since the push back of the release date, I have reread Night Prince in audiobook form (and am currently listening to the original Night Huntress series with Cat and Bones. The narration by Tavia Gilbert is amazing.) to fill the vampire void in my life. I am really interested to see how Vlad and Leila finally destroy Mircea. I have loved the glimpses of magic we have gotten so far in the series, and can’t wait to see it further developed. Also, IAN!!!!! I am so excited to see more of him, and maybe some hints as to who will be his love interest will be in his upcoming book.

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Title: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult

If Angie Thomas’ debut isn’t on your TBR, then I don’t know what rock you’ve been living under. It is seated to be the next big YA book, and the movie rights have already been sold to Fox (Amandla Stenberg is going to be in it, which is so exciting). T.H.U.G touches on issues that are so important today, and it was inspired by Black Lives Matter. It follows Starr, a sixteen year old, who becomes the witness to the shooting of her friend by a police officer.

I’ve seen nothing but praise for this book, and can’t wait to read it. 

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Title: Queens of Geek
Author: Jen Wilde
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, LGBT

Queens of Geek is another Own Voices book I’m really excited for this year. It is about a group of friends who are going to SupaCon. I’ve never been to a convention before, so I can’t wait to live vicariously through this one. There’s a diverse cast of characters with a bisexual WoC and an autistic character.

You can never go wrong with a Swoon Reads book…

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Title: The Seafarer’s Kiss
Author: Julia Ember
Release Date: May 2017
Genre: Fantasy, LGBT, Young Adult

The Seafarer’s Kiss is a F/F norse retelling of the Little Mermaid with a bisexual main character. I love fairy tale retellings, so I was all over this one. I am so excited to see more bisexual main characters in young adult, especially in non-contemporary and fairy tale settings.

Also, here’s a cool aesthetic

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Title: When Dimple Met Rishi
Author: Sandhya Menon
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

If you know me, then you probably know I read a copious amount of historical romances. Why? Because I love the arranged marriage trope. Naturally, I’m very excited for When Dimple Met Rishi because it is a Contemporary, YA Romantic Comedy based on an arranged marriage.

Rishi is all for the marriage, and intends to woo Dimple at a summer program for aspiring web developers. I’m in love with the premise, and can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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Title: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo is about Desi Lee, a senior in high school, who has never had a boyfriend before. She has had numerous mishaps in romance. Once Luca Daroks, walks into her life she refuses to have another flirting mishap. Desi turns to the Korean dramas her father watches, and uses the “K Drama Rules for True Love” to get Luca.

I Believe in a Thing Called Love sounds adorable, and I love the idea of someone using K Dramas to guide their love life. It has a lot of cute, trope-y potential.  

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Title: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Release Date: June 20, 2017
Genre: Historical, LGBT, Young Adult

Last, but certainly not least, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee!! The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is about two friends, Henry Montague aka “Monty” and Percy, who are going on their Grand Tour of Europe. There’s streaking in Versaille, pirates, and the friends to lovers trope.

I am actually dying waiting for this one. I’ve read excerpts, and it has been on my mind and the subject of way too many tweets ever since I found out about it. I’m so excited to see bisexual teenager in a historical setting, and all the shenanigans Month and Percy have on their grand tour. The friends to lovers trope gets me every time….

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Honorable Mentions:

  • RoseBlood by A.G. Howard ⋆ Release Date: January 10, 2017
  • Good Boy by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy ⋆ Release Date: January 31, 2017
  • Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas ⋆ Release Date: February 21, 2017
  • Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy ⋆ Release Date: May 9, 2017
  • The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean ⋆ Release Date: June 27, 2017
  • 27 Hours by Tristina Wright ⋆ Release Date: October 3, 2017

Are there any books you can’t believe I didn’t mention? What books are you looking forward to in 2017?

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