My Top 5 Most Anticipated 2017 Book Releases (so far…)!

With 2017 still fresh in our minds, I decided I’d have a look and see what new books were coming out that tickled my fancy. I noticed that they only really gave me the first 6 months of the year (if even), so maybe come June, I’ll do a part 2 to this post. For now, here are my most anticipated book releases for the next few months:

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken


Wayfarer is the sequel to Passenger, released around this time last year, and I just cannot wait to dive into this. It’s full of adventure and time travel, and non-stop action. Here’s hoping that the sequel doesn’t let it down!

Release date: 3 Jan 2017 (hardback)/12 Jan 2017 (paperback)

All Etta Spencer wanted was to make her violin debut when she was thrust into a treacherous world where the struggle for power could alter history. After losing the one thing that would have allowed her to protect the Timeline, and the one person worth fighting for, Etta awakens alone in an unknown place and time, exposed to the threat of the two groups who would rather see her dead than succeed. When help arrives, it comes from the last person Etta ever expected – Julian Ironwood, the Grand Master’s heir who has long been presumed dead, and whose dangerous alliance with a man from Etta’s past could put them both at risk.

Windwitch by Susan Dennard


Windwitch, also a sequel, follows the amazing book that was Truthwitch. I read Truthwitch in February of last year, and have been ever so impatiently awaiting this one ever since! Windwitch is a fantasy series that will knock your socks off!

Release Date: 12 Jan 2017 (hardback)

The Windwitch Prince Merik is presumed dead, following a lethal explosion. He’s left scarred but alive and determined to expose his sister’s treachery. Yet on reaching the royal capital, he’s shocked to find it crowded with refugees fleeing conflict. Merik haunts the streets, fighting for the weak. This leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

Hunted by the Cleaved, Iseult is struggling to stay free while she searches for her friend Safi. When the Bloodwitch Aeduan corners Iseult first, she offers him a deal: she’ll return what was stolen from him, if he locates the Truthwitch. Yet unknown to Iseult, there’s a bounty on her head – and Aeduan intends to claim it.

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. They find themselves amongst pirates, where a misstep could mean death. And the bandits’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman


Norse Mythology is the newest Neil Gaiman book to hit the shelves and I am so excited. After having a lot of his older books recovered and re-released, it will be nice to get around to reading some new material from the man!

Release Date: 7 Feb 2017 (hardcover)

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling – from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman’s own award-bedecked, bestselling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales. Gaiman’s gods are thoroughly alive on the page – irascible, visceral, playful, passionate – and the tales carry us from the beginning of everything to Ragnarök and the twilight of the gods. Galvanised by Gaiman’s prose, Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya are irresistible forces for modern readers and the crackling, brilliant writing demands to be read aloud around an open fire on a freezing, starlit night.

The End of the Day by Claire North

Release Date: 4 April 2017 (hardcover)

So apparently there’s a new Claire North book being released in April, and I loved the last book I read by her which was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, so I’m super excited about this one. Unfortunately we’ve no book cover image yet, and very little (actually none) on what it is other than the title.

The stunning new novel from Richard and Judy Book Club author Claire North: the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

The Boy on the Bridge by M R Carey


Another book by an amazing author! I read The Girl With All the Gifts when it was first released, and have Fellside waiting to be read, and now this! Exciting times to be a book worm! All the excitement, as this appears to be a sequel of some description to Girl, and I know now, before I even have the book that I’m going to devour it!

Release Date: 4 May 2017 (hardcover)

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.

In The Boy on the Bridge, M. R. Carey returns to the world of The Girl With All the Gifts, the phenomenal word-of-mouth bestseller which is now a critically acclaimed film starring Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine.

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