Dec 13, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half Of 2017

Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To 
For The First Half Of 2017

*I sorted this via release date
**Krista and Becca just said Infini will be released next month with no specific date yet BUT this is my most anticipated so it's my number 1

01. Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie
January 2017
- best friends to lovers trope! (I'm forever a sucker for this)
- female MC is is a WOC (she's Jamaican-American)
- male MC is a kleptomaniac (Luka is a precious cinnamon roll)
- strong!! family!! relationship!! (I'm forever weak in this department)
- Krista and Becca are two of my all-time favorite and trusted authors and not one book of theirs has let me down yet

02. Caraval by Stephanie Garber
January 31, 2017
- protagonist wants to see Caraval, a show where the audience could participate
- her sister helped her escape so she could see the said show
- unfortunately, her sister got kidnapped as part of Caraval's game
- and if said sister is found, then whoever found her is the winner
- lots of magic
- sisterhood (like I said in Infini above, I'm weak for this kind of stuff)

03. Wintersong by S. Jae Jones
February 07, 2017
- I was too late to get an ARC for this so... *cries*
- it's a Labyrinth retelling
- protagonist loves writing songs and the Goblin King is her muse
- "a life for a life", protagonist agrees to marry the Goblin King in exchange for her sister's freedom
- Marie Lu enjoyed and loved this, and I trust her review 

04. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
February 07, 2017
- protagonist's best friend was shot to death by a police officer
- inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement
- serious issues that's happening in society will be tackled for sure
- is definitely going to be sending out a deep message for the readers
- this is actually optioned for a movie already though?

05. The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig
February 28, 2017
- sequel to The Girl from Everywhere
- we got pirates here
- and we also got time-traveling
- I hope my ship sails... (not talking about the one you ride on the water)
- I was happy to know that there's a sequel because the first book's ending left me with some questions

06. Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton
March 07, 2017
- sequel to Rebels of the Sand
- the first book was really, really promising
- we got magic, legends, prince, princesses, and Djinnis
- the cute romance in the first book had me wanting more
- lots of interesting characters that possess their own power
- friendships (this is another thing I love reading about)
- there's that "who to trust" thing

07. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
April 04, 2017
- when Jenny Han dropped the cake picture on twitter, I almost cried
- let this be a good conclusion to Lara Jean's story and I just want everyone to be happy
- please let there be more baking
- and more of the precious Song Sisters, please
- Peter Kavinsky. That's it.

08. Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
May 02, 2017
- the one who brought us The Wrath and the Dawn is now bringing us another series(?) set in feudal Japan and I'm here for it
- protagonist is ambushed but escaped
- she dresses up as a boy to learn about the people who wanted to kill her
- a mash-up of Mulan and 47 Ronin
- if there's romance, I wonder if it's gonna be an enemies-to-lovers trope

09. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
May 30, 2017
- two Indian-Americans and an arranged marriage
- male MC is a hopeless romantic
- female MC is not and just wants a break from her family
- their families are sending them both to the same summer program
- figured this is going to be a light, romantic YA read and I need that
- also how precious is that cover? *heart eyes emoji*

10. I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo
May 30, 2017
- female MC is a NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth)
- sucks at romance and can't flirt to save her life
- starts watching Korean dramas in hopes to learn about the romance
- actually uses the things she learned from the K-dramas


  1. Great list! I'm super excited for Caraval and Traitor To The Throne as well!

    My TTT

    1. Rebel of the Sands was so good! I hope Traitor to the Throne is just as good or even better!

  2. Oooh, I love your list SO MUCH. And I've already added so many of these! I'm sooo looking forward to Flame in the Mist because RENEE AHDIEH IS QUEEN. And I haven't read the second To All the Boys book yet but it's on my TBR and I'm already super excited for the next book. The first book was so so cute omg. And yesssss to Caraval!!
    Here's my TTT!

    1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before was a lot better than P.S. I Still Love You which was why I was very, very happy when Jenny Han announced there's going to be a third book. AND YES, RENEE AHDIEH IS QUEEN! I trust her in this, the blurb already sounds so interesting!! I feel like a lot of us are excited for Caraval haha!

  3. I've seen Caraval on lots of blogs this morning! Thanks for sharing these.

    Here's my Top Ten!

  4. Oh, so many great looking books. I've already got most of these on my own listless - traitor to the throne and Flame in the mist look particularly good :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. A couple of these are on my list today as well. DIMPLE sounds super cute. So does I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE. So many great-sounding books coming out this year!

    Happy TTT!

  6. This is such a great list, and I'm really looking forward to a lot of these books! I've already pre-ordered The Ship Beyond Time, and I really want my ship to sail too ;)

  7. Caraval, Traitor To The Throne and Flame In The Mist were all on my list this week too!
    My TTT:

  8. I'll definitely be reading I Believe in a Thing Called Love and the new Lara Jean book!! Carnaval is also on my Maybe List. It's not my usual genre, but I've heard so many good things, I feel tempted to try it :)

  9. Excellent list! I'm really looking forward to The Hate U Give and Caraval too.

  10. Fabulous list!!! I'm so excited for the new Lara Jean book and I Believe in a Thing Called Love!!! As well as all the fantasy :D

  11. I'm really looking forward to The Hate U Give and Traitor to the Throne, but they didn't quite make my list. I NEED more of the Song Sisters in my life with Always and Forever, Lara Jean! Lara Jean kind of annoys me, but the relationship between the sisters is one of my favorite things ever <3

    1. There's just so many interesting books to be released next year and it's hard to choose on what's going to be on the list haha #thestruggle I wasn't a big fan of her in book two.... then again, book two didn't really top the first book so I hope things will be good in the final installment!

  12. All of these sound like interesting reads, especially The Hate U Give! I hope you enjoy these books!

    Here’s my Top Ten Tuesday!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  13. Great list, we have some in common indeed ^^
    I didn't know about I Believe in a Thing Called Love, but it sounds very interesting !! Will add it to my TBR, thanks for visiting my blog :)

  14. Great list! I think I'm definitely going to add Caraval to my TBR for next year. :)