Hey guys! Today’s post is going to be my 10 most anticipated releases of spring 2017. Spring began almost a month ago, so I will be including books that released in March and April if released, as well. So without further adieu, let’s get into it!
1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This book released on the 28th of March but I’ve been hearing about this book since before! Laini Taylor is the author of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, a series that is rated extremely high. I haven’t read anything by Laini Taylor before, so I’m hoping that I’ll enjoy this one. The blurb hasn’t made exact sense, so I’m just diving into the novel not knowing not to expect. Fingers crossed!
2. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
This book released on April 4 and it’s a modern adaptation of the classic fairy tale. It seems like a fun, contemporary read and I can’t wait to read it!
3. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
This book seems like another amazing novel by Becky Albertalli, the author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I haven’t read both of them and the latter has been on my TBR shelf for like ever! This book released on April 11, just a few days ago, and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! It’s all about a girl who has had 27 crushes throughout her whole life but doesn’t believe the feeling could be mutual and gives up. The book claims to deal with themes such as sexuality and low self-esteem. I have a strong feeling that I’ll be able to relate to the main character, despite the diversity the novel projects.
4. Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
This book also released on April 11 and is a Sleeping Beauty retelling, with a twist. I haven’t read a retelling before and Hunted by Megan Spooner has also been on my TBR shelf for a long long time. This blurb of this book seemed like a whole new reimagining of the fairy tale. I can’t wait to dive into this book!
5. The Takedown by Corrie Wang
This book also released on April 11 and is set in the near future. It features a diverse protagonist who is a goody two shoes in high school until someone uploads a video of she having sex with her English teacher. Except, that isn’t her in the video. Seeking to redeem her reputation, she decides to take on the creepy task of finding who is behind all this. It seems like a unique read and something that tech-savvy readers may enjoy.
6. Always and Forever Lara Jean by Jenny Han
This book releases on May 2nd and I honestly cannot wait to read it any longer! This is the third book in the famous To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy and follows a Korean-American protagonist. In the first novel, her secretly written letters to all of the crushes mysteriously are sent and her life after. It’s all about the awkward stage of first love and you should really consider reading it if you are looking for a fun and cute romance.
7. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
This is another book written by Julie Murphy, the author of Dumplin’, which follows an obese protagonist. This book releases on May 9th and follows a protagonist who begins to question her sexuality. She has known for a long time that she is a lesbian, but when she meets a guy she begins to think if she is actually bisexual. The characters in the novel seem very diverse and I can’t wait to get into this book!
8. Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
This book releases on May 16 and the only thing I know about it is that it’s a Mulan retelling. I’ve seen the Disney movie a long time ago, so apart from the basic plot, I don’t remember a lot. This book seems to be a beautiful blend of culture, tradition, sacrifice, bravery and defying those cultures and traditions to stand up for what you believe in. It’s definitely going to be a diverse read.
9. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
OMG. The hype this book has been getting! This book follows the lives of two Indian-American teens who are arranged to be married. This seems like a very cute and fluffy contemporary novel. It seems like it’s a book where a LOT of Indians living in the US are going to relate to and something I can personally relate to since I’m Indian. Definitely looking forward to getting my hands on this copy as soon as it releases on March 30th!
10. Two Roads from Here by Teddy Steinkellner
The blurb of this book seemed so intriguing that I had to include it in this list! It releases on June 20th, just one day before spring officially ends. This book follows 5 teenagers and explores what happens when they choose between the choices they have to take. It gave me a lot of The Breakfast Club vibes (although I haven’t seen the movie) and the last two sentences of the blurb blew me away:
‘These five seniors are about to have an opportunity people only dream about: to experience two potential outcomes of a life-altering decision. When it’s all over, will they still recognize their futures?’
How cool is that?! I really can’t wait to read this book!
Thanks for reading!!! I had a few more books that I wanted to include here, but I had to narrow my list down to 10 books. Let me know what are your most anticipated spring releases of 2017 in the comments, I’d love to hear about them!