Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2017 (@jessicadhaluska, @SJMaas, @veschwab, @misterkristoff)

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jessica in Jessica, Miscellaneous / 9 Comments

Top 10 of 2016

It’s hard to believe that 2016 is only one more day away from its end, but it’s true nevertheless . . . And that means it’s time to participate in Two Chicks On Books, Fiktshun, Tales of a Ravenous Reader, and Dark Faerie Tales‘ annual TOP 10 OF 2016 week long meme. Who doesn’t love TOP 10 lists, right?

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10. Indigo by Charlaine Harris (amongst others)

This is not an anthology. This is a “collaboration.” A “collaboration” of half a dozen of my top authors and another handful that I’ve been itching to try. A “colloaboration” in which these authors, “join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you’ve never read before.” Please and thank you.
09. The Waking Land by Callie Bates

The only reason this one came in at the #9 spot is b/c it’s a debut, so my fervor is mindless hopefulness. But if we were going on unsubstantiated excitement . . . this one would be #1:

In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik’s award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas…

I know not to put too much stock in these kinds of blurbs, but this time I can’t help it. Don’t really want to either.

08. An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Kat Howard’s ROSES AND ROT was my favorite debut novel of the year, so I’m anxious to read her next effort. And that title . . . An “unkindness” is a gathering of ravens . . . Makes you think, doesn’t it? GIMME!
07. Midnight Jewel (The Glittering Court #2) by Richelle Mead

Mead and I have had our ups and downs, but lately it’s been more up, so I’m hopeful the trend continues with the forthcoming second installment of what might prove to be my favorite of her YA series.
06. Silence Fallen (Mercy Thompson #10) by Patricia Briggs

These authors that I’ve loved and read for so long are making my brain slow at coming up with reasons for why I’m looking forward to their latest work: umm . . . b/c Patricia Briggs. #thatisall
Cover Coming Soon 05. Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive #3) by Brandon Sanderson

New installment of Sanderson’s STORMLIGHT ARCHIVE series? YES, please.
04. A Darkness Absolute (Casey Duncan #2) by Kelley Armstrong

CITY OF THE LOST rocked my socks off, as is the case with almost everything Armstrong does, so of course I can’t wait for A DARKNESS ABSOLUTE.
Cover Coming Soon 03. Untitled (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) by Jay Kristoff

NEVERNIGHT was probably my biggest surprise of 2016. I went into it thinking I’d give it a perfunctory skim and call it a day . . . Twelve hours later, I finally had to put it down to eat. Or maybe sleep. Everything from that time except the book is hazy . . .
02. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic, #3) by V.E. Schwab

Earlier in the year, I thought the ending of A GATHERING OF SHADOWS might kill me. Now I think it’s the wait for the final installment of this ridikkulusly good fantasy series that will be what does me in. NEED. NOW. *wails*
01. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Given the popularity of SJM’s two NA fantasy series, it’s probably not a surprise to see her at the top of my list. I, however, am very much surprised, b/c the first book of ACOTAR . . . MEH. But the second book . . . probably my favorite of all her works to date.

What titles are on your MUST-READ list for 2017?

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My name is Jessica and I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I’m trying my hand at writing, but mostly I read. My favorite genres are Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and the YA versions of those genres, but if there is a book of a different color getting lots of buzz, I’ll read it too, just to be informed. If I’m not reading or writing, I’m probably on Goodreads or Pinterest or baking blueberry pies because I love them.



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