Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated Reads - Part II

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is...

Top Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017!

I know I always say this, but once again, I struggled with this list. The difficulty was not that I could not think of ten anticipated books, but rather, I am anticipating so many! I went through my preliminary list and eliminated books I have already read and books that have been featured on Can't Wait Wednesday, and I found that I still had a fairly long list. Therefore, I decided to select two books per month. Below, I present you with my Top Ten Twelve Most Anticipated Books!

This is How It Happened
Paula Stokes
Series: N/A
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen

I am a fan of Paula Stokes. I am always amazed by her depth. She has such a diverse canon of work, and has impressed me with doing such varied genres so well. I am intrigued by the sound of the this one. The mystery coupled with this idea of the internet acting as judge and jury. I am very interested to see what Stokes does with this concept.

What to Say Next
Julie Buxbaum
Series: N/A
Release Date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Julie Buxbaum won my heart with Tell Me Three Things, and she solidified my fan status with her adult novels (The Opposite of Love, After You). So, I kind of didn't even have to read the blurb before I added this to my TBR, but when I did, I knew it was a total Sam-book.

The Dazzling Heights
Katharine McGee
Series: The Thousandth Floor, #2
Release Date: Aug 29, 2017
Publisher: HarperCollins

I loved The Thousandth Floor, and the ending totally left me wanting. I thought the idea of a mini New York encompassed in a building was very interesting, and it totally played out with a Gossip Girl vibe that I was all over. Can't wait to find out what happens next.

Kissing Mark Holden
Katy Upperman
Series: N/A
Release Date: Aug 1, 2017
Publisher: Swoon Reads

A friends to reluctant lovers tale. I always like a story, where the hero and heroine try to deny their feelings. If it's done right, it could be great, and early reviews are pointing to a great but complicated romance. Count me in!

Genuine Fraud
E. Lockhart
Series: N/A
Release Date: Sept 5, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Lockhart blew me away with We Were Liars, and I also really enjoyed the Ruby Oliver books. However, it has been a while since her last release, and that just makes me more excited for this book.

Moxie
Jennifer Mathieu
Series: N/A
Release Date: Sept 19, 2017
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

I have been a Mathieu fan since The Truth About Alice, and have really enjoyed her subsequent books. So imagine my glee, when I saw a book with an empowered heroine with a Riot Grrrl mom, who is harnessing the female population of her school for a revolution, AND it's written by Mathieu. Oh yeah!

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me
Carrie Ann DiRisio
Series: N/A
Release Date: Oct 3, 2017
Publisher: Skypony Press

I found this book, while researching the books dropping at BEA, and was instantly won over by the title. After I checked the synopsis, I was totally sold. It sounds like it will be tongue-in-cheek fun, and I am all for a fun read.

The Curses
Laure Eve
Series: The Graces, #2
Release Date: Oct 10, 2017
Publisher: Amulet Books

I am so ready to get back into the world of The Graces. The ending of The Graces took me by surprise, and I am really eager to continue the story.

Whichwood
Tahereh Mafi
Series: Companion to Furthermore
Release Date: Nov 14, 2917
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

I adored Furthermore! It was such a fun and whimsical story. So, I was bouncing with joy, when I heard there would be a companion. I hope Mafi delivers more of that heartfelt fairytale adventure.

The Afterlife of Holly Chase
Cynthia Hand
Series: N/A
Release Date: Nov 7, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen

I love A Christmas Carol, and am always up for a good re-telling. This one sounds like it puts a great spin on this classic tale by having the Ghost of Christmas Past trying to change her afterlife.

Prince in Disguise
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Series: N/A
Release Date: Dec 19, 2017
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

It's Not Me, It's You was one of my favorite books of 2016. It was so fun and fresh, it put Strohm on my short-list of auto-buy authors. I see so many great possibilities with the concept of this book, and I feel confident that Strohm will execute it well.

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily
Laura Creedle
Series: N/A
Release Date: Dec 26, 2017
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

A love story between an ADHD heroine and an autistic hero, who share a love of ancient love letters sounds like something fresh and new. Early reviews are all glowing, and I am really excited to let this one hit me in the feels.





What are some of your anticipated reads?
Let us know in the comments!

32 comments:

  1. I was really interested in The Thousandth Floor, so with the sequel coming I really should read it. What To Say Next looks great (I love that cover)!!. And Paula Stokes does seem to do something different with each book.

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    1. That's what I love about Stokes. How her books are so different from each other.

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  2. Hah yes I always have too many too. Genuine Fraud made my list and although not on my TTT list I'm looking forward to The Curses too.

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    1. The struggle of the bookworm. We want to read them all. =)

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  3. I have What to Say Next on my list and am also interested in the Paula Stokes book. There are a couple of here I totally forgot about like Genuine Fraud. Great list!

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    1. There are so many incredible books coming out.

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  4. Moxie got a big fat yes from me earlier this year, but my goodness Brooding YA Hero just made me smile!

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    1. My daughter was telling me Brooding YA Hero is based on a Twitter account. It sounds like it may deliver lots of laughs

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  5. I still need to read The Thousandth Floor. I've heard nothing but good things about it and with the sequel coming I need to do so ASAP....gives me an excuse to binge read ;) Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my TTT.

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    1. I really enjoyed The futuristic NYC in book one, and the final scene definitely left me wanting more

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  6. I loved Julie Buxbaum's Tell Me Three Things; how did I not know about her newest book coming out? AHHH!!!!

    ~Cassie @ Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile

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    1. Buxbaum won me with Tell Me Three Things and all early reviews for the new book are positive

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  7. I can't wait to read What to Say Next Julie Buxbaum. I actually read The Opposite of Love first and couldn't get enough. I will need to check out some of your other books on your list! Great picks!!

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    1. Every time I see another blogger reading the Buxbaum book, I turn green. I am totally Veruca about this one - I want it now 😄

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  8. Hope you enjoy all these!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/top-ten-tuesday-109/

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    1. I hope I get to read all these. 😊

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  9. I haven't heard of most of these! I liked E. Lockhart's recent book so that one has caught my interest. Great list!

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    1. It's been quite a while since E. Lockhart released a book, and I so enjoyed her others, so I am chomping at the bit for this. Cashore is another one I am more than eager to read, since it's been so long since the Graceling series concluded. There is the tease of a new Jandy Nelson as well, but it's been a while since I head an update about her new book. *sob*

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  10. I just started following the Brooding YA Hero on Twitter, didn't realize it would be an actual book! Thanks for cluing me into this one! Great list!

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    1. I had no idea about Brooding YA Hero until my daughter told me. I had so much fun reading his tweets. It's making me even more excited about this book.

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  11. I hadn't realized that Brooding YA Hero had a cover. Yay!! I'm also really looking forward to What to Say Next and The Dazzling Heights.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. I am hoping the kid gets an ARC of Brooding at BEA, and I would lose my stuff if I could get What to Say Next early. That has been one of my biggest ARC-envy books this year.

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  12. Definitely excited for What to Say Next! I just loved Tell Me Three Things and I can wait to read more from Buxbaum. And Kissing Max Holden... I forgot about that one! I've been following Katy Upperman for a couple years and seeing the journey as she was writing, querying, etc all the way to publication has been so amazing.

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    1. This is the first I have heard of Upperman, but I read this synopsis and could almost believe the book was written just for me.

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  13. YES! I'm dying to read Genuine Fraud, too. Her novel The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks is one of my favourite pre-blogging YA books and so far none of her other works have reached those heights for me. I'm also very excited to read Whichwood, mostly because of that gorgeous cover.

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    1. I have ha Frankie since I went to Yallfest in 2015. I am the worst at reading my physical books, but this is the year, because I slated that book for a reading challenge. I am really lucky that my daughter got an ARC of Genuine Fraud from her bookstore job. Trying to hold off r

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  14. Ugh, YES TO ALL OF THIS! Can’t wait for BROODING YA HERO, especially. That one I’m sure is going to be hilarious. Great picks and happy reading :D

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    1. I know! I think Brooding will be fantastic, if his Twitter is any indication

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  15. I've got my eye on What To Say Next. I really liked Tell Me Three Things and am looking forward to reading more books by this author. Great list!

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    1. If you read adult novels, Buxbaum's other books were great too.

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  16. Such a great list! I'm a huge fan of Paula Stokes so I definitely need to check out this new one! Very excited for a new Cynthia Hand novel as well!

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    1. Stokes always delivers a good experience for me, and I am sort of excited to see what Hand does on her own, because I adored Lady Jane so much.

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