10 Anticipated YA Fantasy Books to Read in 2017!
Fellow YA enthusiasts - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
1. Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas
- Release Date: February 21st, 2017
- Publisher: HarperTeen
- Length: 432 pages
- Summary: The Girl of Fire and Thorns meets The Queen of the Tearling in this thrilling fantasy standalone about one girl’s unexpected rise to power. Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
2. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
- Release Date: August 29th, 2017
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
- Length: 368 pages
- Summary:She will become one of the world’s greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
3. Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renee Adieh
- Release Date: May 16th, 2017
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam Sons Books
- Length: 368 pages
- Summary: The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place—she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. En route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.
4. Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark #1) by Veronica Roth
- Release Date: January 17th 2017
- Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
- Length: 68 pages
- Summary: On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a current gift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their current gifts, Akos and Cyra do not—their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world? Fans of Star Wars and Divergent will revel in internationally bestselling author Veronica Roth’s stunning new science-fiction fantasy series.
5. Untitled (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas
- Release Date: September 5th, 2017
- Publisher: loomsbury U.S.A.
- Length: 702 pages
- Summary: No summary needed. If you don't know this series, we can no longer be friends. Get out.
6. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas
- Release Date: May 2nd, 2017
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Books
- Length: 648 pages
- Summary: Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin's maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
7. Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor
- Release Date: March 28th, 2017
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books
- Length: 544 pages
- Summary: The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
8. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
- Release Date: February 7th, 2017
- Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
- Length: 448 pages
- ummary: All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns. But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price.
9. Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber
- Release Date: January 31st 2017
- Publisher: Flatiron Books
- Length: 07 pages
- Summary: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game.
10. King’s Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
- Release Date: February 7th, 2017
- Publisher: HarperTeen Books
- Length: 528 pages
- Summary: Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country—and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare's heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back.