Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated 2017 Debut Releases

Top Ten Tuesday is weekly book blog meme hosted by the lovely girls over at The Broke and the Bookish.

There are quite a few amazing debuts coming out this year, but here are just a few of the ones I am looking forward to! (The title says 'Top Ten,' but there's actually twelve, so... I'm sorry?)  I was actually glad this was only for debuts, because if it was just 2017 releases in general, then this list would have been about a thousand times harder to do...

Stephen FloridaCaraval (Caraval, #1)City of Saints & ThievesHeartstone

Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash | June 13th, 2017
I don't a whole lot about this book, but I keep seeing snippets about it pop up, and I think it should be an interesting read. I'm also a pretty huge fan of that cover!

Caravel by Stephanie Garber | January 31st, 2017
This book is so hyped and that worries me a little bit, but I'm really hoping it lives up to the hype!

City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | January 24th, 2017
I'm really excited for this book that is set in Kenya! That's not a setting I often get to read, so I am very interested to find out how the rest of the story is. :)

Heartstone by Elle Katharine White | January 17th, 2017
So this one is being marketed as a remake of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in a fantasy world of dragons and wyverns and other fun fantasy stuff. I really have no idea what else to expect, but it sounds good enough to me!

Daughter of the Burning CitySiren SistersRoyal Bastards

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody | July 25th, 2017
"A darkly irresistible new fantasy set in the infamous Gomorrah Festival, a traveling carnival of debauchery that caters to the strangest of dreams and desires." A Gomorrah Festival? A traveling carival of debauchery? A millions times, yes!

Siren Sisters by Dana Langer | January 3rd, 2017
This is about a group of sisters that are, yep, sirens, who spend their time " secretly luring ships to their doom" when they're not in school. Uhm, yes please.

Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett | 2017
"Set in a fictional Himalayan kingdom, this is the story of a girl enlisted by a legendary explorer to help him climb the kingdom’s deadliest mountain – only to discover that his true mission may threaten her whole world." Sign me up!

Royal Bastards by Andrew Shvarts | June 6th, 2017
This sounds like a very promising fantasy book with much political discord, and I'm anxiously awaiting the cover reveal!

Daughter of the Pirate KingIdahoThe Beast Is an AnimalThe Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller | February 28th, 2017
I need more pirates! And this one involves a girl who intentionally gets herself kidnapped by enemy pirates, so... I think this could be pretty good.

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich | February 16th, 2017
This sounds like a really good literary fiction family secret sort of thing, and I can't wait to read it! From what I gather, it's about a family that drives to the woods to get some firewood, something shocking happens, and the family sort of breaks up.

The Beast Is An Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale | March 7th, 2017
'Soul eaters' that devour human souls? A pair of sisters? I have no idea, but this sounds great and I am digging that cover!

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui | March 7th, 2017
This is a graphic novel featuring the journey of a Vietnam family as the attempt to flee the country in the 1970s. I don't know nearly as much about Vietnam or this era in history for them, so I think this will be a difficult but worthwhile read.

(and a bonus because I just discovered this one after I made the list and you know what, I wanted to include it): Temporary People by Deepak Unnikrishnan | March 14th, 2017
As Kirkus reviews succinctly says, "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction." I think this will be a great new insight into another culture, and I just really think this will be an important book to read.
Temporary People

Are you looking forward to any of these? What are your anticipated 2017 debuts?


  1. Caraval is absolutely amazing! It definitely lives up to all the hype, in my opinion. Daughter of the Pirate King is a super fun read! I'm also dying to read Heart Stone :D Great picks!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

    1. Yay! I'm so happy to hear that! (especially because I just pre-ordered and I rarely pre-order books unless I'm really sure about them.) Heart Stone sounds awesome, I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I can't believe I forgot to add Heartstone to my list. Pride and Prejudice with dragons just sounds way too intriguing to pass up. Happy Reading!

    1. I know! I am wishing so hard that it lives up to what we're all expecting. :)

  3. Oooo I hadn't heard of Heartstone before this! I just watched the film adaptation of PPZ and LOVED it, so I think I'll love this too!

  4. Caraval is on my list too!

    I've just discovered your blog, so hey and if you would like to check out my TTT here it is! :)

    Emma @ Emma's Bookery