There are countless reasons to be excited for 2017, but these buzzworthy upcoming reading adventures easily top our list. From the “it” YA of the year to an intoxicating love story that will keep your heart beating well into the next holiday season (because it will sneak up on us again), there is a thrilling literary escape for everyone this year. Happy New Year of reading, Sparks!
It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany
This book is about to send shockwaves through the socially understood notion of consent. Amber Bryant and Tyler Hicks have been BFFs since childhood, but one drunken kiss after college graduation could forever change their lives – and destroy their relationship. Everyone (and we mean everyone) needs to dive into this read in March.
A Dangerous Year by Kes Trester
The daughter of an American ambassador, 17-year-old Riley Collins doesn’t live the usual the teenage life – especially with all that extra security detail. When she is sent to an elite Connecticut boarding school to use her tactical skills to monitor her spyware-heiress roommate, a friendship blooms that could put the security of the nation at risk. The YA genre is about to get a new star in April.
We can’t possibly wait until May for this love story, but we’ll somehow tough it out. Adam Sharp’s content life (albeit lackluster) is turned upside down when a former actress and flame from two decades ago gets back in touch. Will she seduce him into a life of danger and intrigue again?
In This Moment by Karma Brown
Bestselling author, Karma Brown, is back with a new novel that will totally tear apart your heart. When Meg’s perfect life is shattered by an accident she feels responsible for, her life begins to crumble under her need to heal. Feeling desperate to repent, Meg wraps herself in a family that is not her own, leaving her loved ones to fend for themselves. In an effort to repair what she has broken, Meg risks losing everything she holds dear.
The Darkest Promise by Gena Showalter
Just like Rachel Green, we all need a risqué romance tucked under our pillow (hopefully without a real life Joey discovering it). New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter delivers a sizzling story of passion as an affair between an iron-willed sovereign and soft-spoken beauty erupts into the casual love story of 2017.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the master wordsmith of life and love comes the summer read every beach-goer will have in their monogrammed tote bags. Rookie magazine reporter Monique Grant is unexpectedly summoned to reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo’s apartment to write the story of the starlet’s scandalous life – but the shocking scandal runs much deeper than Monique ever imagined.
Wendy Darling Volume 3 by Colleen Oakes
The twisted Colleen Oakes fairytale continues this summer (and just in time to satisfy the pangs of the annual Once Upon a Time hiatus). It all starts with Wendy Darling in the arms of a dark and sinister Peter Pan. This fantastical delight dives deep into the secret relationships between Hook, Tinkerbell, Wendy and Pan – the thrill will leave you entranced long after the last page.
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
Fall reading season can’t come soon enough. We absolutely devoured Blake’s Three Dark Crowns – the tale of triplet princesses who fight to the death for the queen’s throne. We expect the sequel – and the ominous title – to leave us equally spellbound.
Raven God, Book 3 in the Legends of Orkney series by Alane Adams
Sam Baron has defeated the Red Sun and confronted his dark, witch side, but that doesn’t mean there is time to rest. In book three of the Legends of Orkney series, Sam and his friends watch as fire giants storm the Eighth Realm and chaos erupts once again. Fans of Norse mythology also get a treat when Loki appears, ready to wreak havoc. Now, it’s up to Sam’s crew to help guard Orkney against evil forces.