Top Ten Tuesday #113 – Most Anticipated Books Last Half of 2017

May 30, 2017 Features 52

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Happy Tuesday y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve participated and I have SO missed seeing everyone’s lists and making one myself. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017.” There are some great books coming out in the last half of the year (the first half wasn’t too bad either 😉). Narrowing it down to ten is always hard but I did my best. Here are the ten books I’m looking forward to during the last half of 2017. Listed by release date, books link to Goodreads/Amazon (aff.).

Ten Most Anticipated Books for the Second Half of 2017

Book Cover for "Fallen Heir" by Erin WattBook Cover for "Tower of Dawn" by Sarah J. Maas

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey (July 11): Have I said recently just how much I love this series?! It’s a perfect blend of urban fantasy/mythology. And the cliffhangers….don’t get me started 😉 I can’t wait to read more from this world and to find out what happens to my favorite characters!

Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta (August 8): I’m a sucker for debut novels and honestly the title and cover alone were enough to get this book on my list. Then I read the blurb….umm I cannot wait to read this!!!! A princess, magician, cross-country adventure….*squee*

The Hummingbird Heart by A.G. Howard (August 15): The author alone is enough reason to have this book on my list. I love Howard’s ability to take a story and make it new and relevant, putting her own, dark spin to it. I loved the Splintered trilogy and so far I’m loving the Haunted Hearts series. Bring on book two 😀

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt (August 28): EASTON IS GETTING HIS OWN BOOK (read that as if I am really screaming it because yes I am that excited!!!)

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas (Sept. 5): I’m pretty sure this book will make several people’s lists. I love the Throne of Glass series. BUT I’ll be honest, I’m a little intrigued and scared at the idea of Chaol having a book to himself. ESPECIALLY after reading Empire of Storms….must know what happens next ASAP….please?!

Book Cover for "Fireblood" by Elly BlakeBook Cover for "Warcross" by Marie LuBook Cover for "Forest of a Thousand Lanterns" by Julie C. DaoBook Cover for "Hardcore Twenty-Four" by Janet EvanovichBook Cover for "The Dark Calling" by Kresley Cole

Fireblood by Elly Blake (Sept. 12): I devoured Frostblood back in January. This particular genre of dystopia is my favorite. I love the way authors create their own worlds and mythology. I like getting lost in the worlds and this particular world I can’t wait to return to. So happy I didn’t have to wait an entire year to do so!

Warcross by Marie Lu (Sept. 12): I can honestly say that I have no clue what this book is about. After reading The Young Elites series I am a Marie Lu fan for life. Whatever she writes I will read. So that my friends is why this book is on my list 😉

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Oct. 10): Debut author, awesome cover, intriguing blurb, Asian mythology….I’m there!

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich (Nov. 21): This is one of my DEAR authors (Drop Everything and Read) plus a new Stephanie Plum book so yeah it makes the list 😀

The Dark Calling by Kresley Cole (Late Summer….I hope!!!): There is currently no official date for this book AND I still need to read Arcana Rising BUT I refuse to be left hanging again. So with the author’s latest news letter claiming a late Summer release I’m planning a binge session and praying my Death ship sails into the land of HEA. Hey a girl can dream right?

What books are you anticipating in the last half of 2017? Share below


52 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #113 – Most Anticipated Books Last Half of 2017”

    • Lillian

      That’s what grabbed my attention at first too! Glad I’m not the only one that adds books for the cover alone!

  1. Vena Isabella

    I’ve never read any books by A.G. Howard, but that The Hummingbird Heart’s cover is stunning. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was in someone else’s list too. I’ve heard its a sort of retelling?

    Great list! 🙂

    • Lillian

      AG Howard is brilliant IMO. If you like Wonderland, I highly recommend her Splintered trilogy.

      I think it is based off an Eastern Asian fairy tale The Evil Queen. I’m excited!

      Thanks for stopping by 😊

  2. Greg

    Warcross is on my list too (well not my TTT list but I’m definitely looking forward to it)- I haven’t read her yet so this will be my debut books of hers. The Savage Dawn I haven’t seen before but wow! What a beautiful cover. Definitely looking closer at that one!
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    • Lillian

      If you enjoy dark fantasy/anti hero novels, I highly recommend Lu’s The Young Elites. It is amazing!
      The Savage Dawn is the last book in the series, the first is The Girl at Midnight. Love this series!! Planning to binge read prior to this book coming out.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Lynn

    Nice list! I really need to continue reading The Stephanie Plum series, it’s so much fun! Have a great week and happy reading!

    • Lillian

      If you enjoy dark fantasy/anti-hero stories, I highly recommend her Young Elites series. It is fantastic 😊

  4. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    Nice! The only read The Dark Calling was left off my list was because there’s no date and my worried pessimistic side worries it might not actually be this year! But I love being proven wrong in this matter!! LOL! See lots of other great picks here that are definitely on my release list. Looks like a great last half of the year ahead of us!

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    • Lillian

      I know. I’m crossing all my fingers that it actually comes out this year. I’ve put off reading Arcana Rising because I heard (I think from you actually) that it had an awful cliffhanger.

  5. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer

    The Savage Dawn sounds really good! Shimmer and Burn was up ther for me too! Actually I was surprised by how many you had that I hadn’t seen yet, that’s really cool… great list! I hope you keep participating!

    • Lillian

      Thanks Dani! I’ve missed TTT. I’ve taken some time off the blog while we were moving but now that we are settled I plan to pick back up 😊

  6. Brandy

    I love that you included the newest Stephanie Plum novel on your list. Janet Evanovich used to be a must-read for me but she started to feel a bit repetitive and I stepped away from the Stephanie Plum series for a bit but it might be time to try her again. Great list – thanks for sharing.
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    • Lillian

      Yeah the Plum books are really predictable but I still enjoy them. I like the humor. Though I admit I really wish she would choose between Morelli and Ranger already 😜

  7. Sara @ Forever 17 Books

    I’m SO behind on the Arcana Chronicles. I’ve only read the first two. I never realize back then that it would be more than a trilogy. There are some new ones on your list for me that I’ll have to check out!

  8. Kaeley Scruggs

    I haven’t read Fireblood? Fire Blood? Yet, but I’ve heard good things about it and there was a bit of hype. So maybe I’ll have to give it a try. Fire and water always remind me of Katara and Zuko now from ATLA!

  9. Amanda

    Shimmer and Burn looks amazing! I will have to add it to my TBR list. I’m a sucker for debut authors.;)

  10. Rissi

    I’ve not read any of Stephanie’s novels, but as a fan of the Stephanie Plum film (with Katherine Heigl), I will admit to some curiosity. They sure sound cute. “Shimmer and Burn” has a stunning cover (note to self: look into this book) and of course, it’s great to see “Warcross” on this list too!

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Lillian.
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    • Lillian

      If you enjoyed the movie, you’ll like the books. The movie combines events from the first four books but kept the main elements. If you like cozy mysteries and humor, I highly recommend them. 😊

  11. Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads

    OMG, Easton is getting his own book? I was hoping for it, but didn’t know it was confirmed yet, so that’s amazing news 🙂
    Tower of Dawn, Warcross and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns made my list as well!

    • Lillian

      I know right?! I’m so excited for him to have his own book. Also on Wattpad the authors are releasing a chapter a week of Gideon and Sav’s story. Really good so far 😊

  12. Darlene

    Oh, wow! Sooooo many good ones on your list!! I enjoyed Howard’s Splintered series but haven’t tried this one. I need to catch up on the Arcana Chronicles. I also have The Girl at Midnight waiting to be read on my bookshelf, and I need to get on that!! Great list!!

    • Lillian

      I behind on Arcana too. After the cliffhanger in book three I decided to hold off reading book four until the next one came out. 😉

  13. Mallory @ The Local Muse

    I need to get caught up on Sarah J. Maas’ books! I’m two behind in both series, but they always seem to be so big and come out during the busiest time of the year! I want to get caught up with both of her series this summer though! Forest of a Thousand Lanterns looks interesting! Off to check it out!
    Thanks for stopping by The Local Muse
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    • Lillian

      I understand that! I binge read ACOTAR series last week because I wanted to read the new one. Hope you are able to catch up this summer 😊

    • Lillian

      Haha!! I’m a cover snob. What can I say? Most of the books I wind up anticipating is because of their pretty covers 😂

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