The Top 10 Most Anticipated YA Books of 2017


There are so many books being released in 2017! Which are you most excited for?

Bella Angell, Staff Writer

There were many great Young-Adult books released in 2016, but even more are being released in 2017! They range from LGBTQ+ contemporaries to sci-fi and fantasy. These books are released throughout the whole year so you can always be reading one while you wait for the next! (Note: Some of these are stand-alone novels, some are the first book in a series and some are a continuation of a series.)

Here are the top 10 most anticipated Young Adult book releases of 2017:

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard (February 7th, 2017)

Mare Barrow must live under the rule of a king and she must all bear the weight of the Silent Stone in the palace. She secretly prepares for war and rebellion and as blood turns on blood, the city may burn to the ground.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (February 28, 2017)

16-year-old Starr seeks balance between two worlds- her poor neighborhood and posh high school. However, this balance is destroyed when she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by a police officer.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner (March 7, 2017)

Carver Briggs did not know that one text would kill his three best friends in a car accident. As he recovers and helps the families of his friends, will he let the guilt and anxiety get the best of him?

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (April 11, 2017)

17-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso is very experienced with unrequited love as she is fat. Her twin sister, Cassie, starts dating a new girl who also happens to have a cute, hipster-boy sidekick. Molly hopes to win over the cute boy and get her sister back from being lovesick.

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (May 2, 2017)

Feyre returns to the Spring Court in search of information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king. She must learn who to trust and hunts for allies in unforeseen locations.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (May 16, 2017)

As a daughter of a samurai, Mariko has never had much say in her future. She discovers she is being hunted by the Black Clan. She escapes a sudden ambush and is kidnapped by rebels as she tries to find the Black Clan disguised as a peasant boy.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (May 23, 2017)

After Emma Carstairs avenges her parents, she is torn between her desire for her parabatai Julian and wanting to protect him, so she begins dating his brother, Mark. However, Mark is held by the faerie courts who will no longer meet the Shadowhunters’ demands.

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (June 13, 2017)

After Kate and August met, the war between monsters and humans is horrifying. They must then defend the two worlds from a new monster that feeds off chaos and calls out inner demons.

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (September 5, 2017)

In a near-future New York City, a service alerts people on the day they will die. Mateo and Rufus encounter with the Last Friend app. They must live a lifetime on their end day, but is it remotely possible to accomplish?

Dear Martin by Nic Stone (October 17, 2017)

Justyce McAllister is at the top of his class but is soon frightened when he is arrested. After being excused of charges, he is released and begins writing a journal to Dr. Martin Luther King Junior, but he starts to question his teachings. He is caught in a predicament when a white-off duty cop catches him and his friend with loud music playing and shots are fired. Will he give in to knowing the truth of that night?