I still can’t believe that there’s only a month of 2016 left. One the one hand, I’m surprised at how quickly this year went by but on the other hand, I can’t wait for 2016 to be over. 2016 was quite a rough year and I’m hoping that 2017 has better things in store.
2017 has so many sequels releasing that I cannot wait to get my hands on! It was so hard to narrow the titles down but I decided to list only the top 5 sequels that I’m anticipating and that release during the first half of 2017.
I first read The Bone Season three years ago and the second book in the series, The Mime Order, in fall 2014 (review here). I’ve been waiting for over two years for The Song Rising to relase and I cannot wait for it to finally release — it’s been too long! If you’re into books that are a mesh of sci-fi and fantasy, and that feature dark and merciless characters, I highly recommend this series. It’s sooo good and completely unique from anything else I’ve ever read.
A Court of Mist and Fury was one of the best books I’ve read in 2016 (definitely in my top 3) and somehow, I ended up loving it even more than A Court of Thorns and Roses. This series has some of the best character development + character revelations that I’ve ever seen in a series. I absolutely LOVE the characters and I’ve never jumped ship so quickly as I did with this series. I cannot wait to see how the series concludes, especially after that crazy ending!
I love everything that I’ve read by Victoria Schwab and I NEED to know what happens next — the ending of A Gathering of Shadows absolutely gutted me. I will definitely be staying up late to finish this beauty of a book when it releases on February 21.
Truthwitch (review here) was one of those books that took a few chapters to reel me in but once I finally understand the world and magic system, I was absoluetly hooked. Windwitch will follow the tale of Merik — I adored Merik in the first book and can’t wait to learn more about his story.
The first book in this series, The Dark Days Club (review here), was described as “Pride and Prejudice meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which ended up being an incredibly accurate description. I really liked the 1812 historical setting of the first book, especially when it was meshed with fantasy and paranormal activity. I definitely felt that The Dark Days Club was more of a “setting the stage book” and I really hope we get to see more action (and romance!) in the sequel, The Dark Days Pact.