The most anticipated books of 2017

With Bettany Hughes ‘Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities’ and ‘A Court of Wings and Ruin’ by Sarah J. Maas just missing the cut. Here are some of the most anticipated book releasing coming in 2017.

  1. The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, by Chelsea Sedoti (30th January)

Reckless misfit Hawthorn Creely becomes involved in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared without a trace when camping with her boyfriend. Refusing to face reality, Hawthorn immerses herself in Lizzie’s life to find evidence that points towards what really happened on the mysterious camping trip. Despite being aimed more towards a YA audience, Hawthorn has been labelled as an endearing and unreliable narrator that resembles the voice of Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye).

  1. History Is All You Left Me, by Adam Silvera (9th February)

“you swore you would never die and yet here we are It hurts even more because this isn’t the first promise you’ve broken”

When Griffin’s first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe begins to crumble around him. Griffin had always held onto the possibility that he would come back for him when the timing was right. With his future thrown out of balance and his heartbreak causing destructive decisions, Griffin turns to Theo’s new college boyfriend, Jackson for support and the pair begin an unlikely friendship. Adam Silvera has been praised for offering a refreshing, LGBT inclusive voice within the contemporary novel genre.

  1. All Grown Up, by Jami Attenberg (7th March)

The perfect combination of funny, raw and cynical, Jami Attenberg tells the story of a single woman approaching her 40th birthday. Andrea Bern is an achingly realistic character who unapologetically refuses to follow societies traditional expectations of love. Attenberg truly hones in on the fact that life is sometimes a struggle and not everybody is destined for a fairy-tale happy ending.

  1. Black Edge, by Sheelah Kolhatkar (4th April)

Described as “an unsettling portrayal of how Wall Street works today”, Sheelah Kolhatkar offers an insight to the cheating and corruption that lies beneath the financial system. With a focus on hedge fund manager Steven Cohen and his influence on Wall Street politics, this novel delves into the secrets of the billionaire’s empire and the schemes that occurred within the trading industry.

  1. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins (2nd May)

“Beware a calm surface – you never know what lies beneath”

Author of the global phenomenon The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins returns with a new standalone thriller, Into the Water.

A single mother is found dead at the bottom of a river in the same year that a teenage girl suffered the same fate. An investigation begins into the suspicious secrets held in the dark waters of the town. Hawkins delivers a twisted read that draws on the deceptiveness and unreliability of human instincts and how forgotten things of the past can ultimately shape the future.

  1. The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6), by George R.R. Martin

Remaining as mysterious as ever, little is known about the plotline or release date of George R.R. Martin’s upcoming sixth novel in his fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire. As his previous novel covered less story than intended, Martin claims he is planning on resolving cliffhangers early in the novel and plans to open with two major battles that he was building up to in the previous instalment A Dance with Dragons.


Adina Rees


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