2017 Releases on My Radar

Posted December 8, 2016 by Cristina (Girl in the Pages) in Features / 13 Comments

2017-releases21In some ways I can’t believe that 2017 is almost here, and that so many of my highly anticipated reads already have a COVER. Since my birthday is in January and I’m usually already looking toward 2017 reads to put on my wish list, I thought I’d take the opportunity to showcase some of the 2017 reads I’m most excited for that already have covers:


Wayfarer by Alex Bracken | There’s no doubt Passenger was one of the most talked about reads for 2016, and while I had mixed feelings about it (so mixed I never got around to writing a review for it) I am pretty excited to pick up the sequel (I already have it pre-ordered…)

Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shea Olsen | Though the cover is funky, I have to admit that the pre-teen inside of me gets hooked every time there’s a normal-girl-dates-famous-person plotline (such as in This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith).

Roseblood by A.G. Howard | You had me at “Phantom at the Opera.”


Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas | This one has been on my Goodreads TBR shelf for AGES. I feel like everyone has been waiting for this one since at least 2015, and now it finally has a cover! I’m also a huge sucker for people finding out they’re royalty, so this is pretty high up on my anticipation list.


Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett | I’ve seen this one floating around on a LOT of bloggers’ radars. Coastal California town and potentially a hate to love romance? Yes please.


Once and For All by Sarah Dessen | I will read anything Sarah Dessen writes, and I love movies/shows surrounding wedding planning, so I’m sure I’ll love it in a book! (Although is it just me or are there some weird names in this book?)

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios | Demetrios is skilled at writing very emotionally powerful narratives, and I’m interested to read another one set in rural California that sounds like it deals with the important topic of domestic abuse.


The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes | Another heavy contemporary set in California, Oakes impressed me with The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly. This mystery combines current political issues with important historical events of the past.








13 responses to “2017 Releases on My Radar

    • YES SARAH DESSEN IS QUEEN. I’m starting to slowly but surely collect all of her books, since I read them all back when I was waaaaay younger and got them all from the library. I love the new covers and am trying to buy them all when I find them for a good deal (I wish they came in a boxed set!)

  1. There are some good ones here! I’m also excited for Roseblood and Alex, Approximately. The Arsonist flew under my radar, but it sounds amazing now that I know about it haha!

    • YES I love reading other blogger’s “books I’m looking forward to” type of posts because there are ALWAYS books that manage to fly under my radar that are totally up my alley. Glad I could bring the Arsonist to your attention!

  2. I’m so excited for Wayfarer! I loved Passenger, and I’m curious to see how Alex wraps everything up. Roseblood, Alex, Approximately, Bad Romance and Once and For All are also very much on my TBR, and I hope we both love them all!

  3. I have not heard of The Arsonist, but I’m adding it to my TBR now. I have The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly on my shelf (after a year) and I really ought to finally get to it. Alex, Appropriately is on my TBR for next year as well, it looks super cute. Hope you get a chance to pick up all of these titles!

    • I think you would really enjoy Minnow Bly!!! It has so many different religious and social themes going on in it without really taking a hard stance on anything, so it really lets you as a reader interpret things. I hope you get a chance to give it a shot!

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