2017 Releases I Wanted To Read – But Never Got To

2017-releases-i-never-got-toHey, Everyone! In today’s post, I will be talking about some releases from this year that I have had my eyes on and been wanting to read but haven’t gotten around to yet. Everytime a really anticipated book gets released we all try to read them immediately and sometimes that works out, but in some cases, it doesn’t.

But on the other hand, there’s no rush right? Unless you’re really trying to avoid spoilers.

Everytime a really anticipated book gets released we all try to read them immediately and sometimes that works out, but in some cases, it doesn’t. But on the other hand, there’s no rush right? Unless you’re really trying to avoid spoilers. I kind of did that when I read ACOWAR (A Court Of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas) because getting spoiled about really important parts of the plot is not fun. Getting to experience it without knowing what’s coming is much more exciting to me.

I’ve been rambling again but let’s get into it because I have selected really lovely books that a lot of you have been loving as well!

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When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian—the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

As you might know, this book has gotten a lot of positivity surrounding it and I personally love the fact that the main character has ADHD which I don’t see often in YA Novels so everytime that’s explored within a book it makes me very happy.

It’s also quite emotionally charged which is something I think I’m really gonna like and cry about possibly. (Between you and me, I really love angst or emotional aspects of a story). Seeing a character grow from what happened to them is really interesting and I think as a reader, also quite rewarding or satisfying to read.

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Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.

 

Stories that feature kingdoms, queens and different territories that get taken over or a where a war breaks out are always really interesting to me because this concept is a reason why I fell in love with Fantasy in the first place.

Based on the synopsis the main character finds herself on the throne and she becomes Queen and is put in a leadership role that she’s had no practice or experience with before. I think that’s going to be really cool to read.

I’m hoping to get to reading this sometime in the second half of the year.

31145148There is a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies. The agents are called Love Interests because getting close to people destined for great power means getting valuable secrets.

Caden is a Nice: the boy next door, sculpted to physical perfection. Dylan is a Bad: the brooding, dark-souled guy who is dangerously handsome. The girl they are competing for is important to the organization, and each boy will pursue her. Will she choose the Nice or the Bad?

 

What really draws me into this is the concept of that secret organization hiring spies to work for them and in order to find them they have to pass this test and become Love Interests. Who she doesn’t end up choosing will have to die? What a twist and what a game to play.

I’ve heard mixed things about it but that’s not going to stop me from giving this a chance because I’d like to think that there are good aspects in each story.

Having two guys developing feelings for each other and maybe having a relationship along the way? Count me in!

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Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

 

This has such a great premise? About family tradition and the topic of arranged marriage also plays heavily into this story. I’m not gonna lie this gives me serious Sense8 vibes which also has an Indian main character that is put into a arranged marriage (despite developing feelings for someone else.)

I’ve seen so many positive responses which make me want to read it even more. It’s definitely on my radar for sure. That cover is so cute and bright too! Whoever came up with the idea definitely deserves credit for it.

25701463When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School for the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural.

Her supposed best friend snitches, the principal expels her, and her two mothers set Julia up with a one-way ticket to a “mainstream” school in the suburbs, where she’s treated like an outcast as the only deaf student. The last thing she has left is her art, and not even Banksy himself could convince her to give that up.

 

A book with a deaf character? Sign me up! I’ll take any book that explores different kinds of mental illnesses or disabilities because it should be represented due to the fact that these are things a lot of people have to deal with all their lives. Not everyone has the same luxury as someone like me who can speak and is not deaf. That should be reflected in YA too.

Looking at reviews the response seems to be really good. Whenever I look at a book that interests me I tend to look at the ratings because it helps to know what others thought of it so I kind of know what I could expect.


Writing this post really makes me feel inspired to read more and get out of this reading slump.

*Let me know if you have already read any of these and what you thought of them!

SIDENOTE: Thank you for your lovely comments on yesterdays post about my exams! I’m very proud of myself for passing.


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13 thoughts on “2017 Releases I Wanted To Read – But Never Got To

  1. YESSS. To all of these except Long May She Reign, which I’m not THAT interested in haha! I so want to read Dimple (the YA Book Bloggers group on GR is doing a BR for August!) but I’ve been hearing that Dimple’s really annoying soooo. And The Love Interest! I want to see what made it so horrible. 😂

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    1. Oh, that’s the first time I hear something like that. I guess it depends on how the character comes across, which can be different for everyone. Wow, this book causes a lot of controversy.

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  2. When Dimple Met Rishi was such a great book! I’ve also heard really mixed things about The Love Interest, which is a shame because it sounds SOO GOOD.

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      1. I think people just didn’t like it because the character’s dialogue felt unnatural and it wasn’t developed well?? Idk

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  3. I loved When Dimple Met Rishi and A List of Cages so, so much, I’d love for you to read them and I can only hope you’ll love them 🙂 I haven’t read The Love Interest either and it was one of my most anticipated books….Hope to get to it soon ahah 🙂

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  4. i’ve heard that The Love Interest is so polarizing because a lot of it is an ironic take on young adult tropes, and people haven’t always been picking up on that 😮 hope you enjoy if/when you get to it!

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  5. I’ve been soooooo excited for The Love Interest because it sounded awesome! I mean… it has spies????? I’M SOLD!!! But then it came out and many people didn’t like it/said it didn’t live up to the hype and I’m so sadddd! I think I’m still gonna read it tho and see for myself! 😊

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