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Riveted eBoard’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017

December 21, 2016
Janine Perez
Riveted Editorial Board

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to look out into the mysterious future.

What great YA reads await us in the mysterious and unknown land of 2017? The Riveted eBoard has put together a list of their most anticipated books! Take a look, and tell us in the comments if we missed the book you’re most excited about!

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

A court of wings and ruin

What 2017 list doesn’t include this?! I am so ready to see badass Feyre in action again. Sarah J. Maas will deliver another hot bestseller with the 3rd book. —Natascha Morris


At The Edge of The Universe by Shaun David Hutchinson

at the edge of the universe

This promises to be a fast paced, mind-bending story of a young man searching for his missing lover while the universe literally shrinks wonderfully balances the beauty and heartbreak of adolescence. Combined with a diverse and zany cast of characters, I cannot miss this one. —Diego Molano Rodriguez


Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman


I was enamored by the first book in the series and I can’t wait to go back to the characters I’ve grown to love so much! Will the evil Scythes be taken down? Are Scythes still the best thing for this world? Will Citra and Rowan figure out they are totall in love? I must know! —Janine Perez

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the dreamer

I honestly have no idea what this book is about, and but where Laini Taylor leads, I will follow. Her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy was unlike anything I’ve ever read—it was rich, layered, and utterly bizarre in the best possible way. And after reading the short prologue released for STRANGE THE DREAMER, I can tell that this promises the same incredible writing and offbeat storytelling that made the Daughter of Smoke and Bone books such compelling reads. —Sarah McCabe


Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Jason Reynolds, author appearing in Milwaukee in 2016. Handout photo.

I cannot wait for Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds’ return to YA after three (also amazing) middle grade books. It’s about gun violence and revenge and masculinity and it’s in verse and I’m already crying.—Katy Hershberger


Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner

Thick As thieves

I’m incredibly excited for Thick as Thieves, the fifth stand-alone book in the Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. This series is a more accessible (and I think fun) Game of Thrones set in a fictional Mediterranean kingdom of Attolia. Each book’s ending makes you rethink the beneath-the-surface deception and cleverness of the characters you’d been following throughout. And with the pub date set in May, there’s plenty of time to binge read the first four!—Liz Kossner


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