As we get ready to say goodbye to 2016 and look forward to the year ahead, it seems like the perfect time to share some of my most anticipated reads of 2017. I’m sharing ten today and the final ten on the 31st, so make sure you swing back then to see my other choices.
This is the year I really got into psychological thrillers so as well as YA, you’ll also find a fair few twisty, turny reads that I can’t wait to sink my teeth into!
Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (3rd January 2017)
Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerising young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to the forefront…and she inches closer and closer to her death.
Her Every Fear by Peter Swanson (10th January 2017)
HER EVERY FEAR is a classic nail-biter about a troubled young woman in jeopardy. This novel echoes those of Patricia Highsmith at her best.
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson (24th January 2017)
Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a church-going black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it? She wouldn’t say.
The Girl Before by J. P. Delaney (26th January 2017)
Enter the world of One Folgate Street and discover perfection . . . but can you pay the price?
For all fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl comes this spellbinding Hitchcockian thriller which takes psychological suspense to the next level
The Book of Mirrors by E.O. Chirovici (26th January 2017)
An elegant, page-turning thriller in the vein of Night Film and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, this tautly crafted novel is about stories: the ones we tell, the ones we keep hidden, and the ones that we’ll do anything to ensure they stay buried.
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai (7th February 2017)
You know the future that people in the 1950s imagined we’d have? Well, it happened. In Tom Barren’s 2016, humanity thrives in a techno-utopian paradise of flying cars, moving sidewalks, and moon bases, where avocados never go bad and punk rock never existed . . . because it wasn’t necessary.
Except Tom just can’t seem to find his place in this dazzling, idealistic world, and that’s before his life gets turned upside down. Utterly blindsided by an accident of fate, Tom makes a rash decision that drastically changes not only his own life but the very fabric of the universe itself. In a time-travel mishap, Tom finds himself stranded in our 2016, what we think of as the real world. For Tom, our normal reality seems like a dystopian wasteland.
#Famous by Jilly Gagnon (14th February 2017)
In this modern-day love story, Girl likes Boy, Girl takes photo of Boy and posts it online, Boy becomes accidentally insta-famous. And what starts out as an innocent joke spirals into a whirlwind adventure that could change both their lives—and their hearts—forever. But are fame and love worth the price?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (28th February 2017)
Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighbourhood where she was born and raised and her posh high school in the suburbs. The uneasy balance between them is shattered when Starr is the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend, Khalil, by a police officer. Now what Starr says could destroy her community. It could also get her killed.
Tattletale by Sarah J. Naughton (23rd March 2017)
For fans of Disclaimer and I Let You Go, Tattletale is the debut psychological thriller you can’t miss. Once upon a time, there was a little girl who believed in fairytales. Now she is out to get your happy ending.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (28th March 2017)
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Timesbestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.