Top Ten(ish…okay 24) Books Releasing 2017!


Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is “Top Ten 2017 Debuts I’m Excited For” which I, in my rebel state, am tweaking to any and all 2017 releases (not just debuts) and am also expanding on the number… (Okay, so it’s 24. I never said I was good with maths.)

Because I’m obsessed thoughtful, I compiled a list of books that are coming out in 2017, or that I think (or hope) or have seen rumored that are coming out that I’m interested in reading.


2017TO RELEASE 2017

  • The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden (Jan 10): Random Russian (I think?) folklore retelling-ish book I ran across on Goodreads and thought was interesting.
  • Heartstone – Elle Katharine White (Jan 17): High Fantasy Pride and Prejudice retelling with Dragons. I AM SOLD POINT ME IN ITS DIRECTION.
  • King’s Blood (Kinsman Chronicles #2) – Jill Williamson (Jan 31): Sequel to King’s Folly, fantasy novel by Jill Williamson = gimme.
  • The Lost Girl of Astor Street – Stephanie Morrill (Feb 7): Curious about this historical fiction mystery from one of the authors of the Go Teen Writers blog.
  • A Viscount’s Proposal (Regency Spies of London #2) – Melanie Dickerson (Feb 7): Long-awaited regency romance sequel to A Spy’s Devotion, about the sister of the hero from the first book — very excited!
  • Gilded Cage – Vic James (Feb 14): Random historical fantasy book I ran across on Goodreads (I’m so shallow and random, I know) that sounded interesting.
  • Shadow Run – AdriAnne Strickland (Mar 21): Random sci-fi book I ran across on Goodreads and thought sounded interesting because it sounded kinda like Firefly just because.
  • Beren and Luthien – J.R.R. Tolkien (May 4): I know, a lot of people are tired of these rehashed “books” by Tolkien. But I’m personally pretty excited because although I’ve read much of his various Beren and Luthien drafts, I think it will be cool to see the different versions altogether. Plus, illustrated = win. ALSO: shoutout because it’s Tolkien’s birthday today! Happy birthday!
  • The Noble Servant (Thornbeck Forest #3) – Melanie Dickerson (May 9): Final book in the trilogy after The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest and The Beautiful Pretender, this historical fiction, Christian romance fairytale retelling of The Goose Girl/The Prince and the Pauper has me pretty excited to read it. It’s about Magdalen from The Beautiful Pretender and I can’t wait.

RUMORED: Level #1

(listed on Goodreads, with 2017 release dates)

  • The Bone Queen – Alison Croggon (2017 USA release): This fantasy prequel to The Naming, about Cadvan (gimme!), already released in Australia LAST year and I want it now please and thank you.
  • Exiles (Ilyon Chronicles #4) – Jaye L. Knight: I know, I haven’t gotten this far in this Christian Fantasy series yet. Still, it wanted to be in this post. *shrug*
  • The Reluctant Godfather – Allison Tebo: Retelling of Cinderella with “a young and cantankerous fairy godfather” — sounds amusing and delightful.
  • Untitled (Penderwicks #5) – Jeanne Birdsall: This one’s been listed for 2017 for aaages, so we’ll see if it happens. I NEED ANOTHER PENDERWICK BOOK. Even though I’m terrified too because the kids are like grown up and it’s the last book and eek.
  • Untitled (Jackaby #4) – William Ritter: Curious about the last Jackaby book, since Ghostly Echoes cliffhangered… Maybe there will be some answers about Jackaby, and he’ll hopefully continue with his awesome banter in another intriguing historical fantasy mystery?
  • Untitled (Stolen Crowns #1) – Jessica Day George: I’ve been looking forward to this one since… ages ago. Fantasy “sequel” of sorts, following up various fairytales, about their children… I think. Anyway, fairytales by Jessica Day George and I want ’em.

RUMORED: Level #2

(I’ve heard thiiings from the authors. Hoping!)

  • Songkeeper Chronicles #3 – Gillian Bronte Adams: Fantasy, final book in the trilogy, after Ophan’s Song and Songkeeper — I’m soooo looking forward to seeing how this series wraps up!!!
  • Minstrel’s Call (The Minstrel’s Song #4) – Jenelle Leanne Schmidt: Final book in this awesome fantasy series (King’s Warrior, Second Son, and Yorien’s Hand) — can’t wait! Dragons and epic fantasy, preciousss.
  • Modern Tales of Na Fianna #3 – Hazel B. West: Be still my beating heart. There’s going to be another book after Blood Ties and An Earthly King. CALENDAR, BE KIND TO ME AND MOVE THE YEAR QUICKLY TO THIS DATE, WHENEVER IT MAY BE.
  • A Different Kind of Purpose (A Different Kind of Courage #2) – Sarah Holman: Another Revolutionary War book, I’m really looking forward to this sequel to A Different Kind of Courage to see William get into (and hopefully out of) his next noodle.
  • Suit and SuitabilityKelsey Bryant: 1930s retelling of Sense and Sensibility, by a lovely author I know, I’m very much looking forward to this one! I just know it’s going to be lovely.
  • EmmelineSarah Holman: Also a 1930s retelling, of Jane Austen’s Emma, I was privileged to beta-read this last year and ADORED it, so I’m very excited for it to release! (Along with the rest of this Vintage Jane Austen 1930s retellings series by various authors. Methinks they’ll be fun. ^_^)

RUMORED: Level #3

(Very loosely rumored; may be wishful thinking)

  • Silver RoseShantelle Mary Hannu: Don’t know if this Christian Fantasy novel will see publication this year, but if it does I’M GOING TO BE ONE EXCITED FANGIRL. This book is one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see it in print! *flailing*
  • The Last MotleyDJ Edwardson: Again, not sure if it’ll be this year or not, but I’m quite excited for DJ’s hopefully-upcoming fantasy novel! I just know it’s going to be amazing. *flails because fantasy*
  • Lightporter (IDIA #2) – C.B. Cook: I honestly have no clue if this contemporary superhero tale (sequel toΒ Twinepathy) is in the forecast for this year. But I hope it will be. >:D Because Blaze and Anvil and company are awesome and I’m selfish and want to read aboutΒ  them ASAP they NEED this sequel because they need more screen page time.

Now all I need is more time/resources to acquire and read these books. XD (Not to mention more bookshelf space. Seriously.) #bookwormproblems

How about you? Are you excited about any of these? πŸ˜€ What books are coming out this year that you can’t wait to read? (Or… books that you can’t wait to read soon, regardless of when they were published!)

Thanks for reading!

Dream away in those pages . . .

~ The Page Dreamer

29 thoughts on “Top Ten(ish…okay 24) Books Releasing 2017!

  1. YES YES YES Penderwicks and Ilyon Chronicles!!!!! *squeeeeee* I actually picked up Jackaby on Kindle recently, and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I’ve heard a lot about it, and it sounds pretty awesome. πŸ˜€

    And yes, I’m hoping Lightporter will release this year. πŸ˜‰ XD

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  2. What an awesome list! I kinda want to read all of these. o.o Because I obviously need more books on my TBR. *cough, cough, COUGH*

    I’ve had my eye on Heartstone as well! I mean, P&P and DRAGONS???? I really don’t see how this can go wrong. I’d also like to read The Lost Girls of Astor Street. And I actually think it’s quite cool Tolkien is getting a fresh release. That’ll be exciting! ^_^ (Also, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOLKIEN!!!)

    Oooh, Melanie Dickerson is doing a retelling of The Goose Girl? How fun! I really like that fairytale.

    I just started Samara’s Peril, so I’m really, REALLY hoping Exiles will be released soon so I don’t have to wait too long for the next book! It really is a great series!

    WAIT. HOLD ON. I have not heard about this Jessica Day George book. O_O I NEED. LIKE NOW.

    And I definitely, DEFINITELY need Lightporter! BECAUSE ALL THE BBYS.

    Looks like 2017 is gonna have some awesome releases! πŸ˜€ But yes, time, resources, and bookshelves–the things bookworms need most and have the least of. Oh, the trials we face!

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    • Thank you! Eheh, not surprising… Yes, OBVIOUSLY you need more books on your TBR. πŸ˜‰

      I know, right? P&P and dragons just sounds excellent. πŸ˜€ Hurray for more Tolkien books! πŸ™‚

      Yep! I’m guessing you’ll like Melanie’s retelling then. She’s a good author and I tend to like the ones that retell favorite fairytales of mine. *nods*

      Ooh, exciting! Hope you enjoy Samara’s Peril! Yeah, having to wait for more books in a series is tough. πŸ˜›

      The Jessica Day George book doesn’t even have a title or official release date or cover so… I’m just hoping it will actually come out sometime! Because yessss, we need dis! πŸ˜€


      Absolutely going to be an awesome release year! But yes, oh the irony that those are the things bookworms don’t have enough of–it’s so hard being a bookworm, isn’t it? XD

      Thanks for your loverly comment, Lauri! ❀


  3. Awesome list! I like how you have it divided up by how certain the releases are.

    I had not heard about Shadow Run, but if it’s anything like Firefly . . . WANT IT. Now. Please.

    I’m behind on Ilyon as well, but I own up through Samara’s Peril and hopefully I’ll get through it all soon? But I’m also scared of Samara’s Peril because I like my heart not torn into shreds.

    Whyyyyyyy are two of my favorite series ending this year (Penderwicks and Jackaby)? It’s not faaaaaiiiiiir. Not even slightly. I want them to go on forever and ever. (I mean, yes, I know that the authors have lives and other things they have to do- but still. It’s sad.)

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    • *has no internet and must dash but wanted to reply about Samara’s Peril* FYI, my sister was literally too scared to start Samara’s Peril for AGES, until she heard from someone that it wasn’t actually as feelsy as The King’s Scrolls, so she finally read it and it’s her favorite yet, and she says it’s not super feelsy at all. πŸ˜€ So I just wanted to tell you that. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Sarah! And I’m glad you liked that. πŸ™‚

      Yeah, not sure if it’ll be like Firefly or not, but it’s being marketed kinda like that, sooo… we can hope?

      And yeah, like I said, SP is supposed to be less feelsy so I hope you’ll enjoy it more! ^_^ *still needs to catch up on that series*

      Aww, I’m sorry! Yeah, I guess it is kind of sad they’ll be over. :-/ Thing is, I’m so used to the years and years of time when I read books that had all been published ages ago, by deceased authors, so I’m used to series being over… but those authors who are still around and still publishing are sort of like frosting on the cake for me, like a good surprise. XD I’m getting more used to it, the more recently-published books I read, but still. πŸ˜› Well, maybe they’ll come out with other awesome books? Maybe? We can hope!

      (And you’re welcome. Thanks for your lovely comment!)

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  4. *gobbles the post up eagerly*
    My tbr has now grown into a raving book monster. I should probably do something about that…or just keep adding more books. XD
    All of these look so GOOD. I haven’t read half of the series with sequels here, but STILL.
    I think I heard of Gilded Cage via Cait Grace’s blog…It sounded quite intriguing.
    The Reluctant Godfather sounds like it would be hilarious. XD
    I heard of Stolen Crowns! Way long ago I stumbled across it on Goodreads! I’ve been wanting to read it for ages now…
    GAH I JUST SAW THE COMMENT FROM C.B. I require this sequel IMMEDIATELY. *waits impatiently*

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    • Heehee, you make my day. ^_^
      The answer seems always to be to keep adding more books, and consequences go hang. XD Someday we may regret it but at the moment… AAALL THE BOOKS! …I’m such a good influence. πŸ˜›
      Well if I’m excited about the sequels, that means the originals are good so YOU SHOULD READ ‘EM! I heard of Gilded Cage through Cait too. πŸ˜› YESSS. I’M SO EXCITED FOR THE TWINEPATHY SEQUEL TOO. *waits impatiently with you*

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  5. What a fun year of books to look forward to! I have to admit to not knowing about most of these… but they all sound amazing! (there has to be a way to figure out how to get more “book money” so I can read all these lovely tomes)

    But I’m doing a huge happy dance that Minstrel’s Call made the list! I am very hopeful to get that out this year. Waiting on an editor and a cover artist at this point…

    I am very much looking forward to The Last Motley as well… squeal! The rough draft was awesome and I am very excited to see how it all turns out in the final version!!!

    I’m also excited about SongKeeper Chronicles book 3… but… erm… I need to read book 2 first. *stares at stack of books to read and feels overwhelmed*

    I’m also very much looking forward to The Hidden Dagger third installment by JL Mbewe… but I have no idea when she’s planning on releasing it. Sigh. And I’m almost done with Darkened Hope… which means I’ll have to waaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiit.

    I’m also very excited about the announcement of whatever Rooglewood Press has going for their next Five Something Something project… though we’ll have to wait until 2018 to actually READ it.

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    • I find obscure books. XD (I know, right? There must be a way!)

      YES! Very excited!! Hope the editing and covering (totally a thing) will go well! πŸ™‚

      Ooh, I’m even more excited since you say the first draft was cool! πŸ˜€

      Heheh, yes, sometimes there are a loooot of books. πŸ˜› *feels overwhelmed with you*

      I still need to read the FIRST Hidden Dagger book, but I feel for you for the long wait. πŸ˜‰ Hopefully it won’t be toooo excruciating.

      Ooh, yes, I forgot about that one! But it’s true we’ll have to wait till 2018, so that may be why. I wonder what the fairytale will be! πŸ˜€

      Thanks for your loverly comment, Jenelle! ^_^


        • I totally agree Snow White will be next, probably. πŸ˜€ (I can see it now… Five Poisoned Apples. XD)

          I hadn’t thought of Little Red Riding Hood! That would be fun.

          I considered The Little Mermaid, but it was an Andersen not a Grimm’s, and it could be pretty sad if you went by the original and not the movie (and it seems Rooglewood’s trying to encourage non-Disney-movie versions).

          I kind of think Rapunzel might be one of them.

          Of course I WANT there to be a collection of Twelve Dancing Princesses stories. XD


        • Maybe Frog Prince or Rumpelstiltskin, but we’re getting into more obscure ones there too… So I dunno. πŸ˜› My guess is Snow White and Rapunzel, I suppose. But IF Twelve Dancing Princesses was a thing, then think of all retellings of it that would be written!!! >:D


  6. Eeeee! I just saw that you mentioned Silver Rose, Deborah! Thank you! Totally made my day!! ❀ ❀ ❀ (In fact, I may have teared up.) I really want to get it published this year, but we'll see what the feedback is like this round of beta readers! πŸ™‚

    I AM SO EXCITED FOR KING'S BLOOD! And Exiles!!!! ❀ And A Viscount's Proposal! πŸ™‚ Ah, such bookish happiness!

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    • Aww, I’m glad it could make your day! ^_^ YESSS! I so hope it will be this year (and that the feedback is favorable)!

      Indeed! So many delightful releases coming out this year! Eep! πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading! Hope you’re well! ❀


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