This week's Top Ten Tuesday meme, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is "Top Ten Books I'm Looking Forward to For the First Half of 2017." Enjoy!
1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber - expected publication: January 2017. The cover is fantastic, and this line alone in the blurb on Goodreads is enough for me "Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game." It sounds like it might be a perfect magical mix of The Night Circus, The Hunger Games, and the Lunar Chronicles.
2. Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones - expected publication: February 2017. This sounds quite intriguing. Possibly a Beauty and the Beast retelling? Not sure. If it isn't meant to be a retelling, it seems like it could be considered one.
3. Hunted by Meagan Spooner - expected publication: March 2017. This one is actually a Beauty & the Beast retelling, so that should be good. And, again, the cover is gorgeous. :)
4. By Your Side by Kasie West - expected publication: Jnauary 2017. This just looks like a cute YA romance. I feel like I may have read other books by Kasie West, but I'm not sure...
5. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller - expected publication: February 2017. A romance about pirates! Sounds like a good time!
6. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden - expected publication: January 2017. This blurb on Goodreads says it's for readers who loved The Night Circus. You know that The Night Circus is one of my all-time favourite books, right? So anything advertised as being similar to that is going to be on my radar! It's also a retelling of Vasilisa from Russian folklore, which Vassa in the Night also was, and I enjoyed that as well. So it should be good!
7. Gem & Dixie by Sara Zarr - expected publication: April 2017. A story about sisters from a dysfunctional family... I like it.
8. The Elementalist by V.V. Mont - expected publication: June 2017. Someone who can control the elements, and gets exiled for being a freak... yeah, I could get into that.
9. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth - expected publication: January 2017. I love Veronica Roth's Divergent series, so I'll be all over this first book in her new duology, yes I will.
10. Wait For Me by Caroline Leech - expected publication: January 2017. Just another sweet YA romance, but this one is historical. Basically sounds like a tragic war-time love story. I could get into that. I bawled my eyes out watching Cold Mountain (Civil War; but still, tragic love story set in a war).