18 YA Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2017

You're going to want to read these immediately.

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1. The Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh

What it's about: Mariko's samurai father has arranged a marriage for her in order to help her family's status, but as they travel to the imperial city of Inako they are attacked by the Black Clan — a gang of bandits hired to assassinate her. Disguised as a boy, Mariko escapes and attempts to find the Black Clan in search for answers but ends up uncovering a world of dark secrets.

Publishing date: May 2

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2. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

What it's about: The third book in Han's To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series takes place during Lara Jean's senior year as she navigates her relationship, family, and upcoming wedding between her father and their next-door neighbor. But with college on the horizon, Lara is forced to make some difficult decisions.

Publishing date: April 4

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3. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

What it's about: This is the third book in Maas's A Court of Thorns and Roses series. Feyre returns to the Spring Court to plan the next step in seeking Tamlin's maneuvers. But this means partaking in a deadly game of deceit that could end terribly, which means she must be careful in who she trusts.

Publishing date: May 2

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4. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

What it's about: This historical fiction, set in the 18th century, follows two friends as they tour Europe but unexpectedly happen upon a magical artifact that leads them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Publishing date: June 20

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5. Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

What it's about: Louna has a cynical view on love, most likely because her first one ended terribly. She's the daughter of a famed wedding planner and has been submerged in every wedding imaginable. But when serial dater Ambrose enters the picture, Louna keeps her distance — not that it stops him from pursuing the one girl he thinks is worthwhile.

Publishing date: June 6

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6. RoseBlood by A.G. Howard

What it's about: In this Phantom of the Opera retelling, Rune is cursed by her own voice and is sent by her mother to a Paris music conservatory that was once an opera house. But once she arrives, she discovers strange and unworldly happenings.

Publishing date: Jan. 10

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7. History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

What it's about: Griffin is having trouble coping with the recent and tragic loss of Theo, his ex-boyfriend and first love, and the only person who seems to understand is the boy Theo was most recently seeing. But when Griffin continues to downward spiral, he soon realizes the only way up is to confront his past.

Publishing date: Jan. 17

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8. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

What it's about: In this sequel to Clare's Lady Midnight, we follow Emma Carstairs after she's successfully avenged her parents but has her heart torn between two guys — her parabatai and his brother. Meanwhile, there is tension between the Clave and faerie courts that could lead to chaos.

Publishing date: May 23

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9. The Shaw Confessions #1 (Title Forthcoming) by Michelle Hodkin

What it's about: The author of the Mara Dyer trilogy pens a new book from the perspective of Mara's love interest, Noah Shaw. After the death of his father, Noah learns dark secrets about his and Mara's abilities. But will they both use this knowledge for good?

Publishing date: Expected to publish sometime in 2017.

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10. Illuminae Files #3 (Title Forthcoming) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

What it's about: We don't know much about this release just yet, but it's the third book in Kaufman and Kristoff's Illuminae series taking place on the planet of Kerenza following Kady and Ezra after the result of an invasion and deadly plague outbreak.

Publishing date: Expected to publish sometime in 2017.

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11. By Your Side by Kasie West

What it's about: Autumn is accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend with Dax — who doesn't have the greatest reputation. She's sure someone is bound to come to her rescue, but when no one does she gets to know a different side of Dax.

Publishing date: Jan. 31

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12. Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

What it's about: This sequel to This Savage Song continues the Kate and August story. Kate, a monster hunter, must defeat a monster with abilities to bring out its victims' inner demons while on the brink of war between both humans and monsters.

Publishing date: June 13

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13. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

What it's about: The second book in this time-traveling adventure tale continues to follow Etta, who unwillingly traveled through time to find herself prisoner on a ship. But while Nicolas and Sophie search for Etta through time, she engages in a dangerous alliance with Julian Ironwood.

Publishing date: Jan. 5

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14. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake

What it's about: The second book in the Three Dark Crowns in which three siblings who possess great abilities must fight each other in a life-or-death game for the royal crown.

Publishing date: Sept. 20

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15. King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard

Amazon summary: This is the third book in Aveyard's Red Queen series. After being captured and tormented by power-hungry Maven, Mare Barrow is now at the mercy of the boy who once captured her heart yet ultimately betrayed her. As king, Maven continues to follow in his mother's ruthless footsteps while Cal will stop at nothing to stop him and gain back Mare.

Publishing date: Feb. 7

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16. The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

What it's about: This is the third book in the Bone Season series set in a futuristic world, Paige works in the criminal underworld breaking into people's minds for information. But everything changes when she is kidnapped and taken to a secret city.

Publishing date: March 17

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17. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

What it's about: Sixteen-year-old Molly treads carefully around the idea of love and relationships, unsure if she can handle rejection. Her twin sister tries to push Molly toward her new GF's BFF, a cute hipster guy, but Molly grows closer to her co-worker, Reid, and begins to slowly discover a different mindset toward love and relationships as well as confidence in herself.

Publishing date: April 11

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18. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

What it's about: Lucy expected to have the perfect summer with her boyfriend counseling at a summer Bible camp, but everything changes when her mother's cancer comes back and her boyfriend puts their relationship on hold while switching to a different camp for troubled kids. But when a family secret emerges, Lucy must figure out what's most important to her.

Publishing date: May 16

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