Most Anticipated Releases – January 2017

January is a great month for releases, so narrowing down this list to just five books has been challenging. As always, these are not all of the books I’m anticipating but they’re definitely the five I’m most excited for.

I do want to just quickly mention that I’m unlikely to get to any of these soon, unless I can find a copy at my library, as I’m currently on a book buying in the hopes I can finally reduce the number of unread books on my shelf to a reasonable number. I am, however, determined to get to these eventually.


25613472A List of Cages by Robin Roe

When Adam Blake lands the best elective ever in his senior year, serving as an aide to the school psychologist, he thinks he’s got it made. Sure, it means a lot of sitting around, which isn’t easy for a guy with ADHD, but he can’t complain, since he gets to spend the period texting all his friends. Then the doctor asks him to track down the troubled freshman who keeps dodging her, and Adam discovers that the boy is Julian–the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.

Adam is ecstatic to be reunited. At first, Julian seems like the boy he once knew. He’s still kind hearted. He still writes stories and loves picture books meant for little kids. But as they spend more time together, Adam realizes that Julian is keeping secrets, like where he hides during the middle of the day, and what’s really going on inside his house. Adam is determined to help him, but his involvement could cost both boys their lives.

Books with synopsis like this one are the reason I lay awake at night regretting my book buying ban. Seriously, I am very tempted to break it just for this book. I think I’ve yet to see a negative review of this book, granted it’s only been out for three days but this is still very promising. Also, I haven’t read nearly enough books with mental illnesses so I’m glad I found this one.

This book was released on January 10th 2017

32870331Windwitch by Susan Dennard

The Synopsis of Book One, Truthwitch:

In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself. [READ MORE]

If you’ve yet to start this series you can read my review of book one here. As excited as I am for this sequel, I must confess that I can’t really remember much of what happened in the first book. I was originally planning to reread the first book before getting to this one but the author did say she recommends rereading the first book after reading the sequel instead so I’ll probably do that (or I won’t reread it at all, who knows).

This book was released on January 12th 2017

C30964236araval by Stephanie Garber

Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .

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.

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. [READ MORE]

This is another debut that I’m excited for. From the synopsis this book sounds like it’ll be mysterious but also magical, which is exactly what I’m in the mood for now. I know I said I might not get to any of the books on this list soon, but I have it on good authority that this is going to be the book for the monthly buddy read I do with a friend of mine, for February.

This book will be released January 31st 2017

T30652334he Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim

In the village of Huanan, in medieval China, the deity that rules is the Great Huli Jing. Though twelve-year-old Li Jing’s name is a different character entirely from the Huli Jing, the sound is close enough to provide constant teasing-but maybe is also a source of greater destiny and power. Jing’s life isn’t easy. Her father is a poor tea farmer, and her family has come to the conclusion that in order for everyone to survive, Jing must be sacrificed for the common good. She is sold as a bride to the Koh family, where she will be the wife and nursemaid to their three-year-old son, Ju’nan. It’s not fair, and Jing feels this bitterly, especially when she is treated poorly by the Koh’s, and sold yet again into a worse situation that leads Jing to believe her only option is to run away, and find home again. With the help of a spider who weaves Jing a means to escape, and a nightingale who helps her find her way, Jing embarks on a quest back to Huanan–and to herself.

I’m disappointed that I hadn’t heard of this book until I’d already published my post about 2017 debuts because it would’ve definitely made it onto that list. I’m not sure if this is a middle grade novel or a young adult one, but either way I’m going to read it. I haven’t seen any reviews so this is being included on this list based purely on the synopsis.

This book will be released January 31st 2017

29772863Wires and Nerves, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer

In her first graphic novel, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer follows Iko, the beloved android from the Lunar Chronicles, on a dangerous and romantic new adventure — with a little help from Cinder and the Lunar team.

In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new, action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold. When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.

I am so beyond excited for this book I can’t even put it into words. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favourite series and I cannot wait to be back into this world and with these characters. I love Meyer’s writing style so I can’t wait to see how she adapts that to this format.

This book will be released January 31st 2017

Those are the January releases I’m most excited for. What January releases are you excited for? Have you read any of these already? If so, what did you think of them? Tell me in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Releases – January 2017

  1. The Hermit Librarian says:

    The Crystal Ribbon sounds really good. I haven’t heard about it either, but thank you for featuring it. 🙂

    Caraval has been on my radar for awhile. It sounds like it will be fantastic! The six chapter sampler was awesome, but left off rather abruptly. I’m anxious to continue it.


    • ohbookish says:

      I’m really surprised that no one has talked about The Crystal Ribbon. Maybe there weren’t many ARCs given out? I’m glad I found it though 🙂

      I’m currently reading, I’m almost done, and it’s a good read so far. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get to it (If you haven’t already).

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