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5 Anticipated Books For 2017

Rachel Wright, Staff Writer

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As someone who loves to read and makes time to do it every day, I have picked five books that should be anticipated by all high school students. They will all be released in the next few months,

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

This is the third book in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and it comes out on  May 2nd. The first two books are about a young huntress named Feyre who kills a wolf in the woods, and later a beast-like creature arrives at her home demanding retribution. Feyre leaves and goes to the Spring Court where she falls for Tamlin, but he can not protect her forever. Maybe he was not protecting her as much as she thought. Maybe he was not the right person for her, maybe he is not the guy we are supposed to like.

What I liked about both books is the fact that the first or second books are usually the worst books in the series, but I thought these were both amazing. Readers are usually overloaded with information in the first two books, and it makes the book a little bit boring. The first two did a great job of not overwhelming you with information all at once.

Feyre has returned to Spring Court, to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuvering and threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. However, to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit and if she slips up she will be killed. War is staring to bear down upon them all, she must decide who to trust among the dazzling and lethal High Lords and hunt for allies.

 Dear Reader by Mary O’Connell

This is a standalone novel, that comes out on May 9th. This is a book for anyone that enjoys reading David Levithan, John Green, and Nicola Yoon.

Seventeen year-old Flannery Fields only thing she liked about school was her AP English teacher, Miss Sweeney. Miss Sweeney does not show up, but her purse is left behind, and Flannery knows something is wrong. Police are involved and given everything but her copy of Wuthering Heights, which is transformed into her diary. It seems she is in New York and is in trouble, so Flannery acts unlike herself by skipping school for Manhattan, with the book as a guide. When she arrives, she meets Heath, who is British, doing a gap year, and incredibly smart.

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

This is S. Jae-Jones’ first book and was released on February 7th. Those who enjoy reading Cassandra Clare, Marie Lu, Rick Riordan, Rick Yancey, or  Beth Revis would enjoy reading this novel.

You must beware the goblin men and the wares they sell. All her life, Liesl has heard tales of the mysterious Goblin King. Liesl must help the burden of running the family inn, and the dreams must be put aside for her family. But that all changes when her sister Kathe is taken by goblins, so she must journey to their realm to get her sister and return above. The Goblin King agrees to let Kathe gofor a p rice. Someone’s life must be given to the land, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts, and she discovers that he is exactly what she imagined. While her talent blossoms, her life is fading, the price of marrying the Goblin King.

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

This is Cassandra Clare’s second novel in The Dark Artifices series, but her third series about the shadow hunter world. This will be released on May 23d.

Cassandra Clare is an amazing author who has done so much work on the shadow hunter world, in many different point of views. Another great thing about Clare’s novels are that they are never in just one persons point of view, but in three or more.

Lady Midnight, the first book in the series, is about a girl named Emma Carstairs who is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering who killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Emma Carstairs has finally been able to avenge her parents death. She thought she would have found peace after, but she is anything but calm. Torn between two desires one for her parabatai Julian and a brutal consequence of parabatai relationships, when she starts dating his brother Mark. Mark has only been freed from Faerie that he was trapped in for five years. The faerie court is not being silent, and the Unseelie King is tired of the cold peace and no longer wants to concede to the Shadowhunter’s demands. As Mark, Emma, and Julian are caught up in the demands of the faerie and laws of the clave, they have to find a way to defend everything they hold dear before it’s too late.

King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard

This is the third book in the Red Queen series, which is the Aveyard’s first series, and it will be released on February 7th. The two books before this are Red Queen and Glass Sword, and describes a world divided between red and silver bloods. Red bloods are commoners, and silver are the elite in possession of superpowers; however, a girl named Mare Barrow gets superpowers even though she is a red blood.

I enjoyed the first book because it had so much action and suspense. The first novel had you getting to know the characters and what there abilities are and what there personalities are like. They did this in a very interesting way. While the second did not have much action until the end of the book. This was like most books in a series, there is one book not as good as the others, and it is usually the second book. The second is about Mare meeting the rebels and helping them, and in the end something shocking happens.

In this third installment the allegiances are tested on every side. Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, and is tormented by her mistakes. She is living in mercy by a boy she once loved, who is made of lies and betrayal. Maven Calore is king and is continuing his dead mothers web to keep control over his country and prisoner. While a prisoner, her group of new bloods and Reds continue organizing and training for war, that no longer lingers in the shadows. Cal, Maven’s brother, who also has claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to get her back.

 

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