A new year for me means only one thing. A chance to open up my imagination in a whole new world of literary delights. So here’s some of the upcoming publications I’m most looking forward to in 2017.
1. The Winds of Winter by George RR Martin
Will it ever happen? Will we ever get to finally open the front page of this book with baited breathe and learn what happened following the harrowing events of A Dance with Dragons? It’s been rumoured that George RR Martin plans to resolve the cliffhangers from book 5 almost immediately in book 6 but who knows what other heartbreaks he has planned for his loyal readers?
2. A Secret Garden by Katie Fforde
Katie has long been one of my firm favourites and as The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett is one of my all time favourite books, the idea of a Katie novel featuring a secret garden sets the romantic part of me all of a flutter! Due for publication in February 2017 we don’t have long to wait!
3. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
The new and eagerly anticipated novel by the author of The Girl on the Train. Described as an addictive novel of psychological suspense it sounds right up my street. It promises to be as full of secrets and mystery as it’s predecessor and is due for publication in May.
4. Perfect by Cecelia Ahern.
The sequel to this years explosive YA dystopian novel Flawed, described as ‘The Scarlet Letter meets Divergent’ following the build up and suspense of Flawed im expecting great things and plenty of action in Perfect.
5. The Silver Mask (Magisterium 4) by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare.
If you haven’t read them already you should definitely get your hands on these books. Written by the creators of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Shadowhunters, the Magisterium books are set in a time of darkness at a wizarding school which is absolutely nothing like Harry Potter and Hogwarts before you even think it. After the cliffhanger ending of book 3 I can’t wait to get my teeth into book 4.