Most Anticipated Spring YA Releases

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I am on an extended holiday. Two months, to be more accurate. I haven`t had a proper holiday in years, so I`m taking full advantage of this one. Not only do I plan to travel a lot, but I also want to read a lot. Spring is always the time when publishers bring their A-game and there are so many wonderful book releases, it will be hard to choose. Oh, and there`s also the budget problem. Because not working for two months means that I won`t be able to afford all these new books.  I`ll have to be picky and in that idea, I am bringing you today`s post. After a proper Goodreads browse, I have narrowed it down to 6 books. Like I said, there are more releases coming out, but these were the ones I was most excited for.

CONTEMPORARY:

"Release" by Patrick Ness ( May 4th)
Ness is an author that I`ve discovered recently but instantly fell in love with his prose. I loved "The Rest Of Us Just Live Here" for its originality and wit (review coming soon). "A Monster Calls" is now one of my favourite books. So I have high hopes for "Release". This novel was inspired by Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and Forever by Judy Blume. It`s an intense story that takes place in one day, and it focuses on the life of Adam Thorn. I am guessing that it will be full of emotion and angst, one of the many reasons why I love Patrick`s writing.

"When Dimple Met Rishi" by Sandhya Menon (May 30th)
There`s a lot of Youtube buzz surrounding this book. It`s a funny and touching story about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. In my opinion, one of the reasons why this book is so popular is the cultural aspect. On one side, you have the people who identify with the characters of this book. And on the other side, you have people unfamiliar with Indian culture and tradition, but who are willing to learn. I think that the plot of this book is very well thought and I`m excited to read it.

"The Upside of Unrequited" by Becky Albertalli (April 11th)
When I read the synopsis of Goodreads, I thought that this is one of the most realistic YA contemporary books I have seen in a while. Molly is a 17-year-old who`s had many crushes, but never a boyfriend. Unlike her twin Molly, she fears rejection and is well-aware of her appearance. Molly sounds exactly like me in high-school, so I`m assuming that she`ll be a really relatable character. From what I gathered the book is extremely diverse, so let`s hope it lives up to the hype.


FANTASY:

"Flame In The Mist" by Renee Ahdieh (May 16th)
A freaking Mulan retelling! How amazing is that? In a world full of Beauty and The Beast and Alice in Wonderland retellings, we finally get a Mulan one. 17-year-old Mariko is the daughter of a prominent samurai and despite her potential, her future has been decided for her. She is thrust into a political marriage, but en route to the imperial city, she is ambushed by a gang of bandits. Disguised as a boy, she manages to infiltrate the gang and she soon uncovers some dangerous secrets. "Flame in the Mist" sounds like an amazing story with a kick-ass heroine and there`s not much left to ask for.

"A Court Of Wings And Ruin" by Sarah J. Maas (May 2nd)
Some people might argue that this is the most important release of 2017 and they might be right. The thing is, I have not read the first two books yet. Blasphemy, I know. But for whatever reason, I thought that this was a trilogy and I was waiting for all of the books to be out. Then they announced more novels, so I`m not sure if this is the last book or not. But I will finally give it a shot. I plan on finishing the first two books this month and then start  ACOWAR when it`s released.

"Lord Of Shadows" by Cassandra Clare (May 23rd)
Cassandra Clare is an auto-buy author for me, even though I never giver her books more than 3 stars. I love the Shadowhunters world, even though I see all of the problematic aspects that come with it. Call her books my guilty pleasure, I have to read them all. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and my recommendations. Let me know in the comments what are your most anticipated YA spring releases.

8 comments :

  1. Awesome picks! I am also so excited for Flame in the Mist and ACOWAR - mainly because the covers are so gorgeous <3

    Have a lovely week ahead :)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. Flame in The Mist has such an exciting premise, can`t wait for the release day!

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  2. I've just bought the Mortal Instruments series and I'm the same as you! Even though there's so many problems I cant stop myself from reading!

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    1. It`s an addictive series indeed. It`s so bad, yet so good:))

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  3. Very nice selection of upcoming releases! I loved The Upside of Unrequited, it was so well done!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. I have high hopes for it. Can`t wait to get the chance to read it.

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  4. When Dimple Met Rishi and ACOWAR are some that I can't wait for!

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