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Check out the latest book news, recaps, and reviews below.   But first, let’s have a look at 2016:

Favorite books of 2016!

1) Crooked Kingdom

Leigh Bardugo outdid herself with this finale. I LOVED Six of Crows and quite possibly love the sequel even more. It was a perfect ending to one of my all-time favorite series.

2) The Fate of the Tearling

The mind-bending ending is controversial among readers, but I LOVED it. I finished this book about six weeks ago and am still thinking about it. Visit the comments on my Goodreads review to see the research I’ve been doing to piece together answers to some of the dangling questions readers had!

3) Morning Star

This is a great conclusion to a fantastic trilogy. I’m convinced it will be the next blockbuster movie franchise based on a book series. And we get a new trilogy set in this same universe in August. Bring it on!

4) Lady Midnight

Oh, how I love the impossible love stories Clare devises, and Jemma is no exception!

 

5) My Lady Jane

This is funniest book I’ve read in a long, long time. It is pure, unabashed fun.

 

What were your favorite reads in 2016? Tell us about them in the comments of our corresponding blog post!

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Coming up:

First quarter 2017 is going to be big in the YA world! We’ve already seen the release of the conclusion to the Passenger duology as well as the opener of Veronica Roth’s new series. Can she redeem herself after the Allegiant debacle? We suspect she can and are excited to read Carve the Mark!

One of our most anticipated releases for the beginning of 2017 is Caraval. It released on January 31st. If it lives up to the hype of the lucky bloggers who snatched up ARC’s, it is sure to delight!

February will see the release of book 3’s for two popular series: King’s Cage in the Red Queen series and A Conjuring of Light in the Shades of Magic series.

March will bring book two in the Rebel of the Sands series, which will take quite a different turn than the series opener. And Laini Taylor, author of the unique and exciting Daughter of Smoke and Bone series, debuts the first book in her new series, Strange the Dreamer. It sounds like another truly unique story.

There’s so much to read and so little time! Did we miss anything you’re looking forward to in the first few months of the year? Let us know about it in the comments!

YA Book News

Last fall, Sarah J. Maas revealed her Throne of Glass series is getting the TV treatment on Hulu. Details are scarce, but the series will be called Queen of Shadows and has landed a good director and writer.
See more in this article..

In December, Maas shared a picture of the script for the pilot episode entitled Celaena. Readers everywhere are eagerly awaiting more news, most importantly who will comprise the cast! If Hulu likes the pilot episode, it’s likely to get a series order, perhaps in 2018.
See more…

Who is excited for book two in Cassandra Clare’s The Dark Artifices series? It’s one of our most anticipated releases of 2017, so we are devouring each Lord of Shadows snippet Clare shares!
Here’s a link to them…

Speaking of The Dark Artifices, have you checked our or Theories page for Lady Midnight?  Also, read a full recap of Lady Midnight…

Recent Rapid Reviews

Are you looking for your next favorite book or series? Check out our Rapid Reviews to find your next read!
Ever the Hunted
Ivory and Bone

The Fate of the Tearling
My Lady Jane
Riders
The Girl on the Train
Crooked Kingdom
See all of our book reviews…

Recaps for Upcoming New Releases

Are you ready to dive into the new release in a series you read last year? If you can’t remember the details of the previous books, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our full book recaps.
Passenger
Red Queen series
Shades of Magic series
Rebel of the Sands
Flamecaster
Flamecaster theories page
See all of our book recaps…

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