TopTen Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that other bloggers are welcome to join in, to create Top Ten lists on varying topics. This week it’s Top Ten Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017


This is a hard one! I’ve stopped looking at upcoming books – I don’t want to pre-order things because of book boxes and if I look I want…

the traitors kiss meddling kids the sumage solution the fire queen the cruel prince

1 The Traitor’s Kiss

by Erin Beaty - 27th June

This sounds really good! And it looks so amazingly pretty! I have major cover love.

An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.

With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.

As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.


2 Meddling Kids

by Edgar Cantero - 11th July 2017

Hahaha, it’s a Scooby Doo retelling! Need I say more?!

For fans of John Dies at the End and Welcome to Night Vale comes a tour de force of horror, humour, and H.P. Lovecraft. The surviving members of a forgotten teenage detective club (and their dog) must reunite as broken adults to finally solve the terrifying case that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison. Scooby Doo and the gang never had to do this!
1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977. Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bar tending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter’s been dead for years.
The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting.
With raucous humour and brilliantly orchestrated mayhem, Edgar Cantero’s Meddling Kids taps into our shared nostalgia for the books and cartoons we grew up with, and delivers an exuberant, eclectic, and highly entertaining celebration of horror, life, friendship, and many-tentacled, inter-dimensional demon spawn


3 The Sumage Solution

by G.L. Carriger (Gail Carriger) – 18th July 2017

I love Gail Carriager’s work. Instant pre-order! I don’t think this will be in a book box, but if it is I’ll be very excited! my pre-order is a kindle books as the pre-ordering isn’t allowed for indie physical books apparently. Sad times!!

Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?
NYT bestseller Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly.
Max fails everything – magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages’ messes. The job sucks and he’s in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there’s something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing.
Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he’s not out. There’s a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date. Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.
Delicate Sensibilities?
This story contains M/M sexitimes and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. The ­­­­San Andreas Shifter stories contain blue language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not for the faint of heart (mouth/tongue/etc.).


4 The Fire Queen

by Emily R King – 26th September

I’ve JUST finished The Hundredth Queen and I want to know what happens next! Yes, we’re ignoring the possible love triangle. Hopefully it will be fine…

In the second book in The Hundredth Queen Series, Emily R. King once again follows a young warrior queen’s rise to meet her destiny in a richly imagined world of sorcery and forbidden powers.
Though the tyrant rajah she was forced to marry is dead, Kalinda’s troubles are far from over. A warlord has invaded the imperial city, and now she’s in exile. But she isn’t alone. Kalinda has the allegiance of Captain Deven Naik, her guard and beloved, imprisoned for treason and stripped of command. With the empire at war, their best hope is to find Prince Ashwin, the rajah’s son, who has promised Deven’s freedom on one condition: that Kalinda will fight and defeat three formidable opponents.
But as Kalinda’s tournament strengths are once again challenged, so too is her relationship with Deven. While Deven fears her powers, Ashwin reveres them—as well as the courageous woman who wields them. Kalinda comes to regard Ashwin as the only man who can repair a warring world and finds herself torn between her allegiance to Deven and a newly found respect for the young prince.
With both the responsibility to protect her people and the fate of those she loves weighing heavily upon her, Kalinda is forced again to compete. She must test the limits of her fire powers and her hard-won wisdom. But will that be enough to unite the empire without sacrificing all she holds dear?



5 The Cruel Prince

by Holly Black – 2nd January 2018

another auto buy! In theory. I’ll be counting the boxes in!

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.
And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.
To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.


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7 comments on “TopTen Tuesday: Most Anticipated Books For The Second Half of 2017

  1. Lori

    You have some great picks! I’m really interested in Meddling Kids. It sounds so unique!
    My Top Ten

    1. Paein

      I know! I can’t rememeber where I found it – maybe on someone elses list, or on Instagram!

      Aw, I’d forgotten about The Language of Thorns. Nice list!

  2. Lillian @ Mom With a Reading Problem

    Oh my goodness!!! A Scooby Doo retelling?! I’m sold and need this book ASAP! All of these look amazing. I hadn’t even heard of The Hundredth Queen until today so I’ll be reading it and see a binge in my future to read both books. Thanks for sharing :)

    Here’s my TTT.

    1. Paein

      Those were my thoughts! And I hope you enjoy The Hundredth Queen! I have to say that I’ve only heard of one book on your list! (Tower of Dawn)

  3. Annemieke

    Oh a new Holly Black? I need to look that one up! And Oh my gosh what? A scooby-doo retelling. NEED

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