Summer is upon us. My kids are in their last few days of school, and dreams of a relaxing summer vacation are almost a reality. In an effort to get some serious writing time in June (and hopefully finish a first draft), I'll be establishing a designated reading time for the kiddos. Once I type "The End," I'll join them with a book from my To Be Read pile. While there are quite a few books on my To Be Read list, every month more are added. So I wanted to share my Top 3 Most Anticipated Books for 2017.
3. Ending Fear by Deanna Fugett
I'm not sure what it is about dystopian novels. Maybe it's the fact I can't write them, but I always enjoy reading them. This one deals with the fear that can become an intrinsic part of our personality.
Fear, the heroine, has faced a lot in her young life. But after finding a new, loving family, she's forced to act when her young sister Happy is kidnapped. Throw in floating cities, hoverpods, and a ranch for throwaway children, this book begs to be read as summer winds down. This YA dystopian debut novel is scheduled for a mid-July release.
2. The Evaporation of Sofi Snow by Mary Weber
While Mary Weber's Storm Siren Trilogy was pure fantasy, this book is more science fiction based. Amazon's blurb makes me think of The Hunger Games meets The Lunar Chronicles.
Sofi's brother Shilo is forced to compete in Earth's Fantasy Fighting arena. When a bomb goes off at the arena, Sofi is the only one who believes he's still alive and was taken to the ice-planet. The bomb has also affected Miguel, Earth's Ambassador to the ice-planet. He's now being blackmailed. Either he helps the blackmailers or loses everything. This book will be released on June 6.
1. Renegades by Marissa Meyer
I loved Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles. I've become a big devotee of this author. Her newest story, Renegades, is about superheroes, humans with extraordinary abilities, who saved their society by establishing peace and order. The only people who aren't happy about that? The villains they ousted. So when a girl who wants vengeance meets a boy who wants justice, loyalties clash.
Since The Incredibles is one of my favorite movies, I'm looking forward to reading this story. It is a stand-alone (you can read about it here) and will be released November 7, 2017.
What about you? What is on your reading list for the summer? What books are you eagerly waiting for this year? Share with us in the comments below -- and happy reading!