The Best Upcoming Releases

by - 5:20 PM

The key to being a trendsetter is being two months late to doing the trends.

7. The Empty Grave by Jonathan Stroud

After the dramatic events of The Creeping Shadow, the Lockwood team deserves some well-earned rest. So naturally they break into the Fittes Mausoleum, on a perilous mission to discover the truth about London's top ghost-hunting agency, and its sinister leader. 
With the help of some unexpected, and rather ghostly, allies, Lockwood & Co must battle their greatest enemy yet, as they move ever closer to the moment when the earth-shattering secret of 'the problem' will finally be revealed.
So me putting this book on the list is, uh, kind of cheating. Because I've only read the first book in this series, and this is the fifth. BUT I KNOW I'LL READ IT EVENTUALLY. AND I'M STILL EXCITED FOR IT because anything, and I mean anything, new by Jonathan Stroud is my next favorite thing.

Release Date: September 12th

6. Exiles by Jaye L. Knight

Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all. Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. One small misstep could prove fatal for all. 
Exiles is the fourth book in this Christian fiction series I reviewed the other day from the unconventional POV of an agnostic, aka my very own self. So no, I'm not up to date on this series either, and no, I really don't care. Unless the next books end up being exceptionally homophobic or something, I'm fairly certain I'll get to this installment. The first book was a very pleasant surprise!

Release Date: August 11th

5. Warcross by Marie Lu

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.
THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE COOLEST PLOT EVER. And I've heard Marie Lu is a fabulous writer (no, I'm not reading The Young Elites, before you ask), so I can't wait to experience it for myself!

Release Date: September 12th

4. 27 Hours by Tristina Wright

Rumor Mora fears two things: hellhounds too strong for him to kill, and failure. Jude Welton has two dreams: for humans to stop killing monsters, and for his strange abilities to vanish.Nyx Llorca keeps two secrets: the moon speaks to her, and she’s in love with Dahlia, her best friend. Braeden Tennant wants two things: to get out from his mother's shadow, and to unlearn Epsilon's darkest secret.During one twenty-seven-hour night, if they can’t stop the war between the colonies and the monsters from becoming a war of extinction, the things they wish for will never come true, and the things they fear will be all that’s left.

I rarely like sci-fi, but the blurb of 27 Hours really grabbed me. Plus THAT COVER, Y'ALL.

Release Date: October 3rd

3. The Wicker King by K. Ancrum

When August learns that his best friend, Jack, shows signs of degenerative hallucinatory disorder, he is determined to help Jack cope. Jack’s vivid and long-term visions take the form of an elaborate fantasy world layered over our own—a world ruled by the Wicker King. As Jack leads them on a quest to fulfill a dark prophecy in this alternate world, even August begins to question what is real or not. 
MY DUDES. Psychological thrillers are some of my favorite books to read, and this looks super intriguing. Plus, I've heard rumors that it's gay, and that means it goes straight to my auto-buy list.

Release Date: October 31st

2. Artemis by Andy Weir

Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
The Martian has to be the best book I've read this year, so of course I'm thrilled for Andy Weir's next book! I can't imagine it will be anything less than lovely.

Release Date: November 14th

1. The Assassin's Curse 
(by Kevin Sands)

Wherever Christopher Rowe goes, adventure—and murder—follows. Even a chance to meet King Charles ends in a brush with an assassin.

All that’s recovered from the killer is a coded message with an ominous sign-off: more attempts are coming. So when Christopher’s code-breaking discovers the attack’s true target, he and his friends are ordered to Paris to investigate a centuries-old curse on the French throne. And when they learn an ancient treasure is promised to any assassin who succeeds, they realize the entire royal family is at stake—as well as their own lives.
So, uh. My excitement about this one may be a little disproportionate to my excitement about the others.


The Blackthorn Key is one of my all-time favorite series, and book three's release is a monumental occasion I've been crying about since March. 

Release Date My Date of Death: September 5th


Let's chat! Are you looking forward to any of these books? What releases are you most looking forward to in the remaining half of 2017? Comment below, and have a fabulous day. <3


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  1. I'M ALSO SO EXCITED FOR WARCROSS. Marie Lu is just the bomb.

    xoxo Abigail Lennah | ups & downs

  2. OMG HOW DID I NOT KNOW ANDY WEIR IS PUBLISHING A NEW BOOK. I absolutely loved The Martian, so I'm going to need to get my hands on this baby. Also, I'm ridiculously excited for Warcross and 27 Hours as well!

    1. I mean I didn't know either until someone told me?? It's been super under-publicized, for whatever reason.

      - Ellie

  3. The Wicker King sounds amazing, I am a little picky when it comes to thrillers but this sounds fab. Definitely going to be on the lookout for this one. I really need to read The Martian, I've heard great things about Andy Weir and Artemis looks really interesting.

    1. Haha, same! I definitely don't read a lot of them, but I love the theme of reality/illusion in this one. Ahhh The Martian is so good!

      - Ellie

  4. The Wicker King is definitely going on my TBR. THAT COVER THO. it'll be interesting to see how they handle that particular someone with a family member who has hallucinations because of psychosis, I guess I'm a little hesitant/afraid it'll be over-romanticized. but I'm definitely giving it a shot!

    I'm really excited for Invictus and Moxie!

    1. Ooh, I'll definitely consult with you after you read it to hear your thoughts.

      - Ellie

  5. I am SO excited for Warcross! But I haven't really heard of any of the others on the list before. A few books I'm excited for are Wonder Woman, The Language of Thorns, Hunting Prince Dracula, and All the Crooked Saints!

    1. The Language of Thorns and All the Crooked Saints are on my maybe list, so you'll have to tell me how they go!

      - Ellie

  6. Artemis sounds SO COOL. And I've been seeing so many things about Warcross online. But I need these types of posts because I am NEVER caught up on the new books coming out any time soon. NEVER. I'm such a mess of a book blogger, honestly. Thanks for the awesome post, Ellie!

    1. Haha, thank you! I'm generally caught up on what books are coming out soon, but I'm NEVER caught up on reading them...

      - Ellie


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