2017 feels like a massive year for YA books. There are a lot of books being released in the next few months that are very hyped and ones that already people are diving in to. However i’ve found a lot from the ‘upcoming releases’ list that i definitely will not be picking up this year, or even at all. Here are the books that i won’t be reading.
Last night i was lucky enough to attend The Worlds Collide event with Rainbow Rowell and Leigh Bardugo. These are two authors that i love immensely, so i felt very fortunate when i managed to snag a ticket to the very short U.K tour. Leigh was on the road to promote Cooked Kingdom, the second novel in her Six of Crows duology. As far as everyone was aware, Rainbow just joined on for the hell of it, spreading the joy of her five previous novels.
Title: Shadow and Bone
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
Publication Date: 31st July 2014
Summary : The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.
Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite – the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?
The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.
But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?