2017 YA Showcase Wrap Up: Part 1
On Tuesday, I went to the annual Centre for Youth Literature Showcase. It’s an event where publishers around Australia highlight some of their books coming in the new year. After going to the showcase last year, I was quick on the mark to get tickets for the 2017 showcase and it was worth it. With 14 publishers present, we were introduced to many books to come, some I already knew and some that now, I cannot wait to read.
It’s a great event for libraries, bloggers and readers alike. The YA Showcase is great to know what books are coming, but also it’s an amazing event to talk with people from the industry. Bloggers are always talking with publishers and authors from behind the screen, but it’s a fantastic thing to sometimes know what they look like.
Because there were a lot of books talked about, I’m not going to go in-depth on all of them. However, I’ve selected a few that I cannot wait to get my hands on and devour. Some of the ones that I have highlighted don’t have covers yet, but I cannot wait to see what is to come.
I’ve also decided to split this wrap-up into two parts. There was a lot of books talked about and I don’t want any of you to get bored. You can now check out part 2.
The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles: I already have an ARC of this one, but I cannot wait to get stuck into it. The Edge of Everything is an epic romance fantasy adventure that straddles two worlds. February 9th, 2017
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brain Conaghan: I don’t read much verse, but this novel has caught my eye. Told through dual perspectives, We Come Apart tells the story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places. Coming March 2017
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos: January 2017
Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer: April 2017
Thorne of Glass Untitled Novella #1 by Sarah J. Maas: 27 June 2017
Thorne of Glass #6 by Sarah J. Maas: September 2017
The World of Thorne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: October 2017
You Got This by Pip Harry: Follows two girls; one homeless and trying to find her way back home, the other lost and trying to find herself.
Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell: Explained as a little bit of Gilmore Girls a little but of Nick Earls. Country towns, friendship, families, finding yourself and kissing. Coming 2017
Love, Ghost and Nose Hair by Steven Herrick – Reprinted
A Place Like This by Steven Herrick – Reprinted
That Stubborn Seed of Hope: Stories by Brain Falkner: 2017
Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer: Old Best Friends come into contact again, when both their lives are a mess. What starts off as friendly banter turns into an ugly mess and someone will get hurt. June 13, 2017
Begin, End, Begin: a #LoveOZYA Anthology: This all-new collection will show the world exactly how much there is to love about Aussie YA. With Authours Melissa Keil, Will Kostakis, Ellie Marney, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Pryor, Alice Pung, Gabrielle Tozer, Lili Wilkinson and Danielle Binks.
Crave the Mark by Veronica Roth: January 17th, 2017
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil: Unconventional romance, perfect timing and making friends with the weirdos.
In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black: An electric rollercoaster ride through dark space. Coming July 2017
Amelia Westlake by Erin Gough: Late 2017
The City of Night Neverending (Paladero #2) by Steven Lochran: April 2017
IDA by Alison Evans: Ida can shift between parallel universes, allowing her to follow alternative paths. When she sees her doppelganger, she starts to wonder if she’s actually in control of her ability, and whether there are effects far beyond what she’s considered. Entertaining, moving and relevant. Coming January.
Finding Nevo by Nevo Zisin: An autobiography about gender and everything that comes with it.
Dragonkeeper: Bronze Brid Tower by Carole Wilkinson: Coming March
Friends Anonymous by Simmone Howell, Fiona Wood and Cath Crowley: Three different girls, come together and become unlikely friends.
The Hero Trilogy by S.D Gentill: The retelling of Homer’s epic tale through the eyes of a young girl – new covers
Draekora (The Medoran Chronicles #3) by Lynette Noni: Published in April
Jennifer Cellardoor by J.M Donellan: Coming 2017
And that is it for part 1. I am so excited for a lot of these books and cannot wait to start reading them all. What books are you excited for to read next year? Do we share any that is the same? Have you read anything by these authors before? Nevertheless, remember to come back tomorrow for part 2.