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Most Anticipated Books of 2017: Sequels and Follow-ups

FYA reveals their most anticipated YA sequel and follow-up releases for 2017.

Most Anticipated Books of 2017: Sequels and Follow-ups

Yesterday, FYA HQ shared the standalones and series starters that we're most looking forward to in the new year. And now, here are our most anticipated sequels and follow-ups of 2017! (Minor spoilers possibly ahead.)

Windwitch by Susan Dennard (picked by Stephanie)
Series: The Witchlands, Book 2
Publication Date: 10 January 2017

Why I'm Excited: I devoured the first one in a night, so let’s hope the next installment is just as delectable. I know not every story needs a romance, but there’s a pair -- that I won’t name -- that I’m hoping can see past their biases in this book and act upon their enemistry.

(Seconded by Mandy C.)

The Dark Days Pact by Alison Goodman (picked by Stephanie)
Series: Lady Helen, Book 2
Publication Date: 31 January 2017

Why I'm Excited: I throughly enjoyed the first book’s fantasical look at Victorian England, and I’m eager to see where life takes Lady Helen now that she’s all-in on the Dark Days Club (hopefully it leads her on fun adventures and to some hot smooches!).

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro (picked by Rosemary)
Series: Charlotte Holmes, Book 2
Publication Date: 14 February 2017

Why I'm Excited: The game is afoot yet again, and Charlotte and Jamie are in a load of trouble (with a lot of feelings for each other) as they race through places like Sussex, Berlin and *be still my heart* Prague. The first Charlotte Holmes book was one of my top picks for 2016, so I can’t wait for the follow up.

(Seconded by Mandy C.)

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (picked by Stephanie)
Series: Shades of Magic, Book 3
Publication Date: 21 February 2017

Why I'm Excited: Granted I still have not read the second book of this trilogy, but I loved A Darker Shade of Magic. And with this coming out in 2017, that means I can finally read that second book and this book without any pesky wait in between for the final resolution. Don’t make me regret that choice, Ms. Schwab.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (picked by Stephanie)
Series: To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 3
Publication Date: 4 April 2017

Why I'm Excited: More Lara Jean, what the what?! But I’m so torn, y’all! On the one hand, I love Lara Jean and her family, and I will absolutely jump at the chance to see more of them. But on the other hand, she and [REDACTED] ended the last book in a good place, and if there’s anything we know about telling a story, is that there must be some kind of conflict to keep it interesting. And, guys, I don’t want there to be any more dramalama for Lara Jean and [REDACTED]. Why do you do this to me, Jenny Han?

(Seconded by Mandy W. and Posh)

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (picked by Mandy C.)
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 3
Publication Date: 2 May 2017

Why I'm Excited: Even though I wasn’t sold on the fact that it was necessary for ACOTAR to have a sequel, I passionately (*wink, wink*) devoured A Court of Mist and Fury; Rhysand immediately leaped to the top 5 on my list of best book boyfriends. I can’t wait to revisit the world of Prythian and see what’s next for the Night Court.

(Seconded by Rosemary and Stephanie)

The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein (picked by Jennie)
Series: Code Name Verity (prequel)
Publication Date: 2 May 2017

Why I'm Excited: If there’s anything more heartbreaking than Code Name Verity, it’s the promise of diving deep into Julie’s life before the war. I’m expecting great things out of this one, including a renewed desire for a pilot’s license and another pile of history books. Okay, Elizabeth Wein, go ahead and break my heart.

(Seconded by Stephanie)

Thick as Thieves by Megan Whalen Turner (picked by Jennie)
Series: The Queen's Thief, Book 5
Publication Date: 16 May 2017

Why I'm Excited: Do I even need to say anything about this? It’s NEW MEGAN WHALEN TURNER, which is as rare as a unicorn. I have missed Eugenides & Co. so much; I hope this book is full of his trademark wit and whining.

Untitled by Libba Bray (picked by Jennie)
Series: The Diviners, Book 3
Publication Date: 2017

Why I'm Excited: I’m so ready to dive back into Evie O’Neill’s sparkly, gin-soaked supernatural world. Bray’s writing just keeps getting better and better, and, well, I NEED IT. RIGHT NOW.

Untitled by Zoraida Córdova (picked by Mandy W.)
Series: Brooklyn Brujas, Book 2
Publication Date: 2017

Why I'm Excited: I fell hard for the Mortiz sisters' magical world, and the only thing I know about the next novel is that I NEED IT NOWWWW.

Untitled by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (picked by Mandy C.)
Series: The Illuminae Files, Book 3
Publication Date: 2017

Why I'm Excited: The Illuminae Files is one of the most unique and adventurous series I’ve ever read, and know that the third book in the series certainly won’t disappoint. (Moar crazy AIDEN, please!)

(Seconded by Posh and Stephanie)

Untitled by Jay Kristoff (picked by Mandy C.)
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, Book 2
Publication Date: 2017

Why I'm Excited: Jay Kristoff’s wit turned a book about a badass assassin from wholly gory to surprisingly funny, and I’m excited to wade through the blood alongside the sarcastic narrator once more.

Untitled by Sarah J. Maas (picked by Rosemary)
Series: Throne of Glass, Book 6
Publication Date: 2017

Why I'm Excited: Okay, real talk. I only boarded the Maas train this year, which means I devoured both of her ongoing series simultaneously and by the time I reached the fourth Throne of Glass book, I had to take a Maas break. That does not, however, make me any less excited to dive back in and finish out this series in 2017.

(Seconded by Mandy C.)

So which sequels and follow-ups are you looking forward to in 2017? Let us know in the comments! And don't forget to check out our most anticipated standalones and series starters!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.