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.)

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Title: Windwitch (The Witchlands #2)
Author: Susan Dennard
Publication Date: 2017 January 10
Series: The Witchlands

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. -Stephanie

(Seconded by Mandy C.)

Cover Dark Days Pact: Girl in 1800s men's clothing holding a glowing blue sword

Title: The Dark Days Pact (Lady Helen #2)
Author: Alison Goodman
Publication Date: 2017 January 31
Series: Lady Helen

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!). -Stephanie

Chinoiserie print of students

Title: The Last of August (Charlotte Holmes #2)
Author: Brittany Cavallaro 
Publication Date: 2017 February 14
Series: Charlotte Holmes

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. -Rosemary

(Seconded by Mandy C.)

Title: A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)
Author: V.E. Schwab
Publication Date: 2017 February 21
Series: Shades of Magic

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. -Stephanie

Title: Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before #3)
Author: Jenny Han 
Publication Date: 2017 April 04
Series: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

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? -Stephanie

(Seconded by Mandy W. and Sarah)

Cover of A Court of Thorns and Roses, featuring a woman in a black dress holding a sword in front of a green background

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)
Author: Sarah J. Maas 
Publication Date: 2017 May 02
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses

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. -Mandy C.

(Seconded by Rosemary and Stephanie)

A red car drives along a road between a lake and Scottish hills, the driver's scarf flies away.

Title: The Pearl Thief (Code Name Verity #1)
Author: Elizabeth Wein
Publication Date: 2017 May 02
Series: Code Name Verity

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. -Jennie

(Seconded by Stephanie)

Title: Thick as Thieves (The Queen’s Thief #5)
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Publication Date: 2017 May 16
Series: The Queen’s Thief

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. -Jennie

A woman in a long white nightgown levitates above a chair

Title: Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners #3)
Author: Libba Bray 
Publication Date: 2017
Series: The Diviners

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. -Jennie

Title: Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas #2)
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Brooklyn Brujas

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. -Mandy W.

White and gold powdery substance explodes on a black background

Title: Obsidio (The Illuminae Files #3)
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: 2017 2018 March 13
Series: The Illuminae Files

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!) -Mandy C.

(Seconded by Sarah and Stephanie)

Title: Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2)
Author: Jay Kristoff
Publication Date: 2017
Series: The Nevernight Chronicle

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. -Mandy C.

A silver shield with an owl relief on a dark blue background

Title: Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6)
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Throne of Glass

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. -Rosemary

(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 (she/her) lives in Edmonton, AB. When she’s not raiding the library for YA books, she enjoys eating ice cream (esp. in cold weather), learning fancy pole dance tricks, and stanning BTS. Mandy has been writing for FYA since 2012, and she oversaw all things FYA Book Club from 2013 to 2023.