10 Nov 2016

Top 10 2017 Science Fiction Books I'm Excited For!

Today is the next instalment of the series of 2017 books I'm looking forward to and/or have pre-ordered. You can see the schedule of what you can expect below! I hope you guys learn about some great 2017 releases with these posts. If you want to see all the books I have shelved as 2017 Release, you can check out my Goodreads Shelf!

Overall (October 13) | Contemporary (October 20) | Retellings (October 27) | Fantasy (Last Week) | Science Fiction (This Week) | Historical Fiction (Next Week)

27 Hours

Author: Tristina Wright
Series: N/A
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

Rumor Mora wants revenge. He’s lived all of his seventeen years on the colonized moon of Sahara, and he can’t remember a time when humans weren’t warring with the gargoyles—frightening beasts that attack human colonists during the night. Now the gargoyles have gone too far—they attacked his city and burned it to the ground. The sole survivor of the attack, Rumor is determined to avenge the death of his father, and no one is going to stand in his way. No one. Not even the incredibly hot boy who keeps trying to tell him that the gargoyles aren’t the monsters he thinks they are.

Nyx Llorca wants understanding. She was born deaf, and the moon vibrates under her feet in an urgent language she can’t figure out. As war between humans and gargoyles rages around her and the vibrations grow more insistent, she's terrified that the moon is trying to warn her of something much bigger and more terrible to come. And if that isn't enough, she's fallen in love with her best friend and is terrified admitting the truth will destroy their friendship.

Jude Welton wants peace. He has lived most of his life in the forest community of Azrou, far from the colonies, and the bias of the humans who use the slur “gargoyle” to describe the creatures who live on Sahara. He belongs to a group of people who believe that the humans and creatures—called chimera—can exist together in peace. But when his chimera friend, Vala, goes missing, Jude must step out of his peaceful existence and directly into the war. And the angriest boy he’s ever met just happens to know where Vala is. Rumor is Jude’s key to getting her back—if only Jude can convince him that not all chimera are evil.

Braeden Tennant wants belonging. As the son of a colony commander, he's grown up with expectations of a military future, of continuing the unending war against the gargoyles. All he wants to do is steal a spaceship and leave Sahara—maybe take an automata cat with him. But when he finds the seeds of friendship with Rumor's arrival and is pulled into a vast conspiracy involving his friends, the gargoyles, the forest rebels, and his moms, he has to decide where his loyalties lie once and for all.

27 HOURS is a sweeping, thrilling story featuring a stellar cast of queer teenagers battling to save their homes and possibly every human on Sahara as the clock ticks down to zero.

Why I'm Excited For It

Queers in Space. That’s pretty much all you need to know about this one. I am so stoked for this one, you have no idea.

The Sandcastle Empire

Author: Kayla Olson
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: June 6, 2017

When all hope is gone, how do you survive? 

Before the war, Eden’s life was easy—air conditioning, ice cream, long days at the beach. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed.

Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. Eden has lost everything to them. They killed her family and her friends, destroyed her home, and imprisoned her. But Eden refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores.

Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves—but the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. 

This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom. 

Why I'm Excited For It

This one sounds sooooo good. So good, in fact, that I asked Kayla Olson if I could interview her about the book, which you can read here. I love future worlds that have political overtones so this seems like it's going to be the book for me!

Empress of a Thousand Skies

Author: Rhoda Belles
Series: N/A
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: February 7, 2017

Rhee, better known as Crown Princess Rhiannon Ta’an, is the sole surviving heir to a powerful dynasty. She’ll stop at nothing to avenge her family and claim her throne.

Aly has risen above his war refugee origins to find fame as the dashing star of a holo-vision show. But when he’s falsely accused of killing Rhee, he's forced to prove his innocence to save his reputation – and his life.

With planets on the brink of war, Rhee and Aly are thrown together to confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy.


Rhoda Belleza crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, warfare, and the true meaning of legacy in her exhilarating debut, perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer and Pierce Brown. 

Why I'm Excited For It

I don't even know where to start with this one because all of it sounds ah-mazing. Every time you read another sentence in that summary, you think OMG. And then it ends by saying "fans of Marissa Meyer and Pierce Brown" which are magic words over in this sphere.


Author: Amy Plum

Series: Dreamfall #1
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: May 2, 2017

Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse...but she was terribly wrong.

Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.

Why I'm Excited For It

ZOMG. SHARED DREAMS. NIGHTMARES COME TO LIFE. HUNTED. !!!! Everything in this screams to me. Also I am sure I'll never want to get my insomnia treated.

Shadow Run

Author: AdriAnne Strickland and Michael Miller
Series: Kaitan Chronicles #1
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: March 21, 2017

"Firefly" meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.

Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique. 

As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary. 

But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive. 

Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew. 

Why I'm Excited For It

I saw "Firefly" and was like YAS then I read "meets DUNE" and !!!!!!!!! I didn't really need anything beyond that, but WE GOT EVEN MORE. This book sounds FANTASTIC and I am really excited to see 


Author: Kristy Acevedo
Series: Holo #2
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Publication Date: March 21, 2017

The holograms lied to everyone on Earth and only Alexandra Lucas knows the truth. Now she's trapped in the year 2359 without family or friends—worse, without her anxiety medication. Alex attempts to reconcile the marvelous scenery, technological advances, and luxurious living with the knowledge that the holograms weren't being completely honest—what else are they lying about? With a secret that could shatter her society, Alex tries to find her place among strangers, convicts, and a rebellion striving to bring the holograms down. Alex struggles to find the best way to reveal the truth and reunite with those she loves. But when surrounded by beauty and every convenience, Alex wonders if truth becomes irrelevant in a perfect world.

Why I'm Excited For It

I am so excited for this conclusion to the duo logy. I LOVED CONSIDER and I think Acevedo is going to end with a bang. I am excited to see what happens to Alex and how she deals with her anxiety and helps everyone get to safety. I think this is going to be a great read.

Mars One

Author: Jonathan Mayberry
Series: N/A
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Go on the adventure of a lifetime with a teen and his family after they are selected to colonize Mars in this thrilling new novel from multiple Bram Stoker Award–winning author Jonathan Maberry.

Tristan has known that he and his family were going to be on the first mission to colonize Mars since he was twelve years old, and he has been training ever since. However, knowing that he would be leaving for Mars with no plan to return didn’t stop him from falling in love with Izzy.

But now, at sixteen, it’s time to leave Earth, and he’s forced to face what he must leave behind in exchange for an uncertain future. When the news hits that another ship is already headed to colonize Mars, and the NeoLuddite terrorist group begins threatening the Mars One project, the mission’s purpose is called into question. Is this all worth it?

Why I'm Excited For It

SPACE. SPACE!!!! Space. I love space. I want to live in space. I am so excited for SPACE.


Author: Nick Lake
Series: N/A
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2017

About a trio of teens born and raised on a space station who are preparing to make their first trip to Earth, unaware of the irreversible consequences that the journey will set into motion.

Why I'm Excited For It

I love Nick Lake's work, so I am really excited to see how he writes this one. I am also just in love with space??? In case you couldn't tell from my explanation above. I'll tell you one more time: I LOVE SPACE.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Author: Scott Reintgen
Series: Untitled #1
Publisher: Crown Children's
Publication Date: 2017

A Detroit teen accepts an interstellar space contract only to realize the promised millions must be won in a brutal competition where winners face the ultimate choice—take the money and become pawns in the corporation's sinister plans or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise their humanity.

Why I'm Excited For It

Remember how much I love .... SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

Author: Mary Weber
Series: The Evaporation of Sofi Snow #1
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017

In the futuristic SF duology, Native American Sofi Snow's mission to rescue her brother from the ice planet now orbiting Earth turns into a deadly game of hunter and prey.

Why I'm Excited For It

I loved Mary Weber's series STORM SIREN and I am really excited for her new novels. Tbh I would have read anything she wrote, but it makes me gleeful that it is a SciFi novel.

1 comment:

  1. YESSS, Empress of a Thousand Skies is AMAZING! I'm excited to read a lot of these books, especially Shadow Run! Great list ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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