Hello and welcome! This is my weekly series, Top Three Thursdays, or, for convenience, TTT. Every week I discuss my top three in any bookish topic. If you’d like to participate, write up a post on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments below.
The topic for today (05/01/17) is: Most Anticipated Releases of 2017
1. The Ship of the Dead (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #3) by Rick Riordan
This is my favourite series by Rick Riordan yet. I enjoyed the first book, but it displaced the Percy Jackson series as the best by Rick Riordan after I finished The Hammer of Thor (book #2). I can’t wait for Magnus to meet Percy, Jack to meet Riptide, Samirah to face her dad and Ragnarok to be delayed. Hopefully. There is no cover yet, but I just can’t wait!
Release date: October 3rd
2. The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan
I love how Uncle Rick puts out two books a year! I absolutely adored the first book in the series. Apollo is was one of my favourite Olympians (after Athena and Poseidon) and I felt so sorry for him when he was banished to Earth by Zeus. What I’m most looking forward to in the next instalment are the haikus at the beginning of each chapter, because Apollo is clearly very good at them.
Release date: May 2nd
3. Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Allegiant was a bitter disappointment for me, but I’m really curious to know what the author has in store for readers in the first of her latest untitled duology. This new SF&F holds promise, or so I’ve been made to believe by early reviewers. Some readers have an issue with the fact that it seems to have the white supremacy trope in it, but I think I’ll wait until I’ve read it and form my own opinion.
Release date: January 17th
What are your most anticipated releases of the year? Let me know via the comments section.