Upcoming Releases of 2017


It’s time again to talk about my most anticipated upcoming releases. So far. As always, this list will probably grow as the year unfolds. For now, let’s have a look at what to expect.

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle (February 7, 2017) Wolf in White Van had some hype around it when it first came out, and it sounded off the beaten path, so I tried it. I loved it. I’m talking new favorite book levels of love. That means I’m very hyped for this. Darnielle seems to like telling stories with retro, nostalgic trappings, so this one revolves around a video rental store. Remember those? The main character works at just such a place, and he starts getting complaints from customers. The VHS tapes have scenes replaced with footage from a nearby barn, and the spliced in scenes are simple and yet sinister. This sounds deliciously unsettling, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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Upcoming Releases


Let’s talk about some books that are to be released in the coming months that I’m super jazzed for.

April 5 : Burning by Danielle Rollins – Danielle Rollins is Danielle Vega writing under a different name. You may recognize her as the author of The Merciless if you run in either horror or YA circles. It was a really good book that I enjoyed, so she’s on my radar now. I’m not as excited for this one as another by her that will show up later on the list, but it does still sound like something I’d enjoy.

April 26 : Sharp Ends by Joe Abercrombie – This is a short story collection set in his First Law universe. I still have a couple of books to read before I’d be comfortable jumping into this one, because spoilers, but I am still very excited. The Glokta story alone has made me a hyper fangirl.

May 17 : My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix – Last year, I read Horrorstor by Hendrix, and I loved it. Much more than I thought I would. It was fun and frightening with enough quirkiness to make it a good haunted house story rather than a cliche one. Considering I know now that he’s someone who takes things in a fun, wild direction, this sounds great.

May 17 : The Fireman by Joe Hill – And on the same day! I’m always hyped for new Joe Hill. This no exception. Also, please click that link and read the summary. Does that not sound nuts? So intensely excited.

June 7 : End of Watch by Stephen King – And then, as if they planned it, Joe’s dad’s new book comes out. This is the third in a series, so I’m not saying a word. I’ll just say that some tidbits in the second book make this third one a very awesome prospect.

June 21 : Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay – A Head Full of Ghosts by the same author was getting some good hype last year, and it was earned, I feel. Not a perfect book, but I could see his potential as someone who could grow into his writing style and preferred storytelling. I’m interested to see what he does here, in that case.

July 5 : The Merciless II: The Exorcism of Sofia Flores by Danielle VegaThis is the one I was talking about above. The first book left a lot of room for a sequel, and I’m dying to know where she takes it.

What books are you looking forward to? Do any of these tickle your fancy? Let me know in the comments.