A to Z: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect 2017 Book

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Hello/good morning/good afternoon/good night, guys! Wherever you are right now, we hope you're okay, fine, having fun and reading lots of fabulous books that you'll love forever. Today is such a fun day to publish this blog post! I literally love this blog post a lot ~ I seriously am in love, I will forever remember it and I don't know how I will top this for another blog post. I couldn't have done it without Leah (@nickyoflaherty) and Mason (@AmzngBookshelf)! They are amazing and they know lots of books okay, also they are so creative and fab. This post couldn't be what it is without their help and support and their selves. I love you guys! Thank you for saying yes to this crazy idea. 

So, after all the love fest I gave in the upstairs paragraph, here comes the part of explaining what this is about. As I said this is a very special post filled with love and support for these books. Some are debuts, some are veterans, there is seriously everything here. We decided to make a sort of "guide" so you can find a 2017 book. This is for the people who want something specific, you can find it here (probably? hopefully?) You'll find a little bit of everything in this book guide! We hope this helps and we hope that you support the authors and buy their books ~ 

Note: The guide's format is in images so for better quality, click the image for you to see it larger, bigger, better! Though I will put titles and links to Goodreads below the image.
Note #2: Many books can fit in other categories. Example: Many fit in the category W ~ Books starring women! or in R ~ Representation is important! As many more for sure. 

*page 1*
A. Artistic Main Characters
~ You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner 
~ Noteworthy by Riley Redgate 
~ Kaleidoscope Song by Fox Benwell

B. Bisexual Representation
~ Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
~ 27 Hours by Tristina Wright
*page 2*
C. Cute YA Contemporaries
~ When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
~ My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

D. Down With The System!
~ Frostblood by Elly Blake
~ Blood Rode Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves
~ Shadowhouse Fall by Daniel José Older
*page 3*
E. Emotional YA Stories
~ History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
~ The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
~ Dear Martin by Nic Stone

F. Fairy Tale Retellings
~ Forest of a Thousand Laterns by Julie C. Dao
~ Walking on Knives by Maya Chhabra
~ Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
*page 4*
G. Genderfluid Main Characters
~ Tiger's Watch (Ashes of Gold #1) by Julia Ember
~ Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

H. Hail to the Royals! Royalty in YA
~ Romancing the Throne by Nadine Julie Courtney
~ Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza
~ The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana
*page 5*
I. Internet: Social Media as Main Plot
~ #famous by Jilly Gagnon
~ Follow Me Back by A. V. Geiger
~ The Takedown by Corrie Wang
~ Internet Famous by Danika Stone

J. Journey to another world: Fantasy YA
~ Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields [I've seen this book has bad rep so ignore it]
~ The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
~ Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
~ Caraval by Stephanie Garber
~ Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic
*page 6*
K. Kiss the girl: F/F Romances
~ It's Not Like It's a Secret by Mia Sugiura
~ How To Make a Wish by Ashley Blake Herring
~ Like Water by Rebecca Podos

L. Last Rides: End of a series
~ Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by Victoria Schwab
~ Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before #3) by Jenny Han
~ A Crown of Wishes (The Star-Touched Queen #2) by Roshani Chokshi
*page 7*
M. Movie Magic: Books inspired by movies (or TV shows)
~ Done Dirt Cheap by Sarah Nicole Lemon
~ One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
~ Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

N. Non-fiction
~ Born Both: An Intersex Life by Hida Viloria
*page 8*
O. Olympians: Sporty YA Books
~ Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
~ A Season of Daring Greatly by Ellen Emerson White

P. Plus-sized Main Characters
~ The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
~ Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos
~ Dead Little Mean Girl by Eva Darrows
*page 9*
Q. Querido México: Mexican representation
~ North of Happy by Adi Alsaid
~ The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
~ Love Sugar Magic by Anna Meriano

R. Representation is important!
~ Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
~ American Street by Ibi Zoboi
~ Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
~ The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich
~ Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
*page 10*
S. It's A Spectrum! Books with Ace Spec Characters
~ Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee
~ Assassins: Nemesis (Assassins #2) by Erica Cameron

T. Time-travel YA. 
~ The Ship Beyond Time (The Girl from Everywhere #2) by Heidi Heilig
~ The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke
*page 11*
U. Under the sea: Mermaids, sirens and more...
~ Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
~ The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember
~ The Princes' Bane by Alexandra Christo
~ Given To the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

V. Viva la Science Fiction!
~ The Amaterasu Project by Axie Oh
~ Want by Cindy Pon
~ Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles #1) by AdriAnne Strickland & Michael Miller
~ Warcross by Marie Lu
~ Into the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae
*page 12*
W. Wonder Women: Books Starring Women
~ Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
~ Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
~ The Education of Margot Sanchez by Lilliam Rivera

X. X marks the spot: Pirate books
~ Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
~ The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) by Emily Skrutskie
*page 13*
Y. For young readers
~ Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh
~ Midnight Without a Moon by Linda Williams Jackson
~ The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi
~ Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
~ See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng 
~ The Crystal Ribbon by Celeste Lim
~ Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
~ The Emperor's Riddle by Kat Zhang

Z. Zoink! Time to solve a mystery!
~ Overturned by Lamar Giles
~ The Arsonist by Stephanie Oakes
~ The Pearl Thief by Elizabeth Wein

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  1. Sil! I love all the graphics! And I'm so glad I was able to be a part of this with you and Mason <3 Love you both!! <3

  2. This is such a great post! Lots of books I hadn't heard of yet to add to my TBR pile!

  3. I am in awe. What a labor of love this must have been. I'm hanging on to it for both reading and classroom library building. LOVE the diversity and representation focus as well.