There are so many amazing releases in January we don’t know where to start!

Happy New Year, bookworms!

It’s time to wrap up your 2016 reading, clear off that TBR shelf and start all fresh and new with the amazing releases coming our way in 2017. But where on earth should you start?!

Maybe one of these amazing January releases will tickle ya fancy?

‘The One Memory of Flora Banks’

Emily Barr, 12th January, Penguin Random House

Flora Banks remembers nothing from after she was 10 years old. She’s now 17. Flora has anterogade amnesia meaning that she can’t form short term memories. But when she kisses a boy, she remembers it. But he’s left for the Arctic and he may hold the secrets to her memories. There’s only one option: Flora must follow him north.

‘A Quiet Kind of Thunder’

Sara Barnard,  12th January, My Kinda Book

Steffi has been silent for so long that she feels completely invisible. But the new boy at school sees her. Rhys is deaf and her knowledge of basic sign language means that she’s assigned to look after him. To Rhys it doesn’t matter that Steffi doesn’t talk and, as they find ways to communicate, Steffi finds that she does have a voice, and that she’s falling in love with the one person who makes her feel brave enough to use it.

‘Wing Jones’

Katherine Webber, 5th, Walker

With a grandmother from China and another from Ghana, fifteen-year-old Wing Jones is often caught between worlds. But when tragedy strikes, Wing discovers a talent for running she never knew she had. Wing’s speed could bring her family everything it needs. It could also stop Wing getting the one thing she wants.

‘Carve the Mark’

Veronica Roth, 17th, Harper Collins

Fans of sci-fi greats such as ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Divergent’ are going to love Veronica Roth’s new space adventure.

In a galaxy where some are favoured by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a power that has the potential to shape the future. But Akos and Cyra’s currentgifts make them vulnerable to control. Can they reclaim their gift and reset the balance of power in this world?


Stephanie Garber, 31st, Hodder

Caraval is mystery, magic, freedom and adventure, and for Scarlett and her sister Tella it’s escape from their abusive father.

When their invitation finally arrives to attend the yearly carnival, Tella is kidnapped by the show’s mastermind. But is it an elaborate performance or something more sinister?


Elly Blake, 12th January , Hodder

Need some new fantasy in your life?

‘Frostblood’ is the first book in a brand new series about Ruby, a Fireblood who living in a land of frost has spent her whole life in hiding. Until soldiers raid her village and kill her mother. Then Ruby must travel into the depth of the enemy and take her revenge.

What’s your most anticipated release of January? Let us know in the comments below. 


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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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