With 2017 right around the corner, with it comes the promise of starting over, and all the possibilities that a new year can bring. And for some incredible Wattpad writers, 2017 also is the year that they find themselves officially published authors!
This list may not include all the titles you an expect to find on the shelves that got their start on Wattpad, so if I have missed any I apologize now. Feel free to email me if you know of any books I may have missed!
Here are the 2017 Wattpad originated debuts!
* Please note the synopsis featured here are from the Wattpad versions of the novels as the published versions are not always available at the time of this release*
Author: Lindsey Summers
Original title: The Cell Phone Swap
Release date: Summer 2017
Publisher: KCP Loft
Synopsis: Keeley accidentally swaps cell phones with a rivaling high school’s star quarterback. Unable to switch back until a week later, she must interact with the arrogant boy, passing along texts and voicemails. As she gets to know him better, she realizes there’s more to him than sexual innuendos and egotistical comments. But when identities are revealed and secrets are exposed, will Keeley’s feelings remain?
Author: Vic James
Original title: Slave Days
Release date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: Random House / Del Rey
Synopsis: In a modern day Britain, everyone must endure 10 years slavery for a magically skilled aristocracy. Here, a teenage by thirsts for rebellion. His sister seeks knowledge and will find love. And a dangerous young aristocrat will remake the world with his dark gifts.
Follow Me Back
Author: AV Gieger
Original title: Follow Me Back
Release Date: Summer 2017
Synopsis: Tessa Hart has a secret, but she’s too scared to tell a soul. She spends her whole life glued to her phone, immersed in the online fandom of pop sensation Eric Thorn. She knows it sounds crazy, but he’s the only one who seems to understand her, even love her… That’s what Eric says over Twitter anyway: that he loves each and every fan. But the truth is he’s terrified of them. Ever since a super-fan murdered the lead singer of British boy band Fourth Dimension, he can’t shake the feeling he’s next. Murderous fangirls may be one in a million, but with 14 million Twitter followers, the odds aren’t in his favor. Now another shocking crime has taken place, and Eric and Tessa both find themselves in the middle of the investigation. Will they find their way to love, or only violent heartbreak? You’ll never guess the ending when online secrets come to light…
Author: Darly Jamison
Original title: Strawberry Wine
Release date: January 31, 2017
Synopsis: Small-town girl, Addison Monroe, has plans to make the most out of the summer before her senior year. Once school begins, she’ll be bogged down with the stress of college applications, making her precious free time a distant memory. Her vacation would consist of sizzling days at the beach, rowdy bonfires at night, and avoiding the bully who’d been her date to junior prom, no matter how hard he persisted. Falling in love had not been on the agenda. That changes when college man, Jake Grady, enters her life. Employed by her grandparents to work at the family farm for the summer, Jake ignites feelings in Addy she’s never felt before, and is dying to experience again. She begins to fall fast for the sexy Texas cowboy and soon realizes that once break ends they will be forced to say goodbye forever. Follow Addy as she stumbles through a summer of first loves, first times and first heartbreaks, and find out why the summer she turned eighteen became the most memorable summer of her life.
We will strive to keep you posted on future Wattpad to shelf releases for 2017! Feel free to contact me for any you want to see featured!