I was sitting here thinking about all of the incredible books coming out this year--some that I’ve read and some that I haven’t--when I decided to put together a wish-list post!
So here are (just a few of) the books I’m most looking forward to in the next few months:
BOOKS I’VE ALREADY READ (AND WHY YOU SHOULD READ THEM):
GRAVEMINDER by Melissa Marr, May 17th (HarperCollins): Marr’s adult debut is a gothic horror that gives Stephen King (and we all know how much I loooooove Stephen King!) a run for his money. Its multi-layered, multi-dimensional story revolves around a small town bound by an age-old curse. I could NOT put this one down! And it’s written by Melissa Marr…need I say more???
A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL by Suzanne Young, June 21st (Balzer & Bray): A totally different twist on angel lore, Charlotte is one of the Forgotten, a kind of angel on earth. This uber-fast-paced thrill ride had me flipping the pages (or rather, scrolling down, since I read it on my computer) faster than I could keep up. Young’s writing—and Charlotte’s story—completely sucked me in. I’m still thinking about this one.
LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa and Laura Roecker, March 1st (Sourcebooks): These ladies can write! This was another page-turner. It has a private school with secret societies, a ginger-haired, conspiracy theorist neighbor, and a dead best friend sending emails from the grave! LOVELOVELOVED IT!
DESIRES OF THE DEAD by...well...me, February 15th (HarperCollins): Sorry…I just had to…
BOOKS I HAVE THAT ARE JUST BEGGING TO BE READ:
ANGELFIRE by Courtney Allison Moulton, February 15th (Katherine Tegan Books): This is next on my reading list. Tough girl, hot boys, sword fights, and demons…what more could I ask for???
THE DARK AND HOLLOW PLACES by Carrie Ryan, March 22nd (Delacorte): Because it’s the third book in The Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy. And it’s Carrie Ryan. Doesn’t that say it all?
DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth, May 3rd (Katherine Tegan Books): I’m actually still waiting to get my copy back from a friend, but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about this book. Apparently it’s dark and gritty and action-packed…just the way I like ‘em. Plus, Veronica’s totally adorable in real life. I can’t wait to read it!
BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young, June 7th (Simon & Schuster/Margaret K McElderry): Okay, so I don’t technically HAVE this one yet, but I’ve heard it’s on its way. (I really hope it’s on its way!!!!)
BOOKS THAT I DON’T HAVE BUT WOULD GIVE A KIDNEY FOR:
THE VESPERTINE by Saundra Mitchell, March 7th (Harcourt): Okay, maybe I’m a bit biased because I LOVED Mitchell’s debut, Shadowed Summer, and I can’t imagine she’ll let me down with this tale of grifters, prophecies, and forbidden romance. Plus, look at that GORGEOUS cover!!! *want*
THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder, June 28th (Simon Pulse): Another of my fave authors and another HAWT cover! If you haven’t read Lisa’s books, you should totally remedy that. Now!
CRYER’S CROSS by Lisa McMann, February 8th (Simon Pulse): I mean, you know she wrote WAKE, right? A small town with deep, dark secrets, a missing girl, ghosts (!), and an OCD protag! How could you NOT want to read Cryer’s Cross???
POSSESSION by Elana Johnson, June 7th (Simon & Schuster): Another dystopic thriller that I’ve heard good early buzz about! Plus, do I have to say it…I adore that cover!!!
Can I just say that 2011 is going to be a kick-ass reading year??? And just so you know, there are about a gazillion other books that I’m looking forward to, these are just the ones my coffee-deprived mind could come up with this morning.
So, what upcoming books would you recommend? And what books are you most looking forward to?
Oh...and P.S. (Because it might not be freaking you out, but it is me…) Check out that countdown clock! Are you kidding me??? Only 21 days until Desires of the Dead hits stores**.
21 DAYS, people!!!
**Also, the paperback version of THE BODY FINDER, in case you’ve been waiting...