the title says it all, I suppose. To be frank, I would rather write a list of some novels that have me jumping up and down in a state of delirious excitement all at once than write one post a week à la Waiting on Wednesday, mentioning just one. So, well, in no particular order:
Mockingjayby Suzanne Collins- all I can say is, HECK YES.
The Fences Between Us by Kirby Larson- New Dear America book. 'Nuff said.
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen- I've never read the Luxe series, but 400 pages of Bright Young Things and their escapades in the Big Apple in the time of prohibition and dancing marathons looks like fun-I've had a strange interest in this time period ever since I performed in the chorus of some songs from the musical The Boyfriend with a show choir I sang in when I was nine or ten, and I got to wear a gorgeous Charleston-esque dress my grandmother made for me. It was basically white fabric with black fringes, but I loved it anyway/
What Happened to Goodbye/Cut and Runby Sarah Dessen-(the title was Cut and Run, buit I think it got changed to the former, so I'm including both) because I am a fan. Hence, I want to read it. Apparently it's being released May 2011.
The Legacy by Gemma Malley- the follow-up to The Declaration and The Resistance. Although I haven't reviewed them, they are to be frank some of the most awesome dystopic novels any YA dystopia fan will ever read. And the cover is very pretty indeed.
Aurora by Julie Bertagna- speaking of dystopian trilogies, this is the conclusion to Julie Bertagna's Exodus trilogy, which I also love. I know she's finished writing it now, but as far as I know there isn't an apparent release date and cover yet. Alas. Anyway, the first two books are utterly mind-blowing novels and the world they're set in makes me wish that I could conjure up such awesome worlds in my own writing.
Cat's Cradle by Julia Golding-I have waited oh. so. long. for this novel to be released, and the wait is currently killing me, especially since Julia Golding is being particularly vague about when it's coming out. Anyway, the Cat Royal series has everything a historical fiction series could ask for; an awesome protagonist, historical accuracy, some implied romance, and lots and lots of adventure.
Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins- according to Goodreads, this is being released next March. I reviewed Hex Hall a while ago for part of the 2010 Debut Author Challenge and even though it's not the sort of thing I'd normally read, I absolutely loved it, so I'm looking forward to reading this so very, very much. Apparently, Sophie travels to London in this one, which will be interesting. While not battling the Eye and whatnot, I can imagine her having all sorts of hilarious escapades.
Translucent volume 4 by Kazuhiro Okamoto- because this is my favourite manga ever and I am utterly desperate to find out what happens next, especially between Shizuka and Mamoru. I reviewed the first three manga in the series here.
Lies by Michael Grant- Although this is out in the US of A, I've saved up all my US Edition And Extortionate Postage Cost money for Mockingjay and Dirty Little Secrets, so I have to wait until the UK edition comes out (September the 6th). No matter. It's not that long a wait, I guess.
Well, there you go. Nine novels and one manga I will all but sell my soul to read before the release date. Anybody else looking forward to reading these? Perhaps you live somewhere where some of these are released already. If so, I envy you.
A teenage girl from south-west England who spends her days reading, writing novellas and watching classic films.
Overenthusiastic student of German and Russian as well as the double bass, and a fan of interesting architecture, French literature, cinematography and talking about herself in the third person.