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Initial post: Dec 27, 2011 3:20:27 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 3:57:04 AM PST
BMW says:
Anyone else majorly excitied for next year's releases!?! I thought it would be fun to talk about, it seems like we have some awesome books to look forward to. Debuts, sequels, whatever :) here are some of mine in order of publication.

January:
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky Trilogy)
: Released on the 3rd. Dystopian, lot of hype so far, a lot of reviews already based on ARCs.
Dragonswood
:Released the 5th. Arthurian legendy it seems. Awesome cover too.
The One That I Want
Released on the 7th. I read anything by Jennifer Echols so honestly I'm not really sure what this one is about. I think it might be geared towards a younger audience than 'Forget You', 'Going too Far', and 'Love Story', though.
The Thorn and the Blossom: A Two-Sided Love Story
:Released the 17th. It sounds very interesting in theroy. You pick either the girl or guy's POV and start reading and then when you're done you flip the book over and read the story from the other character's perspective. It's either going to be brillant or disastrous.
Tempest: A Novel (The Tempest Trilogy)
:Released on the 17th as well. I'm not really into time travel but this one is getting a lot of hype so I'm hoping it's good. The cover is intriguing.
Everneath
:Released the 24th. Yet another take on the Persephone tale, I've seen a few reviews and this one seems to have more of it's own twist and world building though.
Article 5: Compliance is Mandatory
:Released the 31st. Yet another dystopian. I love them
and it seems like we're going to have just as many, if not more, this year than last. Seems fitting.

Okay I'm stopping for now. I didn't realize there were so many coming out next month :D. Plus amazon has apparently decided I'm a link whore and I need to be stopped *blushes*

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 3:57:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 3:58:10 AM PST
BMW says:
Sequels (some of these, especially those later in the year, could very well be pushed back, but they should all be out this year at least):
Dreaming Awake
:Released Jan. 3rd. Sequel to Falling Under
Bloodrose (Nightshade)
:Released Jan. 3rd. Sequel to Nightshade and Wolfsbane
A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel
:Released Jan 10th. Sequel to 'Across the Universe'
Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel
:Released Jan 17th. Sequel to Unearthly.
Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy)
:Released Feb. 28th. Sequel to Delirium.
Fever (Chemical Garden)
:Released Feb. 21st. Sequel to Wither.
The Savage Grace: A Dark Divine Novel
:Released March 13th. 3rd in The Dark Divine.
Goddess Interrupted
:Released March 27th. Sequel to The Goddess Test
Insurgent (Divergent)
Released: May 1st. Sequel to Divergent.
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments)
:Released May 8th. 5th in Mortal Instrument series

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 3:58:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 4:00:06 AM PST
BMW says:
*Stupid Amazon and their link limit*

Sequels continued:
Until I Die (Die for Me)
:Release May 8th. Sequel to Die for Me
Dreamless (Awakening)
:Released May 29th. Sequel to Starcrossed
Abandon Book 2: Underworld
:Released May 8th. Sequel to Abandon.
Once: An Eve Novel
:Released July 3rd. Sequel to Eve
Enshadowed: A Nevermore Book
:Released: August 28 (supposedly) the author has been having some personal issues but this is the sequel to Nevermore and hopefully it still comes out this year.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 4:15:07 AM PST
Kribu says:
Oh, great topic! Especially with brand new books (not new books in series that have a book or two out already) I never have any idea what's coming up that's new and interesting.

My most-looked-forward books are all parts of series:

Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World (8 March, a short story/novella set after the sixth book)

Spell Bound (A Hex Hall Novel) (13 March, third book in the series)

Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy, Book 2) (1 May, sequel to Divergent)

Biting Cold (Chicagoland Vampires) (7 August; sixth book in the series; not exactly a YA book but on the whole, I'd say the Chicagoland Vampires series is tame enough that it's quite suitable for older teens)

In addition to these, I'm looking forward to The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (the third Heroes of Olympus book) and Outpost by Ann Aguirre (sequel to Enclave) as well the as-yet-unnamed and -unwritten seventh Skulduggery Pleasant book (which I really hope will still be out in 2012 as intended). And I think the third book in the Matched series should be out in 2012 too... looking forward to that as well.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 4:31:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 4:31:39 AM PST
BMW says:
Ohh, I forgot about Spell Bound! I'm looking forward to that as well, Demonglass ended on such a nasty cliff hanger. I also didn't know about the sequel to Enclave, I'll deff. have to look in to that one.

I stalk goodreads so there is always a long list of new books each month I'm interested in. I'll have to come back and add some more, I would have kept going if amazon hadn't been determined to fight me the whole way lol.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 4:39:11 AM PST
Kribu says:
Hee, yes - I think Amazon only allows ten live links per post.

Article 5 is on my wish list. I'll probably wait a bit until there are more reviews around, but it sounds like something I might want to read.

It looks like Dark Frost, the third Mythos Academy book by Jennifer Estep is also planned to be released in May... I haven't yet read the second book in the series, so I'm not sure how much I'm looking forward to the third, but I rather enjoyed the first one (Touch of Frost) and plan to get around to the second one at some point, so that's a "maybe" at this stage.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 8:01:39 AM PST
After finishing Wither a couple days ago, I'm definitely interested in Fever and the rest of the Chemical Garden series.

I'm also looking forward to
- The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour (her book Hold Still was wonderful)
- Kiss the Morning Star by Elissa Janine Hoole (blog-friend, and the book is getting good buzz)
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Try Not to Breathe by Jennifer Hubbard (her book The Secret Year was quite good)
- Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard (no relation to Jennifer that we know of; her book Like Mandarin was good)
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (have Graceling to read, and my friend assures me both that and Fire are amazing)

I WAS looking forward to Ebon (aka Pegasus #2) by Robin McKinley, but it looks like that pub date has been pushed back to 2014. :(

And I think Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins is due out next year, in which case, YAY, b/c I love her and loved Anna and Lola.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 8:14:39 AM PST
Fun topic! A bunch of the ones listed are already on my must read list.

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows Jan 31 - reincarnation
A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton (Gods & Monsters 2), Feb 21 - Mythology, vamps, mages, shifters, in New Orleans
Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock, May 8 - werewolves, murder mystery
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, July 24th - gothic, walking dead, I'm there
Starling by Lesley Livingston (sometime in 2012)
Ash Mistry and the Savage Palace by Sarwat Chadda (sometime in 2012) - based on Indian mythology
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (sometime in 2012)

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 8:50:30 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 8:51:47 AM PST
BMW says:
"I WAS looking forward to Ebon (aka Pegasus #2) by Robin McKinley, but it looks like that pub date has been pushed back to 2014. :("

WTF! 0_0 I did not know that! >:( after that ending I am none to pleased. I was a little ticked when I finished as it was. Not cool.

I'm also looking forward to 'The Fault in Our Stars', I know some people got it early so I hope I don't accidentally come across spoilers before I get to read it :)

I'll deff. have to look into 'Hemlock'. Just the teaser werewolves and murder mystery make me want to read that lol.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 9:37:30 AM PST
Oh yeah, ditto Incarnate!

And yeah, I'm not *mad* about Ebon being pushed back, but disappointed. The end of Pegasus wasn't a cliffhanger in the sense that anything was immediately at risk, but I loved that book and am very eager to know how things resolve.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 9:54:53 AM PST
BMW says:
I just felt like Pegasus didn't have much of an ending, I fall in the "half a book" crowd. Plus, I'm impatient. I hate having to wait a year, much less multiple years lol.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 10:01:02 AM PST
Yeah, but sometimes things happen, and if an author needs more time to flesh out a story, I think that is better than rushing it and not getting the best you can. JMO. And I've been known to wait years for books. :)

Of course, with some authors I've learned it's just best to wait until the series is complete.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 10:16:16 AM PST
Completely agree with Kindle-aholic. I've read too many books where it's clear the author is rushing to publication and the quality suffered as a result. Books that could have been great, but weren't.

That said, I ALSO agree with BMW, that putting out half a book isn't really fair to readers. I do think McKinley (who I GREATLY admire) could have tried to find a more satisfying stopping point.

THAT said, I don't like reading 600+ page books.

So I don't really know where all that nets me out, lol...

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 10:35:55 AM PST
McKinley doesn't always have conventional endings (take Sunshine for instance), so if I'm reading her work, that's usually in the back of my mind.

Like with everything, it's a grey area. :) Sometimes the wait works, sometimes it doesn't. At least there's a ton of great books to read in between.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 10:50:44 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2011 10:52:00 AM PST
BMW says:
That was the first book I'd read by Robin McKinley, had I known about the unconventional endings I would have just bought it and put off reading it untill the next one came out. I don't mind waiting for sequels, I get impatient, but if I love a series it's worth it. And the anticipation is part of the fun really. I just feel that even if it's part of a series it should still have some what of an ending. That was one of the only instances I can recall where I felt like I seriously just read half a book. I was not amused at the time even thought I did enjoy it up till that point. Anyway, if I have to wait, I have to wait. No point whining about it I suppose lol. I was just taken aback, I mean 2014? Dang :(

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2011 10:52:57 AM PST
Oh, I get what you are saying. I've had several times where I've read a book and by the time it got somewhere good, it ended. Those authors tend to go on my "wait till a few more books get written" list. :)

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 11:06:45 AM PST
I'm looking forward to Jessica Rules the Dark Side January 10, 2012

The Selection comes out April 24, 2012

Incarnate comes out January 1, 2012

Above comes out April 1, 2012

Katana comes out March 8 2012

Black Heart (Curse Workers) comes out April 3, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight comes out January 2, 2012

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 12:05:08 PM PST
Fallen In Love - Lauren Kate (sometime in Jan)
Rapture - Lauren Kate (in the summer)

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 2:22:47 PM PST
the next book in Neal Schusterman's unwind series comes out in September, and then Isla and the Happy Ever After

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 3:51:54 PM PST
Meteor Epic says:
Let's see here....
Insurgent (Divergent Trilogy) The sequel to Divergent- 5/28/12
Hallowed: An Unearthly Novel The sequel to Unearthly- 1/17/11
A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel The sequel to Across The Universe- 1/10/12
Bloodrose: A Nightshade Novel The final Nightshade Novel!!!!!- 1/3/11
Bitterblue (Graceling) The third Seven Kingdoms Novel- 5/1/12
The Calling (Darkness Rising) The sequel to The Gathering- 5/10/12
Incarnate A new Series (Newsoul) about Reincarnation- 1/31/12
Abandon Book 2: Underworld The sequel to Abandon- 5/28/12
Kane Chronicles, Book Three The final Kane Chronicles!- 5/1/12
Taken by Storm: A Raised by Wolves Novel Raised by Wolves books 3- 5/22/12
Not on Amazon Yet:
Possible Sequels to the Host (Meyer isn't sure if she wants to publish them) The Soul and The Seeker
The Final Matched Book- 11/13/12
Queen of Glass-Cinderella as a kick-ass assassin
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Book 2- September, 2012
Rift: A Nightshade Companion Novel
Crown of Embers: Girls of Fire and Thorns Book 2- 10/18/12
Next years gonna be AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 4:49:12 PM PST
"Meyer isn't sure if she wants to publish them"

?!??!?!?!?

Meaning she has already written them?? Or that she's not sure if she wants to undertake the rest of the trilogy?

YAY DOSAB #2. And I need to read Girl of Fire and Thorns too!

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 3:47:57 PM PST
Meteor Epic says:
I'm not sure...could be either. The idea of it is scary, because it had such a good ending, but it would be amazing to find out what happened after that

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 9:36:22 AM PST
I've had The Host for a couple of years and haven't read it. I know this will sound mental, but I'm saving it for a book drought (you know, when you have absolutely NOTHING fun to read). Also, I'd heard she might have follow up books and I'm so impatient and hate to wait for books, sooo, still waiting to read it.

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 12:58:18 PM PST
Kribu says:
Right, I'm adding Ashen Winter - sequel to Ashfall, supposed to be out in October 2012 - to my list of books to buy next year, too.

I can't say I *adored* Ashfall, but it turned out to be a solid four star book for me and unless I go off the post-apocalyptic genre in the next ten months or so, I'm looking forward to seeing where that story goes.

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 2:00:38 PM PST
BMW says:
I really need to read Ashfall. It has mostly positive reviews, a great premise, and a quote from Micheal Grant on the cover, so I know it's going to be good. And as an extra bonus, that cover is awesome.

I liked The Host well enough but I'm not sure I'd read the sequels. I don't really feel the need for more, but I was pleasantly surprised when I read it when it first came out.
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