For my last Bookanista post for 2011 (can you believe it?), I present to you half a dozen titles that have me psyched for the new year to begin. These are books I HAVEN'T READ YET. Not included on this list are 2012 releases that I've already read as arcs, that I've already reviewed and/or that I'll be reviewing here on upcoming Thursdays. So, with no further ado, some covers, some titles, some reasons...
UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
With international pubs and movie options galore, this is gonna make January great. Plus Veronica is absolutely delightful, and a serious dog person!
TEAM HUMAN by Justine Larbalestier & Sarah Rees Brennan
Justine is just an amazing wordsmith (if you don't believe me, go read her book LIAR) and I'm pretty much up for anything she feels like writing.
THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers
Loved SOME GIRLS ARE and FALL FOR ANYTHING. Here's an angsty pre-apocalyptic tale. I'm in!
MAY B Caroline Starr Rose
Like Caroline, I grew up loving the novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder so I'm beyond excited for a verse novel about a young girl and the struggles of prairie life.
THE OBSIDIAN BLADE by Pete Hautman
I wrote a reading guide for Pete's GODLESS years ago and it became one of my favorite YA novels. This looks like the start to an amazing trilogy.
GILT by Katherine Longshore
My agent-buddy Katie's debut novel pubs this spring. She's an Anglophile extraordinaire and a gorgeous writer. I just can't wait to get my hands on what's certain to be the start to a great historical fiction trilogy. (Confession: I've heard an arc may be coming my way soon. Hurrah!)
Here's some more almost-New-Year's-Eve Bookanista goodness:
Elana Johnson is entranced by UNTRACEABLE
Shannon Messenger shouts about twelve 2012 releases she can't wait for--and a pre-order giveaway!
Megan Miranda marvels at UNDER THE NEVER SKY
Corinne Jackson gushes over THE MATCHMAKER AND THE GHOST
Have a safe and happy December 31. I'll catch you on the flip side :)