Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Most Anticipated Releases of 2012

There are a lot of great books coming out this year. Here are some of the ones I'm most looking forward to...

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare - December
I am dying for this one. I just read Clockwork Prince a few weeks ago and I'm already anxious to get my hands on the finale. It's going to be a big one, I can feel it.

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak - September
It's about a boy.
His name is Clay.
He's building a bridge.
And he wants that bridge to be something truly great and miraculous.
It's Markus Zusak! His books (The Book Thief and I Am the Messenger) are the kind that change my life. I can't wait to read another.

Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz - April

It's a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.

Craig's crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him...and if he'll do it again...and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.

Lio feels most alive when he's with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.

I've been looking forward to this one for quite awhile.

In Too Deep by Amanda Grace - February
I never meant for anyone to get hurt. All I wanted to do that night was make a play for Carter Davis. His heartless rejection was mortifying, but people got the wrong idea when they saw me leaving his bedroom, crying. That’s how rumors of rape started.

Now girls at school are pouring out their sympathy to me. Guys too. But not everyone’s on my side. The school has become a war zone and the threats are getting scary. What began as poetic justice has morphed into something bigger-forcing me to make a terrible choice

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - January
Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind.

This is one of those books that I've been waiting on since before I knew it was being written. I mean, I've been hoping John would write a female character since I read Paper Towns. And it's SIGNED.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare - May
While I have to admit that City of Fallen Angels was probably my least favorite Clare book, I'm still excited to get my hands on this one. Especially after that cover was unveiled today. It's GORGEOUS.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth - May
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

I almost screamed when I looked up the dates for finals week this semester and the release date of this book because they're both the same week. I'm having it sent to my house so I won't be tempted but you can bet that the first night I'm home, if you need me I'll be barricaded in my room with this book.

What books are you most excited about this year?


Cheree said...

I can't wait for insurgent. It's definitely on my TBR list. Fantastic selection, I've got more to add.