I find these days I tend to stick with ‘tried-and-true’ authors instead of branching out, which is a horrible rut to dig myself into. These picks took some researching, but I’m glad I took the time to look for them.
Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck – Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Weinstein Books
The summary of this reminds me much of a 2013 favorite, Burital Rites, and tells the story of a time and place that’s not often detailed. Very eager for this one.
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes – Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by Dial
“A modern retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, “The Handless Maiden,” in which the Devil orders a girl’s hands cut off”. Um. WHOA. I had never heard of this Grimm tale before but they have always fascinated me so.
The Well by Catherine Chanter – Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Atria Books
The summary of this one touches on mystery, fantasy and literary aspects making this one sound pretty incredible.
City of Savages by Lee Kelly – Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Simon & Schuster
I’m a total sucker for dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels but I’ve been very selective when it comes to YA books in that genre primarily because it tends to end up being more about romance than the crazy world they live in. City of Savages’ summary doesn’t even hint at a romance, so I have high hopes for this one.
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall – Expected publication: January 13th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
“Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets” is a summarization of awesome. Doesn’t hurt that it compares it to a YA DaVinci Code because I’m crazy like that.
To be fair, none of these books were on my monster to-be-read list prior to researching for this post. Boy oh boy, I would have been missing out big time!
Mosquitoland by David Arnold – Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Viking Children’s
Tagged as a new “American Odyssey”, this tale of a girl trying to find her way home and find herself along the way seems like a promising and heartwarming journey.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Harper Teen
Goodreads is teasing this series as Divergent meets The Hunger Games. Even though I hear that a lot, it still manages to grab my attention. I will definitely be checking this out.
We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach – Expected publication: March 31st 2015 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
An asteroid is hurtling towards Earth as told by teenagers. No way I am not reading this book.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh – Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
Fairytale retellings? Yes please. I feel like I need to brush up on my Arabian Nights before this releases.
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by Delacorte Press
Another book that has great comparisons to others currently on my TBR – even though the only thing I can remember about the summary is vaguely “magic bird people”.