Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Books to look for in 2009

2008 was a great year for books. I loved so many of them. And 2009 promises to be as good, if not better. So, what are you waiting to read?

Here's my list
1. Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
I know, I've talked about this a lot. Sisterhood, zombie apocalypse, sacrifice, romance. I've read it. I'll review it closer to it's publication date (April!). It's fabulous.
2. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
A sequel to Wicked Lovely. From Seth's point of view!
3. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Killer unicorns that can only be killed by warriors descended from Alexander the Great.
4. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
A teen, killed on prom night, is targetted by dark reapers but she decides to take control of her fate before it takes control of her.
5. Hunger by Michael Grant
Sequel to Gone. Three months since everyone over the age of 15 disappeared. Food has run out. And each day more and more kids develop supernatural abilities. And the Darkness has awakened. And is hungry.
6. Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Sequel to Lament, narrated by James, and a new faerie, Nuala. The stakes are higher and even more personal, plus, there are kings of the dead and vampiric faerie muses and bonfires.
7. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
About the first love between a 16-year-old girl and a boy who spends his winters as a wolf and is fighting to stay human as the temperature drops.

Don't they sound great? Have I missed anything you're eagerly awaiting? Let me know!
And happy new year.


DarlingDiva said...
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DarlingDiva said...

have a list also. I joined a YA book challenge on J. Kaye's Book Blog

Here is my list, and in no particular order.
1. You Are So Undead To Me by Stacey Jay
2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
3. Just One Wish by Janette Rallison
4. Wintergirls by Laurie halse Anderson
5. A King's Rose by Alisa M. Libby
6. The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry
7. Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr
8. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
9. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
10.Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
11.Lament by Maggie Stiefvater
12.Intertwined by Gena Showalter

The last one looks really really good, you have to go to her web site to read up on it. The book challenge seems like alot of fun and I cannot wait to get started

Bookgeek said...

Thanks for directing me to J Kaye's Book Blog. I signed up too! And your list looks awesome. I'm absolutely going to read Cassandra Clare this year! Oh--and so many others on your list...

DarlingDiva said...

Yeah!!! I love these challenges and am enjoying my first read so far. I noticed when looking upon my list that I made a mistake in regards to my Cassandra Clare pick. I cannot wait to dig into City of Glass. I even entered in a contest to win an ARC. I did not win but I did get an honorable mention.

I am amazed at all the talent out there. Some made amazing videos and wallpaper designs. One of the winners took a picture of herself in the bathtub with 15 pounds of noodles and her copy of City of Bones. LOL!!

The Immortal Instruments is a really good series, so yes you really need to read them. Has Cassandra Clare visited Keplers? I know she has another book tour this year. Hopefully she will come and visit your lovely store.

Bookgeek said...

I seem to remember Cassandra Clare was scheduled to visit Kepler's last year and to go to some high school visits, but was sick and canceled. Hopefully she'll return on this year's book tour.

I also want to read The Awakening, Wintergirls, Bones of Faerie, and You Are So Undead to Me (I was SURE I had the arc of that last title but I spent far too long looking for it and absolutely can't find any trace of it...sadly)