Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Looking Ahead...

Yes, I know it's only the end of October. Does it mean I can't look ahead to next year and some great teen books coming out then? I didn't think so!  I have to be prepared. So now, because I know, you know.  Check the library's catalog in January to see which branches have purchased these books.

Check out some of the awesome books coming out in early 2012:

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)A Million Suns by Beth Revis. 
Publication Date: January 10, 2012 by Razorbill

*This is book 2 in the Across the Universe series.  If you haven't read the first one, get on it!  From Goodreads:

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

Harbinger Harbinger by Sara Etienne
Publication Date: February 2, 2012 by Putnam Juvenile

*This book, with its awesome cover, is being compared to a mix of Beautiful Creatures and Girl, Interrupted. Intrigued yet?  From Goodreads:

When sixteen-year-old Faye arrives at Holbrook Academy, she doesn’t expect to find herself exactly where she needs to be. After years of strange waking visions and nightmares, her only comfort the bones of dead animals, Faye is afraid she’s going crazy. Fast.

But her first night at Holbrook, she feels strangely connected to the school and the island it sits on, like she’s come home. She’s even made her first real friends, but odd things keep happening to them. Every morning they wake on the floors of their dorm rooms with their hands stained red.

Faye knows she’s the reason, but what does it all mean? The handsome Kel tries to help her unravel the mystery, but Faye is certain she can’t trust him; in fact, he may be trying to kill her — and the rest of the world too.

The Catastrophic History of You and MeThe Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
Publication Date: February 21, 2012 by Penguin Young Readers Group

*Something about this book...I don't know exactly what it is yet, but just imagine dying from a broken heart! From Goodreads:

Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.

Brie's life ends at sixteen.  Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

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