So there are just a few things on my wishlist that I need, like NOW. I know a lot of other people have made posts on this, so I decided to join the frenzy and provide me Matt Lauer style commentary. (AKA- It sucks and is totally unnecessary and contrived.)
NONE of these are sequels, because I hate reading sequels. It feels like too much work.
5.Alice in Zombieland
Title: Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1)
Author: Gena Showalter
Release Date: September 25th, 2012
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.Here's a fact: Gena Showalter has written A LOT of adult novels, usually romance. I used to read a lot more adult than YA, so I'm familiar with her work. Imagine my surprise when I looked at the author- SHE'S WRITING YA?? Plus the cover is gorgeous, so I really need a copy for my shelves.
Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real….
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….
4.DualedTitle: Dualed (Dualed #1)
Author: Elsie Chapman
Release Date: February 26th, 2013
Publisher: Random House
Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?I know what you're thinking. "What? Another Dystopian? I'm going to kick someone's larynx in if I see another one of these!" But no. The author is fricking awesome on Twitter (I'm serious, go look at her Tweets. She could be one of those trivial accounts you follow just so you can retweet them and look smart.) Plus, the plot seems interesting. I'll be on the lookout for these ARCs.
The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.
Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.
3.Burn for BurnTitle: Burn for Burn (Untitled Trilogy... but it's #1!)
Author: Jenny Han
Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY...Frick, I don't even know what this is about but I WANT IT. Look at that cover. LOOOK. I will shove it in your face until you see its beauty. Yes, it does look like an instagram photo. But there's a reason Facebook acquired instagram for a billion dollars.
THEY GET EVEN.
Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.
Kat is tired of the rumours, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.
Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.
Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.
2.Pivot PointTitle: Pivot Point
Author: Kasie West
Release Date: February 12th, 2013
Reminiscent of the movie Sliding Doors, Pivot Point is about a girl who has the power to Search alternate futures. When faced with a life changing decision, she lives out six weeks of two different lives (in alternating chapters), both holding the potential for love and loss, and must ultimately choose which path she is willing to live through.The blurb isn't even finished yet, that's how far away the release date is. But look at this fricking cover. HarperTeen always has really good covers. (Unearthly, Endlessly, etc.)
And my number one pick?
1.Let the Sky FallTitle: Let the Sky Fall (Let the Sky Fall Series #1)
Author: Shannon Messenger
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Vane Weston should have died in the category five tornado that killed his parents. Instead, he woke up in a pile of rubble with no memories of his past—except one: a beautiful, dark-haired girl standing in the winds. She's swept through his dreams ever since, and he clings to the hope that she's real.A couple reasons:
Audra is real, but she isn't human. She's a sylph, an air elemental who can walk on the wind, translate its alluring songs, even twist it into a weapon. She's also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect him at all costs.
When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra has just days to help Vane unlock his memories. And as the storm winds gather, they start to realize the greatest danger might not be the warriors coming to destroy them, but the forbidden romance growing between them.
Set amongst the desert airstreams of Coachella Valley in California, LET THE SKY FALL is about two teenagers broken by their pasts, divided by their futures, and bound by love.
1. The main character is a boy. (YES. Thank you, YA Goddesses.)
2. THE TITLE. Look at it.
3. THE COVER. Look at it.
4. The synopsis gave me chills, and it seems like a really beautiful story. This is my most highly anticipated read.