So Many Books, So Little Time [1]


Here are some books that are scheduled for release early 2011 that I cannot wait to get my hands on.  I will pay, beg and maybe even stand in line somewhere to get these.

The Water Wars
by Carmeron Stracher
Releases on 1/01/11

Vera and her brother Will live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

by Lauren Oliver
Releases on 2/01/11

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -the deliria- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

by Alex Finn
Releases on 2/01/11

Johnny works after school in a shoe repair shop in a swanky hotel in Miami. He loves shoes and is talented; he even aspires to be the next Manolo Blahnik. But the real reason that he is working so hard is because his dad left when he was a baby and he needs to help his mom pay the bills. At least he has his friend, Meg, who works at the hotel coffee shop, to keep him company. 

When beautiful Princess Victoriana comes to stay at the hotel, Johnny is thrilled when Victoriana invites him to her suite. There she tells him that her brother has been turned into a frog, and that she needs his help finding him in the Florida Keys. Johnny thinks she is crazy and does not believe her, until she gives him a magical cloak that immediately transports him to another location. Armed with the cloak and a magical earpiece that can help him talk to other transformed humans Johnny sets out to save the Prince ...

Desires of the Dead
by Kimberly Derting
Releases on 3/15/11

When Violet Ambrose's morbid ability to sense the echoes of those who've been murdered leads her to the body of a young boy, she draws the attention of the FBI. She is reluctantly pulled into an investigation that will endanger more than just her secret...but her relationship and possibly her life as well.

by Lauren DeStefano
Releases on 3/22/11

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

Where She Went
by Gayle Forman
Releases on 4/19/11

It’s been three years since Adam’s love saved Mia after the accident that annihilated life as she knew it . . . and three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future—and each other.

Told from Adam’s point of view in the spare, powerful prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.
These are just some of the one's that I'm looking forward to. Which books are you dying to get your hands on?


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read all those books!! Especially Desires of the Dead, because The Body Finder was amazing!! And, Wither's cover is absolutely gorgeous, too!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Cloaked, Water Wars, and Wither are on my wish list too :)

La Coccinelle said...

Those all look good to me! Well, except maybe the last one (I wasn't crazy about If I Stay).

The covers are all gorgeous, too!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

I'm so in Cover Love with The Water Wars!

Cialina at said...

Desires of the Dead and Wither sound awesome! I haven't heard of Wither before your post though... I will definitely keep an eye out for that book now1

Veens said...

SOme intriguing titles!

Danny said...

Definitely Desires of the Dead, I adored The Body Finder so much! But I'm dying to read Shadowfever, Book 5 in the Fever series which come out in January.

Sabrina said...

Great choices, I'm also very excited for the new books by Kimberly Derting and Gayle Forman.

Cecelia said...

The Water Wars and Wither: I WANT. Great picks!

Michelle said...

These are all great additions to the wishlist! I've read Delirium and it's fantastic. I was also lucky to pick up Water Wars while I was at BEA. It looks to be an interesting and different take on dystopia that I've yet to read.

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