You guys, it took me like FOREVER to think of a name for today’s Top Ten Tuesday. I decided to focus on YA books that are debuting in the later part of 2012 (July-December) because I feel like this is the part of the year where we start to think about 2013 books and sometimes it’s like these later debuts are left by the wayside because we’re all getting excited about next year instead of stopping to get pumped about this year.
Does that make sense? I do not even know.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the Broke And Bookish.
10 Debuts Coming Out From July-December 2012 That I Am TOTALLY Anticipating:
1. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (September)
Why?: Yo, this book has a Patrick Rothfuss cover blurb, which I totally respect. ALSO. That cover. And steampunk Japan? Sign me up please.
2. Touching The Surface by Kimberly Sabatini (October)
Why?: I’ve met Kimberly a few times at book signings and she comes off as a very genuine warm person. And okay, also the summary says: “When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time.” AFTERLIFE GUYS! AHHH!
3. Meant To Be by Lauren Morrill (November)
Why?: Apparently this one feels similar to Anna And The French Kiss, and y’all, I’m going to chase that feeling. Also I know people who have read and enjoyed it, whose opinions I trust.
4. Summer And Bird by Katherine Catmull (October)
Why?: I am cheating a little because this is middle grade, but friends BIRDS! And missing parents! And siblings. And again, an utterly timeless cover.
5. Ironskin by Tina Connolly (October)
Why?: OMG JANE EYRE RETELLING I CANNOT RESIST YOU EVERRRRR. Also? She has a mask on. And it’s steampunk which I have discovered I like!
6. Crewel by Gennifer Albin (October)
Why?: So the main character has magic where she can control lives by weaving things. How freakin’ cool is that? But then she wants to rebel against that. Bro, I am all in.
7. What’s Left Of Me by Kat Zhang (September)
Why?: Yo, two souls one girl is all. ALSO. It was one of the BEA YA Buzz books, so that means it is hopefully super AMAZING.
8. Venom by Fiona Paul (October)
Why?: Sexy venice and a beautiful cover and Lauren Oliver talked it up at her signing. Gauntlet has been dropped, y’all.
9. Through To You by Emily Hainsworth (October)
Why?: Let me count the reasons: GRIEF, secrets, ghosts, parallel dimensions aka AWESOME.
10. Defiance by CJ Redwine (August)
Why?: Girl is rocking a bad ass cape and a few of my trusteds really liked this one!