Tuesday, 26 January 2010
So I was feeling a little befuddled as to what I could blog about because I'm very new to this I don't really have any interesting regular features so apart from putting up book reviews for what I've read recently and doing a couple of memes I don't really know what else to do. Ideas anyone? Another thing about my reviews, I'm really inconsistent sometimes I can write a decent amount about what I thought and it sounds relatively coherent but then other times I'm a mess so I may be picky with which reviews I put up on here (all of them are on my 75 Books challenge thread on LibraryThing though).
Anyways, the point of this post is to highlight the five books which are coming out this year which I am most excited about. I'm not really on the pulse about what are the most anticipated YA books for this year but these are the next-in-series books which I really *really* want.
#1. Strange Fate by L.J. Smith
Strange Fate is due to be published (in the UK) on the 6th of July which is conveniently the day after I'm due to get back from a cricket tour in Barbados so I shall definitely be pre-ordering it to ensure I get it ASAP. I'd better get onto re-reading the first nine books!
#2 Hunger Games 3 by Suzanne Collins
#3 Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead
Dang blast it I can't find a photo for the cover. *pouts* Never mind.
Yes, I am dying to know what's going to happen next with Rose and Dimitri (who in my eyes is the *best* vamp man candy). I raced through Blood Promise almost as soon as it arrived and now I need to know where things go; although I'm probably going to have to have a full series re-read beforehand as I think I read them all so fast that certain details didn't stick in the old grey cells. I really don't want to be confused when I finally get Spirit Bound in May. I expect that I won't really care that I'll be in the middle of exams by then and rip through it in a few hours in the manic fashion that I usually do. Ah c'est la vie.
#4 Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
So yea bring on the 20th July! This summer is for uber reading time!
#5 Forest Born by Shannon Hale
I bet some people just did a double take and were like "Huh? But that book came out last September!" True but that was the US hardback which I didn't want. I'm patiently waiting for the UK paperback which is coming out on the 5th July (ooh another early July will *have* to pre-order that) so I can have all my Shannon Hale books with their gorgeously pretty and matching covers. Yes I *am* that weird about my book covers.
So they are the books which I'm most anxious for at the moment, I've got several other books on my list of Must-Buy-This-Year but those are the more prominent in my mind. This has been a rather mish-mashy post and I'm not sure how much sense it'll make to folks but ah what the heck?