Monday, 11 July 2011

Fortnight of Guests: Mysteriou Books (YA Books I’m Looking Forward To In 2011)

Hello readers and bloggers!

I’m your guest blogger for today and I’m so happy to be here at The Book Addicted Girl, thank you Megan for letting me be a part of this great feature.
My name is Mette and I have the blog Mysteriousbooks, I have been blogging for about 5 months now and in that time I have learned a lot about the book blogger community, met a lot of great people and gotten a good look at great books because of you all.

There are so many incredible books coming out this year and every persons favourite list will be different but I wish to share with you some of the books I look the most forward too.

The first list is my top 5 over series I absolutely can’t wait to read, either because I have read the first book and loved it or loved other books by that author.

Top 5 (Series)

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)5 Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Hush, Hush book 3)

Expected publication: October 4th 2011

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2)
4 Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

(The Infernal Devices book 2)

Expected publication: December 6th 2011

In the magical underworld of Victorian London, Tessa Gray has at last found safety with the Shadowhunters. But that safety proves fleeting when rogue forces in the Clave plot to see her protector, Charlotte, replaced as head of the Institute. If Charlotte loses her position, Tessa will be out on the street—and easy prey for the mysterious Magister, who wants to use Tessa’s powers for his own dark ends.

Last Breath (The Morganville Vampires,#11)3 Last Breath by Rachel Caine

(The Morganville Vampires book 11)

Expected publication: November 1st 2011

With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace. She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town—a mysterious individual named Magnus. After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human. But is he a vampire—or something else entirely?

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, Book 2)2 Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

(Nightshade book 2)

Expected publication: July 26th 2011

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.

Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1)1 Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

(Bloodlines book 1)

Expected publication: August 23rd 2011

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, Bloodlines explores all the friendship, romance, battles and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive - this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone's out for blood.

Honourable mentions:
Hades by Alexandra Adornetto
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

It’s often very difficult to choose between all the interesting books that is being released and I sometimes look at covers as well as descriptions to “help” me choose which books is going on top of my TBR pile.

Top 5 (Single Books)

The Near Witch
5 The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Expected publication: August 2nd 2011

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.
But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.
The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.
As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Possess4 Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Expected publication: August 23rd 2011

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Witch Song3 Witch Song by Amber Argyle

Expected publication: September 1st 2011

The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons-but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fades, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.

Deadly Cool2 Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Expected publication: October 11th 2011

Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he's pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren't enough, now he's depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool. But as much as Hartley wouldn't mind seeing him squirm, she knows he's innocent, and she's the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school's resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer's next victim.

The Pledge
1 The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Expected publication: November 15th 2011

Words are the most dangerous weapon of all...

In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she’s spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can’t be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country’s only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.

Honourable mentions:
Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

So this is my lists and I would love to hear from you, which book/books are you looking forward to in the other half of 2011?

I would also like to know, what makes you try out new authors? Is it the description, the cover, something else?

Thanks for this post, Mette!  It's great, and there are loads of books here I'm going to be waiting for desperately now!  As for your question: it's usually fellow bloggers' book reviews for me.  I trust them, so if they like a book, I'm almost 100% I will too.  Book covers are also a big pull no matter how much I try to deny it...  Thanks again, Mette!


Racheyyy! said...

Good post! :D

Laura (All of Everything) said...

Awesome picks! I think these are all on my ptr lol

Alison Can Read said...

I'm most excited for Wolfsbane and Beautiful Chaos.