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Forthcoming Releases

January 15th, 2008 (06:25 am)

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Colleen of Chasing Ray asked bloggers to name some books they are looking forward to reading this year. I have my eyes set on many forthcoming releases. Check out the entire list. Below are some highlights, including some titles I was fortunate enough to read in advance and others I can't wait to read:

January 2008
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley - Recovery and self-discovery. (Read my review.)
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder - This verse novel, Schroeder's debut, sounds literally haunting.
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher - Growing up doesn't have to mean growing apart. (Read my review.)

February 2008
Crimes of the Sarahs by Kristen Tracy - Quirky-funny, like her previous novel Lost It, but more of a dark comedy. (Learn more.)
The Squad: Perfect Cover and The Squad: Killer Spirit by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - Spy cheerleaders. (Read my review.)

March 2008
42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer - I adored her 2006 release Reaching for Sun.
The Fortunes of Indigo Skye by Deb Caletti - I was truly fortunate to read this early. (Read my review.)
A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian - I read it, loved it, and passed it to my most discerning teen customers, who loved it as well. (Read my review.)

April 2008
Feathered by Laura Kasischke - Utterly captivating and engrossing. I want to put this in the hands of adults and teens alike. (Read my review.)
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen - A girl lost and found. (Read my review.)
Wish You Were Here by Catherine Clark - An unexpected and unusual road trip. (Read my review.)
Zibby Payne & the Party Problem and Zibby Payne & the Trio Trouble by Alison Bell - The third and fourth books about a headstrong sixth grader that would become fast friendswith Ramona Quimby. (Read my reviews.)

May 2008
How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt - A solid story that will hopefully move others into action.
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse by Thomas E. Sniegoski - Tom's first solo adult novel! (Read my review.)
Mind the Gap: A Novel of the Hidden Cities by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon - It's like Neverwhere, but with Golden touches and Tim trimmings. (Learn more.)
Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson - A family tries to keep up a hotel that's been passed down through the generations. This book has burnt food, fresh bagels, unicyclists, Hamlet, a former actress, and shiny things. What more could you want? (Read my review.)
What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando - Perfect title for a story set in Vegas. (Read my review.)

June 2008
A La Carte by Tanita S. Davis - I'm so excited for Tanita, I could burst. (Read my review.)
Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor - I've been reading this series for decades.
House of Dance by Beth Kephart - The slow-quick-quick movement of life and loss. (Read my review.)

July 2008
Poison Ink by Christopher Golden - A new Golden thriller means a new chance to introduce him to teen and adult readers. Start thirsting for it now, people. It's worth it. I had the chance to read it early, and I drank up every drop! Poison Ink is a YA novel/thriller about five best friends who plan to get matching tattoos, and what happens when one of them backs out - and the others start acting strangely after getting inked. I can't wait to get this book into the hands of readers when it comes out in July! (Learn more.)

August 2008
The Brimstone Network by Tom Sniegoski - The start of a juvenile action-adventure/fantasy series. (Learn more.)

September 2008
living dead girl by Elizabeth Scott - I've read two of Scott's novels and am anxious for more. She has three coming out this year: Perfect You comes out in March, Stealing Heaven in May, then ldg. The title has me, and you can thank Faith (from the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spinoff, Angel) for that.

October 2008
My So-Called Family by Courtney Sheinmel - A young girl attempts to find her half-siblings. (Read my review.)
Soulless by Christopher Golden - Golden + zombies = BRING. IT. ON. This book is so good, people. So very good. Read it! (Learn more.)

November 2008
Dog and Bear: Two's Company by Laura Vaccaro Seeger - This is the second book about these fun friends. The first book, simply titled Dog and Bear, had three adorable stories, one of which was meta-fiction. That's right - META-FICTION in a picture book! Loved it!

December 2008
I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy - Mysteries and ghosts and rhinos, oh my!

For more titles, check out my entire list of books to read.

Blogs participating in today's highly anticipated round-up include:
Abby (the) Librarian
Archimedes Forgets
Bookshelves of Doom (Post 1)
Bookshelves of Doom (Post 2)
Bookwyrm Chrysalis
Charlotte's Library
Chasing Ray
Confessions of a Bibliovore
Finding Wonderland (Post 1)
Finding Wonderland (Post 2)
Fuse #8
Interactive Reader
Jen Robinson's Book Page
Marlene Perez
Miss Erin
Not Your Mothers Book Club
The Reading Zone
S.A. Harazin
Sarah Miller
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast
Shaken & Stirred
Teen Book Review
Wizards Wireless
Writing and Ruminating


Posted by: Courtney Sheinmel (courtneywrites)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)

Thank you for including my book! I can't wait to hear what you think of it. All my best, Courtney

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)

You are welcome! :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)

You rocked this list. I'm not surprised. And it's formatted the way I *wanted* to do mine but got too carried away and didn't do (organized by month).

And I DIDN'T KNOW about Seeger's new sequel PB. Yay! I've just addended my list to add that.

Jules, 7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)

Thanks. I love order.

Posted by: boothyisawesome (boothyisawesome)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)

lol, that's how I do my book calendar word document. It's all by month (or by season, if there isn't a concrete release date yet). It's quite fun to update and such.

*sigh* I'm such a loser...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC)

No! Order is GOOD!

Posted by: jackieparker (jackieparker)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)

See, I KNEW reading your list would be a bad idea! lol There will never be enough time to read everything on everyone's list, will there? ;)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)

- and this is just a PARTIAL list! :)

Posted by: Heidi R. Kling, Author of SEA, June 10, 2010 (seaheidi)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)

thanks! i'll hang on to this list for sure!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 15th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)

Enjoy. :)

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 16th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)

:) Best wishes with all of your forthcoming releases!

Suite Scarlett gets the thumbs up from me!

Posted by: ronni (lilrongal)
Posted at: January 16th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)

I blew through I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME today in an hour. I started crying on page 64 and by the end I was a sobbing mess. This, on my lunch break at work.

Make sure you have tissues nearby when you read it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 16th, 2008 06:29 am (UTC)

Thanks for the tip. :)

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