Teen Tuesday: A New Year! New Books! What’s on Your List?

After a short break, Teen Tuesday is back . . . and woefully behind in her reading!

Two weeks into 2013 and already Teen Tuesday has amassed a list of  “must reads” for the coming year that will undoubtedly crowd out the stack of 2012 books still left unread.   But never one to complain about a wealth of riches, here’s the list so far—and please, feel free to tell us what’s on your 2013 list!navigatingearly

papervalentinePaper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff  came out last week but has a waiting list at our library, so if you’re interested, reserve your copy today!  This ghost story/murder mystery sounds intriguing and just look at that cover!  In fact, all of Brenna Yovanoff’s books have been blessed with riveting covers that draw readers in before they’ve even opened the book.

Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool also came out last week and is requestable on our library’s webpage.  It’s the second book written by Ms. Vanderpool, a 2011 Newbery winner for Moon over Manifest, and if it’s anything like her first effort, this will be a reading treasure.  It’s already received three starred reviews!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, book#2 of the Lunar Chronicles.  This releases February 5th and already has over 50 holds!  This sci-fi fantasy fairytale, with a cyborg Cinderella, an Asian prince, and moon aliens ,begins book #2 by introducing new characters taken from Little Red Riding Hood.   If yoscarletu haven’t yet read book #1, Cinder, you’re in luck!  Put book #2 on request now and by the time you finish reading Cinder your wait will be much less than the rest of us who’ve had to be patient for a year!  A year!

These next titles have yet to hit our library catalog, so keep a sharp eye out as the publication dates get closer.  Select “Books, Movies and More” on the library’s home page.  There, you can select “Coming Soon” from the dropdown menu to get a preview of what’s been ordered and place those items on hold.

Prodigy by Marie Lu comes out January 29th and is the second book in her Legend trilogy.  Suffering Hunger Games withdrawal?  Legend is the perfect answer to an action-fueled dystopian craving.  Already optioned for a film, the second book begins with a Las Vegas locale!

His Fair Assassin book #2, Dark Justice by Robin LaFevers, due out April 2ndGrave Mercy, the first of this series, has appeared on many best of 2012 YA lists and received a number of starred reviews.  Don’t let the heft of this book discourage you.  The story rapidly builds in pace and action and the mystery, the political intrigue, and simmering romance will make the pages fly by.  Book #2 centers around Sybella, a secondary character from book #1.

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta.  #3 of the Lumatere Chronicles, due out April 9th.  She’s a favorite author and this is the last book of the trilogy.  Fantasy lovers who have yet to discover Finnikin of the Rock are in for a real treat!  Read the reviews!  Get it now!

Game by Barry Lyga.   I Hunt Killers was a much talked about book last year centering as it did on the son of a serial killer.  A gripping and violent mystery not for the faint of heart, book #2 will be released on April 23rd.

And lastly—for now—Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff due out September 5, 2013.  Little is know about this book at present but check out the author’s own summary here

 So, what books are you looking forward to in 2013?


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