Part Deux of 2012 YA Books:
- PARTIALS by Dan Wells – This dytopian novel sounds a little too sci-fi for my taste. However, I enjoyed Variant by Robison Wells. I’m very intrigued to read something by his brother.
- TOKYO HEIST by Diana Renn – I’m definitely digging the YA mysteries for 2012. It’s about a teen girl who tries to solve a mystery surrounding an art theft which takes her from Seattle to Tokyo. June can’t come fast enough!
- THE BOOK OF BLOOD AND SHADOW by Robin Wasserman – I’m a big fan of the UK cover (not shown). It’s another murder mystery with paranormal elements. How can you not want to read a book with that title?
- REVIVED by Cat Patrick – Super creepy cover! It’s about a girl who discovers that a secret government agency has developed a drug to bring people back from the dead. I’m big believer in saying “No to Drugs,” but I would be interested in finding out more about the drug Revive. I’ve read that Patrick’s debut novel, The Forgotten, is full of spine-tingling suspense. I wouldn’t be surprised if Revived is too.
- WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND by Tracy Bilen – Another fave cover! It’s about a girl who’s mother is missing and she thinks her dad might have something to do with it. Yay for YA mysteries!
- UNRAVELING by Elizabeth Norris – Love this cool cover! It’s about a girl who discovers a clock that’s counting down to the end of the world. Of course, only she can try to stop it. Oh yeah, I want to read this book pronto!
- HORIZON by Sophie Littlefield – Not really YA, but teens can certainly read this gritty series about zombies and the apocalypse in Littlefield’s “T” for terrific series!
- WAKE by Amanda Hocking – This cover tops my list for best of 2012. It’s about a teen girl who loves to swim at night in the sea under the stars. She gains supernatural powers from the water. It’s from the beautiful and fabulously awesome world of Amanda Hocking…enough said!
- DARK KISS by Michelle Rowen – The guy on the cover sorta looks like Elvis, don’t ya think? He’s gotta a rockabilly hairstyle goin’ on there!
- THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS by Ruth Frances Long – Although I’ve seen this same girl on different covers, I still think it’s pretty. The title is super cool and the story takes place in a magical and dangerous forest where the world of the fey lurk within its darkness. I’m usually not into stories about faeries, but this one sounds intriguing!
- THE RIGHT AND THE REAL by Joelle Anthony – It’s about a teen girl who refuses to join a creepy cult. Sounds filled with suspense with a dose of reality.
- DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN by J.A. London – Lovely cover — reminds me of Fallen! Wonder if it’s as soft? The story is both a paranormal and a dystopian…about vampires. Nice!
- THE RAFT by S.A. Bodeen – Another awesome cover! It’s about a teen on board a cargo plane going between Hawaii and the mainland when the plane goes down in the ocean. She ends up floating on a life raft with the injured pilot. They eventually find their way to a deserted island. Lost for teens, anyone?
- SO CLOSE TO YOU by Rachel Carter – It’s about a vessel that transports the main character into a strange reality. Count me in! I don’t know if I’d want to be sucked up into that sky though?
- VIOLINS OF AUTUMN by Amy McAuley – It’s about a American teenager living in Britain who becomes a spy for the military during WWII. Yes, please!
- WENTWORTH HALL by Abby Grahame – I’ve been watching PBS’ Downtown Abby on Netflix. I’m loving it so I can’t wait for this series!
- THE ACADEMIE by Susan Dunlap – It’s about an American teen sent to a boarding school in Paris with Napoleon’s daughters. Great setting!
- NIGHT SCHOOL by CJ Daughtery- I’m not sure when this book comes out in the US. but I saw the deal on Publisher’s Marketplace. The plot sounds really cool and it’s about a creepy boarding school.
- A WORLD AWAY by Nancy Grossman – I love this simple cover. It has butterflies! The story is another contemporary, but it sounds like it will definitely tug on the heart strings.
Of course there are books with no covers yet…
- CREWEL by Gennifer Albin – It’s about women known as “spinsters” who weave time. This part of the blurb caught my attention: “It mixes elements of The Hunger Games, The Handmaid’s Tale, Elsewhere, Uglies, and Mad Men.” Some of my fave books and my fave TV show!!
- ALTERED by Jennifer Rush – “Pitched as Dollhouse meets Prison Break for teens.”
- DEFIANCE by CJ Redwine – Another awesome sounding dystopian set in a world called the Wasteland.
- TEN by Gretchen McNeil – It’s about a group of friends and how they survive on an island where there is a serial killer loose.
- THE DIVINERS by Libba Bray – A supernatural story set in 1920s Manhattan! This one I’m dying to read. I love Bray’s Gemma Doyle series.
So yes…I have a lot of books on my list. And there are more released every day. Doesn’t mean I’ll read them all, but a girl can dream right…or at least spread the word!