Friday, December 24, 2010

FIVE Most Anticipated Titles for 2011

So today Persnickety Snark's five challenge is most anticipated 2011 novels. So without further ado I give you my picks... it was pretty hard to narrow it down.

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins (if you're not anticipating this one clearly you haven't read Anna and the French Kiss, in which case you suck ;)
even John Green Loved it!)
Lola and the Boy Next Door will be published by Dutton in September 2011. It's a companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss 

"My name is not Mara Dyer, but my lawyer told me I had to choose something. A pseudonym. A nom de plume, for all of us studying for the SATs. I know that having a fake name is strange but trust me, it's the most normal thing about my life right now. Even telling you this much probably isn't smart. But without my big mouth, no one would know that a seventeen-year-old who likes Death Cab for Cutie was responsible for the murders. No one would know that somewhere out there is a B student with a body count.  And it's important that you know, so you're not next."

Beauty Queens - Libba Bray (Definitely anticipating this one. I did a Waiting on Wednesday for this one a little bit ago.) 
 Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to email. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.

(look at that cover too!)
When sixteen-year-old Consuela discovers she can remove her skin, revealing a lustrous mother-of-pearl skeleton, she slips into a parallel world known as the Flow, a place inhabited by archetypal teens with extraordinary abilities. Crafting skins out of anything – air, water, feathers, fire – she is compelled to save ordinary people from dying before their time. Yet now someone is murdering them, one by one, and Consuela finds herself the focus of an intricate plot to end the Flow forever when all she really wants is to get back home, alive.

Miles from Ordinary - Carol Lynch Williams (Glimpse was so intense and I am excited to see where she takes us in this novel)
Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control....

So what are you guys anticipating in 2011?


  1. Congrats on narrowing down to 5! I didn't do so well. (ending on 15!) Ooh! I haven't seen MILES FROM ORDINARY--I just added it to my GR list. :)

  2. WOW! I'm thrilled to see LUMINOUS in such awesome company for your Top Five pick. Thank you!

    I hope you enjoy it!

  3. YAY! I'm so happy you're looking forward to it! Makes my day. Seriously.


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