Thursday, June 16, 2011

What are you WAITING for?!

This is kind of like a Waiting on Wednesday...only not.
These are the books that I am the most looking forward to between now and...January 2012. These are the nail-biting-hysteria-inducing books that I literally cannot wait to dive into!
See if any of these are on your TBR, too.

The Son of Neptune - Rick Riordan
Book TWO of a 5-part series
- Published by Disney Hyperion
- Tantalizing Tidbit: Well, see, y'all know I absolutely adore the Percy Jackson series, and as the spinoff of the Percy Jackson series, the next Heroes of Olympus book just HAD to be in this list (even if the whole Greek/Roman god combo is a little weird - the schizophrenic "Zeus-one-day-Jupiter-the-next" deal has me and my middle school betas shaking our heads in confuzzlement). Plus, by all indications that's Percy on the cover. Yay! I do wish this series wasn't 5 books long.
- AARRRGGGHH Factor: slightly under 4 months
- October 4, 2011
Preorder The Son of Neptune @ Amazon


All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky - Joe R. Lansdale
STANDALONE BOOK
- Published by Random House
- Tantalizing Tidbit: a period of American history that I love (Depression-era), a setting I love (Oklahoma & Texas), and an inkling of a love story. Oh yes, I am indeed interested. Plus, that cover is absolutely beautiful!
- AARRRGGGHH Factor: 3 months
- September 13, 2011
Preorder All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky @ Amazon


Once Every Never - Lesley Livingston
FIRST BOOK (may be 1st of a series, or may be standalone)
- Published by Penguin
- Tantalizing Tidbit: This book looks absolutely stunning. Historical fantasy is **always** intriguing for me, because it blends my two favorite subgenres together. Lesley takes this a step further by picking a setting in history that isn't often covered - Roman Britain.

AARRRGGGHH Factor: I believe that Once Every Never will be available from (US) Amazon the last week of June/early July (when I see it pop up on Amazon, I'll put the link in)

Order Once Every Never @ Amazon Canada (shipping to US is only about $7.99)
(I ordered mine from Amazon CA, and it was like $20 total, and I live in TX)

In the Forests of the Night - Kersten Hamilton
Book TWO in a trilogy
- Published by Harcourt
- Tantalizing Tidbit: follows Tyger Tyger, the first in a series about Irish mythology, magic, and goblins!
AARRRGGGHH Factor: a little under 4 months
- October 3, 2011
Preorder In the Forests of the Night @ Amazon


Witchlanders - Lena Coakley
FIRST BOOK (may be 1st of a series, or may be standalone)
- Published by Simon & Schuster
- Tantalizing Tidbit: 1) boy narrator, 2) high fantasy setting, 3) witches and magic - oh my!
and 4) there's a SWORD on the cover. Always a good sign! Add those together, and that makes for the PERFECT equation (for me, at least!)
AARRRGGGHH Factor: a little over 2 months
- August 30, 2011
Preorder Witchlanders @ Amazon


And if I had to choose the ONE book I'm most eagerly anticipating, it would be...without a doubt...



Enshadowed - Kelly Creagh
Book TWO in a trilogy
- Tantalizing Tidbit: Follows Nevermore (my favorite 2010 book) and incorporates elements of Edgar Allan Poe and his works into the (seriously) most original story I've read in a long time. I'm so hoping that this second installment will be just as exciting
- Published by Simon & Schuster
AARRRGGGHH Factor: Approximately 7 months
- January 17, 2012
Preorder Enshadowed @ Amazon

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So what are you all waiting for? Which future releases have you the most excited?!

8 shout-outs!:

Allison said...

Glad you pointed out All the Earth, Thrown to Sky...I hadn't come across it but am always down to read a book set here in OK :)

flashlight_reader said...

I can't wait for Son of Neptune! I thought Lost Hero was fabulous, and I LOVED the Greek/Roman combo aspect. I thought it was really well done. =)I'm a huge Percy fan too.

Y said...

These are the nail-biting-hysteria-inducing books that I literally cannot wait to dive into!

Hope you literally have a lot of fun literally reading these books.

Christina T said...

I am so excited about The Son of Neptune. I read the first chapter and it is good to see Percy again! Of all the books yet to be published this year, that one, Clockwork Prince, and Forever by Maggie Stiefvater are among the ones I am most excited for. I am cautiously optimistic about Crossed by Ally Condie too.

Amelia said...

@ Allison: OK all the way!

@ Christina: cautiously optimistic is good! I haven't even made it through MATCHED, so CROSSED is in the outer regions of my radar. Lol! I know what you mean, though!

Jillian said...

Definitely excited for your first pick ;)

Stephanie said...

I've been really interested in Witchlanders--I can always devour a high fantasy. And Once Every Never looks cool too. I ADORE historical fantasy, also. I mean, the best elements of both of my favorite genres rolled together? Yes please! Hope it comes out in America soon.

Liz said...

I am so excited for Enshadowed! I cannot get my hands on it soon enough. Thanks for sharing!

 
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