YA is still hot, hot, hot and here’s some of the upcoming young adult titles I’m most excited about:
FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS – Diana Peterfreund
A post-apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’, due for publication in 2011.
FALLING UNDER – Gwen Hayes
A woman must negotiate between her sensible upbringing and wild heart when a half-demon appears first in her dreams and then at her high school, due for publication in April 2011.
TEENAGE WAISTLAND – Lynn Biederman and Lisa Pazer’s
Four obese teens considering Lap-Band surgery, which is about to be approved by the FDA for American teenagers, due for publication in Autumn 2010.
THE HORSE BRIGADE – Jessica Day George’s
In a world where horses are considered evil, a young orphan girl discovers her special connection to horses and uncovers secrets about her past when she is sent to live with her uncle who has been secretly training a brigade of horses and riders for the Crown.
RIPPLE – Mandy Hubbard
A teenage siren who accidently kills the only boy she’s ever loved – and then meets a new guy she can’t seem to resist, despite the life-or-death consequences.
CINDERELLA: NINJA WARRIOR and SLEEPING BEAUTY: VAMPIRE SLAYER -Maureen McGowan’s
The first two books in a new series of adventurous fairy tales for girls, in which the heroines are capable of saving themselves, but also claim their handsome princes, due for publication Autumn 2010.
THE WITCHLANDERS -Lena Coakley
A haunting fantasy about a teen who discovers that his soul-brother is a boy from among his people’s gravest enemies, and that they must work together to overcome the bitter history that divides them to avert the imminent war between their lands.
Source: Publishers Marketplace