Upcoming YA titles

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

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