Friday, January 16, 2015

My Most Anticipated YA Books of 2015

Fairest: Levana's Story (#0.1 The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

256 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

Genre: Young-Adult, Sci-fy, Fantasy, Dystopian, Fairytale Retelling, Fiction, Romance


In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.


Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?



Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now. 


Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.*


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****



  Winter ( #4 The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

Page count undetermined

Expected publication: November 10th 2015 by Feiwel and Friends

Genre: Young-Adult, Sci-fy, Fantasy, Dystopian, Fairytale Retelling, Fiction, Romance

This book will feature Cinder and Snow White and will take place on the moon.*

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*****



The Selection Stories: The Queen and The Favorite (The Selection 0.4 &2.6) by Kiera Cass

240 pages

Expected publication: March 3rd, 2015 by Harper Teen

Genre: Young-adult, Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction 

Two novellas set in the captivating world of Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, now available in print for the first time! In The Queen and The Favorite, discover untold stories from the lives of two of the Selection series' most beloved characters.

Before America Singer's story began, another girl came to the palace to compete for the hand of a different prince. In The Queen, follow Prince Maxon's mother, Amberly, through the Selection that made her a beloved queen.

Marlee Tames came to the palace to win Prince Maxon's heart—but her own heart had other ideas. The Favorite goes behind the scenes of Marlee and Carter's life together, from the fateful night their secret was discovered to the events at the end of The One.

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*****


The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass

352 pages

Expected publication: May 5th 2015 by HarperTeen

Genre: Young-adult, Dystopian, Romance, Science Fiction 

Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon’s heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn’t expect her Selection to be anything like her parents’ fairy-tale love story. But as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn’t as impossible as she always thought.


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*****



The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

320 pages

Expected publication: February 10th 2015 by Orion

Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Sci-fy, Fantasy, Dystopian

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

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*****




Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A.G. Howard

384 pages

Published: January 6th 2015 by Amulet Books 

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world--a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts. In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that's gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?

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*****



I Was Here by Gayle Forman 

288 pages

Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Viking Juvenile

Genres: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Mystery, Realistic Fiction

Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.
 
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
 
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.


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*All descriptions are from Goodreads.com