Friday, May 10, 2013

Just About Everyone's Reading YA...

Buzz-Worthy Books
Books for the tween or teen audience oh-so often develop cross-over appeal. Harry Potter, Twilight, and the Hunger Games are good examples.

With summer reading season fast approaching, we offer our first quick-pick list of YA reads, all them accompanied with a fair amount of hype. A few book trailers are included.

Mind Games by Kiersten White
Seventeen-year-old Fia and her sister, Annie, are trapped in a school that uses young female psychics and mind readers as tools for corporate espionage--and if Fia doesn't play by the rules of their deadly game, Annie will be killed.

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen (June 2013)
During her last summer at home before leaving for college, Emaline begins a whirlwind romance with Theo, an assistant documentary filmmaker who is in town to make a movie.

Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan (May 2013)
Levithan (Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Every Day) teams up with Cremer, author of the Nightshade Series : Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer : Lunar Chronicles 2, follows Cinder.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey : Certainly for fans of the Hunger Games with movie rights already purchased. From the author of the Monstrumologist Series : Monstrumologist, Curse of the Wendigo, Isle of Blood, and Final Descent (last title set for release in September 2013).

Requiem by Lauren Oliver : Delirium Trilogy 3, follows Delirium and Pandemonium. This one seems to be headed to the small screen some time soon.

The Rising by Kelley Armstrong : Darkness Rising Trilogy, follows The Gathering and The Calling

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare : Infernal Devices Series 3, follows Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince
Prequel books to the author's Mortal Instruments Series. The first book in the series, City of Bones, has been translated to film; the release date is set for August 23.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (June 2013)
Grisha Trilogy 2, follows Shadow and Bone, for which film rights have been purchased.

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi : Shatter Me Series 2, follows Shatter Me.