Dial, May 29
"Life as We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours" - I absolutely love books that are compared to the amazing social analysis of Lord of the Flies.
Knopf/Doubleday, July 10
"A wild, Kafka-esque romp through a dystopian landscape, probing the darkly comic nature of the human condition," by a French author. What more could you want?
Velva Jean #3
Plume, September 25
I enjoyed the second Velva Jean book, though I'm a bit disappointed that the next one will take her completely out of North Carolina.
HarperTeen, September 25
Adele Griffin's retelling of The Turn of the Screw was so unexpectedly amazing last year that I hope this retelling will also be awesome.
Montmaray Journals #3
Random House, October 9 (US release)
I loved the first two books in the series and can't wait for the next!
Month9Books, October 16
Fairytale and mythology retellings are quite popular, but I've never heard of someone retelling Mother Goose.
Dust Lands #2
Margaret K. McElderry, October 30
Another series I absolutely love!
St. Martin's Griffin, November 13
I'm not a huge fan of steampunk; I just really like this cover.
All of this is to say that if you happen to have a spare copy of one of these, I'd be happy to
What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?