Top 5 Books Jenny Is Looking Forward To In 2012
I think 2012 is gearing up to be an AMAZING year of books. Seriously. Look at the list I've come up with. It is wonderously fantabulous!
The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats (Release date April 17)
Remember how I said I'm obsessed with Britain? I'm not kidding. Add to that a love of historical fiction and you'll understand why I want to read this excellent-sounding novel about the English occupation of Wales in 1293. People have been raving about it on Goodreads, and I'm excited to read this book told from the point of view of one English girl and one Welsh girl.
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (release date April 3)
Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. How could you not want to read this?
The Traitor and the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee (release date February 28)
This is the third book of The Agency series and I am really looking forward to it! Mary is on the case of a petty thief hiding in Queen Victoria's castle when the Prince of Wales witnesses a murder. I can't give away much more because it will give away the first two books in the series.
Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore (release date May 1)
This book takes place a few years after Graceling ends and features the 18-year-old protagonist Bitterblue. But don't worry, we'll see some of Katsa and Po in this book! Author Cashore hasn't released any details about the book and the mystery is killing me!
The Bridge of Clay by Marcus Zusak (release date September 1...but don't hold your breath)
So far the only thing that has been released about this book is as follows: It's about a boy. His name is Clay. He's building a bridge. And he wants that bridge to be something truly great and miraculous. ARG!! I must know more!! Zusak is one of my most favorite YA authors. He has been planning this book for 10 years and I am stoked to read it (even though the publication date keeps moving around). His writing will break your heart, paint a brilliant picture and make you feel joy at being alive. And no, I'm not kidding. Go and read my personal Zusak favorite, I am the Messenger and tell me you didn't feel it too (free preview at Zusak's website).