Thursday, 26 May 2011

Hotly anticipated sequels #1

I've read so many amazing novels over the last few months that I have lots of new and wonderful authors to add to my list of favourites.  Many of these have actually been the first in a trilogy, so I'm hotly anticipating the sequels coming out either later in the year, or in some cases, next year (which is way too long to have to wait!).  Here, are a few of the sequels which can't be published soon enough for me! 

I'll be featuring some of my other picks over the next few weeks. 

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.
Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

I was blown away by Ally Condie's 'Matched' last year.  I loved the whole concept and I thought the story was brilliantly executed and wonderfully written.  It ended on quite a cliffhanger and I can't wait to follow Cassia and see how the triangle between Cassia, Ky and Xander is going to work out.  There's no UK release date for this one yet but it's published in the US by Dutton Juvenile on 1st November 2011.

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

Boys and dragons.  It's a combination that really does work, as proved by Sophie Jordan in her debut novel 'Firelight'.  I'm very excited about the sequel to this one!  I think that this series would be amazing on the big screen too.  It's published in the US on 6th November 2011 (and I've featured the US cover) and tentatively scheduled for a September release here in the UK.  

Ever and Damen have spent centuries facing down bitter rivals, jealous friends and their own worst fears-all in the hope of being together forever. Now in Everlasting, their destiny is finally within reach.

Will they be united-or torn apart forever?This is the final book in The Immortals series and hopefully we'll get a happy ending for Ever and Damen at long last.  I'm hoping that they'll be able to overcome all the barriers that have come between them and that this one will feature plenty of kissing ;)  There's not too long to wait luckily, as it's published in the UK by Macmillan Children's Books on 1st July 2011 and you lucky US readers can get your hands on it on 7th June 2011 when it's published by St Martin's Press.

In this must-have sequel to Bright Young Things, Cordelia and Letty are small-town girls no longer. Letty is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreams. Cordelia thought she lost her true love, but a chance meeting will change her fortune—and her future. The unflappable flapper Astrid Donal has promised herself to Charlie Grey, Cordelia’s half-brother, but isn’t sure their love is true enough to survive. And a bitter rivalry will ensnare them all in a dangerous feud played out in the speakeasies of Manhattan and on the great lawns of Long Island. As these bright young things live out their beautiful days in the summer of 1929, they find romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, new friends and unexpected rivals. 

Anna Godbersen's books always have the most beautiful covers and this one is no exception.  I love having these adorning my shelves.  'Bright Young Things' is published in the UK on 1st September 2011 by Puffin and in the US on 20th September 2011 by HarperTeen.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, sequels, trilogies, the anticipation is enough to make one crazy! I love the title of this post, btw.


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