Monday 6 September 2010

Book News: Usborne announces a host of exciting new teen titles!

Hot on the heels of it's debut teen title Angel by L.A Weatherly (Oct.2010) Usborne publishing has announced that it will be publshing an array of teen titles in the future, including the next books in the Angel trilogy (Angel Fire and Angel Fever) and a host of other titles by established and upcoming authors. There are also some exciting debuts on the list that I really can't wait to get my hands on!

" When we bought L.A.Weatherly's stunning YA trilogy, Angel, we saw it as the launchpad for a new range of teen and YA titles on the Usborne fiction list, and we've had a wonderful time over the past few months picking the best new teen fiction from around the world to create a wide range of books to appeal to different readers." Megan Larkin -Usborne Fiction Director.

First up is Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon,  a book that's already been generating a lot of blogger buzz ahead of it's US release later this month.  Billed as 'a haunting love story about desire, danger and destiny', this sounds like a stunning paranormal romance, and is definitely a book I'm excited to read.  The setting for the book is an elite American boarding school, which pretty much guarantees that I'll love it. Boarding schools + paranormal romance = my great weakness! Look out for the UK edition of this one in  May 2011.

Usborne will also publish The Truth about Celia Frost, a teen thriller with lots of twists and turns,  from debut author Paula Rawsthorne.  This sounds like a great read, and was one of the winners of the Undiscovered Voices 2010 competition. Watch out for this one in August 2011. 

2011 YA Titles from Usborne

In addition to these books, Usborne will be publishing  Traitors Kiss by Pauline Francis, the author described as 'Philippa Gregory for younger readers'  This is a Young Adult historical fiction novel centered around Queen Elizabeth I and her coming of age.  As regular readers will know, I love historical fiction, and this sounds like a good read.  Usborne have also acquired rights to two books by  Australian author Jack Heath - Money Run (July 2011) and Hit List (January 2010) are described as "teen crime fiction at it's best with two teenage thieves battling corrupt governments, ruthless corporations and rogue assassins."

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Post Updated: March 2011.


  1. Great news, thank you for sharing!

  2. Angel is most awesome. Can I have that Dead Beautiful now please *offers cake*

  3. Ooh Dead Beautiful is on my TBR List and I've featured it in my WoW picks at some point too :)Can't wait for that one!

  4. @asamum I don't have Dead Beautiful, but can I have cake anyway?

  5. Dead Beautiful was really good. I think fans of Beautiful Creatures type books will dig it.

    The Truth About Celia Frost isn’t one I’ve heard of before. It sounds good.

    Thanks for sharing this info!


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