Friday, 16 December 2011

UK YA 2012 - January to June highlights! (Part Two).

Want to see Part One? Click:  here.

Tempest by Julie Cross is the big January release from MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Dealing with all things time travel, this one is a very entertaining read! Author Julie Cross will also be my first Delightful Debutante of 2012 when she stops by the blog on January 2nd!

February sees the release of Mice by Gordon Reese. I noticed this one while browsing the publishers catalogue, and the description 'a gripping unique suspense thriller with a chilling twist...' has really piqued my interest. This one is also said to have major crossover appeal, and I have a feeling it will be good!

Were you a fan of The Immortals series by Alyson Noel? If so, you're in for a treat as Alyson's new series Soul Seekers launches in May 2012 with the first book Fated.

Another big summer release is Dreamless by Josephine Angelini, the second installment in her Starcrossed trilogy. Can't wait to see what lies in store for Helen and Lucas in this summer sizzler!

PUFFIN BOOKS  have lots and lots of goodies in store for 2012.  February sees the release of Legend by Marie Lu, the first book in a dystopian trilogy, this is a retelling of Les Mis√©rables. Also releasing in February is The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg.  I love the sound of this book. It's blurbed by none other than Lauren Oliver and tells the story of a girl called Brie who's life ends at age sixteen when her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her and the news breaks her heart - literally.

April sees the release of Fever by Dee Shulman which is described as time travel with a romantic twist, while May sees the release of two books I am really excited for.  First up is Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid, the story of twin sisters, this is described as Jodi Picoult for Young Adults and promises to be a compelling read.  Also out in May is Eighteen Kisses, the follow up to Angel Kiss by Laura Jane Cassidy. I loved Angel Kiss when I read it last year and can't wait to find out what's in store for Jacki in this one!

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOKS  have so many treats in store for 2012 that I almost don't know where to start, so I'll just go with what I'm most excited about and that the two new books from Lauren Kate. Fallen in Love and Rapture will publish in February and June respectively. I'm so excited to read the fourth and final installment of Luce and Daniel's story in Rapture, and also to read the short stories of Fallen in Love. 

Kiss Date Love Hate by Luisa Plaja and it sounds so fun! What if you could change your friends' lives and loves through the settings of a computer game...? What a great idea for a book! Can't wait to read this one! 

March sees the release of Wonder by R.J. Palacio. The Random House girls can't say enough good things about this book and my blogger friend Jess has been gushing about it too, so I can't wait to start reading my copy. This one sounds like a very special book indeed!

Coming in June is The Circle by writing duo Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg.  This title, first published in Swedish, is the first in the Engelsfors Trilogy and deals with all things witchy!

Onto SIMON & SCHUSTER who are really going to spoil us in 2012! First up is Fated a paranormal romance from Hunting Lila author Sarah Alderson. If you haven't already heard, Sarah writes books fast - really fast, so she doesn't have just one book out in 2012! Losing Lila, the sequel to Hunting Lila, will be released later in 2012, but for now we have Fated to tide us over will we await another Alex fix! I'll also be taking part in a fun blog tour for this book, so keep an eye out!

February sees the release of Everneath by Brodi Ashton. I  can't wait to read that one, along with edgy contemp Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale.

In March Simon & Schuster will be publishing Choker by Elizabeth Woods. I read this one last year when it published in the US, and I can tell you it is all kinds of twisted - in a good way! March also sees the UK release of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. I can't wait to get started on this one!

June sees the release of Morgan Matson's second novel Second Chance Summer. I LOVED Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, so I'm making this one of my my top summer read for 2012. Can't wait! Next summer will also see |Jeri Smith-Ready's popular Shade series conclude with the third and final book Shine to be released in June.

I have just a few titles left to share now. I could include so many more, but I'd be here all day, and everybody would have exploding wish lists...or something! So, from TEMPLAR PUBLISHING we're being treated to the follow up to Don Calame's hilarious Swim the Fly when Beat the Band releases in February. I've never laughed so much while reading a book as I did while reading Swim the Fly. I'd recommend it! March sees the release of Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer where strange things are happening in Sicily...

p.s: Hope you have a wonderful time in the new job, Leo, and thank you for fun books and fun blog tours! x

USBORNE have some treats in store for next year too with the highly anticipated dystopian novel The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker releasing in February and Life Eternal, the follow up to Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon releasing in May. I love the UK cover for this one. Also, special mention to Angel Fever (Angel #3) by L.A Weatherly which will be releasing later in 2012 from Usborne. Can't wait, can't wait!!

And last but not least  in my 2012 highlights is Daylight Saving  by Edward Hogan a spooky ghost story which is releasing from WALKER BOOKS in February.

So concludes my 2012 January-June highlights list! I hope you all found some great books to add to those wish lists!

*Please Note: Cover images may not be final and may be subject to change.


  1. So many fabulous titles mentioned here - adding several to my Amazon wishlist! :)

  2. 2012 is going to rock!!!! Big time! :D And the mention of Angel Fever has me squeeing. Can't wait for that one!

  3. Seriously, 2012 has the best books releasing! I have most of these on my wishlist, and I'm so excited! Ahh, can't wait :).

  4. Ooh, looks like lots of good things coming our way in 2012! I'm most looking forward to Life Eternal and Tempest, but a lot of these look like good reads. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for your reviews of these!


  5. Another book I'm definitely excited about is Arcadia Awakens. Stumbled upon it quite by accident, which is something I'm really glad about as it looks like an incredible read. Again, some seriously awesome reads in this pile - 2012 is definitely going to be a good year in terms of YA fiction!

  6. Love the covers to thse books! 2012 is going to rock.

  7. LOVE this post!!!
    Simon and Schuster have SUCH awesome books coming out =)


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