Saturday, 25 December 2010

FIVE Most Anticipated Titles for 2011

Happy holidays to everyone...and now onto the titles that are getting me excited for 2011.

Between Now and Forever - Elizabeth Scott
Synopsis - Abby accepted that she can’t measure up to her beautiful, magnetic sister Tess a long time ago, and knows exactly what she is: Second best. Invisible.

Until the accident.

Now Tess is in a coma, and Abby’s life is on hold. It may have been hard living with Tess, but it's nothing compared to living without her.

She's got a plan to bring Tess back though, involving the gorgeous and mysterious Eli, but then Abby learns something about Tess, something that was always there, but that she’d never seen.

Abby is about to find out that truth isn't always what you think it is, and that life holds more than she ever thought it could...

Release Date - May 24, 2011

Where She Went - Gayle Forman

Synopsis - It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.

Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other.

Release Date - April 5, 2011

And Then Things Fall Apart - Arlaina Tibensky (Debut)

Synopsis - "The story of a fifteen year-old, whose parents are splitting up, whose boyfriend is trying to wrestle her out of her pants at every opportunity, and who's suffering through late onset chicken pox while languishing in the Chicago suburbs with only an ancient IBM typewriter, her chain-smoking grandmother, and her beloved well-worn copy of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar to console her." (

Release Date - US Summer/Fall 2011

The Iron Witch - Karen Mahoney (Debut)

Synopsis - FREAK. That’s what her classmates call seventeen-year-old Donna Underwood. When she was seven, a horrific fey attack killed her father and drove her mother mad. Donna’s own nearly fatal injuries from the assault were fixed by magic—the iron tattoos branding her hands and arms. The child of alchemists, Donna feels cursed by the magical heritage that destroyed her parents and any chance she had for a normal life. The only thing that keeps her sane and grounded is her relationship with her best friend, Navin Sharma.

When the darkest outcasts of Faerie—the vicious wood elves—abduct Navin, Donna finally has to accept her role in the centuries old war between the humans and the fey. Assisted by Xan, a gorgeous half-fey dropout with secrets of his own, Donna races to save her friend—even if it means betraying everything her parents and the alchemist community fought to the death to protect.

Release Date - January 11, 2011

Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins

Synopsis - It's a companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss (2010)

Release Date - September 19, 2010;

Tomorrow - FIVE Hopes for YA in 2011


Tez Miller said...

More cheating - I can't NOT cheat, apparently ;-) 2 adult, 3 YA.

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't heard about And Then Things Fall Apart but the others are great choices. I've got Between Now and Forever and Where She Went as two of my anticipated books too :)

Martina said...

I do think these are great choices.

Chachic said...

We both have Lola and the Boy Next Door in our lists. :)

Merry Christmas, Adele! Thanks for hosting this challenge.

Nomes said...

we have two in common (and I made a third one an honourable mention :)

Love this list. Hadn't heard of 'and then things fall apart before' ~ sounds fab!

Michelle said...

These are five great titles! Some of which I'm looking forward to as well. :)

Cass said...

Great titles listed here. I love that most of these are contemporary novels. ;) And even so I'm still really looking forward to THE IRON WITCH. Merry Christmas (though it's not xmas in Australia anymore...but I suppose it still is where you are)

Pixie said...

Great choices, I will have to add more of those to our list!

Karen Mahoney said...

*beams at you*

:) Happy Christmas, Adele!

Tesni said...

Where She Went is on my list as well. I haven't heard of And Then Things Fall Apart, but it does look pretty interesting.

Jim said...

I added my link to this one instead of the 5 Hopes for YA that I meant to because I'm slightly (very!) technologically challenged - sorry!

Meadowlark Layne said...

Adele, thanks for doing this... Now that I've found your site, I will hopefully be prepared for next year and be able to get to a few more of these.

Like your choices as well. So many great ones coming out in 2011.

P.S. Feel free to post topics for us every day if you like. Sometimes my brain is just lazy. Ha.

Sarah said...

This is a fun challenge! I wish I had known about it sooner so I could participate every day- maybe next year :)

-Sarah @ Y.A. Love

Arlaina Tibensky said...

Thanks, Adele! I'm looking forward to July too! xx

Bibliovore said...

No link to add to the list, just wanted to say thanks for the heads-up! I knew about Where She Went, but not the Elizabeth Scott one. Yay!