Friday, 9 March 2012

Books To Look Forward To

I was going through a list of upcoming books and I thought to myself, "Self, there are some REALLY great books here! You should write a post about it!"
Am I a genius or what?! ;)

So here's a list of books I'm looking forward to! They're in no particular order so they might look a bit disorganized--but that's how I roll!

First up is Jenny Lawson's Let's Pretend This Never Happened.
Jenny Lawson realized that the most mortifying moments of our lives—the ones we’d like to pretend never happened—are in fact the ones that define us. In Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, Lawson takes readers on a hilarious journey recalling her bizarre upbringing in rural Texas, her devastatingly awkward high school years, and her relationship with her long-suffering husband, Victor. Chapters include: “Stanley the Magical, Talking Squirrel”; “A Series of Angry Post-It Notes to My Husband”; “My Vagina Is Fine. Thanks for Asking”; “And Then I Snuck a Dead Cuban Alligator on an Airplane.” Pictures with captions (no one would believe these things without proof) accompany the text.
Release date: April 17, 2012.

Who is Jenny Lawson, you may be asking? Well, you might know her better as The Bloggess. If you don't know her, RUN...don't walk, RUN to her blog and start reading. You'll see that she's the most hilarious and the most REAL person that has ever written anything. Ever.

Next is Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris.
With her knack for being in trouble's way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte's, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. Sookie suspects otherwise, but her attention is divided when she realizes that her lover, Eric Northman, and his "child" Pam are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, Sookie is drawn into the plot-which is much more complicated than she knows...
Release date: March 27, 2012

Yes, the highly anticipated eleventh book of the Sookie Stackhouse series! Like billions of others, I'm SO addicted to this series. I like it much more than the HBO series (although I love that, too!), and I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Then there's Stephen King's new Dark Tower novel, The Wind Through The Keyhole.

In The Wind Through the Keyhole, Stephen King returns to the rich landscape of Mid-World, the spectacular territory of the Dark Tower fantasy saga that stands as his most beguiling achievement.

Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two . . . and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.
Release date: April 24, 2012

I LOVE this series. LOVE. I'll even go as far as saying that, after LOTR, this is my favourite series. And I'm so, so happy that Mr. King has decided to bless the world with another story of my favourite gunslinger. 
There are so many Roland stories to be told...and I hope this won't be the last one.

Next is City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. 

Release date: May 8, 2012

This is book 5 of The Mortal Instruments series, and there's no blurb for it I have NO idea what it's about! 
But it'll be good, you can bet on that much! 
If you enjoyed supernatural YA books, you'll love this series. I highly recommend it!

Next we have Deadlocked, again by Charlaine Harris. 

Release Date: May 1, 2012

Book 12 of the Sookie Stackhouse series, and I have NO idea why two books are being released so close together, but I'm not going to complain!

Next is Insurgent by Victoria Roth. 

One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
Release date: May 1, 2012

Confession time...I haven't read book one of this series yet. But I plan to! And it looks SO GOOD that I know I'll love it, which means I'll be anticipating the release of the second book! So I decided to include it here. 

And lastly is Lissa Price's amazing book, Starters

 In the future, teens rent their bodies to seniors who want to be young again. One girl discovers her renter plans to do more than party--her body will commit murder, if her mind can't stop it. Sixteen-year-old Callie lost her parents when the genocide spore wiped out everyone except those who were vaccinated first--the very young and very old. With no grandparents to claim Callie and her little brother, they go on the run, living as squatters, and fighting off unclaimed renegades who would kill for a cookie. Hope comes via Prime Destinations, run by a mysterious figure known only as The Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to seniors, known as enders, who get to be young again. Callie's neurochip malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her rich renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, even dating Blake, the grandson of a senator. It's a fairy-tale new life . . . until she uncovers the Body Bank's horrible plan. . . .
Release date: March 13, 2012

Yes, I know I've read this book. And I've reviewed this book. But the copy I have is an eBook, and I loved this novel so much that I WILL be buying a real paper copy for my bookshelf so I can love it and stroke it and show it off with pride! ;)

There you have it! The seven books being released in the near future that I'm looking forward to the most!

Are your anticipated releases on this list? I'd love to hear about them! Comments are always welcome! 

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