There are a lot of books coming out in the next two months that I’m interested in, so get ready for your to-read shelves to explode a bit if you haven’t already added some of this anticipated titles.
A new contemporary from Kasie West! And the summary sounds intriguing as well – a girl gets dumped in the parking lot at her prom/other school dance, so she hires some guy to pretend to be her boyfriend since her friends haven’t met him yet. Fake dating can make for some fluffy fun, and I have faith in West for sure. Plus, there’s already been some pretty positive buzz for this book.
Ooh, a girl whose family ignores her and she thus turns to a “warm, chaotic family” – this sounds like it has the potential to be an awesome family story ala My Life Next Door! Plus, Sarah Dessen can write some pretty good contemporary with some awesome secondary characters, so I’m looking forward to that!
I didn’t love Cruel Beauty, but it was an interesting retelling of Beauty and the Beast, so I’m really curious to see what Hodge will do with a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, which you don’t see nearly as much as the Beauty and the Beast and other “princess” fairy tales.
The summary for this book makes it sound like a fun paranormal fluff-fest – the adopted daughter of a wicked witch has to deal with the fallout when her mother summons a demon that possesses a cute boy at school. Hopefully it has the right amount of paranormal drama and fluffy-ness – that’s the main thing I ask of this debut.
Another retelling, this time 1,001 Nights – so, diversity as well as a promising retelling!
Rebelling against romantic fate? Based on the cover alone, it sounds like it could be an adorable story – let’s hope that the cover doesn’t let me down!
The fact that this book is advertised as a cross between Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars could be a bad sign, but a murder mystery with LGBTQ characters catches my attention enough that I want to check this book out anyway!
I’m not really prepared for the heartache that is sure to come as I read the final book in the Scarlet trilogy. I actually have an ARC of this book, so as soon as I reread the first two books, which will have to be soon since this book comes out in less than a month, I’ll finally ready my heart for this finale.
Mysteries are kind of my thing, and teenage sluethes can be quite entertaining and interesting, if not entirely realistic. I don’t want to read this book for realism, though – I want to read it for the fact that Scarlett finds herself “deep in a world of cults, curses, and the seemingly supernatural,” and that Scarlett looks to be a POC – yay diversity!
A girl struggling to figure out what’s true and simply in her head? I need this book in my life – I think I can really connect to it and its protagonist right now.
A missing brother who runs off to a sci-fi convention? That definitely doesn’t sound like your normal book, so I’m definitely interested to see how that works out, and see if there’s a great story about siblings, although I have a feeling that romance will play a big role (if that heart on the cover is any indication).
I didn’t love Smith’s debut, but its emotions especially got to me, so I’m really curious to see what this book, about a friendship breaking up and the shyer one who relies on her best friend to suddenly stand on her own, does to my emotions. It could be beautiful, awful, or both.
I quite liked Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, so I’m really curious to see where this sequel takes it. Plus, I just love that cover, but honestly, I can say that about a lot of books in this post.
A girl who read romance novels to get over the death of her father? Not only does that sound like the makings of an interesting book, but it seems likely that we won’t have to sit through a bashing of romance novels and such. But focusing on this book – a girl and her best friend end up on a road trip to find the boy that she started falling for, which sounds like it could be a great book about friendship!
Another LGBTQ romance! I definitely need more of them in my life, and hopefully it’s not too angsty – the summary makes it sound like it could be, but I guess I’ll have to wait and find out.
New Trish Doller! A girl who goes on a road trip with relative strangers on a whim and things go wrong! Great early buzz! I need this book now! And I need to stop using exclamation marks!
I finally read the whole Princess Diaries series last year, so I’m definitely interested to see Cabot’s first adult installment in the series. Plus, it’s Meg Cabot, and I’m doing a very good job of reading just about everything she’s ever written, despite how many books that is. I’m working on it, okay?!
Stories about school plays and the drama happening in front of and behind the curtain can definitely be interesting, so I’m curious to see a lesser-known (at least among high school theater – typically it’s required reading instead) production like The Crucible and how it might be applied to the drama happening in the story.
A girl who goes to boarding school and falls for a K-pop star? The cover alone makes it clear that the adorableness for this story could be quite high, and getting a unique (and diverse) love interest like a Korean pop star definitely sounds like an interesting story.
Cults are obviously difficult subjects, and even trickier to craft good stories around, so I’m curious to see what this book does with a girl dealing with the aftermath of living in a cult and losing so much to it.
Books about teacher-student relationships can go horribly wrong, but they can also go horribly right, and I really hope that this book falls into the latter category.
Teenage girls are interesting subjects (seriously, people should look at them more as fascinating than things, rather than people, to scoff at), and this book about a group of “those girls,” the popular, pretty girls, and their hidden drama sounds like it could be quite interesting.
I really enjoyed Allen’s 17 First Kisses, her debut, so I’m curious to see what she does with this book, which looks fluffy and fun, but is also about getting revenge against the teenage boys that are treated like kings simply for being football players, which could veer into serious territory with the all-too-real reality that many people get away with things simply because they’re small town or college athletic heroes. I also have an ARC of this, so I hope to get to it soon.
This story about a bunch of teenagers working at a cafe and all the behind-the-scenes drama that goes on could be awfully cheesy and shallow, but I’m hoping that it’s entertaining and fun – we’ll just have to wait and see.
THAT COVER. Oh, and a story about a family struggling to adjust to a new life after losing their house and dealing with all that comes with something like that sounds interesting as well. But seriously, I need to see that cover in person.
Blackmail, some gender-bending, and other thievery old-fashioned fun – this sounds like it could be a bit of a mess, but I’m hoping that it all comes together for an entertaining story!
“Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this story about how life and love are impossible to predict” – that certainly sounds like an intriguing end to this summary about a girl trying to get out of the shadow of her vibrant, beloved older sister. I hope there’s a big focus on their relationship – I need more sister books in my life.