Jan 14, 2013

Lovely Listopia (7)

Hi everyone! This week since it's my first Lovely Listopia of the week, I thought I'd share a 2013 expectation list I thought looked really interesting! I'll leave you with the first few entries, and then you can click on read more to... well, read more!

This week's topic:
2013 Debut Authors (Young Adult & Middle Grade)

Taken (Taken #1)

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: April 16th

These Broken Stars (Untitled Trilogy #1)

Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen never should have met. She’s the socialite daughter of the richest man in the galaxy, and he’s a decorated soldier fighting back rebellions on newly terraformed planets. But when the vast luxury spaceliner they’re both traveling on crashes, they find themselves thrown together as the two sole survivors on an unknown planet.

As they survive...more
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion 

Dear Life, You Suck

“The shrinkadinks think I have a screw loose. Ain’t playing with a full deck. Whacked-out wiring. Missing marbles.” 

Irreverent, foulmouthed seventeen-year-old Cricket is the oldest ward in a Catholic boys’ home in Maine—and his life sucks. With prospects for the future that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, he seems doomed to a life of “criminal...more
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Release date: March 26th

Dualed (Dualed #1)

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a f...more
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release date: February 26th

Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1)

Three levels. Two loves. One choice. Debut novelist, Lenore Appelhans has written a thrilling otherworldly young adult novel about a place that exists between our world (Level 1) and what comes after life (Level 2).

'I pause to look around the hive - all the podlike chambers are lit up as the drones shoot up on memories ... I've wanted to get out of here before, but now the...more
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: January 15th


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