I haven’t said much about what fiction books I’m looking forward to this year. This is largely because whenever the question has come up recently, I’ve drawn a blank. Blame it on Christmas Cranial Confusion or New Year Neural Numbness, but when I stop and think about it, there are books coming out this year I’m looking forward to reading. So, for those that care to know, here they are:
UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi: The sequel to SHATTER ME, my favorite fiction read of 2012. I’m offering to pre-order this for the winner of my Book of the Year Giveaway. Release date: February 5th.
SCARLET: The second book in the LUNAR CHRONICLES series that started with CINDER. I really enjoyed CINDER, so definitely have this on pre-order. You probably know that CINDER is based loosely on Cinderella. SCARLET is similarly based on Little Red Riding Hood. Release date: February 5th.
SAFE FROM HARM: This is the second in Stephanie Jaye Evans’s Sugar Land Mystery series. These are cozy mysteries set in the small Texas town of Sugar Land, where local pastor Bear Wells is trying to juggle shepherding his congregation and raising his family (including his rebellious teenage daughter). But when mysterious deaths occur, they somehow seem to have a connection to Bear, and he finds himself helping the police solve them. I liked the first, FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH, and look forward to getting SAFE FROM HARM when it comes out on March 5th.
SACRED GAMES: I’m a huge fan of Gary Corby’s ATHENIAN MYSTERIES (for want of a better name) series. This is an on-going series (i.e., Gary will keep writing them for as long as his publisher will keep publishing them) set in Ancient Greece, featuring Nicolaos, a young man who, under various circumstances, finds himself investigating mysterious deaths. The first two books, THE PERICLES COMMISSION and THE IONIA SANCTION were excellent. SACRED GAMES finds Nico and his umm… accomplice Diotima at the Olympics. Release date: May 21st.
DETERGENT: Or DIVERGENT #3. As far as I know, the third and final part of the DIVERGENT trilogy has yet to be named. And, as far as I know, it has a tentative Fall 2013 release date. I’m a fan of the series, so this can’t come out soon enough!
What books are you looking forward to seeing this year? Comment, please!