Well color me excited, because I’m made some discoveries today

After doing a little perusing on Amazon, I was extremely excited to see Insurgent by Veronica Roth pop up on my Recommended List (get your pre-orders in NOW, people!) along with a few other goodies.

On March 20, 2012, the third book in the Riders of the Apocalypse series by Jackie Morse Kessler will be released. Kessler’s series follows teens who have been recruited by Death to be the Four Horsemen (or women) of the Apocalypse. Loss, the sequel to Hunger and Rage, will follow Billy who was chosen to spread disease in the name of Pestilence. Until he was approached by Death, Billy was plagued (no pun intended… ok, maybe it was) by bullies, who he strikes back at with his new Horseman abilities.

May 1, 2012 will be a big day for YA lovers. Not only will Insurgent be released on May 1, but Bitterblue, the long-awaited companion to Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore, will also be released on the same day.  Kieran Scott’s newest title in the He’s So/She’s So series, titled This Is So Not Happening will hit shelves on the 1st. Lastly, fans of Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series will be stoked to get book 2, The Golden Lily. I’ve made sure to block out vacation time during that week so that I can do some reading. *evil grin*

We can also look forward to a new one by Lauren Barnholdt called The Thing About the Truth, which will be available July 10, 2012.

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3 thoughts on “Well color me excited, because I’m made some discoveries today

  1. yawriterinthemaking says:

    I love the Riders of the Apocalpse series; it’s way better than most of the paranormal YA crap out today for teens. Also, was Divergent a good book? I looked at the sumarry of it on Amazon and it seems a bit like The Hunger Games Trilogy.

  2. Katarina Karenina says:

    Yea, I have to admit I am really over paranormal YA. Some of it is still entertaining, but I am so sick of all these books still trying to ride the Twilight wave. I give Riders of the Apocalypse props because it really is an intriguing series with a very creative storyline. I like how it blends supernatural elements with deeper issues (cutting, bullying, anorexia, etc.).

    As for Divergent, I absolutely loved it. It is a lot like The Hunger Games, which could be good in a “if you like HG, then you’ll definitely like this” kind of way. However, I could see how some may look at it like a HG rip off. Personally, I thought it took all the elements that appeal to fans of HG (action, suspense, a little bit of romance/sexual tension, societal corruption) and gave it a good twist with an original plot. I recommend giving it a read, even if it is just to compare it to HG. Here’s a link to my review if you haven’t seen it yet: http://wp.me/p1BViJ-9X

    • yawriterinthemaking says:

      Thanks for the link, but while I like young adult books like the Hunger Games, my real love comes from books that feature teen issues. Riders of the Apocalypse is one of the very few paranormal YA series I like. However, most of the YA novels I read don’t feature paranormal stuff, they are just in an ordinary world. Please check out my review for a new YA book I just finished reading called Perfect by Ellen Hopkins: http://wp.me/1Uvv4. Feel free to check out my other posts too.

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