If these aren't on you 'Must Have' list already, they need to be!! (these are all YA by the way)
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand - this is a stunning debut and quite possibly my favourite read of the year. It's about angels, but it's really different to all the other angel books I've read of late. Refreshingly real and honest, as well as being beautifully written with fantastic characters! Publisher: HarperTeen (US) Date: Jan 4th 2011. Review // Goodreads
My Soul To Steal by Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers #4 picks up shortly after where book 3 left off and continues the story in spectacular form! I don't want to spoil anything for those not up to date with the series so I won't add more here, but if you've not yet tried this series, you need to! Very different to most YA's out there! Publisher: HarlequinTeen (US) Date: Jan 1st - official date, but may well be in stores already! Review // Goodreads // Rachel's site
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney - this is Kaz's debut novel, focusing on fae and dark magic and it's a really fantastic read!! I just finished it a couple of days ago and barely put it down. Some very nice mythology use as well as being a great story. Also, is that cover not seriously gorgeous?! Publisher: Random House Children's Books (UK), Flux (US) Date: Jan 20th (UK) Jan 25th (US). Goodreads // Kaz's site
The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa - the third book in the Iron Fey series is unquestioningly the best one yet! It's heart wrenching, shocking, fantastic story telling and un-put-down-able. If you've not yet tried this awesome series, you need to! One of my most favourite reads this year. Publisher: HarlequinTeen (US) Date: Feb 1st. Goodreads // The Iron Fey site
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton - another debut book, also about angels. Very kick ass!! Lots of action, little romance, great characters and some great mythology as well. A really great read with lots of potential for book 2 to be even better! Publisher: HarperTeen (US) Date: Feb 15th. Goodreads // Courtney's site
YA - already published authors
Simply put I want all of these (desperately!) because the ones that came before them are amazing!! So check out the 1st books in the series if you've not tried them yet! Because half the Goodreads pages for these don't have descriptions yet I'm linking to (and yes, I cheated and have 6th title here cause I couldn't narrow it further...)
If I Die by Rachel Vincent [Soul Screamers #5]
Publisher: HarlequinTeen - Date: Fall - Goodreads // Rachel's site
Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready [Shade #2]
Publisher: Simon Pulse - Date: May 4th (US) June 1st (UK) - Goodreads // Jeri's site
Shadowspell by Jenna Black [Faeriewalker #2]
Publisher: St. Martin's Press - Date: Jan 4th - Goodreads // Jenna's site
Crossed by Ally Condie [Matched #2]
Publisher: Dutton - Date: late 2011 - Goodreads // Matched site
The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa [Iron Fey #4]
Publisher: HarlequinTeen - Date: late 2011 - Goodreads // The Iron Fey site
Defiance by Lili St. Crow [Strange Angels #4]
Publisher: Razorbill (US)/Quercus (UK) - Date: April 19th - Goodreads // Strange Angels site
YA - Debut Authors
While all of these sound very different, I want them all for the same reasons. They all sound fantastic and several of them are getting great early reviews that are making me want them all the more!!
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Publisher: Random House - Date: April 26th - Goodreads // Tessa's site
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books - Date: May 3rd - Goodreads // Veronica's blog
Entangled by Cat Clarke
Publisher: Quercus (UK) - Date: Jan 6th - Goodreads // Cat's site
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Publisher: Greenwillow Books - Date: Feb 22nd - Goodreads // Leah's site
Possession by Elana Johnson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster - Date: June 7th - Goodreads // Elana's site
Like all the YA's I'm hungry for from already published authors, I'm after these titles because they're all the next book to my favourite series!
Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning [Fever #5] - I NEED ANSWERS!! (sorry, but shouting is valid there, read the series, you'll get it)
Publisher: Delacorte Press - Date: Jan 18th - Goodreads // KMM's site
Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews [Kate Daniels #5] - More Kate and Curran. Enough said ;)
Publisher: Ace - Date: May 31st - Goodreads // Ilona's site
Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead [Georgina Kincaid #6] - the final chapter for Georgina, I think it'll be a bumpy ride!
Publisher: Kensington (US)/Bantam (UK) - Date: Aug 30th - Goodreads // Richelle's site
Iron Crowned by Richelle Mead [Dark Swan #3] - Goodreads - war is coming for Eugenie, and it's going to be a heart wrenching ride, I just know it!
Publisher: Zebra (US)/Bantam (UK) - Date: Feb 22nd (US)/March 31st (UK) - Goodreads // Richelle's site
Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong [The Otherworld #12] - Savannah and Adam get together? At last? Pretty please?! (Note: this is strict speculation/hoping/wishing on my part!!
Publisher: Random House (Can)/Dutton (US)/Orbit (UK) - Date: Aug 4th - Goodreads // Kelley's site
And I'm cheating once more and throwing another one in the mix on this list, except I can't just list it because there aren't any details yet. Rachel Vincent, one of my favourite authors, has a new adult title, the first of a new series, coming out in the Fall and the tiny tidbits she has shared, along with knowing (and loving) her writing style mean I'm very anxious for this one as well!!
Phew. Okay, now, that is a teeny tiny glimpse at my 2011 wishlist, and I've not bothered adding already out titles (of which there are many as well). What books are you most excited for in 2011?
Notes: all dates are what is currently listed on Amazon/Goodreads and some may change at later dates. Covers may also change. All covers shown are US versions, apart from The Iron Witch, Shift, Iron Crowned, Spellbound and Entangled (which is a UK only release at present).