There's even one of two titles that are expected to come out in March that I will be camping out in front of bookstores to make sure I get myself a copy of as soon as humanly possible. OK so I might not be camping out exactly but I will be getting myself to the stores on the release dates or ordering myself a copy and having it beamed my Kindle to get it to me even faster.
Countdown Pick #1: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg (03/01/2013)
Don't mess with a girl with a Great Personality.
Everybody loves Lexi. She's popular, smart, funny...but she's never been one of those girls, the pretty ones who get all the attention from guys. And on top of that, her seven-year-old sister, Mackenzie, is a terror in a tiara, and part of a pageant scene where she gets praised for her beauty (with the help of fake hair and tons of makeup).
Lexi's sick of it. She's sick of being the girl who hears about kisses instead of getting them. She's sick of being ignored by her longtime crush, Logan. She's sick of being taken for granted by her pageant-obsessed mom. And she's sick of having all her family's money wasted on a phony pursuit of perfection.
The time has come for Lexi to step out from the sidelines. Girls without great personalities aren't going to know what hit them. Because Lexi's going to play the beauty game - and she's in it to win it.
By far and away Elizabeth Eulberg can do no wrong! Her books are beyond amazing, full of laughs, great characters that I wish could be my friends in real life, action and intensity, and romance!!!! Her romances are never super easy and obstacle free, but that's what makes them great and worth rooting for. Her characters go through a lot and usually have to get over themselves before they can get chance to get their happy endings. I love the premise of this read and can't wait to see what Elizabeth has in store for us with Lexi and her plan to get back at the non-wallflowers she's been dealing with.
Countdown Pick #2: MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1) by Debra Driza (03/12/2013)
Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.
Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.
Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.
Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.
OK so basically despite the fact that science fiction is not normally my go-to genre, the last part of this book's description left no room for me to doubt whether or not I'd be racing to the stores in order to get myself a copy of this release the second it hits the shelves.
Countdown Pick #3: Spellcaster by Claudia Gray (03/05/2013)
Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.
As a longtime fan of Gray and her previous books and series I'm really looking forward to seeing what's she come up with next for her readers. And a tale of witchcraft and mystery might be exactly what we all need to break up some of the werewolf and vampire overload that occasionally dominates the YA genre.
Countdown Pick #4: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (03/26/2013)
THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN'T LEAVE BEHIND ...
A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen-year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey's younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other, as their mentally ill mother comes and goes with greater frequency. Until that one fateful day their mother disappears for good, and the girls are found by their father, a stranger, and taken to re-enter the "normal" life of school, clothes and boys.
Now, Carey must come to terms with the truth of why their mother spirited them away ten years ago, while haunted by a past that won't let her go ... a dark past that hides many a secret, including the reason Jenessa hasn't spoken a word in over a year. Carey knows she must keep her sister close, and her secrets even closer, or risk watching her new life come crashing down.
This does not sound like a situation anyone wants to be in, but I cannot even begin to imagine what types of twists and turns Murdoch has in store for her readers. Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys? Why isn't her sister talking and what could possibly drive Carey's family to have come apart at the seams the way it did? All in good time I hope.
Countdown Pick #5: Unremembered (Unremembered, #1) by Jessica Brody (03/05/2013)
When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.
Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.
Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.
Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?
From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.
How awesome is that cover? I love it and the book's description could not have gotten me more anxious to read this future release. This will be my first experience with Brody's writing but her reputation precedes her and I've seen so many great reviews of her past work that I can't help but cross my fingers that her style and talent aren't going anywhere.