I've scoured the internet for new YA releases and I found some seriously awesome titles by seriously awesome authors. So, in order to fill you in on all of this awesomeness, I've compiled a list of all of the newest YA releases that have come out in the last few months and the upcoming titles that I am most definitely pre-ordering. Enjoy!
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan: This is the first book of the new series called The Kane Chronicles by the author of The Percy Jackson series. But instead of being about Greek mythology, this book and is all about Egyptian mythology. It is about a brother and a sister who were separated after their mother's death, Sadie lives with her grandparents in London and Carter travels the world with his father, an egyptologist. I can't wait to read this book, mostly because I loved Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan's writing style is fluid, fun, and hilarious. The book came out May 4th so you have no excuses not to get it.
This is the newest book by Holly Black, one of the authors of The Spiderwick Chronicles entitled White Cat, the first book in The Curse Workers Series. Holly Black also wrote Tithe, Ironside, and Valient. The only books that I've read by her is Spiderwick and, though it was awhile ago, I really enjoyed them. It's about a 'curse worker' named Cassel who has the ability to change memories, emotions, and even luck. But he lives in a world where this curse work is illegal. It sounds like an interesting premise and I'll probably read it over the summer. This book came out on May 4th as well so you might want to add it to your summer reading list as well.
This is the newest book by Francisco X. Stork which is entitled The Last Summer of the Death Warriors. I read Marcelo in the Real World (which I will be writing a review of soon) and it was an incredibly thought-provoking book. I can't wait to read this book and it came out in March so I don't have to wait!
Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris. Okay, I know this book isn't fiction like the rest of the books on my list but it's definitely for young adults and if it's even half as good as Do Hard Things, it'll be pretty epic. If you've read Do Hard Things, you'll definitely want to read the Harris twin's newest book about where to start doing hard things! Though it came out in March, I still haven't gotten my hands on it yet. Looks like I'm going to need to visit amazon.com..
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan--It's the next book in the Percy Jackson series! Except it has a different name, a new generation of demigods, and a new prophecies. This book is about what happens after The Last Olympian and, according to the information on Amazon.com, Percy Jackson will make an appearance in the new book. Exciting, right? Well, don't get too excited because you have to wait until October 12th to get it. But I may just have to pre-order this awesomeness...