Lately, hopefully you’ve noticed Fangirlish is doing its best to bring you a well-rounded look at all the books coming out. There have been exclusives, interviews and giveaways galore. And we try to keep up with what books are coming to the big screen too.
However, what about those books that are not out yet, that we’re just dying to talk about or newly-minted published authors who we cannot sing their praises high enough. If you haven’t guessed yet, that’s what today’s post is all about.
Let me introduce you to some of my new favorites — some of these books you can purchase now; some you’ll have to wait for — but either way, you will not want to miss out on any of these awesome projects. Okay? Okay.
First off, Stephanie Perkins writes the most adorably romantic stories and yet, that talent might only be eclipsed by her ability to wrangle the best of the best YA talent into anthologies of sweet romantic goodness that I cannot resist. Have you checked out my review of the Holiday Anthology she released last year? Surprise! Happy New Year… she announced this week there will be a second anthology called Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories which will release in Summer 2016. Here’s the author line-up: Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron and Jennifer E. Smith. Yeah… you’re welcome for bringing this project to your attention. :)
Caleb Roehrig, who I can find nothing on so people help me out, has a debut YA mystery coming out fall of next year. JANUARY is being called a thriller featuring LGBT themes and was pitched as “Thirteen Reasons Why meets Gone Girl.” In the novel, 15-year-old Flynn Doherty loves his girlfriend, January, yet he thinks he might be gay; when January abruptly goes missing, Flynn finds out he wasn’t the only one keeping secrets. Boy am I wickedly pleased at this description and dying to know more. Believe me, there will be more talk of this book as soon as I have details.
Have you noticed my love of Andrew Smith novels yet? Well then, if not, let me introduce you to one of the weirdest, most brilliant YA writers out there right now. Also, be pleased for me… he has two new novels scheduled for release in 2016, 2017 with Dutton books. #KeepYAWeird
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl network has been on my radar for awhile and well, hello… now there’s a YA novel which I have in my possession, yesssssh! You all are going to love it. Paige McKenzie has got it going on and knows how to spin a story and sell it. You don’t even have to listen to me write about it. Click the link above and go watch some wacky, fun, a little scary here and there videos that will totally hook you while you wait for March 24th to roll around. (That’s the book release date if you were wondering.)
Oh Sarah Bromley, who sings, writes and overall blows me away with her talent switches genres and monikers with her newest pub story. Writing under the name Sarah Jude, we get THE MAY QUEEN MURDERS. When a sixteen-year-old’s cousin is murdered by a legendary madman in the woods, she uncovers truths she never suspected about her cousin, the Ozarks commune where she lives, and herself all while trying not to become the next victim.
So breathing was hard when this cover was revealed, just because… ugh… so freaking pretty and I have been through the roof excited about this new series from Leigh Bardugo since she talked about it at Comic-Con last year. SIX OF CROWS is at the top of my list, you all. JSYK… I will be absent from this time dimension when the book comes out and unavailable for anything but reading.
Lastly, have you seen the cover for LOCK & MORI yet?! Heather Petty’s debut novel and the first in a series… yes… the series featuring high school Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty finally has a cover. My eyes have seen this glory and read it. SOOOOO good! I swear, I’m in love with both Lock and Mori even though I am pretty sure I’d follow Mori to the ends of the earth and back again if she were a real person.
And there you have it. We sure can pick ’em, right?! All the above sound ah-maz-innnnggggg?! Right. Of course, right! Let us know what you’re reading too and what you’re looking forward to most in the smattering of debuts happening in publishing right now. We can squee together.