Let’s Talk {2} – Getting Excited for Summer Titles

Posted March 9, 2012 by Asheley in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Click here to see details about Let’s Talk!

I’m so excited that Melissa at i swim for oceans likes discussion posts because sometimes I get chatty and have things to say. Melissa has opened her Let’s Talk event up to the rest of us and I’m excited to be a part of it. Thanks, Melissa! 

According to Melissa:

Let’s Talk will feature questions or prompts, which I will answer too. Love it or hate it, weigh in or don’t, it’s my hope that Let’s Talk will at least get you thinking…and maybe even get you discussing with the rest of us!”

This week’s question
What summer titles are you 
most interested in reading 
and why? 

Oh Melissa! This is so hard because you KNOW I want to read everything.
I’ll just highlight a few, and I’m gonna stick with some random
YA/YA crossover to make it easier on myself…

The Age of Miracles 

by Karen Thompson Walker
Expected Release Date: June 26, 2012
Published by: Random House
288 Pages 

The earth’s rotation suddenly slows, throwing everything out of whack.  The days and nights become increasingly longer and both gravity and the environment are affected. Julia’s life changes too: her parents and friends change, and life in general just isn’t the same. Julia struggles to adjust to everything life is throwing her way at once. 

by James Preller 
Expected Release Date: July 17, 2012
Published by: Feiwel & Friends
199 Pages 

Jude is struggling to live his life normally after his sister’s death seven years ago. His parents aren’t moving on even though he is trying to. Despite trying, Jude’s life spins out of control and he begins to grieve for the life he used to have and the life he has now.  (Dude! I love this cover.)

Shadow and Bone
by Leigh Bardugo
Expected Release Date: June 5, 2012
Published by: Henry Holt & Co. BYR
368 Pages

Obviously I want to read this one! The summary includes words like “magical elite” and “dangerous mission” and “dormant power” and my personal favorite: “darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh” – yes, friends, this sounds like a winner to me! I’m not sure, but it sounds like there might be swords in this one. Be still, my heart

by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Expected Release Date: July 3, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
256 Pages 

Um, the story of Tiger Lily in a romance with Peter Pan? And a cover like THAT? Heck yes, I want to read this book. This gal loves a story retold. 

by Anna Carey
Expected Release Date: July 3, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
320 Pages

This is book two in the Eve series and I NEED to know what will happen with Eve and Caleb and their *sigh* starcrossed romance. And also I want to know what’s up with the king being so crazy about having Eve for himself…That world was crazy and I want more of it.

by Kiersten White
Expected Release Date: July 24, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
385 Pages 

This is the end of the Paranormalcy series and I want to find out what’ll happen with the characters I’ve loved so far (looking at you, Reth). I’ve loved this quick, fun, easy series that is out-of-my-norm. So much for normal! 

Well there you have it, folks.
Random books that I’m looking
forward to reading this summer!

Great topic, Melissa, 
but very difficult! 

What about you guys?! 
What are you looking forward 
to reading this summer? 


About Asheley

Asheley is a Southern girl. She loves Carolina blue skies, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and NC craft beer. She loves all things history but prefers books over everything.

You can find her somewhere in North Carolina, daydreaming about the ocean.

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10 responses to “Let’s Talk {2} – Getting Excited for Summer Titles

  1. Tiger Lily looks amazing! Peter Pan (the old Disney version) is a standard at my house, my four yr. old can't get enough of it so I would love to read something about Princess Tiger Lily:)And that cover, oh my! Awesome picks!

  2. I'm super looking forward to Tiger Lily and Endlessly too! I've never read a Peter Pan spinoff before and this one looks good. Can't wait to see what happens in the conclusion to the Paranormalcy trilogy!

  3. Hello~ I'm a new follower 🙂

    These picks are really great! I've always been wanting to read the Eve series, goodness, I'd better get to that, haha! For me, I'd definitely pick Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale, which is the sequel to Princess Academy!

    Feel free to drop by my little book blog sometime ^_^

    Vivian @ Vivaciously, Vivian

    • Hey Vivian! Nice to meet you. Eve is SO good and I am very anxious to read the next book because it sort left me on a cliff…

      And I've never read any Shannon Hale books but I've heard good things about them. 😉

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