How about starting the new year by picking up a series you may have never read before? The following are series with new installments (or are sequels to a title) coming out in 2012. Start from the beginning now and you won’t have long to wait!
The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
Creepy old school, teen pining, angels….and demons.
First Book: Fallen Coming out in 2012: Rapture
The Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
A future America where the part of the brain that feels love is surgically removed to ensure civil obedience.
First Book: Delirium Coming out in 2012: Pandemonium
The Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld
The First World War given a steampunk/sci-fi makeover. It’s biology versus technology. The last book in the trilogy, Goliath, just came out at the end of last year. A companion book called The Manual of Aeronautics is coming out in 2012.
First Book: Leviathan
The Evernight Series by Claudia Gray
The new girl at a private school hooks up with the popular crowd, who likes to go out for a ‘bite’ every now and then.
First Book: Evernight Coming out in 2012: Balthazar
The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan
More mythological mayhem from the author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. The demi-gods of camp Half-blood discover there’s another camp like theirs. Are they friends or foes?
First Book: The Lost Hero Coming out in 2012: The Mark of Athena
The Kane Chronicles Series by Rick Riordan
A brother and sister find out that they are part of an ancient Egyptian clan of magicians. Another outstanding mythological, magical adventure from Rick Riordan.
First Book: The Red Pyramid Coming out in 2012: The Serpent’s Shadow
A future world dealing with the consequences of melted ice caps, risen sea levels, no fossil fuels, and malicious science. The Drowned Cities, coming out in 2012, is the sequel to the 2011 Printz Award Winner Ship Breaker.
As you can see, there’s something for everyone’s taste, so try one, or try them all. Enjoy!
Steve – CLP Lawrenceville