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Kate’s Top 6 Most Anticipated Sophomore YA Novels of 2010
In order of release date.
FYI: I am excited for each and every sophomore book published in 2010 but these six books are books I will gladly trade four days of no internet for. And just so you know, I cannot survive without the internet.

Sorry for the lack of images in this post. I will be updating this post as the covers are released. =D

The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (March 9th by Delacorte Books for Young Readers)

Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she must face the forest of her mother’s past in order to save herself and the one she loves.

I hope I will like this even more than the first book!

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Guardian and the Gate by Michelle Zink (April 1st by Little Brown)

Lia continues her journey to end the Prophecy in London with a mysterious new guy, an epic journey, and a betrayal of unimaginable proportions.
Thanks Adele from Persnickety Snark for the synopsis.

Do I have to explain? After reading Prophecy of the Sisters, I just have to read the next two books!

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The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan (May 18th by Margaret K. McElderry )

The Demon’s Covenant is the sequel to The Demon’s Lexicon. Mae was always in control, but suddenly everyone she trusted is lying–and in danger.

Another series I am addicted to.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (July 20th by Scholastic Press)

In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love — the light and the dark, the warm and the cold — in a way you will never forget.

WANT this book so badly!! I am prepared to rush to the bookstore just for it!

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Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund (September by HarperTeen)

Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully-trained unicorn hunter, but she’s learning she can’t solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend Giovanni has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend’s powers seem to be mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid fears that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are nothing but impossible dreams.

So when she’s given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover The Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she wants…or can she? At the Gordian Pharmaceuticals headquarters deep in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and – most of all – her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world?

I am a Rampant fan so naturally I want to read the sequel!

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Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (October 2010 by Simon and Schuster)

Sequel to Hush Hush!

I want more of Patch and Nora’s adventures! I am excited to see what Crescendo has in store for us!

Credit to Adele from Persnickety Snark for the idea/format.

Check out my Top 6 Most Anticipated Debut YA Novels of 2010!


Comments on: "Top 6 Most Anticipated Sophomore YA Novels of 2010" (5)

  1. I cannot wait for Crescendo!!

  2. So very excited about THE DEMON’S COVENANT! I cannot wait to get back in that world. Lovely list!

  3. michellezinkbooks said:

    Thanks for including Guardian of the Gate on your list! I hope you enjoy it as much as you did Prophecy of the Sisters!


  4. I absolutely loved “Shiver”…so I will definately be getting “Linger” as soon as it hits the shelves!

  5. I’d also add The Lost Daughter by Daralyse Lyons to the list. It’s the best novel I’ve ever read and totally great for the YA audience

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