Frequently, authors (and Publishers Weekly) announce upcoming new series loooooong before there is pretty cover art or even a firm release date -- which makes it hard to include them for Waiting on Wednesday. However, their teasery descriptions are so exciting that I just have to share them. So, I'm going to start posting a roundup of exciting new book deals. Since this is the first one, I'm going to include a few that were announced a while back. (Click the titles to add them on Goodreads)
The Diviners by Libba Bray
2012 | Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, Going Bovine, Beauty Queens, & more
A supernatural series set in Manhattan during the 1920s that follows a teen heroine reminiscent of two of the era's most famous literary women—Zelda Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. The story will be a wild new ride full of dames and dapper dons, jazz babies and Prohibition-defying parties, conspiracy and prophecy—and all manner of things that go bump in the neon-drenched night.
Summer 2012 | Putnam
Author of the Hex Hall trilogy
First in a new trilogy about a high school Miss Popularity whose world changes when a funny thing happens on the way to the (Homecoming) coronation: she's recruited into the Paladins, a supernatural sect of bodyguards sworn to protect those who will play an important role in the future, and charged with saving her archnemesis even if it means sacrificing her place as queen bee.
Masked by Aimee Carter
October 2012 | Harlequin Teen
Author of The Goddess Test
Set in a future America in which a 16-year-old orphan is surgically changed to replace the Prime Minister's dead niece, and must deal with the dead girl's secret life, her fiancé, a growing rebellion and a kidnapped heir, along with the knowledge that the Prime Minister will kill to preserve his own secrets.
Summer 2012 | Harper Children's
Author of The Siren
Kiera Cass's trilogy beginning with THE SELECTION, a dystopian romance pitched as "The Hunger Games" meets "The Bachelor," following 17-year-old America Singer, one of the eligible young women selected to compete to become the next queen, who finds herself falling in love despite only wanting to break her family out of the lower castes and leaving her boyfriend at home.
Mind Games by Kiersten White
2013 | HarperTeen
Author of Paranormalcy
In a world where psychics and mind-readers are the ultimate tools in corporate espionage, two teen girls try to save themselves and their future.
It's dark. It's a bit disturbing. It's a complicated format (non-linear, two POVs). It's about two sisters, and love, and impossible choices. It's about trying to do the right thing when everything around you is always wrong.
Oh, yeah, and it's about people who can read minds and see the future and hang out with devastatingly handsome (and probably very bad for you) boys.
2013 | HarperTeen
Isadora, the teenage daughter of ancient Egyptian Gods, wants to escape her crazy family forever. But can you run away from fate?
It's about family. It's about that terrible time when, as a young teenager, you realize your parents aren't perfect. (Made even worse when your imperfect mother is the freaking goddess of motherhood.) It's about being too stubborn to accept love when it is given if it isn't given in the exact way you think you need it.
Also museums and slushies and first kisses and carne asada french fries and scarab beetles and blue eyes and interior design and snakes and skeezy relatives.
2013 | Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Author of Moonglass
A reserved high schooler finds the journal of a local girl who died a decade earlier and starts looking into the mystery behind her demise.
January 2013 | Hyperion
Author of The Near Witch
THE ARCHIVED, about a teenage girl who must return the restless, ghost-like Histories of the dead to their rightful place in a labyrinthine supernatural library known as the Archive; when more Histories begin to wake and escape, she must stop the doors between the worlds of the living and dead from breaking open, all without falling victim to a beguiling History who is more human – and more disarmingly attractive – than the others.
2013 | Philomel/Penguin
Author of Nightshade (Cremer), and Will Grayson, Will Grayson, The Lover's Dictionary, Boy Meets Boy, & more (Levithan)
The novel follows a boy burdened by invisibility who meets a girl that has the power to see him and, possibly, cure him.
Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julia Kagawa:
2012 | Harlequin Teen
Author of The Iron Fey series
First in a post-apocalyptic vampire series from the author of the Iron Fey series.
2012 | Harlequin Teen
Set several years after the events of the first, this series will star an older Ethan Chase, Meghan's brother.
Summer 2012 | Scholastic
Author of Clarity
Untitled middle grade girls detective agency series, about two smart girls who, for a class project, create a website for a fake detective agency, but then that fake agency gets an email about a real case.
2012 | Dutton
Author of Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola and the Boy Next Door
Isla and the Happily Ever After will be published by Dutton in fall 2012. It's the final companion to Anna and the French Kiss (2010) and Lola and the Boy Next Door (2011).
I'm so excited for all of these, I can't even begin to tell you. I ADORE all of these authors, and all of their new series sound amazing! I started to list the ones for which I'm most excited -- BUT I CAN'T CHOOSE!
Which new series are you most looking forward to?