Five Most Anticipated 2011 Titles

First of all, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone! I know I already have a post up just to greet all of you but I just wanted to say it again. Adele of Persnickety Snark is hosting the FIVE Challenge. Click on the link to learn more about it. Today’s theme is most anticipated 2011 titles. Here are my picks:

The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta – This is the companion novel to Saving Francesca and has been out in Australia for quite a while (lucky Aussies!) and it was even my Want Books pick back in October. I’ve been hearing good things about it and I have high expectations since I loved Jellicoe Road.

Nightspell by Leah CypessMistwood was in my list of five great debuts so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m looking forward to its companion novel.

The other books in my list don’t even have covers or summaries yet:

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore – I can’t wait to read this companion novel to both Graceling and Fire. I have a feeling some of my favorite characters in Graceling will make appearances in this one. I wonder how much has changed in the seven kingdoms after several years have passed.

Love Story by Jennifer Echols – Even though I was disappointed with Forget You, I’m still a fan of Going Too Far so I am hoping that this book will be similar to the latter rather than the former.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – This is the companion novel to the popular Anna and the French Kiss, a wonderful debut that came out this year. Can’t wait to see what Stephanie Perkins will produce next.

That’s it for me, I hope you’re all having a great Christmas Day. πŸ™‚ What are some of your anticipated YA titles in 2011?

16 thoughts on “Five Most Anticipated 2011 Titles

  1. Good choices! I’m looking forward to so many releases in 2011, it’s crazy! πŸ™‚ And Nightspell – so pretty. I haven’t read Mistwood (I will, soon!), but the cover alone for the companion novel is enough to make me want it. πŸ™‚

    • I know, so many good books coming out in 2011! It was so hard to narrow them down to just five. I went with authors that I liked, I wasn’t even able to include one debut novel in the list.

      I hope you get to read Mistwood soon! πŸ™‚

  2. The pipers son is worth the wait!

    I also chose Lola.

    Not sure if I am going to do jennifer Echols again? But I did really LOVE Going Too far, so maybe I’ll wait and see the verdict from some reviewers first?


    • I really can’t wait to read it! I’m jealous that you’ve read it already.

      Yay for Lola! I have a feeling it’s going to be good.

      Same here, I’ll probably wait for reviews before I pick it up because I was disappointed with Forget You. Knowing how long it takes books to get here, I figure that folks in the US would get to read it before I can even get a copy.

  3. I’m so glad I did this challenge because I’m learning about books I had never heard of before, including The Piper’s Son. Now I can’t wait for some of these releases.

    Merry Christmas!

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