Monday, January 9, 2012

Books I'm Eagerly Anticipating in 2012

There are SO many great books coming out this year that I'm a little worried that I might just permanently have my Nook stuck to my face. Aside from all of The Apocs' books, here are a few I'm excited to read.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
(January, Dutton)

Well, who isn't anticipating this book, really? I kind of feel like it goes without saying.

Guy Langman, Crime Scene Procrastinator by Josh Berk
(March, Knopf)

I loved The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin—it was hilariously funny, the characters were super memorable and the mystery was quite compelling—so I'm really looking forward to seeing what Josh Berk has done with his second release.

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
(January, Disney-Hyperion)

The premise for this dystopian—a mysterious virus sweeps an island and the protagonist must figure out how to stop it—sounds amazing and dark in exactly the way I like.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
(February, Knopf)

I've read a lot of buzz about this book, about a girl who goes chasing after a mysterious graffiti artist. Now that it's finally getting published in the U.S., I will definitely be delving into it.


My debut young adult novel PRETTY CROOKED (Katherine Tegen/HarperCollins) will be released in March. Even though I had to extensively research pickpocketing techniques to write it, I remain a law-abiding citizen. I live in Philadelphia with my husband Jesse and cat Beau a.k.a. Bread. When I'm not writing for teens, I'm cooking and/or writing about food for The Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. I'm a proud member of The Apocalypsies.

1 comment:

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