Friday, August 20, 2010


Happy Friday everyone! This is just your quick reminder that the query contest closes today at 12:00 MST - (2:00 pm EST, 11:00 AM PST). If you want a chance to win a query critique, click here and give me your best twitter pitch!

So, I'm curious... what book (or books) is/are coming out in 2010 that you are just dying to own? I can think of quite a few that I can't wait to have on my book shelf. Or, more realistically, in the huge pile next to my bed. I loved PARANORMALCY and can't wait to buy it (August 31st!). Kiersten's book is a wonderfully fresh, funny, romantic and unique take on the YA paranormal genre. I highly recommend it. And of course, MOCKINGJAY. Oh boy, I can't wait to see how this trilogy is going to end. Happy? Sad? Peeta? Gale? (Come on, go for Peeta! ahem...) Or maybe she'll kill them all. (Yikes, I hope not.)

There are so many amazing books coming out, but since those are both being released in August, they're on my mind right now.

Further on in the year is NIGHTSHADE (also loved it! I'm totally team Ren though. Not sure that's what she intended...), and one of my personal favorites MATCHED (duh, if you've been reading this blog long enough, you know how much I love Ally's book--all of her books really, but this one in particular). I know these are technically next year, but I also can't wait for DARKEST MERCY (the final Wicked Lovely book), and THE IRON QUEEN. CRESCENDO and FIRELIGHT and ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and... Okay, I better stop. This list could go on and on and on.

So tell me, what books are you just dying to get your hands on?

Happy weekend everyone, and best of luck to all of the query contest entrants! I'm glad I'm not judging it, you guys have some great pitches.


Carolyn V. said...

Paranormalcy. I can't wait to read it! Yay!

Stephanie McGee said...


Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

Amie Borst said...

ok - i'm not bribing you or anything...(i'd never do that) but today is my birthday!! it would be a really nice birthday treat to win something this fabulous! and because it's my birthday, i'm having a celebration at my blog today - i hope you'll visit!

as far as the book i'm waiting to read? MOCKING JAY, of course! oh, i can't wait!

Amie Borst said...

*laughs maniacally* (she will never know i was brain washing her to win with my subliminal messages of the word "birthday" repeated over and over...!)

Sara B. Larson said...

Carolyn - you will love it, I'm sure!

Stephanie - I haven't heard of the last one, I'll have to look it up!

Amie - Happy Birthday! Unfortunately, I'm not the judge, but no matter what they decide, I hope you have a wonderful day today. ;)

Unknown said...

A couple lesser known but equally great books are LOSING FAITH by Denise Jaden, releasing Sept 7 and FREEFALL by Mindi Scott, coming in October.

Janiel Miller said...

Girrl! This has nothing to do with anything you posted today, but I've been about 2 weeks behind this whole summer. I just read your journey to an agent (yes, in one sitting. :) Very cool. Thank you so much for sharing. It is so nice to read real, detailed accounts and get a reality check. It's quite a process. And you are very right - the writing world is wonderful. So much more encouraging than some of the other arts, where people are so competitive. Thanks!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Ah, so many good ones coming out!! It's all I can do to read them all! My TBR pile is massive.