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The first book I'm just waiting, this week, for its release is:
Underworld (Abandon Trilogy #2) by Meg Cabot
Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.
Not this time.
But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.
Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.
But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.
And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape.
I read the first book in this series, Abandon, last summer right before I saw Meg Cabot as part of the This is Teen! tour (along with Maggie Stiefvater and Libba Bray) and I've just been waiting for it to come out . . . and it's almost here! :-)
(Out May 8th from Point! - Goodreads page)
another book that I just can't wait to read is:
Gilt (The Royal Circle #1) by Katherine Longshore
In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat – where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.I love books set in the Tudor time. I think most, if not all of those I've read from that period have been adult books, not YA but I would love to change that! I love the way that this one uses some of the main characters (in Henry VIII and Catherine Howard) but Kitty is a great outside/original person to use as the main character.
When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men – the object of her affection and the object of her desire.
But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.
This one's out May 15th from Viking Juvenile, but you can add it to your Goodreads now :)
Those are the books I'm waiting on - what are you waiting on?