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Books Out Now: Looking for Alaska (2005), An Abundance of Katherines (2006), Paper Towns (2008), Will Grayson, Will Grayson (2010), The Fault in Our Stars (2012)
I've Reviewed: The Fault in Our Stars
Why? Because he's freaking John Green and I love his stuff. Even the ones that I don't like as much because they're pretty much the same book (LfA and PT) always bring me a lot of joy when I read them. I know his stuff isn't for everyone, but it IS for me. I have trouble imagining John Green writing a book I won't like a lot, if not love with fiery passion.
On the Horizon: An as yet untitled book set for early 2014. TOO LONG.
Books Out Now: The Dust of 100 Dogs (2009), Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010), Everybody Sees the Ants (2012), Ask the Passengers (2012)
I've Reviewed: The Dust of 100 Dogs, Everybody Sees the Ants, Ask the Passengers
Why? Because she's freaking amazing. I haven't read Vera Dietz yet, but the other three have all been very unique and distinct from one another. Her characters have all been phenomenal, and her writing is just amazing. She's been on a yearly publishing cycle, and I hope that continues, because I NEED MORE.
On the Horizon: Reality Boy, scheduled for publication October 22, 2013
Books Out Now: Cracked Up to Be (2008), Some Girls Are (2010), Fall for Anything (2010), This Is Not a Test (2012)
I've Reviewed: Fall for Anything, This Is Not a Test
Why? Courtney has proven herself hard-hitting with her FEELS-ful writings. What do I want from my books if not feels?
On the Horizon: All the Rage, scheduled for sometime in 2014. Courtney, why do you do this to us?
Books Out Now: Graceling (2008), Fire (2009), Bitterblue (2012)
I've Reviewed: None. I read Graceling and Fire before I started blogging, and have yet to read Bitterblue. Oops!
Why? As I was adding the links to GR up above, I looked at the ratings from my friends and, holy cow, are they all over the place. The variety is hilarious. Well, whatevs, I loved Graceling and Fire bunches, and I want to believe that I will love anything Cashore writes. Although my fear that Bitterblue will disappoint me is a big factor in why I haven't read it yet.
On the Horizon: None. Somehow this is not a surprise after Bitterblue took three years.
Books Out Now: I Know It's Over (2008), One Lonely Degree (2009), The Lighter Side of Life and Death (2010), My Beating Teenage Heart (2011), Come See About Me (2012), Yesterday (2012)
I've Reviewed: One Lonely Degree, My Beating Teenage Heart, Yesterday
Why? Martin is one of those authors that writes totally honest depictions of teens. They're not romanticized or innocent or anything like that. Though her books haven't been my top favorites so far, she's on my auto-buy, because I know her book will be well-written, will make me think, and won't be like every other book out there.
On the Horizon: Tomorrow, the sequel to Yesterday. No release date as of yet.
Books Out Now: Sloppy Firsts (2001), Second Helpings (2003), Charmed Thirds (2006), Fourth Comings (2007), Perfect Fifths (2009), Bumped (2011), Thumped (2012)
I've Reviewed: Sloppy Firsts (2001), Second Helpings (2003), Bumped
Why? Two reasons: 1) Marcus Flutie 2) She wrote a book about teen pregnancy and made me enjoy it, which basically makes her a goddess.
On the Horizon: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection, a middle grade prequel series to the Jessica Darling books. Awwww, yeah. Scheduled to publish September 3, 2013.
Books Out Now: Sisters in Sanity (2007), If I Stay (2009), Where She Went (2010), Just One Day (2013)
I've Reviewed: If I Stay, Where She Went, Just One Day
Why? All three I've read are on my favorites list. So yeah. She's legit.
On the Horizon: Just One Year, the follow up to Just One Day, due October 2013
Books Out Now: Secret Society Girl (2006), Under the Rose (2007), Rites of Spring (Break) (2008), Tap & Gown (2009), Rampant (2009), Morning Glory (2010), Ascendant (2010), For Darkness Shows the Stars (2012)
I've Reviewed: Rampant, Ascendant, For Darkness Shows the Stars
Why? Basically because the Killer Unicorns books ripped my heart apart, and were about killer unicorns. You kind of can't beat that. She's also really into retellings now. I'm also very amused by the diversity in her subject matter. Her list of books looks like it's from at least two different authors.
On the Horizon: Across a Star-Swept Sea, a companion to FDSTS, due October 15, 2013
Books Out Now: From the Bones Out (1999), Love Walked In (2005), Belong to Me (2008), Falling Together (2011)
I've Reviewed: Belong to Me, Falling Together
Why? Sometimes I forget to honor adult books on my blog, but I've read some great ones. Belong to Me was one of the best books I read last year. It was so good. Marisa de los Santos has some of my favorite writing.
On the Horizon: Nothing that I can find. :(
Books Out Now: Feed (2010), Deadline (2011), Blackout (2012), When Will You Rise (2012)
I've Reviewed: Feed, Deadline, Blackout
Why? At the end of one of my reviews, I think for Deadline, I said that I just wanted to be best friends with Mira Grant, because she obviously gets me. Basically, the sarcasm and pessimism and humor in her writing is how I think. No series has been closer to my feelings about the world than this one. Mira Grant is a pen name and she also writes as Seanan Maguire, but she has a TON of books, and I'm not linking them all up, especially since I haven't read any...YET.
On the Horizon: Parasite, scheduled to publish November 5, 2013. Can't come fast enough!