Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Top 5 Picks for 2011!

Princess Bookie is now holding her Contest Craze event and her first mini-challenge is to tell your top 5 most looked forward to of 2011! So here’s my list:

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 2011

Summary: In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating, sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen.

But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her

Why I want this:

This sounds like a great addiction to the growing dystopian books coming out and it just sounds like a book that I will really enjoy! I also love the cover!
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8235178Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Release Date: January 11, 2011

Summary:  Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone—one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship—tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.

Why I want this:

The book seems like it will be like one I’ve never read before! It takes place 300 years later in time! I’m so looking forward to see how the author creates this world! Plus, once again, I LOVE the cover ;)
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XVI by Julia Karr
Release Date: January 6, 2011

Summary: In the year 2150, being a girl isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially when your sixteenth (read sex-teenth) birthday is fast approaching. That in itself would be enough to make anyone more than a little nuts, what with the tattoo and all – but Nina Oberon’s life has taken a definite turn for the worse. Her mother is brutally stabbed and left for dead. Before dying, she entrusts a secret book to Nina, telling her to deliver it to Nina's father. But, first Nina has to find him; since for fifteen years he's been officially dead. Complications arise when she rescues Sal, a mysterious, and ultra hot guy. He seems to like Nina, but also seems to know more about her father than he’s letting on. Then there’s that murderous ex-government agent who’s stalking her, and just happens to be her little sister’s dad."

Why I want this:

Holy snickers I’m seriously addicted to dystopian novels! Have you noticed all the ones I’ve listed are ones? It’s not my fault they just sound so wonderful and this is a book I will be craving for 2011 to come sooner! It seems like a mystery and I love a good mystery!
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Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Release Date: March 1, 2011

Summary: When Jill, a competitive high school fencer, goes with her family on vacation to the Bahamas, she is magically transported to an early eighteenth century pirate ship in the middle of the ocean.

 

 

 

Why I want this:

I love pirates. For real, I just love them! I think it’s because of the manga One Piece that I read,which has pirates, but I just love them! Once I saw that this book had a girl who travels back to the time of pirates it immediately became on my Need-Or-Will-Die Pile!
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Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: January 4, 2011

Summary: In the beginning, there's a boy standing in the trees. . .

Clara Gardner has recently learned that she's part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what it is, though, isn't easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place--and out of place, at the same time. Because there's another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara's less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she'd have to make--between honesty and deciet, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

Why I want this:

I’ve really been into angel related book lately and this looks like it could give a good twist on what we see a lot with angels in other books. Plus, there seems to be promise for a love triangle in it… I like :)

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3 comments:

kjovus said...

Yay, thanks for the blog post for upcoming releases. I have not heard of any of these.
kjovus

~The Book Pixie said...

I got an ARC of Steel in the mail last week and can't wait to read it! All of the other books are on my wishlist! Great choices. :D

~Briana

anjohnston said...

Great choices! I want all the ones you've chosen too plus so many more. That was such a tough question.

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