Friday, August 6, 2010


*Thanks to MizB from Should Be Reading for hosting Friday Finds!

Friday Finds is a post that lets us showcase upcoming releases found during the week.  This week I did some research on upcoming 2011 releases and I would love to share a few of those with you!  If you have any finds, leave me a comment so I can go check them out!  Here are a few that I found:

WitherWither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1)
Written by Lauren DeStefano
Release Date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:
"What if you knew exactly when you would die? Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant she trusts, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left."

*Is that cover not gorgeous?!
Written by R.A. Nelson
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers 

Summary from Goodreads:
" R. A. Nelson takes us on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She's shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monster—who attacked her: a vampire named Wirtz. And it was her very condition that saved her: a grand mal seizure interrupted Wirtz and left Emma with all the amazing powers of a vampire—heightened senses, rapid speed—but no need to drink blood. Is Emma now a half-vampire girl? One thing soon becomes clear: the vampire Wirtz is fierce and merciless, feared even by his own kind, and won't leave a job undone."

Vesper: A Deviants NovelVesper: A Deviants Novel
Written by Jeff Sampson
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Publisher: Balzer+Bray / HarperCollins
Summary from Goodreads:
"Emily Webb is a geek—and happy that way. She’s never been the kind of girl who sneaks out for parties. And she definitely doesn’t start fights or flirt with other girls’ boyfriends. Until one night Emily finds herself doing exactly that … the same night a classmate—also named Emily—is found mysteriously murdered.

The thing is, Emi
ly doesn’t know why she’s doing this. Every night, she gets wilder until it’s not just her personality that changes; she’s also becoming strong, fast, and utterly fearless. Has she been bewitched by the soul of the other, murdered Emily? Or is Emily Webb becoming something else entirely—something not human?"

** So what do you think?  I think these books will be fantastic and I look forward to 2011!


  1. I'm inconsequentially smitten with Wither. One look at the cover and you'll know why.

    I'm still testing the waters with Throat. Honestly, I don't think I'd enjoy it so much, but you never know.

    I just found out about Vesper a few hours ago. I read the synopsis and it sounds great! I can't wait for it.

  2. Wow, Vesper has such a strange premise! And I really can't wait for Withered. Awesome finds!