Wednesday, October 12, 2011

...To Be Continued in 2012!

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While browsing my "must-reads" for 2012, I realized there are quite a few books that happen to be follow ups to a new series that I started reading this year.  Below are a few of those, second in the series, must-reads that will be published in 2012.

This past year introduced me to a lot of new authors & genres in YA lit.  I found myself immersed in some of these stories and can not freaking wait to read what happens next for these characters.  Share your thoughts in the comments if you've read any of the books prior to these. Or, if you have not read any of them yet, then perhaps this post will entice you to do so.  2012 can not get here fast enough!!!!

*WARNING: some of these book descriptions may contain spoilers if you have not read the previous book.

Hallowed (Unearthly #2) by Cynthia Hand
January 24, 2012
For months part-angel Clara Gardner trained to face the raging forest fire from her visions and rescue the alluring and mysterious Christian Prescott from the blaze. But nothing could prepare her for the fateful decisions she would be forced to make that day, or the startling revelation that her purpose—the task she was put on earth to accomplish—is not as straightforward as she thought.

Now, torn between her increasingly complicated feelings for Christian and her love for her boyfriend, Tucker, Clara struggles to make sense of what she was supposed to do the day of the fire. And, as she is drawn further into the world of part angels and the growing conflict between White Wings and Black Wings, Clara learns of the terrifying new reality that she must face: Someone close to her will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning. {taken from}

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver
March 6, 2012
Lauren Oliver captivated readers with Delirium, the first book in a thrilling dystopian trilogy in which Lena Haloway dared to fall in love with Alex and escape the cure, the government-mandated procedure that renders a person immune to the disease of love. Lena and Alex staked their lives on leaving their oppressive society, but only Lena broke free.

Pandemonium continues Lena’s gripping story. After escaping from Portland, Maine, Lena makes it to the Wilds and becomes part of an Invalid community, where she transforms herself into a warrior for the resistance. A future without Alex is unimaginable, but Lena pushes forward and fights, both for him and for a world in which love is no longer considered a disease. Swept up in a volatile mix of revolutionaries and counterinsurgents, Lena struggles to survive—and wonders if she may be falling in love again. {taken from}

Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
May 28, 2012
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so. {taken from}

The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
June 19, 2012
Tough, brainy alchemist Sydney Sage and doe-eyed Moroi princess Jill Dragomir are in hiding at a human boarding school in the sunny, glamorous world of Palm Springs, California. The students—children of the wealthy and powerful—carry on with their lives in blissful ignorance, while Sydney, Jill, Eddie and Adrian must do everything in their power to keep their secret safe. But with forbidden romances, unexpected spirit bonds, and the threat of Strigoi moving ever closer, hiding the truth is harder than anyone thought. {taken from}

More sequels to be continued in 2012:

A Want So Wicked (A Need So Beautiful #2) by Suzanne Young - July 2012
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer #2 by Michelle Hodkin - 2012
Shatter Me #2 by Tahereh Mafi - 2012
The Eve Trilogy #2 by Anna Carey - 2012
Shine (Shade #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready - May 1, 2012 (I know it's the 3rd in the series, but it's HIGHLY anticipated in my to-be-read pile for 2012 & I wanted to mention it!) 

A list has been created on goodreads of several more 2012 YA/MG Sequels.  Click here to view that list.

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  1. May?  MAY!?!?  I really don't think I can wait that long for Insurgent.

  2.  Love your picks. Can not wait for Shine!! I got Pandemonium from a blog tour and I'm in the middle of it. So much love for it. Might be better than Delirium.

  3. Hallowed is the top sequel I'm looking forward to next year. Just found out that the release date got pushed up by a week... so seven fewer days of waiting!

  4. I think I'll most likely die from wanting until I finally get my hands on Insurgent and Pandemonium, lol.  And I can't wait to read Shine, too.  I feel like I've been waiting forever for it! :D 

  5. I haven't read any of these *hanging head in shame* but the good news is (or bad depending on how you look at it) you just added a lot to my TBR list. Shine is one I'm also waiting for in 2012. Plus another one that doesn't fit the 2nd book criteria - City of Lost Souls.

  6. Insurgent - YES!! Easily one of my favorite reads for 2011 :)

  7. Ah, I want them all! Dying for Insurgent most of all though =)

  8. There are so many sequels that I am looking forward to next year! I could read one or two a month and not read them all!

    I need to read Divergent, I keep hearing how everyone is so excited for Insurgent that I feel like i'm missing out.

  9. I like how you titled this!
    I was doing my list of the books I'm waiting for next year and I realized a lot of them were next in series or ends of series.
    I think there are a TON of series out there just now. 

  10. ooo - also? Is it official that Mara #2 will be next year?? I've been searching for ANYTHING to give away hints and clues.

  11. Hell yeah! So many fantastic books to look forward to already a lot of these I can't wait to read too! - Jess Hearts Books

  12. I'm so excited !  Pandemonium is set to come out on my birthday !  I know what I'll be getting myself.  :-)

  13. your list reminds me I have to really get cracking on my reading. I still have divergent and bloodlines sitting on my shelf. Pandemonium, I'm dying for! And shine... I'm currently reading the shade copy I won off twitter from you.. I"m starting to understand the whole team kilt stuff now.. so I think that will be a much anticipated one for me as well. :)

  14. Hallowed, Pandemonium, and Insurgent cannot come fast enough!

  15. I'm excited for Hallowed!

    Don't throw stones at me, but I haven't read Divergent. Yet!

  16. I was going to be all HALLOWED!!! But then I kept scrolling down and realized that I wanted to do that to most of the books here. I'm super excited for Hallowed, Pandemonium, and Shatter me #2. I'm prematurely excited for some others like Divergent, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer #2, and Eve #2. It's premature since I haven't gotten to read the firsts of these, but I'm super excited to for all of them. 
    Fun post :]


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