Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two YA Novels I'm Waiting For: Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers and Drought by Pam Bachorz

I recently picked up Some Girls Are on a whim and two and a half hours later, set the book down emotionally exhausted and deeply satisfied. It was that good. One of the best reads of the year.

As a result, I'm very much anticipating the December release of Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers. Here's what it's about: When Eddie Reeves’s father commits suicide her life is consumed by the nagging question of why? Why when he was a legendary photographer and a brilliant teacher? Why when he had a daughter who loved him more than anyone else in the world? When she meets Culler Evans, a former student of her father’s and a photographer himself, an instant and dangerous attraction begins. He seems to know more about her father than she does and could possibly hold the key to the mystery surrounding his death. But Eddie’s vulnerability has weakened her and Culler Evans is getting too close. Her need for the truth keeps her hanging on… but some questions should be left unanswered.

Sounds dark but excellent. Really can't wait.


Another book I read this past year was Candor by Pam Bachorz. It's the kind of book I've kept thinking about months later and so I'm looking forward to her next novel, Drought due out in January. Here is what the book is about:

Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved.

When Ruby meets Ford--an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer--she longs to run away with him to the modern world, where she could live a normal teenage live. Escape with Ford would be so simple.

But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possess the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special--her blood--and it's the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.

Drought is the haunting story of one community’s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.

Wow. Sounds interesting and really different!

Have you read either of these authors before? What's a YA novel you're looking forward to?


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