With so many good books coming out, 2011 is already starting to look like a year full reading fever (yay!). So many series, so many debuts...I am having a hard time keeping my TBR list down to a manageable number of books! Add to that, the many books I wasn't able to read last year, and I just know my shelves are going to need purging many times before the year is through.
These, though...these are five books that I will definitely make room for. These are the ones that I will probably be standing in line for when they are released, and will probably lose sleep over.
My Top 5 Most Anticipated Books of 2011:
1. City of Fallen Angels 4.5.11
As the fourth book The Mortal Instruments series, I know this is going to be fantastic. I had no idea there would even be a fourth book, so finding this out was the greatest surprise. There are also two more books in the works, making a total of 6 books in the series! The shadowhunting goodness continues!
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.2. Delirium 2.1.11
Tantalizing synopsis of a dystopian novel, complete with a gorgeous cover. I'm dying to read it!
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love - the deliria - blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.3. Across the Universe 1.11.11
But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.
The idea of this book is just brilliant! I have only read a few science-fiction books, because a lot of them are way over my head (my mind just does not work that way!), but this one looks very promising. The synopsis does well enough on its own, but I have also been hearing some really good things about this book. It will be released this coming Tuesday, and I plan to get myself a copy ASAP.
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.4. The Iron Kight 11.2011
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.
No, this isn't the actual cover. It's not even from the author...I created it myself just to have something to put in the lineup above. Not much info has been let out about this book yet. All I know is that it is the 4th book in the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, and that it is written from Ash's point of view. I don't need to know any more that that, though. I'm already hooked on this series, and will read anything having to do with it!. :)
How far can love be tested before it breaks? Look for more dangerous faeries and breathtaking adventures in THE IRON KNIGHT Ash’s story.
From Harlequin TEEN
5. Starcrossed 5.31.11
A story re-told: mythology, Helen of Troy, love, and a beautiful cover. I can't wait to read this!
How do you defy destiny?
Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.
As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.
What books are you anticipating?