Recently I attended the Simon and Schuster blogger brunch, where we were given a sneak peak at all the exciting new publications they had coming out over the next few months. So I thought it would be really nice to share with you some of the books I now desperately want to read.
Stormbringers by Philippa Gregory
This is the second book in the Order of Darkness series. The first book Changeling was published last year and was well received by the YA market. Set in Italy in 1453, we see changes in the relationship between Isolde and Luca as they grow more attracted to each other while travelling through Christendom unravelling mysteries as they go.
Casting Shadows by Sophie McKenzie
This is the third instalment in Sophie McKenzie’s romantic quartet and we witness the heat turning up between River and Flynn as they deal with the changes in the relationship. Love, love, love this series!
Carnaby by Cate Sampson
Cate is a debut UK author and is a journalist presently living in China. The book follows the story of Sarah Carnaby, who desperately wants to find out who murdered her mother. Set in the rougher parts of London, it will appeal to Phil Earle fans.
Spy Society by Robin Benway
Imagine a 16 year old safe cracker who is part of a Robin Hood style organisation in America and you will get a good idea of what this book is about. Maggie has been part of the organisation since she was a child and her next case is in a high school. For fans of Ally Carter.
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas.
This book has the best tag line ever – two girls plus one boy equals murder! Inspired by the Amanda Knox trials, this book has a Gone Girlesque feel to it. Told in varying formats including new reports and police statements, you follow the story of Anna who has been arrested for murder. I can’t wait to read it.
The Sound by Sarah Alderson
Sarah is one of those authors I always get excited about. This is her new standalone novel set in Nantucket, a perfect thriller for the beach. When aspiring music journalist Ren takes a job at the exclusive beach resort as a nanny, in order to have a quiet summer, she doesn’t imagine falling in with the private school brigade who hide some dark secrets.
Have a Little Faith by Candy Harper
I heard Candy reading a passage from this book and fell in love with Faith completely as she has such an authentic teen voice. Aimed at the early tween market who are missing the antics of Georgia Nicholson, this is an ideal read. Faith is struggling through the minefield of teenagedom and creating havoc as she goes. A laugh a minute kind of book.
Little White Lies by Katie Dale
This is the second YA book by Katie Dale. When Lou meets Christian she knows he is hiding something. Little did she suspect that everything he had told her was a lie.
Split Second by Sophie McKenzie
This is a standalone novel similar to Blood Ties. It is placed in our world a little bit in the future and looks at what would happen if we carried on in the political and economical route we are presently on. Let’s home this fast paced thriller doesn’t turn out to be an accurate portrayal of the future!
Now Simon and Schuster are one of the leaders in the UK when it comes to publishing New Adult books, in fact they publish the Queen of New Adult herself, Abbi Glines. So I’m really pleased to see the following books hitting the market over the next couple of months.
Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far by Abbi Glines are the first two books in the Too Far series with the third book coming out later in the year. It follows the relationship between a step brother and sister and is already creating a storm in the New Adult market.
Breathe was originally the first book in the Sea Breeze series, but is now being published after the first three. The book has been edited and the romance heated up. We also get to see the story from Jax’s point of view. Abbi has confirmed that there will be two more books in the Sea Breeze series. I can’t wait!
Simon and Schuster have also acquired the first two books of her new series Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection.
These are just a selection of the wonderful books that Simon and Schuster have coming out over the next few months. Also look out for the following books:
Up In Flames by Nicole Williams
The Trap by Andrew Fukuda
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
ZOM-B Baby by Darren Shan
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider
Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood (paperback version)