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What YA Book Are You Most Anticipating in 2009 & Contest

As many of you know, I work as a teen librarian. One thing I'm working on now is coming up with a list of the most anticipated YA books for 2009 so that my library can hopefully pre-order them. I love looking for new books and have a big long list to pass on, but I'm interested in knowing what you're looking forward to reading this year. Anything I should add to my 2009 wish list?

I'll even make this a contest too, since I love finding out new books, so one random commenter will win a copy of EVERMORE by Alsyon Noel, since that was one of my top 2009 picks this year. (And, how cool is this, but my review is listed on the back on the book!!) Winner will be posted on Valentine's Day. (And yes, these comments count toward the I LOVE BOOKS Contest too!)


  1. I'm a huge Sarah Dessen fan, so I can't wait for Along For The Ride to come out. I think I'm the only YA blogger around that doesn't have an ARC of it. =[

  2. Katie-I feel the same way! I keep seeing ARCs of that one around. Sarah Dessen is awesome, so I'm looking forward to reading that one too!!

  3. I am looking forward to The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong.

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  4. I can't wait for Along for the Ride either! I'm rereading the Truth About Forever in anticipation.

  5. The sequel to the Hunger Games looks pretty good, so does Being Nikki.


  6. Katie, I agree! I can't wait for Hottie, Along for the Ride, Eyes Like Stars, The Season, Prada and Prejudice....the list goes on!

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  7. YA books are a newer genre for me, so I don't know a whole lot about the books that are coming out in 2009.

    I loved Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and I see that she has a book coming out in the fall called "Fire." I don't know what it's about yet, but I'm definitely interested.

  8. Oh goodness. Where to start, where to start... this is what Waiting for Wednesdays are for! :)

    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
    Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty (not YA sort of but I CANNOT WAIT)
    the third Ruby Oliver book by E. Lockhart (I have temporary memory loss; will rediscover the title by Wednesday)

    Clearly I fail at naming just one.

  9. Okay, I'm looking forward to many of the others already mentioned, but I'll also mention Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel (which comes out in just about two weeks! Hooray!!) and As You Wish by new author Jackson Pearce. I've been following her blog for awhile now and she's totally adorable. As You Wish isn't coming out until the fall, but this blurb on the 2009 Debutantes page sold me: "High school student Viola Cohen inadvertently summons--then falls for--a young jinn after her boyfriend tells her a life-changing secret."

  10. I'm looking for a lot of books this 2009, especially Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen and Willow by Julia Hoban.

  11. Okay, I think you should ask for Willow by Julia Hoban, Punkzilla by Adam Rapp, and umm....I'll just keep it at that. lol


  12. Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty
    and it isn't YA but it is hilarious and amazing but the new Jen Lancaster book Pretty in Plaid.
    oh and Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne

  13. Donna-I still need to read The Summoning!

    Sarah-yay for Sarah Dessen fans!:)

    Sara-I can't wait for the Hunger Games sequel-I wish it was September already!!

    Bookworm-Thanks for the list-I'll be sure to add those to my wish list too!

    Alyce-I just bought a copy of Graceling and I've heard such great things about it. I'm sure Fire will be awesme as well.

    Steph Su-Haha-I know-Waiting on Wednesday's are great! I love hearing from everyone about their wish list though.

    Abby-As You Wish does look great!

    Thao-Yes for Willow-I really want to read that one!

    Lauren-I'm sure everyone at my library laughs at my list because I'm like you and could just keep going forever!:)

    Erika Lynn-All of those look great!

  14. I'm looking forward to The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong, and Fade which is in route to my house right now!:D

  15. Ditto for Sarah Dessen. Also thew new Scott Westerfeld doesn't come out until later in the year but I'm looking forward to that!

  16. I'm looking forward to Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison.


  17. Brooke Reviews-I have been hearing awesome things about Wake and Fade!

    LisaMay-My teens can't wait for the new Scott Westerfeld book either-I can't keep the Uglies series on the shelf!

    Bridget-Once Dead, Twice Shy looks good-I'm adding it my list!:)


  18. I'm going to post my list on my blog pretty soon, but a few I'm really looking forward to are (yes, this is a few... my actual list is over 100 books!):

    Hunger: A Gone Novel - Michael Grant
    Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev
    Rampant - Diana Peterfreund
    Radiant Darkness - Emily Whitman
    Strange Angels - (forgot author)
    Sea Change - Aimee Friedman
    Silver Phoenix : Beyond the Kingdom of Xia - Cindy Pon
    Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
    Prophecy of the Sisters - Michelle Zink
    The Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
    Wings - Aprilynne Pike
    Dull Boy - Sarah Cross
    Goddess Boot Camp - Tera Lynn Childs
    Starclimber - Kenneth Oppel

    I already have a copy of Evermore, but my best friend would love it!

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  19. Oh my, I'm not sure if I can remember all that I'm looking forward to this year.

    Hunted - P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast. Though I never plan to write about vampires, I can't help but be captivated at all the ways authors have been using them. Zoey's voice is so rich and knowable. It feels more like she's your best friend and the two of you are just talking, rather than she's telling an epic story.

    The second book in the GONE series by Michael Grant. I can't even begin to describe the awsomeness of the first book. The characters are all solid and the stress of their situation difuses out of the pages. I found myself on the brink of tears near the end. But that cliffhanger just KILLED me.

    There have been whispers of the next book in Stephenie Meyer's Host series coming out in the fall. I have know idea if this is true or not, I sure hope so though.

    The Last Olympian- Rick Riodan, the first four books were delish and I'm a little sad that this book will bring Percy's story to an end.

    Leviathan- Scott Westerfeld. I've been waiting for a steampunk series for such a long time now, maybe we'll see a flood of SP and Sci-fi books over the next five years.

    ...that's all I can think of at the moment.


  20. I can't wait for Rampant, The Awakening, Once Dead Twice Shy, and more! :)

  21. Paradox-GREAT List! Mine is ever growing as well.

    J.T.-A new trend of steampunk YA would be AWESOME!

    Carol(ina)-Those all look soo good.

    Ann-You're entered!

  22. Please enter me. Or is it to late?

    well my list for 2009 is really long there are a lot of good books coming out this year.


  23. Please enter me!
    I'm just like a couple of other people that commented, I can't wait for Along for the Ride to come out! Huge fan of Sarah Dessen :) I just finished the Truth About Forever today and am now reading Lock & Key.

  24. I'm eagerly anticipating Roo 3 from E. Lockhart! I can't wait!

  25. Fade by Lisa McMann just came out and I want to read that. I'm also waiting for the latest Vampire Academy book my Richelle Mead and the sequel to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  26. Oh, you should definitely read Wake...I still haven't started Fade yet, because I want to be able to read it in one sitting lol.


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