Thanks to the fabulous Betsy Bird at A Fuse #8 Production and her Harper Collins librarian preview recap, I found out that my favorite series from high school is being repackaged and republished in May 2010.
I loved, loved, loved Roswell High by Melinda Metz. This was my Twilight. I picked up the books randomly in the bookstore and was addicted. I told all my friends to read them and we formed a Roswell High fan club. We waited (not so) patiently for each book to be released-there were ten in all. And then, when the TV show, Roswell, started we agonzied over the fact that each new book was being released with a new TV show tie in cover-but the series wasn't finished. So we had to wait for the tie-ins to come out first in the previously released books before we got anything new-it was torture.
So why all the love? Well, in high school, my friends and I loved (and were obsessed) with Star Trek, X-Files, and pretty much anything with aliens. Add to that teenage aliens who were survivors of the Roswell UFO crash whose pods were mistakenly opened some 16 years ago and we were sold. I haven't read this series since high school, so I'm hoping it will still work for me as much as it did when I was a teen. And I'm really hoping this gives Melinda Metz a boost (a la L.J. Smith) and she starts writing again. Her Fingerprints series was my college obsession and I'd love to read more from her.
Of course, the re-prints will have all new pretty covers, but I couldn't resist tracking down the original 90's covers to share. Keep an eye out for this series in May-the first book is being renamed to Echoes. I'm sure you'll hear me squeeling. :)