Event Wrap Up – 2016: The Year Ahead in Youth Literature
Last night I headed on a train towards the city for the third time in three weeks for book events. It’s been a weeks full of bookish events and I have really loved them all but the Centre for Youth Literature, 2016: The Year Ahead in Youth Literature.
Let me tell you 2016 is going to be an epic year. There is some many amazing books coming out that I just can’t wait to get my hands on everything. I am going to need more money and room to get what is coming out in the new year.
Though they were running a little late it was all worth in the end. Everyone was given a book on the way in and I was lucky enough to grab Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Which can I am so excited about. Then they had some tables set up where we pamphlet from most of the publishers, we also got to grab a copy of A Corner Of White by Jaclyn Moriarty.
After everyone was seated the event started. Each publisher had 5 minutes to talk about some books that they have coming on in 2016. I am not going to talk about every single book that was talked about last night because the post about be way too long. But here we go.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.
Come on its Sarah J. Maas and it’s the sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses probably one of my favourite books from 2015 so lets just say I am a little excited for A Court of Mist and Fury. You can check out my review of the first book here. (May)
When We Collided by Emery Lord.
Sounds absolutely incredible and heartbreaking. When We Collided tells the story of Vivi and Jonah. It’s about grief, romance and mental illness and it’s going to be an adventure full of laugh, tears and more. (April)
The Leaving by Tara Altebrando
Six Children were taken and eleven years only 5 return. They have no idea where they have been or what they have been doing. The Leaving is said to be for fans of We Were Liars. (June)
The Stars of Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
A girl with a brain injury that writes poems to express her words and a boy soldier who has lost all his family. A beautiful, romantic and heartbreaking and emotional read. (Feb)
Dreaming the Enemy by David Metzenthen
Johnny has returned from war in Vietnam, he doesn’t carry a weapon but carries photos of the dead. Johnny tries to find a way back from the nightmare of war to a sense of hope for the future. A deeply moving exploration of trauma and recovery. (April)
Between Us by Clare Atkins (2016)
Skylarking by Kate Midenhall (August)
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Musicians, Pirates, high seas. Yes please. (February)
The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight
Wired, intriguing and full of Mystery, The Outliers follows Wylie as she tries to find her best friend Cassie paired with Jasper the one guy that sent Cassie off the rails.
This Raging Light by Estelle Laure
Her Dad went crazy, her mum left, she has to look after her little siter and pay the bills and she is about to experience a messy first love. (January)
Book of Lies by Teri Terry
Twins that have never meet. One good, one evil; and one will destroy the other. But who can be trusted when no one is as they seem? (March)
In the Dark, In the Woods by Eliza Wass
A dark, intense, thrilling novel that test the bounders of what is family and what 6 siblings have be brought up to believe. (June)
More books from Hachette: Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (February), The Crystal Run by Sheila O’Flanagan (June), The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone (May), Eight Rivers of Shadow by Leo Hunt (July), Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (September), The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling (September), Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin
Firstlife by Gena Showalter
Tenley has been locked in the Prynne Asylum for the last thirteen months because she can’t decided where she wants to live when she dies. (March)
What I Saw by Beck Nicholas
King Hit that leaves a town shattered but is anyone ready for the truth. A complicated romance about a girl with everything on the line and a boy with nothing to lose. (March)
More Books for Harlequin: Soldier by Julie Kagawa (May), Valentine by Jodi McAlister (October)
The Special Ones by Em Bailey
Esther is one of the Special Ones – The Special Ones are not allowed to leave. They live under his protection in a remote farmhouse. But Esther knows that she is a fake and she knows that he will get rid of her if he finds out. (April)
Coasting by Ben Karwan
This sounds like a nice summer read that is full of fun, laughs and maybe some tears.(January)
Special by Georgia Blain
Sounds like a really intriguing read that is going ot be quite exciting. (April)
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
It’s Cassandra Clare enough said. (March)
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss
Hattie is a pregnant teenager who goes on a road trip with her great-aunt that she didn’t know existed. (February)
Thanks for Trouble by Tommy Wallach
Patrick hasn’t spoken in five years. While his friends at school plan their futures, Patrick spends his time in hotels watching guests when he meets Zelda a silver head girl who will show him that maybe there are few things left worth living for. (March)
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I love Morgan Matson and when someone has everything planned out it’s always going to go wrong. (May)
More Books for Simon and Schuster: Girl up by Laura Bates (May)
Waer by Meg Caddy
Lowell Sencha finds the strange girl lying as if dead on the riverbank, he is startled to find that she is like them: waer. Human, but able to assume the form of a wolf.
You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour.
Classmates Mark and Kate have sat next to each other for a year, but have never spoken. One night, far from home, their paths cross, and soon, they realize they know each other better than anyone else.
More books from Text Publishing; Iris and the Tiger by Leanne Hall (January), Elizabeth and Zenobia by Jessica Miller (July), Max by Sarah Cohen-Scali, The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr, The Road to Winter by Mark Smith.
House of Witches by Nikki Buick
100 Years, Stories (September)
More books from UQP; Aurora by Elizabath Kasmer (September), Another Night in Mullet Town by Steven Herrick (July), Everything is Changed by Nova Weetman (August), The Secrets We Keep by Nova Weetman (April), One Would think the Deep by Claire Zorn (May).
Yellow by Megan Jacobson
A teenage ghost is speaking to Fourteen-year-old Kirra through a broken phone booth. Kirra and the ghost make a pact. She’ll prove who murdered him almost twenty years ago if he does three things for her. He makes her popular, he gets her parents back together, and he doesn’t haunt her
Things I Didn’t Say by Kylie Fornasier
Piper Rhodes doesn’t talk once she steps outside her house. She changes school and hopes that everything will be different. Then she meets West school captain, star soccer player, the boy everyone talks about.
And there we go! There is so many amazing books coming out in 2016. What are some that you are looking forward to?