Saturday, August 24, 2013

Fall YA Fiction Releases -- part II

Darcy's note:  Another colleague, another round of eagerly-anticipated YA fiction books.  This time, Rachael writes of several releases that should keep teens (and adults!) reading through fall and even into this winter:

The coming months are going to be an exciting time for YA readers. If you follow a popular series in the YA genre, or you would like to but don’t know where to start, here are some well-known YA series that are ongoing. For those of you that don’t like to wait, some of the titles listed below are the concluding books in the series.  

Boston Jacky: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business by L.A. Meyer is scheduled for release on September 10, 2013. Book eleven of this exciting series features the return of Jacky Faber, former orphan of the streets of London who escaped a life of poverty by dressing as a boy and getting a job as a sailor. Jacky’s nautical adventures have brought her nearly around the world and finally back home to her business office in Boston. She has remained faithful (well, mostly faithful) to Jamie throughout all of her adventures, but her return home has not been as triumphant as she had anticipated and troubles loom. Will Jacky finally go too far and lose Jamie?

House of Hades by Rick Riordan will hit shelves on October 8, 2013. This highly anticipated book is number four in the Heroes of Olympus. Percy and Annabeth stumbled into the underworld at the conclusion of The Mark of Athena and the adventure continues as the other five demigods attempt to seal the doors to the underworld from the outside as Percy and Annabeth seal them from within. However, the question of how Percy and Annabeth will return to the mortal world if they seal the doors remains unanswered. Will Percy and Annabeth be trapped in the underworld forever?

Revealed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast will be out October 15, 2013. Book eleven in this series sees Zoey and her friends facing off against the evil Neferet who has now been shown to the rest of the vampire world as the evil being she truly is. Zoey must continue to fight to save her beloved school for vampires, the House of Night.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth is book three in the Divergent trilogy. Appearing in stores on October 22, 2013, the concluding volume in this dystopian series continues to follow the war between factions. Tris, the main character, is part of a dangerous minority in her society. Labeled as “divergent”, she has the ability to resist the mind control tools that have been implemented by her society and must fight to defend the other divergent in her world.

Cress by Marissa Meyer, book three in the Lunar Chronicles, is set for release February 4, 2013. This series is a modernized, “steampunked” rendition of old fairytales. The series began with Cinder, a new twist on Cinderella, followed by Scarlet, based on Little Red Riding Hood. Cress continues the adventures with the introduction of new characters and is based on another classic fairytale, Rapunzel.

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