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2008 Books That Must Be Mine













January
Leftovers by Laura Wiess
Her first novel Such a Pretty Girl was so tight and harrowing, I'm eager to see what her sophomore effort holds.

What I Was by Meg Rosoff
After How I Live Now and Just In Case, I will read anything she writes. Just anything.

February
Grimspace by Ann Aguirre
This looks like the beginning of a fun, new urban fantasy series. Of which I am always up for.

March
A Curse Dark as Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce
The Editor recommended this one very highly. A retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale. So awesome.

April
Rogue by Rachel Vincent
Second in Vincent's Werecats Series. DH handed me Stray and I think I'm going to like the second volume even more.

Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle
Magic and suitors and London, oh my!

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr
Sequel to the most splendiferous Wicked Lovely. Creepy, gorgeous, perilous goodness.

May
The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
Now, I have not actually read I, Coriander. But Meg Rosoff said to run out and buy this one and, besides, I love French Revolution historical fiction.

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
Because she's just so funny. And her characters have fun, too.

June
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
First sci-fi, adult outing for vampires-are-people-too Meyer. It could be so good. I hope it is, I hope it is, I hope it is...

From Dead to Worse by Charlaine Harris
The 8th (goodness gracious) Sookie Stackhouse book. Sookie's world is so familiar by now, it's always fun entering it again.

What Happens Here by Tara Altebrando
I quite liked The Pursuit of Happiness. It was simple and heartfelt and I liked how the characters learned and stretched themselves. I look forward to Altebrando's next story.

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Another Gaiman/Mckean pairing. I loved The Wolves in the Walls and Coraline. Bring on The Graveyard Book.

July
The President's Daughter Trilogy reissues by Ellen Emerson White
The wonderful Feiwel and Friends is reissuing these gems decades after they were originally published. For anyone who loved their sequel that came out this year, Long May She Reign, these three are Must Reads.

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Favorite urban fantasy find of last year. Cry Wolf is the first in a spin-off of the Mercy Thompson series (if you haven't read them do it now). I read the initial short story "Alpha and Omega" and it was scrumdiddleiumptious.

August
Sleepless by Terri Clark
The main characters is a teen psychic who is being stalked in her dreams by a killer. Oh, I am So There.

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
If you don't know who Stephenie Meyer is, you've been sleeping under a rock for the past three years. The fourth and final volume in the Twilight series. I can't imagine how, but somehow she's gotta wrap it all up.

September

Cybele's Secret by Juliet Marillier
Sequel to last year's Wildwood Dancing. This one follows Jena's younger sister Paula, aka The Scholar. There's medieval Turkey, dusty tomes, mysterious pirates, what else can you ask for?

November
Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier
I'm even more stoked about this Marillier because it is a Sevenwaters book (she says in hushed tones). After eight years, she's returning to the world of Daughter of the Forest. Definitely the most highly anticipated book on this list. Seriously, November cannot come fast enough.

No Publication Date Yet But Slated for this Year
Chalice by Robin McKinley
New McKinley. 'Nuff said.

Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn
A completely unexpected and utterly welcome fifth installment in the Twelve Houses saga.

Paper Towns by John Green
I know nothing about it. I don't need to. New John Green. Woot!

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Little Willow

Comments

  1. The Graveyard Book sounds great! Yay.

    I forgot to put Cybele's Secret on my list. *hits head*

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  2. I got chills several times reading the list. Most anticipated......the next sevenwaters book then the next twelve houses book.....can't wait till fall/winter.

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  3. Leftovers is memorable.

    Suite Scarlett is adorable.

    I am looking forward to Paper Towns, What Happens Here, and as well.

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  4. It's gonna be a great year.

    Love your list, Little Willow! I'm anxious to read your review of Leftovers.

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  5. How did I miss the Meg Rosoff title? Thanks for that important add to my list. And I didn't realize that Breaking Dawn was coming out this year either. I actually thought of it, and somehow thought it was an 09 title. Thanks for some important adds to my list!

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  6. Anonymous3:35 AM

    I didn't care for Wildwood Dancing, but you just sold me on Cybele's Secret with that description.

    And Sleepless? How did I not know about this one? I'm so there, too.

    Trisha

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  7. You bet, Jen. I was all set to order it when it came out in the UK in August, but my bank account begged to differ. Interestingly, Viking Adult is publishing it here. So I'm anxious to get my hands on it and see why.

    Trisha, Sleepless does sound fun, doesn't it?

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  8. That is interesting, Angiegirl (the Viking Adult thing). I'll look forward to checking it out (but, like you, won't resort to purchase from the UK, given current exchange rates).

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  9. no evanovich this year?

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  10. You're right! I forgot Fearless Fourteen. Coming out in June.

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