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Red & Black Pretties

Three (actually, four) authors I absolutely love. Three red and black covers to drool over. They all write and work in different ways and I am very much looking forward to their latest offerings.

Brought to you by the author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines and the author of Love is the Higher Law and co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, Will Grayson, Will Grayson tells the story of two boys with that same name who are about to meet one night in Chicago. Told in alternating point of view chapters, this collaborative novel has been in the works for awhile. And with these two authors at the helm there are two things guaranteed: I'm going to laugh and I'm going to care about these characters. Absolutely cannot wait to read it. Due out April 6th.

Ever since I closed Ironside, I have been impatiently waiting for Holly Black's next Big Thing and White Cat--the first in Black's new Curse Workers trilogy--is it. What little information is available indicates it is about a boy named Cassel and takes place in a private boarding school, features a family of grifters, and is about curse magic. Oh, and a white cat. And is a fairy tale retelling. And, well, you get the picture. It's basically another pile of awesomeness from one of my favorite modern fairy tale writers. Due out May 4th.

Last but certainly not least, we have the first YA offering from urban fantasy author Jeri Smith-Ready. Her WVMP Radio urban fantasy series about a group of rather charmingly out-of-pace vampire DJs is in my top three favorite urban fantasy series. Given how much I dig her writing, it's a no brainer that I will be picking up her first YA book. Shade follows a girl named Aura whose boyfriend is dead. But he just won't leave her alone. To find out why she, and others her age, can see ghosts, Aura must uncover the real relationship between the this world and the beyond. Due out May 18th.

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  1. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Sadly, the Shade cover reminds way too much of a billion other YA paranormal romance book covers out. The Dark Divine, Bleeding Violet, My Soul to Take, Eclipse...

    The idea, however, sounds very different.

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  2. Great picks, Angie. I'll be keeping my eye out for all of these in 2010, for sure.

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  3. Anon, I'm with you. SHADE has the weakest cover of the three. They do seem to be hitting a certain demographic hard with the billowy, ribbony, shimmery nebulousness, don't they? However, Smith-Ready is awesome so I'm looking forward to reading it.

    Christine, as will I. :)

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