Hannah Moskowitz has 2 books on this list: ZOMBIE TAG and INVINCIBLE SUMMER. I think I've made it pretty clear that if you're not reading her work that you're an idiot. She's versatile and amazing and not shy about saying what she thinks. BREAK was such a refreshing novel about brotherly love that I can't wait to see what she does with ZOMBIE TAG (a book about brothers and spatulas and zombies) and INVINCIBLE SUMMER (which I'm already hearing amazing things about.
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis - This is a book that's already gotten two starred reviews. I remember seeing this book come up and being really, really excited. I thought, "now here's a book that can bring sci-fi back to YA." I fully expect this book to ignite some serious sci-fi love in the future.
SLICE OF CHERRY by Dia Reeves - Sisters? Serial Killers? I'm in. Dia Reeves is seriously awesome and I can't wait to get my hands on this book. The cover alone is enough to make me want to devour it. If this book doesn't make you a fan of Dia, then you have issues.
C-SIDE TALES by Tara Kelly - More from Tara? Yes please. Tara killed me with HARMONIC FEEDBACK, and I can't wait to read her tale of Jasmine who tries to live her dream of becoming a musician. If you love music and you love reading, you should love this book.
STICK by Andrew Smith - I have no idea what this is about. All I know is that I loved THE MARBURY LENS and I'm half done with IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS, which I also love, so I'm expecting nothing but brilliance from the 2011 release by Andrew Smith. He could probably write about Ecuadorian tree frogs and I'd read it.
DELIRIUM by Lauren Oliver - I had a hard time with the "bad girls" in Oliver's first book, but her writing was beautiful--lyrical almost--and Delirium looks like an amazing story. Like a million other people, I'm drooling to get my hands on this.
THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL by Angie Frazier - This looks like the kind of book that would have made me play sick in middle school so I could lay in bed and read it. Frazier's YA, EVERLASTING, was a sweet, adventurous tale, and I expect that THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL will be just as fun.
DROUGHT by Pam Bachorz - Bachorz's first book, CANDOR, was about a perfect subdevelopment in Florida. DROUGHT looks to be another awesome examination of strict societies and the subversive elements that threaten to tear them apart. I, for one, can't wait.
YOU KILLED WESLEY PAYNE by Sean Beaudoin - "He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field."
Who wouldn't want to read this?
Margie Gelbwasser's next book - She hasn't settled on a title or a release date, and I've already read a draft, but you should be looking forward to her 2011 release from Flux. Just saying.
So what about you? What are some books that you're dying to read in 2011?