Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 YA Releases Guys Should Get

So many books, so little time.

I have a humongous list of forthcoming YA books that I would like to read. I update it regularly, whenever I hear about a new book with an interesting plotline or a forthcoming release from a favorite author of mine.

Here are a few not-yet-released books that GuysLitWire readers will totally dig, books that I read in advance and want to bring to your attention.

This is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone (March 2009)
Twins - one boy, one girl - share narrative duties in this story of secrets, lies, and shifting loyalties. This is Stone's debut novel.

After the Moment by Garret Freymann-Weyr (May 2009)
After moving in with his father and step-family, a young man falls for a quiet, troubled girl. From the author of Stay With Me.

Legacy by Tom Sniegoski (October 2009)
A high school dropout learns that his estranged, dying father is a superhero - and expects his son to take up his mantle. Sniegoski always does a great job with reluctant heroes.

Which of these books sounds the most up your alley?


Colleen said...

I heartily concur on "After the Moment" - still HATE that cover though. I hope some guys will check it out in spite of its girly appearance.

Somebody needs to tell me what on earth that pub was thinking.

Doret said...

This is What I Want to Tell You came into the bookstore today. Browse it, and it looks like something I'll love
I thouht Project Sweet Life by Brent Hartinger was a great guy YA book with a cover that will definitely help sell it.

A Paperback Writer said...

Oooh! Legacy sounds good the way you've described it.

Anonymous said...

Something about your description of This is What I Want to Tell You reminds me of Sharon Creech's The Wanderer, only for an older audience.

Am I hugely off base (asks the guy too lazy to do his own investigating...)?

Little Willow said...

Colleen: I wish the front cover had him - or both of them, instead of one on the front and one on the back.

Doret: Let me know what you think of This is What...

A Paperback Writer: Legacy is cool. Sniegoski is cool. :)

Justin: You know, I haven't read The Wanderer - or ANC, or others that I should read! (I have read Love That Dog.)