Most anticipated books of 2012

In my quest to bring you the best in young adult literature, I’d like to share with you the books I’m anticipating the most in 2012.  I’ve listed them in order of release date.  When you look at this list, a couple of things will become clear:  1. I’m a fan of series books, and 2. I’ll probably go broke fairly quickly if I buy all of these books (and I probably will).  I hope I have the time and drive to read each of these books—in addition to the dozens of others on my to-read list.  I’m sure I’ll add more to this list as the year progresses—and release dates are announced—but this is a good start.

*Indicates sequels or prequels in a series


  • 3 – Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer*
  • 3 – Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • 3 – Dreaming Awake by Gwen Hayes*
  • 10 – A Million Suns by Beth Revis*
  • 17 – Hallowed by Cynthia Hand*
  • 17 – Tempest by Julie Cross
  • 24 – Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  • 24 – Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate*
  • 24 – Havoc by Jeff Sampson*
  • 31 – Destiny and Deception by Shannon Delany*
  • 31 – Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton*


  • 21 – A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton*
  • 28 – Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver*


  • 13 – The Marked by Inara Scott*
  • 13 – Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins*
  • 14 – Bewitching by Alex Flinn*
  • 27 – Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter*


  • 10 – Taken at Dusk by C.C. Hunter*
  • 17 – The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting*
  • 24 – Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin


  • 1 – Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore*
  • 1 – Black Dawn by Rachel Caine*
  • 1 – Insurgent by Veronica Roth*
  • 8 – City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare*
  • 8 – Endure by Carrie Jones*


  • 12 – Rapture by Lauren Kate*
  • 26 – A Want So Wicked by Suzanne Young*


  • 3 – Just for Fins by Tera Lynn Childs*
  • 24 – Endlessly by Kiersten White*


  • 14 – The Kill Order by James Dashner*
  • 21 – The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore*
  • ? – Fathomless by Jackson Pearce*


  • ? – The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan*


  • ? – The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson*


  • None…yet


  • ? – Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare*

What new books are you most looking forward to this year?

One comment on “Most anticipated books of 2012

  1. Cassie says:

    Geez Louise, Cassandra Clare is cranking out books, huh? I’m looking forward to the sequel to Wolf Hall Hilary Mantel, Lauren Groff’s new book and Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman. PS. you shouldn’t go broke – you should buy books off of (free shipping anywhere in the world, they give a way a book to a literacy campaign for every book you buy and they give all your money from books to the literacy campaign associated with those books. It’s awesome.

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