Teen Publisher Extravaganza: What to Look Forward to in 2013
The Harper Teen staff has drawn up a list of the books that readers should look forward to from them in 2013. I know that I can’t wait to read each and every one of them. What are you looking forward to from Harper Teen in 2013?
WHAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2013
For prodigious high school junior Dan Crawford, a summer program for gifted students is more than a gift, it’s a lifeline. No one else at his high school gets his weird academic fascinations, but at the New Hampshire College Prep program, they’re practically required. This year, because the usual campus dorm has been quarantined, students have to stay in the lesser-used Brookline dorm — a renovated building that served as a sanatorium until the 1960s.
Together with his new friends Abby and Jordan, Dan sets out to explore the creepy building and uncover old case files and disturbing photographs. But their friendship is tested when the documents they uncover link all three teens to the asylum’s dark past. Because it turns out this wasn’t just any sanatorium — it was a last resort for the criminally insane.
THE ELITE by Kiera Cass
Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get tomarry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide. Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’sstruggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined tooverthrow the monarchy are growing stronger—and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.
Kira, Samm, and Marcus fight to stop a war that could destroy what’s left of their races in this sequel to the hotly-anticipated teen sci-fi blockbuster Partials.
Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is only just beginning. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence – it can only be part of a largerplan, a plan that Kira knows she must be a part of, a plan that could save both races.
THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER BY Megan Shepherd
A gothic suspense trilogy inspired by H. G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau, THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER is the story of Dr. Moreau’s daughter Juliet, who travels to her estranged father’s island only to encounter murder, madness, and a scintillating love triangle.
Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie. She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past-that she was built in a computer science lab, and programmed to dothings real people would never do. Now she has no choice but to run-from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much; and a mysterious group who wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.
MIND GAMES by Kiersten White
Born with flawless intuition, Fia has always relied on her instincts to tell her what’s right—and she immediately realizes that everything at the Keane Institute is wrong. But not before Mr. Keane himself discovers Fia’s ability and realizes that she, not her sister Annie, is the perfect tool—the perfect weapon—to carry out all of his plans. Now Fia’s trapped. Because no matter how much it hurts, no matter how much it tears her apart, Fia will do everything Keane demands in order to keep her sister safe.
REBOOT by Amy Tintera
Wren Connolly died when she was twelve years old. One hundred and seventy–eight minutes later, she came back to life as a Reboot and has been serving as a crime–fighting, special–ops soldier for the last five years. As a Reboot, the more minutes you were dead, the faster, stronger, and less human you are. As a number 178, Wren is more than just alethal fighter. She is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. As a number 22, Callum Reyes is practically still human—he moves too slowly, asks too many questions, feels too many emotions. Wren’s never had a trainee this hopeless before, but even as she teaches him what it means to be a Reboot, Callum is reminding her just how human she really is.
The highly anticipated culmination of Lauren Oliver’s powerful DELIRIUM trilogy!
After saving Julian from a death sentence, Lena escapes with him and other members of the resistance. But as she embraces her love for Julian, a boy from her past returns and causes her to question everything. In the meantime, Lena’s best friend, Hana, is engaged to Portland’s young mayor and is living a safe, proscribed, loveless life. The story is told from both Lena and Hana’s points of view. As Lena struggles to save the people she loves, everything comes to a head in this exciting finale to Lauren Oliver’s epic trilogy.
SEVERED HEADS, BROKEN HEARTS by Robin Schneider
Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them-a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures. But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?
When Aria undergoes her Marking ceremony, one traitorous tribe member poisons the ink, nearly killing her. Aria makes up her mind to leave before things get worse. On a forced mission from Consul Hess to find the Still Blue, Aria sets off with Roar in search of any signs leading to the fabeled safe-haven. Perry, meanwhile, is tempted by a seductive huntress, Kirra. Blinded by the loss of Aria, who he feels abandoned him, Perry doesn’t see until it’s too late that Kirra is actually in league with Sable, the cunning tribe leader. With so many lies, temptations, and physical dangers pulling them apart, Aria and Perry wonder, can their love survive through the ever night?
UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi
Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. A place for people like her—monsters people with gifts—and the headquarters of the rebel resistance. She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to be with Adam, her first love. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch. Or from Warner. Because Warner wants Juliette. And Juliette may not be able to resist him.