Happy New Year, everyone!
Oh New Year? Are you, booknerds and fangirls, thinking what I'm thinking right now? New year = New Books. In which it also means that we'll be going through another round of piles and tons of amazing NEW BOOKS coming our way for the entirety of the year. 12 months. 365 days that we need to keep tabs on what'll be releasing on a specific date and on the next one. I know. I feel you, guys. It's a tough task to have all book titles and publication dates memorized and organized. We ALWAYS end up mixing the publication date of one book and of another one. Right?
So, seven days ago (Yep, this was totally a rush blog event thingo) I had this crazy and random idea of listing down SOME of the titles that I know and am anticipating to be released this year! Scribble. Scribble. Continue scribbling on my notebook and that's when I had the epiphany! What if I list it down by month, try to contact some of the authors that will be featured on that specific month and share it to my blog readers? That'll be cool, right?
THAT'S WHY I ENDED UP HAVING THIS CRAZINESS RIGHT HERE! In the coming days, I'll be posting a list of my anticipated books per month. I will also be having some author interviews, exclusive excerpts (and I think there'll be a giveaway) here in my blog! Feature posts will be separated from the main post to avoid it being such a lengthy one. Is that okay for you? Eeeep! I'm really excited to share my 2015 list and every other post that comes after that to every single one of you. I hope you'll really take time and read it.
Thank youuuuuus are needed. This wouldn't be as awesome as it is now without the authors who responded to me and who allowed me to interview them (give excerpt/s) in such a short notice. I'm really sorry for that. Everyone was just very lovely and accommodating, considering that it was a holiday period. I'm sending hugs and kisses all the way from the Philippines to everyone of you! <3
Okay, I should stop rambling now and let you check out my post. Enjoy, take note of book titles that appeals to you and be sure to check other posts here on my blog!
Title: THE BOY NEXT DOOR
Author: Katie Van Ark (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she’s also seen his arms around other girls—lots of other girls.
Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So, he’s determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he’s never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks.
But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy’s been hoping for or the big breakup that Gabe has always feared?
Title: ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES
Author: Jennifer Niven (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this compelling, exhilarating, and beautiful story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.
Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister's recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.
This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.
Title: NEVER NEVER
Publication Date: January 11, 2015
Publisher: Hoover Ink
Best friends since they could walk.
In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He'll do anything to remember. She'll do anything to forget.
Title: BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.
Title: I WAS HERE
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
I Was Here is Gayle Forman at her finest, a taut, emotional, and ultimately redemptive story about redefining the meaning of family and finding a way to move forward even in the face of unspeakable loss.