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March 2011 Releases

Done with February 2011 Releases. Here are March’s. To see future titles and dates, check out Reading Wishlist.

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February 2011 Releases

Done with January 2011 Releases? Here are February’s releases. To see further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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April 2010 Releases

Done with March 2010 Releases? Here are April 2010 Releases. To look into the future, check Reading Wishlist.

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March 2010 Releases

Done with February 2010 Releases? Here are the March 2010 Releases. To look further into the future, check my Reading Wishlist.

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YA Releases – 2010 & Beyond

C. A. Moulton called out for a list of 2010 & 2011 YA fantasy fiction, but my list here contains other YA subgenres, too πŸ˜‰ These are only the ones with known release dates – those without are on my Reading Wishlist. Release dates can and probably will change in the lead-up to the books’ publication. Some are re-releases, international editions, etc. Of course, I don’t list every single book – only the ones that I’ve heard of and am interested in.

ANN AGUIRRE – Razorland – Dec 2010
KELLEY ARMSTRONG – The Reckoning – 27 Apr 2010/6 May 2010
JENNIFER LYNN BARNES – Raised by Wolves – 8 Jun 2010
HOLLY BLACK – White Cat – 4 May 2010/17 Jun 2010/1 May 2011
S. A. BODEEN – The Gardener – 25 May 2010
RACHEL CAINE – Kiss of Death – 3 May 2010/4 May 2010
KRISTIN CAST et al – Kisses from Hell – 8 Aug 2010
CASSANDRA CLARE – The Clockwork Angel – 1 Sep 2010/14 Sep 2010
ANDREA CREMER – Nightshade – 14 Oct 2010
HEATHER DAVIS – The Clearing – 15 Mar 2010/12 Apr 2010
KAT FALLS – Dark Life – 29 Apr 2010/1 May 2010
CATHERINE FISHER – Incarceron – 26 Jan 2010
BECCA FITZPATRICK – Crescendo – 2010
AMY GARVEY – Cold Kiss – 2011
TERI HALL – The Line – 4 Mar 2010/9 Mar 2010
STACEY JAY – Undead Much? – 21 Jan 2010/26 Jan 2010
STACEY JAY – My So-Called Death – 1 Mar 2010/1 Apr 2010
CARRIE JONES – Captivate – 5 Jan 2010/5 Apr 2010
KELLY KEATON – Darkness Becomes Her – 2011
JACKIE MORSE KESSLER – Hunger – 11 Aug 2010
JACKIE MORSE KESSLER – Rage – 2011
KAREN KINCY – Other – 1 Jul 2010
GEMMA MALLEY – The Returners – 1 Feb 2010/2 Mar 2010
RICHELLE MEAD – Spirit Bound – 18 May 2010
JACKSON PEARCE – Sisters Red – 3 Jun 2010/7 Jun 2010
SUSAN BETH PFEFFER – This World We Live In – 4 Mar 2010/1 Apr 2010/3 May 2010
CARRIE RYAN – The Dead-Tossed Waves – 9 Mar 2010/8 Apr 2010/1 Mar 2011
JERI SMITH-READY – Shade – 4 May 2010/18 May 2010
MARIA V. SNYDER – Inside Out – 1 Apr 2010
LILI ST. CROW – Jealousy – 29 Jul 2010/3 Aug 2010
MAGGIE STIEFVATER – Linger – 20 Jul 2010
JESSICA VERDAY – The Haunted – 31 Aug 2010
ROBIN WASSERMAN – Wired – 14 Sep 2010

[COVER ART] Tara Kelly; Carrie Ryan; Lili St. Crow; Maria V. Snyder; Susan Beth Pfeffer; Anton Strout

6 new-to-me covers behind the cut. Since I don’t really read any book blogs anywhere, I apologise in advance if you’ve seen these elsewhere. And the books are:

Tara Kelly: Harmonic Feedback (US)
Carrie Ryan: The Dead-Tossed Waves (US) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Lili St. Crow: Betrayals (US) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Maria V. Snyder: Sea Glass (UK) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Susan Beth Pfeffer: This World We Live In (US) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)
Anton Strout: Dead Matter (US) Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

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[COVER ART] Coming Undone – Lauren Dane; & Carrie Ryan’s THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES

Cover art for Lauren Dane’s Coming Undone. Also, the summary for Carrie Ryan’s The Dead-Tossed Waves:

Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She’s content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she’s ever known and, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never safe and there are threats even the Barrier can’t hold back. Gabry’s mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but, like the dead in their world, secrets don’t stay buried. And now, Gabry’s world is crumbling. One night beyond the Barrier…One boy Gabry’s known forever and one veiled in mystery…One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry knows only one thing: if she has any hope of a future, she must face the forest of her mother’s past.

Coming Undone: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)
The Dead-Tossed Waves: Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

[COVER ART] Bound to Shadows (UK) – Keri Arthur & The Dead-Tossed Waves (US) – Carrie Ryan

2 covers behind the cut, for Keri Arthur’s Bound to Shadows (UK) and Carrie Ryan’s The Dead-Tossed Waves (US).

Bound to Shadows: Image Buy (US) Buy (UK) Buy (CA)
The Dead-Tossed Waves: Image Buy (UK)

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[INTERVIEW] Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Random House Delacorte (US & CA: 10th March 2009); Hachette Gollancz (AU: June 2009; UK: 1st July 2009)
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In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future – between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

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(Photo from here.)

Tez Miller: The Forest of Hands and Teeth has one of the most unique and memorable settings in fiction. Did it come to you fully formed or arrive piece by piece?
Carrie Ryan: Thanks! It actually came fully formed! I was sitting at lunch with my fiancΓ©, JP, one day and he was talking about a short story idea he had set in a post-apocalyptic world. As soon as he mentioned it the world just became totally clear in my mind (and very different from his own vision). There were definitely details I wasn’t sure about but as I began writing they came to me.

With the winery and ocean references, I assume the village could’ve been in California. How far off the mark am I? πŸ˜‰
Haha – that’s a good guess but I’m not telling how close you are πŸ™‚ Actually what’s interesting is that as I was writing it I was thinking about the woods around my house growing up on the US east coast. But then I was talking to my editor and she saw the forests she’d grown up around on the US west coast. So I actually like that it can be set anywhere in the world!

The Carolinas that you call home aren’t land-locked, but do you nevertheless wist for the ocean?
I love the ocean! I really love to lie on the beach with a good book and listen to the waves and feel the warmth of the sun. The coast is only about four hours away from where I live now but even so I only end up visiting once or twice a year.

Fences, gates, ropes, traps, weapons…did you have to do much research, or were you pretty familiar with them?
If by research you count reading lots of fiction and watching movies then yes, I did tons of research πŸ™‚

Handy with an axe or scythe, perchance? πŸ˜‰
Me swinging an axe or scythe would be laughable! But I hope that should the necessity arise I could rise to the occasion!

The fences seemed very symbolic of segregation, and the fences in our minds (see the film Chicken Run). Did you mean for this social commentary, or was it a subconscious thing?
I definitely meant for social commentary but also realise that every reader is going to walk away with their own interpretation (which I think is really cool!). There are things that I didn’t realise would be significant at the time so I do think that some of it can be subconscious.

You dealt with the religious issues quite well, with the cons of strict discipline and the pros of caring for the sick and injured. Are you religious or spiritual?
Thanks! I think I’m still trying to figure out what I believe πŸ™‚

I still feel left in the dark about the history of the Sisterhood, the Guardians, the Return and how the virus came to the village. Will you go into more detail about these in The Dead-Tossed Waves? And if not, what will that novel feature?
That was very much part of the story – that Mary was never able to learn the history of the Sisterhood or the cause of the Return so the reader didn’t get to know it either. I didn’t want the story to be about how they got to where they are, but how they deal with the world as it is. That doesn’t mean I don’t know all the secrets (I do!) and I will be touching on some of them in the The Dead-Tossed Waves (the sequel/companion to The Forest of Hands and Teeth).

What kind of work did you do in the Greenville County Coroner’s Office, and did you need any training for the job?
I worked as an intern for one summer at the Coroner’s office basically going to crime scenes, attending autopsies, and in some cases sifting through evidence. Because I was just an intern I didn’t need any special training but it was a totally incredible experience! I learned a ton!

Working on a Mayan archaeological dig in Guatemala also sounds like an intriguing setting. Any chance of it featuring in your future works?
I would love to write a book set on an archaeological dig – it was a really cool place. I really loved wondering about the people who lived there in its prime days, what they thought about, what stories we’ve lost. It was very surreal to dig down and uncover a floor of a palace and wonder whose feet last touched that spot.

In which foreign countries/languages would you like to be published? (Hooray – you’ve sold to the UK and my own Australia! πŸ™‚ )
All of them – it would definitely put me closer to my goal of world domination πŸ™‚ But seriously, I’m just so excited that The Forest of Hands and Teeth is being published in other countries – I keep pinching myself but it still seems to be real!

Many, many thanks for allowing me to have this extraordinary read, and I hope you keep me in mind when you get hold of The Dead-Tossed Waves.
Thanks for all your support Tez!

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Carrie Ryan: The Dead-Tossed Waves (18 Mar 2010)