So Epic Reads has put out a list of YA authors whose next book can’t come soon enough. The list includes Becky Albertalli, who I have yet to check out, though she’s long been on my list of authors who I am interested in checking out. In fact, just a couple days ago I hit the local libraries, with Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda one of the books I was hoping to find. Unfortunately, even though the library’s online catalogue insisted it was there, the book proved elusive. Hopefully one of these days I will be able to get my hands on it.
There are actually only two authors on the list of fifteen that I have actually read, Veronica Roth and Stephanie Perkins. Roth of course wrote the Divergent series and her upcoming book Carve the Mark tells the stories of two people from warring countries who are forced to band together in order to survive. I’m definitely curious about the upcoming novel, and the fact that its Goodreads blurb suggests that Star Wars fans will enjoy the story certainly doesn’t lessen my anticipation, but I can’t say that I’m counting the minutes until January 17th.
The other author who I’m familiar with is Stephanie Perkins, author of fluffy cotemporary romances. Anna & the French Kiss was a decent read, though I haven’t felt compelled to pick up her other books. But her next release sounds like it will be completely different from anything she’s done before; a horror novel following a group of high school students being stalked by a mysterious killer! Perkins’ old blog goes into some more detail about the project, citing R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike, and the movie Scream as influences. It’s set to be published sometime in 2017, and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it.
But what author has me desperate to get my hands on his or her next book? I think I might have to go with S.J. Kincaid. I was a big fan of her Insignia trilogy, which I can only describe as Harry Potter meets Ender’s Game. And I’m jealous that some more established bloggers already have copies of her next book, The Diabolic, while I’m stuck waiting for it to be published in November.
Anyone else want to take a stab at this question?