Yes, I too am looking forward to The Indigo Spell and Clockwork Princess, but I just don't think that UKYA gets the spotlight enough. And look! there are some incredible books coming out soon by some incredible British authors...
Camille wants to find the perfect boy, with an athlete's body and a poet's brain. But when she's mocked at a college party, she kows there isn't a boy alive who'll ever measure up. Enter Zoe, her brilliant but strange best friend, who takes biology homework to a whole new level. She can create Camille's dream boy, Frankenstein-stylee. But can she make him love her?
Cruel Summer by James Dawson - It was only recently that I read and loved Hollow Pike! And in August, we'll be sure to have another delight from James Dawson:
Jem Halliday is in love with her gay best friend. Not exactly ideal, but she's learning to live with it. Then the unspeakable happens. Kai is outed online ... and he kills himself. Jem knows nothing she can say or do will bring him back. But she wants to know who was responsible. And she wants to take them down. A searing story of love, revenge and betrayal from a bestselling author.
'For the past five weeks I'd prayed that I'd never see my brother's name spelt out in poppies. In the months that followed I often wished I had.'
Jammy and Sonny McGann are brothers, but that's where the similarities end. One is calm when the other is angry; one has a plan while the other lives purely in the moment.
When Jammy returns from Afghanistan a very different man to the one who left, it's Sonny who is left to hold things together. But just how far will he go to save the brother who always put him first?
Inspired by S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders and by the battles facing young soldiers all over the world, this is a devastating novel about brotherhood and sacrifice, from the award-winning author of Being Billy and Saving Daisy.
The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning - No cover for this one yet, but due to be published by Atom in May - about two best friends fighting over the same boy. I do love Sarra Manning!
The Name of the Blade by Zoe Marriott - No cover for this one either, but I do so love Zoe's other books. They've frequently been on my favourite books of the year lists. This one isn't expected until July -
When Mio steals the family's katana – a priceless ancestral sword – from her parents’ attic, she just wants to spice up a fancy-dress costume. But the katana is much more than some dusty antique and her actions unleash a terrible, ancient evil onto the streets of unsuspecting London. Soon Shinobu, a fearless warrior boy, appears to protect Mio – and threatens to steal her heart. With the gods and monsters of Japanese myth stalking her and her friends, Mio realizes that if she cannot keep the sword safe, and learn to control its legendary powers, she will lose not only her own life ... but the love of a lifetime.
From author's blog: "it’s a heartrending future classic, soon to be a major motion picture, not to mention a thoughtful, insanely sophisticated exploration of the relationship between adults and children. It contains a gigantic easter egg, lots of French toast and a weed whacker."
Acid by Emma Pass - This book is due out in April by Random House! I'm really looking forward to it:
Hurt by Tabitha Suzuma - I've been trying desperately to get my hands on all of the books by Tabitha, especially after that emotional rollercoaster of Forbidden. I think I will always look forward to her books. Hurt has no cover just yet, but will be published (hopefully!) in August.
And of course there are the books that I've already read by British authors that are being published in 2013 - I am especially excited for people to read Pantomime by Laura Lam and also Infiinte Sky by CJ Flod!
Which books are you most looking forward to in 2013? Are there any books by British authors that I haven't included in this list? Will you add any of these books to your wishlists?