Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Danger: TBR Pile.

The New Year means new books. And there are a lot of excellent new book pretties coming out this year.

Here are just a few that have made their way onto my TBR pile.

The Fault in Our Stars 

Goodreads Blurb: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now. 

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind. 

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)  

Goodreads Blurb: Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . 

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.


Goodreads BlurbOnce upon a time, Hudson knew exactly what her future looked like. Then a betrayal changed her life, and knocked her dreams to the ground. Now she’s a girl who doesn’t believe in second chances… a girl who stays under the radar by baking cupcakes at her mom’s diner and obsessing over what might have been. 

So when things start looking up and she has another shot at her dreams, Hudson is equal parts hopeful and terrified. Of course, this is also the moment a cute, sweet guy walks into her life…and starts serving up some seriously mixed signals. She’s got a lot on her plate, and for a girl who’s been burned before, risking it all is easier said than done. 

It’s time for Hudson to ask herself what she really wants, and how much she’s willing to sacrifice to get it. Because in a place where opportunities are fleeting, she knows this chance may very well be her last….

Those are a few of my picks. What books are you looking forward to reading in 2012? 

P.S. I'm also over on Operation Awesome today if you get chance to head on over. 


Stina Lindenblatt said...

I LOVE Sarah Ockler's books and this one is on my list.

I have so many 2011 (and a few 2010) books to catch up on. I'm not buying any new books until I've read all my unread ones. ROFL. I was never very good at keeping my New Years resolutions. Let's see how long it takes before I cave. ;)

M.J. Fifield said...

Oh, I am so looking forward to The Fault In Our Stars. I've had it preordered for months now.

WritingNut said...

These all sound like awesome reads! :)

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

i'm definitely looking forward to Cinder. Otherwise, i'm just kinda taking it as it goes

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And I bet your stack is actually higher. I must have two dozen books on my iPad now that I still need to read.

prerna pickett said...

I'm excited about Cinder! Sounds so good.

Lydia Kang said...

A Million Suns, but there are a bunch more that escape my brain at the moment.