Thursday, March 8, 2012

Upcoming Dystopian Novels

Lots of good stuff coming up. See this post for a list of dystopian sequels.

Novels coming up that authors previewed in my dystopian month interview series and/or that I reviewed during Dystopian February 2012 (click on title to read summary and see cover when available):

Lissa Price's STARTERS (Random House/March 13, 2012)

Leah Bobet's ABOVE (Scholastic/April 1, 2012)

Julie Kagawa previews THE IMMORTAL RULES (HarlequinTeen/April 24, 2012)

Keira Cass' THE SELECTION (HarperCollins/April 24, 2012)

Bethany Griffin's THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (HarperCollins/April 24, 2012)

Jennifer Bosworth's STRUCK (FSG/May 8, 2012)

Catherine Knutsson previews SHADOWS CAST BY STARS(Atheneum/Simon & Schuster/June 5, 2012)

Emmy Laybourne's MONUMENT 14 (Feiwel & Friends/June 5, 2012)

Claire Merle previews THE GLIMPSE (Faber & Faber UK/June 7, 2012)

Diana Peterfreund previews FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins/June 12, 2012)

Courtney Summers' THIS IS NOT A TEST (June 18, 2012)

SJ Kincaid previews INSIGNIA (Katherine Tegan/HarperCollins/July 10, 2012)

Heather Anastasiu's GLITCH (St. Martins/August 7, 2012)

CJ Redwine previews DEFIANCE (HarperCollins/August 28, 2012)

Jay Kristoff previews STORMDANCER (St. Martins Press/US Tor/UK September 18, 2012)

Kat Zhang previews WHAT'S LEFT OF ME (HarperTeen/September 18, 2012)

Sarah Crossan previews BREATHE (HarperCollins/October 2, 2012)

Rachel Cohn previews BETA (Disney Hyperion/October 16, 2012)

Melissa West previews GRAVITY (Entangled/October 16, 2012)

Genn Albin previews CREWEL (FSG/October 16, 2012)

Antony John previews ELEMENTALS (Penguin/November 8, 2012)

Elizabeth Richards previews BLACK CITY (Penguin/November 13, 2012)

JA Souders previews RENEGADE (Tor/November 13, 2012)

Kassy Taylor previews ASHES OF TWILIGHT (St. Martins Press/November 13, 2012)

Alexandra Bracken previews THE DARKEST MINDS (Hyperion/December 18, 2012)

Lenore Appelhans previews LEVEL 2 (Simon & Schuster BFYR/Fall 2012)

Steven dos Santos previews THE CULLING (formerly THE TORCH KEEPER) (Flux/Early 2013)

Emma Pass previews ACID (Random House/Early 2013)

Joelle Charbonneau previews THE TESTING (HMH/Spring 2013)

Emma Trevayne previews CODA (Running Press/Spring 2013)

Lydia Y Kang previews THE FOUNTAIN (Penguin/Summer 2013)

Mindy McGinnis previews NOT A DROP TO DRINK (HarperCollins/Fall 2013)

Demitria Lunetta previews IN THE AFTER (HarperTeen/2013)

Suzanne Young previews THE PROGRAM (Simon & Schuster/2013)

Erin Bowman previews TAKEN (HarperCollins/2013)

Jordana Frankel previews THE WARD (HarperCollins/2013)

Some other upcoming titles: (links lead to listing at Goodreads)

S.D. Crockett’s AFTER THE SNOW (Feiwel and Friends/March 27, 2012)

Gemma Malley's THE KILLABLES (Hodder UK/March 29, 2012)

Karen Thompson’s Walker’s THE AGE OF MIRACLES (Random House/June 26, 2012)

Lisa Stasse's THE FORSAKEN (Simon & Schuster/July 10, 2012)

Bethany Pinnell's STUNG (Walker/2012)

Elsie Chapman's DUALED (Random House/March 2013)

Tom Isbell's THE HATCHERY (HarperCollins/2013)

Amy Tintera's REBOOT (HarperTeen/2013)

Peter Lerangis' PERFECT (Egmont/2013) 

Josin L. McQuein's ARCLIGHT  (HarperCollins/2013)

C. Alexander London's debut PROXY, about two boys from opposite ends of a society where the poor are paid to take punishments for the rich, and the conspiracy which engulfs them both. Penguin

DARK LIFE author Kat Falls's THE FETCH, a dystopian romance trilogy set in a future where the U.S. has been divided by a wall separating the civilized West from the disease-ravaged East - now called the Savage Zone - in which a 16-year-old must leave everyone she loves behind to enter the frightening Savage Zone, where she meets a mysterious boy who's not all that he seems to be. Scholastic/Fall 2012

Sara Grant's HALF LIVES, a dystopian chronicle of the journeys of two unlikely heroes in their race against time to save future generations. Little Brown/Fall 2012

Chris Howard's debut THE TREE CATCHER, a smart futuristic Huck Finn about a teen who builds trees out of scrap metal for rich patrons until a mysterious girl shows him a polaroid of the legendary last trees on earth, and he sets out in a deadly race against time to find them in this upside down old-west, post-apocalyptic, gypsy-rasta world of killers, pirates, poachers, and opportunists.

Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam's ELUSION, pitched as an "Inception"-type futuristic thriller series about three teenagers attempting to solve a mystery with serious personal stakes that leads them inside an alternate reality game that transports users to dangerously seductive Utopian world. 

Melanie Crowder's PARCHED, an eco-fable set in a near future shaped by water wars and following three very different characters in a struggle for survival in their parched land.   (HMH/2013)  

Keep up to date with all the latest titles at Amy Sturgis' master list of YA dystopias

Are there any I missed? Let me know in the comments and I'll edit them in!  


Cecelia said...

I'm looking forward to many of these titles, but especially so to For Darkness Shows the Stars. Thanks for sharing the roundup!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome list. I just read the ARC of Above for an interview with Leah Bobut. And I won Starters, another book I want to read.

I feel fortunate that I'm interviewing a number of the authors you've listed. So many good ones.

Unknown said...

I love these lists you post, such a great source of information all in one convenient place! Thanks Lenore:)

Christina Farley said...

LOVED this list! So great! Thanks for compiling and sharing.

ChelseaW said...

Wow, there are a lot of books I have not yet heard of on this list. Thanks so much for sharing!

Ellz said...

saving this page!! Lots of great titles coming. Thanks for posting!

Karin Perry said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful list.

Elsie Chapman said...

Hi there, Lenore--thanks so much for adding DUALED to your list! Hope we're still on for August :)

Rebecca @ Crunchings & Munchings said...

So many great things to read!

Heather Zundel said...

So much pretty... *strokes screen* You are a temptress, Lenore.

Steven dos Santos said...

I'm so honored that THE CULLING is a part of this wonderful list! Looks like I'll be busy reading for a long time! Thankd again, Lenore!

Gary Levey said...

Please consider the Joad Cycle ( a recently self published series of dystopian novels about mid 21st century America as a Libertarian Capitalist Utopia.

I am Gary Levey, the author.

Greg said...

Always on the lookout for the new up and comers, sweet list.