This year I have really excperienced how much I can enjoy contemporary YA and that Paranormal Romance might not be my thing. So here are a few contemporary titles I'm especially looking forward too this year:
Just One Day by Gayle Forman: I liked her books about Mia and Adam a lot. It's something about the way she writes about emotions that feels so real and I just care so much for the characters. This was released this week.
Forgive me Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick: this is said to be an original, emotional and also hard to read story about a young man with some imposible choices to make. Release date: august 13.
That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J.Howard: the title piqued my interest and a funny story where a romance, music and a circus plays an important part sounds pretty good don't you think? This a debut-novel and it's release date is in april.
Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris: these books had an uprising when I started to listen to the audiobooks. I think it's so much fun to listen to Johanna Parker read and even though the story has taken an awful lot of turns and is not at it's best anymore I still like to know what happens to Sookie, Eric, Sam, Bill and some of the others. The last book ended with a little surprising twist so I'm especially curious this time. Expected publication on May 7th.
When it comes to sequels I'm usually a bit behind so I'm not anticipating that many this year. I do have to mention some anticipated ones though that are translated and released in norwegian this year: Reached by Ally Condie, City of Glass by Cassandra Clare and Feedback by Robison Wells.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman: I only just read my first book by this author and that made me very curious to read more. I do have a lot of other Gaiman-books to choose from but there's something about the brand new books that noone has yet made their favorites, disliked or told you you have to read. I like that most of his books are stand-alones and the writing creates a certain magical mood I really enjoy. This book is a fable that's suppose to be both terryfying and moving. Expected publication June 18th.
Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff: what got to me here is that it's called a poetic tale about love and death, and it also includes ghosts. I haven't read anything by the author before but her name and book titles have been noticed several times. Release date January 8th.
A new version of Stephen King-book Carrie is released on March 15: I recently read this book and have not seen the previous movie.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, the movie-version of Cassandra Clares book is released in august and the director is the norwegian Harald Zwart!
Catching Fire, part 2 of The Hunger Games-trilogy comes in the theatres in november. I actually liked the first movie better the second time I watched it. I hpoe they've had enough time to make a descent seguel.
What are your most anticipated books and movies this year?