I thought it might be fun to take a look through some upcoming offerings from a particular publisher and picked HarperCollins mostly at random. (Also I have a soft spot for Greenwillow because of Megan Whalen Turner, to be quite honest.) Here are the titles that caught my eye, usually because they’re by an author I’ve liked before. In some cases the subject or the cover also sound interesting.
Ogre Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine; October 16. Do I kind of wish that Levine would stop returning to the same worlds over and over? Yes. Am I going to still read this one? Probably.
And The Ocean Was Our Sky, Patrick Ness; September 4. New Patrick Ness! Because it’s Ness, I’m a bit concerned about how my feelings will be mangled this time.
The Deepest Roots Miranda Asebedo, September 18. Midwestern setting, relationships between girls, interesting premise, therefore I am in.
Pride, Ibi Zoboi; September 18. A retelling of Pride & Prejudice from a rising YA star, this one sounds like it’ll be a really neat take on the classic!
For a Muse of Fire, Heidi Heilig; September 25. The style has been described as lush, which I’m not always a fan of, but the premise sounds amazing, so I’m going for it!
Damsel, Elana K Arnold; October 2. I’m so-so on Arnold’s books, but Damsel sounds like it could be right up my alley.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Mackenzi Lee; October 2. I have misgivings about A Gentleman’s Guide, despite also enjoying it in other ways, so let’s describe my feelings towards this one as wary curiosity.
Sawkill Girls, Claire Legrand; October 16. Claire Legrand! Writing horror! I am pretty sure I will be properly horrified and love it.
A Very Large Expanse of Sea, Tahereh Mafi; October 16. I think (please correct me if I’m wrong) that this is Mafi’s first contemporary novel; it’s a tough subject but a really necessary one.
This Splintered Silence, Kayla Olson; November 13. This mostly caught my eye because it’s YA Science Fiction, and I always want more of that.
The Black Khan: Book Two of the Khorasan Archives, Ausma Zehanat Khan; October 16. Confession: I still have not read the first book, although I hear it’s good. I’m still intending to soon, though, so I’m putting the second on this list anyway.