TGIF (1)

TGIF is a fun little feature hosted at GReads! Every week we re-cap what has happened on the blog plus Ginger asks a question for us to answer. This week’s question is:

Author Love: 
In 2011 which new/old authors have you discovered & loved?
 
This is such a hard question to answer because I have honestly enjoyed every book I have read this year! Some were fantasy, some were romance, while others were historical fiction. Some were new and some were old but the thing is, I loved them all! But if I must narrow the list down, here are some of my favorite authors of this year!
 
Elizabeth Eulberg: I read her book, The Lonely Hearts Club and I absolutely adored it! It was recommended to me by my real-life best friend and I couldn’t have been more impressed. Seriously, such a cute book! Reading this only made me more excited for more books by Elizabeth.
 
Stephanie Perkins: I have one name for you-Etienne St. Claire-enough said. Stephanie uses the perfect mix of humor and heartache. Her characters were unique, fun, and well-rounded. I adored Anna and the French Kiss and I am impatiently awaiting the arrival of Lola and the Boy Next Door.
 
Janet Fox: Wow! I am not a huge fan of historical fiction but this author completely changed that for me. Faithful was such a beautifully written and well detailed story. If you have not read it yet, I suggest you go do so now!
 
Antony John: Anyone who can create a character as unique as Piper is in Five Flavors of Dumb, deserves some type of award. He really pushed the limit on Y.A. novels by creating a story of a deaf girl managing a rock band. This is some that has NEVER been done before. I just love, love, loved his book & I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
 
Ashley Hope Perez: As the first author EVER to request me to review a book, I just had to throw some author love out there. Not only was her book What Can’t Wait a truly touching and inspirational story, but Ashley is just such a doll! I will forever be thankful for her allowing me to read her book & do my first ever author interview with her!
 
This week on Katelyn’s Blog (5/20-5/27)
 
 

Monthly Wrap-Up (January 2011)

This is a new feature I decided to try out on my blog. At the end of each month I will post exactly what happened on my crazy little blog for that previous month. January has been an extremely busy month so there is a lot to cover!

Books I Read In January:

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Fade by Lisa McMann (Book Club)

What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez (2011 Debut Author Challenge)

Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Faithful by Janet Fox (Y.A. Historical Fiction Challenge)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (2011 Debut Author Challenge)

Other Words For Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (2011 Debut Author Challenge)

* That is a total of 8 books for the month of January. I am only 8% done with my goal to read 100 books in 2011. I need to pick up the pace in February!*

Books I Reviewed In January:

Jane by April Lindner. (Read my review here.) This book was fantastic. It gives a new, modern-day twist to Charlotte Bronte’s classic Jane Eyre.

Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols. (Read my review here.) I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of this book (a fact that is still super exciting to me). I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Echols and Endless Summer just proved to be yet another great book (technically it is two books but still..) by Jennifer.

Beastly by Alex Flinn. (Read my review here.) I loved this book! First, it is a playoff of one of my favorite Disney stories. This is a  modern version of Beauty and the Beast told from the Beasts perspective. Second, it has been adapted for film! None other than uber cute Alex Pettyfer plays the beast in the movie version! (I included the movie trailer in that particular review; I am so excited!)

 What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez. (Read my review here.) I received this book through netgalley to read and review. I was so excited to start reading this 2011 debut novel! It really is a must read!

 Fade by Lisa McMann. (Read my review here.) This was the latest book we chose to read for book club. It has been great being able to read this series! I love it.

Faithful by Janet Fox. (Read my review here.) Because of this wonderful book, I am now obsessed with historical fiction. It is a beautifully written book full of great characters and imagery!

Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout. (Read my review here.) Loved this book! It is a super cute novel about Battle of the Sexes. I loved the constant arguing between the main character and her anonymous counterpart.

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand. (Read my review here.) Yet another great book by a 2011 Debut Author. This particular novel is about angels, my new obsession. I just loved it!

Miscellaneous Things On The Blog In January:

Like I said earlier the month of January was just crazy! I decided to jump on board with all the crazy bloggers who do In My Mailbox hosted by The Story Siren. It has been great so far! I am definitely spending way too much money still but I love being able to just hop from blog to blog and to be able to see what fellow book lovers are picking up to read.

(Read my IMM posts here, here, here, and here.)

I also happened to have a rough patch during the month of January. The loss of my job, the lack of sleep, and my dad’s wackiness caused me to make a blog post in which I complained a lot.

 (You can read my complaining post here.)

On the happier side of things, we got puppies this month! My dog Tipsy finally gave birth to five pups almost three weeks ago. So far all the puppies are healthy, hyper, and extremely adorable! It is going to be tough when we have to get rid of them in 5 weeks.

(You can see pictures of my adorable little puppies in my post right here.)

Back to the World Of Books for a second; I had my first ever Author Interview! I was (and still am) extremely excited and honored to be able to interview the lovely Ashley Hope Perez. Her novel, What Can’t Wait (an excellent book) is one of the books I read and reviewed in the month of January. I asked her 11 questions (11 questions for a 2011 debut author…do you get it???). Ashley was just awesome! She answered every single one. Thanks again to Ashley for that!

(Read my SUPER AWESOME interview here.)

And sticking in the World Of Books for a second, I joined yet another challenge. This one is hosted by Thoughts of a Book Junkie and it is called the A-Z Challenge. Throughout 2011, I will be reading one book per letter in the alphabet. It is an awesome challenge so you should check that out right here.

(Be sure to check out my A-Z Challenge list here.)

Wrap Up:

So that is it for the month of January. It has been an awesome month! Checked back in roughly 28 days to see how the month of February turns out!

The 2011 A-Z Challenge

I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to do anymore challenges, well that was until I came across The Thoughts of a Book Junkie’s Blog. I thought that this challenge would be easy, fun, and a great way to possibly win some free books (come on, who doesn’t love free books =). All you have to do is compile a list of 26 books that you will read throughout the year. Easy enough, right? Well the catch is, is that there has to be one title for each letter. Do you know how many books are out there with a Z as the first letter of the title? There isn’t many, but the few that I did find sound great! Now for the awesomeness of the challenge: There is plenty of possible giveaways just for joining, it’s international, & it can be combined with other challenges! You better believe I am using books that are part of the Y.A. Historical Fiction Challenge (**) and the 2011 Debut Author Challenge (*). So now, on to my list of A-Z books.

A- Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton*

B- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys**

C- Choker by Elizabeth Woods*

D- Dead Rules by Randy Russell*

E- Entwined by Heather Dixon*

F- Falling For Hamlet by Michelle Ray*

G- Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

H- Haven by Kristi Cook*

I- Illegal by Bettina Restrepo*

J- Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey

K- Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

L- The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder*

M- Moonglass by Jessi Kirby*

N- The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab*

O- Other Words fo Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal*

P- Possession by Elana Johnson*

Q- Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade

R- Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer*

S- Sirenz by Charlotte Benarrdo & Natalie Zaman*

T- Timeless by Alexandra Monir*

U- Unearthly by Cynthia Hand*

V- Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez*

W- What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez* (Review, Interview)

X- XVI by Julia Karr*

Y- You Had Me At Halo by Amanda Ashby

Z- Zen and Xander Undone by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Author Interview: Ashley Hope Perez

Joining my blog today is Ashley Hope Perez, author of What Can’t Wait. What Can’t Wait is her debut novel that is due to come out in March of 2011.

“Another day finished, gracias a Dios.”

Seventeen-year-old Marisa’s mother has been saying this for as long as Marisa can remember. Her parents came to Houston from Mexico. They work hard, and they expect Marisa to help her familia. And they expect her to marry a boy from the neighborhood, to settle down, and to have grandbabies. If she wants a job, she could always be an assistant manager at the local grocery store.

At school, it’s another story. Marisa’s calc teacher expects her to ace the AP test and to get into an engineering program in Austin—a city that seems unimaginably far away. When her home life becomes unbearable, Marisa seeks comfort elsewhere—and suddenly neither her best friend nor boyfriend can get through to her. Caught between the expectations of two different worlds, Marisa isn’t sure what she wants—other than a life where she doesn’t end each day thanking God it’s over.

What Can’t Wait—the gripping debut novel from Ashley Hope Pérez—tells the story of one girl’s survival in a world in which family needs trump individual success, and self-reliance the only key that can unlock the door to the future.

This is an extremely touching novel that you all should add to your to-read list right now! It has been a huge honor to be able to read What Can’t Wait for Ashley and to also have the opportunity to post my very first author interview.

Without further ado, let’s meet the author:

1) If you had to describe What Can’t Wait in three words, what would they be? 

Real, sweet, and hopeful.

2) I have read in your author bio that you are a teacher. Did that have any influence over What Can’t Wait?

Absolutely. Marisa isn’t based on any specific student, but her story was shaped by the struggles of many of my talented and hard-working seniors in Houston. My students wanted a novel that reflected their particular challenges and that honored the difficulty of balancing family demands and personal ambition. Without everything they taught me, What Can’t Wait wouldn’t exist.

3) In the book, Ms. Ford, Marisa’s teacher, had a big impact on her life. Are there any teachers from your past that had a big impact on your life?

I’ve been blessed to have wonderful teachers over the years, from Ms. Palmer in first grade, who always let me read when I finished my work, to Keith Walters at The University of Texas who told me about Teach For America. Linda Sue Alsup changed my teaching forever by showing me what it means to write with students.

4) What would say has been the most rewarding aspect of writing What Can’t Wait?

It’s amazing to see what can happen through revision. I cannot express to you how horrendous my first draft was. Truly cringe-worthy. But that doesn’t matter, because once I have something with characters, a beginning, a middle, and an end, I can revise and revise and revise. For me, writing is really all about rewriting.

Since finishing the book, I’ve loved hearing from readers. It’s amazing to me to see what different folks take away from the novel.

5) What exactly made you decide to write for young adults?

My students! I didn’t start reading YA until I began teaching high school. Then I couldn’t stop. One of my passions is helping my students find the kind of book they’ll enjoy. My belief is that everybody likes to read; some people just don’t know it yet—and they haven’t figured out what they like to read. My hope is that What Can’t Wait will be the “gateway” book for many readers, the book that gets them hooked on reading.

6) How has your life changed since becoming a published author?

It’s changed a little, but not too much. I still pack my own lunches, and do my best to keep our 9-month-old from eating cat food when I’m not looking. There is something powerful about getting to hold a “real” book and seeing my name on the cover, though.

7) Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks? If so, what are they?

As I revise—and for What Can’t Wait I think there were probably ten substantial revisions—I start typing in a new document rather than just making changes to the old file. This sounds crazy, but it is very important psychologically because it helps me to get back into a story, both at the level of the sentence and in terms of the characters’ emotions and relationships.

8) Do you have any writing mentors? Have you become close with any of the other 2011 Debut Authors?

Some of my most influential mentors were Peter Filkins at Simon’s Rock College and John Trimble and Laura Furman at The University of Texas at Austin. All three helped me think of myself as a writer.

I’m proud to know Blythe Woolston, also published by Carolrhoda Lab. Her novel, The Freak Observer, won the YALSA award this year, and she’s been awesome about giving me suggestions for navigating the new-author waters.

9) What are some of your favorite things to do when you are not writing?

I love hanging out with my husband (Arnulfo), our little boy (Liam Miguel), and our cat (Sugar Mama). I check out piles of cookbooks from the library, and I bake way too many cookies. I also adore Scrabble and other word games.

10) If you were stranded on an island and were able to bring five books with you (not including your own) which ones would you chose?

The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roi, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, the bible, and a HUUUUUUGE notebook so I wouldn’t run out of space to write in.

11) You have another novel titled The Knife and the Butterfly coming out in 2012; can you tell us a little bit about it?

Of course! The Knife and the Butterfly follows two characters through the aftermath of a deadly gang confrontation in a Houston park. Lexi and Azael didn’t know each other on the day of the fight, but the truth of what happened will draw them together in a surprising way.

**A very big THANK YOU to Ashley for allowing me to have this amazing opportunity. I am very grateful that you took the time to answer all of my questions. It has been quite an honor to be able to read your novel.**

~Ashley’s Website~

~My review of What Can’t Wait~

What Can’t Wait by Ashley Hope Perez

Title: What Can’t Wait

Author: Ashley Hope Perez

Publisher: Carolrhoda Books

Pages: 240 hardcover

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Source: I received and e-book from author in exchange for an honest and thoughtful review

“Another day finished, gracias a Dios.”

Seventeen-year-old Marisa’s mother has been saying this for as long as Marisa can remember. Her parents came to Houston from Mexico. They work hard, and they expect Marisa to help her familia. And they expect her to marry a boy from the neighborhood, to settle down, and to have grandbabies. If she wants a job, she could always be an assistant manager at the local grocery store.

At school, it’s another story. Marisa’s calc teacher expects her to ace the AP test and to get into an engineering program in Austin—a city that seems unimaginably far away. When her home life becomes unbearable, Marisa seeks comfort elsewhere—and suddenly neither her best friend nor boyfriend can get through to her. Caught between the expectations of two different worlds, Marisa isn’t sure what she wants—other than a life where she doesn’t end each day thanking God it’s over.

What Can’t Wait—the gripping debut novel from Ashley Hope Pérez—tells the story of one girl’s survival in a world in which family needs trump individual success, and self-reliance the only key that can unlock the door to the future. (Summary, courtesy of Goodreads.com)

It is not uncommon that I end up reading a lot of books I love; What Can’t Wait is no exception. I have always heard people say “I felt a big connection to the main character” or “I just wanted to jump right into the story and comfort the main character.” While in the past I have fallen in love with many characters and grown a strong connection with them, none can compare to Marisa, the main character in this novel. I have never felt so compelled to console a character during their hard times. But then again, I have never read a story where one character has had one up-hill battle after another. Marisa is from a low-income, Mexican family. Her dad came to America after struggling through a very harsh childhood. The hard times in his past have forced him to be strict, cruel, and seemingly uncaring man. Marisa’s mother tries to support the whole family as best as she can without crossing her stubborn husband. Marisa’s brother is barely around and what to say about her sister…. well Marisa’s older sister Cecilia has managed to do one right thing in her life and that would be her daughter, Anita.

 Marisa has many complaints but somehow manages to keep most of them to herself. She throws all of her energy into school even though her father thinks it’s a waste of time; she is constantly helping out around the house even though no one seems to notice; she always takes care of Anita although no one appreciates it; she has a job at the local Kroger but half of her paycheck must go to her family; plus she has to balance her friendship with Brenda as well as her budding romance with Alan. You are probably thinking exactly what I thought, “That is a lot for a girl to go through.” Well it doesn’t stop there. Things only get worse for Marisa when she is forced by her dad to throw every last ounce of her energy into her family. Say goodbye to getting away from everything; no more dreams of engineering programs at colleges that are miles and miles away. Throughout this whole novel, Marisa comes to realize that though she may care for her family, she must also care for herself. That means getting good grades, applying to college, and ultimately going after her dreams.

What Can’t Wait is a very fast read but it is packed full of issues for EVERYbody out there to relate to. For me it was easy to find something in common with Marisa.

Body Issues: Marisa’s biggest insecurity is a birthmark on the side of her face. Hello, I have one too! There has been many times in my life where I have felt self-conscious and insecure by the “beauty mark” on my cheek. I find that it is great to have a character in a story that isn’t the picture of perfection. Like Marisa, I have learned to accept and love myself exactly the way I am.

Family Issues: No one’s family is perfect; Marisa’s family sure as heck isn’t. Throughout the whole story there seems to be one problem after another. I loved that Ashley made it so there wasn’t a happily ever after with Marisa’s family because in reality there never is. We can only learn to love the people we have in our life and to deal with all of the issues and differences that take place in a family.

Relationship Issues: Well everybody has them and that is no different with Marisa. She has a best friend as well as a boyfriend. While Marisa may do a fantastic job balancing the time she spends with both, there are still issues in each relationship. Her friendship with Brenda is a well-written, strong friendship but it is also realistic. You can definitely sense a hint of jealousy that Marisa has towards her beautiful and outgoing best friend. As far as the romance goes with Alan, I love it! He is a sweet, understanding, and caring guy. Marisa and Alan are both going through hard times in the novel but they somehow manage to always be there for each other. It was great to be able to read about their growing bond.

Pressure: No matter what, we all face pressure through school, work, or our home life. Marisa seems to be pulled in 40 different directions at all times. She is constantly trying to balance everything she has on her plate while also trying to please everyone. Teachers, parents, siblings, bosses, friends, and boyfriends; they all want and expect different things from Marisa, and throughout the story we get to watch how Marisa learns to deal with the different pressures of everyday life.

So to wrap it all up, What Can’t Wait was an excellent read. The book was a quick read (even with the computer version) but it was full of issues ranging from cruel parents to new relationships. There is literally something in this book for everyone. I really can’t wait to read more novels from Ashley Hope Perez!

In My Mailbox (1)

Wow! I can’t believe I am only just now starting In My Mailbox. IMM is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and it is a way for book bloggers to post what they have received for review, borrowed from a friend, bought at the bookstore, or picked up at the library. Since I have been a shopping machine lately, I have a rather big list:

Bookstore:

 Girl v. Boy by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout

Beastly by Alex Flinn

Take Me There by Carolee Dean

 Spells by Aprilynne Pike

Faithful by Janet Fox (Y.A. Historical Fiction Challenge)

Choker by Elizabeth Woods (2011 Debut Author Challenge)

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand (2011 Debut Author Challenge)

Vixen by Jillian Larkin (Y.A. Historical Fiction Challenge)

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Torment by Lauren Kate

Fade by Lisa McMann

Gone by Lisa McMann

Heist Society by Ally Carter

It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

For Review:

What Can’t Wait by Ashley Perez (2011 Debut Author Challenge)<—– This book comes out in March so keep your eyes open for it!!!

What is next?

  At this time of the year, days are supposed to be spent Christmas shopping, baking cookies, and watching an endless amount of Christmas movies. Now all of this sounds great but I am doing quite the opposite. The Torrey Family Curse kicked in last week when one of our pumps broke. I was in the middle of doing a load of laundry when I soon found myself standing in a huge puddle of water. This would be no huge issue for a girl whose father happens to be a plumber, but when that plumber is my own dad, it is a completely different story. This issue with the plumbing happened last Tuesday. We did not have running water in the basement until Sunday. That is nearly five days of all 8 of us sharing two bathrooms. In other words…pure torture. This problem wouldn’t be too terrible if you didn’t take into account everything else going wrong. It started when Zack (the second youngest of my family) had a fever that lasted 3 days. Then Zeke (the little baby) started throwing up non-stop. Then Zack got rid of the fever but picked up the nasty flu bug. So as you can guess, that flu bug spread to everyone else within 24 hours. I thought I was going to luck out seeing as I was already sick with a nasty cough, and I tend to not get the flu. I survived a whole day of work but the second I got home I got sick. What a mess! This did not make planning for Christmas an easy task. We had to make Christmas cookies (making sure that whomever didn’t have the flu at the time was touching them), get the Christmas tree and decorate it (yes; we still go out and cut down a real live tree every year. I wouldn’t have it any other way), and then there is the Christmas decorations. It literally looks like our 20 tubs of Christmas stuff got the flu bug too and threw up everywhere. It is a gross analogy, but still you can get the pictures. A word of advice: Any breakable, messy, or priceless decorations should NOT be put in a house of six kids! We spend more time cleaning up and putting the decorations back in place than anything else! To say the least, it has been a crazy few days in the Torrey household. Now everyone is hopefully returning back to normal (well as normal as you can get in my house) schedules tomorrow; no more sick days for us! While being sick had made me feel pretty miserable for a while I was still able to accomplish a lot. I posted some more book reviews as well crossing a few books off of my to-read list. I finished Love Sick by Jake Coburn (see previous post for review) and Wake by Lisa McMann (review: coming soon!). Now that’s not too shabby! I am now making my way through Freefall by Mindi Scott. I am only about 100 pages in, but gosh, what an amazing book so far! I can already tell it’s going to be a favorite. A piece of great news: An author actually commented on my blog today! How awesome is that. Ashley Perez is a 2011 Debut Author, and it just so happens I am reading her book titled What Can’t Wait for the Debut Author Challenge. She just dropped by to say thanks for choosing her book. Maybe this means things are looking up for the blog ?! Well, I sure hope so =]

My 2011 Debut Author’s List!

Below is the ever-growing list of my “Need To Read” books. All of these books are part of the 2011 Debut Authors Challenge that is hosted by The Story Siren. I am excited to say that a majority of the books on the list, I have already put on my to read list on my Goodreads account! The challenge asks you to pick 12 books (preferably one new author per month) but of course knowing me, I couldn’t stop there. I really wouldn’t be extremely surprised if I end up adding all of the books to my list =]

*Updated on 1/5/11

January:

1/4/2011 Cynthia Hand’s book titled Unearthly.

1/4/2011 Elizabeth Woods’ book titled Choker.

1/6/2011 Julia Karr’s book titled XVI

1/11/2011 Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s book Other Words For Love.

1/11/2011 Alexandra Monir’s book titled Timeless.

1/11/2011 Maurissa Guibord’s book titled Warped.

1/11/2011 Beth Revis’s book titled Across the Universe.

1/25/2011 Eilis O’Neal’s book titled The False Princess.

February:

2/1/2011 Paige Harbison’s book Here Lies Bridget.

2/8/2011 Gwendolyn Heasley’s book Where I Belong.

2/8/2011 Karen Mahoney’s book The Iron Witch.

2/15/2011 Courtney Allison Moulton’s book titled Anglefire.

2/15/2011 Sara Bennett Wealer’s book titled Rival.

2/22/2011 Leah Clifford’s book titled A Touch Mortal.

2/22/2011 Kristi Cook’s book titled Haven.

2/22/2011 Kelly Keaton’s book titled Darkness Becomes Her.

March:

3/1/2011 Kim Harrington’s book titled Clarity.

3/1/2011 Bettina Restrepo’s book titled Illegal

3/1/2011 Gwen Hayes’ book titled Falling Under.

3/22/2011 Frances O’Roark Dowell’s book titled Ten Miles Past Normal.

3/22/2011 Ruta Sepetys’ book titled Between Shades of Gray.

3/22/2011 Lauren DeStefano’s book titled Wither.

3/28/2011 Ashley Hope Perez’s book titled What Can’t Wait.

3/29/2011 Heather Dixon’s book titled Entwined.

3/29/2011 C.C. Hunter’s book titled Born At Midnight.

April:

4/4/2011 Amy Holder’s book titled The Lipstick Laws.

4/12/2011 Ann Aguirre’s book titled Enclave.

4/14/2011 Angela Cerrito’s book titled End Of The Line.

4/26/2011 Tessa Gratton’s book titled Blood Magic.

4/26/2011 K. Ryer Breese’s book titled Future Imperfect.

May:

5/3/2011 Holly Goldberg Sloan’s book titled I’ll Be There.

5/3/2011 Jessi Kirby’s book titled Moonglass.

5/3/2011 Veronica Roth’s book titled Divergent.

5/10/2011 Christina Mandelski’s book titled The Sweetest Thing.

5/10/2011 Lara Chapman’s book titled Flawless.

5/10/2011 Amy Plum’s book titled Die For Me.

5/10/2011 Tracy Deebs’ book titled Tempest Rising.

5/10/2011 Gae Polisner’s book titled The Pull of Gravity.

5/23/2011 Katie Kacvinsky’s book titled Awaken.

5/24/2011 Myra McEntire’s book titled Hourglass.

June:

6/1/2011 Jo Treggiari’s book titled Ashes,Ashes.

6/7/2011 Tara Hudson’s book titled Hereafter.

6/7/2011 Cat Patrick’s book titled Forgotten.

6/7/2011 Elana Johnson’s book titled Possession.

6/8/2011 Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman’s book titled Sirenz.

6/14/2011 Sonia Gensler’s book titled The Revenant.

July:

7/1/2011 Randy Russell’s book titled Dead Rules.

7/1/2011 Melanie Welsh’s book titled The Mistress of the Storm.

7/5/2011 Michelle Ray’s book titled Falling For Hamlet.

7/26/2011 Karsten Knight’s book titled Wildefire.

August:

8/2/2011 Victoria Schwab’s book titled The Near Witch.

8/3/2011 Sara Grant’s book titled Dark Parties.

September:

9/15/2011 Jennifer Armentrout’s book titled Half-Blood.

9/27/2011 Michelle Hodkin’s book titled The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer.

9/??/2011 Kendare Blake’s book titled Anna Dressed In Blood.

9/??/2011 Scott Tracey’s book titled Witch Eyes.

October:

10/??/2011 Kiki Hamilton’s book titled The Faerie Ring.

November:

December:

12/19/2011 Helen Landalf’s book titled Broken Wings.

2011 In General:

Megan Bostic’s book titled Never Eighteen.

Jeyn Roberts’ book titled The Dark Inside.

Jessica Martinez’s book titled Virtuosity.

Lia Habel’s book titled Dearly, Departed.

Rae Carson’s book titled The Girl Of Fire And Thorns.

Jocelyn Davies’ book titled A Beautiful Dark.

Sarah Maas’ book titled Queen Of Glass.*

Kathleen Peacock’s book titled Hemlock.*

* According to Goodreads this book isn’t expected to be published until 2012. If that reins true then this book will be taken off of my 2011 DAC list and added to the 2012.