A new year. New resolutions. New trends. New hairstyles. New pop stars. And of course . . . NEW BOOKS! We’ve got the scoop on the hottest books coming out this year, from The 39 Clues to Gordon Korman, to awesome new sci-fi adventure series & more. AND we’ve got exclusive chapter excerpts, so read on to find out more!
Showoff (a Swindle book) by Gordon Korman
Jan. 31, 2012
The heroes of Swindle, Zoobreak, and Framed are back! This time, Luthor gets sent to the pound. It’s up to Griffin Bing and his pals to break him out and set up a sting operation to set the record straight. Take a look at how the drama all starts. Read the first chapter.
The Chronicles of Avantia #1: First Hero by Adam Blade
Feb. 1, 2012
Deadly Beasts. Brutal Combat. Welcome to Avantia, created by the same author who brought you the Beast Quest series. At age 7, Tanner’s father was killed in front of him by an evil warlord. Now, 8 years later, Tanner is ready to avenge his father’s death. Enter into the kingdom of Avantia . . .
Read the first chapter.
The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers #3: The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
March 6, 2012
Most info on this is still a closely guarded secret. But what we can tell you is that you’ll travel to some jaw-dropping locations you’ve never heard of. There’s more deadly escapes and double-crosses, on a search for a secret left by a revolutionary leader who was one of history’s great geniuses. Wow. Read the first chapter.
Big Nate Goes for Broke by Lincoln Peirce
March 20, 2012
The fourth book in the Big Nate series pits Nate’s school, P.S.38 against its rival Jefferson Middle School. P.S.38 always loses against Jefferson in almost everything – sports, math, snowball fights. You name it, they’ll lose it. Will this be their chance to finally win something? Find out. Laughs included.
The Ascendance Trilogy #1: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
April 1, 2012
This new trilogy has the markings of a new modern cult hit. In an ancient discontented kingdom, civil war is brewing. Deceit and truth battle. Four orphans compete to impersonate the king’s son to rule the kingdom. Will the truth be discovered? Read breathlessly to the end. Watch a video preview and read the first chapter to get a taste!
Brotherband Chronicles #2: The Invaders by John Flanagan
May 1, 2012
Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, the first book of The Brotherband Chronicles got rave reviews, (as you would expect from the author of the Ranger’s Apprentice series) In May, Book #2 will continue the journey with the 4 loyal friends who must become warriors. Read an excerpt to see how it all started in Book 1: The Outcasts.
The Kane Chronicles #3: The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan
May 1, 2012
There is, possibly, one way to stop the great chaos serpent Apophis, but it is so difficult that it might cost Carter and Sadie their lives, if it even works at all. It involves trusting the ghost of a psychotic magician not to betray them, or worse, kill them. They’d have to be crazy to try. Well, call them crazy, and get ready for the final book in The Kane Chronicles.
Sisters Grimm #9: The Council of Mirrors by Michael Buckley
May 8, 2012
Can I just say . . .LOVE this series! Additional note: FINAL VOLUME! In the last book of the twisted fairy tale series, the Sisters Grimm (descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm) face off against the Master to decide the fate of Ferryport Landing . . . and the world. Sure to satisfy.
So now you’re in the know, and ready to read the best, newest books! Leave a Comment and tell us which books you are most excited about!
— Ratha, STACKS Writer