Susan Kim & Laurence Klavan - Wasteland.
Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by HarperTeen
Welcome to the Wasteland. Where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen. This is the first of a trilogy in which everyone is forced to live under the looming threat of rampant disesase and brutal attacks by the Variants—hermaphroditic outcasts that live on the outskirts of Prin.
Esther thinks there’s more to life than toiling at harvesting, gleaning, and excavating, day after day under the relentless sun, just hoping to make it to the next day. But then Caleb, a mysterious stranger, arrives in town, and Esther begins to question who she can trust.
As shady pasts unravel into the present and new romances develop, Caleb and Esther realize that they must team together to fight for their lives and for the freedom of Prin.
Variants: hermaphroditic outcasts? Wonderful!
Jill Wolfson - Furious.
Expected publication: April 16th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co. BYR
Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.
We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious.
Alright, first of all, I love the cover! I'm also crazy about mythology, so a book about Greek Legends is fine by me. It looks like 2013 will be another great year, because I already found so many books I can't wait for!
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