THE ONES THAT PLAY WITH THE ORIGINAL
(a.k.a., books that retell a classic or fairytale)
Lock & Mori by Heather Petty
For all you Sherlock fanatics out there, this book is one for you. Teenage Sherlock, teenage female Moriarty, and a mystery.
(I'm sure that's all of you in the Sherlock fandom. What do you call yourselves?)
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Sleeping Beauty retelling!
But it's after Aurora is awakened, and I think it's going to be very cool.
THE ONES WITH FUN AND DIFFERENT SETTINGS
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Futuristic India? That could be - and hopefully will be - very interesting.
The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
1920s Seattle! I love historical fiction and the 1920s were a fascinating time period. Plus, Seattle isn't the usual 1920s setting.
Hello, I Love You by Katie M. Stout
Boarding school in Korea? K-pop fandom? I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before, and I'm beyond excited.
THE ONES INVOLVING DEATH
Embassy Row book 1 by Ally Carter
Ally Carter is one of my top favorite authors, and the premise of her new series has me over-the-moon.
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Physics geek? Obsessed with planning her death? I shouldn't be happy about that second item, but I am.
Love, Lucas by Chantele Sedgwick
What I like about this one is that it sounds slightly similar to Love Letters to the Dead, but also completely different. It's mainly the older sibling dying that helps me make the comparison.
THE LOVE STORIES
The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things by Ann Aguirre
Perfect girl, angsty guy. A bit overdone, but I'm all for it in books that sounds as good as this one.
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
I don't really have any gif-worthy feelings for this one, but it sounds really good. I can't wait until a longer synopsis is available.
Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
The main character is obsessed with romance novels. There's a cross-country trip, which I assume is a road trip. Both of those deserve a...
THE BOOKS I COULDN'T CATEGORIZE
(Not that they're too unique or weird, but just that I didn't feel like they fit into any of the above categories.)
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Misfits, poetry club, a competitive swimmer with OCD? I think Tamara's upcoming book is going to be refreshing and new.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows
It's part of a dualogy, and it's fantasy!
The Cage by Megan Shepherd
This book sounds creepy and awesome all at the same time.
Spin by Jenn Marie Thorne
Politics, romance, a newfound family... I'm in.
Seriously, y'all should add these to your TBR lists now.