Hello, 2012!

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{Hmm… How long will it take me to get used to writing 2012?}

Ringing in the new year with my girlie…

First, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last week’s Class of 2011: YA Superlative Blogfest. It was an absolute delight to visit the blogs of all you participants and to read about the books you fell in love with last year. My To-Read list thanks you as well. 🙂

And another HUGE THANK YOU to my three lovely friends and fellow Superlative Blogfest hosts:  Jessica LoveTracey Neithercott, and Alison Miller. This whole shebang would not have been nearly as successful without your brilliance, and it definitely wouldn’t have been as fun.
You girls ROCK!

If you’ve yet to read my Class of 2011: Superlative posts (or if you’d like to reread them) check out my header. I’ve given the blogfest its very own tab for easy access to all of the amazing 2011 releases I read. A perfect place to visit if you’re ever in need of book recommendations.

And, as the final category of my last Class of 2011: YA Superlative Blogfest post, I asked you to tell me your:

Most Anticipated 2012 Release

You responded overwhelmingly with mentions of this book:

Insurgent (Divergent, #2)

Other titles named: Nevermore, Perigee Moon, Butter, If I Lie, Cinder, Partials, Hallowed, The Fault in Our Stars, The Lost Girl, Unspoken, Bitterblue, Girl of Nightmares, Ditched, and A Million Suns

My Most Anticipated Release of 2012? As if I can pick just one!

If I LieThe Selection (The Selection, #1)

Under the Never SkyCinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)In HonorThe Fault in Our StarsDitched: A Love StoryA Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)

And, speaking of 2012 releases I can’t wait for… My incredible CP Jus Accardo has one such book. It’s the follow-up to her debut, Touch, and it’s called Toxic (a perfect title, in my opinion!). Jus finally has the go-ahead to share Toxic‘s cover and summary, and (good news!) I get to help in that reveal. Without further ado, the cover of Toxic

(She is so Dez!)

And the summary… When a Six saved Kale’s life the night of Sumrun, she warned there would be consequences. A trade-off. Something taken for the life they gained. But Dez never imagined she’d lose the one thing she’d give anything to keep… And as if it’s not enough, Dez finds her immunity to Kale fading and the Six brought in to help Kale learn to control his killer touch starts drooling on him the moment they meet. Worse than that? Jade can touch Kale. But bimbo Barbie is the least of Dez’s problems. After Dez and Kale got away at Sumrun, her father lost not only his most powerful weapon but an important piece of the Supremacy project. Forced by Denazen to remedy the situation, he poisons Dez and offers her a choice—surrender to Denazen for the cure…or die. Determined to find a solution that doesn’t involve being bagged and tagged—or losing someone she loves—Dez keeps the poison a secret.  But when a rash of Denazen attacks hit a little too close to home, Dez is convinced there’s a traitor among them. Jade. Sacrifices, broken promises, and secrets. Dez will have to lay it all on the line if there’s any hope of proving Jade’s guilt before they all end up Residents of Denazen. Or worse, dead…

I’ve read this one, guys, and it’s fantastic! Full of adventure and action and Dez’s snarky wit, it had me feverishly flipping pages. Toxic is available May 1, 2012, and you can find it on Goodreads HERE.

Tell me: How did you ring in the New Year? 


22 thoughts on “Hello, 2012!

  1. Sophia Richardson says:

    Agreed on looking forward to Insurgent, A Million Suns and Selection: I know I read and liked the blurb, but right now I can’t remember the storyline as much as the gorgeous cover. And I’m actually thinking of getting a Kindle (not till my birthday in June, but still) so I can read US releases without having to wait for birthdays and Christmas when I actually ‘allow’ myself to buy the books I can’t get my hands on: those shipping costs add up!

    • katyupperman says:

      If I had to move away from the US, I’d definitely get a Kindle too, Sophia. That’s probably they one reason I’d get one! Though, my husband got one for Christmas, so after I fiddle with his I might decide I need one too. 🙂

  2. Erin Bowman says:

    I think you’ll enjoy THE SELECTION! It is charming and sweet and extremely hard to put down. I’m also anxiously awaiting INSURGENT, UtNS, CINDER, and A MILLION SUNS. I actually just started TFiOS today, thanks to B&N’s shipping mix-up. I’m only 20 pages in, but already loving it.

    New Years — We had a low-key celebration this year. Just me and the Engineer, eating pizza and watching Howl’s Moving Castle. It was pretty perfect if I do say so myself.

    Happy new year, Katy! Here’s to a fabulous 2012 🙂

    • katyupperman says:

      Your New Years celebration sounds perfect to me! That’s totally something my husband and I would end up doing (and loving!). I can’t wait for TFiOS. I won it in Jessica Love’s giveaway, so I’ll have a pre-order coming my way very soon. Yay!

  3. Rebecca B says:

    I wish I was one of the people to get TFiOS early from B&N! But mine hasn’t shipped yet. Can’t wait to read that one.

    Happy New Year! I watched the ball drop–on TV. No huge crowds for me!

    • katyupperman says:

      Ugh… those huge NYC crowds they showed on TV made me shudder. I’m such a homebody! We have to discuss TFiOS once we both get to read it. Can’t wait!

  4. Meredith says:

    Happy New Year! There are a lot of books I’m looking forward to in 2012. Many of the ones you listed, and I’m also excited to see Susan Dennard’s SOMETHING STRANGE AND DEADLY finally drop this summer. 🙂

  5. Jessica Love says:

    WOOP! The blogfest was so fun, but my TBR pile grew like crazy. And now with all of the 2012 books coming out…oh man. It’s a good thing I still have another week off of work. I’ll have to squeeze in as many as possible.

    • katyupperman says:

      Enjoy your week of reading. So nice that your school district gives you a full three weeks off. Two never seems like enough! Happy reading, and yes, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up on my TBR pile!

    • katyupperman says:

      I’ve come to the sad realization that I’ll never catch up on my TBR pile, Alison. So I’ve come to terms with my compulsive buying and intend to continue it. 🙂

  6. commutinggirl says:

    Happy New Year 🙂 The blogfest was really a great idea and I quite enjoyed both picking the books for my post and the blog hopping!
    Some of your most anticipated 2012 releases and others, well…I now need to log on Goodreads and check them out (I see a bigger pile of books in my future :-))

    • katyupperman says:

      I just had to update my Goodreads too! I was turned on to SO many fantastic-sounding books through the blogfest. I’m so glad you participated. It was such fun to read your posts!

    • katyupperman says:

      I was lucky enough to win a preorder of DITCHED… Can’t wait to read it! And Happy New Year to you as well, Kris. Also, congrats on the release of your new nonfictions. So cool!

  7. Kitty says:

    My New Year’s Day was a perfect low-key day of reading and writing, sitting around in comfy sweats! The weather outside here in Minnesota was truly frightful and I loved staying in all day trying to finish up Clockwork Prince so I can move on to Crossed! Happy New Year!

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