If you’re anything like me, you are the last person to know about new releases and book news. I don’t have a lot of social media to keep up with the authors, and I don’t use the ones that I follow authors on that frequently. To be completely honest, it’s a lot to keep track of all the new releases and things that are going on so I decided to take some of my favorite and (I think) well-known YA authors and compile all their upcoming releases.
Some of the information I got off of posts on the authors’ social media or websites (which I’ll link in this post) and others I got off of Goodreads. I can’t guarantee that I will catch all the stories their working on but hopefully this will give you an overview of what to expect.
The authors I’m covering in this post are:
Cassandra Clare || Leigh Bardugo || Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff || Marie Lu
Sarah J. Maas || Tahereh Mafi|| Rainbow Rowell || Adam Silvera
Angie Thomas || Nicola Yoon
At the bottom of the post I put a timeline-ish thing that gives you an overall look on all the authors and what they’re releasing in case you don’t want to read through all the stuff I wrote.
Everyone booklover has their dream author panel containing their favorite authors. I am no exception. To be completely honest, I spend 50% of the time I’m awake daydreaming, and the majority of those dreams are about meeting my favorite authors.
Everbrite has this ongoing project that help people find events that they may be interested in, including things like author panels and book signings. When they talked about building your own dream author panel, I had to make one of my own. You can check out their website at https://www.eventbrite.com/l/conferences/.
One trope I see often in young adult novels is love triangles.
If you don’t know what a love triangle is, it’s basically two people who love the same person, and the story is probably about who to choose in the end. In most cases, it’s two boys in love with one girl, and the girl makes a huge deal on who to choose.
It might be just me, but I don’t get understand them. First of all, it should be called a love ANGLE unless the two boys/girls who are pining for the main character love each other as well. Does that make any sense?
Here’s a picture to clear up any confusions I probably created:
Get it now? Okay, cool.
If done correctly, love triangles can be great. But here’s the thing, I’ve only read one series that I believe created the perfect love triangle. You probably know which series I’m speaking of.
*cough cough* (in case you didn’t know which series I was talking about)
The main reason I don’t like love triangles is because I don’t think they’re realistic. Now, I’m not saying I’m a love expert or anything (because at my age, it would be kind of weird if I was), but love triangles aren’t natural. If you’re in love with two people, then it’s likely that you don’t love either of them enough.
I find that 99% of my favorite books either have an OTP (one true pairing) or no love interest at all. The only two books/series that have love triangles in them and made it to my favorites list are the Throne of Glass series and Tiger’s Curse. Unfortunately for them, I think their love triangles are stupid.
Am I being too extreme? Whatever, I’m just being honest with you, reader.
You might be wondering why I think TOG’s love triangle is ridiculous. I have two reasons:
I’m Team Rowan (even though I have a feeling their relationship might stay platonic)
If you read the third book (which is where they introduce Rowan), you might understand why I don’t think Celaena should end up with either Dorian or Chaol
And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll explain it to you. *takes deep breath*
For Tiger’s Curse, Kelsey knew in her heart who she wanted but she just HAD to stick with her promise and unintentionally torture the other person. Or should I say tiger?
All in all, I think love triangles aren’t natural. How could they be?
I have no idea how to properly end this post, so I’m going to leave you with a quote from Sherlock: