(Just a quick-round up of YA books out soon, and later on in the year, by Irish writers.)
Sheena Wilkinson’s Grounded, sequel to the award-winning Taking Flight, is out this week. (Have read first few chapters – super stuff.)
Laura Jane Cassidy’s Eighteen Kisses, second in her Jacki King series, is out in May. (Have also read the start of this – can’t wait to read the rest.)
Graphic designer Ian Somers has his first book, Million Dollar Gift, out in May. (Try this one with the boys first.) And there’s another O’Brien Press debut from Erika McGann, The Demon Notebook, in September.
June sees Pauline McLynn, actress and writer for grown-ups, turn to teenage fiction with Jenny Q, Stitched Up.
Ruth Frances Long has her debut YA title, The Treachery of Beautiful Things, out in August. (Currently reading – review will be coming shortly.)
Sarah Rees Brennan has two books out – one with Justine Larbalestier, Team Human (out July), and the beginning of a new trilogy, Unspoken, out in September. (Review of the latter coming shortly.)
Denise Deegan’s And Actually…, the third book in her Butterfly Novels series, will be out in September. We hear from Rachel this time around.
And for younger teens, lots of further books in series. Bob Burke continues his Third Pig Detective Agency series with The Curds and Whey Mystery in June, while Judi Curtin’s third Eva book, Leave It to Eva is out in August. And September sees both Sarah Webb’s fifth Amy Green book, Dancing Daze (ballet!), and Anna Carey’s second Rebecca book, Rebecca Rules (school musical!), out in the shops.
(Do let me know if there’s any I’m missing!)