There are so many books that look amazing in 2010. Some in my top ten have already been released in the US but are not released here in the UK until some time in 2010. It was hard to narrow them down, but I must say that all these books sound fantastic reads.

So, here is my top ten most anticipated YA reads 2010:

1. We by John Dickinson

Publisher: David Fickling Books
Release Date: 7 Jan 2010
We are the only Humans left…In the furthest, coldest, darkest reaches of our solar system, Paul Munro is on a mission from which he can never return. A desolate ice-covered moon will be his home for the rest of his life. And only from here can he see what humanity has become. A thriller to freeze your blood. To absolute zero.

2. Living Hell by Catherine Jinks

Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: 12 April 2010
Sixteen-year-old Cheney has been enjoying a perfectly planned life aboard the ark ship Plexus with his friends and family. But when the ship passes through a mysterious energy stream, his peaceful world is changed forever. Suddenly, he’s in the middle of an all-out war.

3. Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Miller

Publisher: Piatkus
Release Date: 4 March 2010
Lonely Werewolf Girl Martin Millar As teenage werewolf Kalix MacRinnalch is pursued through the streets of London by murderous hunters, her sister, the Werewolf Enchantress, is busy designing clothes for the Fire Queen. Meanwhile, in the Scottish Highlands, the MacRinnalch Clan is plotting and feuding after the head of the clan suddenly dies intestate. As the court intrigue threatens to explode in allout civil war, the competing factions determine that Kalix is the swing vote necessary to assume leadership of the clan. But unfortunately, Kalix is the reason the head of the clan ended up dead, which is why she’s now on the run in London…

4. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Atom
Release Date: 1 March 2010
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society.

5. Firespell by Chloe Neill

Publisher: Signet Books
Release Date: 5 Jan 2010
As the new girl at the elite St. Sophia’s boarding school, Lily Parker thinks her classmates are the most monstrous things she’ll have to face. When Lily’s guardians decided to send her away to a fancy boarding school in Chicago, she was shocked. So was St. Sophia’s. Lily’s ultra-rich brat pack classmates think Lily should be the punchline to every joke, and on top of that, she’s hearing strange noises and seeing bizarre things in the shadows of the creepy building…  

6. The Splendour Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Publisher: Corgi Books
Release Date: 1 March 2010
Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.  Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand. Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

7. Beautiful Creatures by Garcia & Stohl

Publisher: Puffin
Release Date: 4 Feb 2010
Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power, and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever. Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them. In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.

8. The Demon’s Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: TBA
Mae Crawford always thought she was in control. Now she’s learned that her little brother Jamie is a magician and Nick, the boy she’d set her heart on, has an even darker secret. Mae’s whole world has spun out of control, and it’s only going to get worse. When she realises that Jamie has been meeting secretly with the new leader of the Obsidian Circle and that Gerald wants him to join the magicians, she’s not sure how to stop Jamie doing just that. Calling in Nick and Alan as reinforcements only leads to a more desperate conflict because Gerald has a plan to bring Nick down – by using Alan to spring a deadly trap. With those around her torn between divided loyalties and Mae herself torn between her feelings for two very different boys, she sees a chance to save them all – but it means approaching the mysterious and dangerous Goblin Market alone…

9. Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn

Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: 1 March 2010
On one side of the border lies the modern world: the internet, homecoming dances, cell phones. On the other side dwell the ancient monsters who spark humanity’s deepest fears: dragons. Seventeen-year-old Kay Wyatt knows she’s breaking the law by rock climbing near the border, but she’d rather have an adventure than follow the rules. When the dragon Artegal unexpectedly saves her life, a secret friendship grows between them—even though the fragile truce that has maintained peace between their two species is unraveling around them. As tensions mount and battles begin, Kay and Artegal are caught in the middle. Can their friendship change the course of a war? 

10. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: 1 Feb 2010
Meghan Chase has never fit in at her small-town high school, and now, on the eve of her 16th birthday, she discovers why. When her half brother is kidnapped, Meghan is drawn into a fantastical world she never imagined–the world of Faery, where anything you see may try to eat you, and Meghan is the daughter of the summer faery king. Now she will journey into the depths of Faery to face an unknown enemy… and beg the help of a winter prince who might as soon kill her as let her touch his icy heart. The Iron King is the first book in the Iron Fey series.

So that’s it, my most anticipated YA reads for 2010. What are yours?


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JG December 30, 2009 at 7:58 am

There are some great looking books on your list!


Larissa December 30, 2009 at 8:07 am

Im dying for Firespell and Voice of Dragons =)))

Great post! =0)


Emmanuelle December 30, 2009 at 8:22 am

I'm particularly waiting for The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.


Bunny B December 30, 2009 at 8:48 am

I look forward to Beautiful Creatures and Before I Fall (by Lauren Oliver)!


Milka December 30, 2009 at 9:43 am

That's a great list. Especially the two books at the top sounds amazing! I have to add them to my 2010 tbr pile. :)


GFDesignz December 30, 2009 at 9:58 am

Those are all on my list as well hon!


Becky December 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

I hadn't heard of We but it sounds amazing. Really looking forward to Firespell.


Charlotte (The Book on the Hill) December 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

Cool list ! The cover of Blue Bloods creeps me out though. :)


Serena December 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

This book, Lonely Werewolf Girl by Martin Miller, sounds like a good read. i had no idea it was already out in the US.

I love the Blue Bloods series. That cover is different…I like it.


Ladybug December 30, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Great books! You have me adding books to my never ending wishlist =D


hcmurdoch December 30, 2009 at 2:55 pm

The Blue Blood series flies off the shelves in my school library! We have all four and there is always a waiting list.

I am looking forward to so many books. I've had to plot out my reading schedule to coincide with all the challenges I couldn't resist!


Jill of The O.W.L. December 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

Firespell – yes!!! Great list :)


Book Crazy Jenn December 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Awesome list, the Splendor Falls is a great book – I hope you enjoy it I cant wait to read your review!


GMR December 30, 2009 at 5:00 pm

***type type type type***
What's that? Oh, that's the sound of me adding to my Wish List…thanks… =0)
(no really, thanks!)


The Book Vixen December 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

I have Beautiful Creatures and can't wait to start reading it. I've heard so many great things about this book!


ParaJunkee December 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Firespell and Iron King look great.


Jamie (Confessions of a Book Junkie) December 30, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Great list! I have an award for you at my new blog!


Juju at Tales of December 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm

Iron King is definitely on my list :)


miss cindy :) December 30, 2009 at 7:07 pm

those are great picks :)


Nikki @ Bookizzle December 30, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Some excellent choices! I, too, cannot wait for all of these. I've got a feeling that 2010 is going to be another good year for books. :)


Jenn (Books At Midnight) December 31, 2009 at 3:49 am

Awesome list! I also can't wait for The Iron King, and BC was amazing! 2010 is definitely going to be a crazy year. :)


Book Monster December 31, 2009 at 9:13 am

I'm guessing these books haven't come out where you live, because a lot of these books you mention have already been released in Canada.


Michelle December 31, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Can't wait to hear what you think of Beautiful Creatures! It was such a fantastic read.


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