Spring is going to be a happy time for us--here's are the books we are looking forward to most (because even though trying a new author is fun, revisiting a series is even better):
The Runaway King, by Jennifer Nielsen (March 2013). My son just read the last page of The False Prince an hour ago, and loved it. So gratifying, since it was one of my favorites of 2012, and one I was very happy to have had a hand in putting on our Cybils shortlist.
Fyre, by Angie Sage (April 2013) He's just starting this series, but should be caught up by spring...
How to Train Your Dragon: How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel, by Cressida Cowell (April 2013). I've only read the first book of the series, so this one will really be for him (and the friends he shares it with!)
Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George (May 2013). My picky 12 year old shares our excitement...if you want to give a boy a fantasy book with a girl main character, Tuesdays at the Castle is the one that I'd recommend first.
The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire, book 3) by Tui T. Sutherland (June 2013). This comes out after his birthday, but perhaps if we're lucky we will get a review copy because we are So Excited to see what happens to the dragonets of prophecy next....One of my son's friends has misplaced the copy of book 2 (The Lost Heir--I'll be reviewing it on Monday) that he took to school to lend to everyone, and apparently there is much grief among those who were still in line to read it, although now that's it out in the world, they can at least go find it at the bookstore.
And then there are some series continuors that I want for myself, to wit:
Mirage, by Jenn Reese, the sequel to Above World. I'm looking forward to re-entering this fascinating world.
Stolen Magic, by Stephanie Burgis (April). Kat, Incorrigible I thought was just fine, but not that special, Renegade Magic I liked lots indeed, and my hopes are high for book three!
A Box of Gargoyles, by Anne Nesbet (May) The sequel to the truly excellent Cabinet of Earths, another Cybils shortlisted title.