I seriously CAN NOT wait for September 2009 to roll around not only because I might be going to my first anime convention, but also because there are some young adult novles coming out that I am extremly anxious to read.
The first one on my list is the sequel to Skinned, Crashed. I read Skinned earlier this year and fell in love with the complexities of the characters even though the book itself wasn't too full of character development simply because there were not enough pages to do so. I'm a huge fan of anything (such as movies, manga and novels) having to do with human like robots- but in Skinned, the brain is completly scanned in order to allow the person to reatain what made them human which is their memories.
The second one on my list is the sequel to the Hunger Games, Catching Fire (which will be the second in three planned books). I'm currently reading the first book and am in love with the story, even though it is very much like the Battle Royal franchise.