15 November 2011

EXCITING NEWS FOR DYSTOPIAN FANS

Random House Children’s Books has acquired four new debut dystopian novels for publication in 2012 and 2013...

Starters by Lissa Price will be published in April 2012, and is an action-packed thriller set in a world where eternal youthfulness can be had – at a price. One girl has the ability to bring it all tumbling down.

A post- apocalyptic Los Angeles is the setting for Struck by Jenifer Bosworth, publishing in July 2012. After the city is devastated by an earthquake, Mia Price finds herself in the middle of a power struggle between two fanatical cults; one that wants to save the world and another that wants to destroy it.

Sangu Mandanna’s debut The Lost Girl publishes in early 2013 and centres around Eva, a feisty teen girl who technically has no true identity of her own. Eva is forced to abandon everything she's ever known and loved, finding herself torn between two worlds.

And finally, children’s librarian Emma Pass, releases ACID in early 2013. This action-packed novel introduces us to Jenna Strong, a truly kick-ass heroine who is serving time in an all-male prison for the murder of her parents. Set one hundred years in the future in a Big Brother style society; Britain is now under the control of ACID – a terrifying all-seeing police force.

Ruth Knowles, Commissioning Editor comments, ‘Dystopian fiction is a much-talked about genre, particularly with the release of The Hunger Games movie next spring. We have acquired some fantastic futuristic thrillers that we know will appeal to this audience, and are confident that RHCB will have some of the most exciting novels in the genre. The worlds within them are very different from each other, but all completely hook you in from the first page and do not let go.’

I have to agree with Ruth...the dystopian books I've read so far have certainly pushed boundaries, and I can't wait to get my hands on these either! 

Any take your fancy?

2 comments:

K R Weinert said...

These sound good!

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I like the sound of ACID and Starters; they both sound pretty cool. I've not had enough dystopian fiction in my life, so these mat well fill the void.