2011 is going to be a fabulous year in Hyperion sequels---not only do we have Demonglass coming out (which I already gushed over a few WoWs ago!) but we have these two to look forward to as well:
From Bad to Cursed (Bad Girls Don't Die #2) by Kate Alender
releasing June 30th, 2011 from Hyperion CH
Alexis is the last girl you’d expect to sell her soul. She already has everything she needs–an adorable boyfriend, the perfect best friend, and a little sister who’s finally recovering after being possessed by an evil spirit, then institutionalized.
Alexis is thrilled when her sister joins a club; new friends are just what Kasey needs. It’s strange, though, to see how fast the girls in The Sunshine Club go from dorky and antisocial to gorgeous and popular. Soon Alexis learns that the girls have pledged an oath to a seemingly benevolent spirit named Aralt. Worried that Kasey’s in over her head again, Alexis and her best friend Megan decide to investigate by joining the club themselves. At first, their connection with Aralt seems harmless. Alexis trades in her pink hair and punky clothes for a mainstream look, and quickly finds herself reveling in her newfound elegance and success.
Instead of fighting off the supernatural, Alexis can hardly remember why she joined in the first place. Surely it wasn’t to destroy Aralt…why would she hurt someone who has given her so much, and asked for so little in return?
My thoughts: Bad Girls Don't Die was a recent favorite of mine---it was visual and creepy and just plain amazing. I can't wait to step back into Alexis's world of cool photography and creepy little sisters! :) As you can see, this cover is not final, but I think it compliments the first book's cover perfectly so I'm hoping they keep it!
Queen of the Dead (Ghost and the Goth #2)
by Stacey Kade
releasing June 7th 2011 from Hyperion CH
After being sent back from the light, Alona Dare–former homecoming queen, current Queen of the Dead–finds herself doing something she never expected: working. Instead of spending days perfecting her tan by the pool (her typical summer routine when she was, you know, alive), Alona must now cater to the needs of other lost spirits. By her side for all of this, ugh, “helping of others” is Will Killian: social outcast, seer of the dead, and someone Alona cares about more than she’d like.
Before Alona can make a final ruling on Will’s “friend” or “more” status, though, she discovers trouble at home. Her mom is tossing out Alona’s most valuable possessions, and her dad is expecting a new daughter with his wicked wife. Is it possible her family is already moving on? Hello?! She’s only been dead for two months! Thankfully, Alona knows just the guy who can put a stop to this mess.
Unfortunately for Alona, Will has other stuff on his mind, and Mina, a young (and beautiful) seer, is at the top of the list. She’s the first ghost-talker Will’s ever met—aside from his father—and she may hold answers to Will’s troubled past. But can she be trusted? Alona immediately signs her name in the “clearly not” column. But Will is, ahem, willing to find out, even if it means leaving a hurt and angry Alona to her own devices, which is never a good idea.
My thoughts: Loved Ghost & The Goth...just the cutest story ever, despite the fact that it starts with a girl getting hit by a bus. Stacey Kade's writing is so spot on that this unique story goes from hilarious to spooky seamlessly. I can't wait to see what is in store for this series!