For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diane Peterfreund
Why I can't wait to read it: It's a dystopian retelling of a Jane Austen novel. And it's a standalone. I am so tired of everything being a series. YA needs more standalones!
Courtship and Curses by Marissa Doyle
Why I can't wait to read it: I loved Marissa Doyle's first two books, Bewitching Season and Betraying Season, so I can't wait to read her third book. I think this one is a prequel to the other two books.
Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore
Why I can't wait to read it: I loved book one, Magic Under Glass, as well as the author's standalone novel, Between the Sea and Sky. So I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters!
The Academie by Susanne Dunlap
Why I can't wait to read it: I love Susanne Dunlap's YA historical fiction. The characters, settings, and stories are always great!
The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen
Why I can't wait to read it: Marie-Louise Jensen is another one of my favorite YA historical fiction authors. She always picks wonderful historical settings for her stories, and I love the characters and romance.
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
Why I can't wait to read it: It's about a girl thief designed as a boy who joins up with Robin Hood and his band. Sounds awesome!
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
It's a YA high fantasy. With dragons. And magic and castles and royalty. And did I mention dragons? Enough said.
Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Why I can't wait to read it: It sounds a lot like the Luxe series by Anna Godbersen, which I loved. Plus it's set in England in 1912, which makes it even better!
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
Why I can't wait to read it: Because it's a YA historical with zombies. Am I totally geeky for thinking that sounds completely awesome?
The Legacy of Trill: Soulbound by Heather Brewer
Why I can't wait to read it: It's a YA fantasy that actually sounds original and is set in a fantasy world instead of the usual urban fantasy with werewolves or vampires.
So those are the ten new books I'm most looking forward to reading in 2012. What upcoming releases are you eager to read?