Drop everything, clear your calendar and take a comfy seat, members of the Literati: Five of the biggest YA titles of the fall are about to drop, and we've got the EXCLUSIVE trailer to tease them! And if you find yourself starting to gasp for air at all the bookish awesomeness in store—from mad science romance to Renaissance secrets to high fantasy royal intrigue—then hey, don't worry; there's a reason they're called "Breathless Reads"!
And that reason, is that whenever we watch this trailer, we hyperventilate into a paper bag until we pass out.
This trailer offers just a teensy peek at each of the five incredible titles coming this fall from Penguin, but even these scant glimpses at what's on the literary horizon are enough to get us panting—and with the release of these books staggered all the way through early December, you can count on keeping your reading calendar full all the way into 2013. Want to add them all to your shelf? Here's the rundown:
"Origin" by Jessica Khoury (on sale 9/4) — Held captive in a laboratory all her life, 16-year-old Pia escapes to discover that she's the product of an experiment to create an immortal race of superhumans.
"The Innocents" by Lili Peloquin (on sale 10/16) — A mysterious stepfather, a sprawling summer estate, a moneyed town full of moody boys, and secret, sordid family history form the backbone of this creepy gothic romance.
"Venom" by Fiona Paul (on sale 10/30) — Renaissance Venice is the setting of this stunning historical drama, in which 15-year-old Cass uncovers a web of murder, intrigue and underground secret societies beneath the European city's gleaming surface.
"Black City" by Elizabeth Richards (on sale 11/13) — A war between humans and darklings leaves the earth in smoking ruins... making it the perfect setting for a smoking romance.
"Falling Kingdoms" by Morgan Rhodes (on sale 12/11) — As unrest grows and power-hungry competitors make their bids for the throne, an ambitious royal heiress sets out on a quest to uncover the long-buried magic that could save her sister's life.
Which of these "Breathless" titles are you most excited to read?