I'm really looking forward to these books:
Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill (Bloomsbury Books for Young Readers hardcover, 5 June 2012).
Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West
as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart,
self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor.
Both young women travel the prairie alone --- until they are brought
together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they
soon learn that these zombies aren’t rising from the dead of their own
accord...but who would want an undead army? And why?
A Girl Named Digit by Annabel Monaghan (Houghton Mifflin hardcover, 5 June 2012).
Farrah "Digit" Higgins may be going to MIT in the fall, but this L.A.
high school genius has left her geek self behind in another school
district so she can blend in with the popular crowd at Santa Monica High
and actually enjoy her senior year. But when Farrah, the
daughter of a UCLA math professor, unknowingly cracks a
terrorist group's number sequence, her laid-back senior year gets a lot
more interesting. Soon she is personally investigating the case, on the
run from terrorists, and faking her own kidnapping-- all while trying to
convince a young, hot FBI agent to take her seriously. So much for
blending in . . .
A Midsummer Tights Dream (Tallulah Casey #2) by Louise Rennison ( Harper Teen hardcover, 26 June 2012).
Tallulah Casey is back and ready to Irish-comedy-dance her way through
another term at Dother Hall, but now that she's been officially admitted
to the performing arts program, that won't cut it anymore. Especially
if she's going to help raise enough money to keep the school from
closing at the end of the year.
There are also some . . . distractions to worry about: The boys of
Woolfe Academy are lingering about. And they are still boys, so they are
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer (Harper Teen hardcover, 26 June 2012).
Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if
they aren't the most popular girls in school, they aren't too worried.
They know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy
League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the
libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event
shows them they're missing out on the full high school experience, it's
time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make
a pact: They will each take on their greatest challenge—and they will
totally rock it.