Forewords - The Books Before The Buzz

With our column, Forewords, we let readers know the latest book news on some of the web team's most-anticipated upcoming releases across genres — just as the projects are announced!

Piquing Our Interest - Water is pretty important to daily life, but what happens when it becomes a frighteningly scarce resource? RT Top Pick! author Paolo Bacigalupi tackles this question in his upcoming novel, The Water Knife, a story set in a probable future where the American Southwest is water-starved and near the brink of anarchy. Look for this in 2015!

Piquing Our Interest - Smash sensation David Levithan is set to follow up his New York Times bestselling novel Every Day with Rhiannon, a companion novel told from the main character’s love interest’s point of view. RT loved the first book, which was an RT 2012 Young Adult Protagonist Award Nominee, so we can’t wait to see how this new story unfolds in Spring 2015!

Piquing Our Interest - Oh man oh man are we excited for this one! RT Top Pick! author Maggie Stiefvater has announced she's returning to her Shiver universe with Sinner, a companion novel starring a teen rock star with a dark secret — his ability to shift into a wolf. Two thoughts: Maggie, this better not keep you from writing the next Raven Cycle book, and how are we ever going to wait until July 2014?

Piquing Our Interest - In a new authorized, first-ever commissioned Agatha Christie novel, Sophie Hannah takes up the challenge of delivering an exciting new tale. Long-time fans will see Hercule Poirot in the midst of a clever and complex murder mystery. While a title has yet to be released, fans can expect to find this new entry on shelves in September 2014.

Piquing Our Interest - The royal drama continues in Rachel Hauck’s A March Bride, which finds one final obstacle standing in the way of the soon-to-be married American woman and the King of Brighton. Find out if they get their fairytale ending when the book hits shelves/ Release date: TBA.

New Series Alert — You loved the YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, right?! Well get ready because Bernie Su and Kate Rorick are bringing an adaptation to book form in 2014 and 2015, and we can’t wait.

New Series Alert - Marie Force is ready to give fans a new series, this time centered around a country store in a small Vermont town. Starting with All You Need Is Love in February 2014, the Green Mountain Series is sure to be a delight. And be sure to look for the second book, I Want To Hold Your Hand, next June!

Returning Favorite Series - If you like your stories steamy and suspenseful, then this one’s for you. Bestselling author Shayla Black is ready to deliver even more exciting Wicked Lovers stories, and fans can look forward to three more entries in this erotic suspense series. Release dates and titles: TBA.

Returning Favorite Series - Frequent RT Top Pick! author and mother-daughter writing team P.J. Tracy return to their award-winning Monkeewrench series in a currently untitled new entry where the Minneapolis detectives team up with a computer genius to track down a serial killer. Be sure to get caught up on the series before this one hits shelves! Release date: TBA.

Exciting Debut Author — We love a good nom de plume tale, which is why Rachel Stuhler’s untitled debut caught our eye. The ghostwriter-turned-debut author will chronicle the antics of an entertainment writer who undertakes penning a squeaky clean child star’s memoir — only maybe this celebrity is not so innocent, after all.

These are this week's deals that we can’t wait to hear more about in the coming months. Check back every Monday for more Forewords and you can always visit our Upcoming Releases Page!