I feel so vindicated!
Forget my horrible DABWAHA bracket. *This* is what you call making a good prediction.
Back in 2008, when I first found out about Christopher Pike’s The Last Vampire reprints, I also mentioned that I thought Simon & Schuster should put together a Remember Me collection. Which they are doing. I also wanted a mystery-ish collection, but couldn’t include Weekend because it was published by Scholastic.
And what did I just spot?
A Christopher Pike collection from Scholastic, which includes Weekend and Slumber Party.
If anyone at Simon & Schuster or Scholastic wants some suggestions about what old school YA horror to put together next, drop me a line. 😉 I still want a Final Friends collection (I have no idea how well it holds up, but I’m being selfish here and Jolene also wants this), and I think a Caroline B. Cooney cheerleader/vampire omnibus could work as long as no one expects to fall in love with the vampire. And this is just to start with! There could be a graduation-themed book with Be Mine by Jane McFann, The Yearbook by Peter Lerangis, and wasn’t Final Exam also about a high school senior? And…okay, so besides The Invitation, Sister Dearest, The Prom Dress and some Richie Tankersley Cusick books, I’m running out of titles that I actually remember.
Anyway, Pike has a new book coming out in September, The Secret of Ka. It’s…well, to be honest, it sounds kind of boring to me. Or maybe it’s that the description emphasizes romance more than the possible death(s) and monsters. Also, in hardcover? I say what Roger Sutton said about formulaic romances: “In my day we called these paperbacks.” God, I’m getting old.