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Sequel to The Passage to be published in September 2012

I fell in love with The Passage by Justin Cronin within the first 30 pages. By the end of the over 700 pages, I was telling everyone about it and pressing it in to anyone’s hands I could. I’ve got the hardcover, paperback, and a couple of advance copies. I won’t loan out the hardcover (just in case someone doesn’t treat it with the right reverence) but I’ve loaned out the paperback and my advance copies.

The Passage is the first book in a planned trilogy, so for over 18 months I’ve been stalking Amazon and the Random House website to find any information I could about the sequel. I knew it would be titled The Twelve, but I wanted to know when I could buy it. FINALLY! I’ve got the information I’ve wanted!

The Twelve by Justin Cronin is set to be published on August 28, 2012.

Do I have my calendar marked with that date? You betcha. Here’s hoping that date doesn’t get pushed back.

Thanks to Ti from Book Chatter for alerting me of this via Facebook this morning, which she saw over at The Book Case.

Edited to add: Looks like the pub date got pushed back to October 16, 2012. Bummer. Thanks to Allison for the heads up.


24 Responses to “Sequel to The Passage to be published in September 2012”

  1. zibilee ()

    I need to read the first installment, which I do have waiting for me, but I have heard amazing things, and am also excited that the second in the series will be available soon. Perhaps I should wait so that I could read one after the other?


    trish Reply:

    Well, in that case you’d wait until 2014 so you could read all three. I dunno, it’s such a chunkster that I don’t know that there’s much value in waiting, though there IS a cliffhanger at the end of the first book which is kind of frustrating (in a good way). 🙂


  2. Serena ()

    I hope it lives up to your expectations. I always find that to be the hard part with reading books in a series, inevitably the expectations are too high for the remaining books.


    trish Reply:

    I know what you’re saying. That happened for me with The Hunger Games, but I don’t know if my expectations were too high or if I just didn’t like where she took the story, especially by the third book. I have a feeling I’ll like where Cronin takes this story.


  3. Lenore Appelhans ()

    YAY! You know I’m excited!


  4. Chrisbookarama ()

    Yay! *doing a happy dance*


  5. Sandy ()

    Yep, yep, yep. Well for me it is all about the audio. It is not within my power to read something this long in print. I’m wondering how soon I will be able to get in the library queue. Hmmm…


  6. Trisha ()

    It’s sort of killing me to wait that long! I loved The Passage as well.


  7. Jenny ()

    Ohhhh, so excited! I have been waiting to hear this new too.

    I am only slightly bummed that it is coming out at the end of summer – I would love to read this book while on summer vacation.


  8. Sheila (Book Journey) ()

    Oh sweet! I loved it as well – have the book – but listened to it on audio… FABULOUS! I pushed it on to my book club and have many waiting for the next book. I will have to read it before the second one comes out but now have this date on my calendar as well!


  9. Kathleen

    I still haven’t read The Passage so now with the sequel coming out, I guess I better get going!


  10. Suey ()

    Awesome! I’m ready to read this one too!


  11. Nadia ()

    I am dying to read this one – can’t wait! Will probably re-read The Passage again in August 🙂


  12. The Avid Reader ()

    I really need to read The Passage! I feel like every time I turn around someone is excited about the sequel… makes me feel like I am missing out on something great!


  13. Jenn's Bookshelves ()

    I CANNOT wait for this one!


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  15. Marg ()

    Woo-hoo! Really looking forward to this book!


  16. The Social Frog ()

    Ohhh, I am excited and can not wait. I did enjoy the first book.


  17. The Word Jar

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! I cannot wait to dive into this next one!


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  20. Steveb

    Totally agree with Hey Lady’s comments about the passage. I picked it up last summer while in vacation and couldn’t put it down. I’m a slow reader so took me a long time to finish. Still I couldn’t stop reading. Can’t wait for the sequel. So many things going on in that story!


  21. Sarah Sriracha Sauce

    I bought the passage a few days after it came out, and loved it! I have been waiting to hear news about the sequel and I’m so excited! I will just have to re-read the Passage while I was for May!! <3


  22. Allison

    Sorry to tell you this but the release date as far as B and N is 10/16/12.


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