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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #18

Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

These are books for the week of May 3rd-May 9th that I have pre-ordered.

Bite Club by Rachel Caine is the 10th book in The Morganville Vampires series. It will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats.

It is currently available online for pre-order in all formats at Amazon and in hardcover and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

Published by NAL, the print edition is 352 pages.

I fell in love with this series when I first started reading young adult books about vampires. Although I haven’t yet read one for review purposes, I enthusiastically five-starred them all on Goodreads because I just adored the story and the characters.

I love this purple cover for Bite Club and I can’t wait for it to download this week. I’m ashamed that I haven’t yet read Ghost Town but I will be doing so really soon as I miss this world and these characters.

I didn’t read too many descriptions in case they gave away spoilers but this installment in the series seems to be about some kind of fight club with vampires, which sounds like a really dangerous endeavor. Ah, I get it now, “fight club” and “Bite Club.”

To read an excerpt of the first two chapters from Scribd, CLICK HERE.

I did end up pre-ordering a signed copy of Bite Club for giveaway on the blog. Once I get it, I’ll be sure to post all details.

Illusions is the third book in the Wings (also called Laurel) series by author Aprilynne Pike. It will be releasing in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available online for pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 384 pages.

I was really fortunate to receive a copy of Illusions through a book trade. I have another copy coming to me, too, as I apparently traded for this one twice, but I have the eBook pre-ordered for download this week even though I’ve already reviewed it here back in March.

This is another one of my guilty pleasures series. It’s sweet and fun and the love triangle makes me crazy. I’m a Tamani fan all the way. I have the first two books on my Kindle and can’t wait for Illusions to download so that my collection will be complete.

Book trailer for Illusions:

Hounded is the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles by author Kevin Hearne. It will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in paperback, eBook and audio formats.

It is currently available for pre-order in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Del Rey, the print edition is 320 pages.

I had been following the author for awhile on Twitter and decided to check out his books on Goodreads. They sounded really cool so I pre-ordered the three books available in the series. The main character is a young tattooed Irish guy who can shapeshift and is actually centuries old even though he looks like he’s in his twenties.

This book is definitely urban fantasy, filled with shifters, vampires, werewolves and witches. And I can’t wait to see what this series has to offer.

To read a 62-page excerpt from Scribd, CLICK HERE.

Shift is the second book in the Shade series by author Jeri Smith-Ready. It will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats.

It is currently available online for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in all formats. And if you check out the author’s website, she has a link to the Indie Bookstore where you can order signed copies of Shift.

Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 384 pages.

I’ve already spotlighted this book for my Book Watch post, which has a few other links, the Shade book trailer and a few more of my ramblings, so I won’t continue to gush here, even though I am on the Shade street team to support this author and her amazing books.

I have an electronic ARC of this book from Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab program, so I will be reviewing this book on Monday or release date. But I also have a pre-order of the eBook which will download and have also pre-ordered a personalized signed book from the Indie Bookstore to complete my collection as I got Shade signed by the author at RT.

I also have ordered a signed copy for giveaway on the blog in support of the author and to do my part for the street team. I was given a number of signed and unsigned bookmarks from the author, but what good is a signed bookmark without a nice signed book to tuck it into? So, I couldn’t not buy a copy to give away on the blog.

To read an excerpt of the first chapter on the author’s website, CLICK HERE.

To read the first 99 pages of Shade, check out the sidebar for a link to the publisher’s website.

Compulsion by Heidi Ayarbe will also be released on May 3, 2011 in the U.S. It is currently available for pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardcover and eBook formats.

Published by Balzer + Bray, a division of Harper Collins, the print edition is 304 pages.

(Although the title uses the number one for the letter “I,” I have chosen to spell the book the traditional way so that it can be searchable.)

This story grabbed my attention with its cover. I knew right away it was a book about OCD and I thought that the topic would be very interesting to read about. I have not read anything else by the author, but was immediately drawn in by just the brief description provided.

This subject is very personal to me and I’m looking forward to reading this story which I heard got some terrific reviews.

Moonglass is the debut novel for author Jessi Kirby. It will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available online for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats, although Amazon is listing the print edition as currently available.

Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, the print edition is 240 pages.

Moonglass is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

I just finished reading and reviewing an ARC of this book a few days ago and posted my review here on the blog so I won’t go into too much detail again. But I loved this heartbreaking story and the author’s writing so I immediately added the eBook to my pre-orders as I had to pass along the ARC to another reviewer that I promised it to.

I had no idea when I started reading the book that the location was real, and once I finished I looked up the website for Crystal Cove and saw just how well the author captured the feel of this small beach community in her story.

The main character’s story is a sad one, but the author treats it with a delicacy and optimism that keep this from being heavy. There is a touch of romance, but it is not the main focus. And there is a sweet, somewhat clueless and funny friend who will make you smile. Although this takes place on a beach, it’s not a light and flirty beach story, but it won’t leave you completely gutted.

If you haven’t heard of the book, you can check out the description on Goodreads, here.

Divergent by Veronica Roth is another debut book releasing on May 3, 2011 in the U.S. It is currently available online for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardcover and eBook formats.

Published by Katherine Tegen Books the print edition is 496 pages.

Divergent is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

I am really looking forward to this book. I heard so many great things about it and was told I had to read it. I managed to do a trade for an ARC, but haven’t yet received it, so I’ll be either reading that copy or the final eBook that I have on pre-order for my review this week.

As I’ve mentioned in My Reading Pile post, I have not looked at any book descriptions, read any reviews or know really anything about this. I am buying this solely based on the hype. I am known to do that now and again.

The cover is amazing and as I think this is a debut novel that I will really enjoy.

The author talks a little bit about the book in this video, which I haven’t watched, but will once I’ve read Divergent.

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #3: The Craving will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in paperback, eBook, library binding and audio formats.

It is currently available for pre-order in all formats at Amazon and in paperback, library binding and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 256 pages.

The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries series is inspired by the books by L.J. Smith and the television show by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. I have purchased the first two books in the series but still haven’t gotten around to reading them. I am very behind on my The Vampire Diaries books right now and so I have a lot of catching up to do.

Even though I haven’t read either of the first two of these books in the series, I had to buy this one to keep the complete collection intact. I love almost all things The Vampire Diaries and I’m sure when the television show goes on hiatus I will definitely be looking to read more about Damon, Stefan, Elena and Katherine.

A sneak peek is available from HarperTeen, HERE.

If you haven’t yet read the series, CLICK HERE to look inside the first book, Origins, courtesy of HarperTeen.

To peek inside of the second book, Bloodlust, CLICK HERE.

Dead Reckoning is the 11th book in the Southern Vampires series by author Charlaine Harris. It will be released in the U.S. on May 3, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats.

It is currently available online for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in all formats.

Published by Ace, the print edition is 336 pages.

I have been waiting a long time for this installment in the series. I really wish I had the patience to wait two years between books so that I could read two at a time rather than being strung along year after year. I was lucky not to discover this series until after the ninth book’s release, but sadly I’ve had to wait just like everyone else for these last two books.

I have not looked at any of the excerpts as I refused to put myself through the torment this time, like I did last year. But I’m really excited that this is finally coming out so that can I find out what’s in store for Sookie and Eric. And I am hoping that the author doesn’t leave this book with a cliffhanger ending like she did book nine.

The author is offering a peek at Chapter One on her website, HERE.

There is also an excerpt from Chapter Three being offered by Penguin, HERE, for those who just can’t wait.

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This week has a ginormous amount of new releases. Ugh, my poor wallet. So not good for reducing book buys. But these are all books I want to have in my collection so I will bite the bullet.

As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!

And please let me know if I missed purchasing something that is a “must read” – though I’m a little afraid to have ten books download in one week…or one day as the case may be!

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7 Responses to “Book Watch: Releasing This Week #18”

  1. Oh gosh! You sure have a good book week ahead of you Rachel! I personally cannot wait for Illusions! And I am totally a Tamani fan too!

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. Fiktshun009 says:

    Ha! I was just reading your review and commenting on your blog! That sci fi/dystopian sounds intriguing!

    I have a feeling a couple of these purchases might not get read this week, but I buy them anyway. Why? Because I just have to have them for when I do want to read them. :)

    I hope you love Illusions. There is definitely a lot of Tamani to love in this book.

    You have a great weekend, too, and happy reading!

  3. I can’t wait for ILLUSIONS and DIVERGENT! I love the WINGS series (And I’m a little out of place since I am totally team David. :p) and DIVERGENT looks so good. Love the cover for both.

  4. Fiktshun009 says:

    @ashelynn – Ahhh, a David fan. He’s definitely a nice guy, so I can totally see why you like him. :) I can’t wait for you to read Illusions. I won’t say why ;) but definitely add it to the top of your TBR!

  5. Cialina says:

    Eeeep! I’m so excited for Dead Reckoning. :) I hope I can go to her signing this week. Hopefully my wallet won’t disagree :P

  6. So I have a few books I need to get
    Divergent
    Illusions
    I can’t wait for the summer supernatural signing :)

    and I currently read Moonglass

  7. Fiktshun009 says:

    @Cialina – I am so jealous! I hope you get to go! Your wallet must agree :) You must make it agree!

    @Kristina – I saw someone’s picture of Illusions. Some stores already have it on shelves. The hardcover looks so pretty! I hope I can read Divergent on Wednesday. I’m not keeping on schedule so far this weekend.

    I hope you like Moonglass! I’ll check out your review when it’s posted!

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