Book Watch: Releasing This Week #77
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 June 19th-June 25th that I have pre-ordered.
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers was released today, June 19, 2012, in the U.S. in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 336 pages.
Finally! I am so excited that This Is Not a Test is out today. I’ve been dying to read this for weeks and weeks. I even tried to start reading it late last night after my pre-order downloaded, but sleep won out. I will definitely be reading it tonight, though. This is not a book that will sit on the pile.
As I spotlighted it – and all the reasons I wanted to read it – in my Book Watch post a few weeks back, I won’t do so again. Well, not too much anyway….
But I will just highlight the things I’m most excited for from the description. “It’s the end of the world.” The dead are “pounding on the doors.” All it takes is “one bite” to turn you into a monster. And of course the fact that there are “unpredictable and violent bids for life–and death.”
Yeah. Definitely exciting. And with that parting line – “When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?” – I couldn’t help but become hooked. There is no doubt that I will be reading this book tonight. I just hope I’ll be able to finish it tonight, too.
Blood Moon by Alyxandra Harvey was released today, June 19, 2012, in the U.S. in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Walker Childrens, the print edition is 320 pages.
Blood Moon is the fifth book in author Alyxandra Harvey’s Drake Chronicles. The sixth book, Blood Prophecy, is slated for release in January 2013.
I am such a huge fan of author Alyxandra Harvey. I have loved her Drake Chronicles for awhile and I loved Haunting Violet. And I am so excited that this series is continuing with another installment.
I pre-ordered it ages ago and I saw that the next book is available to order but not yet in eBook format, so I’ll have to wait for just a bit for that. Yes, I’m already excited for the next book and I haven’t even read this book. But I love the series, love the author’s writing and love, love, love the cover.
I have to catch up on this series as I haven’t read the previous book, but I’m super excited to hear that this book is told by Solange, Lucy and Nicholas’ point of views. Which is even more motivation for me to read. I love those characters and I can’t wait to find out what happens next. And I am super curious to learn all about the Blood Moon ceremony.
The book’s brief description promises a “mysterious stranger,” “secrets” and “forbidden magic” which are more than enough to have piqued my curiosity about this installment. So much so that I will definitely be reading Bleeding Hearts and Blood Moon in July.
Soulbound (Legacy of Tril #1) by Heather Brewer
Pub. Date: June 19, 2012
Published by: Dial
It is a quiet release week. At least in terms of books I’m adding to my collection. Though next week isn’t nearly as quiet, this week I only have two new books for the pile. But I am seriously tempted to buy Soulbound by Heather Brewer and make that number a three. I have an ARC that I received through a trade and wanted to check that out first before buying, but I think I may not be able to avoid making that one click purchase.
This Is Not a Test won’t be sitting on the TBR pile as I will be reading it tonight. And this latest installment of the Drake Chronicles also won’t be there for long because I miss the world and characters and don’t want to get any further behind on the series.
I really hope I didn’t miss any “must buy” books, and I will take a peek around to see if I have, but for now it’s just the two. But if you know of something and want to share….
As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!
And if you have any great suggestions of “must read” books to buy that are releasing this week, please let me know!