Book Watch: Releasing This Week #80
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 July 10th-July 16th that I have pre-ordered.
So Close to You by Rachel Carter will be released in the U.S. on July 10, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 320 pages.
So Close to You is the first book in author Rachel Carter’s new series of the same name.
I only recently heard about So Close to You when I was stalking the publisher’s upcoming releases and checked out the description on Goodreads. It sounded so intriguing that I just had to add it to my pre-orders.
I love that this story is based on the mystery surrounding the Montauk Project and that in this story the main character Lydia’s great-grandfather is one of the people who mysteriously disappeared. And I love the fact that there is a portal that transports Lydia to an alternate reality where she gets to learn about the Project firsthand.
I’m super curious as to what secrets will be unraveled, who this “darkly mysterious” boy is and whether Lydia’s decisions will destroy her family. I can’t wait for it to download this week and I hope I can get it on the pile in August. Though as it’s a series, I may wait to find out just how much of a cliffhanger there will be before I start reading….
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 336 pages.
Lost Girls is a book I first heard about when I was offered it in a trade. As it was close to release date, I figured I’d buy it instead, so that I could read the finished copy. It sounded so very different from the typical YA titles I read that I just had to add it to my pre-orders.
I love the idea that these girls are caught on an island fighting for survival. From the description it sounds very Lord of the Flies, though I hope it is just a bit less vicious. Though the tagline – No parents. No. rules. No way home. – makes me think it very much may be.
And I love that the girls are Amelia Earhart Cadets. It is very befitting and very ironic that they just so happen to become lost girls themselves.
Just reading the description makes this book sound so awesome. I can’t wait to check out Bonnie’s journal entries, which I know will give this story a much more real, in-the-moment feel to it. And the promise of a “heart-pounding adventure” has me wanting to put this on the top of the pile next week.
I really hope I can squeeze it in.
Published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 400 pages.
I have been anxiously awaiting Never Enough for the longest time. It’s one of only a handful of books left from my 2011 pre-orders. And it’s finally going to be releasing this week. I’m so excited.
It sounds like it will be an incredibly emotional story with very real issues, and one that will be very relatable. I can’t wait to meet Loann and Claire and find out whether Loann does betray her sister and whether she’ll be able to save her sister from the eating disorder that consumes her.
I’m curious as to how her sister’s need to be perfect affects Loann and her family and whether finding out the truth will be enough to help the situation. And I’m curious just how the author will tackle these very real issues in her story.
Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols will be released in the U.S. on July 10, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by MTV books, the print edition is 336 pages.
I can’t believe Such a Rush is coming out this week. I feel like I spotlighted it for my Book Watch post just yesterday. But it is coming out on Tuesday and I can’t wait.
I won’t ramble on, as I’ve already rambled on and on, but I am so excited to meet Leah and to find out just how much of a rush her life really is. I think the description describes it perfectly as “[a] sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers” which makes me want to read it even more.
The description mentions deadly consequences and I can’t wait to find out just what these deadly consequences could be. But I’m also dying to find out just which brother she’ll choose – “golden boy” Alec or “adrenaline junkie” Grayson. From the description it sounds as if they both have the potential to be fascinating.
If I didn’t have a couple books on the pile already this week, I think I’d have this at the very top. But I definitely plan on adding this to the pile next week.
Insignia (Insignia #1) by S.J. Kincaid
Pub. Date: July 10, 2012
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
The four books I’ll be adding to my collection this week all sound amazing. I wish I could read them all this week. But I am really intrigued by Lost Girls which I might never have heard of if I hadn’t been offered it for trade. I love the survivalist aspect and it is so very different from many of the books I’ve read lately that it would be a perfect book to devour now.
And I am also absolutely in the mood to read Such a Rush. I think it would make the perfect beach-side read.
I don’t even know what’s ahead for next week’s releases, but I’m more than happy to focus on this week’s. I haven’t read any of the four I have pre-ordered so they’re all being added to the TBR pile. But I can’t imagine any of them getting buried.
Anyway… I hope the wait has ended on a few new books you’ve been dying to add to your collection, too, and that you have a happy reading week this week!
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!