Book Watch: Releasing This Week #84
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 August 7th-August 13th that I have pre-ordered.
Published by NAL Trade, the print edition is 352 pages.
Biting Cold is the sixth book in author Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series. The seventh book, House Rules, is slated for release on February 5, 2013.
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this next book in this series for a lifetime, but it seems that it hasn’t been all that long since I read Drink Deep. It just felt that way. I was so excited when Biting Cold downloaded to my Kindle and it’s going to be my very next read. One I hope to finish tonight.
I can’t wait to continue Merit’s story. I don’t want to say too much as anything I might say could spoil previous books in the series. Especially Hard Bitten. But I will just say I’m curious as to what is going to happen on Merit’s road trip. I’m also super curious as to who is hunting her down. The description makes me very, very nervous when it said that this enemy will “stop at nothing” and that there’s “no mercy allowed” and that there will be “no lives spared.”
I hope the wait for the next book in the series won’t be as torturous as the wait for this one, but I suppose I’ll have my answers very, very soon.
[Note: I know this is not a YA release, but I couldn't leave this off of this week's Book Watch post as this is a book I've been pining for and one I've had pre-ordered for awhile.]
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens, the print edition is 416 pages.
Throne of Glass is the first book in author Sarah J. Mass’ series by the same name.
I first heard of Throne of Glass when I saw the book trailer. And it looked so epic that I immediately pre-ordered it and requested it on NetGalley. Although I haven’t had a chance to read it just yet, I will be reading it next week in anticipation of the book tour I’ll be on in September.
At least by waiting just a little bit, I’ll have less of a wait until the next full-length book in the series is released. I’ve heard that this book is amazing and I can’t imagine not falling in love. Especially after I checked out the description.
I love that this story consists of thieves, assassins and warriors. I can’t wait to meet Calaena, Prince Dorian and Captain Westfall. I’m curious whether it will be Dorian or Westfall that she’ll be drawn to. And I hope she figures out who has been killing the other contestants in this competition she’s in to find the next royal assassin.
Just re-reading that description has made me want to start reading this book right now. If I finish my reads early this week, I may just have to start on this one early, too.
Rift by Andrea Cremer was released today, August 7, 2012, in the U.S. in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and in hardcover and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.
Published by Philomel, the print edition is 464 pages.
Rift is a prequel novel in the author’s Nightshade series.
I love Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series. I have yet to read the final book in the series because I didn’t want the series to end, but now that there is a prequel I just might read that final book.
As soon as I heard that Rift was being released I added it to my pre-orders, but I also got an early review copy just last week, which I will be reading next week for review. I am excited to read this novel that the description says has “action, adventure, magic, and tantalizing sensuality.”
I can’t wait to find out just what happens in this story with Ember and Barrow, both their love story and the decision they make about Eira. If this is as captivating as the first two books in the Nightshade series, then next week will definitely be a happy reading week.
Rivals and Retribution by Shannon Delany releases today, August 7, 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 320 pages.
Rivals and Retribution is the fifth book in the author’s 13 to Life series.
I’ve fallen just a bit behind on the series. I read the first three books but have yet to read the previous book, Destiny and Deception. But as it is my plan to one day get caught up, I couldn’t not add Rivals and Retribution to my pre-orders.
I do not want to read the description to find out just what happens in this installment as I know it will spoil the previous book in the series. It already happened when I’d read the description for Destiny and Deception before finishing Bargains and Betrayals so I didn’t want to take a chance this time around.
I’m hoping all of my favorite characters are in this latest installment, but especially Jessie and Pietr. As I haven’t taken a peek at the description, I don’t know whether this is the final book in the series. But maybe that’s a good thing so that when I do get a chance to read it I won’t hit my typical stumbling block for series ending books. If, that is, this is one.
While I won’t be reading this latest book this month, I hope to get caught up with the series this winter. I may end up deciding to re-read the first two books so that I can read the entire series back-to-back.
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 320 pages.
Wake is the first book in author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series. Lullaby, the second book in the series, is slated for release on November 27, 2012. Books three and four are entitled Tidal and Elegy.
I received an early copy for review as part of the blog tour going on right now, hosted by The Bookish Brunette. I was so excited because I’ve been a long time fan of author Amanda Hocking. But regardless of the tour or the early copy, I planned on adding Wake to my collection and pre-ordered it for my Kindle ages ago.
As my tour stop was yesterday and my review posted then, too, I won’t go on and on about this book. But I will say that it was such a quick and fun read, the perfect start to this quadrilogy, and a series I can’t wait to continue.
I don’t want to reveal too much about Penn, Lexi and Thea or just what happens with Gemma and why she’s attracted their attention, but I will say there were definitely a few surprises. And I will also say that the ending will leave you wanting to get your hands on an early copy of the next book.
At least that’s what has happened to me.
As I have read and reviewed this book, I know what happens so guessing about what might happen is out. But I am totally in the dark about what’s going to happen in the next book in the series, Lullaby, and I can’t wait to find out.
Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman releases today, August 7, 2012, in the U.S. in hardcover format and it will be releasing on August 21st in eBook format. It is currently available to order online in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Walker Childrens, the print edition is 432 pages.
I decided to include Beautiful Lies with this week’s releases, even though my eBook pre-order won’t be available for two more weeks, as this is its official release date. This book sounded so eerie and awesome I just had to add it to my pre-orders once I’d read the description last month.
I am so curious what is really going on with these twins, Rachel and Alice. To not only be virtually indistinguishable in appearance, but to also experience each other’s pain is fascinating and in the case of this story, terrifying.
The description mentions that one twin is kidnapped and it’s up to the other to help find her missing sister. But it doesn’t mention which one was taken and which one was left behind. Which makes me even more curious about just what is going on.
I love a mystery and a thriller and the fact that the description mentions that this story “will keep readers guessing” makes me wish I had my eBook in hand right about now. But the wait isn’t too bad, as it is releasing in just two weeks, so I hope to get the chance to read it then.
Published by NAL Trade, the print edition is 304 pages.
Blood Fever is the third book in The Watchers series by author Veronica Wolff.
I have not yet read the first two books in this series, but I decided to go ahead and add this third book, Blood Fever, to my pre-orders. I’ve been so curious about this series since I first learned about it, I just haven’t had the time to move it to the top of my TBR pile.
I want to head over to the Isle of Night and see what’s going on with Watcher training. I want to meet Annelise and Ronan and Drew. And I really want to meet Carden. Described as a “brawny, eighteenth-century Scottish bad boy,” he sounds like someone I definitely should be meeting.
I hope to read all three books in the series soon, as this has piqued my curiosity for way too long. And I think I might just have to cave and start reading these books really, really soon.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, the print length is 46 pages.
Free Four is a short novella in the author’s Divergent series and takes place after the first book in the series.
I tried to read Free Four online during the publisher’s promotional event last spring, but I hate reading on a computer and so when I heard that it would be available to pre-order for my Kindle I jumped at the chance.
I just didn’t know how long a wait it would be.
I love stories – even short ones – told from another character’s point of view. And one that’s being told by Four’s point of view is even better, as he is my favorite character in the series.
While the print length for this short story is listed as forty-six pages on Amazon, the description mentions the scene is just thirteen pages long. But apparently it reveals a few details about Four’s character that we haven’t learned from seeing things from Tris’ vantage point. And it also reveals his thoughts about Tris.
I really, really, really can’t wait to read this scene.
I hadn’t realized quite how busy a release week it was. I had eight items pre-ordered – seven of which have downloaded and one of which I already started reading. I’m glad I had the chance to read Wake early and that one of the books is just a short story, which means my TBR pile won’t be growing too much.
I will be reading Throne of Glass and Rift next week, so that will definitely help with the read to unread ratio that’s getting more imbalanced with every week that passes. But I really don’t know how I can possibly say no to new books, new authors and new series that are sure to be amazing.
And I don’t know how to find any more time in a day than those measly 24 hours.
Anyway…. I hope you have some amazing books you added to your collection this week. If you have any reads that you think should be on my radar, let me know!
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!