Below are the YA books releasing this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.
These are books for the week of October 23rd-October 29th that I have pre-ordered.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 544 pages.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the second book in author Michelle Hodkin’s Mara Dyer series. The third book in the series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer is due out in 2013.
I am totally enamored of this series. I was intrigued prior to the release of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I’m even more excited for it now with the release of The Evolution of Mara Dyer, although I still haven’t been able to add book one to my reading pile.
A situation I definitely plan to remedy this fall. But I just had to pre-order this second book in the series so that when I do get the chance to dive in, I will have both books to read.
I did take a peek at the description – I know, I know, I really shouldn’t be doing that – but I am so curious to see what will happen in this second book. And it sounds even more intriguing than the first. Because I love when synopses are written in the format this one’s written in, which totally teases the story without revealing too much.
It makes me want to know why Mara Dyer can’t run from her past. It makes me curious as to just what problems she’s having. It makes me desperate to know why the boy she loves is still keeping secrets. And it makes me anxious about just what choices “prove deadly.”
And with the title of the third book in the series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, I am very nervous about just where this series is headed. Though I can’t wait to find out.
Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 400 pages.
The Lost Prince is the first book in author Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten spin-off series. The second book in the series, The Traitor Son, is slated for release in September 2013.
I am dying to read The Lost Prince. I have been dying to read it for a couple of months now, actually. But I still haven’t read The Iron Knight due to my aversion to ending the series I love. So I’ve had to wait.
But now that I have the finished copy on my Kindle just begging to be read, I think I will finally be able to read The Iron Knight so that I can start this book, which I’ve already heard is amazing.
I loved Meghan’s little brother Ethan in The Iron Fey series. And being able to read a series about him when he’s just a bit older and revisit this imaginative world the author created is so exciting.
Of course I am just slightly hesitant to start on it due to the description’s warning that I will be demanding book two when I’ve read it. Which I have no doubt will be the case. So, I should probably wait until closer to the release of The Traitor Son.
But somehow I don’t think that will happen. Not when the description mentions that “destiny comes for Ethan” and that “there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.”
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 464 pages.
Finale is the fourth and final book in author Becca Fitpatrick’s Hush, Hush series.
I can’t believe this series is ending. Even if I didn’t allow myself to believe it, the title, Finale, sort of forces me to. When I heard of its upcoming release I stalked Amazon until it was finally made available for the Kindle so that I wouldn’t miss the chance to pre-order it. And it’s now officially in my collection.
I am still behind on the series – I haven’t read Silence - but I decided at some point after that book’s release that I would wait until the final book in the series released and start the series from the beginning. Because I loved Crescendo but had an iffy reading experience with Hush, Hush due to bad Kindle formatting and a horrendous plane ride.
So, I want to be able to re-experience the first two books, and then get the chance to move right into the final two books, so that I can follow Nora and Patch’s relationship from start to finish. I still can’t believe this series has ended!
I did take a peek at the description for this book, too. And I am very nervous about whether their love story will end happily or whether it will end with them as the enemies they’re meant to be. I am also very curious about which friend betrays them both.
I plan to start my series read in December and I don’t think it will take more than a week to devour all four books. I am hoping by reading all four books in a row that it will keep me so wrapped up in the world that I’ll forget the series has ended and that I couldn’t possibly let that happen by reading Finale.
Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 454 pages.
Beautiful Redemption is the fourth and final book in the authors Caster Chronicles.
I am heartbroken that this series is ending with Beautiful Redemption. But I am glad that I now have Ethan and Lena’s entire story, even though I am not caught up on the series.
Yes, another series that I love that I’ve fallen behind on. But with my new reading goals, and with the entire series now released, I will be reading Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption very soon.
The title for this last book in the series is my favorite, though Beautiful Chaos is a close second, and has me so very curious about just who will be redeemed. I am so very hopeful that their love story will end happily and that they will be able to “rewrite their fate.” Though I’m very nervous that won’t happen.
As I’ve nattered on and on in my Book Watch post the other week, I will only say that I am keeping my fingers crossed that Lena’s vow to “do whatever it takes” to get Ethan back won’t be the very thing that keeps them apart.
Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 448 pages.
Sacrifice is the third book in author Cayla Kluver’s Legacy series.
I have yet to read the books in the Legacy series but I just had to add Sacrifice to my collection this week. I own the first two books in the series – Legacy and Allegiance – and I couldn’t resist the chance to add this third book.
Because this series sounds unbelievably epic. Battling Kingdoms. Dark legacies. Magic. An ill-fated love story. And now two main characters whose stories intertwine.
I am just so curious to meet Alera and Shaselle. I want to know just what they are conspiring and if it will lead them to freedom. The description hints that in order for them to succeed they must each sacrifice something. And I am eager to find out just what that is.
I hope to add this entire series to my reading pile this winter as there’s nothing quite like an epic and magical story to make me forget how short the days are.
Published by Disney Hyperion, the print length is 43 pages.
Wolf Pact (Part Two) is the second of four installments that comprise the author’s full-length novel, Wolf Pact, the first in this spin-off series.
As I’m a fan of eBooks, and because the print and eBook editions of the complete book were unavailable to pre-order, I’ve pre-ordered each installment in Wolf Pact. Though I don’t plan on reading them until they’ve all been released.
I am super excited that this series is finally being released. I feel like I’ve waited forever to read Bliss Llewellyn’s story. While Jack and Schuyler will always be my favorite characters from Blue Bloods, I can’t help but be curious about Bliss’s story.
And I am very curious to see just what happens when she finds the Hounds of Hell and meets Lawson.
Published by Tor Books, the print length is 18 pages.
Foundation is a short novella in the author’s Razorland series.
Ann Aguirre’s Razorland series is one I just know I will love. I own both eBooks and have Outpost in audiobook format, so I just had to buy this short novella, Foundation. Especially since it tells the story of why humans were forced below ground.
But, I’m also definitely curious about just whose point of view the story is told from, since the description mentions it’s someone with “influence over the fate of many.”
I will be reading – and listening to – this series in November, though I will have to try and resist the urge to read this story first.
Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
Pub. Date: October 23, 2012
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Destiny Rising (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 1) by L.J. Smith
Pub. Date: October 23, 2012
What the Spell (Part 2) by Brittany Geragotelis
Pub. Date: October 23, 2012
With five full-length books and two shorter eBooks being added to my collection this week, I have quite a bit of reading to do if I want my TBR pile not to get too out of control… or any more OOC than it already is.
But there are some seriously amazing books releasing this week, with two series I love coming to an end. As I am behind on each and every one of them I have a lot of catching up to do. But as every one of those series is on my must reads list I have no doubt I will be reading them soon.
I’m sure I’m missing some wicked awesome books as I haven’t had the chance to scope out the publishers’ catalogs as of late. So if there are any books I’ve missed that are a must, I would love it if you 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!