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 January 8-January 14th that I have pre-ordered.
JUST ONE DAY by Gayle Forman will be released in the U.S. on January 8, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Dutton Juvenile, the print edition is 320 pages.
JUST ONE DAY is the first book in author Gayle Forman’s new two-book series of the same name. The second and final book in the series, JUST ONE YEAR, is also slated for release in 2013.
It has been so long since I read a book by Gayle Foreman. As one of my most favorite contemporary authors I am so unbelievably thrilled that JUST ONE YEAR will be downloading to my Kindle this week.
I am both anxious and excited to meet Lulu, to go on that journey with her over the course of the year as she looks for answers about her life and looks to find her “almost-true-love.” The description calls this a “breathtaking journey” and promises to be “sweepingly romantic.” And I cannot wait.
I am hopeful this story, and two-book series, will be every bit as gorgeous and beautifully written as If I Stay and Where She Went. But I am also nervously hopeful that this will be more of a love story with a happy ending than the heartbreaking tragedy that befell the main character and her family in that other “duet of novels.”
I may end up taking a peek and then find that I will not be able to put this down a bit later this week. Because this author’s writing is just that impossible to step away from once you’ve begun reading. At least it is for me.
But if I don’t get the chance to take a look this week, then I will definitely be diving in next week. JUST ONE YEAR is not just a must read, but a must read now.
THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi will be released in the U.S. on January 8, 2013 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 HarperCollins, the print edition is 352 pages.
THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT is the second full-length book in author Veronica Rossi’s Under the Never Sky series. The third book in the series, INTO THE STILL BLUE, is expected in 2014.
One of my saddest bookish moments of 2012 was the fact that I did not get to devour UNDER THE NEVER SKY. I will be reading it this year. In the very near future, actually. But I would have loved to have read it already so I could devour book two immediately upon its release.
While I haven’t yet read book one, I did buy the novella recently and THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT will be downloading on my Kindle on Tuesday. So, all three stories will be ready to read the moment I can squeeze them in this winter.
I did make the mistake of taking a peek at the description and now I’m trying desperately to forget what I read about Perry and Aria. Well, everything except for the fact that this book promises to be a “captivating love story” that is “as perilous as it is unforgettable.”
I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can start reading the first book in the series at the end of this month so I can read this sequel immediately thereafter. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this author and this series and I cannot wait to finally discover that for myself.
CRASH by Lisa McMann will be released in the U.S. on January 8, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 256 pages.
CRASH is the first book in Lisa McMann’s Visions series. The second book, BANG, is slated for release on October 8, 2013.
I cannot believe that Lisa McMann’s CRASH is releasing this week and will be living on my Kindle in just a matter of days. It seemed like only yesterday I was spotlighting it for my Book Watch post and in just a few days it will be mine, mine all mine.
Mine to devour. Mine to love. Mine to have forever and ever.
And, as always, I won’t ramble on too much about this book – again – but I cannot wait to meet Jules and see just what she does to” keep her vision from becoming reality.” And I am so excited to finally have another series by this author to devour over the next few years.
The author’s WAKE trilogy is one that is still so memorable and CRYER’S CROSS is and will forever be a favorite. So I’m really hoping to sneak this one in next week, although I’m listening to DEAD TO YOU in audiobook format right now. So maybe this will have to wait just a bit longer…. or not.
TIMEKEEPER by Alexandra Monir will be released in the U.S. on January 8, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 288 pages.
TIMEKEEPER is the second full-length book in Alexandra Monir’s Timeless series.
I own but still have yet to read TIMELESS. But I am super excited this sequel will be downloading on Tuesday to my Kindle. Because I think these books will be perfect to read back-to-back with no wait between them.
I totally took a peek at the description for TIMEKEEPER and while it does reveal some information of what happened before, it doesn’t feel spoiler-y. What it does do is make me want to read this sequel right now… and its predecessor.
I want to know why Philip has lost his memory and I want to learn more about this Time Society. I’m a bit anxious about why there’s a “vengeful Windsor ancestor” and why this more than century-old “rift” could have “life-or-death consequences.” And for whom.
The description promises a “breathtaking romance” that combines with “complex magic” and I cannot wait to be enchanted by this love story. As I’ve been very much in the mood as of late to read contemporary and historical YA romances I think this series that also involves time travel will be added to the pile very soon.
PAPER VALENTINE by Brenna Yovanoff will be released in the U.S. on January 8, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Razorbill, the print edition is 368 pages.
I have yet to read a book by author Brenna Yovanoff and yet I own both THE REPLACEMENT and THE SPACE BETWEEN and now PAPER VALENTINE will be joining the collection this week.
I’d first noticed this book because of this cover which is definitely unique and yet I find it so incredibly unsettling. I’m not sure why, but as I look at it, I get a sense of unease.
And that’s not even having read the description. Which I only just did now that I’m creating this post.
I had no idea that this story was a ghost story and a murder mystery. But now that I do I’m even more thrilled to be adding this to my collection. This book of a “city in panic” and a world of “ghost girls and horrifying secrets” sounds absolutely enthralling.
I cannot wait to meet Hannah and find out if I can solve the mystery of who this Valentine Killer is or if I’ll be kept in the dark with only my suspicions.
And even though I have those two other books by the author on my pile, I think this one sounds like the perfect book to be introduced to her writing. And I hope to do so early this spring.
Published by Philomel, the print edition is 416 pages.
RISE is the second book in author Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade Prequel series
Yes I own the first book in this prequel series and yes it’s still sitting on my TBR pile. But I just had to pre-order this second book in the series because I really, really want to read both books. Even though I haven’t read the final book int the author’s Nightshade series.
I want to dive into this series that is set before the events that took place in Nightshade. I want to meet Ember and Barrow. The description promises dark magic, “supernatural horrors,” mysterious characters and “shocking revelations.” How could I not want to dive in?
Andrea Cremer has a wonderful writing style and has created characters that I loved in that first series. While I’m still not ready to let that series end, I don’t see why I can’t read RIFT and RISE and meet these new characters and discover this new world.
And I really hope to do so in the next month. Especially as it’s dubbed as being “richly sensual” and “full of magic, action and danger.”
BLOOD PROPHECY by Alyxandra Harvey released in the U.S. today, January 8, 2013, in hardcover and paperback formats. (The eBook had an earlier release date of December 24, 2012.)
Published by Walker Childrens, the print edition is 496 pages.
BLOOD PROPHECY is the sixth and final book in the author’s Drake Chronicles.
As I’d already briefly mentioned BLOOD PROPHECY in my Book Watch post the week it was releasing in eBook format – and it was added to my collection – I completely forgot to mention it this week as I’d intended.
As release date is now upon us, and as I’ve had the eBook in my possession for over two weeks, I am just going to list it here in order to be thorough, rather than ramble on endlessly after-the-fact about how much I love this series, its characters and this author’s writing.
I do have to add – because I just can’t say nothing – that I cannot believe this series is ending and that I am so far behind on it. But I suppose that now that it has ended I will be able to catch up… though I’m not sure I’ll be ready to say goodbye when I do.
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REVOLUTION 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
Pub. Date: January 8, 2013
THEN YOU WERE GONE by Lauren Strasnick
Pub. Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
SHADOWLANDS by Kate Brian
Pub. Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
There are so many awesome books releasing this week and I’m trying so hard not to add the three “of note” books to my collection before their release date. But I’m one click away from hitting “pre-order” as I write this post.
I haven’t yet read any of the six books I have pre-ordered and in some case haven’t read the first book in the series. So there are a LOT of new books for the TBR pile this week. Which is a good and bad thing.
I am most excited for Gayle Forman and Lisa McMann’s books as I have been a huge fan of both authors for quite some time now. But I’m equally excited to finally “meet” Veronica Rossi, Brenna Yovanoff and Alexandra Monir’s characters.
I really hope to be able to sneak both JUST ONE DAY and CRASH onto my reading pile or go “off-pile” to read either or both of them in the next couple of weeks. Because I don’t want either book to get buried as the year moves forward.
So there are six new books for the pile with three potential adds on release date. I’m pretty sure next week is equally as packed-full, if not, I know that the weeks of the 22nd and 29th will be. So I’m really hoping to get a jump on some of my reading by then.
As always, I hope there are one or two titles you can finally scratch off your list of to be read with this week’s releases. And if there is anything I forgot to list… or buy… I would love a heads up.
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!