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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #109

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 29th-February 4th that I have pre-ordered.

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Shadows in the Silence

SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE by Courtney Allison Moulton will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 480 pages.

SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE is the third and final full-length book in Courtney Allison Moulton’s Angelfire series.

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I am so unbelievably excited that SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE is releasing this week. While I had the chance to read it early, I desperately want to have the finished copy in my collection. And as this is one of my favorite series I am getting both the eBook version and the print edition on Tuesday.

As I have reviewed it and talked about it in my Book Watch post a few weeks ago, I am trying very hard not to reveal too much. About just what happened at the end with the characters that made it that far. About the “ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.” And about who lives and who dies in this amazing and totally epic conclusion to this series.

I am heartbroken that the series has ended and that I will have to say goodbye. Even though I did read it and have technically said goodbye already, it didn’t really feel like goodbye because the final book wasn’t released officially. Well this week it will be releasing. And I’m so very sad to see this series end.

But I do plan on re-reading this series again and again. Ellie and Will and Cadan are characters that are so very memorable. They’re flawed and imperfect but even more perfect for their flaws. They’re brave. They’re loyal. And they’re absolutely wonderful characters to have gotten to know these past couple of years.

SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE was the perfect end to this action-packed, heartbreaking and utterly riveting series. This final book shows even more character growth, even more deadly battles, even more depth to the story and an ending that…. Nope. Not going to reveal that.

The Madman's Daughter

THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It’s currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 432 pages.

THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER is the first book in the author’s series of the same name. The second and third books in the series are as yet untitled. Book two is due out in 2014 and book three in 2015.

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I hadn’t really heard of this book until Jaime of Two Chicks on Books said that this was an absolute must read for me. So I trusted her judgment and pre-ordered the book without actually looking into just what it was about.

Well now that release date is almost here and I’m putting together this post I decided it was time to find out. And I had no idea it was inspired by THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. That it was a story about Juliet, Dr. Moreau’s daughter, who discovers that he is, in fact, alive and travels to the island to find out if the rumors about his experiments are true.

I had no idea… and now I’m totally creeped out. And I’m a little nervous about it downloading to my Kindle this week. Because the original book totally freaked me out. I am totally squeamish about books involving scientific experimentation. The idea of cross-species experiments are absolutely horrifying to me. And I just know this book will give me nightmares.

The description calls it a “dark and breathless Gothic thriller” and I hope I have the courage to dive in. Because I am already imagining these creepy humanoid animals and it’s giving me the chills.

Nobody But Us

NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 304 pages.

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I am so excited that NOBODY BUT US is releasing this week. I have desperately wanted to read this book ever since I first heard about it. I was immediately sold by the first lines in the description – “Bonnie and Clyde meets IF I STAY.” The fact that it’s “heart-wrenching” is just icing on that already tasty-sounding cake.

I can’t wait to meet Zoe and Will and find out just what their pasts hold that makes them feel they have to run from them. I love the idea that this story is told from both characters’ perspectives. And I can’t wait to find out how it all ends… even if the ending isn’t a happy one.

I am just so curious about what dangers abound and what choices they’ll have to make. This book sounds like it will be absolutely heartbreaking and I seriously hope I can read this next week.

What the Spell Cover

WHAT THE SPELL by Brittany Geragotelis will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 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 & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 336 pages.

WHAT THE SPELL is the first book in the author’s Life’s a Witch series. The second book in the series, LIFE’S A WITCH, is slated for release on July 9, 2013 and the third book in the series, THE WITCH IS BACK, is slated for release in January 2014.

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WHAT THE SPELL is such a fun, easy-to-read and delightful book. I am so stoked that it’s releasing this week and that the finished version will download to my Kindle on Monday Midnight.

I don’t want to talk too much more about this book as I have read it and will be reviewing it this week on the blog. But I will just say that I loved getting to meet Brooklyn and getting to see just how accessing her powers changes her life.

WHAT THE SPELL was a super quick one-sit-read for me. It was the perfect escape with writing and characters I adored. And I can’t wait to read the other books in the series.

Stolen Nights

STOLEN NIGHTS by Rebecca Maizel will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 320 pages.

STOLEN NIGHTS is the second book in author Rebecca Maizel’s Vampire Queen series.

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I feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime and a half for this second book in the author’s Vampire Queen series. I’d waited ages for the first book to be released in eBook format and then heard that this sequel was delayed. So I decided to wait to read book one until after STOLEN NIGHTS was released so that I didn’t have to wait.

Well, the wait is just about over. And I’m dying to dive into this series whose description for the first book had me desperate to get my hands on it. The opening quote made me melt – “‘Throughout all my histories, I found no one I loved more than you… no one.’”

Those first lines broke my heart – “Those were some of Rhode’s last words to me. The last time he would pronounce his love. The last time I would see his face.”

So, yes, as you can imagine I’ve been just dying to meet Lenah Beaudonte. To find out why Rhode sacrificed himself for her. To learn how she could possibly fall in love with Justin when someone like Rhode had done what he’d done for her.

And you can imagine just how tough it’s been to wait for this sequel, whose description I will not take a peek at.

But now that both books are out, I cannot wait to dive in and find out for myself just what happens. And I plan on doing that in the next few weeks because I’ve waited long enough.

Asunder

ASUNDER by Jodi Meadows will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 416 pages.

ASUNDER is the second book in author Jodi Meadows Newsoul series. The third book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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I have not yet read the first book in the Newsouls series but I’ve been told that I absolutely must read it and that I just had to get book two, ASUNDER. And so I pre-ordered it for my Kindle.

I haven’t yet met newsoul Ana. I haven’t found out why a soul just vanished when she was born. I haven’t learned whether she was a nosoul or responsible for the attack on Heart. And I haven’t yet met Sam and found out whether they only have one lifetime to be together.

But I just had to take a peek at the description for ASUNDER. I just couldn’t resist.

I am so curious to find out just what darksouls are. I am anxious to find out why Ana’s presence is a “reminder of unstoppable changes.” And I’m nervous about whether Ana will be able to believe in Sam’s feelings for her and what will happen if she doesn’t.

This series sounds absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to get the chance to read both books. The descriptions alone makes these books sound like must reads for me and I hope to read them both in February or March.

Prodigy

PRODIGY by Marie Lu will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 384 pages.

PRODIGY is the second book in author Marie Lu’s Legend series. The third book, as yet untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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Marie Lu’s series is yet another one I haven’t started on. I own book one and just had to pre-order PRODIGY for my collection. Mainly because everyone says this series is amazing and I don’t want to be the very last person to read it. Although I won’t be diving in until book three’s release, so that I won’t have to wait between books and can experience this series all at once.

There is something very reminiscent of The Hunger Games with these books – perhaps it’s the militaristic dystopian setting and the books’ covers. Which may be the reason why I wasn’t instantly drawn to the stories. But I did take a peek at the writing in LEGEND and from that alone I know that they’ll be books I will easily devour.

I just don’t want to have to suffer the wait between releases. I want to read June and Day’s story from beginning to end without pause. I want to find out what life is like in the Republic without having to leave the world. And I want to see whether they will be able to “change the nation” and “give voice to a people silenced for too long” without having to hang off the side of a cliff for a year before I get those answers.

I’m just not entirely sure I will be able to wait.

Til the World Ends

‘TIL THE WORLD ENDS by Julie Kagawa, Ann Aguirre and Karen Duvall will be released in the U.S. on January 29, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harlequin Luna, the print edition is 368 pages.

‘TIL THE WORLD END contains three stories – DAWN OF EDEN by Julie Kagawa, a prequel novella in her Blood of Eden series, THISTLE & THORNE by Ann Aguirre and SUN STORM by Karen Duvall.

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I pre-ordered this book not realizing at the time that there were three short stories contained within. But I’ve since read the descriptions for all three that comprise ‘TIL THE WORLD ENDS and I cannot wait until it downloads this week.

While I haven’t yet read the first book in Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series, I love the sound of this prequel, DAWN OF EDEN. This virus, the Red Lung, sounds horrific and I’m so curious to find out just what “strange things are happening to the remains of the dead.”

Ann Aguirre’s story THISTLE & THORNE sounds awesome. I can’t wait to see what “evil plot” Mari Thistle and Thorne Goodman have to face in this world that has become a “vast chemical wasteland.” I know from taking a peek at Ann Aguirre’s ENCLAVE the worlds she creates are amazing, so I am super excited to read this short story by the author.

And SUN STORM by Karen Duvall sounds so wildly different and exciting. I love this power that she’s given her character Sarah Daggot. The idea of Kinetics – those “with the power to sense coming storms” – sounds wicked awesome. And I cannot wait to read just how they attempt to battle against the sun.

Other Books of Note

Prey

THE PREY (The Hunt #2) by Andrew Fukuda

Pub. Date: January 29, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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UPDATE

THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS COVER

THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS by A.R. Kahler

Pub. Date: January 29, 2013

Publisher: 47North

(AMAZON)

The print edition and completed Kindle eBook edition of THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS are releasing this week. As I’d already purchased – and nearly finished – the serial eBook edition I’ve listed it here.

And I just have to say that this book is AWESOME!

END OF UPDATE

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This is a HUGE week for releases. I have eight books pre-ordered and am so very tempted to purchase Andrew Fukuda’s book, too. While I’ve read two of the books I have on order, that leaves six for the TBR pile. And as a few of them have previous books in the series that are still on the TBR pile, that means a LOT more reading if I want to catch up.

I am desperately hoping I can read Kristin Hallbrook’s NOBODY BUT US in the next couple of weeks, but as I am already so very far behind on my reads for the year it may be a couple weeks beyond that.

And I’m battling the urge to read INFINITE DAYS and STOLEN NIGHTS right now. Because that description… oh… my… gosh… I’m just dying to read them both right now…. Well, on Tuesday when I get my hands on book two, that is.

And I have this total morbid curiosity about THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER even though it totally sounds like it will give me nightmares.

With eight new books being added to my collection I think I need to follow Parajunkee’s advice once more about the reading more and talking less. And I hope to do more of the one and less of the other this week because there are some awesome new books being added to my collection.

But what about you? Do you have any new releases getting added to your collection that you’re as excited for as I am for mine? Is PRODIGY or ASUNDER a book you’ve been desperately waiting to read but have had to suffer a long wait to get your hands on it? And are you as excited and sad, all at once, about reading and then saying goodbye to the Angelfire series when you read SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE?

I’d love to know what books you’re most excited for this week. And I hope you’ll have some awesome new additions for your collection this week and that it will be a happy reading week ahead!

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!

5 Responses to “Book Watch: Releasing This Week #109”

  1. Jennifer K says:

    I absolutely cannot wait to read Asunder and Prodigy!

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      I am so glad that I’m behind on those series and I really want to wait until book three is closer to release for both. But they just sound so incredibly awesome. And if everyone starts buzzing about them I don’t know if I’ll be able to resist the urge to start them.

  2. My copy of Shadows In The Silence has shipped and I can not wait to read it!!!!! I cant wait for Prodigy either. So many great books and so little time :)

    • Fiktshun009 says:

      Oh awesome!!!! I was supposed to get my copy of SitS but UPS never showed up. I think they might have left the package in the front office. Which means I have to try again tomorrow. I hate when they get too lazy to stop by at the door. :( There are really so many amazing books and I never have nearly enough time to read even a small percentage of them. :(

  3. ASUNDER
    ASUNDER
    OH MY CLOUDS!!
    I didn’t know it was releasing this week!!
    I stink!!!
    I NEED this book in my life!! T_T

    I need me some mittens and a heart tower… because I’m creepy and like to scare myself to death since scary movies don’t do the trick anymore…
    And I NEED to know what the HECK was that ENDING to Incarnate!!!

    I CANNOT TAKE IT!!!

    -and that’s the only book I’m commenting about because if not… My comment would be eternal and we don’t want that… Right?-

    Because I could just say….
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    Angelfire’s last book… -_- I’ve only read book 1 :P

    And… NOBODY BUT US…. oh god my heart… Nope… I won’t do this…

    I DID NOT Just WENT BACK TO CHECK THE BOOKS THAT ARE RELEASING THIS WEEK AGAIN… I REFUSE to acknowledge my weakness….

    OKAY OKAY
    I
    DID….
    STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT…
    Oh god… Asunder T_T

    Where’s a bookstore when you need one X_X

    #1Stalker

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