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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #127

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 June 4th-June 10th that I have pre-ordered.

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Elegy

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ELEGY by Tara Hudson releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 400 pages.

ELEGY is the third and final book in author Tara Hudson’s Hereafter trilogy.

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I’m both happy and sad that ELEGY is releasing this week. I have been waiting for its release to get caught up on the series. But now that it has, I’m not sure I’m ready for it to end.

I did end up reading the description – I couldn’t help myself – and it makes me nervous that maybe Amelia and Joshua won’t get their happily ever afterlife after all. The description mentions “impossible choices” and fighting back, so I’m still going to hold out hope for them both.

I adored the first book in this series, I thought there was a sweetness to it, an innocence, and I cannot wait to find out how this series ends… well, just as soon as I’m able to make myself say goodbye, that is.

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Phoenix

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PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 368 pages.

PHOENIX is the second book in author Elizabeth Richards’ Black City trilogy. The third and final book, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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I only recently read BLACK CITY and I loved the world the author created with the Darklings and Purian Rose. And I loved that the story switched POVs between Ash and Natalie.

I’d hoped to read PHOENIX before its release, but wasn’t able to, but I will definitely be reading it this week. Because I really want to know what happens after that shocking finish to book one.

The description promises an even darker book than the first. And things in the United Sentry States definitely seem to have gotten more chaotic. But what makes me the most anxious is that it talks of a heartbreaking love story.

So, of course, I cannot wait to read this middle book in the trilogy.

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The Elementals

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THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harcourt Children’s Books, the print edition is 304 pages.

THE ELEMENTALS is the third book in author Saundra Mitchell’s The Vespertine series.

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I loved Saundra Mitchell’s THE VESPERTINE. And while I am not quite caught up on this series there is no way I wouldn’t add THE ELEMENTALS to my collection this week.

I love how each book in this series involves a new main character. And I cannot wait to meet Kate Witherspoon in this book… and Julian Birch.

I’m curious to see exactly what their powers entail and how they manage to “triumph over death, and over time.” And I’m even more curious to find out what price they’ll have to pay.

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The Testing

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THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 352 pages.

THE TESTING is the first book in author Joelle Charbonneau’s new series of the same name. The second book in the series, INDEPENDENT STUDY, is slated for release on January 7, 2014. A prequel novella, THE TESTING GUIDE, was released in April.

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I hadn’t heard of THE TESTING until Jaime of Two Chicks on Books told me I had to read it and that it was a must read book. As I hadn’t had an early copy I took her advice and pre-ordered it without actually having read the description.

But now that I have I’m super excited to own it and even more excited to read it. I love the idea that in this future friends could just as easily be enemies and that the planet is a “charred wasteland.”

I love that there are a “chosen few” who must pass a test in order to have the chance at a promising future but that this test might have a darker side. And I can’t wait to meet Cia and Tomas and find out whether Cia chooses “love without truth or life without trust.”

I am now so intrigued by this description I might just have to try and sneak it in later this week.

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Siege and Storm

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SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 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 Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 448 pages.

SIEGE AND STORM is the second full-length book in author Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha series. The third book, RUIN AND RISING, is slated for release in 2014. There are currently three novellas in this series: THE WITCH OF DUVA, THE TAILOR and THE TOO-CLEVER FOX.

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I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series. I even had my hands on an early copy of SIEGE AND STORM due to a trade but passed it on when I knew I wouldn’t get to read the first book in the series before its release.

But I definitely plan on reading this series – I own book one already – so I just had to purchase this second book in the series for when I do get the chance to dive in.

This series sounds epic and a bit different from many of the books I typically read. But I am so very curious to meet Alina and Mal and see what being a Sun Summoner means and just what Alina’s destiny is.

The description mentions a choice between country, power and love and I can’t wait to find out which one Alina chooses in this second book.

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Tidal

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TIDAL by Amanda Hocking releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 352 pages.

TIDAL is the third book in author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series. The fourth and final full-length book, ELEGY, is slated for release on August 6, 2013.

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I am super stoked that TIDAL releases today. I had it pre-ordered for my Kindle but I can’t wait for the print edition to be delivered so that it can join the first two books on my book towers.

I already rambled on quite a bit in my Book Watch post the other week, so I won’t go on and on here. This post is long enough already. But I will just say it sounds like things for Gemma are getting even more dangerous and dire so I can’t wait to find out what happens.

Though I may read it closer to the release of ELEGY this August, so I won’t have to suffer from a potential cliffhanger ending.

And I just have to add that this is my favorite cover of the series so far. It seems so much darker than its predecessors, which makes me just a little bit nervous about the direction of this third book.

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The Keep

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THE KEEP by Veronica Wolff releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by NAL Trade, the print edition is 336 pages.

THE KEEP is the fourth book in author Veronica Wolff’s The Watchers series.

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I only recently learned that THE KEEP was releasing this week so I ran to Amazon to pre-order it for my Kindle. I am majorly behind on this series but I own every single book and definitely plan on reading them all in a marathon read one of these days.

While I’m not caught up on this series I have read each and every one of the descriptions – I just couldn’t help myself – and I can’t wait to read this installment. It talks of vengeance, deceits and a castle from which the living don’t return.

It also mentions that there may be someone else out for revenge other than Drew. Someone after her.

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Abandon

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ABANDON by Elana Johnson releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 464 pages.

ABANDON is the third book in author Elana Johnson’s Possession series.

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I have not yet met Vi, Jag and Zenn but I own all the books in this series and I’m so excited to meet them all now that ABANDON has released. And having read the description for this third book in the series, I think it may be the most exciting one yet.

I’m so very curious who the traitor is and if his choices bring about the “total destruction” of what Vi has fought for. And I’m super curious to see if Vi, Jag and Zenn are able to work together to help the Resistance.

I seriously love the first three lines of the description. If I hadn’t been sold on this series already, they would have won me over. And they make me even more anxious to read each book and find out whether Vi, Jag and Zenn are successful or if their efforts end in failure.

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Soul Taken

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SOUL TAKEN by Katlyn Duncan releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in eBook format only. It is currently available to order online in eBook format at AMAZON.

The eBook is published by Carina.

SOUL TAKEN is the first book in author Katlyn Duncan’s The Life After trilogy.

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I very recently learned of SOUL TAKEN by Katlyn Duncan. But with its amazing cover and interesting premise I just had to pre-order it for my Kindle. And I’m super excited to read it.

Even though it’s the first book in the series, because it’s releasing in eBook format only, I won’t have to wait ages for the next installment. Which makes me very, very happy. Because I do not love waiting.

However, I do love the idea that Maggie is a Soul Collector who gets caught in the body of a “mean girl.” I am super curious to see just what life will be like for her in the human world, whether she’ll be able to save the girl’s soul and whether she’ll be able to free her own.

Other Books of Note

Not a YA title (I pre-ordered)
Gameboard of the Gods

GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Dutton Adult

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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An eNovella (I pre-ordered)

A Dawn Most Wicked

A DAWN MOST WICKED (Something Strange and Deadly #0.5) by Susan Dennard

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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PODs

PODs by Michelle Pickett

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Moon and More

THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Viking Juvenile

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Impossibility of Tomorrow

THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW (Incarnation #2) by Avery Williams

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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You Look Different In Real Life

YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE by Jennifer Castle

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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When You Were Here

WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Wall

THE WALL by William Sutcliffe

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Walker Childrens

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Confderates Don't Wear Couture

CONFEDERATES DON’T WEAR COUTURE (Pilgrims #2) by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Graphia

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Style: "Porcelain vivid"

OVER YOU by Amy Reed

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Stormbringers

STORMBRINGERS (Order of Darkness #2) by Philippa Gregory

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Compliance

COMPLIANCE (Dust Chronicles #2) by Maureen McGowan

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Skyscape

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Tides

TIDES by Betsy Cornwell

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Clarion Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Academy Game On

THE ACADEMY: GAME ON by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Dusk

DUSK by Eve Edwards

Pub. Date: June 6, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.

(AMAZON)

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Letting Ana Go

LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Insomnia

INSOMNIA (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson

Pub. Date: June 8, 2013

Publisher: Flux

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Gloss

GLOSS by Marilyn Kaye

Pub. Date: June 6, 2013

Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

(AMAZON)

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Underneath

UNDERNEATH by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Pub. Date: June 8, 2013

Publisher: Flux

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Previously self-published

Breathe

BREATHE (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Reprint Edition

Sun-Kissed

SUN-KISSED (Beach Lane #3) by Melissa de la Cruz

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Reprint Edition

Crazy-Hot

CRAZY-HOT (Beach Lane #4) by Melissa de la Cruz

Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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This week is more than insane with the number of books releasing. I am not going to say much here as I think I’ve already said more than enough already. But I’m super excited to read Richelle Mead’s new novel and check out Susan Dennard’s eNovella, both of which I pre-ordered.

And I’m likely going to end up purchasing Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE, Avery Williams’ THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW and Jennifer Castle’s YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE.

Though I’m glad I didn’t pre-order them or I would never have finished putting together this post. And I’m not sure my Kindle could have handled all the downloads if I had. It was struggling enough when my books started downloading last night. But I’m one second away from clicking the links to buy those titles right now.

I am hopeful I didn’t miss anything releasing this week. Amazon has been a little sketchy lately and I’m not sure I caught every title. But I didn’t forget any of the ones I had pre-ordered… at least I think I didn’t.

But if there are a few awesome books releasing this week that I missed or ones that I did find that you can’t wait to read, I’d love 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!

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One Response to “Book Watch: Releasing This Week #127”

  1. Jennifer K says:

    I read The Testing and really liked it.

    The book I am most looking forward to is Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead. I absolutely cannot wait to read it.

    I also want to read Abandon/Elana Johnson and Elegy/Tara Hudson.

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