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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #140

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 September 3rd-September 9th that I have pre-ordered.

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

A paperback edition will be released on September 17, 2013.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 432 pages.

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I am such a huge fan of author Holly Black that anytime she releases a new book I’ll automatically pre-order it. But THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN would have been on my pre-order list regardless, as it sounds awesome.

Any story that’s described as being about “rage and revenge” and “guilt and horror” and “love and loathing” is one that will appeal to me. And any story that promises such a fascinating world of walled cities housing quarantined humans and monsters is one I just have to check out.

I’m curious to know what happened in Tana’s Coldtown, why her ex is infected and just what this mysterious boy’s secret is. As I have avoided any and all ratings and reviews for this book I have no idea what its reception is, but I cannot wait to read it and hopefully fall in love with it later this week.

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All Our Yesterdays

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ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Disney-Hyperion, the print edition is 368 pages.

ALL OUR YESTERDAYS is the first book in author Cristin Terrill’s Cassandra Chronicles. The second book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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Since the moment I first saw ALL OUR YESTERDAYS on NetGalley I knew that this would be a book I’d want in my collection. Even before I got the chance to take a peek at it for review I pre-ordered it.

And while I did receive an eARC, I only just got the chance to start reading it. But what little I did read leads me to believe that I’m going to love this book. Yes, right from the start it was just so easy to get caught up in the story, which for me typically means that it will be a book I adore.

I love stories involving time travel and can’t wait to find out if what I think is going to be revealed based upon the description is actually going to happen. I have my suspicions, but as they are potentially spoiler-y I don’t even want to voice them here.

I hope to finish reading this today, so I’ll know whether I was wrong or right, but as I’ve heard whispers about the impact this book had on readers, I have a feeling….

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Takedown

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TAKEDOWN by Allison van Diepen will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 288 pages.

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I’ve been a fan of Allison van Diepen for quite a long while and I can’t wait to add TAKEDOWN to my collection this week. I love that this author writes stories that are dark and gritty and I’m excited that this newest release sounds like one of those stories.

It’s not often that I read stories about characters that serve as informants to the police. I don’t typically read books about drug rings, turf wars or vendettas. And I rarely read these types of stories where it’s a teen that’s the central character.

But I am curious about what happens to Darren and whether he’ll be able to do what he needs to do for the police and still keep Jessica safe. The description promises a story that is “fast-paced” and I can’t wait to check it out in a couple of weeks.

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Conjured

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CONJURED by Sarah Beth Durst will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Walker Children’s, the print edition is 368 pages.

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I love author Sarah Beth Durst’s writing and I can’t wait to add CONJURED to my collection this week. I just recently received an eARC for review, though I’ll probably end up reading the finished copy on my Kindle.

The description promises a story that sounds dark, creepy and totally awesome. A magic-wielding serial killer, a hidden but horrifying memory, terrifying visions and dreams that sound more like nightmares.

I cannot wait to meet Eve and find out just why she’s dreaming of “a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin.” I can’t wait to find out just what dark memory she’s hiding and what truth might be “more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.”

If I don’t get the chance to read CONJURED this week, I’m definitely going to try and sneak a read in next week, because this sounds way too amazing to keep on the pile.

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Scorched

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SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Sourcebooks Fire, the print edition is 352 pages.

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I love Mari Mancusi’s Blood Coven series and I can’t wait for my pre-order of SCORCHED to download. It was one of those books I automatically purchased because I adore the author’s writing, but after having read the description I’m super excited to check it out.

I have always loved stories about dragons, whether they’re ones where the dragons should be protected or ones where they should be destroyed. And I’m curious to find out whether the dragon in SCORCHED is worthy of Trinity’s protection.

I am also curious as to why Trinity is hearing a voice in her head and what that means for her in this story. Based upon the description I have a feeling this story will be told from three POVs – Trinity, Connor and Caleb – and I can’t wait to meet them all.

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 Eternity

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ETERNITY by Elizabeth Miles will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 336 pages.

ETERNITY is the third and final book in author Elizabeth Miles’ The Fury Trilogy.

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I own the previous books in this series but I have yet to get the chance to read them. Now that this third and final book in the trilogy, ETERNITY, is releasing this week and will be downloading to my Kindle on Monday Midnight I hope to be able to read the entire series back-to-back-to-back.

I can’t wait to meet Em and Crow and JD. I can’t wait to find out just what games the Furies are playing. And I can’t wait to find out just what is happening with Emily – yes, I took a peek at the description.

The description mentions “secrets and revenge” and “desperate measures” and “fateful choices” and I cannot wait to find out how all of these things come together in this final book in the series. And I can’t wait to see whether Emily will be saved or whether the Furies will be victorious.

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Sweet Legacy

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SWEET LEGACY by Tera Lynn Childs will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 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, the print edition is 384 pages.

SWEET LEGACY is the third, and final, book in author Tera Lynn Child’s Medusa Girls trilogy.

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I did not know this was only a trilogy when I pre-ordered SWEET LEGACY. While I have yet to get the chance to read either of the previous books in this series I own them both and can’t wait to read this series in its entirety.

When the first book in the series was released I managed to read the first few chapters so I knew I’d enjoy it. I just didn’t get the chance to finish, even after book two was released. But now that the series is available to read from start to finish I am super excited to read it all at once.

I can’t wait to meet Grace, Gretchen and Greer. I love Greek mythology and cannot wait to discover this author’s interpretation of the myths. As I haven’t read the description for SWEET LEGACY I don’t know what will be happening to the characters in this final book. I don’t even know if this series is told in multiple points of view or if each book is told from a different character POV.

But I love surprises and I can’t wait to be surprised by this series, hopefully, next month.

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Eternal

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ETERNAL by Kristi Cook will be released in the U.S. on September 3, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 416 pages.

ETERNAL is the third, and final, book in author Krist Cook’s Haven trilogy.

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I am so behind on this series by Kristi Cook, a situation I must remedy. I read the first book when it was released and loved it, but when the sequel was released a bit later I didn’t have the time to pick it up, though I do own it and plan on reading it. Especially now that ETERNAL, the final book in the series, is set to download to my Kindle this week.

I can’t wait to find out just what has been happening with Violet and Aidan. The description for MIRAGE makes me nervous about whether Aidan and Violet have a future together. But it makes me more nervous about whether Aidan even has a future.

I have no idea what truths will be uncovered in the second book in the series. I have no idea whether Aidan even exists in this third and final book – no I didn’t read the description. But this book’s title, ETERNAL, gives me a little bit of hope that maybe, just maybe, he does.

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Gold

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GOLD by Talia Vance will be released in the U.S. on September 8, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in paperback format at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE. (The eBook is available as of today, September 1st.)

Published by Flux, the print edition is 408 pages.

GOLD is the second book in author Talia Vance’s Bandia series. No information is yet available about a sequel.

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I was so surprised when GOLD downloaded to my Kindle on the 1st. I forgot that sometimes this publisher makes the electronic copies available a week before release date on Amazon. But I am super thrilled to have the finished copy in my collection.

I had the chance to read GOLD super early and fell madly in love with it when I read it way back when. I never thought I’d have been as okay as I was becoming Team Austin, especially after that thing with the horse in SILVER, but the author made it just so easy in this book.

As is typical, as I have already spotlighted GOLD for my Book Watch post a couple of weeks ago, I won’t ramble on about it here. But I will just say that this sequel was amazing and a little bit heartbreaking. And if a third book isn’t on the horizon I think it will kill me. Because I am not at all ready to say goodbye to these characters.

Although I have already read GOLD, I do plan on re-reading it soon. I also plan on re-reading SILVER. They are two books that are totally guilt-free guilty pleasure reads and I cannot wait to rediscover them, hopefully, at the end of this month.

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The Truth About You and Me

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THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU & ME by Amanda Grace will be released in the U.S. on September 8, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in paperback format at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE. (The eBook is available as of today, September 1st.)

Published by Flux, the print edition is 264 pages.

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I was super surprised when I saw that THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU & ME downloaded to my Kindle on the 1st. I’d forgotten I pre-ordered it and that this publisher releases the eBooks a week prior to the stated publication date.

But I cannot wait to read this story told in letters. I am curious as to whether I’ll feel heartbroken for these characters or disturbed by the fact that Bennett can’t recognize just how young Madelyn truly is. I suppose it might depend on just how wide the age gap is between the two.

The description already reveals that it is an ill-fated love story and with the fact that there is an apology I’m curious as to just how much trouble Bennett will be in. It leads off with the line that “[s]mart girls aren’t supposed to do stupid things” but at sixteen I can’t imagine how much of a choice Madelyn had about falling in love.

I am more curious to see how I’ll react to this story of forbidden romance as an adult. I know as a teen I would have seen it as romantic and tragic and would not have seen anything wrong with an older man in a position of authority falling in love with a young girl. Now I’m not sure I’ll be able to look past the fact that Bennett should have known better in order to be able to connect with this story, even if I could relate to Madelyn.

And because I’m wildly curious, I may just have to read THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU & ME later this week.

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Other Books of Note

Starry Nights

STARRY NIGHTS by Daisy Whitney

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Social Code

THE SOCIAL CODE (The Start-up #1) by Sadie Hayes

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The 100

THE 100 by Kass Morgan

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Dead is Just a Dream

DEAD IS JUST A DREAM (Dead Is #8) by Marlene Perez

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Two Lies and a Spy

TWO LIES AND A SPY by Kat Carlton

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Ghost in the Glass House

THE GHOST IN THE GLASS HOUSE by Carey Wallace

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Clarion Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Are You Experienced

ARE YOU EXPERIENCED? by Jordan Sonnenblick

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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When the World Was Flat

WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT by Ingrid Jonach

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Strange Chemistry

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Dead Ends

DEAD ENDS by Erin Jade Lange

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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I Am Alice

THE LAST APPRENTICE: I AM ALICE (Wardstone Chronicles #12) by Joseph Delaney

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Leap of Faith

LEAP OF FAITH by Jamie Blair

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Outside

THE OUTSIDE (Hallowed Ones #2) by Laura Bickle

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Project Cain

PROJECT CAIN by Geoffrey Girard

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Bind-up: Cracked Up To Be & Some Girls Are

What Goes Around

WHAT GOES AROUND by Courtney Summers

Pub. Date: September 6, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Somebody Up There Hates You

SOMEBODY UP THERE HATES YOU by Hollis Seamon

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Projection

PROJECTION by Risa Green

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Soho Teen

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Lord of Opium

THE LORD OF OPIUM (Matteo Alacran #2) by Nancy Farmer

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Athaneum Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Into That Forest

INTO THAT FOREST by Louis Nowra

Pub. Date: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Skyscape

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Night Witches

NIGHT WITCHES by L.J. Adlington

Pub. Date: September 5, 2013

Publisher: Hodder Children’s Books

(AMAZON)

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With ten books pre-ordered and nineteen other books releasing this week, a few of which I just know I’m going to order, this week is almost as insane as last week.

I am now officially buried under books.

And with eight of those pre-orders in the TBR pile and one book currently being read, I don’t think I’ll find myself unburied for a long, long time.

Last week I thought I’d only be adding six books to my collection this week. I was so very, very wrong. And with so many more books releasing in September and October that I’m excited to read, I don’t know if I’ll ever get caught up.

I’d like to say that in 2014 I’ll try to avoid discovering any new debut authors. But if I made that promise to myself, it’s one I know I’d break the instant a new book caught my eye. So I’m not going to even bother.

But I may just have to try and wish list a few books in the coming years if I keep blogging rather than ordering them all for “someday.” Because, at the rate I’m going, I’m not sure if someday will be any day soon.

For now, though, I shall continue to buy every book my heart desires even if that desire exceeds my ability to read those books in the very near future.

Anyway… If you’ve been as eager to read THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN as I’ve been or if there are any other of this week’s releases that you’ve been dying to read, I’d love to know!

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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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4 Responses to “Book Watch: Releasing This Week #140”

  1. Sydney says:

    I am really excited for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown! I love Holly Black’s books. The 100 also looks really good and the t.v. show for it looks interesting too!

  2. Playing Jokers says:

    Great list! I hear you on stopping the preordering. Since the beginning of summer, I have stopped buying and requesting books until I feel like I have caught up with those already I have. The problem is that means I miss out on reading some books while they’re ‘hot’ and will have to visit them once they’ve been out for a few months. But I only have one pair of eyes and ears! :)

  3. hollybindurham says:

    I am ready to read CONJURED pretty much right NOW!! Alas, I am not working right now so we are on one salary for me, my husband, and our 5yo son, so I have to be careful about pre-ordering (well, anytime-ordering, really!) books because I. Go. Crazy. I am a constant presence at my local library, and it’s great because the branch I go to that’s closest to my house is known as the one that’s best for kids and teens!! (NOT a teen myself, of course, just love their huge selection of YA and MG ;) and also picture books for my son.) However, I recently won 2 Amazon gift card giveaways for $140 total, which was awesomely perfect timing because mid-August through mid-October has some of my most-anticipated books being published!!

    My #1 most-anticipated book this year is ALL OUR YESTERDAYS, which I have been waiting for for sooooo long!! I got the finished copy on Tuesday and it is so gorgeous — and well worth the wait!! A friend had also lent me her ARC, so I read it in two or three days and finished it on Sunday (with some huge, massive, ugly cries there at the end!!). Did you finish it yet? Did you LOVE it?! It was amazing, and I already know it’s my favorite book of the year. Period. I also pre-ordered SCORCHED — I’ve been reading fantasy and everything I can get my hands on about dragons for about 30-35 years!! – and that came in the mail yesterday. It is probably my favorite cover of the year! Make sure you take off the dust jacket and look – and feel! – underneath!!

    I hope you enjoy all of the amazing books you got this week! As hard as it is to keep up sometimes (especially for me, as I read so much slower than before I had a kid), I’d rather it be an abundance of excellent YA (and MG…and adult ;)) options than to face the opposite. No one can complain about not having enough to choose from, that’s for sure!!

  4. GOLD!!!
    GOLD!!
    GOOOOOOLLLLLLDDDD!!!
    GGGGGGGGOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!

    And T_T yeah, pretty much every single book that released this week :'(

    Why isn’t life fair!!!! wHY!!!!!! WHY!!!!

    You’re practically torturing me with this post might as well drive a knife through my heart :(

    #1stalker

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