Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.
These are books for the week of August 2nd-August 8th that I have pre-ordered.
Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard is the second book in The Lying Game series. It will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 320 pages.
I first heard about The Lying Game when it was made available for review through NetGalley. I hadn’t read the author’s Pretty Little Liars series, so it was my first introduction to her writing. I thought it was an incredibly fun read and it was one of my earliest reviews here on the blog. My review with the Goodreads description for the first book is here if you’d like to check it out.
I had no idea that it was the first book in a series when I began reading it, but by the end, with the mystery only deepening, I knew that there had to be more.
In this sequel, Sutton Mercer is still trying to figure out who killed her, and now her sister Emma is in danger. All the games that Sutton and her friends played means that there are more suspects and it will be that much harder catch a killer.
I’m not sure when I’ll get to add this to my reading pile, but I’m excited to finally have it download to my Kindle on Tuesday.
To take a long look inside, courtesy of the publisher, CLICK HERE.
Eternal by Gillian Shields is the third book in the Immortal series. It will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, a division of Harper Collins, the print edition is 368 pages.
I’ve had Eternal on pre-order for awhile. I read the first book in the series, Immortal, before I started blogging and I was completely enchanted. I bought the second book, Betrayal, and although I have not yet had the opportunity to read it, it is on my long list of books to be read
Betrayal, like the first book, is told from Evie’s perspective. But Eternal is told from Sarah’s point of view.
In this third book, Sarah Fitzalan tries to keep the sisterhood together as Evie and Helen are no longer as dedicated as they used to be. And with the dark coven readying for an attack, she wants to be prepared.
I really can’t wait to catch up on this series so I can see things from Sarah’s point of view.
The publisher is still offering a peek at the entire first book in the series on their site, HERE.
And to get a long look inside of Eternal, courtesy of the publisher, CLICK HERE.
Published by Walter Childrens, the print edition is 464 pages.
I am not sure where I first heard about this book. It must have been around the blogosphere somewhere, but I’m not exactly sure who brought this to my attention. It might have been when I was offered a copy for trade, but due to missing pages I never got the early copy.
I pre-ordered this book solely based on the cover. I hadn’t even read the description when I clicked the button to order it for my Kindle. But after checking it out on Goodreads I was definitely intrigued.
Being stuck somewhere between here and the hereafter, and revisiting memories of Liz’s life, sounds terribly sad. And the fact that she has no memory of the events surrounding her death is even more tragic. Especially as there may be something more to her death than possibly having become an anorexic like her mother.
I have not yet read anything by this author, but I’m looking forward to her new book and hope to add it to the pile soon.
Dream Dark is a short story in the Beautiful Creatures series by authors Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. It will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in eBook format only. It is available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The eBook is published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.
The second I learned Dream Dark was on Amazon, I immediately pre-ordered it. I heard about this short story on Twitter and couldn’t wait for it to finally be made available to buy. I am a huge fan of the authors and the series and there was no way I’d be missing this short story about Link.
Plus, according to the description there is a sneak peek at the first five chapters of Beautiful Chaos and that is one long look inside I will be devouring.
I am super excited to hear about Link’s transformation after being bitten by a Supernatural and look forward to diving into these beginning chapters of Beautiful Chaos in the next week or two.
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Hyperion Books for Children, a division of the Disney Book Group, the print edition is 288 pages.
The Near Witch is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.
I heard about this book ages ago. And as soon as it was made available to pre-order for my Kindle, I did. Although The Near Witch wasn’t one of my original twelve selections for the Debut Author Challenge, it was on my must reads list.
I had a chance to get an early copy through a trade and an eARC from Netgalley, but only just got to read it last week. And I loved it. Still do as a matter of fact. As I’ll be posting my review this week, I won’t go into too much detail here, but this is definitely a must read debut book.
A childhood bedtime story, a mysterious boy who appears on the moors and a hunt for missing children. Just how all of these connect and where the truth lies is the puzzle that Lexi needs to solve.
As always I’m curious to see what differences there are between the early copy and the finished copy and I’m hoping to get a chance to re-read it soon and find out.
Blood Ties by Mari Mancusi is the sixth book in the Blood Coven Vampire series. It will be released in the U.S. on August 2, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. (To pre-order the eBook from B&N, click here.)
Published by Berkley Trade, the print edition is 256 pages.
I’ve been stalking this book’s release since before its predecessor, Night School, was released. I’ve been a huge fan of this series and look forward to catching up on Sunny and Rayne’s adventures with each new book.
I won’t go into too much detail as I recently spotlighted this in my Book Watch post, but Blood Ties is told from Sunny’s perspective. And it seems there may be a love triangle, as Sunny is developing feelings for Jayden. I really hope that’s not the case, because Sunny and Magnus are just so perfect for each other. I guess I’ll have to read it to find out. Also as expected, Slayer Inc. is back and, if the description is to be believed, not everyone may make it out unharmed.
I will be making room for this on the pile in the next couple of weeks as this is just one of those quick, fun reads that always make you smile – even with a few loose ends, dark turns and an ending that leaves you wondering what will happen next.
Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink is the final book in the Prophecy of the Sisters Trilogy. It will be released in the U.S. on August 3, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 368 pages.
I discovered this series long before I started blogging and ended up reading the first two books in the series back-to-back last summer. I added this final book in the series to my pre-orders just as soon as it was made available in eBook format, but I am considering buying the hardcover as this is my favorite cover of the series. Plus, I had won signed copies of the first two books in a charitable auction, so it seems odd not to have a complete set of printed books, even if one isn’t signed.
I wanted to re-read the books before Circle of Fire‘s release, but haven’t yet received my signed copies, so it might be a few weeks before I get the chance. I am excited to get caught up with everything that’s happened to Lia and Alice and to find out whether or not Lia is able to end the Prophecy once and for all. I just hope that things end well for both sisters, but as the description says “bittersweet” I am really nervous that there will be an unhappy ending for one of them.
And yes, this is yet another series that comes to a close. I hope I don’t end up putting this at the bottom of the pile along with all other final series books I’m not ready to see end.
I am actually completely stunned – six-and-a-half books. I had no idea so many books were releasing this week that I have on pre-order. I thought August was a light month for releases and though I sort of knew all these books were releasing this month, I really only thought I had three books pre-ordered for the week. I was clearly wrong.
It’s kind of a reverse of last week, where I thought a lot more books were releasing. Of course I took a peek at next week’s releases and I have practically nothing pre-ordered, which might be a good thing. But I have a feeling I might find one or two new books to purchase.
I’m curious to see whether next week is a one book release week for me. It’ll be a first here on the blog since I started these weekly posts and I haven’t quite figured out how to handle a release week with fewer than three books. I guess I’ll find out next week…
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!Read More