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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #74

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 May 29th-June 4th that I have pre-ordered.


Dreamless by Josephine Angelini will be released in the U.S. on May 29, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 496 pages.

Dreamless is the second book in the Starcrossed series by author Josephine Angelini. The third book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2013.


I am so excited that Dreamless is releasing this week. I have got to get a hard copy and somehow find a way to get it signed to match my signed copy of Starcrossed. I absolutely adore this series. And I ended up reading Dreamless super early because I just couldn’t wait.

But I’m dying to read it again. Because I read it ages ago. And I miss Helen and Lucas. Though…. Oh no. I probably shouldn’t talk about Helen and Lucas because of what happened. But, I love the mythology in this sequel. And Helen’s trips into the Underworld are absolutely fascinating. And of course I’m terribly worried about Orion.

Even still, I am excited that Dreamless is releasing this week, because that means it’s that much closer to the release of the next book in the series so I can find out what happens. Because the way things ended is completely and totally torturous.

Between the Furies, Hades, the difficult situation that Helen and Lucas find themselves in, all those things that were left up in the air at the end of Starcrossed, and now with this new complication, Orion, this sequel is definitely one I can’t wait to have on my Kindle this week.

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London will be released in the U.S. on May 29, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 368 pages.

Darkness Before Dawn is the first book in this new series of the same name by authors J.A. London.


I have had Darkness Before Dawn pre-ordered for my Kindle for ages and I can’t believe it’s finally releasing this week. I was fortunate to receive an ARC through a trade so I did manage to read and review it already, but I want to have this eBook for my collection.

I love the idea of a dystopian society in which vampires are in control. And this first book in the new trilogy is a quick and entertaining read that offers a peek at this dark and exciting future.

With a yummy character like Victor and a build-up to a ending that will definitely leave readers hanging off a cliff, Darkness Before Dawn is a great addition to the genre and one I’m super stoked to own this week.

Dark Frost by Jennifer Estep will be released in the U.S. on May 29, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Kensington, the print edition is 336 pages.

Dark Frost is the third full-length book in the Mythos Academy series by author Jennifer Estep. Crimson Frost, the fourth book in the series, is slated for release in 2013.


I have not yet read this series but own the first two books and have this third book pre-ordered to download this week. I have wanted to meet Gwen Frost for what seems like forever and find out just what goes on at Mythos Academy. And I really hope to catch up on the series this summer.

I heard the Mythos Academy series is awesome and Gwen’s magical ability sounds totally wicked. And while I haven’t read the previous books, I did take a peek at the description. I just couldn’t resist.

And Dark Frost sounds just as action-packed as the earlier books. It seems the Reapers are after a dagger that Gwen’s mom hid. A dagger that they think she knows the location of, but they’re wrong. And she won’t be able to track it down using her ability, which makes things really dangerous for her.

I can’t wait to find out whether she is able to win the fight against the Reapers, or at least find the dagger they’re looking for. And I’m curious to see if things are still going well for her and Logan Quinn by this story’s end. The title for the next book in the series makes me just a little nervous about how things end and I hope to find out soon.

Keep Holding On by Susane Colasanti will be released in the U.S. on May 31, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Viking Children’s, the print edition is 216 pages.


I can’t believe I almost missed the chance to pre-order Keep Holding On. I wanted to pre-order it for my Kindle back in February, but it wasn’t available. But thanks to Giselle of Xpresso Reads who tweeted her Fresh Batch post on Friday, I saw that it was releasing this week and immediately headed over to Amazon to order it.

I have three of the author’s books already on my Kindle, one I read prior to becoming a blogger, and have been keeping an eye on the author’s new releases ever since.

This story sounds absolutely heartrending and I can’t wait to read it and meet Noelle. The description reveals it’s a story about bullying and neglect and survival. Yet it promises to be “romantic and empowering.” It’s been quite some time since I read a contemporary story about real-to-life issues and this one sounds like it has the potential for a happy ending even if there may be some heartbreak and tears along the way.

I very much enjoyed the author’s When It Happens and I can’t wait to check out her newest offering. I definitely plan to read it this summer. Though, hopefully I’ll be able to read it next week.


Yet another week with only four new books being added to my permanent collection. And fortunately only two of those books will be on the TBR pile as I’ve read Dreamless and Darkness Before Dawn already. Although I really want to read Dreamless again….

I’ve been trying to cut back on my book buying, but it hasn’t been successful. Especially since I’ve been going off pile for my reads and buying up already released non-YA book series that I hadn’t had in my collection. Like the remaining books in the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and all the books in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series.

And with a ton of new releases in YA coming out this summer, I’m definitely afraid of hitting that one thousand book milestone on my Kindle. Although, I actually think I might be past that number, as I may have a few in the archives that I haven’t downloaded just so that I don’t have to face that reality quite yet.


There are some awesome new releases coming out this week and I can’t wait to officially call them mine when they download on Monday night. I also can’t wait for my Kindle downloads of Shadow Bound, Dark Kiss and The Girl in the Clockwork Collar to download on June 1st.

So, yes, this is definitely a great week for my Kindle. But I hope I’m not the only one and that you have some amazing books scheduled to download to your eReader on Monday or arrive at your doorstep on Tuesday!


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!

Book Watch: Dreamless

Dreamless by Josephine Angelini will be released in the U.S. on May 29, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 496 pages.

Dreamless is the second book in author Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series. The third book in the series, as yet untitled, is slated for release in 2013.


I ended up skipping a week because it seems I don’t have any books on my watch list for the week of May 22nd. Of course if I find out I missed one I’ll be heartbroken.

But there are two books releasing the week of May 29th that I’ve been anxiously anticipating. Though I just had to choose Dreamless by Josephine Angelini as the book to put in the spotlight this week because I have been pining for its release for quite a bit longer. Plus, I think this sequel is seriously awesome. And I know this because I read Dreamless purely for pleasure back in February.

Which means I don’t have to guess what will happen in this story. But I will try to only talk about what’s mentioned in the description for fear of revealing spoilers.

I am such a huge fan of love triangles and this one is definitely “unforgettable” as the description promises. I can’t forget about it. It’s been driving me crazy for nearly three months. So much so that I will be re-reading this book before its release. And I am already dying to read the next book in the series which won’t be out for another year.

Helen’s descents into the Underworld are exciting and dangerous and scary and nerve-wracking. And I can’t wait to take those journeys with her again. I loved getting a peek at this entirely new world the author created for this second book in the series. Even though it is at the least an unforgiving landscape, at the most it’s a horrific nightmare. But it adds so much nail-biting suspense to this story.

The book’s description calls it a “saga,” and I couldn’t agree more. It says it’s “intricate” and “spellbinding” and it most definitely was both of those things. The world was twisty-turny, the characters and plot were multi-layered, and I was riveted from beginning to end. Barely without pause.

I would have spotlighted this book for Helen and Lucas’ relationship alone. They have amazing chemistry. Which also makes their relationship incredibly volatile. But so totally, deliciously exciting and one that you just won’t want to miss. Even with that looming love triangle….

So, with an exciting new world to explore, a love triangle to keep you tied in knots, characters you just have to know more about, a nice long look at the mythology introduced in Starcrossed and a fast-paced, action-packed and utterly riveting story, Dreamless is absolutely the book to watch this week.


Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author on GOODREADS

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG


About the Book

Goodreads description:

As the only Scion that can enter Hades at will, Helen descends to the Underworld in search of a way to overcome the Furies and end the cycle of revenge that has cursed the Scions. But she’s running out of time. Each descent weakens her both in mind and spirit. A mysterious stranger might be her only salvation, but the price may be her love for Lucas Delos.

As an unforgettable love triangle emerges, Josephine Angelini’s compelling saga becomes ever more intricate and spellbinding. The eagerly awaited sequel to the internationally bestselling Starcrossed, Dreamless delivers with a huge emotional impact that will leave readers satisfied—and longing for more.


Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here is another amazing book releasing on May 29th:

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

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