Below are the YA books that released – and are releasing – this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.
These are books for the week of September 25th-October 1st that I had pre-ordered.
Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel was released in the U.S. on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Del Rey, the print edition is 496 pages.
Dearly, Beloved is the second book in the Gone With the Respiration series by the author.
I cannot believe I’m behind on this series and book two, Dearly, Beloved, is already happily residing on my Kindle. I have got to find a few moments to catch up on this series as it is one I’ve been dying to read ever since I first heard about it.
I love the mix of the Victorian setting and zombies. I love that in this sequel there are pro- and anti-zombie factions. I love that “lines are being drawn.” And I can’t wait to meet Nora and Bram.
I did sneak a peek at the description and I’m nervous about what might happen to Nora now that she’s a target. I hope that her father can find a cure, especially for this new strain of the virus.
I can’t wait to get caught up on this series and I hope to do so in October. Any book described as “spellbinding” and “suspenseful” is one I want at the top of my reading pile.
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 416 pages.
Alice in Zombieland is the first book in author Gena Showalter’s new series, White Rabbit Chronicles. The second book in the series, Through the Zombie Glass will be released in 2013.
I am so excited that Alice in Zombieland if finally out. I wish this week hadn’t been so crazy or I’d have already read it. I’ve been waiting forever for its release. Forever.
I love Gena Showalter’s writing. And this series about Alice and zombies sounds epic. I already spotlighted it earlier this month for my Book Watch post, so I promise not to ramble, gush, rave too much, but I can’t help but do so just a little bit.
I am dying, just dying to meet Alice Bell and bad boy Cole Holland. I desperately want to know what happened to Alice’s family. And I’m so curious to see just how many elements from the original tale will be incorporated into this one which sounds every bit as exciting as the original. Yes, I did read the short excerpt on Amazon.
I’m not sure which place is worse – Zombieland or Wonderland – but I can’t wait to read and find out. And I definitely plan on doing so in the next couple of weeks.
The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 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 Balzer + Bray, the print edition is 400 pages.
I hadn’t heard of The Other Normals until fairly recently when I was offered a copy through a trade. It sounded like a lot of fun so I decided to pre-order it for my Kindle.
I love that this story is about a boy-turned-hero. That he is basically a D&D a gamer who gets caught up in a real life adventure to save a princess. That he has to embark on a quest that utilizes the skills he learned from his rpg. And that all of this happens at summer camp.
This book sounds so very different from any of the books I’ve read in YA and I can’t wait to get the chance to pick this one up and meet Perry Eckert. I haven’t yet read anything by Ned Vizzini, but I am definitely excited to check this out later this fall.
The Mephisto Kiss by Trinity Faegen was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by EgmontUSA, the print edition is 448 pages.
The Mephisto Kiss is the second book in author Trinity Faegen’s The Mephisto Covenant series.
I haven’t yet read the first book in the series, but I just had to order The Mephisto Kiss as I definitely plan on reading this entire series as it sounds super cool. Even though I haven’t yet read book one, I did sneak a peek at the description for this book and it sounds just as intriguing as the first.
I am very curious to meet this Eryx and find out whether his plans to force President Ellis to pledge his soul are successful. And I can’t wait to find out if he discovers Jordan’s true identity before the Mephisto brothers find a way to save her.
The description promises “romance, danger, and intrigue,” which are all very much things I love, so I can’t wait to finally get the chance to discover this series for myself and read both books back-to-back.
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by EgmontUSA, the print edition is 528 pages.
Shadows is the second book in the Ashes trilogy by author Ilsa J. Bick.
I hadn’t heard much about Ashes before its release. But everyone was talking about it and how amazing it was, so I ordered it for my Kindle. And while I haven’t yet read it, I did order the second book in the series because I’m so curious to find out more about this series that everyone said was so incredibly chilling and a must read.
The description for this sequel grabbed me immediately. Even if I hadn’t heard of this series before now, just checking out the first three sentences would have made me order this book.
I am very interested in finding out just what kind of monster lives in Alex’s head and whether she is able to outrun the “demons of her past.” And I am so super curious to meet these humans in this apocalyptic society that may be the worst kind of monsters.
I really, really hope to be able to catch up on this series later this month. If it’s as “haunting” as the description promises, then I can’t wait to be a new fan.
Covet by Melissa Darnell was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Harlequin TEEN the print edition is 496 pages.
Covet is the second book in The Clann series by author Melissa Darnell. The third book in the series, Consume, is slated for release in 2013.
I received an eARC of Covet through NetGalley for review as I am part of the tour later this month. But I had it pre-ordered long before then. I first heard of this series prior to Crave’s release and had that book pre-ordered, too.
I hadn’t had the chance to read Crave when it released, though I am reading it now and it’s a quick, fun and engaging read so far. I’d fallen in love with the first book’s cover and the description was captivating. I wanted to meet the Clann and find out more about just why the main character, Savannah, was forbidden from having anything to do with them or with Tristan. And I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to finally pick it up and find out.
I refuse to look at the Goodreads description for this sequel as I am in the middle of reading book one and I don’t want to read any potential spoilers. But I imagine that things don’t end perfectly for her and Tristan at the end of the first book and I can’t wait to find out just what happens with them in book two. If there is a “them” at the end of book one, that is….
I definitely plan on reading this sequel in the next week or two. Maybe in the next few days. Even though I don’t have a review for my tour stop, I want to find out where this series is heading as I’m already hooked. And while I’m not quite as in love with the second book’s cover, I am definitely glad I have this next book ready for me to pick up just as soon as I finish book one.
A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies was released in the U.S. on September 25, 2012 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 352 pages.
A Fractured Light is the second book in the Beautiful Dark series by the author.
I cannot believe that A Fractured Light released this week. I don’t know how time passed so quickly between the release date for the first book in the series and this one. But somehow book two is already in my possession and I’ve yet to read book one.
I have wanted to meet Skye, Asher and Devin ever since I first read the description. Especially Asher, who is described as being “dark and wild.” I fell in love with the cover. I fell in love with the love triangle. And I was instantly captivated by the “impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world.”
So of course I had to pre-order this book. Because I want to find out what happens next even though I don’t yet know what happens first. I want to be able to continue reading from one book to the next without a break in between. And I want to find out just who Skye chooses. I really hope it’s Asher.
The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda will be released in the U.S. on October 1, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, the print edition is 304 pages.
The Savage Fortress is the first book in the Ash Mistry Chronicles by author Sarwat Chadda.
I first learned about The Savage Fortress this summer during the Authors Are Rockstars Tour and pre-ordered it for my Kindle. While I received an early copy a couple of weeks ago, I know I want this book for my collection and I can’t wait until it downloads on Monday.
I am super excited to meet Ash Mistry and go on the adventure with him as he is hunted by Lord Alexander Savage and his army of shapechangers. I can’t wait to see just how the author describes the fortresses and deserts that Ash encounters on his journey.
The battle sounds epic. The legend sounds magical. And the adventure sounds like one that I can’t wait to embark upon with Ash.
I will definitely be reading this book later this month and I just know it will be awesome.
The Turning by Francine Prose
Pub. Date: September 25, 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)
With all the craziness that has been this past couple of weeks, I hadn’t realized I had eight books pre-ordered this week. I was quite surprised when seven of them downloaded on Monday Midnight.
While Wolf Pact by Melissa De La Cruz releases this week in print, I have the eBook pre-ordered and that doesn’t release until next week, so I’ll include it then. And while Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey releases this week in eBook format, as I have both the eBook and print editions pre-ordered, I will include it during its official release week, next week.
Most of the books releasing this week are sequels and I’m still way behind on all series, though I am so super thrilled and excited that Alice in Zombieland has released so that I can dive into that long-awaited book.
I also just started reading Crave by Melissa Darnell and would have finished it in one sitting, as it’s a quick and easy read, but for the fact that I’ve been just so exhausted. The Dude blames the sea air. I blame that, the sunshine, and the fact that it’s been a grueling couple of weeks.
But I really can’t wait to read Lia Habel’s series and Jocelyn Davies’ series as I heard they’re both awesome. And I can’t wait to check out The Other Normals as that book has me super curious.
I hope that this winter gets me caught up on all my “dying to read” books, but we shall see. I still haven’t been able to resist purchasing every book I want to read. Which is why I have seven new books that I’d pre-ordered in my collection this week.
But what about you? Any new reads that you’ve added that you’ve been pining for? Is Alice in Zombieland one of your most anticipated reads this week? I’d love to 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!