There are so many great YA releases coming out this week I thought I would highlight a few of them here in a special “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post as a last minute reminder for anyone who might not have pre-ordered them.
First up is Awakened, the eighth book in the House of Night series by P. C. and Kristin Cast. It releases in the U.S. on JANUARY 4, 2011 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. If purchased from Apple’s iBooks or Amazon it will download after midnight on January 3rd. (If you’re in the Pacific time zone it will download from Apple after 9 p.m. local time.)
I cannot wait for this one. I liked Burned but missed seeing things from Zoey’s perspective. I plan on reading and reviewing it some time this week!
Shadowspell, the second book in the Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black will also be released on JANUARY 4, 2011 in the U.S. It will be available as a paperback and an eBook. To purchase from Amazon click here.
To read chapter one online click here.
To download (or read online) chapters one and two in pdf format from the author’s website click here.
Another one that I have been dying to read. I just re-read Glimmerglass and loved Remedial Magic and so am completely ready for this book. I plan on reading and reviewing this book this week too!
Hexbound is the second book in the Dark Elite series by Chloe Neill. It, too, will be released on JANUARY 4, 2011 in the U.S. as a paperback and eBook. All electronic books are available for download just after midnight local time from Amazon.
Click here to read a chapter from the author’s website.
Yet another one I’ve had pre-ordered forever. It’s always so unfair that you can pre-order the print versions long before the eBooks, but at least this one is in my queue. I hope to read this one next weekend so the review should be up some time next week. I would love to read it sooner, but there is only so much free time in a week!
Night School (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Mari Mancusi is the fifth book in the series. It will be released on JANUARY 4, 2011 as a paperback and an eBook. It can be ordered from Amazon and other booksellers.
To read an excerpt click here.
I’ve read all the books in this series and enjoy them so much. They are fun and easy reads. I originally liked Rayne better than Sunny but now I like them both equally. I hope to get to this book next week also and will post my review then.
XVI is the first book in a new series by debut author Julia Karr. It will be released on JANUARY 6, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats. It is sold at Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble and from other booksellers.
Chapter one can be read online at the author’s website. When you get to the site just click “XVI CHAPTER ONE” on the menu and start reading.
I just loved the cover and dark premise of this book and have had this in my pre-order queue for awhile. I plan on reading this book this week and reviewing it either this weekend or on Monday of next week. I’m glad it comes out a couple days later than the other bunch so I don’t have as much of a backlog!
Unearthly is the first book in a new series by debut author Cynthia Hand. It is also being released on JANUARY 4, 2011. Currently Amazon only has the hardcover version for sale as does Barnes & Noble. It is already on shelves at B&N in some stores so you might be able to grab it prior to Tuesday’s release.
I’ve already read and reviewed this book, but have listed it here as it’s an amazing book, which I will definitely read again. I received an ARC from NetGalley, but as soon as this is available as an eBook I plan on adding the final version to my permanent collection.
The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries #2: Bloodlust is the second of Stefan’s Diaries inspired by The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith and based on the TV series on the CW. It will be released on JANUARY 4, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats. To buy from Amazon, click here.
Click here for a sample of chapter 1.
Note to readers: The Stefan’s Diaries books tie into the TV show. The facts about Stefan and the other characters match the information on the television show and not the books by L.J. Smith. (For example: The TV show has the Salvatore brothers born in a much later century and different country than the books.) So, if you have read the books but not watched the show, you will probably not want to read the Stefan’s Diaries books.
I do plan on reading this book, but haven’t yet gotten into the first book. When I pre-ordered that one I hadn’t realized it was a TV show tie-in so I was a tad confused when I started to read. I plan on reading both books and reviewing but it probably won’t be until later this month or next month.
I KNOW THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER WONDERFUL BOOKS RELEASING THIS WEEK. Please do not consider a book’s absence from this list to mean that I do not want to read those books. The above are just the books I have on pre-order and one amazing book I’ve already read early and reviewed (but plan on buying the final version when it’s available for the Kindle).
Typically, if a book hasn’t been made available as an eBook I haven’t yet purchased it. That doesn’t mean I won’t. BUT IF YOU KNOW OF ANY OTHER BOOKS that I haven’t mentioned that you think I should have, PLEASE LET ME KNOW! If I have forgotten to buy something that I should be reading I think I’ll be heartbroken if I miss it!Read More