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 November 27th-December 3rd that I have pre-ordered.
Before I start rambling about the three amazing books I have on order this week, I just want to say that I can’t believe this is the 100th Releasing This Week post I’ve done. While I’ve done quite a few more “Book Watch” posts than that, they haven’t been numbered, so I can pretend there were just a few.
But being in the triple digits here on the blog is a bit of a shock. Because I can’t imagine the number of books I’d have to have purchased if this were to ever reach the 1,000th Book Watch RTW post. Or the number of other posts and reviews I’ll have to have done to reach that mile-marker. Yikes!
THE LUCKY ONES by Anna Godbersen will be released in the U.S. on November 27, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 384 pages.
THE LUCKY ONES is the third book in the author’s Bright Young Things series.
I have not yet read the first book in the series and yet I just had to pre-order THE LUCKY ONES. I love the 1920s setting for this series and I’m just dying to finally pick each book up and get lost in the Roaring Twenties.
In this latest installment, the new “it girl” is Cordelia Grey, the daughter of a bootlegger. And according to the description her romance with “celebrity pilot” Max Darby seems to be quite the scandal.
Both Letty Larkspur and Astrid Donal are also major players in this book. But I don’t want to read that part of the description that talks about just what has happened with them since I haven’t read the first two books in this series.
I love this time period in American history and I can’t wait to see what life is like in the author’s version of this era. I can only imagine that life in White Cove will be intriguing, scandalous and decadent. But I’ll have to move all three books to the top of the pile to be sure.
With the upcoming version of the film The Great Gatsby soon-ish to hit the big screen, I am more tempted than ever to dive into these books and see just what life is like for these Bright Young Things.
LULLABY by Amanda Hocking will be released in the U.S. on November 27, 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 St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 304 pages.
LULLABY is the second book in author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong quadrilogy. The third book, TIDAL, is slated for release on April 16, 2013 and the fourth and final book in the series, ELEGY, is also scheduled for release in 2013.
I am so glad that the release date for LULLABY is finally right around the corner. While the wait hasn’t been as long as it is for some books, I have been dying to find out just what happens to Gemma in this next installment in the series.
As I have already gone on… and on… and on… in my Book Watch post earlier this month, I will try to keep things brief and spoiler-free, but I am so curious as to what is going to happen next. Especially after the way things ended.
When I first sat down to read WAKE I did not expect there to be multiple POVs, but I loved getting to see things from Harper’s perspective. And I’m even more curious about what she’ll have to face in this second book. The description mentions “dangers unlike any she’s ever experienced” which makes me rather anxious for her safety.
Whenever I read anything by author Amanda Hocking I am always prepared for the unexpected. Well, as prepared as I can be, anyway. So I’m excited to see what kind of surprises she has in store for me in this book with its gorgeous cover.
I can’t wait to read more about these “dark powers” that are hinted at, and to be spellbound as the description promises. I hope that things do not end on too much of a cliff since the next book in the series won’t be out until April. But I’m sure I’ll find out in the next couple of weeks when I get this book on top of the pile.
ELIXIR by Jennifer L. Armentrout will be released in the U.S. on November 27, 2012 in paperback format. (The eBook edition was released on November 22, 2012.) The paperback is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and the eBook is available to purchase now.
Published by Spencer Hill Press, the print edition is 80 pages.
ELIXIR is a novella in the Covenant series that falls between books three and four. The fourth book in the series, APOLLYON, is slated for release on April 9, 2013 and the fifth book, SENTINEL, will be coming in January 2014.
I am just a wee bit behind on this series. I’m not entirely sure how that happened. But with five books and this new novella, ELIXIR, planned, I have just a little bit of time to catch up.
Of course I bought the eBook of ELIXIR for my Kindle collection, but I’m thinking of purchasing the print edition as I have all its predecessors in print. And I really cannot wait to read this short installment. Especially because it’s told from Aiden St. Delphi’s perspective – one of my favorite heroes in YA fiction.
But it does mean I’ll have to catch up on the rest of the series first… and it might just mean a re-read of HALF-BLOOD and DAIMON, too. Which is totally fine by me. Because I am dying to get back into this world of half-bloods and the gods. And any world with Aiden St. Delphi is an absolutely wonderful world to be in.
Jennifer Armentrout is one of my favorite YA authors and I cannot wait to get the chance to move ELIXIR to the top of the pile.
Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson
Pub. Date: November 27, 2012
NOT a YA release… but one I have pre-ordered…
Shadow’s Claim (The Dacians #1) by Kresley Cole
Pub. Date: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Not a YA release… but one I have pre-ordered…
Trapped (Iron Druid Chronicles #5) by Kevin Hearne
Pub. Date: November 27, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey
It’s another relatively quiet week for YA releases, but I have a few non-YA books on order that I’m dying to read. So my TBR pile is definitely growing this week.
I only just learned of TOUCHED by Corrine Jackson yesterday, but I think that is also a book I’ll be purchasing this week. I did end up buying her previously released YA contemp when Jaime pointed it out to me and I definitely plan on reading that in the next month or two.
I hope some day soon to get caught up with the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne because that series looks wicked awesome. But in the meantime I think I will be reading SHADOW’S CLAIM by Kresley Cole as she’s become my latest addiction in After Dark fiction.
I am trying so very hard to stay away from too many impulse buy books. But with so many amazing books releasing each week, it’s really, really hard to do.
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