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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #5

Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

I am posting this a day earlier than usual as I have a couple reviews that I will be posting on Monday and also there are so many books this week to choose from that you may need an extra day to shop!

As is the case each week, these are all books I’ve either got on pre-order or plan on buying when released.

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter is a debut novel by author Jana Oliver. It will be released in the U.S. on February 1, 2011 in paperback and eBook formats. It is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 368 pages. In the U.K., released on January 7, 2011, the book is titled Forsaken.

The Demon Trapper’s Daughter is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

I had the good fortune to win an ARC of this book from Goodreads and read and reviewed it back in December. I gave away the ARC copy to another reviewer and immediately pre-ordered the eBook for my Kindle. I’ve also pre-ordered a copy for comparison for my Nook.

This is a such a great book. It’s gritty, edgy and very original. No sexy demons in this one, but a great heroine who is not afraid of a little demon slime.

To learn more about the book, visit the book’s website.

A short prequel story, Retro Demonology, is still available for free from Amazon in Kindle format. If you’d like to read my quickie review, click here.

Delirium is the first book in a new trilogy by Lauren Oliver. It will also be released in the U.S. on February 1, 2011 and is available for pre-order in hardcover and eBook formats from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The print edition, published by HarperTeen, is 448 pages.

This was another book that I had the opportunity to read in advance of release. I received an electronic ARC courtesy of NetGalley and HarperTeen and read and reviewed it back in December. If you’d like to check out my review, click here.

This is a dystopian novel you will not want to miss. Author Lauren Oliver is an exquisite writer. She has such a magical way of creating a world with her words. I have this book on pre-order for my Kindle so I can own the final copy and plan on re-reading this closer to the release of the second book in the series.

To read an excerpt from HarperTeen click here.

Haunted by Joy Preble is second book in the Dreaming Anastasia series. It too will be released in the U.S. on February 1, 2011. It is currently available from both Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook and paperback formats. Published by Sourcebooks Fire the paperback is 304 pages.

I pre-ordered this book solely based on the beautiful cover. (Although there are some similarities to the face in the background that remind me of the cover of Brightly Woven.) Only when creating this post did I realize this is the second book of the series. So, I’ve just downloaded the first book in the series, Dreaming Anastasia. The cover on that first book is just as beautiful.

But books about magic and love are subjects I’m always happy to read and with author Cynthia Leitich Smith calling it, “Spooky, sassy, sinister, and sexy!” I am sold.

If you haven’t yet read the first book in the series, click here to read an excerpt of Dreaming Anastasia from Scribd.

Here Lies Bridget is the debut novel for author Paige Harbison. It was released in paperback format on January 18, 2011 but the eBook format will be releasing this week on February 1, 2011. The print edition is available now and the eBook is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Published by HarlequinTEEN the print edition is 224 pages.

Here Lies Bridget is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

This is a story of a mean girl looking for redemption before it’s too late. I received a copy of this as an electronic ARC from NetGalley and HarlequinTEEN just over a week ago and my review will post on Monday. I have purchased the eBook version for my Kindle so I can have the final copy for my collection.

The screen rights to Here Lies Bridget were acquired so we may end up seeing this made into a movie in the near (or not so near) future.

Waterfall is the debut YA novel for best-selling and award-winning author Lisa T. Bergren. It is the first book in the River of Time series. It is releasing in the U.S. on February 1, 2011 and is currently available for pre-order in paperback only from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Published by David C. Cook, the paperback edition is 384 pages.

Waterfall is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

I’ve decided to bite the bullet and order this one in paperback format. Time travel, lost cities, knights and castles make this one sound like a magical adventure and I don’t want to have to wait for the eBook’s release.

To read the prologue and first chapter at Scribd, click here.

For those interested in a great contest, click here for details on the author’s website.

The second book in the series, Cascade, is available for pre-order also and will be released on June 1, 2011.

Because I really liked this one, here is the trailer for Waterfall:

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