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 March 8th-14th that I have pre-ordered.
Afterlife is the fourth and final book in the Evernight series. It will be releasing in the U.S. on March 8, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available for pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 368 pages.
Afterlife is another ebook I’ve had on pre-order for ages – since October 5th, 2010. I don’t even have the same device for it to download to on Monday at Midnight, so I’ll have to get it manually.
I cannot believe this series is ending. I am certainly not ready to say goodbye to Bianca and Lucas. This has been an amazing series filled with surprises, twists and heartbreak in every book. And based upon the description and trailer this book looks like a great finish to the series.
I have not read the excerpt or any reviews as I want to go in completely surprised. And I was not able to re-read the entire series before the Tuesday release as I had hoped so I may hold off reading this for another week or two so that I can at least re-read the first book in the series.
As I had already spotlighted this book as one of my “Book Watch” posts I have not included many details here.
To get more information about Afterlife, click here to check out my Book Watch post, which has links to the author’s website, an excerpt, the Goodreads description and the trailer.
Illegal is the debut novel for author Bettina Restrepo. It will be released in the U.S. on March 8, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available for pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books the print edition is 272 pages.
Illegal is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com. Although not one of my original twelve picks I look forward to reading this one for the DAC.
I discovered this book after I had signed on for the 2011 DAC. I read the description on Goodreads and found it to be unlike any YA story I’ve read before. It sounds like a wonderful, inspiring and hopeful journey for this young girl and her family and I look forward to seeing how everything turns out.
To learn more about the author, check out her website HERE.
Book trailer for Illegal:
Like Mandarin is the debut novel for author Kirsten Hubbard. It will also be releasing in the U.S. on March 8, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the hardcover is 320 pages.
Like Mandarin is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com. This also wasn’t on my original list of DAC books chosen, but is one I will definitely read this year.
I actually saw this book around everywhere and it was the title that intrigued me most. I discovered that Mandarin is a character in the book, which further sparked my interest as it is such a unique name. But it was the description on Goodreads that really made this a must read for me.
I always enjoy stories where the characters are in the same trapped situation that Grace is and when someone like Mandarin comes into their life they see them as this sort of escape from the drudgery of life. But as the description teases, Mandarin is troubled and something happens to their friendship that makes it sound like this just won’t end well. This is definitely the kind of story that I love to read.
I am going to try and make the time to read this book this month, but if not, I will definitely read it in April.
Book trailer for Like Mandarin:
Published by Simon Pulse (a division of Simon & Schuster), the print edition is 288 pages.
I saw this book first on Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab newsletter and downloaded it to review. It was only after downloading it that I realized that it wasn’t the first book in the series.
I knew that I would not be able to read all books before release date, as I only discovered this a few weeks ago, and so would have to forgo a review, but I knew this was a series I’d be interested in reading and so I purchased all books in the series with the hope of getting to this book very soon.
I did end up reading this book’s description on Simon & Schuster’s website and on Goodreads and knew that this series, which dates back to the mid-1990’s was one that I would enjoy. Tragic death, celestial guardians, mystery and suspense are all the right ingredients.
I am very interested in seeing how this series, originally planned as a trilogy, evolves after a fifteen year gap.