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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #23

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 June 7th-June 13th that I have pre-ordered.

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Blood Red Road by Moira Young will be released in the U.S. on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Margaret K. McElderry, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 464 pages.

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

I actually have an ARC and an eARC of Blood Red Road, but I had this on my list of pre-orders before I ever received a copy for review. This book promises to be an “epic quest,” and the dry, desolate and wind-blown cover definitely piqued my interest, so I decided to add this to my collection.

From the description, this book sounds like it would make a really awesome movie. Living in a wasteland like Silverlake sounds pretty miserable. But even worse is that it seems like a better option to the lawless society beyond, where Saba has to venture in order to find her brother.

I can’t wait to find out what happens on her quest and to see how she changes the course of civilization and whether she is able to save her brother in the process.

To read an excerpt from Chapter One from the publisher’s website, CLICK HERE.

Hereafter by Tara Hudson will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 416 pages.

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

I added this book to my pre-orders months ago, long before I got an eARC for review. I fell in love with this cover the moment it was revealed and knew I just had to have it.

As I just mentioned this book in My Reading Pile post and I just started reading it and plan to review it this week, I won’t ramble. But, I’m very excited to be getting the finished copy for my collection and seeing if the cover is even more beautiful in real life.

The story of a ghost who saves someone and then falls in love sounds so romantic. And the fact that there’s a mystery and an evil spirit set on destroying what Amelia and Joshua have together just adds to this book’s appeal.

Book trailer for Hereafter:

Everlasting by Alyson Noel is the final book in The Immortals series. It will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio 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 336 pages.

As I already highlighted Everlasting for my Book Watch post a couple weeks ago, I’ll try not to be too repetitive. But I am looking forward to reading this last book in the series. I want to see whether or not Ever and Damen get their “happily ever after” ending.

I have read no excerpts or reviews or tried to find out anything about the final installment in this series, so it will be a complete surprise when I read it in the next few weeks. I’m sad to see yet another series end, but I am glad to finally find out what happens.

Book trailer for Everlasting:

Possession by Elana Johnson will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 416 pages.

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

I have an ARC of Possession, which I plan on reading this week, but I had added this to my pre-order list a few months ago when I discovered just how much I enjoyed dystopian novels.

The story sounds eerie – I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where someone has been brainwashed, let alone most people. And I heard that there are a few twists and turns, and a love triangle, so this sounds like a very interesting read.

And according to the author’s blog, Possession will have a companion novel that will be out in the summer of 2012.

Forgotten by Cat Patrick will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats. It is currently available for pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 304 pages.

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

I first heard about this book from another blogger. After reading the description I just knew this would be a book I’d want to read, so I added it to my ever-growing list of pre-orders.

Just the idea of waking up every single morning not remembering your past is frightening. And then having “disturbing visions” and not knowing what they mean turns frightening into terrifying.

I can’t wait to read this book to see what the mystery reveals about the main character, London Lane.

Hexed, the second book in The Iron Druid Chronicles, by Kevin Hearne will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in all formats.

Published by Del Rey, the print edition is 320 pages.

I haven’t yet had a chance to read Hounded, the first book in The Iron Druid Chronicles, but when I pre-ordered that book I also pre-ordered all three books in the series.

This urban fantasy series sounds seriously cool and I plan on starting to read the first two books in this series just before the third book’s release on July 5th.

This installment has a cast of characters that includes one Druid, several witches, a fallen angel, a vampire, Celtic goddesses and a whole mess of Bacchants. Because, of course, just one paranormal is never enough.

Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski will be released in the U.S. on June 7, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 368 pages.

I haven’t yet read anything by this author, but I’ve heard a lot of great things. This book sounded like a lot of fun and so added it to my pre-orders a few weeks ago.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book that is light and fun, even if this one may also be “bittersweet.” So, I’m looking forward to having this in my collection and reading it soon.

I’m curious to find out how things turn out for April, who is living on her own for the first time at age sixteen. And judging from the title, there are a few mistakes she makes with her newfound independence.

To browse inside, courtesy of the publisher, CLICK HERE.

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So, I have seven books on pre-order this week. Seven. And I haven’t even read half the books I received last week. I already mentioned that June would be a killer month for book releases and this is just the beginning. I just hope I get a chance to read them soon, but it isn’t looking promising.

Next week is even worse. There are at least three favorite series books coming out on June 14th, plus a few debuts I’ve been wanting to read, so I am not sure when or if I’ll get caught up. But I’m thinking September…

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, let me know!

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