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 28th-July 4th that I have pre-ordered.
Fins are Forever, the second book in the Fins series by Tera Lynn Childs, will be released in the U.S. on June 28, 2011. It is currently available to pre-order online in hardcover and eBook formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Katherine Tegen Books, a division of HarperCollins, the print edition is 272 pages.
I have not yet read the first book in the series, Forgive My Fins, but this series sounds like such a fun summer read. I own the first book and have this one on pre-order and I definitely want to read both books in the next month.
I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where a mermaid is the main character so I’m excited to see what happens. And the description for Fins are Forever says that there’s fun, romance and adventure – all things I love.
An earlier edition of the book is currently available in hardcover, eBook and audio formats at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Published by Harlequin TEEN, the paperback edition is 496 pages.
I received a printed ARC through a trade and an eARC from NetGalley but haven’t yet had a chance to read either version. The description is rather beautifully written and sounds quite elaborate but very intriguing. This is one of those books that is not one of my typical picks, but I think it might be something new I will enjoy.
A kingdom, a princess, an arranged marriage and a boy with a “shocking past” who opens up her world sounds like it might be pretty epic.
And I just love the font and scrolling on the cover. I almost wish I had purchased the print edition instead of the eBook that I have on pre-order.
Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 464 pages.
I received an eARC from the publisher through their Galley Grab program, but also have this on pre-order for my eReader. I liked the cover and so I downloaded it having no idea what it was about. I started hearing such amazing feedback on this book, that it was incredibly powerful, so I knew that I’d be reading it, even though I hadn’t even checked out the description.
I first saw the description when I put together my Reading Pile post the other day. The subject of the book – forbidden love – and the cover with the barbed wire heart, gave me fair warning that this would not be a light and fun sort of read.
I’m very curious to see where this story leads, with this brother and sister who fall in love. I don’t imagine that it will be happy. And judging from everyone’s response, I may need a few days to recuperate from this book.
Book trailer for Forbidden:
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder will be released in the U.S. on June 28, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.
Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 320 pages.
I have an eARC of the book courtesy of Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab. And as I also mentioned this book in yesterday’s post, I’ll be super quick. But I did decide to go ahead and pre-order this in case I didn’t have a chance to read it before release date.
This story, told in letters and verse, will be my first Lisa Schroeder book and one of the few books that are done in this style. So, I’m very interested to see just how this type of writing style works for me and also just how the author develops her characters in this short format.
I did skim through the first several pages and I like what I’ve read so far and can’t wait to see what happens with Amber and Cade.
Eternity, the second book in the Fallen Angel series by Heather Terrell will be released in the U.S. on June 28, 2011. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in hardcover and eBook formats.
Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 304 pages.
I had very much been looking forward to this series about fallen angels. I heard about it long before I started blogging and had it on pre-order for quite some time. I read it when it was released at the end of last year, just a month or so after I started blogging.
It wasn’t quite what I had expected and had some difficulty connecting to the book. But I wanted to read the second book in the series as there were some things I really enjoyed, and I wanted to see what this next book had to offer. I have this on pre-order for my Kindle and I hope to get a chance to read it soon.
Published by Dutton Juvenile, a division of Penguin Group, the print edition is 384 pages.
Luminous is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.
I received an ARC of Luminous through a trade on Friday, but I’ve had this on pre-order long before I managed to acquire an ARC.
This book seems really, really different and I can’t wait to dive in. Consuela’s powers sound very cool and I’m super curious to find out more about this world of the Flow.
I love books where there are several characters with very different abilities and I can’t wait to find out what they are. Plus, there’s a murderer who Consuela apparently has to try and catch, yet at the same time needs him to get back home.
As the description is vague but intriguing I’ll have to find out for myself just what happens in this debut book.
Teaser trailer for Luminous:
It’s another six book pre-order week. My wallet is definitely feeling it, and July looks to be just as packed with new releases as June has been. I think things slow down in August before they pick right back up in September.
I’m hoping this is the case, because I really want to tackle all these lovely books I’ve been receiving before I blink and the year is over and a whole new set of books will be released.
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!