Book Watch: Releasing This Week #65

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 27th-April 2nd that I have pre-ordered.


Slide by Jill Hathaway is releasing today, March 27, 2012, in the U.S. in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 256 pages.

Slide is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at The second book in the series, Imposter, is slated for release in March 2013.


Wow, time really does fly. I remember when I first heard about Slide and it seemed like ages until it would be released. Well, today is its release date and my copy has officially downloaded to my Kindle. And I can’t wait to read it.

I love the idea that Vee can just slide into the minds of others and that it seems she witnesses them at their worst – cheating, drinking, doing goodness knows what… and murdering. It doesn’t exactly sound like the most awesome ability to have.

I am so curious to find out if Vee will be able to find out who killed her sister’s friend, if she tells anyone how she knows Sophie was killed, and just what is going on with her friend Rollins to make him act so strange.

And I really hope Vee will be able to catch the killer before someone else gets hurt.

I am super excited to read this debut book that promises “a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger.” It sounds seriously awesome.

Forgiven by Jana Oliver is releasing today, March 27, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 368 pages.

Forgiven is the third book in the Demon Trapper’s series by Jana Oliver. Foretold, the fourth book in the series, is scheduled for release on August 2, 2012.


I have been in love with this series since the moment I saw the U.S. cover for The Demon Trapper’s Daughter. And I’ve been obsessed ever since I read it for review. So, of course I am so extremely thrilled to have Forgiven download to my Kindle today. And while I received a finished copy from the publisher, there’s no way I wouldn’t buy the eBook to have this in my permanent collection.

I won’t go rambling on and on as I’ve already spotlighted Forgiven for my Book Watch post a few weeks ago. Besides, I’ve just about finished reading it and am afraid I might reveal spoilers if I talk too much about it right now.

But it’s amazing. It’s epic. It was so worth the torturous wait. After reading Soul Thief early, the added wait nearly killed me. But I’m glad I survived to be able to read Forgiven. Though I am terrified about just how things will end and just what new amounts of suffering the author will put me through as I wait for Foretold.

The description wasn’t kidding when it said that things would definitely get darker for Riley Blackthorne. Riley got herself in deep at the end of Soul Thief and because of that things only seemed to be getting worse. And I will say nothing more…. At least until I post my review.

For those who have read Soul Thief, they’ll want to pick this next book up immediately. And for those who haven’t started this series, now is the perfect time to dive into book one. Riley is one kick-a** heroine that everyone should meet.

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter is releasing today, March 27, 2012, in the U.S. in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 304 pages.

Goddess Interrupted is the second full-length book in the Goddess Test series by the author. The third book, The Goddess Inheritance, is expected in October 2012.


I absolutely adored the first book in the series, The Goddess Test, when I read it last year. And I’ve been anxiously awaiting the sequel. Especially after having read the description which takes Kate and Henry into the Underworld.

Goddess Interrupted is another book whose release date came as a surprise. I can’t believe the wait is finally over and that the eBook is happily residing on my Kindle. But it is. And I may just have to take a quick peek at it, because I miss Kate and Henry. And I can’t wait to get back into this world of modern day gods and goddess.

I am dying to find out if Kate is able to save Henry from the King of the Titans. And I am even more curious to see just how she manages to get along with Persephone. No easy feat, I’m sure.

This sequel sounds absolutely captivating – even more enchanting than the first book in the series – and I am excited to continue the adventure with Kate on her journey through the Underworld.


UPDATE: One other book releasing this week that I had pre-ordered but forgot to include when this originally posted is Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz. I don’t know how I missed this in my list of pre-orders, but it just downloaded and so I’m updating my post as it belongs with this week’s releases.

Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz is releasing today, March 27, 2012 in paperback and eBook format. It is currently available online to order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 384 pages.

Spellcaster is the second book in the Spellbound series by author Cara Lynn Shultz.


I am so excited for this sequel to Spellbound. I thought the first book in the series was absolutely enchanting and while I didn’t know that there would be a sequel when I finished reading it, I’m so thrilled there is. And even though I received an eARC for review, there was no question that I would pre-order the finished copy for my eBook collection.

I don’t want to talk too much about what I’m excited for in Spellcaster as it could be spoiler-y for the first book in the series. So, I will just say that I can’t wait to find out what’s next for Emma and Brendan. According to the description there is something “dark and hungry” that is going after them, which has me nervous. Very nervous.

And I can’t wait to see just what spells Emma learns and if they are strong enough to keep them both safe from whatever is after them. This sequel sounds every bit as enchanting as book one and I am so curious to see just how it ends.


{Note: All covers link to the books on Goodreads}


I’m glad to have another slow release week. My TBR pile is certainly happy and my wallet is even happier. I am nearly done reading Forgiven and it’s just as amazing as I thought it would be. And I can’t wait to read Slide, a debut book that’s been on my radar for awhile, and Goddess Interrupted, a sophomore novel whose predecessor I love.

There are quite a few books releasing in the coming weeks that I’m dying to start reading. And there are a few that have recently released that are absolute must reads.

So, I’m relieved to have a reprieve, even if it is for just a couple weeks. Because some of the books coming out in April and May are so seriously amazing they will definitely be at the top of either my TBR pile or my TBRR pile.


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!

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