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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #89

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 September 11th-September 17th that I have pre-ordered.

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst will be released in the U.S. on September 11, 2012 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 Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 432 pages.

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I am so excited about Vessel’s release this week. I first noticed it around the blogosphere when I saw this gorgeous cover and it sounded so epic I just had to pre-order a copy.

I am really excited to read this book that the description calls a “mystical” and “atmospheric tale.” I can’t wait to meet Liyana. I love the idea that she’s been groomed to be a vessel for a goddess, but when the goddess doesn’t appear, she is abandoned by her tribe to die in the desert.

I am also very curious to meet Korbyn who is purportedly a “trickster god” who finds Liyana and convinces her to search for other missing gods. I’m interested to see if he was behind their disappearances or if he is only being helpful. I find it tough to trust a trickster, so I’ll reserve judgment until I meet him.

I can’t wait to take this journey with them and find out whether Liyana and Korbyn are able to “trick fate.” And I really hope to do so later this month.

Brimstone by Rosemary Clement-Moore will be released in the U.S. on September 11, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Ember, the print edition is 656 pages.

Brimstone is an omnibus edition of books one and two in the Maggie Quinn Girl vs. Evil series by author Rosemary Clement-Moore.

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I realized I hadn’t heard of any upcoming releases by author Rosemary Clement-Moore this year so I did a search on Amazon and saw this omnibus edition for two of her previously published titles – Prom Dates from Hell and Hell Week. As I hadn’t yet read her Maggie Quinn Girl vs. Evil series and didn’t own the books, I thought I’d take a peek at them in Brimstone.

I just love the name of this series. And I love the names of the individual books. I can’t wait to find out what happens as Maggie investigates the evil that’s been unleashed at her high school in Prom Dates from Hell and to see just what happens with the Greeks when things go awry in Hell Week.

This series sounds like a lot of fun, with a kick-a** heroine and I can’t wait to meet her when my Kindle copy downloads this week. And I am so very tempted to grab the third book in the series right now….

Hidden by Sophie Jordan will be released in the U.S. on September 11, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 272 pages.

Hidden is the third and final book in author Sophie Jordan’s Firelight trilogy.

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I can’t believe I haven’t caught up with this series and now it’s ending! I own the first two books on my Kindle and have had Hidden pre-ordered for quite some time. I just haven’t had the chance to start this series yet.

I discovered it before I started blogging as it was one of the Amazon recommends that kept popping up. While it sounded a bit different from what I was reading at the time, curiosity won out and I bought the book. Then I moved. Then I started blogging. And I never got the chance to dive in.

But I so very much wanted to. Especially when I checked out the description when book two was being released. Firelight totally grabbed me with its first three sentences – “A hidden truth. Mortal enemies. Doomed love.” Had I read that back in 2010 I never would have waited.

I want to know what truth is being hidden. I want to see if love is really doomed. And I want to find out if these enemies prevail. I can’t wait to meet Jacinda and Will, find out if their love story is a happy one. And I can’t wait to learn more about what it means to be a draki.

I refuse to take a look at the Goodreads description for Hidden, even though it’s linked in the cover. I don’t want to risk spoiling this series because I will be reading it. Soon.

Hanging by a Thread by Sophie Littlefield will be released in the U.S. on September 11, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 288 pages.

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I am so excited that Hanging by a Thread is finally releasing. I fell in love with this cover the moment I saw it and pre-ordered this book solely based on cover love. Well, that and because I already own two books by this author.

Of course the description – and the excerpt I’d read – have me totally intrigued. But as I spotlighted this for my Book Watch post a couple weeks ago, I won’t go into all the reasons why.

I will simply say that mysterious disappearances, a heroine with the ability to see people’s past from simply touching their clothing, and murder make this book one that I won’t be able to wait very long to read. I may just have to sneak this one in next month.

And I may have to check out the print edition, too, as this is one book whose cover would look awesome on my book tower.

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The Secret Circle: The Hunt by L.J. Smith

Pub. Date: September 11, 2012

Published by: HarperTeen

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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Fang Girl by Helen Keeble

Pub. Date: September 11, 2012

Published by: HarperTeen

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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Tilt by Ellen Hopkins

Pub. Date: September 11, 2012

Published by: Margaret K. McElderry Books

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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Flesh & Bone (Benny Imura #3) by Jonathn Maberry

Pub. Date: September 11, 2012

Published by: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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Masquerade (Canterwood Crest #16) by Jessica Burkhart

Pub. Date: September 11, 2012

Published by: Aladdin

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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While there are a ton of books releasing this week, I only have four I’m adding to my collection. I’m dying to read Jonathan Maberry’s series, but I may end up buying the omnibus Kindle edition, TALES OF THE ROT AND RUIN, which is also releasing this week. But as it’s $30.99 I am still debating whether or not to simply try out the first book. I am still undecided.

I haven’t read any of the four new books I’m adding to my collection this week, but I really hope to read VESSEL and HANGING BY A THREAD very soon. And I hope to catch up on the FIRELIGHT series this fall because it not only sounds awesome, I’ve been told it’s a series not to miss.

I think my wallet is very happy with me this week, but it has no idea what’s in store for it next week. And if I splurge on the Maberry books, which I’m so very tempted to do right now, it will be grumbling.

I’m so glad I don’t tweet my purchases from Amazon as they offer, because then everyone would know just how many other books than the ones I post about each week get added to my eReader.

Anyway….

I envy those of you who already got the chance to buy STORMDANCER by Jay Kristoff. It doesn’t release in the U.S. until next week. But there are some amazing books releasing this week and I hope you found some to add to your collection.

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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