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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #92

Below are the YA books releasing this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

These are books for the week of October 2nd-October 8th that I have pre-ordered.

Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in eBook format. It is currently available to order online in eBook format only at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook is published by HarperCollins.

Destroy Me is a novella in the Shatter Me series by author Tahereh Mafi. The second full-length book in the series, Unravel Me, is slated for release on February 5, 2013.

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Okay, so I’ve read Unravel Me, which means that I’m more excited than ever to read this short novella about Warner. I am so excited Destroy Me is finally out and hope to destroy it – yes, I said that – in a day or two, because I just can’t wait.

I’m desperate for the release of Unravel Me, so this is the perfect way to bridge the gap. And although I’ve already read it, Unravel Me’s release would mean I’m that much closer to getting my hands on the next book in the series.

I am just dying to find out how this story plays out from Warner’s POV. Seeing things from Juliette’s perspective is awesome, but getting a peek into Warner’s mind would be even more amazing.

Yes, I am Team Warner, though I love, love, love Adam. And you can bet, I’ll be reading Destroy Me this week.

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 384 pages.

Poison Princess is the first book in author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles.

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I’m so freaking excited that Poison Princess has landed on my Kindle. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read it in the next day or two, but I will be reading it this week. I traded for a copy ages ago, but not for me as I hadn’t really heard much about the book. But once I did check out the description I was dying to read it.

It’s post-apocalyptic. It’s dark. It’s sexy. And I’m so unbelievably anxious to meet Jack Deveaux, Cajun accent and all.

As I’ve already rambled on endlessly in my Book Watch post, I won’t go on here, but just re-reading those passages and checking out the excerpts on the author’s website make it harder and harder for me to resist the temptation to drop everything to read it.

I hope to will get the chance later this week.

The Suburban Strange by Nathan Kotecki was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 368 pages.

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I can’t believe it’s October and The Suburban Strange released today. I’d been dying to read it and just got the chance to pick up the ARC late last night. Of course I’m now tempted to read the finished eBook instead.

I only just got the chance to meet Celia and get a taste of the author’s writing which is very different from what I had expected based on the book’s description. But it has such a unique style to it that I already can’t wait to find out more. I’m very intrigued.

I am super curious about the Kind and the Unkind and why girls are having “near-fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays.” And I hope all will be answered later this week when I’ve finished reading.

Breathe by Sarah Crossan was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 384 pages.

Breathe is the first book in the author’s series of the same name. The second book in the series, Resist, is slated for release on October 10, 2013.

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I have wanted to read this book since the second I first heard about it. The idea behind Breathe sounded so amazing that I just had to have it. I did get an early copy but hadn’t had the chance to read it early, though I will be reading it. And very, very soon.

Because I want to find out more about this world where oxygen is manufactured, where survivors rely upon a corporation to provide the very air they need to breathe.

I want to meet Alina, Quinn and Bea. I want to take the journey with them as they leave the protection of their homes and head to the Outlands with only two days worth of breathable air.

I’m anxious. I’m scared for the characters. But that won’t prevent me from finding out more – like is there a way to survive in the Outlands? Is everything the corporation told them a lie? If they have to turn back will they have enough air to do so?

I’m holding my breath just a little bit in anticipation. And I really hope to be able to read this next week.

Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 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 400 pages.

Whispers at Moonrise is the fourth book in the author’s Shadow Falls series. The fifth book in the series, Chosen at Nightfall, is slated for release in April 2013.

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I don’t know where the time goes. I’m so behind on this series and yet I keep acquiring each of the books because I really do want to catch up on it some day.

I loved meeting Kylie and Della and Lucas and I want to read Whispers at Moonrise to find out just where they are right now. But I won’t take a longer look at the description although I’d read the first sentence which promises it is the “most explosive installment yet.”

I have a bit of catching up to do as I’d only read the first book and the novella, but I know it was a super quick and easy read and I hope to be able to read books two, three and four later this fall, so that I’ll be able to read the fifth book in the series, Chosen at Nightfall when it releases next spring.

Feedback by Robison Wells was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 320 pages.

Feedback is the sequel to author Robison Wells’ Variant.

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I didn’t discover Variant until right around its release date, but when I read the description and one or two reviews I just knew that it was a book that I would love. And while I haven’t had the chance to add it to my reading pile, I’ve been keeping an eye on the series and pre-ordered the second book in the series so that I could have both to read back-to-back.

I did end up taking a peek at the description and I’m hoping I forget it when I read book one as there are some things that may be spoiler-y. But I can’t wait to meet Benson Fisher and find out just what happened in Variant and see what horrors he faces in Feedback. It sounds like things get even more dangerous for him.

With words like “twisted” and “sinister” I can’t wait to get started on this series. And as this sequel promises answers, twists and turns I am so glad that I don’t have to wait to read both books.

Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and in paperback and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 304 pages.

Death and the Girl Next Door is the first book in the author’s Darklight series.  The second book, Death, Doom, and Detention, is slated for release on March 5, 2013 and the third book in the series, Death and Other Distractions, is also slated for release in 2013.

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I am not sure where I heard of this book, but I know it was on a blog. And the second I’d read the description I just had to pre-order it. Death and the Girl Next Door is an intriguing title. And the description made me instantly curious to find out just what happened to Lorelei’s parents.

I want to know why Cameron Lusk stalks her and lurks outside of her house every night. I want to know who this Jared Kovach and why things are complicated with his arrival at Lorelei’s school. I’m dying to find out just why they “instantly despise” one another. And I’m super curious as to why Jared might know something about Lorelei’s parents.

Just re-reading the description makes me want to pick it up right now and find answers. Although the fact that it is a series makes me a little worried I won’t get all of them and may end up left on a cliff.

The description promises a “thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive” read and I can’t wait to discover it for myself.

Wolf Pact: Part One by Melissa de la Cruz was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in eBook format. It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook format only.

A print edition was released on September 25, 2012 but is currently unavailable at Amazon.

Published by Hyperion Books for Children, the print edition is 256 pages.

Part Two is slated for release on October 23, 2012, Part Three will release on November 13, 2012 and Part Four will be available on December 4, 2012.

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I have been waiting for this spinoff series forever. While I’m just a little bit confused about the differences between the print edition and the eBook’s four-part release schedule, I am just so happy to finally get a chance to read more about Bliss Llewellyn and the wolves.

While I love the blue bloods more, I couldn’t help but like Bliss, and when I heard that there would be stories about her that would further expand this world, I was stoked. And now I can’t wait to meet this Lawson who sounds dangerous and exciting and find out just how Bliss will be able to help him defeat the Hounds of Hell and save the love of his life, Tala.

I may wait until part two comes out to read this first book. As it’s only a few weeks away, it won’t be too long a wait. But as I’ve been waiting a long time already, I may just give in to temptation and start it sooner.

Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey will be released in the U.S. on October 8, 2012 in paperback format.  It is currently available to pre-order online in paperback format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook formats were released on October 1, 2012 and are available to order at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Flux, the print edition is 408 pages.

Demon Eyes is the second book in author Scott Tracey’s Witch Eyes series. The third and final book in the series, Phantom Eyes, is slated for release in 2013.

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This second book in the series was amazing. I loved Witch Eyes but Demon Eyes blew that first book out of the water. I already loved the characters so getting a longer look at who they are, the situation they’re in and just how things end up was unbelievably awesome.

So of course I had to buy not only the eBook but the print edition. Which I’m still waiting on as it doesn’t release until the 8th. Though they were shipping things a bit early so it could be in my mailbox right now….

While I have read Demon Eyes more times than I’d like to admit, I will be reading it again, hopefully later this week. Because I want to find out just what might have changed in the final version.

As I have read the book I can’t speculate as to what might have happened in this installment, but it is action-packed. There is an ending which is jaw-dropping. And, yes, the description is totally spoiler-y for the first book in the series.

I will say no more, or else I might inadvertently spoil one or two things, because I’m just dying to talk to someone about them….

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Through to You by Emily Hainsworth

Pub. Date: October 2, 2012

Published by: Balzer + Bray

(AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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Another eight books downloaded last night, plus my eBook copy of Demon Eyes landed on my Kindle on Monday night, so I have a reading pile I’m just dying to dive into right about now.

While I’ve read Demon Eyes more than a few times, I’m itching to pick it up just one more time before its print edition release later this week. Maybe something changed in the final version that hadn’t existed in the eARC. And of course I must know.

But I’m also dying to read Breathe and Destroy Me and Poison Princess. And I must get caught up on Robison Wells’ series because I heard Variant was amazing.

I am trying to ignore television’s fall lineup and focus on reading, which I haven’t been completely successful at so far, but I’ve managed to read a couple of books in the past three days, so it’s not a total fail.

I really hope that next week and the week thereafter are a little slower as I’ll never get caught up on my reads with eight or nine books downloading each week. As I haven’t checked my pre-orders, I’m just not sure. But my fingers are crossed.

And as I haven’t checked out the non-YA releases in a long while I’m super curious as to what I might be missing by some of those favorite authors of mine. Perhaps if next week is a bit slower I might take some time to find out.

Anyway, I hope that you haven’t missed any awesome releases this week that you’ve been dying to acquire! I don’t think I’ve missed any. Well, I hope not….

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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