Book Watch: Releasing This Week #102

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

FORETOLD by Jana Oliver will be released in the U.S. on December 11, 2012, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 352 pages.

FORETOLD is the fourth and final book in author Jana Oliver’s The Demon Trappers series.


I cannot believe I hadn’t spotlighted FORETOLD for my book watch post last month. I knew that its release date was on December 11th and I had it pre-ordered for ages and ages. Yet it somehow fell off my radar. I blame NaNoWriMo and Thanksgiving.

I cannot believe that this is finally available here in the U.S…. well, just about here. I almost caved and purchased the UK edition from Amazon just to get the chance to read it early. But I didn’t. Because it’s the series-ending book and I knew I’d be just a little bit devastated that the series was coming to a close.

As it is releasing this week I finally took a peek at the description – I couldn’t bear to do it earlier for fear of suffering an even more torturous wait than I already was. And oh my gosh I can’t wait to read this book.

I’m absolutely dying to find out how things end with Riley and Beck. To see if they do finally get their HEA, especially after what happened in the previous two books in the series.

I am so hopeful that things do end happily for them and that Riley is able to defeat Sartael when he takes on Lucifer. My fingers are definitely crossed. For her. For Beck. For Atlanta. For all of humanity.

I have a feeling that this book won’t meet the same fate as most of the series-ending books I encounter. And I also have the feeling that this will be on my reading pile this week.

FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes will be released in the U.S. on December 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 Razorbill, the print edition is 400 pages.

FALLING KINGDOMS is the first book in a series of the same name. The sequel, REBEL SPRING, is slated for release in 2013.


FALLING KINGDOMS is another book I pre-ordered ages ago. And I can’t wait until it downloads this week. Of course I recently discovered that I had an ARC and could have read it even sooner.

But I’m so excited to finally have this book in my collection. The story sounds amazing and I can’t wait to meet Cleo, Jonas, Lucia and Magnus. As I’ve already spotlighted it for my Book Watch post just a few weeks ago, I won’t go on and on and on here.

Though I will just say that I can’t wait to see which of the three kingdoms ends up victorious and which kingdoms fall. And I am so excited to take this magical journey with the characters as they prepare for battle and to see just how their fates are “forever intertwined.”

This book sounds utterly riveting and I am super thrilled to be able to add this to my permanent collection. I hope to get the chance to read it over the holidays.

SHADOW DAYS by Andrea Cremer will be released in the U.S. on December 10, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The eBook Novella is published by Penguin.

SHADOW DAYS is a prequel novella in author Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series.


I can’t believe I missed mentioning SHADOW DAYS last week, as its release date is December 10th. But as it hasn’t yet downloaded to my Kindle I’m technically not too late to include it with this week’s releases.

I can’t wait to read this novella told from Shay’s perspective and learn just what his life was like in his uncle’s mansion. I’m so curious to see just what the author reveals about this place “where gargoyles seem to move” and “magic seems real.” I hope it’s every bit as amazing as it sounds.

And I am so super excited that it will be in my collection on Monday.

UPDATED to add…

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OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout will be released in the U.S. on December 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 Entangled Teen, the print edition is 452 pages.

OPAL is the third book in the author’s Lux series. ORIGIN, the fourth book in the series is slated for release in July 2013, and the fifth book, as yet untitled, is also slated for release in 2013.


I cannot believe I forgot to add OPAL to my list of releases this week. I suppose it’s because as an eBook junkie it downloaded for me on December 3rd and it wasn’t listed in my pre-orders when creating this post. Which is why I really should do as Parajunkee suggests and create an editorial calendar….

Anyway, I am so excited to read this next book in the series and find out just what happens with Katy and Daemon. Especially now that a certain character has made an appearance in the series. One I won’t reveal as I am trying so very hard not to spoil things.

But after what happened in ONYX I am desperate to find out how things progress. The description talks of secret organizations and friends who have become enemies. It also promises a potential world-shattering outcome.

I already started to read OPAL when it released for the Kindle last week, but as I accidentally read the last sentence in the book and spoiled things for myself, I’m waiting until I forget it enough so that I’m not dying with each and every page I read. But I’m thinking I’ll pick this one up over the holiday weekend at the end of the month. I can’t resist Daemon for too long.

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Princess of the Silver Woods (Princess #3) by Jessica Day George

Pub. Date: December 11, 2012

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens



It may be a quiet week for releases but it’s a seriously AWESOME week. FORETOLD is a book I’ve been waiting for since the moment I started reading the series and I don’t know how I’ll be able to refrain from diving into it the second it downloads on my Kindle.

And FALLING KINGDOMS sounds totally epic. I can’t wait to get lost amidst the battles and “betrayals.”

Hopefully next week is quiet too, as I’d love to be able to tackle a few new releases before the year ends so that I could potentially count them among my favorites for the year.

But we shall see. All I know is that there are a number of books releasing on the 26th and in early January, so my plate is most definitely full.

I just hope I didn’t miss anything releasing this week that’s an absolute must have.


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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