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Book Watch: Releasing This Week #114

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 March 5th-March 11th that I have pre-ordered.

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Spellcaster

SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 400 pages.

SPELLCASTER is the first book in author Claudia Gray’s series of the same name. The second book in the series, STEADFAST, is slated for release in 2014. And the third book in the series, SORCERESS, does not yet have a release date set.

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I received an early copy of SPELLCASTER by Claudia Gray, the only printed ARC I’ve requested from the pubs since 2011, and oh my gosh this book is amazing. And I cannot wait for the finished eBook to download to my Kindle this week.

I’ve been going through major Claudia Gray withdrawal as I haven’t yet had the courage to finish the Evernight books and I still haven’t had the chance to read FATEFUL. But getting to read SPELLCASTER just a little bit early has reminded me of every single reason why I should get those books back to the top of the pile ASAP.

While I haven’t yet finished it at the time of this post, I will be finishing it today. And so as not to spoil anything I will only just say that it’s just so easy to get caught up in this book. Nadia is a character that I was instantly able to connect with and want to know more about. And the story is nearly impossible to put down. Something I had to do… with much reluctance… in order to finish this post.

Let the Sky Fall

LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 416 pages.

LET THE SKY FALL is the first book in author Shannon Messenger’s series of the same name. The second book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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I am so unbelievably sad that I didn’t get the chance to read LET THE SKY FALL before its release. But as it will be downloading to my Kindle on Tuesday I will definitely be reading it very, very soon.

I desperately want to meet Vane and Audra. I want to discover this story of air elementals, guardians and forbidden romance. I want to find out just what memory Audra needs him to forget. And I want to see how they’ll keep themselves safe when there are “warriors coming to destroy them.”

This was one of my most anticipated reads and while I didn’t get to read it early, I am so stoked that it’s releasing this week. And there is no way this month will end with me not having found out if it’s every bit as awesome as it sounds.

Requiem

REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 432 pages.

REQUIEM is the third and final book in Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy.

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After having read DELIRIUM early and hearing that the ending to PANDEMONIUM was even more torturous, I’ve been waiting for the final book in the series to be released to get back into this world. Well, now that REQUIEM is releasing this week, I plan on diving in and discovering for myself just how wicked a cliffhanger everyone had to suffer.

I have tried very hard not to take a peek at this book’s description or listen to any of the chatter. But of course I couldn’t help learning of new characters that appeared in PANDEMONIUM and a certain character that may not have had as complete an ending as I thought they had.

I’ve also heard that this final book is told from both Lena and Hana’s perspectives. So I’m curious to see if that will take away from or add to my love for this final book in a series I already know is amazing.

I am very hopeful of reading both books next month when I have a little room to breathe. Because I know I’ll need it. After reading DELIRIUM I was in a daze for two weeks.

Infatuate

INFATUATE by Aimee Agresti will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harcourt Children’s Books, the print edition is 416 pages.

INFATUATE is the second book in author Aimee Agresti’s Gilded Wings series.

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I only recently read ILLUMINATE and fell completely in love with the characters, the world and the author’s writing. And I’m so excited that the sequel is releasing this week. INFATUATE promises to be just as awesome as the first book in the Gilded Wings series.

I cannot wait to see what happens to Haven, Lance and Dante in this new setting. I cannot wait to find out whether they’re able to defeat the Krewe. And I cannot wait to see a certain character that I wasn’t sure would be in this sequel.

The description calls this book “thrilling, romantic, and full of surprises” and I just know it will be. And I cannot wait to read it and find out for myself just what those surprises are, just who the romance is between, just how thrilling it will be and whether there will be another book in this amazing series.

A Touch Menacing

A TOUCH MENACING by Leah Clifford will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Greenwillow Books, the print edition is 320 pages.

A TOUCH MENACING is the third and final installment in author Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy.

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I am both excited and terrified for the release of A TOUCH MENACING. If the title itself weren’t enough to make me nervous, listening to the author tease about this final book in the series would be.

And it was. Because I am officially very, very, very nervous about what is to come.

As I already spotlighted A TOUCH MENACING for my Book Watch post in February, I don’t want to prolong my agony or yours by rambling on endlessly. But I am ever hopeful the author won’t be too cruel to her characters or readers. I am hopeful that even if evil triumphs over good, it won’t leave me completely shattered.

And I am hoping that even if certain characters don’t make it to the end of this story, the characters I’m rooting for will.

Yes, that’s a lot to ask. But as I said above, I am ever hopeful.

Unremembered

UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 320 pages.

UNREMEMBERED is the first book in author Jessica Brody’s series of the same name. The second book in the series is entitled UNFORGOTTEN and the third book in the series is currently untitled.

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I was given an early copy of UNREMEMBERED by Jaime of Two Chicks on Books… actually she sent me two copies but I gave one back. But until recently I hadn’t taken a look at the book’s description. Though as soon as I did I clicked over to Amazon to pre-order it for my Kindle.

While I haven’t had the chance to read it early, I’m so happy to be adding this book to my collection. Because it sounds absolutely amazing. And it’s not a standalone, but a first book in a series. So that’s a win, win.

I love stories where the character is in the dark about who they are and about their past. I love the element of mystery where both reader and character have to decide who to trust and who isn’t trustworthy.

I’m so very curious to find out just how Seraphina survived the crash. I’m even more curious about how and why she was on the plane in the first place. And I can’t wait to learn what abilities she does have, why her very existence seems to be a mystery, and what this “looming threat” is that she can’t remember.

The description calls UNREMEMBERED “mesmerizing and suspenseful” and I am so very excited to add this to my collection this week and read it later this month.

The publisher offers a peek into the book HERE and a trailer which I’ve included below.

The Book Trailer

 Emblaze

EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington will be released in the U.S. on March 5, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. (The audio edition was released on March 1, 2013.) It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Sourcebooks Fire, the print edition is 464 pages.

EMBLAZE is the third book in author Jessica Shirvington’s The Violet Eden Chapters. The fourth book in the series, ENDLESS, does not yet have a U.S. release date and the fifth book in the series is currently untitled.

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I haven’t yet read any of the books in this series but I keep buying them with the hope of eventually getting the chance to read them back-to-back. And I made no exception when it came to pre-ordering EMBLAZE.

For some reason I thought it was a trilogy and had planned on devouring all three books once they were released, but I now see there will be at least five books. Which means I’ll just have to wait a little bit longer before diving in. Especially since they’re released far earlier in Australia than the U.S. and I’d rather not have that extra element of torture while I wait for the next installment.

But I really do want to meet Violet Eden and find out just how amazing the world is that the author created. I see that it’s gotten great ratings on Goodreads and I love stories about angels and really want to finally get a chance to read this one.

As I haven’t yet begun this series there’s no way that I will be checking out the description to spoil what’s happened in the first two books in the series. But the book cover above is linked to Goodreads for those who want to check out just what happens in EMBLAZE.

I may end up caving and starting this series this spring, but without a firm release date on the U.S. edition of book four, I hope I can hold out just a little bit longer.

Other Books of Note

The Nightmare Affair

THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR (The Arkwell Academy #1) by Mindee Arnett

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Tor Teen

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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When We Wake

WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Flowers in the Sky

FLOWERS IN THE SKY by Lynn Joseph

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: HarperTeen

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Permanent Record

PERMANENT RECORD by Leslie Stella

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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The Murmurings

THE MURMURINGS by Carly Anne West

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Legacy of the Clockwork Key

LEGACY OF THE CLOCKWORK KEY (The Secret Order #1) by Kristin Bailey

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Shadow Falls The Beginning

SHADOW FALLS: THE BEGINNING by C.C. Hunter

(BORN AT MIDNIGHT & AWAKE AT DAWN)

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Bruised

BRUISED by Sarah Skilton

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Amulet Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Orleans

ORLEANS by Sherri L. Smith

Pub. Date: March 7, 2013

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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[Begin Update]

I cannot believe I didn’t have A BLOOM IN WINTER listed with the releases when this post went “live.” I was so excited when it downloaded on March 5! As it is categorized as a New Adult title, and because I’m late in including it, I’m listing it here. But it is one of the books I have pre-ordered and one I cannot wait to read!

A Bloom in Winter

A BLOOM IN WINTER (Summerset Abbey #2) by T.J. Brown

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Gallery Books

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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I also apparently forgot these two other pre-orders…

Death, Doom and Detention

DEATH, DOOM AND DETENTION (Darklight #2) by Darynda Jones

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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Thirst 5

THIRST NO. 5: THE SACRED VEIL by Christopher Pike

Pub. Date: March 5, 2013

Publisher: Simon Pulse

(AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

[End of Update]

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Okay. It’s not so bad. I only have seven books pre-ordered… at least I think I only have seven. Last week, I was incorrect in having six books pre-ordered as eight books actually downloaded. WICKED KISS by Michelle Rowen – which, thanks to Amazon’s new way of viewing digital orders I didn’t realize was one of my pre-orders releasing last week – and STAR CROSSED by Jennifer Echols, a non-YA title.

So having only seven books on order this week isn’t terrible. Especially since I’ll have devoured at least three of them before the week is over. (SPELLCASTER, A TOUCH MENACING, INFATUATE.) And hopefully LET THE SKY FALL.

But I really, really want to read UNREMEMBERED and REQUIEM, though that will require reading PANDEMONIUM and possibly HANA first.

[Insert HUGE sigh]

While I will never wish that there weren’t so many amazing sounding books releasing each week, I wish that either my reading speed or the amount of time I had to read would increase. Exponentially.

But for now, I will continue to attack my fast-growing TBR pile one book at a time and hope for the day that I have just a bit more time to read those books that remain.

As ever, wishing you an amazing reading and book buying week ahead.

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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