Book Watch: Dead River

Dead RiverDEAD RIVER by Cyn Balog will be released in the U.S. on April 9, 2013 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 256 pages.


Last week I missed a ton of “dying for” releases when making my decision on which book to watch for the week of April 2nd, but I still stand by my choice.

This week I am almost positive I discovered all the YA books releasing the week of April 9th before choosing this week’s book to spotlight. And while it wasn’t easy, as there are four books releasing that I can’t wait for, the mystery behind the book I did choose was what made me decide that DEAD RIVER by Cyn Balog was the book to watch.

The cover is completely creepy and captivating. The description is totally cryptic. And even though it doesn’t reveal anything substantive about the book, it makes me desperate to get my hands on it to find out more.

I’ve gotten so curious about this upcoming title by author Cyn Balog that I’ve even gone so far as try and read a review from editorial media. However, that review won’t be available to the public until closer to the book’s release. Yes, I am that desperate.

Fortunately the author revealed a little bit about what inspired her story in a recent blog post, HERE. Though it still doesn’t reveal just what happens in this book.

So, while I know next to nothing about this upcoming book, I just had to put it in the spotlight because I am so curious about it and because I have read another book by this author which I absolutely loved. And so I cannot wait to read this, her latest release, which sounds like it will be my kind of book.

I mean, what’s not to love about a book that is described as being a “creepy paranormal thriller”?

And while I am looking forward to continuing the Covenant series and the Chronicles of Nick and am curious about STRANGELETS, the book that has me most excited for April 9th to roll around is DEAD RIVER by Cyn Balog and so I just had to make it the book to watch this week.


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Goodreads description:

My friends and I are spending prom weekend at a remote wooded cabin on the Dead. The Dead River.

I thought it was going to be just us.

I was wrong.

Nothing is what it seems in this creepy paranormal thriller by Cyn Balog



Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of April 9th:

STRANGELETS by Michelle Gagnon

INFERNO (Chronicles of Nick #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

APOLLYON (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

THE SHADOW GIRL by Jennifer Archer

ZOM-B CITY (Zom-B #3) by Darren Shan



MOONSET by Scott Tracey (releasing April 8th)

Technically MOONSET should have been included with last week’s releases as I choose my books based on release weeks from Tuesday through Monday and it should have been my Book Watch spotlight book. But…

As I had just recently participated in a book blast for MOONSET I didn’t want to have too much overlap with that post and I figured I’d sneak it in with this week’s books to spotlight. However…

As I am going to be having a giveaway for a few copies on Monday, once again I’m running into a potential “too much MOONSET” issue. And while I don’t think there can be too much MOONSET, perhaps my blog’s readers might think so. Because then there will be my review post and then my tour post. So…

I thought I’d just include it as a special mention here, to acknowledge that most definitely YES I am aware of its release and YES I would have loved to have put it in the spotlight last week if I hadn’t blasted it the week before. And YES I loved this first book in author Scott Tracey’s new series. But five MOONSET posts in one month on the blog might be overkill for some….

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