Book Watch: Releasing This Week #152


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 November 26th-December 2nd that I have pre-ordered.


Crash Into You


CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry releases in the U.S. today, November 26, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harlequin Teen, the print edition is 496 pages.

CRASH INTO YOU is the third full-length book in Author Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits series. The fourth book, TAKE ME ON, is slated to release on May 20, 2014.


I am so excited that CRASH INTO YOU releases today and that I have the finished copy on my Kindle and my print copy will be arriving at some point (hopefully) later today. This was my favorite story in the series so far. I loved reading about Isaiah and Rachel and I can’t wait to do so again.

I was super lucky to get the chance to read this early, but I am so glad that it’s finally available so that everyone will get the chance to read this amazing book. I am just so curious to see if Isaiah will take the place of Noah in other readers’ hearts as he did for me.

As I have read this story and know how the love story begins and ends I won’t ramble on about it here. But the description, while fantastic, doesn’t come close to doing it justice – it was sweet and romantic and heartbreaking and amazing. It is my favorite book yet by the author. And it is a book I definitely plan on reading again.


From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.




PAWN by Aimée Carter releases in the U.S. today, November 26, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harlequin Teen, the print edition is 352 pages.

PAWN is the first book in the author’s The Blackcoat Rebellion series. The second book in the series, CAPTIVE, is slated for release in 2014.


I can’t believe that PAWN hits shelves today, that my Kindle copy downloaded last night and I still haven’t had the chance to finish it and find out what happens in this first book in the series. This is a book whose release I’ve been anxiously awaiting, was so excited to have received an eARC of early, and still wasn’t able to get it read in its entirety prior to release, which just kills me.

PAWN was my choice for a book to spotlight for my Book Watch post, I was so excited to read it, and here it is release date and I haven’t found out what happens to Kitty at the end of this story. I haven’t found out whether she was able to stop the rebellion. I haven’t found out… hardly anything.

But I am still totally stoked about this book. I still plan on finishing it. I still expect to fall in love with it like everyone whose read it and buzzed it has. It will just have to be next weekend, after I clear a few IRL stuffs off my plate.

Though I plan on continuing to read it from the finished eBook instead of the eARC as finished copies are always better.



For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked – surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister’s niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There’s only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed, and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that’s not her own, she must decide which path to choose and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she’s only beginning to understand.


Crystal Fire

CRYSTAL FIRE by Jordan Dane releases in the U.S. today, November 26, 2013, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Harlequin Teen, the print edition is 336 pages.

CRYSTAL FIRE is the second book in Author Jordan Dane’s The Hunted series.


I loved the first book in Jordan Dane’s The Hunted series and I’m so excited that CRYSTAL FIRE released today and that I have the sequel on my Kindle. I didn’t request the eARC though I was so very tempted to do so, but I knew my schedule was insane.

But now it has released and now it’s mine, mine, all mine and I can read it at my leisure. Though as I’m desperately curious about what will happen in this follow-up, I plan on reading it sooner rather than later.

After checking out the description I’m anxious to find out whether the Believers will succeed in taking Gabe down. I’m curious to find out what is in Gabe’s past. And I’m hopeful that the Indigo and Crystal children will be able to defeat them before too many are forced to suffer from their cruel experiments.

I love Jordan Dane’s unique voice and I can’t wait to read this next book in her series. I am hopeful, schedule permitting, that I’ll be able to do so some time in December.


Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.

A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.

While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese–the obsessed leader of the Believers–the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They’re silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.

When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He’ll need to confront his past–and the man who made him–before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.


Angel Fever

ANGEL FEVER by L.A. Weatherly releases in the U.S. today, November 26, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Candlewick, the print edition is 496 pages.

ANGEL FEVER is the third and final full-length book in Author L.A. Weatherly’s Angel trilogy.


I am super excited that ANGEL FEVER released in the U.S. today. I’ve been in love with this series since before the first book was released in the U.S. and I was so excited when I got the opportunity to read book one just a bit early courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley.

While I haven’t had the chance to read book two, ANGEL FIRE, yet, I definitely plan on reading both books back-to-back. I actually planned on waiting as the wait for each book’s release has been maddening and this is one of those stories that you just want to dive into and not stop reading until the end.

I couldn’t help but take a peek at the description – and now hope that I’ll forget about the spoilers for book two – as I was curious to see if this was, in fact, the final book. It is, which makes me happy, and a little bit sad, but more happy because I won’t have to wait for answers.

Answers to the questions about what will happen with Willow, Seb and Alex, about how, or whether, the human race will survive, and just what consequences each of them will have to face. Answers I plan on getting when I read both books in January.


As half-angel Willow strives to save the world from her parasitic otherworldly kin, romance and tension heat up to a climactic finale.

In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in “refugee” camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey.

Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin-and the fate of the world hangs in the balance-each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?


Other Books of Note

The Next Big ThingTHE NEXT BIG THING (The Start-Up #2) by Sadie Hayes

Pub. Date: November 26, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin



The second page-turning installment in the Start-Up series, following twin college students Amelia and Adam as they attempt to make it in the competetive world of Silicon Valley.

Amelia and Adam’s new company, Doreye, may have won over Silicon Valley, but the trouble is far from over. After facing down skepticism, a meddler from their past and a saboteur who makes their app malfunction right when it matters most, drama suddenly seems to be brewing within the ranks. While Adam has money signs in his eyes and enough charm to win over the investors, Amelia decides she wants to give away their app for free, leading to discord and a separation of responsibilities—and power.

As if that weren’t hard enough on their relationship, Adam and Amelia are both keeping secrets from each other, the kinds of secrets that could change everything if revealed. As they grow farther apart, others grow closer together. Patty finds a new boyfriend—and a fascinating new job—to distract her from Chad; Adam becomes involved with an older woman who seems to be as interested in Doreye as he is; and TJ starts to notice that Amelia is more than just a computer nerd with the tensions running high, Adam makes a decision that topples Amelia’s carefully constructed life and sets off a chain of events that could threaten the future of Doreye. Can Amelia find a way to save their company before it’s too late?

Previously published as The Anti-Social Network.


PushedPUSHED (The Sense Thieves #2) by Corrine Jackson

Pub. Date: November 26, 2013

Publisher: K-Teen



She didn’t know how far she’d go—until she was pushed.

Remy O’Malley was just learning to harness her uncanny healing power when she discovered the other,darker half of her bloodline. Now she lives trapped between two worlds, uneasy among her fellow
Healers—and relentlessly hunted by the Protectors.

Forced to conceal her dual identity, and the presence of her Protector boyfriend Asher Blackwell, Remy encounters a shadow community of Healers who will put her loyalties to the test.

Pushed to the limit, with the lives of those she loves most on the line, Remy must decide whether to choose sides in a centuries-old war—or make the ultimate sacrifice and go to a place from which she may never return…


It may be a fairly quiet week for releases, what with it being Thanksgiving week here in the U.S. But it’s a freaking AWESOME week for releases which more than makes up for the fact that I only have four full-length books getting added to my collection.

While I have read CRASH INTO YOU, it is a book I plan on reading again, which means I have four new books for the TBR pile. But I am not going to complain, as I am desperate to read them all. And I’m just so happy that they’re mine and that I can read them whenever the mood strikes.

I don’t think I forgot anything last week. I don’t list novellas – though I’m thinking I really should – so I didn’t include the various novellas that downloaded in the past two weeks – like Claudia Gray’s THE FIRST MIDNIGHT, Veronica Rossi’s BROOKE, Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan’s WHAT TO BUY THE SHADOWHUNTER WHO HAS EVERYTHING. But I own all of those and I’m excited to read them all one of these days.

And as I don’t always list New Adult purchases, I may have neglected to include REDEMPTION (Defiance #2) by Stephanie Tyler, which I can’t wait to read, that released on November 18th.

But I don’t think there were any YA titles that I just had to have last week or that are releasing this week, that I forgot to mention. Of course I’m happy to stand corrected. So if there are any “must own” titles I missed, please feel free to let me know.

I hope that a few of this weeks releases are ones you have been anxiously awaiting and that the wait has finally come to an end. Whether they were delivered to your door, to your eReader or you were able to grab a copy at your local bookstore or from your library, I hope that any one of this week’s releases mean that you have a very happy reading 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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