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 September 17th-September 23rd that I have pre-ordered.
THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 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 Balzer + Bray, the print edition is 480 pages.
THE BURNING SKY is the first book in Author Sherry Thomas’ The Elemental Trilogy. The second and third books in the series, both currently untitled, are slated to release in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
I am so excited for the release of THE BURNING SKY this week. I have it pre-ordered for my Kindle but this cover is way too gorgeous not to also buy a print copy. Especially since this book was incredible. And I’m so lucky that I got the chance to read it early thanks to the publisher.
As I will be on the tour on Tuesday and I’m hoping to post a review then too, I don’t want to talk too much about this amazing book. And as I have read it, I obviously can’t guess about what the description hints at.
But I will just say that I cannot believe it says there are 480 pages as the book was such a quick read. I loved getting to meet Iolanthe and Titus. I loved the magical and fairytale elements that were woven into this story. I loved that from moment one I was always on edge about what would happen to Iolanthe and Titus. And I wish the second book in this series were available right now because waiting is most definitely going to suck.
FROZEN by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston will be released in the U.S. on Spetember 17, 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 Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 336 pages.
FROZEN is the first book in the authors’ Heart of Dread series. No information is yet available on future books in the series.
I love Melissa de la Cruz’s writing and I am totally stoked that FROZEN is releasing this week and I’ll finally get to read it when it downloads to my Kindle on Monday Midnight. I didn’t get the chance to read it early so I’m so glad that the wait is finally over.
The world sounds incredible – a destroyed planet, a frozen city “blanketed in ice” that is still a “24-hour hedonistic playground” and rumors of “sinister sorcery.” How cool is that?
I cannot wait to meet Natasha Kestal and find out just what her “darkest secret” is. I can’t wait to find out if there really is a place called “the Blue.” And I am just so curious what lies will have to be overcome in order for true love to survive for her and Ryan “Wes” Wesson.
This book sounds dark and magical and I hope that I will get the chance to get this book on the pile next week.
THE WICKED WITHIN by Kelly Keaton will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 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 288 pages.
THE WICKED WITHIN is the third and final book in Kelly Keaton’s Gods & Monsters series.
I am a little behind with this series but I am thrilled that THE WICKED WITHIN is releasing this week and will be added to my collection along with the first two books in the series. I loved DARKNESS BECOMES HER and I can’t wait to get caught up and find out what’s been happening with Ari.
While I have read the description for A BEAUTIFUL EVIL, I refuse to read the description for this latest release. Though I have heard that this is the final book in the series, which makes me even more excited by the fact that I can read this series to its conclusion and not have to wait.
But I don’t know what happens with regard to Violet’s kidnapping by Athena. I don’t know what’s going on with Ari and the Medusa curse. I don’t know if things have heated up between her and Sebastian and I have no idea what’s in store for any of the characters in this final installment in the series.
I love the mythology and the world that Author Kelly Keaton created. And while I am sad that this series is ending with this book, I can’t wait to devour both books and I hope to do so before the month ends.
TUMBLE & FALL by Alexandra Coutts will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), the print edition is 384 pages.
I was so thrilled when I got the chance to read TUMBLE & FALL early via NetGalley when the copy I traded for never arrived. But due to a few issues with my nook, I was not able to read it as planned, so I am so excited that it will be releasing this week and I can finally read it.
TUMBLE & FALL was my Book Watch post the other week so I will try to keep this brief. But I am just so curious about this book, about its characters, about what they’ll decide to do with the time they have remaining.
I am expecting to be heartbroken. And I’m anticipating tears. The idea that there will be “surprise beginnings” when the world is about to end makes me so incredibly sad and I haven’t even started reading this book.
While I haven’t yet read a book by this author, though I do own one she wrote a couple years ago as Alexandra Bullen, I hear she’s a beautiful writer and I cannot wait to find out for myself with this, her latest, release.
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 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 Balzer + Bray, the print edition is 368 pages.
I was thrilled to have been able to trade for a copy of 3:59 and read my first Gretchen McNeil book just a little bit early. I loved this story and the author’s writing so I can’t wait to add this title to my collection this week.
As I already read and reviewed 3:59 I won’t tease about it too much. But I thought the idea of doppelgängers and parallel universes was fascinating. I loved getting to see just how not greener the grass was when Josie traded places with Jo. And I loved that this story mixed sci fi, mystery and horror together.
I still think this book should totally have been the first book in a series, but I suppose not having to wait for a follow-up book is a good thing, given how many books I am waiting on sequels for. And I suppose I am glad that I already read this book so that its addition to my collection is just that and not an addition to the TBR pile.
THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Scholastic Press, the print edition is 416 pages.
THE DREAM THIEVES is the second book in author Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. The third and fourth books, currently untitled, are due out in 2014 and 2015.
I don’t know how the release date snuck up on me for THE DREAM THIEVES! I’d been dying for this book to release and was so unbelievably excited when I was approved to read it via NetGalley. But my pre-order will be downloading on Tuesday and I haven’t yet had the chance to read this book that I’d been pining for.
I actually picked up THE DREAM THIEVES a few weeks ago and planned on going off-pile to read it. But it seems I have to read THE RAVEN BOYS again because I’m a little fuzzy on a few details as I’d read it during a rather hectic time and find myself a little bit lost. Though I do remember it was amazing.
But I did read the description for this sequel on Goodreads and it reveals next to nothing about what I can expect. Which makes me that much more desperate to find out what happens with Ronan and the fact that his dreams are interfering with his waking life. And it makes me even more curious about what’s in store for Blue, Adam and Gansey.
I really hope to be able to solve the mystery about just what comes next a bit later this week. But I will be reading this sequel and its predecessor next week no matter what.
ONCE WE WERE by Kat Zhang will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 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 352 pages.
ONCE WE WERE is the second book in Kat Zhang’s The Hybrid Chronicles. The third book in the series, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.
I have not yet read the first book in this series but I had to pre-order ONCE WE WERE as I have every intention of reading both books in the very near future. I was first drawn to this series because of its gorgeous covers. But the description sounds so very different and intriguing that I knew this would be a series I’d want to get to know.
I have yet to meet Eva and Addie and find out why they weren’t “settling” and one of them “fading.” I have yet to find out how Eva managed to survive, trapped in the shared body with Addie. And I haven’t found out whether they were willing to take the risk so that Eva could move again or if they did, what happened to them both.
I just know the description for this sequel will be incredibly spoiler-y and as I hope to be able to read both books in this series very soon, I don’t want to take even the littlest of peeks. But knowing that there will be two books for me to devour back-to-back makes me even more excited about discovering this series. And I hope to be able to do so early next month.
A LITTLE TOO FAR by Lisa Desrochers will be released in the U.S. on September 17, 2013 in eBook format. A paperback edition will be released on October 1st. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by William Morrow, the print edition is 336 pages.
A LITTLE TOO FAR is the first book in Author Lisa Desrochers’ new series of the same name. The second book in the series, A LITTLE TOO MUCH, is slated for release on November 12, 2013 and the third book in the series, A LITTLE TOO HOT, will be released on January 21, 2014.
I am somewhat of a New Adult newbie but I love Author Lisa Desrochers’ writing and I just had to pre-order A LITTLE TOO FAR for my Kindle. I received a surprise copy from the author in print format which I’m currently reading and hope to be finished with tonight. But as I want this book to be a part of my permanent collection I have no plans to cancel my eBook pre-order.
The taboo subject matter and the promise of an extra sexy read aren’t types of stories I typically add to the pile. But I am curious to see how this author handles things and I’m curious to meet Lexie Banks and find out just how she gets involved in one… or potentially two… complicated relationships.
As I have scanned a few reviews on the A LITTLE TOO FAR Blog Tour from Rockstar Book Tours I have a feeling that there won’t be anything too shocking, that the way the author approaches the forbidden romance will be well-written, that there may be some heat but nothing too graphic. So I am excited to see where this story heads and I hope to be able to share my thoughts, whether here or on FAD, once I’ve read it.
And, yes, I think Italy is one of the most romantic countries in the world and I love that this story is set in Rome.
UNITED WE SPY (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE by Leila Sales
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
DEAD GIRLS DON’T LIE by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Walker Childrens
THE TAMING OF THE TIGHTS (Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #3) by Louise Rennison
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
THE CLOCKWORK SCARAB (Stoker & Holmes #1) by Colleen Gleason
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Chronicle Books
BATTLE OF THE AMPERE (Michael Vey #3) by Richard Paul Evans
Pub. Date: September 17, 2013 – Reprint edition
Publisher: Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
Well it’s kind of a relief that I only have eight books pre-ordered this week. Especially since I’ll have read three of them before their respective release dates. And I should hopefully be reading at least two others in the next week or two.
So while it may be a slight burden on my wallet, it won’t affect my TBR pile too much. Of course I really want to buy the Leila Sales book that’s releasing on Tuesday….
I do feel as if I missed a ton of “other books of note” books, though. So maybe there are a few titles that I should have included in this post. But ignorance is bliss, right? I say yes, because it took me an hour or two less in order to create this post because of said potential ignorance. And that makes me more than a little bit happy.
I have this new theme and I’m debating on whether or not to tweak the formatting for those “other books” to include the descriptions since I don’t talk about them like I do the books I am purchasing. But for now I’m keeping things status quo.
If you have been dying to read THE DREAM THIEVES I hope your copy will arrive on release date or your book store or library will have it in stock. And if you haven’t yet heard of Sherry Thomas’ THE BURNING SKY all I can say is that it’s an amazing and magical read and I can’t recommend it enough.
As ever, I hope you found a few titles you can’t live without and I hope that the wait has finally ended for one or two books you’ve been suffering the wait for. And if I missed any books in my list this week please let me know. I’d hate to miss out on the awesome!
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!