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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #113

    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 February 26th-March 4th that I have pre-ordered.

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    The Goddess Inheritance

    THE GODDESS INHERITANCE by Aimee Carter will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Harlequin Teen, the print edition is 304 pages.

    THE GODDESS INHERITANCE is the third (and final?) full-length novel in Aimee Carter’s The Goddess Test series.

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    think that THE GODDESS INHERITANCE is the final book in the Goddess Test series. I’m not sure I want it to be, but I think it is. While I may be a little behind on the series, I love the characters – yes I love Henry – and I can’t wait to read this next installment.

    I did end up taking just a small peek at the description and I cannot believe the choice that Kate must face in this book. For those who are behind on this series I will say no more, as that description is super revealing about what happened in book two, GODDESS INTERRUPTED.

    But I cannot wait to read both of these books back-to-back this March. As soon as I clear a couple more books off the pile I am going to reboot the series and read all three books.

    If this is the final book, I hope that Kate and Henry get their happy ending. And I hope that the choice Kate makes doesn’t cost her everything. Although, as this is based on mythology, I’m not entirely certain it is even possible for it to end happily. Those stories always seemed to end tragically.

    And even though I won’t get the chance to read this for a few more weeks, I’m super stoked that my copy will be downloading to my Kindle on Tuesday.

    Dualed

    DUALED by Elsie Chapman will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 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 Random House Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 304 pages.

    DUALED is the first book in author Elsie Chapman’s new series of the same name. The sequel, DIVIDED, is slated for release in February 2014.

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    I can’t believe DUALED is finally releasing this week. When I first noticed this book, which seemed like a lifetime ago, I thought release date was so incredibly far away. Well it’s here. And now I’ll finally be able to take a look at this book that caught my eye those many months ago.

    As DUALED was the book I spotlighted for my Book Watch post a few weeks back, I won’t go on and on here. Because I’ve already let it be known that this was the book I was most excited for this week.

    I’ll be hiding from all reviews until I’ve had the chance to read it. Because I don’t want my read of this story to be swayed by someone else’s opinion. But if the description holds true and DUALED is as suspenseful and fast-paced and thought-provoking as promised, then there is no way I won’t fall madly in love with this story of “Alternate’s” and the harsh future it imagines.

    I am hopeful I’ll be able to sneak in a read of this book in early March.

    The Trouble with Flirting

    THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING by Claire LaZebnik will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 336 pages.

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    I loved reading EPIC FAIL by Claire LaZebnik and so I’m super excited for the release of THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING. Of course I’ve had this pre-ordered since the moment I heard about it and I’m hoping to take a peek when it downloads on Tuesday.

    This sounds like such a fun and delightful story. The description promises “mixed messages and romantic near-misses” and I cannot wait to see which messages are mixed and just who is sending them. Franny? Alex? Or is it Henry?

    I have a feeling that Franny will get herself into just a little bit of trouble in this story, as the title hints. But I’m curious to see if there is a happy ending to her summer romance.

    If I don’t get to devour this book in the next couple of weeks, I may take it on vacation with me at the end of March/beginning of April. It sounds like the perfect vacation read.

    Pulse

    PULSE by Patrick Carman will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, the print edition is 384 pages.

    PULSE is the first book in author Patrick Carman’s new trilogy of the same name.

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    I was immediately drawn in by the cover for PULSE and when I received an early copy for review my curiosity was definitely piqued by the description. While I didn’t get the chance to read it prior to its release, I knew I had to pre-order a copy so that I could have this book in my collection.

    I love stories dubbed “fantasy-adventure” and ones that promise to be “of epic proportions” are ones that will always find their way onto my radar. I am also, and have been for as long as I can remember, fascinated by telekinesis. So this story sounds like my kind of book.

    I can’t wait to meet Dylan and Faith. I can’t wait to see how they both use their abilities. The description hints at action and a love story, but little else, so I’m dying to know just what happens in this first book in the series.

    I am going to try and read this next week, especially as a reviewer I trust recommended it to me. Though, if not next week, then definitely the week after.

    The Madness Underneath

    THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH by Maureen Johnson will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 304 pages.

    THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH is the second book in author Maureen Johnson’s Shades of London series. The third book in the series is entitled THE SHADOW CABINET.

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    I have not yet read the first book in this series but I’ve had THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH pre-ordered for quite some time. I don’t know how many books are going to be a part of this series, but I wanted to have this sequel in my collection before I even considered beginning the Shades of London.

    I loved getting the chance to read two of Maureen Johnson’s books back-to-back in 2011. And I wanted to be able to do the same with this series which sounds very different from that other one but equally as entertaining… if not more so.

    I took a peek at the description – yeah, I can’t seem to help myself this week, can I? – and of course I’m fascinated by the fact that this sequel promises to be filled with “spectacularly gruesome details” and will “keep [me] on the edge of [my] seat until the very end.” I love books that make me cringe, shudder and want to race through them to see just what happens.

    So, yeah… I am so unbelievably excited to finally get the chance to read THE NAME OF THE STAR and follow it up instantly with THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH. Even the title of this sequel is wicked, wicked awesome.

    If I can’t squeeze these books onto my crowded reading pile in March, then they will definitely top the pile in early April. 

    Fragments

    FRAGMENTS by Dan Wells will be released in the U.S. on February 26, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Balzer + Bray, the print edition is 576 pages.

    FRAGMENTS is the second book in author Dan Wells’ Partials Sequence series.

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    I have not read PARTIALS by Dan Wells, but I have heard so many amazing things about it that I had to order the sequel, FRAGMENTS. Not only am I am majorly in love with both covers, but the story itself sounds incredible.

    A society on the brink of extinction. A character, Kira, who must make a “desperate decision” to save her race. And not one but two books in this series the descriptions call “pulse-pounding.”

    I cannot wait to meet Kira and find out what decision she made. And I cannot wait to see just what will happen to Kira, to the humans, to the Partials, in FRAGMENTS.

    I am really, really hoping to be able to devour this series – including the novella, which I also own – this April, even though it sounds like there will be additional books in the series that will force me to wait as anxiously as others have had to wait for FRAGMENTS to be released.

    The Watcher

    THE WATCHER by Lisa Voisin officially releases in the U.S. on March 4, 2013 in paperback format. And it is currently available to order online at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Inkspell Publishing, the print edition is 508 pages.

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    I am so excited for the upcoming release of THE WATCHER by Lisa Voisin next Monday. While the paperback edition is already shipping, I’m hoping that it will be available electronically on March 4th so that I can read it on my Kindle.

    If not, I suppose I’ll cave and buy the print edition because this book sounds seriously awesome. And with two of my favorite angel series having ended, I am desperate for a new story to fill the void.

    I especially love stories about fallen angels. And a story where an angel fell because of someone sounds all sorts of amazing. If it was for love, that’s the ultimate in swoon-worthiness. If it was for revenge, that’s totally epic.

    I cannot wait to meet Mia and Michael. I cannot wait to learn about this “past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge.” And I cannot wait to find out whether her story will end happily or end in destruction.

    If it does release in eBook format I will definitely be reading this some time next week. If it is only releasing in print, then it’ll be the week thereafter. Either way I cannot wait.

    Other Books of Note

    What We Become

    WHAT WE BECOME (Those That Wake #2) by Jesse Karp

    Pub. Date: February 26, 2013

    Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Scandal

    SCANDAL (The Ivy #4) by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

    Pub. Date: February 26, 2013

    Publisher: Dutton Juvenile

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Me Him Them

    ME, HIM, THEM, AND IT by Caela Carter

    Pub. Date: February 26, 2013

    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality

    REVENGE OF THE GIRL WITH THE GREAT PERSONALITY by Elizabeth Eulberg

    Pub. Date: March 1, 2013

    Publisher: Point

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Look

    THE LOOK by Sophia Bennett

    Pub. Date: March 1, 2013

    Publisher: Chicken House

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Some editions of EMBLAZE are being made available on March 1.

    I’ll include it again next week as that’s when my pre-order will be available!

    Emblaze

    EMBLAZE (The Violet Eden Chapters #3) by Jessica Shirvington

    Pub. Date: March 1 and March 5, 2013

    Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Also Known As

    ALSO KNOWN AS by Robin Benway

    Pub. Date: February 26, 2013

    Publisher: Walker Childrens

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    [Update]

    I had one other book pre-ordered that I can’t believe I forgot to mention above!

    Wicked Kiss

    WICKED KISS (Nightwatchers #2) by Michelle Rowen

    Pub. Date: February 26, 2013

    Publisher: Harlequin Teen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    And so begins the storm. The calm is over. I have six books pre-ordered, one book I’m definitely ordering on release date, one book I’m waiting for the eBook release of and two other books I just know I’m going to end up buying – SCANDAL, as I own the other books in the series, and ALSO KNOWN AS, because that book looks like a lot of fun.

    The fact that I got not one bit of reading done this past weekend has made me very, very, very nervous about the toppling pile of books I already have. With a potential ten… or more… new adds this week alone and I’m freaking out. BIG TIME!

    Well, I suppose I’ll just have to keep taking it one book at a time and hope that some day I’ll have all the time in the world to just keep reading. Something I want to do right now. Instead of rambling any further on this post.

    So….

    I hope a few of those titles above are ones you have been waiting on and now have less than a day to wait for their release. And I hope that if they are books in a series the wait for the very next installment isn’t too torturous.

    And… if you are heading to the bookstore to buy those lovely tomes in print, I wish you luck in finding the reads you want and not getting too carried away with those “impulse buys.”

    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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    Book Watch: Dualed

     

    DualedDUALED by Elsie Chapman releases in the U.S. on February 26, 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 Random House Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 304 pages.

    DUALED is the first book in author Elsie Chapman’s series of the same name. The second book in the series, DIVIDED, is slated for release in February 2014.

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    There are a ton of awesome books releasing the week of February 26th, but there is no book I’m more excited for than DUALED by Elsie Chapman. I have been pining for this book ever since I first noticed it last spring and with release date less than three weeks away the wait is finally almost over.

    I did not have instant cover love for this book. Nor was I immediately attracted to its title. While the shadowed image of the girl, which highlighted the fact that she was carrying both a knife and a gun and that the shadow wasn’t a true shadow, might have piqued my curiosity eventually, it was the tagline that claimed my full attention.

    Two of you exist. Only one will survive.

    Yeah. Those two simple sentences alone raised more than a few questions – Why are there two? Are they clones? Are they twins? Why must only one survive? What kind of world did this author create?

    And they were questions I definitely wanted answered. So, of course I checked out the description which made me that much more desperate to get my hands on a copy.

    DUALED sounds amazing. As the description hints, it does sound like it will provide a lot of food for thought about this society, about the survivors, about who best deserves a chance to live. And I cannot wait to discover for myself just what questions this story raises for me.

    But I also cannot wait to meet West Grayer and to find out what the “tragic misstep” was that causes her to question her own worth. I am also very curious to see how the author introduces the “Alts” and whether she brings them to life only to destroy them in the course of this story.

    This dark, dystopian society reminds me a little bit of the one in King’s The Long Walk, so I’m incredibly interested in diving in when it releases later this month.

    The description promises a story that has “fast-paced action” and “unexpected romance” along with those ideas to ponder. Which make this first book in the author’s series one that I think definitely deserves the spotlight.

    So, without a doubt, DUALED is my choice for the book to watch this week. Even with all those other awesome releases.

    And if you don’t want to have to wait for release and would like to listen to an audio excerpt on YouTube, CLICK HERE.

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    Places to Watch

    The author on TWITTER

    The author on FACEBOOK

    The author’s WEBSITE

    The author on PINTEREST

    The author’s TUMBLR

    The author on GOODREADS

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    About the Book

    Goodreads description:

    You or your Alt? Only one will survive.

    The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

    Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

    Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

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    Other Amazing Books to Watch

    Here are a bunch of wicked cool books releasing the week of February 26th:

    THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING by Claire LaZebnik

    THE MADNESS UNDERNEATH (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson

    FRAGMENTS (Partials #2) by Dan Wells

    PULSE (Pulse #1) by Patrick Carman

    SCANDAL (The Ivy #4) by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur

    WHAT WE BECOME (Those That Wake #2) by Jesse Karp

    ALSO KNOWN AS by Robin Benway

    EMBLAZE (The Violet Eden Chapters #3) by Jessica Shirvington (March 1)

    THE LOOK by Sophie Bennett (March 1, in stock Feb. 8)

    ME, HIM, THEM, IT by Caela Carter

    REVENGE OF THE GIRL WITH THE GREAT PERSONALITY by Elizabeth Eulberg (March 1, in stock Feb. 8)

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