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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #104

    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 December 25th-December 31st that I have pre-ordered.

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    Neverfall

    NEVERFALL by Brodi Ashton will be released in the U.S. on December 26, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins.

    NEVERFALL is a novella set between EVERNEATH and EVERBOUND in the author’s Everneath series. EVERBOUND, the second book in the series, is set to release on January 22, 2013.

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    I have been delaying finishing my read of EVERBOUND so that I won’t have to wait so long for the third book in the series, but now that NEVERFALL is releasing I know I won’t be able to resist reading both the novella and the novel.

    As soon as I heard that the author wrote a story all about Cole I could not wait for its release. And the second I heard it was available to pre-order, I did. And then I read the description.

    Now I’m just dying for it to download. Which won’t be until the 26th due to the holiday. Because it explains Cole’s whereabouts. It sets him on a quest. And it may have some answers about just what his true feelings are.

    I am so unbelievably excited to read this. And I’m really glad I didn’t finish reading EVERBOUND because now, when I read this, I think it might just change how I read the full-length novel.

    This novella sounds incredibly exciting, packed full of information that I’m desperate to know, and I am super psyched for its release on Wednesday.

    Kiss Me Again

    KISS ME AGAIN by Rachel Vail will be released in the U.S. on December 26, 2012 in hardcover 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 256 pages.

    KISS ME AGAIN is the second book in author Rachel Vail’s If We Kiss series.

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    I have not yet started to read this series but it looked so cute and like so much fun that I bought book one and pre-ordered KISS ME AGAIN. I want to find out more about this “off-limit” love story.

    The first book was released in 2005, so this follow-up has been a long time in the making. But I’m guessing by its title that Charlie and Kevin did kiss. Even though her best friend was in love with him and her mother and his father are dating.

    But I am super curious to find out what happens in this follow-up. I did take a peek at the description – it’s why I decided to pre-order this book in the first place – and the first line is a little bit swoon-worthy.

    He closed the distance I’d opened up between us and kissed me lightly on the lips. “Maybe we can just be,” Kevin whispered.

    As the description for this sequel is totally spoiler-y for the first book, I won’t talk too much about it. But, I will say that the obstacles in this sequel seem much, much, much more challenging.

    And I can’t wait to read both books. Hopefully this will happen in early February.

    Blood-Kissed Sky

    BLOOD-KISSED SKY by J.A. London will be released in the U.S. on December 26, 2012 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 368 pages.

    BLOOD-KISSED SKY is the second book in J.A. London’s Darkness Before Dawn series. The third book, AFTER DAYBREAK, is slated to release on June 25, 2013.

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    I am definitely excited for this sequel to DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN. I very much enjoyed reading that book and can’t wait to find out what’s happening next in BLOOD-KISSED SKY. I pre-ordered it back in August, and I’m so glad that it will be downloading this week. Though I am going to wait until January to read it so I can list it among my 2013 reads.

    As I already spotlighted this for my Book Watch post, I will keep this brief. But things ended on a bit of a cliffhanger and I’m curious to find out just what happened next.

    I love the idea of Day Walkers and the fact that they’re out and about “terrorizing the city” has me even more excited for this sequel. I am also super interested in finding out just why things are so much worse with Victor in charge.

    I will definitely be reading this one very soon and taking the journey with Dawn across the wastelands. I just hope the ending isn’t too torturous, even though the wait for the next book isn’t too long.

    Annabel

    ANNABEL by Lauren Oliver will be released on December 26, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by HarperCollins.

    ANNABEL is a prequel novella in author Lauren Oliver’s Delirium series. The third book in the series, REQUIEM, is set to release on March 5, 2013.

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    I am so behind on this series, but it was totally on purpose. Because I was told that PANDEMONIUM had an even more torturous ending than DELIRIUM. And so I’ve been waiting for the final book’s release before I continue reading.

    But I am so thrilled that ANNABEL is releasing this week. And I plan on reading it over the holidays. Because it is a prequel story, unlike HANA, it won’t – I hope – tease me too much about what is to come in books two and three, since REQUIEM isn’t releasing until March.

    I can’t wait to find out more about Annabel and “discover her secrets.” I love that this story will reveal parts of her past and will tell of her “daring escape.”

    Lauren Oliver is an amazing writer and she always, always, always manages to pull me into the stories she creates. I find her writing to be absolutely hauntingly beautiful and I cannot wait to finally get the chance to read another book in this series. Even if it is a short one.

    Full Moon Kisses

    FULL MOON KISSES by Ellen Schreiber will be released in the U.S. on December 26, 2012 in hardcover and eBook format. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 224 pages.

    FULL MOON KISSES is the third book in author Ellen Schreiber’s Full Moon series.

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    I own both books in the Full Moon series, though I only read the first one. So I have some catching up to do once FULL MOON KISSES downloads this week. Although I probably won’t be able to catch up on the series until late spring, as part of the 2013 TBR Pile Reading Challenge.

    I’m such a fan of author Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses series. And while I wasn’t as in love with Celeste in the first book in this series as I was with Raven in her series, I’ve always planned on reading the rest of the series to find out just how things end.

    I totally took a peek at the description, though I probably shouldn’t have as I haven’t read book two. But I couldn’t help myself. It reveals that someone wants to turn Celeste into a werewolf. Which does not sound like a good thing.

    The description talks of cures and dilemmas and promises “danger,” “mystery,” and romance. And as this series is slated to end this year I’m so very curious to see who Celeste chooses and to find out how it all wraps up.

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    Oh my gosh NEVERFALL is releasing this week! I cannot wait to dive in. I wish it was releasing on Tuesday instead of Wednesday as I’d totally have stay up late reading it on Monday night. But I have to go to work on Wednesday so I won’t get to read it until Wednesday night! That’s an ENTIRE day with Cole’s story just begging to be read and me not being able to read it.

    Yes the problems I face are ginormous. (Not even close.) But still. It’s COLE. And I am TEAM COLE. So….

    But I’m just as tempted by ANNABEL, even though I have the feeling it will only make me that much more tempted to start PANDEMONIUM. Ugh. The temptations I face!

    Anyway, there are five great books releasing this week that I’m more than happy to add to my collection. I’m just getting really, really scared about the fact that next week – and I think the week thereafter – have books in the double digits that I have pre-ordered.

    Must. Read. Faster. Must. Avoid. Tumblr.

    Anyway…

    I hope there are a few awesome titles releasing this week that you’re looking forward to having in your collection at the end of 2012. Because next week’s releases count toward your 2013 book buys. And I hope you have saved up for them, because there are SO MANY awesome books releasing in January.

    As always… Happy book buying and happy reading!

    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: Releasing This Week #72

    Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

    These are books for the week of May 15th-May 21st that I have pre-ordered.

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    As Dead as it Gets by Katie Alender will be released in the U.S. on May 15, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Hyperion Books for Children, the print edition is 448 pages.

    As Dead as it Gets is the third book in author Katie Alender’s Bad Girls Don’t Die series.

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    I can’t wait to get my copy of As Dead as it Gets on Tuesday. I loved the first book in the series and read half of book two, but haven’t had a chance to finish it. Not because I wasn’t loving it – it was awesome, – but because I had a few required reads demanding my time.

    But I think I will be re-starting it this month once I have As Dead as it Gets safely downloaded to my Kindle so that I can read both back-to-back. I’m dying to find out how From Bad to Cursed ends and to find out just what’s going to happen in this third book.

    I haven’t taken a peek at the description for fear of spoilers, but the book cover links to Goodreads. I’m hoping that things end well for Alexis at the Sunshine Club and that As Dead as it Gets is her story. I’d be devastated if she didn’t make it.

    The title sounds just as dark and ominous as its predecessors and I can’t wait to read it to find out who the story is about and just how dead things really do get.

    Immortal Hearts by Ellen Schreiber will be released in the U.S. on May 15, 2012 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, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 272 pages.

    Immortal Hearts is the ninth and final book in the Vampire Kisses series by author Ellen Schreiber

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    I had no idea Immortal Hearts was the final book in the series. I’ve had this on my list of pre-orders forever and I had no clue. I’m crushed. And now I’m more determined than ever to catch up on this series just so I can see how things end.

    I love Raven and Alexander and I thought this series was absolutely adorable. I’ve read the first seven books in the series so I only have to catch up on Cryptic Cravings to find out whether Raven’s dream of becoming a vampire finally comes true.

    I don’t know whether the author will end the series with a happily ever after or whether she’ll simply just hint at some of the possibilities for the characters’ futures. But I hope this series will get wrapped up in a nice bow.

    I did take a peek at the description and I’m excited that Alexander’s sister Stormy will be coming to town. I am super curious just how she and Raven will get along.

    And I am definitely anxious about what the author has planned for this final book. Especially as the description says that it will keep “hearts racing.” And as it is releasing this week I won’t have too long to wait. I just hope I can get to both books in this series next month.

    For those who are already caught up on the series, the first chapter of Immortal Hearts is available to read on the author’s website. CLICK HERE.

    Gilt by Katherine Longshore will be released in the U.S. on May 15, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Viking Juvenile, the print edition is 416 pages.

    Gilt is the first book in author Katherine Longshore’s The Royal Circle series.

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    I can’t believe release date is almost here for Gilt. I got a surprise ARC in the mail a few weeks ago, but I decided to pre-order the finished copy for my Kindle because the description made this book sound just too tempting not to have it as part of my permanent collection.

    And while I haven’t had the chance to read it early, I plan on adding Gilt to my reading pile in the next few weeks because it sounds awesome.

    I won’t go on and on too much as I already spotlighted it for my Book Watch post. But the Tudor setting, the intrigue of being at court and the “secrets, lies, and sordid affairs” were more than enough reasons to make this a book I’m dying to read.

    I can’t wait to meet Kitty and Catherine and find out more about the love triangle and Cat’s “rise and fall as queen.” And I’m super excited to discover just what price they’ll have to pay for love.

    Gilt sounds absolutely fascinating. I know that I’m totally intrigued. And I can’t wait to read this first book in the author’s new series.

    A Confusion of Princes by Garth Nix

    Pub. Date: May 15, 2012

    Published by: HarperTeen

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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    I can’t believe how forgetful I was when creating last week’s post. Which makes me very nervous about this week’s post. I managed to add an update shortly after that post was published with the release information for Last Rite by Lisa Desrochers, which I forgot to include.

    And I’ve since learned that I also forgot to mention In Honor by Jessi Kirby, which was another book I had pre-ordered.

    If I’m not missing any major new releases, then it is a quiet release week. I only have three books pre-ordered, but all three of them are books I can’t wait to read. Although the first two do require reading the previous book in the series…. So, I’m thinking that maybe Gilt will be the first to make it to the top of the pile.

    I’m really glad it’s a bit of a slower release week this week. While there aren’t too many books releasing next week, there are a few that I’m absolutely dying to read, so having a bit of a slower week will keep me from falling too far behind.

    And while I only have three new books for the TBR pile this week, I am thinking of adding a new nook to the family. I’m just afraid to head to Barnes & Noble because I may end up finding a few… or more… books to add to my collection. So, we’ll see….

    Anyway, happy book buying!

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    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: Releasing This Week #52

    Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

    These are books for the week of December 27th-January 2nd that I have pre-ordered.

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    Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent will be released in the U.S. in eBook format only on January 1, 2012. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The novella is published by Harlequin TEEN.

    Never to Sleep is an eBook novella in the Soul Screamers series by author Rachel Vincent.

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    I am so excited that Never to Sleep will be out in less than a week. You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to discuss this novella with everyone. Keeping what I know secret has been killing me. I want to talk about its awesomeness and I can’t wait for everyone to finally read it.

    While I was fortunate to get a chance to read it this past October, I wasn’t able to reveal the title, who the main character was, or anything about the plot. But I did manage to tease it (HERE). And I’m so curious to see if everyone is able to connect what I was teasing with what actually happens in NtS.

    I have this novella pre-ordered for both my Kindle and my Nook and I can’t wait to see it download with its lovely cover on January 1.

    Magic of the Moonlight by Ellen Schreiber was released in the U.S. today, December 27, 2011, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 240 pages.

    Magic of the Moonlight is the second book in the Full Moon series by the author.

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    I pre-ordered this book awhile ago and almost forgot it was downloading today. I had a chance to read the first book in the series courtesy of NetGalley last year and while I loved the author’s Vampire Kisses series a bit more, I still wanted to see what was up next for Celeste and Brandon.

    According to the description, Celeste is looking for a cure for Brandon while trying to keep their relationship secret. Which is no easy task. And there is a ball that she wants to attend with him, but to do so would reveal their secret relationship and possibly reveal just what he is to everyone.

    I’m curious to see just what Celeste will decide and what the results will be from the choices she makes. The first book in the series was a quick, fun and cute read and this one sounds even more so.

    Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was released in the U.S. today, December 27, 2011, in hardcover and eBook formats.

    It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by EgmontUSA, the print edition is 336 pages.

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    Wow, release date seems to have come up quickly for Every Other Day. I pre-ordered it the day I discovered it and although I have the eARC from NetGalley, I was not able to read it before release day.

    I won’t ramble too much as I spotlighted it earlier in the month for my Book Watch post. But this book by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one I definitely can’t wait to read.

    I want to meet Kali, see her in action as she hunts down demons, zombies and hellhounds, and find out if she discovers just why she is the way she is every other day. This sounds like a story that will be action-packed, and with only twenty-four hours to save a girl who is marked for death, I just bet it will be tension-filled with that edge-of-your-seat level of excitement.

    Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan was released in the U.S. today, December 27, 2011, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Poppy, the print edition is 400 pages.

    Darkness Falls is the second book in the Immortal Beloved series by author Cate Tiernan.

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    I still haven’t read the first book in this series, but as I already own it, I pre-ordered Darkness Falls. I love these new covers and I just wish my eBook of the first book in the series had the new cover instead of the old one.

    As I don’t want to do more than glance at the description on Goodreads, in case it is highly spoiler-y, I’m not sure exactly what will be happening in Darkness Falls. But I do know that it continues Nastasya’s story and that it is the second book in a planned trilogy.

    According to the description for Immortal Beloved, the first book in the trilogy, it is “an engaging story of a timeless struggle and inescapable romance….” I can’t imagine that the sequel will stray too far from this idea, which of course has me even more excited to start reading both books.

    I love stories about immortals and I can’t wait to meet Nastasya and this “undeniably sexy” Reyn and I already hope that both characters, and not just Nastasya make it through to book two.

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    Shattered: The Amanda Project by Laurie Faria Stolarz and Amanda Valentino

    Pub. Date: December 27, 2011

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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    On a Dark Wing by Jordan Dane

    Pub. Date: December 27, 2011

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

    I included On a Dark Wing in my RTW post last week as the print edition was available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble on December 20. But as the official release date is today for the print edition and the eBook will be available on January 1, I thought I’d add it again here.

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    {Note: All covers link to the books on Goodreads}

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    When I started creating this post, I thought I only had one book ordered for the week. But after checking my Amazon pre-orders I discovered there were three full-length books and one novella that would be downloading this week. This makes me so super thrilled that the year will end – and begin – with so many great books to read.

    Apparently I have been doing this post for an entire year, which I had no idea about until today. I suppose I probably should have realized it when I prepared last week’s post and had to name it RTW #51, but I didn’t. I know that my regular Book Watch posts have been around since 2010, but I thought that this weekly feature was around for a shorter time, like MRP.

    Anyway, I hope you have some amazing books ordered for the end of this year and the beginning of next. And if you know of any that aren’t on my list but should be, let me know. I’d hate to miss out on an amazing book.

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    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: Releasing This Week #20

    Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

    These are books for the week of May 17th-May 23rd that I have pre-ordered.

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    Vampire Kisses 8: Cryptic Cravings by Ellen Schreiber will be released in the U.S. on May 17, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Katherine Tegen Books, a division of HarperCollins, the print edition is 224  pages.

    It feels like forever since the last book in this series came out and I literally stalked Amazon until the book was available to pre-order for my Kindle. I discovered this series during my vampire books craze and completely devoured the first six books in the series in a couple of days. They’re fun, sweet books to read and Raven is a great character.

    In this eighth installment, Jagger’s back along with a whole bunch more vampires and they’re trying to turn Dullsville into a much more exciting place to be. I can’t wait to find out what happens next, and I hope things progress for Raven and Alexander – for Raven’s sake especially.

    HarperTeen is once again giving readers a chance to browse inside, HERE.

    I have not read the peek, but it’s always nice when there’s the option.

    Graveminder by Melissa Marr will be released in the U.S. on May 17, 2011 in hardcover, eBook and audio formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, the print edition is 336 pages.

    I already spotlighted Graveminder for my Book Watch post, which has the Goodreads description for those who don’t know what this book is about, so I promise not to blather on and on about this book that I so cannot wait to read.

    This cover is so utterly creepy and I’m glad I’ll be reading this on one of my eReaders rather than from the book, because the cover kind of freaks me out. As this is not a young adult book, I can’t wait to see how out there the author went. I just hope that there will be no nightmares involved during, or after, the read.

    Only a few more days until release day. I cannot wait!

    The author has an excerpt of the prologue on her website, HERE.

    Mercy by Rebecca Lim will be released in the U.S. on May 17, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order in both formats from Amazon and in hardcover format from Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Hyperion Books, a division of Disney, the print edition is 288 pages.

    Mercy was previously published in Australia on October 28, 2010 in paperback format and on November 1, 2010 in eBook format by HarperCollins Australia. The eBook version of Mercy is available to download now at Amazon.

    I have an eARC of Mercy on my reading pile this week but I plan on downloading the finished copy on the 17th. And if I love this story and it ends on a cliffhanger I may just grab the two other books in the trilogy immediately instead of waiting for the U.S. release.

    I am always fascinated by all things immortal so I can’t wait to see how that plays into this story of fallen angels. And the promise of mystery and romance makes this even more alluring.

    Book trailer for Mercy from HarperCollins Australia:

    Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky will be released in the U.S. on May 23, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 320 pages.

    Awaken is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

    I haven’t heard much buzz about this book. I believe it was one of the first books I requested from NetGalley last winter, after having read its description. In those early days I tried to read everything right away, but I decided to wait for a while to read Awaken, as the release date for this book was so far off.

    I think what drew me to Awaken was that the futuristic world the author created, in which everything is done on a computer with almost no human interaction, seemed like a very real possibility for our society’s future, and it sounded both scary and intriguing.

    As I do have an eARC for review, and I am now within the allotted time frame set by the publisher for reviews, I can’t wait to finally read Awaken and see what the author does to her character who discovers that maybe there’s something more than just living an isolated life behind a computer.

    And I do have this one on pre-order for my Kindle as I think it’s going to be great.

    I did watch the trailer and parts of it really creep me out! So of course I had to include it, below.

    Book trailer for Awaken:

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    This week is another fairly quiet one for new releases, and my wallet would be happy if I hadn’t wandered into Barnes & Noble on Saturday and did not leave empty-handed.

    But at least I only have four books pre-ordered, although, like last week, I don’t anticipate making it to the end without buying one or two more books to read.

    As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!

    Please let me know if there is a “must read” that I’ve missed. I do not like to miss out on owning great books, even if I can’t read them right away.

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    Review: Once in a Full Moon

    Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber, author of the popular Vampire Kisses series is slated for release on December 28, 2010. It will be available in print and eBook formats.

    Synopsis from author’s website:

    Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves -Legend’s Run is famous for them. She’s used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend’s Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student.

    But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.

    Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who’s from the wrong side of town. But she can’t deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste’s hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend’s Run.

    Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

    Celeste Parker isn’t quite like her friends. Growing up in Legend’s Run it’s important which side of town you live on. And although Celeste is an Eastsider, she doesn’t have the snobby, elitist attitude to match. Celeste prefers to be kind to everyone, including the less than desirable Westsiders. She volunteers at a retirement community and is an all around nice girl unlike her friends Abby and Ivy or her boyfriend Nash who are more concerned with themselves and their popularity.

    All is going well for seventeen-year-old Celeste until loner Brandon Maddox moves to town. Suddenly her lukewarm relationship with Nash is not enough when she finds that she has a powerful instant connection to Brandon. But Brandon is a Westsider and her friends would never understand or approve. And when the myth of the Legend’s Run werewolf appears to be more fact than fiction, who can Celeste turn to?

    Once in a Full Moon is author Ellen Schreiber’s first book in this new series about werewolves and is a charming, easy read. The story moves along quickly and is just as much a story about loving a boy from the wrong side of town as it is a paranormal romance.

    Although categorized as young adult, the greater appeal will be for a pre-teen and young teen audience. The characters are sweet and the romance is wholesome. And the story, while entertaining, does not have the depth and complexity of the YA novels geared toward older teens and young adults.

    Celeste’s character, while kind and selfless does not have the endearing and quirky personality that Raven in Vampire Kisses has, but perhaps as the series continues some of these traits will begin to emerge. There are also some elements to this story that give it an old-fashioned feel, and one not in keeping with the style of a modern day young adult book, such as the author’s usage of the terms beaux, romantically forward, and amorous kisses.

    Once in a Full Moon‘s ending, while not a cliff-hanger, does leave the reader with unanswered questions for the next installment.

    Readers looking for a light, uncomplicated story will enjoy Once if a Full Moon, but those looking for something more substantive will be left wanting.

    Thank you NetGalley and HarperTeen for providing the review copy.

    Reviewer gives this book: [rating=3]

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    ARC Giveaway: Once in a Full Moon

    Harperteen is sponsoring a giveaway, via Goodreads, for a copy of Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber, releasing December 28, 2010. Six copies are being made available and the contest runs from November 3 through December 7. Click HERE to be connected to Goodreads so you can enter.

    Goodreads description:

    Celeste hangs with the popular crowd at Legend’s Run High and is being wooed by Nash Hunter, the football quarterback, but doesn’t really feel that she belongs. She only comes in contact with the new and enigmatic student, Brandon Maddox, when she passes him in classes, the hallway, and at lunch, but she suspects there is something different about him other than that he is a Westsider and comes from the wrong side of town.

    Click here for the review.

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