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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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!