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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #60

    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 February 21st-February 28th that I have pre-ordered.

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    Faery Tales & Nightmares by Melissa Marr will be released in the U.S. on February 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 432 pages.

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    I have been waiting for this to come out for ages. The cover is amazing, but even if it wasn’t, I’d have this book pre-ordered. I love everything that I’ve read by Melissa Marr and I especially love her Wicked Lovely series.

    These short stories, that are said to be a mix of characters from that series and new characters, are ones I can’t wait to discover. The description calls this book “lush, seductive, and chilling” – all words that definitely appeal to me – and I am so super excited that it is finally releasing this week.

    And although I have this pre-ordered for my Kindle, I can’t wait to get a peek at the print edition because I might just have to add that version to my collection because of the amazing cover. Soooo gorgeous.

    The Goodreads description lists the table of contents as:

    “Where Nightmares Walk”

    “Winter’s Kiss” (Fairy Tales)

    “Transition” (Vampires)

    “Love Struck” (Selchies)

    “Stopping Time” (WL World)

    “Old Habits” (WL World)

    “The Art of Waiting”

    “Flesh for Comfort”

    “The Sleeping Girl and the Sumer King” (WL World-ish, the short story that started the series)

    “Cotton Candy Skies” (WL World)

    “Unexpected Family” (WL World)

    “Merely Mortal” (WL World)

    A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton will be released in the U.S. on February 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 304 pages.

    A Beautiful Evil is the second book in the Gods & Monsters series by author Kelly Keaton.

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    I had the chance to read the first book in the series, Darkness Becomes Her, through Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab program early and I’ve been pining for the sequel ever since. I loved the way the myth was incorporated into that book and I loved that it was a bit edgier than many of the YA books I’d read to that point.

    I had hoped to get a copy of this early, but as I didn’t, I’m so happy that the wait is just about over. I am so curious to see what’s going to happen to Ari in this next installment in the series. After the big reveal at the end of the first book, I have no idea what’s going to happen next. But I hope that whatever is going to happen includes a lot more Sebastian.

    The description is spoiler-y for the first book, but it does hint that what’s coming up next is even darker and more evil. Oooh! I really can’t wait to find out for myself when I get my pre-order downloaded to my Kindle.

    Fever by Lauren DeStefano will be released in the U.S. on February 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 352 pages.

    Fever is the second book in the Chemical Garden trilogy by the author.

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    I have been so excited for this next book in the series to be released. While I had an early copy, I didn’t get a chance to read it yet, but I do plan on reading it in the next couple of weeks. I loved Wither when I read it early through Simon & Schuster’s Galley Grab and couldn’t wait to find out what happens in Fever.

    I have it set to download for my Kindle but I will be reading the ARC because that cover is just so pretty and I think it will enhance the reading experience to read it in hard copy.

    As I have already spotlighted Fever for my Book Watch post last month, I won’t go on and on and on. But I can’t wait to find out what happens to Rhine and Gabriel in this next book. And without being too spoiler-y about what happened in Wither, I will just say that the journey ahead of them doesn’t sound pleasant but I can’t wait to take it with them.

    The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg will be released in the U.S. on February 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    A paperback edition from Puffin Books will be available on February 28, 2012.

    Published by Dial, the print edition is 400 pages.

    The Catastrophic History of You and Me is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at TheStorySiren.com.

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    I got my hands on an ARC of The Catastrophic History of You and Me through a trade, but my reading schedule was way too full and so I passed it along. But I had heard that it was all sorts of amazing. And it is one of my original twenty DAC picks, so I pre-ordered it for my Kindle.

    As sad as the premise is – a girl dying of a broken heart, literally – this book just sounds so awesome. Definitely bittersweet, and quite possibly a tear-jerker, but one that sounds like it might just have a happy, heartwarming ending. Well, as happy as can be when a young girl has died and left her family behind….

    I can’t wait to meet Brie. I hope that her family doesn’t completely fall apart because of her death and that she is able to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart and not remain a Lost Soul forever. And I am super curious to see if this will end happily and to find out just what role Patrick plays in Brie’s future.

    I am hoping to be able to move this to the top of the pile in March, because it sounds like the perfect read for me.

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    Double by Jenny Valentine

    Pub. Date: February 21, 2012

    Published by: Hyperion Books for Children

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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

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    I am a little surprised that it’s another slow week for releases, though looking ahead to next week, I think I may know why. But, all four books releasing this week are absolute must reads for me so I don’t mind…too much.

    I haven’t heard any chatter about Double but I’ve had my eye on it since I read the description on Goodreads. While I don’t have it pre-ordered, if the word on the blogs is positive I will be adding it to my collection this month.

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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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    ARC Giveaway: The Catastrophic History of You and Me

    I received an ARC of The Catastrophic History of You and Me (with a slightly different but still really pretty cover) from a trade with another blogger. It looks to be in great condition and I will update this post with an actual picture of the book in the morning.

    I had planned on reading it during my December Reads for Me month, but as December is almost over and reading for me got pushed to February, I know I won’t have a chance to read this before release date.

    And so I’m giving it away to someone who will. I already have this pre-ordered for my Kindle and I hope I get to read it soon after release because I heard it was awesome. Feel free to check it out on Goodreads by clicking the book cover image above.

    What’s up for grabs:

    An ARC of The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg that I received through a trade, plus random swag to one winner.

    The deets:

    1. One entry per person.

    2. You must be 13 or older.

    3. Giveaway is International.

    4. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. Pacific on December 23rd.

    5. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and announced on December 24th in this post.

    6. Winner will have 72 hours after notification to respond with their details.

    7. Book and swag will be sent via U.S. mail by December 31st.

    There is no requirement to like or follow. But if you’d like to spread the word that would be awesome!

    To enter, fill out the form below:

    The ARC giveaway is now closed. I will be running the names through Random in the morning. Stay tuned and good luck and have an amazing holiday!

    Congratulations Ana! I will be contacting you by email for your details shortly and you will have 72 hours to respond or I will be forced to choose another winner.

    Thank you so much for stopping by and entering my ARC giveaway. I’ll be having a few more this January to clear off my shelves as I seem to have overtraded.

    I hope you all are having an amazing holiday! Happy reading!

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