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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #86

    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 August 21st-August 27th that I have pre-ordered.

    Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto will be released in the U.S. on August 21, 2012 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Feiwel & Friends, the print edition is 432 pages.

    Heaven is the third and final book in Alexandra Adornetto’s Halo series.


    I own the first two books in the series so of course I had to pre-order Heaven, the final one, to complete the collection. But I haven’t yet had a chance to read any of them. So I will not be taking a look at the Goodreads description for this final book like I did for book two.

    I discovered this series before I started blogging when desperately looking for books about angels. I wish-listed Halo as it sounded so amazing, but there was a long wait until release date. So when it finally was released, I was caught up in stories of demons and dark magic and did not get Halo moved to the top of the pile.

    And then I started blogging.

    I love that these stories were written by such a young writer. And I love that the stories are about good and evil. I can’t wait to meet Gabriel, Ivy and Bethany and I hope their stories end well and that all of them have made it into this final book in the series.

    At least, with all three books available to read back-to-back-to-back I won’t have to wait anxiously for each installment. While I won’t be able to read them this fall, I think these will make the perfect reads this winter and I can’t wait.

    The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore will be released in the U.S. on August 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-0rder online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 416 pages.

    The Rise of Nine is the third full-length book in the Lorien Legacies series by the author.


    I am super excited to finally get the chance to dive back into this series. I’d read the first book in the series last year just prior to the release of The Power of Six, but I hadn’t had a chance to read that second book at the time. Both books are in my eBook collection, and now, thanks to the publisher, I have them in print, as well.

    Because I’m already hooked on this series I had to pre-order this third full-length book, The Rise of Nine. I can’t wait to read this latest installment and its predecessor to find out just what has been going on with the escapees fight against those who are after them.

    I did take a peek at the description a little while back, but now that I will be reading it shortly I don’t want to accidentally risk reading any spoilers. But I am excited to get back into the world and find out if they’ve all survived.

    While my Kindle pre-order will be downloading on Tuesday, I’ll likely read the ARC I received from the publisher when I jump back into the series next week.

    Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus will be released in the U.S. on August 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 HarperTeen, the print edition is 288 pages.


    I just talked about this book yesterday as it’s on My Reading Pile this week so I won’t say too much more here. But I’m, so, so excited to read it. Which I will be doing tonight as I have the ARC. But, my pre-order eBook will be downloading on Monday night so I may switch to that if I haven’t finished devouring this book by then.

    As I said before, I love these authors’ books and writing. They collaborate so incredibly well I would never have imagined there were two voices that contributed to the stories. Their ability to tell a story is effortless and I cannot wait to get caught up in this latest release.

    And I’m super glad that I don’t have to wait until tomorrow to do so!


    Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

    Pub. Date: August 21, 2012

    Published by: HarperTeen

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)


    I am so glad it’s another quiet release week. Though this is the quiet before the storm. Because next week and the week after that are so incredibly filled with the new releases I have on order that they take up almost two pages of my list of pre-order eBook downloads at Amazon.

    I plan on having two of these three books read before the first of September and so there is just the one book getting added to my longer-term TBR shelf. So that’s somewhat of a relief, as I will be drowning in new release titles on both August 28th and September 4th with no real hope of catching up any time soon!

    I hope you found some exciting, delectable, enchanting, bewitching, action-packed, torturous, dreamy or nail-biting books to add to your collection this week. And…

    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!


    My Reading Pile #75

    Aside from a limited collectors UK edition of Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King that I bought for myself, I didn’t expect to get anything in the mail this week, so it was quite a surprise to get this stack of books.

    [Credit for mailbox sharing goes to TSS]

    I was so sure the picture was level when I took it, but clearly my phone had just a bit of a tilt to it. And as my book towers are overstuffed, my latest books received are on my coffee table making for a less than stellar photo.

    Anyway… This week I received an envelope of books from HarperTeen which contained I AM NUMBER FOUR, THE POWER OF SIX and an ARC of THE RISE OF NINE by Pittacus Lore. I did not expect to receive all three books in the LORIEN LEGACIES series as I’d just received an ARC of THE RISE OF NINE the week before.

    So that is an extra copy. And while I own both other books in the series on my Kindle, they look so pretty in print I might just have to read those versions instead. While THE RISE OF NINE comes out this week, as I am just a bit behind on my reading I won’t get a chance to catch up on it until next week.

    And since I am so far behind on both reads and reviews I decided to add only one book to the pile….

    Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

    (August 19 – August 25, 2012)


    The book I am adding to the pile this week is OVER YOU by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. It’s been screaming at me from my coffee table for the past week and change, begging to be read. It’s been ages since I’d read a book by these authors and I can’t wait to get lost in their writing.

    I promise not to go on endlessly about the many reasons why I want to read this book this week, as I’ve already done that in my Book Watch post just a couple weeks ago. But I will say that I can’t wait to see just what happens with Max Scott – to see just how her life unravels, to learn how she gets even and to see just what consequences she will have to face.

    And I can’t wait to learn if she really and truly got over the the boy she claimed to have moved on from.

    It looks to be a super quick and fun and potentially bittersweet book, and I hope to devour it early this week before trying to catch up on some of those books from previous reading piles.


    Wishful Thinking reads:

    I wish I could read Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. I have the sequel pre-ordered, I’ve heard such amazing things about that first book, I own three copies of it – ARC, signed hardcover and eBook – and I’m pretty desperate to get this one marked read.

    I still have some time before Through the Ever Night comes out, but I’d really wanted to read this first book long before then. I just wish I could sneak it onto my pile this week.


    Those left behind:

    I did not read either book from last week, though I plan on reading both of them later this week. I went back to an older pile to read a book I’d been dying to read, Throne of Glass, in order to get caught up on books I needed to read for tours.

    It took me longer than expected, though I should have guessed it would take awhile, as I don’t generally breeze through epic or high fantasy. But it was mostly because the eARC, I’m guessing for security reasons, was missing the “Th”‘s at the beginning of sentences. So “The” became “e” and “Their” became “eir” and “Then” became… well, you get the idea. So it killed the flow and made reading a much, much slower process.

    Of course I could have switched to the finished eBook I’d purchased, but I started with the eARC and didn’t want to switch. Fortunately the story was amazing and while it did take away from my enjoyment of reading it to some level, it didn’t take away from the story itself.

    Anyway… I also decided to go back to an older pile to read Inbetween by Tara Fuller as I’ll be on tour for that book later this week. And while I’m still reading it at the time of this post, I will be finished by Sunday, in time for me to start on this next week’s reading pile.

    And oh those pesky reviews. Must get caught up on those, too….


    NetGalley Pile Adds:

    I headed over to NetGalley twice this week to post the reviews I’d written for the eARCs I received and ended up clicking to request a title before I remembered that the publisher does not approve review titles for book bloggers. So it was a bit of a relief when I received the big DENY. But I also clicked to get the free peek at THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab. I was so excited just to get a peek at this awesome book.

    And then I noticed, not a day later, that I apparently have this ARC thanks to Jaime for having grabbed it for me at ALA. How on earth did I miss that? Now I just have to fight the urge to go off pile to devour it.

    I’ve been trying to be a more focused blogger. It’s not been easy. I’ve wanted to go way off pile so many times that I think I developed tennis elbow from grabbing and putting back TEN, STARLING, OVER YOU and SCARLET when guilt took over and I refocused my attention on the books closer to the top of the pile.

    I did finally get my review written and posted for SILVER, but it wasn’t last Sunday as planned, because Sunday turned into a day spent traipsing through potential places to move. But I hope this Sunday will be a little different and I’ll be able to write my review for THRONE OF GLASS and maybe even the one for INBETWEEN. Though that might be just a bit too ambitious.

    I’d hoped I’d have the willpower to not join any more tours, but I was approached for another tour in September/October and I really hope to be on it. Fingers are most definitely crossed.


    I seriously hope you have an awesome reading week. As summer winds down and things start to once again get crazy I hope you’ve at least managed to reduce that pile of TBRs just a bit. As always, happy reading!


    Do you create a reading pile?
    If so, what’s in your pile this week?


    Book Watch: Over You

    Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus will be released in the U.S. on August 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 HarperTeen, the print edition is 288 pages.


    It was an easy choice of which book to spotlight for the week of August 21st. While there are some seriously awesome books coming out that week, I have been a fan of Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus for years and Over You is a book I’ve been watching for quite awhile.

    I even have an ARC though I don’t think I’ll get a chance to read it before release. But I really, really want to. I, like many, many, many others, became hooked on their writing with The Nanny Diaries when it was released.

    I’ve read most of their books, with the exception of their latest – which I plan to read very soon – and Nanny Returns, as I am terrified of sequels to books I think have a perfect ending. But my all-time favorite has to be Dedication. There’s just something about that book that clings to me. I read it ages ago and I still can’t shake it.

    And I really loved The Real Real which I didn’t even know was a YA book until I created this post.

    I am super excited to read Over You. I love the idea of this girl Max dispensing advice about getting over a boyfriend and then having to actually get over him when he comes back into the picture. I can’t wait to get caught up in another story that these authors have created and follow their main character through what sounds like a potentially painful experience but one that she’ll come away from having learned something.

    I love the way each of these authors’ stories has a touch of the bittersweet. And I love that their stories don’t always end on the happiest of notes. So, I can’t wait to find out whether their latest YA endeavor will end happily or will be tinged with sadness. I am definitely hoping for the latter.

    With less than three weeks until Over You releases, at least the wait won’t be too painful for this incredibly awesome sounding book by two really amazing authors. But even if the wait were months instead of weeks, Over You is still a book that definitely deserves the spotlight.

    To read an excerpt of OVER YOU on the authors’ website, CLICK HERE.

    Places to Watch

    The authors on TWITTER

    The authors on FACEBOOK

    Emma McLaughlin on GOODREADS

    Nicola Kraus on GOODREADS

    The authors’ WEBSITE


    About the Book

    Goodreads description:

    After the grand explosion of her relationship, seventeen-year-old Max Scott developed what every girl in the history of the world has been waiting for: a way to get over being dumped. Now Max is the go-to guru for heartbroken high-school girls all over NYC. But when her ex unexpectedly shows up in her neighborhood, Max’s carefully controlled world starts to unravel. With her clients’ hearts hanging in the balance, Max will have to do the seemingly impossible: get over him once and for all.

    Brilliant at bringing humor to the trials and tribulations of the lovestruck, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus have crafted a tale that will resonate with any girl who has ever been in love or had her heart broken. It brims with smart observations, features a pitch-perfect teen voice, and will attract fans of Jenny Han, Sarah Mlynowski, and Lauren Barnholdt. Readers are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp spin on breaking up, making up, and getting even.

    Other Amazing Books to Watch

    Here are some other awesome books releasing the week of August 21st:

    The Rise of Nine (Lorien Legacies #3) by Pittacus Lore

    Heaven (Halo #3) by Alexandra Adornetto

    Two or Three Things I Forgot to Tell You by Joyce Carol Oates

    Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman (the eBook edition)



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