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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #127

    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 June 4th-June 10th that I have pre-ordered.

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    Elegy

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    ELEGY by Tara Hudson releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 400 pages.

    ELEGY is the third and final book in author Tara Hudson’s Hereafter trilogy.

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    I’m both happy and sad that ELEGY is releasing this week. I have been waiting for its release to get caught up on the series. But now that it has, I’m not sure I’m ready for it to end.

    I did end up reading the description – I couldn’t help myself – and it makes me nervous that maybe Amelia and Joshua won’t get their happily ever afterlife after all. The description mentions “impossible choices” and fighting back, so I’m still going to hold out hope for them both.

    I adored the first book in this series, I thought there was a sweetness to it, an innocence, and I cannot wait to find out how this series ends… well, just as soon as I’m able to make myself say goodbye, that is.

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    Phoenix

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    PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 368 pages.

    PHOENIX is the second book in author Elizabeth Richards’ Black City trilogy. The third and final book, currently untitled, is slated for release in 2014.

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    I only recently read BLACK CITY and I loved the world the author created with the Darklings and Purian Rose. And I loved that the story switched POVs between Ash and Natalie.

    I’d hoped to read PHOENIX before its release, but wasn’t able to, but I will definitely be reading it this week. Because I really want to know what happens after that shocking finish to book one.

    The description promises an even darker book than the first. And things in the United Sentry States definitely seem to have gotten more chaotic. But what makes me the most anxious is that it talks of a heartbreaking love story.

    So, of course, I cannot wait to read this middle book in the trilogy.

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    The Elementals

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    THE ELEMENTALS by Saundra Mitchell releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Harcourt Children’s Books, the print edition is 304 pages.

    THE ELEMENTALS is the third book in author Saundra Mitchell’s The Vespertine series.

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    I loved Saundra Mitchell’s THE VESPERTINE. And while I am not quite caught up on this series there is no way I wouldn’t add THE ELEMENTALS to my collection this week.

    I love how each book in this series involves a new main character. And I cannot wait to meet Kate Witherspoon in this book… and Julian Birch.

    I’m curious to see exactly what their powers entail and how they manage to “triumph over death, and over time.” And I’m even more curious to find out what price they’ll have to pay.

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    The Testing

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    THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 352 pages.

    THE TESTING is the first book in author Joelle Charbonneau’s new series of the same name. The second book in the series, INDEPENDENT STUDY, is slated for release on January 7, 2014. A prequel novella, THE TESTING GUIDE, was released in April.

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    I hadn’t heard of THE TESTING until Jaime of Two Chicks on Books told me I had to read it and that it was a must read book. As I hadn’t had an early copy I took her advice and pre-ordered it without actually having read the description.

    But now that I have I’m super excited to own it and even more excited to read it. I love the idea that in this future friends could just as easily be enemies and that the planet is a “charred wasteland.”

    I love that there are a “chosen few” who must pass a test in order to have the chance at a promising future but that this test might have a darker side. And I can’t wait to meet Cia and Tomas and find out whether Cia chooses “love without truth or life without trust.”

    I am now so intrigued by this description I might just have to try and sneak it in later this week.

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    Siege and Storm

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    SIEGE AND STORM by Leigh Bardugo releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 448 pages.

    SIEGE AND STORM is the second full-length book in author Leigh Bardugo’s The Grisha series. The third book, RUIN AND RISING, is slated for release in 2014. There are currently three novellas in this series: THE WITCH OF DUVA, THE TAILOR and THE TOO-CLEVER FOX.

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    I have heard nothing but amazing things about this series. I even had my hands on an early copy of SIEGE AND STORM due to a trade but passed it on when I knew I wouldn’t get to read the first book in the series before its release.

    But I definitely plan on reading this series – I own book one already – so I just had to purchase this second book in the series for when I do get the chance to dive in.

    This series sounds epic and a bit different from many of the books I typically read. But I am so very curious to meet Alina and Mal and see what being a Sun Summoner means and just what Alina’s destiny is.

    The description mentions a choice between country, power and love and I can’t wait to find out which one Alina chooses in this second book.

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    Tidal

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    TIDAL by Amanda Hocking releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 352 pages.

    TIDAL is the third book in author Amanda Hocking’s Watersong series. The fourth and final full-length book, ELEGY, is slated for release on August 6, 2013.

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    I am super stoked that TIDAL releases today. I had it pre-ordered for my Kindle but I can’t wait for the print edition to be delivered so that it can join the first two books on my book towers.

    I already rambled on quite a bit in my Book Watch post the other week, so I won’t go on and on here. This post is long enough already. But I will just say it sounds like things for Gemma are getting even more dangerous and dire so I can’t wait to find out what happens.

    Though I may read it closer to the release of ELEGY this August, so I won’t have to suffer from a potential cliffhanger ending.

    And I just have to add that this is my favorite cover of the series so far. It seems so much darker than its predecessors, which makes me just a little bit nervous about the direction of this third book.

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    The Keep

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    THE KEEP by Veronica Wolff releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by NAL Trade, the print edition is 336 pages.

    THE KEEP is the fourth book in author Veronica Wolff’s The Watchers series.

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    I only recently learned that THE KEEP was releasing this week so I ran to Amazon to pre-order it for my Kindle. I am majorly behind on this series but I own every single book and definitely plan on reading them all in a marathon read one of these days.

    While I’m not caught up on this series I have read each and every one of the descriptions – I just couldn’t help myself – and I can’t wait to read this installment. It talks of vengeance, deceits and a castle from which the living don’t return.

    It also mentions that there may be someone else out for revenge other than Drew. Someone after her.

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    Abandon

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    ABANDON by Elana Johnson releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in hardcover, paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 464 pages.

    ABANDON is the third book in author Elana Johnson’s Possession series.

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    I have not yet met Vi, Jag and Zenn but I own all the books in this series and I’m so excited to meet them all now that ABANDON has released. And having read the description for this third book in the series, I think it may be the most exciting one yet.

    I’m so very curious who the traitor is and if his choices bring about the “total destruction” of what Vi has fought for. And I’m super curious to see if Vi, Jag and Zenn are able to work together to help the Resistance.

    I seriously love the first three lines of the description. If I hadn’t been sold on this series already, they would have won me over. And they make me even more anxious to read each book and find out whether Vi, Jag and Zenn are successful or if their efforts end in failure.

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    Soul Taken

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    SOUL TAKEN by Katlyn Duncan releases in the U.S. today, June 4, 2013, in eBook format only. It is currently available to order online in eBook format at AMAZON.

    The eBook is published by Carina.

    SOUL TAKEN is the first book in author Katlyn Duncan’s The Life After trilogy.

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    I very recently learned of SOUL TAKEN by Katlyn Duncan. But with its amazing cover and interesting premise I just had to pre-order it for my Kindle. And I’m super excited to read it.

    Even though it’s the first book in the series, because it’s releasing in eBook format only, I won’t have to wait ages for the next installment. Which makes me very, very happy. Because I do not love waiting.

    However, I do love the idea that Maggie is a Soul Collector who gets caught in the body of a “mean girl.” I am super curious to see just what life will be like for her in the human world, whether she’ll be able to save the girl’s soul and whether she’ll be able to free her own.

    Other Books of Note

    Not a YA title (I pre-ordered)
    Gameboard of the Gods

    GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS (Age of X #1) by Richelle Mead

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Dutton Adult

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    An eNovella (I pre-ordered)

    A Dawn Most Wicked

    A DAWN MOST WICKED (Something Strange and Deadly #0.5) by Susan Dennard

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    PODs

    PODs by Michelle Pickett

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Moon and More

    THE MOON AND MORE by Sarah Dessen

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Viking Juvenile

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Impossibility of Tomorrow

    THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW (Incarnation #2) by Avery Williams

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    You Look Different In Real Life

    YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE by Jennifer Castle

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    When You Were Here

    WHEN YOU WERE HERE by Daisy Whitney

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Wall

    THE WALL by William Sutcliffe

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Walker Childrens

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Confderates Don't Wear Couture

    CONFEDERATES DON’T WEAR COUTURE (Pilgrims #2) by Stephanie Kate Strohm

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Graphia

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Style: "Porcelain vivid"

    OVER YOU by Amy Reed

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon Pulse

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Stormbringers

    STORMBRINGERS (Order of Darkness #2) by Philippa Gregory

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon Pulse

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Compliance

    COMPLIANCE (Dust Chronicles #2) by Maureen McGowan

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Skyscape

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Tides

    TIDES by Betsy Cornwell

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Clarion Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Academy Game On

    THE ACADEMY: GAME ON by Monica Seles and James LaRosa

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Dusk

    DUSK by Eve Edwards

    Pub. Date: June 6, 2013

    Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.

    (AMAZON)

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    Letting Ana Go

    LETTING ANA GO by Anonymous

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon Pulse

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Insomnia

    INSOMNIA (The Night Walkers #1) by J.R. Johansson

    Pub. Date: June 8, 2013

    Publisher: Flux

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Gloss

    GLOSS by Marilyn Kaye

    Pub. Date: June 6, 2013

    Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books

    (AMAZON)

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    Underneath

    UNDERNEATH by Sarah Jamila Stevenson

    Pub. Date: June 8, 2013

    Publisher: Flux

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Previously self-published

    Breathe

    BREATHE (Sea Breeze #1) by Abbi Glines

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon Pulse

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Reprint Edition

    Sun-Kissed

    SUN-KISSED (Beach Lane #3) by Melissa de la Cruz

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Reprint Edition

    Crazy-Hot

    CRAZY-HOT (Beach Lane #4) by Melissa de la Cruz

    Pub. Date: June 4, 2013

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    This week is more than insane with the number of books releasing. I am not going to say much here as I think I’ve already said more than enough already. But I’m super excited to read Richelle Mead’s new novel and check out Susan Dennard’s eNovella, both of which I pre-ordered.

    And I’m likely going to end up purchasing Sarah Dessen’s THE MOON AND MORE, Avery Williams’ THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF TOMORROW and Jennifer Castle’s YOU LOOK DIFFERENT IN REAL LIFE.

    Though I’m glad I didn’t pre-order them or I would never have finished putting together this post. And I’m not sure my Kindle could have handled all the downloads if I had. It was struggling enough when my books started downloading last night. But I’m one second away from clicking the links to buy those titles right now.

    I am hopeful I didn’t miss anything releasing this week. Amazon has been a little sketchy lately and I’m not sure I caught every title. But I didn’t forget any of the ones I had pre-ordered… at least I think I didn’t.

    But if there are a few awesome books releasing this week that I missed or ones that I did find that you can’t wait to read, I’d love know.

    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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    The Trailers: August

    They’re back! For those times when you just need a short break from reading.

    Here, for your viewing pleasure, are a few amazing book trailers for just some of the books releasing in August, a peek at a few of those coming out in September and beyond, a look back at those we may have missed, and a glimpse at an author talking about their book.

    While I may have already included a few of those August trailers in the June/July peeks, some were just too good not to repost.

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    Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (cosproductions)

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    Rift by Andrea Cremer

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Wake by Amanda Hocking

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (AuthorAmandaHocking)

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    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (bloomsburykids)

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    Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (heatheranastasiu)

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    Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Release date: August 14, 2012

    (VLCPhotoProductions)

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    And because I just had to…

    Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Release date: May 8, 2012

    (VLCPhotoProductions)

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    The Kill Order by James Dashner

    Release date: August 14, 2012

    (RandomBooks)

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    Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (hellogiggles)

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    The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (MacmillanChildrens)

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    Defiance by C.J. Redwine

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Erasing Time by CJ Hill

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (azwriter1) – unofficial trailer (?)

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    The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (SanguMandanna)

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    Speechless by Hannah Harrington

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (harlequinbooks)

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    For just a peek at what’s coming in September and beyond….

    Outpost by Ann Aguirre

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (fiercereads)

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    Origin by Jessica Khoury

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Entice by Jessica Shirvington

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (cosproductions)

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    Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Because it is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

    Release date: September 18, 2012

    (MacmillanChildrens)

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    Venom by Fiona Paul

    Release date: October 30, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

    Release date: January 15, 2013

    (SimonSchusterVideos) – Level 2 Cover Reveal

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    And for a look back at one or two we may have missed….

    The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

    Release date: July 10, 2012

    (Lisa M. Stasse)

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    Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

    Release date: July 10, 2012

    (RandomBooks)

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    Here’s what one author is saying…

    False Memory by Dan Krokos

    Release date: August 14, 2012

    (hyperionteens) – the author talks about his recently released book

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    We hope you enjoyed the lovely distractions. Stay tuned…we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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

    Pub. Date: August 21, 2012

    Published by: HarperTeen

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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    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!

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    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)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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….

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    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.

    Anyway….

    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!

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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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