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 November 19th-November 25th that I have pre-ordered.
HORIZON by Alyson Noel releases in the U.S. today, November 19, 2013, in hardcover, paperback 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 336 pages.
HORIZON is the fourth and final full-length book in author Alyson Noel’s Soul Seekers series.
I can’t believe that HORIZON is the final book in this series and that it’s releasing today. I own all three previous books in this series and as soon as this final installment downloads I’ll have the complete collection on my Kindle, though I haven’t yet had the chance to start it.
I haven’t met Daire Santos and found out why she’s the last of the Soul Seekers. I don’t know how Dace became bound to the Richters. I do know that I desperately want to meet them both, to see what happens to them over the course of this series and to find out whether the question posed in the description can be answered with a “yes.”
I love Alyson Noel’s writing and her characters, and I’m hopeful I’ll be able to read all four books in this series back-to-back in the next couple of months. I think it’s awesome that this series was optioned for film and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will make it to the big screen. Of course I definitely plan on reading it long before then.
This final book promises an epic battle and hints that there may be sacrifice. But even if the story doesn’t end with a happily ever after, I can’t wait to get started and to find out more about Daire’s destiny and about the Soul Seekers.
Fate has bound them together—and torn them apart. Now Daire and Dace face one final fight that will seal their destiny forever.
Daire Santos is the last of the Soul Seekers, and the only thing standing between the Richters and the destruction of everyone she loves. With her grandmother gone and Cade back in Enchantment, Daire must finally step into her destiny and lead the fight against the Richters. But what if that means sacrificing the person she loves most?
Bound to the Richters by blood, Dace struggles against the darkness growing inside him that threatens to claim Daire too. Though Daire refuses to give up on him, the choice may not be hers. An epic battle is on the horizon and the end of the world looms near. With such insurmountable odds stacked against them, is their love really enough to conquer all?
THE FIERY HEART by Richelle Mead releases in the U.S. today, November 19, 2013, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Razorbill, the print edition is 438 pages.
THE FIERY HEART is the fourth book in Author Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines series. The fifth book in the series, SILVER SHADOWS, is slated for release in 2014 and the sixth book in the series, currently untitled, will be released in 2015.
I am so excited that THE FIERY HEART is releasing today and that my copy will have already (hopefully) downloaded to my Kindle. I have heard some of the buzz about this fourth book in the series and it sounds totally epic. Which makes me desperate to catch up on this series.
I am such a huge fan of author Richelle Mead. And I love the characters in this spinoff series. I just hate waiting for each installment’s release. Whenever I pick up a book by this author I want the next one right away. So I’m glad that I have a few books to read, but I just know that I’ll catch up in a matter of days and will have a long, long wait for SILVER SHADOWS.
Still, I plan on getting all caught up this December and pining for the next book along with everyone else. And while I did end up reading the book’s description when creating my Book Watch post spotlighting THE FIERY HEART, I am not going to take a peek now.
So I’m not sure what’s going to happen with Sydney and Adrian Ivashkov in this book. I just hope the ending won’t be too killer a cliffhanger and that Sydney won’t break Adrian’s heart… that is, if she hasn’t already.
In The Indigo Spell, Sydney was torn between the Alchemist way of life and what her heart and gut were telling her to do. And in one breathtaking moment that Richelle Mead fans will never forget, she made a decision that shocked even her. . . .
But the struggle isn’t over for Sydney. As she navigates the aftermath of her life-changing decision, she still finds herself pulled in too many directions at once. Her sister Zoe has arrived, and while Sydney longs to grow closer to her, there’s still so much she must keep secret. Working with Marcus has changed the way she views the Alchemists, and Sydney must tread a careful path as she harnesses her profound magical ability to undermine the way of life she was raised to defend. Consumed by passion and vengeance, Sydney struggles to keep her secret life under wraps as the threat of exposure—and re-education—looms larger than ever.
Pulses will race throughout this thrilling fourth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where no secret is safe.
WORLD AFTER by Susan Ee releases in the U.S. today, November 19, 2013, in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and in paperback and audio formats at BARNES & NOBLE.
Published by Skyscape, the print edition is 320 pages.
WORLD AFTER is the second book in author Susan Ee’s Penryn & the End of Days series. The third book in the series, currently untitled, is expected in May 2014.
I pre-ordered WORLD AFTER awhile back when I heard that the first book in this series was amazing. And while I haven’t yet read that first book, I’m super excited to have this sequel in hand when I do.
I know that people have been dying for this book’s release, so I feel just a little bit guilty that when I finally do read ANGELFALL I won’t have to suffer the wait like they did. But since a third book in this series is planned, I might be in the same exact situation they are. Hopefully the waiting will not suck, as I plan on reading ANGELFALL and WORLD AFTER in January.
As I really don’t want to risk spoiling such an amazing-sounding series I will not be reading the description for WORLD AFTER. Therefore I have not the first clue about whether the sequel includes any of the characters from the first book or whether things ended well for Penryn and Raffe at the end of that book.
Hopefully all will be answered when I turn the final page on WORLD AFTER in January… if, that is, I can wait that long.
In this sequel to the bestselling fantasy thriller, Angelfall, the survivors of the angel apocalypse begin to scrape back together what’s left of the modern world.
When a group of people capture Penryn’s sister Paige, thinking she’s a monster, the situation ends in a massacre. Paige disappears. Humans are terrified. Mom is heartbroken.
Penryn drives through the streets of San Francisco looking for Paige. Why are the streets so empty? Where is everybody? Her search leads her into the heart of the angels’ secret plans where she catches a glimpse of their motivations, and learns the horrifying extent to which the angels are willing to go.
Meanwhile, Raffe hunts for his wings. Without them, he can’t rejoin the angels, can’t take his rightful place as one of their leaders. When faced with recapturing his wings or helping Penryn survive, which will he choose?
Other Books of Note
THE CAPTIVE MAIDEN (Fairy Tales #4) by Melanie Dickerson
Pub. Date: November 19, 2013
Find It: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE
Happily Ever After …Or Happily Nevermore? Gisela’s childhood was filled with laughter and visits from nobles such as the duke and his young son. But since her father’s death, each day has been filled with nothing but servitude to her stepmother. So when Gisela learns the duke’s son, Valten—the boy she has daydreamed about for years—is throwing a ball in hopes of finding a wife, she vows to find a way to attend, even if it’s only for a taste of a life she’ll never have.
To her surprise, she catches Valten’s eye. Though he is rough around the edges, Gisela finds Valten has completely captured her heart. But other forces are bent on keeping the two from falling further in love, putting Gisela in more danger than she ever imagined.
Missed Last Week
THE F-IT LIST by Julie Halpern
Pub. Date: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Find It: AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE
With her signature heart and humor, Julie Halpern explores a strained friendship strengthened by one girl’s battle with cancer.
Alex’s father recently died in a car accident. And on the night of his funeral, her best friend Becca slept with Alex’s boyfriend. So things aren’t great. Alex steps away from her friendship with Becca and focuses on her family.
But when Alex finally decides to forgive Becca, she finds out something that will change her world again—Becca has cancer.
So what do you do when your best friend has cancer? You help her shave her head. And then you take her bucket list and try to fulfill it on her behalf. Because if that’s all you can do to help your ailing friend—you do it.
I’m not sure how I missed THE F-IT LIST last week. I only discovered this fact after it downloaded to my Kindle as I had it pre-ordered for quite awhile. This book sounds amazing and heartbreaking and I desperately want to find some time to read it this winter. I just know the subject matter is going to make me bawl.
In terms of new releases, this week is even quieter than last. Which is a really good thing as I haven’t had much time to read lately and all of my Kindles are yelling at me for neglecting them. I may have let the battery run out on a couple of them. Bad, bad me.
All three new books getting added to my collection are ones in a series in which I am not caught up. So it’s almost like having an additional six books added to the pile because if I want to read them I’ll have to read those other books first.
While I haven’t listed it above, the final part to Jessa Holbrook’s WHILE YOU’RE AWAY is releasing this week, which I’m so excited about. If you love YA contemporary romance that is both hot and sexy and nerve-wracking and heartbreaking, then this is the perfect book to read. It will eventually be releasing as a complete novel, but for those that don’t want to wait, all six parts are available in eBook format as of today. I know I couldn’t wait – and I didn’t – but it is totally a book worth waiting for.
Given the fact that I seem to be missing at least one book each week, I’m curious to see what other books that I have pre-ordered will be downloading today. I think I’ll be shocked if there aren’t any additional titles… or at least any YA titles. But maybe it is possible that this week is just super quiet for releases.
Whatever the case, I hope that at least one of the above listed titles is on your list of books you are dying to read. And I hope that you are able to get a copy to read so that you don’t have to wait any longer than you already have.
As ever, happy bookish acquiring!
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!