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    Today is the third of five days of Top 10 of 2013.

    A week of Looking Back…

    …and Looking Forward.

    And I am thrilled to be able to co-host this event for the third year in a row with Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and for a second year with Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

    If you haven’t yet heard of this week-long event, it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours each day for the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    This year’s event giveaway is shared via a common Rafflecopter on all three of our blogs. Leaving a comment each day on each host’s blog will give you extra entries, so be sure to check out each of our Top 10 lists for more chances to win.

    It’s not too late to sign up for this event. Just check out the Sign-up Post for all the details – HERE.

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    Today’s topic is…

    Best ____ of 2013

    Last year I chose favorite quotes. But this year I’m going for CHARACTER COUPLES. Even though many of this year’s reads paired up characters I’d rather see paired with someone else, there were quite a few character couples I love, love, loved.

    And instead of rambling about all of my reasons why I love these character couples I thought I’d let the characters speak for themselves. They do a much better job of it than I ever could. Though I’m so very tempted to chime in…

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    Favorite Character Couples 2013

    1.

    Shadowfever

    SHADOWFEVER (Fever #5) by Karen Marie Moning

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Mac and Barrons…

    “I’m not the hero, Mac. Never have been. Never will be. Let us be perfectly clear: I’m not the antihero, either, so quit waiting to discover my hidden potential. There’s nothing to redeem me.”

    I want him anyway.

    It’s what he wanted to know.

    I exhale impatiently and shove hair from my face. “Are you going to talk me to death or fuck me, Jericho Barrons?”

    2.

    Endless Knight

    ENDLESS KNIGHT (The Aracana Chronicles #2) by Kresley Cole

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Evie and Death…

    “What are you thinking about, creature?” His words were husky.

    Licking your runes? Thank God he couldn’t read my thoughts anymore. Face flushing, I grasped for something to say. “I bet you were expecting a taller Empress this time around.” Lame.

    “I would change nothing about your appearance.”

    When we locked eyes in the mirror, his burning gaze made even more heat cascade through my body.

    Death rose with that lethal grace and strode toward me. I swallowed. Would he try to kiss me? And what would I do if he did?

    3.

    Through the Zombie Glass

    THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS (White Rabbit Chronicles #2) by Gena Showalter

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Alice and Cole…

    “I just… I can’t seem to stay away. You’re like a magnet, and I’m drawn. And what about you? You’re supposed to yell at me, scream profanities and tell me to go and never come back. Why aren’t you yelling?” he asked almost bitterly.

    Because, despite everything, I liked that he was here.

    Foolish girl.

    “You want me to yell?” I said, and drew in a deep breath, preparing. “I will.”

    He shook his head, looked up at me through the thick shield of those dark, dark lashes. “It’s too late for that. I’m going to kiss you, Ali.”

    Kiss… Yes… No! “You made your bed.”

    “I know. But I still want you in it.”

    4.

    With All My Soul

    WITH ALL MY SOUL (Soul Screamers #7) by Rachel Vincent

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Kaylee and Tod…

    “This is the most frighteningly beautiful mouth I have ever seen. The most terrifyingly delicious lips I have ever tasted. These lips make me hungry for more every time I kiss them. This mouth, and the tongue inside it…they speak words I hang on to. Words that make me want to be a better man. Words I would gladly build my entire afterlife around. But they also say things that terrify me. Things that send chills all the way to my heart. They speak about dangers I can’t prevent. Threats I can’t always see. They threaten to do things that could get you hurt, when every single beat of my heart tells me that I need to protect you.”

    I stared at him, stunned, and he leaned in to kiss me again, softly. Almost chastely.

    5.

    Crash Into You

    CRASH INTO YOU (Pushing the Limits #3) by Katie McGarry

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Isaiah and Rachel…

    Rachel tries to lower her head, but I reach up and touch her chin. “Don’t.”

    I tilt her head up, engulfing her line of vision. She’s going to see me and me alone. No cars, no Zach, none of the other assholes trying to win her eye during the night. The sweet scent of jasmine entwining with the salty smell of the beach rushes into my lungs. I lick my lips, wanting to kiss her, but I’m too full of energy to dare let my lips brush hers.

    Beneath my fingertips, her pulse beats wildly. “I don’t understand you, Isaiah.”

    “Then we have something in common, because I don’t get you at all.”

    6.

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    SWEET PERIL (The Sweet Trilogy #2) by Wendy Higgins

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Anna and Kaidan…

    “For the record,” he ground out in a guttural whisper, “I was more myself with you during those three days than I’ve ever been with anyone in my life. It’d be easier if I could be fake with you, but you bring out everything in me, little Ann. All of it.”

    His sudden fierceness frightened and excited me. He was not in his right mind. I blinked several times before taking a step back and running into the rail. I could do nothing but stare as he went on.

    7.

    Foreplay

    FOREPLAY (The Ivy Chronicles #1) by Sophie Jordan

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Pepper and Reece…

    He gave my sweatshirt a small tug, inexorably pulling me toward him, bit by bit, and it was like the other night again. His presence was overwhelming, the heat that emanated from him. The blue of his eyes that seemed to turn to smoke when he looked at me. I was under his spell. Maybe I had never ceased to be. I’d been spellbound since our first kiss and especially since the night I spent in his loft. Maybe this was what had brought me back here in the middle of the night. Maybe I was hoping to repeat the experience.

    “I’ll never lie to you, Pepper.” That soft utterance blew through me like a sonic blast. Crazy, but I heard more than his vow to be honest. The words were full of the expectation that there would be a him and me, an us. That we were really doing this. Whatever this was.

    8.

    While You're Away

    WHILE YOU’RE AWAY by Jessa Holbrook

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Sarah and Will…

    It was easy to kiss Will Spencer. We moved in tandem, both turning at the same time. It was like we were machined to fit together, the right key in the right lock. Rising on my toes to meet his mouth, I looped my arms around his neck. Stretched against him, I felt long and tall, and strangely lovely. I wasn’t transformed by his touch. I was revealed.

    9.

    The Beautiful and the Cursed

    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED (The Disposessed #1) by Page Morgan

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Ingrid and Luc…

    Ingrid froze as he grazed his fingers through her hair, scattering a few pins to the floor. Then he gripped the back of her head, his tangled fingers tugging at her hair, and Ingrid thought she could finally read something in the way he looked at her: a longing so tangible that it made her ache.

    “I haven’t ended you because you’re my human.”

    And then Luc did what he hadn’t done in the orangery. His lips found hers. It was a light sweep of a kiss, and Ingrid, who’d quit breathing, feared he was going to stop again. The idea of it knifed through her and her hands itched to reach up, latch on to him, and refuse the retreat.

    It didn’t come to that.

    10.

    The Collector

    THE COLLECTOR (The Collector #1) by Victoria Scott

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Dante and Charlie…

    “But you need to know the truth. I didn’t mean for this to happen.” I stop, considering what I just said. “Actually, I guess I did mean for this to happen. At first. But then I got to know you, Charlie. I got to see how you are, the things you do for other people. The way you smile when there’s nothing left to smile about, and the way you laugh…it hurts to even hear it. Because it reminds me what it’s like to live. To be happy.” I take a deep breath. “You are beautiful, Charlie. You’re so beautiful, and I can’t believe I let you think you weren’t.”

    I turn around but focus on the ground. I can’t see her face. It’ll end me. But my eyes are deceitful, and before I can gouge them from my face, they slide up and land on her. On Charlie. And she’s crying. Tears rolling down her cheeks, sliding into a wide, happy smile.

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    A Few Other Couples I Love

    Deception

    Rachel and Logan

    DECEPTION (Defiance #2) by C.J. Redwine

    The Eternity CureAllison and Zeke

    THE ETERNITY CURE (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa

    The Girl with the Iron TouchFinley and Griffin

    THE GIRL WITH THE IRON TOUCH (The Steampunk Chronicles #3) by Kady Cross

    DescendantCoverMason and Feen

    DESCENDANT (Starling #2) by Lesley Livingston

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    Wishful Thinking Character Couples

    As I mentioned, there were a number of characters I’d have liked to see paired up with someone other than the character they ended up with… or the character they’re with at the moment.

    So I decided to create a Top 10 Wishful Thinking Character Couples list. But instead of listing them here, since I have exactly ten, I thought I’d create a completely independent list over at The Annex.

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    The Giveaways

    We have decided to combine the giveaways into one Rafflecopter form that is shared on all three host blogs and will be posted in each of the Top 10 posts this week.

    There is a box of 2014 ARCs, a box of books, two books of your choice, and a book from one of the host’s top ten lists up for grabs. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2013

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    Today is the first of five days of Top 10 of 2013.

    A week of Looking Back…

    …and Looking Forward.

    And I am thrilled to be able to co-host this event for the third year in a row with Jaime from Two Chicks on Books and for a second year with Mindy from Magical Urban Fantasy Reads.

    If you haven’t yet heard of this week-long event, it’s where we share our favorite bookish lists and invite you to share yours each day for the next five days by leaving your post links in the daily Linky Lists.

    This year’s event giveaway is shared via a common Rafflecopter on all three of our blogs. Leaving a comment each day on each host’s blog will give you extra entries, so be sure to check out each of our Top 10 lists for more chances to win.

    It’s not too late to sign up for this event. Just check out the Sign-up Post for all the details – HERE.

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    Today’s topic is…

    Best Books I’ve Read in 2013

    I read a ton of awesome books this year. Many from the same series by the same author. But as I was trying so very hard to keep my list to just ten, I decided to choose only one book from each series, even if I read multiple books in a particular series that I thought were amazing.

    And I couldn’t list all my favorite reads this year since one or two of them were a secret. Nor could I list all the 2013 releases I love, love, loved since I read some of them in 2012. But I’m not too sad about that, because reading them last year made creating this list just a little bit easier.

    There were also a few books I loved in 2013 that were not YA. But in keeping with my typical YA only “best” list, I didn’t include them in this post. Though I plan on posting my non-YA favorites on The Annex. Yes, I’m cheating just a little… as usual. But I just can’t seem to help myself.

    Anyway…

    It took me ages to narrow my list down from my original picks and to keep my “honorable mentions” to only four titles, just like last year. But after much hair pulling and nail-biting I was able to get it done.

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    The Best I’ve Read in 2013

    1.

    With All My Soul

    WITH ALL MY SOUL by Rachel Vincent

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    As sad as I was to see this series end, I still couldn’t help falling madly in love with this last installment. It was heartbreaking and nerve-wracking and exciting and heartwarming and I loved every single minute of the read.

    I especially loved the fact that I was able to become intrigued by a brand new character, that the story wasn’t rushed and that the ending didn’t leave me feeling like something was missing. It was the perfect ending to an amazing series and I couldn’t have loved it any more than I did.

    2.

    Endless Knight

    ENDLESS KNIGHT by Kresley Cole

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles are completely and totally amazing. They are so my kind of books. From beginning to end in both books in this series I was utterly riveted.

    And while I didn’t think it was possible, this second book in the series was even more exciting than the first. It was darker, it was hotter, it was all sorts of sexy. The lore was fascinating. And it made me fall head-over-heels in love with Death just like I hoped it would.

    To say that I am dying for the next installment in this series would be a major understatement.

    3.

    Through the Zombie Glass

    THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS by Gena Showalter

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I read both books in this series in 2013 and absolutely loved both of them. They were unputdownable reads and I couldn’t have been more surprised by the fact that I fell so completely in love with zombie books that gave a nod to Alice in Wonderland.

    Gena Showalter was incredibly creative with her stories. She did not skimp on the action. It was edge-of-your-seat exciting. And the love story was angst-filled and twisty-turny to the max.

    And as I opted to choose just one of the two books in this series as a favorite, I had to select the one that absolutely killed me in the best possible way.

    4.

    The Eternity Cure

    THE ETERNITY CURE by Julie Kagawa

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I did not expect to love the Blood of Eden series more than I loved the author’s faerie books. But oh my gosh I couldn’t help myself. Dystopia and vampires are an unexpected combination but one that the author made work so amazingly well.

    The characters, the epic journey, the killer cliffhanger all worked together to make this one of my favorite books and not simply a 2013 favorite. I’m talking all-time favorite.

    5.

    Crash Into You

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I fell under Katie McGarry’s spell in 2013. She is a fan-freaking-tastic writer and her Pushing the Limits series is one of my very most favorite contemporary YA series.

    I read all three books in this series, plus the novella, in 2013, which made it very hard to choose only one of the books for my top ten list. But I had to choose Isaiah and Rachel’s story, even though I adored Noah and Echo’s story so, so much.

    Perhaps it was getting to know and love Isaiah before reading his story that made me love it that much more. Or perhaps it’s simply just that Isaiah is amazing. But whatever the reason, it is my favorite of the series and it’s definitely one of my favorite reads from 2013.

    6.

    Afterglow

    AFTERGLOW by Karsten Knight

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I was devastated to see this series end. The world that Karsten Knight created was so unique and fascinating and exciting. The characters were lovable and detestable and completely and totally kick-a**. And this final installment in the series was just as phenomenal as its predecessors.

    And that ending. Oh. My. Gosh. That ending. While I can’t talk about that ending, I will just say that it gives me hope. For a certain character. Oh the possibilities.

    7.

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    STAR CURSED by Jessica Spotswood

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I was so glad that I got the chance to read both books in The Cahill Witch Chronicles this year. I was completely surprised by how much I loved each of the books. They are not stories in my typical go-to genre and yet both books are among my most favorites.

    I couldn’t help but fall in love with the story, the setting, the characters. It’s a totally addictive read and one that’s definitely re-read worthy. Though even after a re-read, it’s no easier to have to wait for the next installment in the series. This I know all too well.

    8.

    The Beautiful and the Cursed

    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Yet another unexpected favorite on my list is Page Morgan’s THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED. If someone told me that I could fall in love with a gargoyle I would have totally rolled my eyes at them. I might have even told them that they were crazy. I would have definitely thought it.

    Well, this author made me not only fall in love with a gargoyle, but her story about them. The sequel is one of my most anticipated reads for 2014. And the wait is killing me.

    9.

    While You're Away

    WHILE YOU’RE AWAY by Jessa Holbrook

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    I read this book in its serialized format, with just a few chapters available to read in one sitting. It was exquisite torture. This story was tantalizing and nerve-wracking and beautiful and nerve-wracking – yes I said it twice, but it needed to be said two times… if not more.

    I was made to root for a love story that I never would have thought I’d cheer for. I was made to wish and hope for a happily ever after for two characters who, at first, I didn’t think deserved one. I was anxious, I was fearful, I was tentatively hopeful and at times I was even sad. But I was keeping my fingers crossed the entire time for the slim chance that things would work out.

    10.

    A Touch Menacing

    A TOUCH MENACING by Leah Clifford

    (GOODREADS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE)

    Leah Clifford’s Touch Trilogy is one of my favorite series of all time. It’s so very different from anything I’ve ever read. It’s very dark. It is full of surprises. Shocking surprises. Devastating surprises. But it is wicked, wicked awesome.

    The end of this final installment in the series left me in tears. And, no, I won’t say whether they’re happy or sad tears. But if you have read this book or you’ve read any of the books in this series by this author I think you will know exactly what kind of tears there were.

    This last book was non-stop action, with more than a few punches to the face. I couldn’t devour it fast enough. It was that epic. And if I didn’t think it could get any better, the unpublished epilogue made this book that much more off-the-charts amazing for me. Holy-freaking-wow.

    Other Books I Love, Love, Loved

    SweetPeril

    SWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins

    Exciting. Sexy as heck. Captivating from start to finish. Delicious. An absolute must.

    The Testing

    THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau

    Gripping. Surprising. Totally addictive. A total stand-out.

    The Burning Sky

    THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas

    Magical. Enchanting. Captivating. Epic. Fan-freaking-tastically good.

    Pivot Point

    PIVOT POINT by Kasie West

    Intriguing. Nerve-wracking. Unputdownable. Amazing.

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    I tried to keep my rambling to a minimum when it came to my top ten picks for 2013. But I may have gone on just a little longer than I’d planned. Oh well…

    But I just couldn’t help myself. They are my favorite reads this year… well, most of them. There are a few others…

    I will try to be a lot less wordy in the rest of the posts this week, but when it comes to favorite reads I always feel the need to go on… and on… and on.

    But now that I’m done I can’t wait to check out what your favorite reads are, so be sure to leave a link to your posts or Goodreads shelf in the Linky List that follows just below the giveaways.

    The Giveaways

    We have decided to combine the giveaways into one Rafflecopter form that is shared on all three host blogs and will be posted in each of the Top 10 posts this week.

    There is a box of 2014 ARCs, a box of books, two books of your choice, and a book from one of the host’s top ten lists up for grabs. Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter.

    Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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    The Trailers: May

    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 that released – or are releasing – in May, a peek at a few of those coming out in June and beyond, a look back at those we may have missed, and a glimpse at a few authors talking about their books.

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    Reboot by Amy Tintera

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    If I Should Die by Amy Plum

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    Icons by Margaret Stohl

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (LittleBrownBooks)

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    Mystic by Alyson Noël

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (Alyson Noel)

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    The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (SimonSchusterVideos)

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    Chantress by Amy Butler Greenfield

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (SimonSchusterVideos)

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    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    The End Games by T. Michael Martin

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (T. Michael Martin)

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    Parallel by Lauren Miller

    Release date: May 14, 2013

    (Lauren Miller)

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    Five Summers by Una LaMarche

    Release date: May 14, 2013

    (fivesummersbook)

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    The Rose Throne by Mette Ivie Harrison

    Release date: May 14, 2013

    (Mette Harrison)

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    All I Need by Susan Colasanti

    Release date: May 21, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Night School by C.J. Daugherty

    Release date: May 21, 2013

    (nightschoolbook)

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    Dare You To by Katie McGarry

    Release date: May 28, 2013

    (Mirainkbooks) – UK Trailer

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

    Elegy by Tara Hudson

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (Fierce Reads)

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    The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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    The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    The Academy: Game On by Monica Seles

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (bloomsburykids)

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    Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

    Release date: June 11, 2013

    (RandomBooks)

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    Undercurrent by Paul Blackwell

    Release date: July 23, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    The Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

    Release date for Emerald Green: October 8, 2013

    (Fierce Reads)

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    And for a look back at a few we may have missed….

    Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan

    Release date: March 26, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

    Release date: April 2, 2013

    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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    Stung by Bethany Wiggins

    Release date: April 2, 2013

    (bloomsburykids)

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    Light by Michael Grant

    Release date: April 2, 2013

    (harperteen) – Trailer 1 of 3

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    Light by Michael Grant

    Release date: April 2, 2013

    (harperteen) – Trailer 2 of 3

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    Light by Michael Grant

    Release date: April 2, 2013

    (harperteen) – Trailer 3 of 3

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    Taken by Erin Bowman

    Release date: April 16, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    Dead Silence by Kimberly Derting

    Release date: April 16, 2013

    (harperteen)

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    The Symptoms of My Insanity by Mindy Raf

    Release date: April 18, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter

    Release date: April 23, 2013

    (Christie Craig)

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    The Eternity Cure by Julie Kagawa

    Release date: April 30, 2013

    (harlequinbooks)

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    The Program by Suzanne Young

    Release date: April 30, 2013

    (SimonSchusterVideos)

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    Here’s what the authors are saying…

    Invisibility by Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

    Release date: May 7, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders) – the authors talk about their recently released book

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    The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

    Release date: May 14, 2013

    (RandomBooks) – the author talks about her desert island books

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    The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

    Release date: June 4, 2013

    (PenguinYoungReaders) – the author talks about her soon to be 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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    Giveaway: The Beautiful and the Cursed

    The Beautiful and the Cursed

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    If you stopped by the blog earlier this week you may have noticed from my review that I absolutely loved THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan and cannot wait for the next book in the series.

    Who knew it would be possible for me to be wild about gargoyles let alone be rooting for one in the love story? I didn’t.

    But this story is so much more than all of that. And while I can’t say why without spoilers, I will just say that it is one of my most favorite reads this year. Which was a lovely surprise for me as a reader. One of the best kind of surprises, actually.

    So….

    Because it is such a favorite of mine – yes, it got my off the menu rating – I just had to share the love of this gorgeous book and so I’m offering up two copies for giveaway. And if you haven’t yet read the description, I’ve included it below.

    After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

    In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

    And Grayson has gone missing.

    No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

    Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

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    What’s Up for Grabs?

    A hardcover copy of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED to TWO (2) winners to be ordered from Amazon or The Book Depository.

    The Deets

    ++ Must be 13 or older to enter

    ++ Only ONE entry per household

    ++ Giveaway is International

    ++ Winners will be chosen by Random via Rafflecopter

    ++ Winners will be announced in the post and contacted by email

    ++ Winners will have 48 hours to respond or another winner(s) will be chosen

    There are no requirements to like or follow, just answer the question in the comments. There is, however, an extra entry opportunity to follow the author on Twitter.

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    The Beautiful and the Cursed Blog Tour: Review, Trivia Q&A + Giveaway

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    I am “over the moon” thrilled to be a part of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED Blog Tour which gave me the chance to read this absolutely amazing book just a little bit early. I am even more thrilled to be hosting a stop on RELEASE DAY!!!!! I cannot thank Books Complete Me enough for including me.

    And I happen to think this tour is totally awesome with the addition of the “Team Dispossessed” and “Team Waverly” trivia questions and answers which must be paired up and which makes following this tour that much more fun!

    My stop on the tour today is for a review, but as I tend to be a bit long-winded I’ve only included a part of it in this post with a link out to the full review for those who want to read on. But I didn’t want all the awesome parts of this tour – the trivia questions, the giveaway, the tour schedule or the author’s details – to get lost amidst my gushing ramble.

    Because, yes, there was gushing. This story was so amazing, incredibly unique, utterly captivating and one I just wanted to keep on reading long after I was forced to stop. But I think I may say all of that in my review, which starts below the details about the book and author, if you want to know just what I thought about this delicious book.

    Be sure to follow along at each of the stops for more trivia questions and answers and be sure to visit the hosts for another awesome giveaway.

    And if you haven’t yet heard about this fascinating book with its stunning cover, its description follows immediately below.

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     About the Book

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    Description…

    After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.
    In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

    And Grayson has gone missing.

    No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

    Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

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    About the Author

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    PAGE MORGAN has been fascinated with les grotesques ever since she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these remarkably complex stone figures. Page lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their three children.

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    The Review

    A story as unique, as riveting and as gorgeously written as Page Morgan’s THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED stands out in the crowded landscape of which it is a part. It invites readers to discover a mythology that is refreshingly original, characters that are intriguing and incredibly appealing, and an exciting plot that is full of twists, turns and shocking surprises.

    Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this story manages to evoke the charm and elegance of the era while keeping the pace quick, the action thrilling and the characters relatable. And with a mix of paranormal elements, a dark premise and a touch of romance, readers will be transfixed.

    Ingrid Waverly was glad to leave London and her tarnished reputation behind. But escaping to Paris only to discover that their new residence was a dilapidated building that was once an abbey and that her brother Grayson was missing wasn’t the fresh start she was hoping for.

    And when it turns out that Grayson’s wasn’t the only disappearance, but that a number of girls had also vanished without so much as a clue to their whereabouts, Ingrid is more desperate than ever to solve the mystery and find her brother. Because she knows that he’s still alive. She can feel that he is. But she also knows that he’s running out of time.

    Told from multiple characters’ points of view, in a way that weaves together each of their viewpoints seamlessly, readers are able to explore more of the fascinating world the author created, learn more about each of the characters and uncover more of their dark secrets.

    Author Page Morgan gives readers two strong and likable, but very different, female main characters in Ingrid and Gabby, three charismatic male protagonists – Luc Rousseau, Vander Burke and Nolan Quinn – who are even more dissimilar from one another than the Sisters Waverly but just as likable, two captivating love stories – one shaped a little bit like a triangle – and one very dark, deadly and deliciously chilling mystery. And with the author’s extraordinary ability to make the grotesque beautiful, she introduces readers to her fascinating and incredibly imaginative world of the Dispossessed.

    Danger-filled and exciting, heartwarming and heartbreaking and gripping from beginning to end, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is a wildly entertaining must read first book in this new series.

    To read the full review, which includes my rating, my personal thoughts and my favorite passage, CLICK HERE.

    A note: This review is based upon an advanced copy of the book received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.

    The Trivia

    Team WAVERLY Trivia QUESTION

    What does Gabby sometimes call Ingrid (much to Ingrid’s dislike)?

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    Team DISPOSSESSED Trivia ANSWER:

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    The Giveaways

    There are TWO awesome giveaways included with this tour.

    Giveaway #1

    There will be FIVE winners for a THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED Signed Swag Pack. And it’s open internationally!

    This giveaway can be entered via the common Rafflecopter form, below, provided by the tour hosts.

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    Giveaway #2

    There will be TWO winners for a signed, annotated copy of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED. To enter this giveaway, visit Books Complete Me and Once Upon a Twilight.

    ++ Readers will need to correctly pair up as many Team Dispossessed trivia questions and answers and Team Waverly trivia questions and answers as they can.

    ++ Winners will be randomly chosen from those who get the most correct.

    To enter at Books Complete Me – Team Waverly Trivia – CLICK HERE.

    To enter at Once Upon a Twilight – Team Dispossessed Trivia – CLICK HERE.

    The Tour Schedule

    Monday, May 13th

    Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog – Review

    Stacey & Amber @ Page Turners Blog – Author Interview

    Tuesday, May 14th

    Rachel @ Fiktshun – Release Day! Review

    Kathy @ I Am Reader, Not A Writer – Release Day! Guest Post

    Wednesday, May 15th

    Anna @ Anna Reads Books – Review

    Jen @ Hypable – Guest Post

    Thursday, May 16th

    Christin @ Portrait of a Book – Review & Ingrid Interview

    Damaris @ Good Choice Reading – Review

    Friday, May 17th

    Nancy @ Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Gabrielle Interview

    Katie @ Mundie Moms – Review

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    Review: The Beautiful and the Cursed

    The Beautiful and the Cursed

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    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan releases in the U.S., today, May 14, 2013, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House, the print edition is 352 pages.

    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is the first book in Author Page Morgan’s The Dispossessed series. No information is yet available about the sequel.

    This review is based on an ARC I received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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    Description…

    After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

    In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

    And Grayson has gone missing.

    No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

    Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

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    A story as unique, as riveting and as gorgeously written as Page Morgan’s THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED stands out in the crowded landscape of which it is a part. It invites readers to discover a mythology that is refreshingly original, characters that are intriguing and incredibly appealing, and an exciting plot that is full of twists, turns and shocking surprises.

    Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this story manages to evoke the charm and elegance of the era while keeping the pace quick, the action thrilling and the characters relatable. And with a mix of paranormal elements, a dark premise and a touch of romance, readers will be transfixed.

    Ingrid Waverly was glad to leave London and her tarnished reputation behind. But escaping to Paris only to discover that their new residence was a dilapidated building that was once an abbey and that her brother Grayson was missing wasn’t the fresh start she was hoping for.

    And when it turns out that Grayson’s wasn’t the only disappearance, but that a number of girls had also vanished without so much as a clue to their whereabouts, Ingrid is more desperate than ever to solve the mystery and find her brother. Because she knows that he’s still alive. She can feel that he is. But she also knows that he’s running out of time.

    Told from multiple characters’ points of view, in a way that weaves together each of their viewpoints seamlessly, readers are able to explore more of the fascinating world the author created, learn more about each of the characters and uncover more of their dark secrets.

    Author Page Morgan gives readers two strong and likable, but very different, female main characters in Ingrid and Gabby, three charismatic male protagonists – Luc Rousseau, Vander Burke and Nolan Quinn – who are even more dissimilar from one another than the Sisters Waverly but just as likable, two captivating love stories – one shaped a little bit like a triangle – and one very dark, deadly and deliciously chilling mystery. And with the author’s extraordinary ability to make the grotesque beautiful, she introduces readers to her fascinating and incredibly imaginative world of the Dispossessed.

    Danger-filled and exciting, heartwarming and heartbreaking and gripping from beginning to end, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is a wildly entertaining must read first book in this new series.

    Reviewer gives this book…

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    Like In-N-Out Burger‘s infamous secret menu this one deserves my off-the-menu 6 star rating.

    On a personal note…

    I never imagined it would be possible for me to fall in love with a book about gargoyles. Not that THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is only about them, because that would be the understatement of the century. But they are a very important part of this story. And while I’ve always thought they were awesome and the history behind them fascinating, I never would have thought I could be so completely captivated by a story where they played such a large part.

    But the impossible happened. I did fall in love. Madly in love. This book was incredible. And amazing and gorgeous and spellbinding and surprising and absolutely wonderful. It was a book that I didn’t want to put down, and when I had to I couldn’t stop thinking about it until the second I was able to pick it back up again.

    I was totally transported into this story and its world from the moment I began reading it, which is not always possible for me when there are multiple character points of view. But everything flowed beautifully. And I loved how much of this world I could see when not limited by one character’s viewpoint.

    There were just so many characters I adored and wanted to know more about. And if I were only to have gotten a glimpse at them through one character’s eyes, it wouldn’t have been enough. I wouldn’t have gotten to know Ingrid, Gabby, Luc, Nolan, Vander, and even Grayson, in the way that I did without experiencing things from their perspectives.

    And I wouldn’t have gotten to love them nearly as much.

    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED checked every box. There was action. Suspense. Mystery. Forbidden romance. There was a love story. There was a love triangle. There were intriguing characters. An exciting storyline. And mythology that was so very different and so very appealing.

    The story was dark at times. Chilling, even. And on more than one occasion I may have found myself rambling, “Oh no, oh no, oh no!” over and over and over again. Especially during that one scene with Grayson. And the one with Gabby. And that one with Gabby and Nolan. Oh, and the one with Luc. And that other one with Grayson. And I can’t forget about that one with Ingrid, either. Or that other one.

    I don’t often say a story is compelling. In fact, I know I’ve said it less than a handful of times since I started blogging. There aren’t a lot of stories that fit that description for me. But I can’t think of a more perfect word to describe THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED. Unless, of course, ohmygoshthisbookissofreakignamazing gets added to the dictionary.

    I did not expect to be as captivated by the mythology as I was by the not one but two love stories. I did not anticipate a story that was as incredibly imaginative as this story was.

    And I most certainly did not expect to fall head over heels for a gargoyle. And no, I will not say who that gargoyle is. As much as I may want to.

    Actually, there are quite a few things I’d love to talk about. But it is absolutely impossible to say anything without revealing secrets about certain characters, developments in the plot that are best left to be discovered while reading, exciting twists to the story that I would never, ever want to reveal and…

    No, I suppose I shouldn’t even mention that.

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    Favorite passage…

    There were more than a few. But I did have two favorites – a chilling passage about Grayson and a swoon-worthy one involving Ingrid. However, as both were way too revealing, I chose this one, which made me sigh.

    “I’ll get to you if you need me,” he whispered, the press of his fingers a tangible version of his pledge. She wished neither of them was wearing gloves. The feel of his skin against hers shouldn’t have been the foremost desire in her mind, but it was. Luc sapped her of all reason, it seemed. And his touch made it difficult to breathe.

    “I know you will,” she said.

    This review is based on an ARC I received from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #124

    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 May 14th-May 20th that I have pre-ordered.

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    GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby will be released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013 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, the print edition is 288 pages.

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    I am so excited that GOLDEN is releasing this week. I have been waiting forever for its release and I’m totally stoked that I only have to wait a couple more days before I can call this book mine.

    When I first read the description ages ago, I just knew this story was one of those that would resonate with me. And I can’t wait to get the chance to follow along with Parker as she both tries to uncover the mystery behind what happened with Julianna and Shane and takes a step onto a new path for her life.

    I love author Jessi Kirby’s writing and I am curious to see just how she develops this story. I have heard this book is amazing and I cannot wait to find out for myself just how awesome it is.

    I love a mystery. I love a love story. And I especially love stories that are tragic. Hopefully I’ll get to add GOLDEN to my reading pile next week, but if not I will definitely be reading it over the long holiday weekend.

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    The Beautiful and the Cursed

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    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan will be released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 352 pages.

    THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is the first book in author Page Morgan’s The Dispossessed series. No information is yet available on the sequel.

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    I am totally thrilled that THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is releasing this week and that it will download to my Kindle on Monday Midnight. While I did get the chance to read it just a little bit early it’s one of those books that are a “must have” addition to my permanent collection.

    And while I have lots and lots to say about this ahhh-mazing book, as I already talked about it in my Book Watch post a couple weeks back and I will be posting my review for it in a couple of days for the blog tour I’m on, I don’t want to say too much here.

    But… yes there is always a but… I will just say that I loved getting transported into the world that the author created. I loved getting to meet Ingrid. And I loved getting to uncover all of this story’s fascinating secrets along with her.

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    Spirit and Dust

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    SPIRIT AND DUST by Rosemary Clement-Moore will be released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 400 pages.

    SPIRIT AND DUST is the second book in Rosemary Clement-Moore’s Goodnight Family series.

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    I had no clue that SPIRIT AND DUST was the sequel to author Rosemary Clement-Moore’s TEXAS GOTHIC when I pre-ordered it awhile back. While I hadn’t read that book by the author, I do own it, and I just had to add her latest title to my collection.

    I read her book THE SPLENDOR FALLS ages ago and I thought the writing was absolutely beautiful, the world was crafted exquisitely and I enjoyed its leisurely pace. I was so totally spellbound by that book that I knew I had to buy anything and everything the author wrote.

    And now that I know that her latest book is a part of a series, I definitely have to move TEXAS GOTHIC up on the pile so that I can read both of these books back to back. While I have yet to meet Amy I did read the description and I’m excited to meet Daisy.

    Mystery and magic in stories always pique my interest. So I can’t wait to get the chance to see how they combine in SPIRIT AND DUST. Hopefully I’ll get the chance to read both books in this series early this summer.

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    School Spirits

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    SCHOOL SPIRITS by Rachel Hawkins will be released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Disney-Hyperion, the print edition is 304 pages.

    SCHOOL SPIRITS is the first book in a Hex Hall spinoff series by author Rachel Hawkins. No information is yet available on a sequel.

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    I am super excited for the release of SCHOOL SPIRITS. When I first learned that there would be a spinoff to the author’s Hex Hall series I knew I had pre-order it once it became available.

    The author created such a fun and utterly delightful series with Hex Hall and I can’t wait to meet her new characters in this new series. Izzy sounds like such an engaging character and I can’t wait to see how she manages to solve the mystery involving the hauntings in her new town.

    While I won’t get the chance to read SCHOOL SPIRITS this week, I definitely plan on reading it next week.

    Other Books of Note

    The Sweet Dead Life

    THE SWEET DEAD LIFE by Joy Preble

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Soho Teen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Parallel

    PARALLEL by Lauren Miller

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Rules for Disappearing

    THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING by Ashley Elston

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Five Summers

    FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche

    Pub. Date: May 16, 2013

    Publisher: Razorbill

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Formerly Shark Girl

    FORMERLY SHARK GIRL (Shark Girl #2) by Kelly Bingham

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Candlewick

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Caged Graves

    THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne Salerni

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Clarion Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Towering

    TOWERING by Alex Flinn

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Rose Throne

    THE ROSE THRONE (The Rose Throne #1) by Mette Ivie Harrison

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: EgmontUSA

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Cydonian Pyramid

    THE CYDONIAN PYRAMID (The Klaatu Diskos #2) by Pete Hautman

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Candlewick

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Yellowcake

    YELLOWCAKE by Margo Lanagan

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers – Reprint Edition

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Truth or Dare

    TRUTH OR DARE (Truth or Dare #1) by Jacqueline Green

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Poppy

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Kindness for Weakness

    KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS by Shawn Goodman

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Out of this Place

    OUT OF THIS PLACE by Emma Cameron

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Candlewick

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Language Inside

    THE LANGUAGE INSIDE by Holly Thompson

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Year of Luminous Love

    THE YEAR OF LUMINOUS LOVE by Lurlene McDaniel

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Under the Light

    UNDER THE LIGHT (Light #2) by Laura Whitcomb

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Winger

    WINGER by Andrew Smith

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Firecracker

    FIRECRACKER by David Iserson

    Pub. Date: May 16, 2013

    Publisher: Razorbill

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Waiting Tree

    THE WAITING TREE by Lindsay Moynihan

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Skyscape

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Diva

    DIVA (Breathing Underwater #2)  by Alex Flinn

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013 – Reprint Edition

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Rithmatist

    THE RITHMATIST (The Rithmatist #1) by Brandon Sanderson

    Pub. Date: May 14, 2013

    Publisher: Tor Teen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    I thought the number of books releasing last week was insane, but this week is so much worse… or better… depending upon how you look at it. While I don’t have as many books pre-ordered this week as I did last week I just know I will end up buying quite a few of the other books of note that I listed in this post.

    THE SWEET DEAD LIFE, TRUTH OR DARE and THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING are already on my list to check out further. And all of them are books I may not be able to wait for their release day before I end up clicking to buy.

    I’m still trying to only purchase books I know I’ll be reading within a month or two, but so far that has not worked out. At all. Because I don’t want to end up forgetting about a particular “wish list” book. I’d rather own it and not read it immediately than save it for later and forget about it altogether.

    I’m just relieved that I don’t have too many new titles being added to my collection and to my reading pile this week. Last week I had so many book purchases that it will take me weeks and weeks to read them all. At least. With only four new additions and only three TBR books being added to my collection this week, the possibility of actually reading them soon is really good. That is, if I don’t end up buying more of these new release titles.

    Anyway….

    With all the new books releasing this week I hope that you don’t bust your book budget. Or if you do it’s for books that you’ve been dying to read and own.

    And I really hope I didn’t miss any new YA titles releasing this week. If I did, it means there are more than twenty-five new books coming out… and that would totally blow my mind. And my budget.

    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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