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    THE REMEDY Blog Tour: Interview with Suzanne Young + Giveaway

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    I am absolutely thrilled beyond belief to be today’s stop on THE REMEDY Blog Tour. I recently devoured this series – yes it’s totally binge-worthy – and am now officially addicted and a fan for life. This world is incredible and chilling and awesome.

    And this prequel novel is every bit as amazing as THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT and THE RECOVERY. I gave THE REMEDY my off-the-menu 6-star rating, it was just that spectacular.

    So, of course I was super excited to be able to interview Suzanne Young for my stop today and ask her about Quinn, whether she prefers to write duologies or trilogies, who her favorite character is, and what it is like to be a House Hunters celeb.

    If you’d like to know what she had to say to those questions and a few others, scroll down to the interview which follows below the information about THE REMEDY. If you want to check out a few – or all – of the stops on the tour, the schedule is at the bottom of this post.

    And if you’d like the chance to win some amazing bookish prizes, be sure to enter in the Rafflecopter before you go.

    THE REMEDY releases next week on April 21st, so be sure to pre-order your copy so you won’t have to wait to dive in. And if you are new to the series, you don’t have to have read THE PROGRAM or THE TREATMENT to thoroughly enjoy it, though you might miss a few of those “aha” and “Oh. My. Gosh.” and “nowaynofreakingway” moments.


    About THE REMEDY

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    Title & Series: THE REMEDY (The Program #0.5)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 21, 2015
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 416
    Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.

    In a world before The Program…

    Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

    Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

    Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

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    The Interview

    Q. If you had to describe THE REMEDY in 25 words or less, how would you describe it?

    THE REMEDY is about identity, grief, and loss. It’s about the lengths people will go to stop feeling pain. And the cost of that kind of closure.

    Q. What was your favorite part about inventing a world prior to that in The Program and what were some of the challenges of developing the world?

    I loved being able to start fresh with the characters, but keep that same sort of “other” feel to the reality. The toughest part, though, was tying it in to The Program without retelling the same story. I think I succeeded in making this its own series, but that was a challenge. 

    Q. For those who haven’t yet met Quinn what would you say her best quality/qualities are? And her worst?

    I think her best quality is her empathy—she uses it to help people find closure. Her worst quality is her trusting nature, at least, that’s a terrible quality if you’re a character in one of my novels. 

    Q. Being a closer sounds like an incredibly difficult job. Especially with the requirement that in order to be successful you can’t become attached. What is it about Quinn that made her so successful at her job for such a long time?

    I think the reason Quinn is so great at her job is because she DOES care. She believes in what she does. She truly wants to help people. I also think she’s been trained since she was a child, and she uses those techniques with skill. 

    Q. Across all your books, which character was your favorite to write about and why?

    I really loved writing Dallas. I thought she was terribly complicated, and I loved discovering more about her. 

    Q. What do you enjoy most about writing books in a series? And when it comes to a series, do you prefer writing a duology or a trilogy? And why?

    I prefer a duology because I like to write every book like it’s going to end, and with a trilogy, I find I get stuck in the middle book. It’s nice to write a series because by the second book, you know the characters so well. You can get to the meat of the story. 

    Q. What was it like being on House Hunters? (You were totally amazing by the way!) Would you change anything about your TV debut? And after it aired, what has the outreach been like?

    I would stop talking smack about desert landscaping! haha To be honest, it’s TV. That was an angle they could hit over and over. I don’t actually despise desert landscaping! I love my cactus! And I’m aware that I no longer live in Oregon. 

    The outreach has been pretty cool! I received a bunch of messages, most of them positive. Although I did have one person tell me they got my book because of the show, but stopped reading it because it wasn’t appropriate. I was like… Sorry? 

    Fiktshun: Okay, I have to chime in about the House Hunters response. Now, of course, I have to go back and count how often you talk about desert landscaping because I hadn’t noticed there was smack talk involved! 🙂

    And it was such fun to watch, I can imagine you have quite a few new readers because of your television celebrity status. But I am totally baffled about the appropriateness comment… or why that person felt the need to share that…


    About Suzanne Young

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    Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order.

    Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY. She was also on an episode of House Hunters where she talked about her love of grass and trees (while living in the desert).

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    Other Books in the Series

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    Title & Series: THE PROGRAM (The Program #1)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 30, 2013
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 416
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

    Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

    Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

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    Title & Series: THE TREATMENT (The Program #2)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 29, 2014
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

    How do you stop an epidemic?

    Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

    Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

    Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

    AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND | GOODREADS


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    Title & Series: THE RECOVERY (The Program #2.5)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: February 24, 2015
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 78
    Formats: Audio, eBook

    Description…

    Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.

    Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

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    The Giveaway

    There is a tour-wide giveaway for…

    • 1 winner will receive a signed set of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, and THE REMEDY
    • 1 winner will receive a signed ARC of HOTEL RUBY

    Giveaway is US ONLY

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    The Tour Schedule

    Week One

    April 13th – Once Upon a Twilight – Interview
    April 14th – Books and Swoons – Review
    April 15th – Fictitious Delicious – Guest Post
    April 16th – My Reading Room – Review
    April 17th – Fiktshun – Interview

    Week Two

    April 20th – Me, My Shelf and I – Review
    April 21st – Bad Bird Reads – Guest Post
    April 22nd – Novel Novice – Review
    April 23rd – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Interview
    April 24th – Magical Urban Fantasy Reads – Review

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    Review: THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young + Giveaway

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    Title & Series: THE REMEDY (The Program #0.5)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 21, 2015
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 416
    Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    Can one girl take on so many identities without losing her own? Find out in this riveting companion to The Program and the New York Times bestselling The Treatment.

    In a world before The Program…

    Quinlan McKee is a closer. Since the age of seven, Quinn has held the responsibility of providing closure to grieving families with a special skill—she can “become” anyone.

    Recommended by grief counselors, Quinn is hired by families to take on the short-term role of a deceased loved one between the ages of fifteen and twenty. She’s not an exact copy, of course, but she wears their clothes and changes her hair, studies them through pictures and videos, and soon, Quinn can act like them, smell like them, and be them for all intents and purposes. But to do her job successfully, she can’t get attached.

    Now seventeen, Quinn is deft at recreating herself, sometimes confusing her own past with those of the people she’s portrayed. When she’s given her longest assignment, playing the role of Catalina Barnes, Quinn begins to bond with the deceased girl’s boyfriend. But that’s only the beginning of the complications, especially when Quinn finds out the truth about Catalina’s death. And the epidemic it could start.

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    Note: This review is based on an eARC received from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.


    The Review

    Amazing, surprising, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sinister. THE REMEDY is an absolutely riveting story that will draw readers into a world where closers – or replacements – are used to help those suffering from loss move past their grief. It’s a richly layered story filled with unexpected plot twists, shocking revelations, disturbing realities, conspiracies, secrets and lies.

    It’s a page-turner of a read that promises chills, tears, trepidation, anticipation and excitement. It’s a must read for fans of the series and new readers alike.

    Even with the heavy toll it took on her, Quinn McKee liked being a closer. She liked knowing that she could help families get over losing their loved ones. She liked being a part of those families even if it was just temporary. She liked becoming someone else even if it meant losing herself for a while.

    But when her latest assignment comes so soon after her last, promises to be even more challenging, and is to be the longest one she’ll have ever been on, she’s worried about losing herself completely. Especially when she learns that it’s not just the parents of the girl she’ll be replacing that she needs to help, but the boyfriend who loves her. And that she’ll be more exposed to those who despise what she does. And that there are things about this assignment that are being kept from her – things that threaten to change everything.

    Suzanne Young has brought all that was deliciously dark and disturbing and inventive and thought-provoking from her other books in this series to THE REMEDY. She introduces new characters, with fascinating new roles, places them in a world that is familiar yet different, and at a time that precedes the events in her other stories.

    She puts her main character Quinn’s strength and emotional stability to the test. She drops hints that things may not be as they seem. She gives readers a sense of foreboding about what is to come. And she delivers an ending that will be jaw-dropping even to those who see it coming.

    THE REMEDY is yet another incredibly imaginative story in this series where something designed to be helpful is in reality more harmful, where good intentions are corrupted by hidden motivations, and where deception and betrayal ensure that no one can be trusted.

    It is a story that can be read as an introduction to the series and its characters or one that will return readers to the world before The Program, where it all began. But whether new to the series or an existing fan, it will be a captivating, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat read that will leave readers desperate for the the next installment.

    The Rating

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


    About Suzanne Young

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    Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of The Program, The Treatment, The Remedy, and A Need So Beautiful.

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    Other Books in the Series

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    Title & Series: THE PROGRAM (The Program #1)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 30, 2013
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 416
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

    Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

    Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

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    The Trailer

     


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    Title & Series: THE TREATMENT (The Program #2)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: April 29, 2014
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 352
    Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook

    Read an Excerpt

    Description…

    Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”

    How do you stop an epidemic?

    Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.

    Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.

    Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end?

    AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND | GOODREADS


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    Title & Series: THE RECOVERY (The Program #2.5)
    Author: Suzanne Young
    Release date: February 24, 2015
    Publisher: Simon Pulse
    Pages: 78
    Formats: Audio, eBook

    Description…

    Six months after the fall of The Program, ex-handler Michael Realm is struggling with his guilt. After all, he was instrumental in erasing the memories of several patients—including one he claimed to love. With a lifetime of regret stretched before him, Realm vows to set things right.

    Along with his friend, James Murphy, Realm will track down those he’s hurt in an attempt to give them back their lives—starting with Dallas Stone. He’s not looking for forgiveness or redemption; he’s not a hero. But Realm hopes that with each recovered past, he’ll be able to reclaim a small bit of his own.

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    The Giveaway

    One (1) winner will receive a copy of THE REMEDY courtesy of Simon & Schuster

    Giveaway is open to US ONLY

    • Must be 13 or older to enter
    • There will be ONE winner
    • Giveaway is open to US only
    • Prize will be sent directly from the publisher
    • Giveaway ends on April 20th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
    • Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter
    • Winner will be announced in the Rafflecopter and contacted by email
    • Winner has 72 hours to respond with their details or another winner will be chosen

    There are no requirements to like or follow this blog but there are extra entries for following the author and publisher, adding the books on Goodreads, leaving a comment and tweeting a message.

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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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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #122

    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 April 30th-May 6th that I have pre-ordered.

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    OATH BOUND by Rachel Vincent will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and in paperback format at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Harlequin MIRA, the print edition is 432 pages.

    OATH BOUND is the third and final book in the Unbound series by author Rachel Vincent.

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    I am so excited for the release of OATH BOUND. I feel like I’ve waited for ages and ages to read Sera and Kris’ story. And I will be reading it the second my pre-order copy downloads to my Kindle.

    As much as I would love this series to go on for a couple more books… at least… I can’t wait to see how everything wraps up for Liv and Cam, Kori and Ian. I’m curious to see just what happens to the Syndicates. And I’m super curious about what Skill Sera has.

    And as difficult as it will be to say goodbye to yet another series by author Rachel Vincent, I can’t make myself wait to read it. I am such a huge fan of this series and its characters. I love the fact that with each book I get a different view of the world, get to meet new characters and learn about their different abilities. And I love that with each book the overarching plot moves just a little bit farther forward.

    The wait has been torturous. Especially with the author’s Facebook comments throughout the writing process. But I am so glad to finally get the chance to dive into this last installment in this amazing series.

    The Eternity Cure

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    THE ETERNITY CURE by Julie Kagawa will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in both formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 448 pages.

    THE ETERNITY CURE is the second book in author Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series. No information is yet available about the third book in the series.

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    I may be a new fan of this series, but I am officially an obsessed fan. And I am so unbelievably excited for THE ETERNITY CURE’s release this week. Because that means that the next book in this series is that much closer to its release date.

    I got the chance to read THE ETERNITY CURE just a little bit early thanks to the publisher and NetGalley and I thought it was totally amazing. (My Review.) I loved the first book in the series but this sequel was seriously epic. And now I am dying to continue the story and find out just what happens after that killer ending.

    The world was even darker in this sequel. The threats were even more deadly. And the love story was way more heartbreaking.

    While I won’t be re-reading this book on release day, I do plan on re-reading it. And I’m so thrilled that the finished copy will be downloading to my Kindle this week and that it will join THE IMMORTAL RULES as part of my permanent collection.

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    SWEET PERIL by Wendy Higgins will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in print and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 384 pages.

    SWEET PERIL is the second book in Wendy Higgins’ The Sweet Trilogy. The third book in the series, SWEET RECKONING, is slated for release in June 2014.

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    I cannot believe that the release date for SWEET PERIL is finally almost here. I held off reading the early review copy I had for as long as possible because I know just how torturous the wait is for the next book’s release.

    Well I read it. And it’s all sorts of awesome. And I desperately want to re-read it right this minute. Or when my finished copy downloads to my Kindle on Monday Midnight. Because I am definitely not ready to disconnect from the story and leave the world. And I am absolutely not ready to begin suffering the agonizingly long wait for the final book in this series.

    As I will be posting my review in the next couple of days and I already spotlighted SWEET PERIL for my Book Watch post a few weeks ago, I won’t go on and on here. But I will just quickly say that this book was every bit as exciting as the first book in the series. There was just as much heat… okay, there was a lot more…. The suspense was killer. And the chemistry sizzled.

    Yes, I am still swooning over Kaidan Rowe.

    Life After Theft

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    LIFE AFTER THEFT by Aprilynne Pike will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and in hardcover and eBook formats at BARNES & NOBLE.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 352 pages.

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    I am a huge fan of author Aprilynne Pike and when I heard about her standalone novel, LIFE AFTER THEFT, I just had to pre-order a copy. While I did receive an eARC for review, I didn’t get the chance to read it before release date, so I will be reading my finished copy instead.

    But this book sounds like so much fun. I love modern retellings. And I am so very curious to see what the author did with The Scarlet Pimpernel in her novel.

    I can’t wait to meet Jeff and Kimberlee and see just what her “unfinished business” is. And the fact that her haunting is dubbed snarky makes me that much more excited to read it.

    While I won’t get the chance to add it to the pile this week or next, I will be reading it in May.

    The Program

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    THE PROGRAM by Suzanne Young will be released in the U.S. on April 30, 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 Pulse, the print edition is 416 pages.

    THE PROGRAM is the first book in a new series of the same name by author Suzanne Young.

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    I cannot believe I almost forgot to pre-order THE PROGRAM for my Kindle. I’d heard about this series months ago when it was making the rounds on the blogs and I thought it sounded awesome. But as it wasn’t yet available to pre-order in electronic format I had to wait.

    Fortunately I didn’t miss its release and I cannot wait for it to download this week.

    I’m so totally curious about this book. Sloane’s world sounds chilling. And the fact that The Program wipes people’s memories makes that solution to the suicide epidemic seem even more horrific than the problem.

    A life where feelings have to be buried does not sound appealing. And the fact that Sloane and James are both beginning to suffer from depression makes their future seem bleak. Especially if they do have to enter The Program.

    I definitely want to check this book out this week. Even if I don’t get the chance to move it to the top of the pile I just have to take a peek. And I hope to be able to read it in June if I can’t manage to sneak it in sooner.

    Other Books of Note

    The Ward

    THE WARD (The Ward #1) by Jordana Frankel

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Our Song

    OUR SONG by Jordanna Fraiberg

    Pub. Date: May 2, 2013

    Publisher: Razorbill

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Boyfriend App

    THE BOYFRIEND APP by Katie Sise

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Balzer + Bray

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Identity Theft

    IDENTITY THEFT by Anna Davies

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Point

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Defriended Alt

    DEFRIENDED by Ruth Baron

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Point

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Belonging

    BELONGING (Temptation #2) by Karen Ann Hopkins

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Harlequin Teen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Loop

    THE LOOP by Shandy Lawson

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    The Last Academy

    THE  LAST ACADEMY by Anne Applegate

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Point

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Gorgeous

    GORGEOUS by Paul Rudnick

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Scholastic Press

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Anthem for Jackson Dawes

    ANTHEM FOR JACKSON DAWES by Celia Bryce

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Nobody's Secret

    NOBODY’S SECRET by Michaela MacColl

    Pub. Date: April 30, 2013

    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    There are a ton of books releasing this week, but at the moment I only have five books pre-ordered. I am so very tempted to order OUR SONG as it sounds totally awesome. And I’m still really curious about THE WARD. But for now I’m trying to show a little restraint and not impulse buy books that I won’t immediately get the chance to read.

    Fortunately, even with five books pre-ordered, I won’t be adding too many books to the TBR pile since I’ve already read SWEET PERIL and THE ETERNITY CURE and I will be reading OATH BOUND when it releases. But as next week promises just as many new releases, if not more, and I haven’t read any of the books I have pre-ordered, it’s a good thing my reading pile gets a little bit of a respite this week.

    Many of the books “of note” that I’ve listed are ones I hadn’t heard very much about. But those Point Horror books have piqued my curiosity so I’ll definitely have to stalk a few reviews to see if they’re books I should have in my collection.

    Anyway…

    I hope I haven’t missed any amazing titles releasing this week. And I hope that if you are a fan of Rachel Vincent’s Unbound series, you won’t have as tough a time saying goodbye as I know I will.

    But if there are a few books I should have on my radar, feel free to let me know in the comments. I’m always up for learning about new “must read” and “must buy” books.

    And I’d love to hear what books releasing this week are ones you just have to have.

    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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