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    The Trailers: August

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

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

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

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    Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (cosproductions)

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    Rift by Andrea Cremer

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Wake by Amanda Hocking

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (AuthorAmandaHocking)

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    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (bloomsburykids)

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    Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

    Release date: August 7, 2012

    (heatheranastasiu)

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    Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Release date: August 14, 2012

    (VLCPhotoProductions)

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    And because I just had to…

    Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

    Release date: May 8, 2012

    (VLCPhotoProductions)

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    The Kill Order by James Dashner

    Release date: August 14, 2012

    (RandomBooks)

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    Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (hellogiggles)

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    The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

    Release date: August 21, 2012

    (MacmillanChildrens)

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    Defiance by C.J. Redwine

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Erasing Time by CJ Hill

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (azwriter1) – unofficial trailer (?)

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    The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (SanguMandanna)

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    Speechless by Hannah Harrington

    Release date: August 28, 2012

    (harlequinbooks)

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

    Outpost by Ann Aguirre

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (fiercereads)

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    Origin by Jessica Khoury

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Entice by Jessica Shirvington

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (cosproductions)

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    Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

    Release date: September 4, 2012

    (HarperTeen)

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    Because it is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin

    Release date: September 18, 2012

    (MacmillanChildrens)

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    Venom by Fiona Paul

    Release date: October 30, 2012

    (PenguinYoungReaders)

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    Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

    Release date: January 15, 2013

    (SimonSchusterVideos) – Level 2 Cover Reveal

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

    The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

    Release date: July 10, 2012

    (Lisa M. Stasse)

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    Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

    Release date: July 10, 2012

    (RandomBooks)

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    Here’s what one author is saying…

    False Memory by Dan Krokos

    Release date: August 14, 2012

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

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

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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #86

    Below are the YA books coming out this week that I am spotlighting for my “Book Watch: Releasing This Week” post.

    These are books for the week of August 21st-August 27th that I have pre-ordered.

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

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

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

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

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

    And then I started blogging.

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

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

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

    Published by HarperCollins, the print edition is 416 pages.

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

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

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

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

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

    Over You by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus will be released in the U.S. on August 21, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 288 pages.

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

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

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

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

    Pub. Date: August 21, 2012

    Published by: HarperTeen

    (Amazon, Barnes & Noble)

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

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

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

    As always, I would love to hear what you’re hoping to add to your collection this week!

    And if you have any great suggestions of “must read” books to buy that are releasing this week, please let me know!

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    My Reading Pile #73

    Apparently the post office did it again and lost the remaining eight books I traded for. I’m really starting to suspect this post office…. Well, while not okay, I still got two seriously amazing books in the mail this week.

    [Credit for mailbox sharing goes to TSS]

    At the top of the pile is Grace Doll by Jennifer Laurens. I received an ARC from the author from a giveaway she had on her website. As I’ve loved every single book I’ve read by this amazing author I couldn’t help but be super excited to get a chance to read her next book. I definitely plan on adding it to the pile next week.

    I also received an ARC of Rift by Andrea Cremer for review from the publisher Penguin Young Readers Group. I have the book pre-ordered, which comes out on Tuesday, but I will be reading this version for review next week.

    Well, it looks like my reading pile is set for next week, but…

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

    (August 5 – August 11, 2012)

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    First up on the pile is I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. I read this book last year but hadn’t reviewed it. I am re-reading it for review and as a refresher so that I can read the next two books in the series this week.

    From what I remember, the story was super cool. I loved the premise. And I loved meeting Number Four. It was definitely a different sort of book for me, but I found it incredibly engaging.

    Of course I’m curious to see what my re-read experience will be like.

    Next up on the pile is The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore. I had received an unsolicited early copy of this book last year which prompted me to buy the first book in the series. While I hadn’t gotten the chance to read this second book in the series, I did purchase the eBook and it’s been on my list of “really want to read” books along with all the short stories in the Lorien Legacies series.

    I have been waiting quite some time to meet Number Seven. And I can’t wait to finally get a chance to this week.

    I can’t even imagine where this series is heading, but I want to find out who the girl is in Number Seven’s dreams. I want to know whether she is real and whether they do meet. And I want to know just what kinds of powers she has.

    I decided to add a third book to the pile this week and that is The Rise of Nine by Pittacus Lore. It may be a bit ambitious and I may end up reading it next week instead, but I wanted to be able to try and read all three books in this series back-to-back-to-back.

    My only concern is that I won’t want to put any of the books down, which will make for a difficult time reviewing them if I wait.

    I only took a glance at the description for this third book in the series as I don’t want to risk reading any spoilers for The Power of Six. But I believe this book is told from Number Six’s perspective and I really can’t wait to hear Number Six’s story and see how the series has progressed.

    I am hoping this book will be action-packed and full of surprises, though I guess I’ll find out when I read it later this week.

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    Wishful Thinking reads:

    It’s more of a will be reading than a wishful thinking read, as there’s no way I can pass up the chance to read it, but I am so looking forward to Biting Cold by Chloe Neill, which releases this week.

    I probably should not be going off pile to read it, but there’s no way I can miss the chance to see what’s going on with Ethan and Merit. So, I think, for once, a wishful thinking read will be more than a wish.

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    Those left behind:

    I didn’t read either of my books from last week, but I will be reading them this week as I have some time off work and hope to spend much of that time relaxing and reading. I just hope I’ll be as productive with my reviews….

    I did end up reading Onyx last week and it was so incredibly awesome. So awesome. Now I am even more desperate to get my hands on Opal, the next book in the series. I will have my review up later this week as I’m on the ONYX Blog Tour, I just have to finish writing it… and editing out a few of  the “oh Daemon” comments I may have made throughout.

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    NetGalley Pile Adds:

    I was goaded into requesting a book from NetGalley, The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, as I was told it was awesome and that I had to request it. Thanks Jaime. So now I just have to read The Iron Knight which I kept putting down because I didn’t want the series to end.

    And while The Iron Prince is about Ethan, there are a few of my favorite characters from The Iron Fey series that I love that will be making an appearance in this book. Yay!

    Between the Authors Are Rockstars Tour, the Olympics and work, I haven’t gotten any time to read during the week. As I will be on vacation this week I hope to catch up on my reading because there are some seriously amazing books sitting on my TBR pile right now.

    I really wish I could figure out how to build more hours into a day. If anyone knows just how to do that, I’d love to know.

    Anyway….

    I hope you’ve received some amazing books this week and have a few awesome books on your pile. Happy reading!

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

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