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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #101

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

    THE ALMOST TRUTH by Eileen Cook was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon Pulse, the print edition is 256 pages.

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    I am so happy that THE ALMOST TRUTH released this week. I’d had this book on my radar for ages and it looks like so much fun. I pre-ordered it a month ago and was thrilled when it finally downloaded on my Kindle on Monday midnight.

    I love that this story is about a girl with a less than stellar home life – a “delusional mom” and a “jailbird dad” – who decides to pull a con to get back her life savings. Savings that were stolen by her not-so-great mom.

    I cannot imagine what kind of con she’ll have to pull in order to get back the money she lost. And I can’t imagine how, in the middle of it all, she manages fall for a boy who happens to be the “wrong boy.” Of course this con is doomed to backfire. But I can’t wait to see just how it all goes down.

    This book sounds like it will a super quick read. And I just know that I’m going to have a lot of fun reading it and getting those answers for myself.

    While I won’t be able to officially add it to the pile this month, I just may end up going off-pile to read it.

    NEVER LET YOU GO by Emma Carlson Berne was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in paperback 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 256 pages.

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    NEVER LET YOU GO looks so freaking amazing. I already rambled about it endlessly in my Book Watch post. But I’m so super psyched that it now lives on my Kindle. Even though it does give me the chills.

    I can’t wait to find out just how “horribly wrong” the love triangle goes in this story. I can’t imagine things will end anywhere in the neighborhood of “happily ever after.” And I’m excited to read a story that just might be a bit more grim than the books I typically read.

    Two characters with chemistry and one who “doesn’t like to be ignored” does not sound like the best mix. And I can’t wait to see just what Anna does when Megan and Jordan make her feel left out.

    I love that the description promises a “very dark turn” and I can’t wait to take that turn with the characters. I really hope to be able to do so in the next couple of weeks.

    THE IMMORTAL CIRCUS by A.R Kahler was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in serial Kindle eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online exclusively at Amazon.

    The Kindle eBook is published by 47North.

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    When I first learned of THE IMMORTAL CIRUS I was so curious about it. I have read a few serial novels of the dark and morbid variety and I absolutely loved them. So I couldn’t wait to find out more about this book.

    The description had me instantly intrigued. A circus led by Mab, the Faerie Queen of the Winter Court. Mysterious deaths. A main character with a “bloody past.” And an rivalry between the courts. What more could I want in a book? An invitation.

    And the description offers just that. “The show’s just beginning. Step right up…”

    The first episode downloaded on my Kindle and I’m just dying to dive right in. But knowing I’ll have to wait two weeks before the next episode downloads, I may read it closer to that release date so the wait won’t be so torturous. But I might just give in. I’m so very tempted.

    RADIANT by Cynthia Hand was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by HarperTeen.

    RADIANT is an eBook novella in author Cynthia Hand’s UNEARTHLY series. It is set between books two and three. The third and final book in the series, BOUNDLESS, is slated for release on January 22, 2013.

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    When I heard that there was going to be an eNovella in the UNEARTHLY series entitled RADIANT I was so excited. I love this series by the author and am so unbelievably sad that it’s ending.

    It will be so interesting to read this story that takes place outside of Wyoming, in a totally different setting. But I can’t wait.

    I love that it alternates between Clara and Angela’s perspectives. But of course what I’m really dying to find out is what secret Angela’s been keeping about this “mysterious guy” and just how this summer “changes their lives forever.”

    I plan on reading this novella next week because there is no way I could wait any longer than that.

    BREATHLESS by Sophie Jordan was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by HarperCollins.

    BREATHLESS is a standalone eBook novella set in the author’s FIRELIGHT series.

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    Yes, I just had to buy BREATHLESS even though I haven’t yet read any of the books in the FIRELIGHT series. But I do own them all. So of course I had to pre-order this eNovella too.

    And as it is a standalone, it will be the perfect introduction to the series. Even the description agrees.

    I am totally curious to find out just what Az is and whether she’ll be able to keep her secret from Tate. The fact that this short story is a star-crossed love story totally has me desperate to read it.

    For a moment I thought that I might wait until I read the series before picking up this novella, but I don’t think I can. Wait, that is. I think I want to read it right now.

    WOLF PACT (Part Four) by Melissa de la Cruz was released in the U.S. on December 4, 2012 in eBook format only. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by Disney Hyperion.

    WOLF PACT Part 4 is the final of four installments from author Melissa de la Cruz’s WOLF PACT.

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    Yay! The final installment of WOLF PACT released this week. That means I can now read it in its entirety. Without waiting for each installment. I hate waiting.

    I have been wanting to read Bliss’s story ever since I heard there would be one. And now I finally can. I’m just so curious to see what happens to her and Lawson over the course of this four-part novel.

    I love that they’re able to travel back in time… though I’m really curious how they make that happen. And I can’t wait to see if they are able to “right the wrongs of their past.”

    Hopefully I’ll be able to read this later this month. It has been ages since I’ve read a book by this author and I’m desperate to get back into her amazing stories.

    Poison (Legacy #2) by Molly Cochran

    Pub. Date: December 4, 2012

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster

    (AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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    Burned (Pretty Little Liars #12) by Sara Shepard

    Pub. Date: December 4, 2012

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    This is an AWESOME week for releases. I keep fighting the urge to start reading more than one of the books I now have living on my Kindle. But I’m trying so very hard to stay on pile.

    Though it’s not working too well. Since a book that’s officially releasing next week showed up on my Kindle on Tuesday… apparently. (I didn’t find out it was there until late last night.) So of course I had to start reading it.

    Because it’s OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout. That’s right, a week early. And I just can’t resist. I can’t!

    I really hope to read all the books that have released this week in the next month or two. But I think I may be overly hopeful. We shall see. I have so many books I’m just dying to read that I’ve had for a bit longer, and I think I owe it to those books to keep them closer to the top of the pile.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed that there will be just a few less releases in the next couple of weeks because I know January is packed full of new releases that I must own. And I’m trying really, really hard to curb my book buying.

    But that, too, doesn’t seem to be working too well.

    Anyway…

    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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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #98

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

    These are books for the week of November 13th-November 19th that I have pre-ordered.

    SOUL SCREAMERS VOLUME TWO by Rachel Vincent was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Harlequin Teen, the print edition is 704 pages.

    SOUL SCREAMERS VOLUME TWO includes the full-length novels MY SOUL TO KEEP and MY SOUL TO STEAL along with the novella REAPER.

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    Okay, so I’ve read all the stories that are contained in SOUL SCREAMERS VOLUME TWO. More than once. But it’s so gorgeous I just had to pre-order a copy… or two. I have all the other books in print and I just know it will look amazing tucked between SSV1 and IF I DIE.

    This is one of my favorite series of all time and my heart is already breaking that I will have to say goodbye to it next year. But I hope that there will be a third and fourth volume with perhaps a new novella added to that final volume. My fingers are already crossed.

    As I know just how both books and the novella end in this volume I can’t possibly pretend to guess. But between Avari’s wicked ways and Sabine’s evil scheming, both full-length novels are the stuff of awesome.

    And finally getting the chance to see REAPER in print is something I’ve been waiting, wishing and hoping for, for a long, long time. Now if that delivery man would only get here soon….

    RENEGADE by J.A. Souders was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Tor Teen, the print edition is 368 pages.

    RENEGADE is the first book in the author’s The Elysium Chronicles.

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    I hadn’t heard much about RENEGADE until Jaime of Two Chicks on Books insisted this was amazing and that I had to read it asap. While it was available on NetGalley, as I knew I wouldn’t be able to read it early I immediately headed to Amazon to pre-order it for my Kindle.

    I’m now so very curious to meet Evelyn Winters and see what life is like in Elysium, an “underwater utopia.” Especially as this may not be a utopian society at all, since the description mentions “everything she knows is a lie.”

    I’m dying to find out why her memories have been altered and just who she’s under the control of. And I want to find out just what secret her mother has that “will destroy them all.”

    This book was moved to the top of my reading pile and I hope to be able to dive into it tonight.

    EXECUTION by Alexander Gordon Smith was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), the print edition is 320 pages.

    EXECUTION is the fifth and final book in the author’s Escape from Furnace series.

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    I have been waiting for what seems like forever for EXECUTION to be released. It finally downloaded to my Kindle some time after midnight but I didn’t get the chance to read it yet. And I’m a little terrified of starting it.

    I am almost positive I’m going to be heartbroken when this series ends. I am still so unbelievably sad about what has happened to certain of the characters and about what Alex has become.

    I spotlighted this for my Book Watch post last month but I’m now terrified to find out who wins in the end. The world has taken a darker turn with each installment in the series. And with a title like EXECUTION, I can only imagine things will get even darker.

    I am hopeful the “executed” will be who I want it to be. But even if that happens, I’m not at all confident that means a happy ending for Alex or his friends. And I’m more than nervous about checking out the series epilogue on the author’s website.

    Now I just have to get over my “series ending” fears and pick this book up later this week. If only it downloaded last night when I was feeling daring.

    BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Putnam Juvenile, the print edition is 384 pages.

    BLACK CITY is the first book in the author’s Black City Chronicles. The second book in the series, PHOENIX, is slated for release on June 4, 2013 and the third book, currently untitled, will release in 2014.

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    I only fairly recently – in the past three months or so – heard about BLACK CITY. I’d seen it around the blogosphere but hadn’t realized it was a YA release until I saw it on Parajunkee’s blog. And my curiosity was piqued.

    I received an ARC of BLACK CITY from the awesome Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, but haven’t yet had the chance to read it. Though I do now also have the eBook happily residing on my Kindle from my pre-order. Decisions… decisions….

    I love the first line of the description for this book – “A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war.” It’s gotten me so interested in finding out more about both the love story and the war.

    I am dying to find out what a Darkling is and why they are at war with the humans. I am so curious as to what this “mysterious connection” is that bonds Natalie and Ash, causing Ash’s heart to beat. And I’m hopeful that the choices they make don’t result in either or both of their deaths.

    I had hoped to read this early, but as that didn’t happen as planned, I am now hoping to put this back on top of the pile next week.

    BAD HAIR DAY by Carrie Harris was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 240 pages.

    BAD HAIR DAY is the second book in the author’s Kate Grable series. Also releasing today is a short story in the series entitled BAD YETI.

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    I have not yet read the first book in Carrie Harris’ series but I desperately want to. So, of course I had to pre-order BAD HAIR DAY, since I already own book one.

    I was so tempted to start the series last night before this sequel downloaded to my Kindle. Because, though I probably shouldn’t have, I did end up taking a peek at the description.

    And I love that this sequel takes on a new, hairy, paranormal element… possibly… rather than continuing the zombie menace.

    I can’t wait to meet Kate Grable and find out whether she’s just as good at sleuthing other types of attacks as she is zombie attacks. I really hope she is for her sake and for her peers’ sakes.

    And I love the last line in the description that says – “It’s scary. It’s twisted. It’s sick. It’s high school.” Yep, that about sums it up.

    Hopefully I’ll get to read this series over the long holiday weekend here in the U.S.

    REACHED by Ally Condie was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Dutton Juvenile, the print edition is 384 pages.

    REACHED is the third and final book in author Ally Condie’s Matched trilogy.

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    I have not started this series and now it’s ending with REACHED. I can’t believe it! I officially now own all the books in this series so there’s no reason why I shouldn’t start reading them. Because now I don’t have to wait to find answers.

    I want to meet Cassia and Ky and find out just what happens with these characters – whether they get a happy ending or whether their story ends in heartbreaking loss.

    I have not taken too close a look at the descriptions for these last two books because I want the story to be a surprise. But I am so curious to see how things play out.

    This series is touted as a best-selling series. And the covers are totally amazing. And now that I’ve become a fan of dystopian novels this one ranks at the top of my list of must-reads. I hope I can read all three books this December.

    ECHO by Alyson Noel was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover, paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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

    ECHO is the second book in author Alyson Noel’s Soul Seekers series. The third book in the series, MYSTIC, releases on May 7, 2013 and the fourth book, currently untitled, is slated for release in the fall of 2013.

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    I love Alyson Noel’s writing and the enchanting worlds she creates. And while I haven’t yet started this series I do own the first book and had pre-ordered ECHO which downloaded to my Kindle today.

    I am so very curious to meet the girl who can “navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead.” Although it sounds like things take a bit of a dark turn in this second book in the series. Dark sorcerers. An evil brother whose power is growing. The balance between good and evil at risk. The entire world in jeopardy. A horrifying prophecy. And an unthinkable sacrifice.

    Yes, this definitely sounds like it takes a turn. And with characters with super awesome names like Daire, Dace and Cade, this series is one I can’t wait to read about really, really soon.

    SPEED OF LIGHT by Amber Kizer was released in the U.S. today, November 13, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 544 pages.

    SPEED OF LIGHT is the third book in the author’s Fenestra series. Originally dubbed a trilogy, a fourth book, COUNTING TENS is slated for release in the spring of 2013.

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    I am so devastated I’ve fallen so far behind on this series. I pre-ordered SPEED OF LIGHT as soon as it was made available for the Kindle and I had hoped to be caught up with the series before this third book released. But sadly that did not happen.

    I loved getting to know Meridian in the first book in the series. I’d waited for ages until book two was released but got so busy on the blog I didn’t have time to read it when it finally was available. And now book three is out. Which means I have much catching up to do.

    Especially as it seems there will be a fourth book in the series, according to Goodreads. Though I’m wondering if it is a spinoff book from Tens’ perspective. I suppose I’ll have to wait just a bit longer to find out as the author’s website didn’t clue me in.

    I am not checking out the description as I want zero spoilers when I finally get the chance to read this book. But I loved the author’s writing in book one, I loved the idea of the Fenestra and I loved the characters she created. And I really, really hope to be able to catch up on this series before COUNTING TENS is available next spring.

    WOLF PACT Part 3 by Melissa de la Cruz was released today, November 13, 2012, in eBook format only. It is currently available to order online as an eBook at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by Disney Hyperion.

    WOLF PACT Part 3 is the third of four installments from author Melissa de la Cruz’s WOLF PACT. Part 4 is due out on December 4th.

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    I am waiting for all four parts of WOLF PACT to download before I start reading it. Because I don’t want to have to wait between each installment’s release. Though I probably then should have just purchased the completed eBook when it does release instead of pre-ordering each installment. Oh well.

    I did take a look at the description and it has piqued my curiosity. I want to know just what kind of trap Lawson lures Bliss into. And I want to know if they do fall in love. But as the description is vague about just what happens in this installment, I suppose I’ll have to read it to find out more.

    And once the final installment releases this December, I hope to find the answers I’ve been waiting for. But I can’t wait to read about Bliss in her very own novel, though I will always be partial to Schuyler and Jack and the rest of the Blue Bloods.

    Witch World by Christopher Pike

    Pub. Date: November 13, 2012

    Publisher: Simon Pulse

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    Available today for the Kindle…

    Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs

    Kindle Pub. Date: November 13, 2012

    Publisher: Entangled Teen

    (AMAZON)

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    Forgot to pre-order this novella, but I will be ordering it today!

    Bad Yeti (Kate Grable #1.5) by Carrie Harris

    Pub. Date: November 13, 2012

    Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

    (AMAZONBARNES & NOBLE)

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    This was a huge week for releases. I don’t even know how I’ll be able to catch up on all these new books let alone the series that I’m so behind on. But I will be reading RENEGADE and EXECUTION and BLACK CITY in the next week or two.

    And I will be gently petting SOUL SCREAMERS VOLUME TWO. No, I will not be breaking the spine on that book. The pretteh is only for looking at.

    Of course Amazon had to be difficult and instead of downloading all my books at nine o’clock local time, they waited until Midnight, at which time I was just about out cold and couldn’t possibly have read a thing.

    But I really must, must, must get caught up on Carrie Harris’s Kate Grable series and Amber Kizer’s Fenestra series. And if I don’t end up reading the Matched trilogy by year’s end, I’ll feel like a total fail.

    And though it’s not listed, I did end up pre-ordering Night’s Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost which I am so very interested in reading later this week.

    Anyway…

    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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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #95

    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 October 23rd-October 29th that I have pre-ordered.

    The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 544 pages.

    The Evolution of Mara Dyer is the second book in author Michelle Hodkin’s Mara Dyer series. The third book in the series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer is due out in 2013.

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    I am totally enamored of this series. I was intrigued prior to the release of The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and I’m even more excited for it now with the release of The Evolution of Mara Dyer, although I still haven’t been able to add book one to my reading pile.

    A situation I definitely plan to remedy this fall. But I just had to pre-order this second book in the series so that when I do get the chance to dive in, I will have both books to read.

    I did take a peek at the description – I know, I know, I really shouldn’t be doing that – but I am so curious to see what will happen in this second book. And it sounds even more intriguing than the first. Because I love when synopses are written in the format this one’s written in, which totally teases the story without revealing too much.

    It makes me want to know why Mara Dyer can’t run from her past. It makes me curious as to just what problems she’s having. It makes me desperate to know why the boy she loves is still keeping secrets. And it makes me anxious about just what choices “prove deadly.”

    And with the title of the third book in the series, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, I am very nervous about just where this series is headed. Though I can’t wait to find out.

    The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Harlequin TEEN, the print edition is 400 pages.

    The Lost Prince is the first book in author Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten spin-off series. The second book in the series, The Traitor Son, is slated for release in September 2013.

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    I am dying to read The Lost Prince. I have been dying to read it for a couple of months now, actually. But I still haven’t read The Iron Knight due to my aversion to ending the series I love. So I’ve had to wait.

    But now that I have the finished copy on my Kindle just begging to be read, I think I will finally be able to read The Iron Knight so that I can start this book, which I’ve already heard is amazing.

    I loved Meghan’s little brother Ethan in The Iron Fey series. And being able to read a series about him when he’s just a bit older and revisit this imaginative world the author created is so exciting.

    Of course I am just slightly hesitant to start on it due to the description’s warning that I will be demanding book two when I’ve read it. Which I have no doubt will be the case. So, I should probably wait until closer to the release of The Traitor Son.

    But somehow I don’t think that will happen. Not when the description mentions that “destiny comes for Ethan” and that “there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.”

    Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 464 pages.

    Finale is the fourth and final book in author Becca Fitpatrick’s Hush, Hush series.

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    I can’t believe this series is ending. Even if I didn’t allow myself to believe it, the title, Finale, sort of forces me to. When I heard of its upcoming release I stalked Amazon until it was finally made available for the Kindle so that I wouldn’t miss the chance to pre-order it. And it’s now officially in my collection.

    I am still behind on the series – I haven’t read Silence – but I decided at some point after that book’s release that I would wait until the final book in the series released and start the series from the beginning. Because I loved Crescendo but had an iffy reading experience with Hush, Hush due to bad Kindle formatting and a horrendous plane ride.

    So, I want to be able to re-experience the first two books, and then get the chance to move right into the final two books, so that I can follow Nora and Patch’s relationship from start to finish. I still can’t believe this series has ended!

    I did take a peek at the description for this book, too. And I am very nervous about whether their love story will end happily or whether it will end with them as the enemies they’re meant to be. I am also very curious about which friend betrays them both.

    I plan to start my series read in December and I don’t think it will take more than a week to devour all four books. I am hoping by reading all four books in a row that it will keep me so wrapped up in the world that I’ll forget the series has ended and that I couldn’t possibly let that happen by reading Finale.

    Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 454 pages.

    Beautiful Redemption is the fourth and final book in the authors Caster Chronicles.

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    I am heartbroken that this series is ending with Beautiful Redemption. But I am glad that I now have Ethan and Lena’s entire story, even though I am not caught up on the series.

    Yes, another series that I love that I’ve fallen behind on. But with my new reading goals, and with the entire series now released, I will be reading Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Redemption very soon.

    The title for this last book in the series is my favorite, though Beautiful Chaos is a close second, and has me so very curious about just who will be redeemed. I am so very hopeful that their love story will end happily and that they will be able to “rewrite their fate.” Though I’m very nervous that won’t happen.

    As I’ve nattered on and on in my Book Watch post the other week, I will only say that I am keeping my fingers crossed that Lena’s vow to “do whatever it takes” to get Ethan back won’t be the very thing that keeps them apart.

    Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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

    Sacrifice is the third book in author Cayla Kluver’s Legacy series.

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    I have yet to read the books in the Legacy series but I just had to add Sacrifice to my collection this week. I own the first two books in the series – Legacy and Allegiance – and I couldn’t resist the chance to add this third book.

    Because this series sounds unbelievably epic. Battling Kingdoms. Dark legacies. Magic. An ill-fated love story. And now two main characters whose stories intertwine.

    I am just so curious to meet Alera and Shaselle. I want to know just what they are conspiring and if it will lead them to freedom. The description hints that in order for them to succeed they must each sacrifice something. And I am eager to find out just what that is.

    I hope to add this entire series to my reading pile this winter as there’s nothing quite like an epic and magical story to make me forget how short the days are.

    Wolf Pact (Part Two) by Melissa de la Cruz releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in eBook format only and is available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Disney Hyperion, the print length is 43 pages.

    Wolf Pact (Part Two) is the second of four installments that comprise the author’s full-length novel, Wolf Pact, the first in this spin-off series.

    ***

    As I’m a fan of eBooks, and because the print and eBook editions of the complete book were unavailable to pre-order, I’ve pre-ordered each installment in Wolf Pact. Though I don’t plan on reading them until they’ve all been released.

    I am super excited that this series is finally being released. I feel like I’ve waited forever to read Bliss Llewellyn’s story. While Jack and Schuyler will always be my favorite characters from Blue Bloods, I can’t help but be curious about Bliss’s story.

    And I am very curious to see just what happens when she finds the Hounds of Hell and meets Lawson.

    Foundation by Ann Aguirre releases in the U.S. today, October 23, 2012, in eBook format only and is available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Tor Books, the print length is 18 pages.

    Foundation is a short novella in the author’s Razorland series.

    ***

    Ann Aguirre’s Razorland series is one I just know I will love. I own both eBooks and have Outpost in audiobook format, so I just had to buy this short novella, Foundation. Especially since it tells the story of why humans were forced below ground.

    But, I’m also definitely curious about just whose point of view the story is told from, since the description mentions it’s someone with “influence over the fate of many.”

    I will be reading – and listening to – this series in November, though I will have to try and resist the urge to read this story first.

    Blind Spot by Laura Ellen

    Pub. Date: October 23, 2012

    Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books

    (AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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    Destiny Rising (The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Vol. 1) by L.J. Smith

    Pub. Date: October 23, 2012

    Publisher: HarperTeen

    (AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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    What the Spell (Part 2) by Brittany Geragotelis

    Pub. Date: October 23, 2012

    Publisher:

    (AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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    With five full-length books and two shorter eBooks being added to my collection this week, I have quite a bit of reading to do if I want my TBR pile not to get too out of control… or any more OOC than it already is.

    But there are some seriously amazing books releasing this week, with two series I love coming to an end. As I am behind on each and every one of them I have a lot of catching up to do. But as every one of those series is on my must reads list I have no doubt I will be reading them soon.

    I’m sure I’m missing some wicked awesome books as I haven’t had the chance to scope out the publishers’ catalogs as of late. So if there are any books I’ve missed that are a must, I would love it if you let me know.

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

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

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    Book Watch: Releasing This Week #92

    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 October 2nd-October 8th that I have pre-ordered.

    Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in eBook format. It is currently available to order online in eBook format only at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook is published by HarperCollins.

    Destroy Me is a novella in the Shatter Me series by author Tahereh Mafi. The second full-length book in the series, Unravel Me, is slated for release on February 5, 2013.

    ***

    Okay, so I’ve read Unravel Me, which means that I’m more excited than ever to read this short novella about Warner. I am so excited Destroy Me is finally out and hope to destroy it – yes, I said that – in a day or two, because I just can’t wait.

    I’m desperate for the release of Unravel Me, so this is the perfect way to bridge the gap. And although I’ve already read it, Unravel Me’s release would mean I’m that much closer to getting my hands on the next book in the series.

    I am just dying to find out how this story plays out from Warner’s POV. Seeing things from Juliette’s perspective is awesome, but getting a peek into Warner’s mind would be even more amazing.

    Yes, I am Team Warner, though I love, love, love Adam. And you can bet, I’ll be reading Destroy Me this week.

    Poison Princess by Kresley Cole was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 384 pages.

    Poison Princess is the first book in author Kresley Cole’s Arcana Chronicles.

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    I’m so freaking excited that Poison Princess has landed on my Kindle. I don’t know if I’ll be able to read it in the next day or two, but I will be reading it this week. I traded for a copy ages ago, but not for me as I hadn’t really heard much about the book. But once I did check out the description I was dying to read it.

    It’s post-apocalyptic. It’s dark. It’s sexy. And I’m so unbelievably anxious to meet Jack Deveaux, Cajun accent and all.

    As I’ve already rambled on endlessly in my Book Watch post, I won’t go on here, but just re-reading those passages and checking out the excerpts on the author’s website make it harder and harder for me to resist the temptation to drop everything to read it.

    I hope to will get the chance later this week.

    The Suburban Strange by Nathan Kotecki was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, the print edition is 368 pages.

    ***

    I can’t believe it’s October and The Suburban Strange released today. I’d been dying to read it and just got the chance to pick up the ARC late last night. Of course I’m now tempted to read the finished eBook instead.

    I only just got the chance to meet Celia and get a taste of the author’s writing which is very different from what I had expected based on the book’s description. But it has such a unique style to it that I already can’t wait to find out more. I’m very intrigued.

    I am super curious about the Kind and the Unkind and why girls are having “near-fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays.” And I hope all will be answered later this week when I’ve finished reading.

    Breathe by Sarah Crossan was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins, the print edition is 384 pages.

    Breathe is the first book in the author’s series of the same name. The second book in the series, Resist, is slated for release on October 10, 2013.

    ***

    I have wanted to read this book since the second I first heard about it. The idea behind Breathe sounded so amazing that I just had to have it. I did get an early copy but hadn’t had the chance to read it early, though I will be reading it. And very, very soon.

    Because I want to find out more about this world where oxygen is manufactured, where survivors rely upon a corporation to provide the very air they need to breathe.

    I want to meet Alina, Quinn and Bea. I want to take the journey with them as they leave the protection of their homes and head to the Outlands with only two days worth of breathable air.

    I’m anxious. I’m scared for the characters. But that won’t prevent me from finding out more – like is there a way to survive in the Outlands? Is everything the corporation told them a lie? If they have to turn back will they have enough air to do so?

    I’m holding my breath just a little bit in anticipation. And I really hope to be able to read this next week.

    Whispers at Moonrise by C.C. Hunter was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in paperback and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 400 pages.

    Whispers at Moonrise is the fourth book in the author’s Shadow Falls series. The fifth book in the series, Chosen at Nightfall, is slated for release in April 2013.

    ***

    I don’t know where the time goes. I’m so behind on this series and yet I keep acquiring each of the books because I really do want to catch up on it some day.

    I loved meeting Kylie and Della and Lucas and I want to read Whispers at Moonrise to find out just where they are right now. But I won’t take a longer look at the description although I’d read the first sentence which promises it is the “most explosive installment yet.”

    I have a bit of catching up to do as I’d only read the first book and the novella, but I know it was a super quick and easy read and I hope to be able to read books two, three and four later this fall, so that I’ll be able to read the fifth book in the series, Chosen at Nightfall when it releases next spring.

    Feedback by Robison Wells was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by HarperTeen, the print edition is 320 pages.

    Feedback is the sequel to author Robison Wells’ Variant.

    ***

    I didn’t discover Variant until right around its release date, but when I read the description and one or two reviews I just knew that it was a book that I would love. And while I haven’t had the chance to add it to my reading pile, I’ve been keeping an eye on the series and pre-ordered the second book in the series so that I could have both to read back-to-back.

    I did end up taking a peek at the description and I’m hoping I forget it when I read book one as there are some things that may be spoiler-y. But I can’t wait to meet Benson Fisher and find out just what happened in Variant and see what horrors he faces in Feedback. It sounds like things get even more dangerous for him.

    With words like “twisted” and “sinister” I can’t wait to get started on this series. And as this sequel promises answers, twists and turns I am so glad that I don’t have to wait to read both books.

    Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in paperback, audio and eBook formats. It is currently available to order online in all formats at Amazon and in paperback and eBook formats at Barnes & Noble.

    Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 304 pages.

    Death and the Girl Next Door is the first book in the author’s Darklight series.  The second book, Death, Doom, and Detention, is slated for release on March 5, 2013 and the third book in the series, Death and Other Distractions, is also slated for release in 2013.

    ***

    I am not sure where I heard of this book, but I know it was on a blog. And the second I’d read the description I just had to pre-order it. Death and the Girl Next Door is an intriguing title. And the description made me instantly curious to find out just what happened to Lorelei’s parents.

    I want to know why Cameron Lusk stalks her and lurks outside of her house every night. I want to know who this Jared Kovach and why things are complicated with his arrival at Lorelei’s school. I’m dying to find out just why they “instantly despise” one another. And I’m super curious as to why Jared might know something about Lorelei’s parents.

    Just re-reading the description makes me want to pick it up right now and find answers. Although the fact that it is a series makes me a little worried I won’t get all of them and may end up left on a cliff.

    The description promises a “thrilling, sassy, sexy, and inventive” read and I can’t wait to discover it for myself.

    Wolf Pact: Part One by Melissa de la Cruz was released in the U.S. today, October 2, 2012, in eBook format. It is currently available to order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook format only.

    A print edition was released on September 25, 2012 but is currently unavailable at Amazon.

    Published by Hyperion Books for Children, the print edition is 256 pages.

    Part Two is slated for release on October 23, 2012, Part Three will release on November 13, 2012 and Part Four will be available on December 4, 2012.

    ***

    I have been waiting for this spinoff series forever. While I’m just a little bit confused about the differences between the print edition and the eBook’s four-part release schedule, I am just so happy to finally get a chance to read more about Bliss Llewellyn and the wolves.

    While I love the blue bloods more, I couldn’t help but like Bliss, and when I heard that there would be stories about her that would further expand this world, I was stoked. And now I can’t wait to meet this Lawson who sounds dangerous and exciting and find out just how Bliss will be able to help him defeat the Hounds of Hell and save the love of his life, Tala.

    I may wait until part two comes out to read this first book. As it’s only a few weeks away, it won’t be too long a wait. But as I’ve been waiting a long time already, I may just give in to temptation and start it sooner.

    Demon Eyes by Scott Tracey will be released in the U.S. on October 8, 2012 in paperback format.  It is currently available to pre-order online in paperback format at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    The eBook formats were released on October 1, 2012 and are available to order at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

    Published by Flux, the print edition is 408 pages.

    Demon Eyes is the second book in author Scott Tracey’s Witch Eyes series. The third and final book in the series, Phantom Eyes, is slated for release in 2013.

    ***

    This second book in the series was amazing. I loved Witch Eyes but Demon Eyes blew that first book out of the water. I already loved the characters so getting a longer look at who they are, the situation they’re in and just how things end up was unbelievably awesome.

    So of course I had to buy not only the eBook but the print edition. Which I’m still waiting on as it doesn’t release until the 8th. Though they were shipping things a bit early so it could be in my mailbox right now….

    While I have read Demon Eyes more times than I’d like to admit, I will be reading it again, hopefully later this week. Because I want to find out just what might have changed in the final version.

    As I have read the book I can’t speculate as to what might have happened in this installment, but it is action-packed. There is an ending which is jaw-dropping. And, yes, the description is totally spoiler-y for the first book in the series.

    I will say no more, or else I might inadvertently spoil one or two things, because I’m just dying to talk to someone about them….

    ***

    Through to You by Emily Hainsworth

    Pub. Date: October 2, 2012

    Published by: Balzer + Bray

    (AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE)

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    Another eight books downloaded last night, plus my eBook copy of Demon Eyes landed on my Kindle on Monday night, so I have a reading pile I’m just dying to dive into right about now.

    While I’ve read Demon Eyes more than a few times, I’m itching to pick it up just one more time before its print edition release later this week. Maybe something changed in the final version that hadn’t existed in the eARC. And of course I must know.

    But I’m also dying to read Breathe and Destroy Me and Poison Princess. And I must get caught up on Robison Wells’ series because I heard Variant was amazing.

    I am trying to ignore television’s fall lineup and focus on reading, which I haven’t been completely successful at so far, but I’ve managed to read a couple of books in the past three days, so it’s not a total fail.

    I really hope that next week and the week thereafter are a little slower as I’ll never get caught up on my reads with eight or nine books downloading each week. As I haven’t checked my pre-orders, I’m just not sure. But my fingers are crossed.

    And as I haven’t checked out the non-YA releases in a long while I’m super curious as to what I might be missing by some of those favorite authors of mine. Perhaps if next week is a bit slower I might take some time to find out.

    Anyway, I hope that you haven’t missed any awesome releases this week that you’ve been dying to acquire! I don’t think I’ve missed any. Well, I hope not….

    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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