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So Many Books, So Little Time [17]

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Here are some of the books that I discovered over the past couple of weeks scheduled for release that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I will pay, beg and contemplating stealing (mwahahaha) for one of them.

Witches of East End
by Melissa de la Cruz
Releases on 6/21/11

The two novels will follow the lives of the Beauchamp girls, who live in the fictional town of North Hampton, as they struggle to stop an arch nemesis and restore the delicate balance between good and evil. De la Cruz will weave characters from her best-selling Blue Bloods young adult series into this new paranormal series for adults.
The Fox Inheritance 
by Mary E. Pearson
Releases on 8/30/11

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.

Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.

Everyone except Jenna Fox.

After Obsession 
by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel
Releases on 9/05/11

There is a river spirit tormenting a town in Maine. Two teens named Amie and Alan, battle it when it tries to possess Alan’s cousin and Amie’s best friend.
Enthralled
by a slew of awesome YA authors
Releases on 9/20/11


- Giovanni’s Farewell by Claudia Gray
- Scenic Route by Carrie Ryan
- IV League by Margaret Stohl
- Red Run by Kami Garcia
- Things About Love by Jackson Pearce
- Niederwald by Rachel Vincent
- --- by Melissa Marr
- Facing Facts by Kelley Armstrong
- Let’s Get This Undead Show on the Road by Sarah Rees Brennan
- Bridge by Jeri Smith-Ready
- Skin Contact by Kimberly Derting
- Leaving by Ally Condie
- At the Late Night Double Feature Picture Show by Jessica Verday
- Gargouille by Mary E. Pearson
- The Third Kind by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
- Automatic by Rachel Caine

Lola and the Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins
Releases on 9/29/11

In this companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss, two teens discover that true love may be closer than they think.

For budding costume designer Lola Nolan, the more outrageous, the outfit—more sparkly, more fun, more wild—the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins move back into the house next door.

When the family returns and Cricket—a gifted inventor and engineer—steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Variant
by Robison Wells
Releases on 10/1/11

Benson Fisher thought a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life.

He was wrong.

Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive.

Where breaking the rules equals death.

But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.

Beautiful Chaos
by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Releases on 10/18/11

Ethan Wate thought he was getting used to the strange, impossible events happening in Gatlin, his small Southern town. But now that Ethan and Lena have returned home, strange and impossible have taken on new meanings. Swarms of locusts, record-breaking heat, and devastating storms ravage Gatlin as Ethan and Lena struggle to understand the impact of Lena's Claiming. Even Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals is affected - and their abilities begin to dangerously misfire. As time passes, one question becomes clear: What - or who - will need to be sacrificed to save Gatlin?

For Ethan, the chaos is a frightening but welcome distraction. He's being haunted in his dreams again, but this time it isn't by Lena - and whatever is haunting him is following him out of his dreams and into his everyday life. Even worse, Ethan is gradually losing pieces of himself - forgetting names, phone numbers, even memories. He doesn't know why, and most days he's too afraid to ask.

Sometimes there isn't just one answer or one choice. Sometimes there's no going back. And this time there won't be a happy ending.

Crossed
by Ally Condie
Releases on 11/01/11


In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia’s quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander — who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia’s heart — change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.
 
Wherever You Go
by Heather Davis
Releases on 11/14/11

Seventeen-year-old Holly Mullen has felt lost and lonely ever since her boyfriend, Rob, died in a tragic accident. The fact that she has to spend most of her free time caring for her little sister and Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather doesn’t help. But Holly has no idea that as she goes about her days, Rob’s ghost is watching over her. He isn’t happy when he sees his best friend, Jason, reach out to help Holly with her grandfather—but as a ghost, he can do nothing to stop it. Is his best friend really falling for his girlfriend?

As Holly wonders whether to open her heart to Jason, the past comes back to haunt her. Her grandfather claims to be communicating with the ghost of Rob. Could the messages he has for Holly be real? And if so, how can the loved ones Rob left behind help his tortured soul make it to the other side?

Told from the perspectives of Holly, Jason, and Rob, Wherever You Go is is a poignant story about making peace with the past, opening your heart to love, and finding the courage to move forward into the light.
These are just some of the one's that I'm looking forward to. Which books are you dying to get your hands on?

7 comments:

Liz. R said...

Ooh they all look good! I'm especially excited for Beautiful Chaos and Lola and the Boy Next Door (if it's anything like Anna and the French Kiss, it'll be amazing). Thanks for sharing! :)

Alison's Book Marks said...

I want them ALL. You just listed the best of the best in YA fiction coming up!

I especially can't wait for Crossed and Beautiful Chaos, but I NEED to get my hands on Entralled.

I was lucky enough to get a copy of Witches of East End...when I finish it, I'd be more than happy to pass it on to you! (It's on my nightstand to start tonight!)

cynthiagarrido2004 said...

OHH YA books are so good

Lily Child said...

Looking forward to soooo many of these!!! My bookshelf groans at the thought! :P

My anxious life said...

Looks like you have a lot of books coming up!! Love it!

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Lily Child said...

Oh man, these all look SO GOOD. I am having a major squee fest at the moment! :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooooooooooo so many good ones.

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