So Many Books, So Little Time [9]

Here are some of the books that I discovered this week scheduled for release that I cannot wait to get my hands on. I will pay, beg and maybe even stand in line somewhere to get these.

by Michael Northrop
Releases on 1/01/11

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive....

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision....
Across the Universe
by Beth Revis
Releases on 1/11/11

A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone-one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship-tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
Here Lies Bridget
by Paige Harbison
Releases on 2/1/11

Heroine, Bridget Duke, rules her high school, but when she crashes her car and ends up in limbo, she must confront the people she has wronged, all of whom want her to go to hell. The outcome of these meetings will decide her final destination. 

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
by Carolyn Turgeon
Releases on 3/03/11

The story of two very different women, one mortal, one mermaid, and the clash between worlds best kept apart... It is a cold day at the end of the world when a young woman, a princess in hiding, looks out across a Northern sea and sees something she could not have seen. It can't be. It looks like a mermaid's tail. And, as she looks more closely, she sees that the mermaid is dragging a drowning sailor in her arms. Because, only hours before, another princess, the daughter of the sea queen, has decided to risk everything and take a look at the world above the sea: the world of mortals. And there she finds a storm, a shipwreck, a sailor, and sets in train events which will change both women's worlds forever.
Queen in Exile
by Donna Hatch
Releases on 3/23/11

Rumors of war hang over Princess Jeniah's peaceful country of Arden, a land that shuns both magic and warfare. Following a lifelong dream, Jeniah forms a telpathic bond with a revered creature called a chayim, who is prophesied to save her kingdom. But when a Darborian knight comes upon Jeniah with her chayim, he sees only a vicious monster about to devour a maiden, and he slays the beast.

Devastated by the loss of her chayim, and fearing that her own magic is evil, Jeniah doubts her destiny. When an enemy invades Arden City, they slaughter the people, storm the castle, and execute the entire royal family except the princess. Rescued by the knight who slew her chayim, Jeniah is now heir to the throne of Arden and the only hope for freeing her people from tyranny.

On the run and hunted by enemy soldiers, Jeniah must place her life and the fate of her kingdom in the hands of this trained killer. Torn between embracing her destiny as queen of Arden, and her love for a mere knight, she must ultimately rely on her magic to save herself and her people from death and tyranny.
Haunting Violet
by Alyxandra Harvey
Releases on 6/21/11

Violet Willoughby doesn't believe in ghosts. But they believe in her. After spending years participating in her mother's elaborate ruse as a fraudulent medium, Violet is about as skeptical as they come in all matters supernatural. Now that she is being visited by a very persistent ghost, one who suffered a violent death, Violet can no longer ignore her unique ability. She must figure out what this ghost is trying to communicate, and quickly because the killer is still on the loose. 

Afraid of ruining her chance to escape her mother's scheming through an advantageous marriage, Violet must keep her ability secret. The only person who can help her is Colin, a friend she's known since childhood, and whom she has grown to love. He understands the true Violet, but helping her on this path means they might never be together. Can Violet find a way to help this ghost without ruining her own chance at a future free of lies?
Sometimes it Happens
by Lauren Barnholdt
Releases on 7/12/11

On the last day of her junior year, Hannah's boyfriend Ryan dumped her. Facing a summer of loneliness, Hannah turns to her best friend Ava for comfort. Ava does what BFFs do: she stays by Hannah's side...until it's time for Ava to head up to Maine for the summer. Also left behind is Ava's boyfriend, Noah, who's such a great guy he gets Hannah a job at the diner he waits tables at. Slowly, Hannah comes out of her funk thanks to Noah's good conversation and their fun times at the diner. But things get complicated when their friendship turns into attraction--and one night, into a passionate kiss. The novel opens on the first day of senior year; the day Hannah is going to see Ava, Ryan, and Noah all in one place. Over the course of the day secrets and betrayals are revealed, and alliances are broken and reformed. In the end, everyone is paired up once again, but not the way you might think... 
These are just some of the one's that I'm looking forward to. Which books are you dying to get your hands on?


Tales of Whimsy said...

WHOA! What an amazing stack. I want Mermaid. I want to try Trapped. And I'm itching to try Across the Universe. Enjoy :)

Unknown said...

The title of your post wraps up exactlyl what I'm feeling this week!! Great books, happy reading1

Sabrina said...

All of the books sound great and the covers are amazing! Love it when publishers really care about beautiful covers.

Nonimor said...

Wow, you really do have eclectic taste!! I love reading too. When I was a kid I used to hug a book after I was done reading it. If it was good enough. Sort of like a book review.

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Gosh, so all I have to do is find these and you'll be my bitch? Yes! **skips away to hunt**

Rebecca Rasmussen said...

These look like a lot of fun -- and I agree with Sabrina; really gorgeous covers!

Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

I have been dying to read Queen in Exile! I saw it on some book sites for sale, but it was so pricey! I want all of those books actually but that one in particular intrigues me. Thanks for showcasing them!

Michelle said...

You're right! There are so many books and so little time to enjoy them all :) These are some great selections.

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I could pretty much copy and paste your list! What a bunch of awesome books, most looking forward to Trapped, Across the Universe, and Here Lies Bridget.

Jan von Harz said...

Love to read each one of these. Check by my 21 Day Blogoversary & Birthday Giveaway as I will be giving Across the Universe away alon with other great ARC's.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Across the Universe seems to be a popular wishlist item. Sometimes I wish I read more YA but honestly I don't need another genre that I live for LOL

Lisa said...

I'm looking forward to Trapped and Across the Universe too! I can't wait to read these.

Anonymous said...

ahhh, so many good books, really want mermaid, queen in exile =D =D awesome blog!

Now a follower!


Anonymous said...

Mermaid looks wonderful and the cover is gorgeous.

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