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Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Releases and This Week in YA

by Kiersten White
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
Series: Paranormalcy #3
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Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.

The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.

So much for normal.
Review of Paranormalcy
Review of Supernaturally

Something Strange and Deadly
by Susan Dennard
Hardcover, ebook, 400 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen
Series:  Something Strange and Deadly #1
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The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Where We Belong
by Emily Giffin
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 372 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by St. Martin's Press
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Marian Caldwell is a thirty-six year old television producer, living her dream in New York City. With a fulfilling career and satisfying relationship, she has convinced everyone, including herself, that her life is just as she wants it to be. But one night, Marian answers a knock on the door . . . only to find Kirby Rose, an eighteen-year-old girl with a key to a past that Marian thought she had sealed off forever. From the moment Kirby appears on her doorstep, Marian’s perfectly constructed world—and her very identity—will be shaken to its core, resurrecting ghosts and memories of a passionate young love affair that threaten everything that has come to define her.

For the precocious and determined Kirby, the encounter will spur a process of discovery that ushers her across the threshold of adulthood, forcing her to re-evaluate her family and future in a wise and bittersweet light. As the two women embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives, each will come to recognize that where we belong is often where we least expect to find ourselves—a place that we may have willed ourselves to forget, but that the heart remembers forever.

Small Damages
Beth Kephart
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Philomel
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It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple.

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her.

The Girl with Borrowed Wings
by Rinsai Rossetti
Hardcover, 300 pages
Published July 19th 2012 by Dial
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A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be--if only she has the courage to take it.

Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy--a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free.

Red Heart Tattoo
by Lurlene McDaniel
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Random House Children's Books
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At 7:45 a.m. on the day before Thanksgiving break, a bomb goes off at Edison High. Nine people die instantly. Fifteen are critically injured. Twenty-two suffer less severe injuries. And one is blinded. Those who survive, struggle to cope with the loss and destruction. All must find new meaning for their lives as a result of something they may never understand.

Lurlene McDaniel's signature expertise and finesse in dealing with issues of violence, death, and physical as well as emotional trauma in the lives of teens is immediate and heartrending.

Wondering what's happening This Week in YA?  Make sure you check out TWiYA with Jeremy and Jeffrey West for book, movie, and publishing news!  Really, it's worth it just to see Jeremy dressed as Captain America....just sayin'.

What do you think? What are you looking forward to?  Personally, I can't wait to read Endlessly!  Oh, and Wicked as a movie?  Yes, PLEASE!


  1. I still have yet to read Supernaturally but I am very excited that Endlessly is now out. I already read Something Strange and Deadly which is a seriously awesome book.

  2. So excited for Endlessly and Something Strange & Deadly. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just finished reading Endlessly and it was so good. I am waiting for my copy of Something Strange and Deadly to come in!! Thanks for sharing the weeks releases.

  4. So many good books coming out! Something Strange and Deadly looks interesting. I have to remember to look for this when I go out to the bookstore again.


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